Richmond Broward Pitts has entered the race for Calhoun County Tax Collector. He is running with no party affiliation. Pitts will face the winner of the democratic primary between incumbent Becky Trickey-Smith and Ruby K. Clark. The primary is set for Aug. 14 with the general election Nov. 6.
Calhoun County Judge Kevin Grover will remain in office another term as he has been unopposed. Today at noon was the last day for any candidates to qualify in judicial races. Congratulations to Judge Grover!
Lee Lee Brown has filed his letter of intent to run for county commissioner in district 1. He is running as a democrat and will go up against Fred D. Blankenship and Nathan Goodman in the democratic primary Aug. 14. The top vote getter will go up against the republican primary winner between Glenn A. Byler and Jerry Guilford, along with James Grover (NPA), in the general election Nov. 6.
When a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) investigator and a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper began investigating suspicious activity at an Altha home over a year ago, they had no idea the kind of case they were about to crack. But after a little digging, it was clear they had stumbled upon a major drug ring with ties to a Mexican cartel. [Full Story »]
Glenn A. Byler has filed his letter of intent to run for county commissioner in district 1. He is running as a Republican and will face Jerry Guilford in the primary Aug. 14. Nathan Goodman and Fred Blankenship will face off on the democratic ballot that same day. The winner of both the republican and democratic primary elections will go up against James Grover (NPA) in the general election Nov. 6.
Poney B. Adams has filed his letter of intent to run for Calhoun County Sheriff. He is running as a Republican. Adams will go up against the winner of the democratic primary between Roman Wood and Glenn Kimbrel, as well as three candidates running with no party affiliation - James "Jimmy" Baggett, Kenneth Futch and Earl Hunt. The general election is set for Nov. 6.
Do you want to be in a TV commercial? The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown will be filming a TV commercial on Tuesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Settlement is looking for locals to portray "regular folks having a good time at the Settlement." Please arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. central time. Dress in normal clothing. Bring your kids or grandkids and a sack lunch.
The family of Tranum McLemore is requesting an independent investigation of his death case.
According to Klenton McLemore, the brother of the BMS coach who died at his Bristol home April 4 from multiple gunshot wounds, he feels there are too many inconsistencies in the case. Klenton says he is not convinced his brother's death is a suicide.
McLemore is requesting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appoint a state attorney outside the Liberty County area to investigate the matter.
In addition, McLemore is asking the public for their assistance. He asks anyone with information on this case to please contact him at 334-701-3645. You may remain anonymous.
A sausage wrap sale will be Friday morning, Apr. 6, from 6:30 a.m. until on the corner of SR 20 and 71 in Blountstown to raise funds for the BHS Tiger weighlifting team's trip to the state finals in Kissimmee. Come out and support the Tigers! Wraps are selling for only $2 each.
Glenn Kimbrel, the former Blountstown Police Chief, has filed his letter of intent to run for Calhoun County Sheriff. He is running as a democrat. Kimbrel will face Roman Wood in the democratic primary. The winner will go up against James "Jimmy" Baggett, Ken Futch and Earl Hunt (all NPA) in the general election in November.
Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers has provided more details on last Wednesday night's death of Blountstown Middle School coach, Tranum McLemore.
"She had to leave to save her life," Sheriff Conyers says of Winter McLemore, Tranum's wife. Sheriff Conyers went on to say McLemore had become violent with Winter during an argument, to the point he was choking her.
As she left the house, Sheriff Conyers says Winter reported hearing two gunshots. A neighbor confirmed hearing the shots and seeing Winter running from the house. The neighbor reported hearing multiple shots after Winter drove away.
Sheriff Conyers says Winter's clothing was tested for gun powder residue and she is not a suspect. "She didn’t kill him," he tells The County Record. "I’m convinced it was self-inflicted and there was nobody else involved."
More details will be reported in this week's print edition of The County Record, on news stands Wednesday morning.