Picking Up The Pieces In Blountstown, Part 1


Small, rural towns like Altha, Bristol, Chipley, and Blountstown dot our Florida panhandle. While Hurricane Michael devastated better known locales like Panama City and Mexico Beach, those lesser known inland outposts also took a knockout punch. WFSU’s Mike Plummer visited one of those outposts, the rural town of Blountstown to see how some of the forgotten Floridians are picking up the pieces.

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Mike Plummer is a content producer and editor for television at WFSU Public Media. He spent 25 years in commercial television as an art director, commercial director, promotion manager, station manager and creative services director before coming to WFSU in 2008. Mike likes to find the “unusual” or “out of the ordinary” stories in our Local Routes. He says the best part of his job is getting to know people he would otherwise probably not get a chance to meet. Mike is widowed, has two terriers named Truman and Dexter, and is constantly at war with the vines growing in his backyard.