RECORD BREAKING SIGNING DAY at VHS ……….

Every senior football player signs for the Vernon Yellow Jackets For the first time in school history every senior football player at Vernon High School has an opportunity to continue their education and football career at the next level. Although no players received a 100% athletic scholarship many will pay very little after their athletic and […]

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Obituary for Paul Pate Gordy ………

Obituary for Paul Pate Gordy ………

Paul Pate Gordy, 93, of Chipley, departed on his final mission on February 7, 2016 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am CST, Saturday, February 13, 2015 at Chipley First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am CST at the John Wesley building at the First United […]

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Washington County Republican Party Holds ‘Meet The Candidates’ Social in Chipley ……..

Washington County Republican Party Holds ‘Meet The Candidates’ Social in Chipley ……..

Many Republican candidates from most of the major political races in Washington County, Florida participated in a ‘Meet the Candidates’ gathering at the Vance Theater in Downtown Chipley on Monday, February 8, 2016.   All candidates took advantage of the opportunity to introduce themselves and explain why they are running for their respective offices, as […]

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New business opening in Vernon Feb. 12th ………….

New business opening in Vernon Feb. 12th ………….

Open House starting at 12:30 p.m.  

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Welcome Winter’s Chill With the Taste of Fresh Pears ………

Welcome Winter’s Chill With the Taste of Fresh Pears ………

(NewsUSA) – Winter is here. While thoughts of orchards hanging heavy with fruit may feel like a distant memory, fresh, U.S.-grown pears are at their prime. This year’s pear crop — as many as 10 varieties — are in stores now, and abundant throughout the winter months.   Eating nutrient-packed pears as a snack or […]

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Community invited to free business workshop February 15 ………

Community invited to free business workshop February 15 ………

~ Improve your business – learn from an online media marketing expert ~ Panama City, FL ­– The Enactus club, a student entrepreneurial organization at Gulf Coast State College, will offer a free workshop targeted at local business owners. The 60-minute session is designed to improve small businesses through best practices in online marketing. The […]

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Obituary for Catheryn Louise Worrell Williams ……

Catheryn Louise Worrell Williams, age 92, passed from this life Thursday, February 4, 2016. Catherryn was born February 7, 1924 in Parker, Washington to Anna Catheryn and George Harlan Mitchell. She was the 11th and final child born into the family. She married Herbert R. Worrell when he came home on furlough from the Navy […]

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Apalachicola National Forest plans nighttime burn out near Wood Lake Landing …………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 9, 2016—For Immediate Release. The Apalachicola National Forest plans two burn outs around Wood Lake Landing recreation area as a result of a wildfire, which started at approximately 5:41 p.m. last night. Wakulla County Fire Rescue responded to the initial report and arrived on scene first to discover the wildfire was on […]

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Gov. Rick Scott Thanks CDC for 950 Zika Antibody Tests ………

State Waiting for CDC Conference Call with Hospital Workers SARASOTA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent 950 Zika antibody tests to Florida. The antibody tests allow individuals, especially pregnant women and new mothers, to see if they ever had the Zika virus. Last week, […]

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Family Farm ……….

Family Farm ……….

Old School, New: Family Farm Evolves GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 8, 2016— Things have changed a lot in 150 years since the Davis family started farming in Jackson County, Florida. Instead of walking behind mule-pulled plows, they ride in air conditioned, self-driving, GPS-guided 295-horsepower tractors. Sonny Davis, the oldest of five brothers, is a little leery […]

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Louretta C. Price will speak on ‘Selma to Montgomery’ Feb. 21st ……..

“Selma to Montgomery: Bridge Into History” (Her Story)     In honor of Black History Month Mrs. Louretta C. Price-Wimberly returns to Chipley on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 11 am. to speak at the historic Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church which was established seven years after the Emancipation Proclamation. She is a former Washington […]

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CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT, QUEEN AND MR. CHIPOLA ……….

CHIPOLA HOMECOMING COURT, QUEEN AND MR. CHIPOLA ……….

Olivia Saunders of Chipley was crowned Chipola College Homecoming Queen, and Andrew Bennett of Blountstown was crowned Mr. Chipola 2016 on Feb. 6.     The Chipola College Homecoming Court is, from left: Anthony Severson of Graceville, Maddy Christmas of Marianna, Edward Arroyo of Marianna, Aaliyah Raines of Sneads, 2015 Queen Sara Kaye Compton of […]

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Editorial by Jack Payne ………

By Jack Payne jackpayne@ufl.edu @JackPayneIFAS Weddings, U-picks, and corn mazes make Florida farms family places. You can take your kids to see, feel, and taste the real Florida. Those visits also help keep farming families intact. You see, most Florida farmers have day jobs off the ranch and beyond the fields. They can’t make it […]

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March 1st deadline for property tax exemptions …….

NOTICE FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER GIL CARTER. March 1st is the deadline to apply for Homestead, Senior Citizen’s, Disability, Widow’s/Widower’s, Veterans Exemptions and Agricultural Classification (Greenbelt). Property owners who did not receive Homestead Exemption in Washington County for 2015 but now qualify will need to file an original application. Assistance with filing applications for […]

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Veteran & Small Farmer Seminar February 16 ……..

Veteran & Small Farmer Seminar February 16 ……..

February 16, 2016 from 9 am – 2 pm in Monticello, Florida.     Please Join Us! February 16, 2016 9 am – 2 pm Jefferson County Country Club 648 Boston Hwy – Monticello, Florida 32344   Launching and sustaining a successful business takes a wealth of resources.  Attend this local workshop to become more aware […]

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Obituary for Randall Perry Sanders

Randall Perry Sanders, 60 of Crawfordville, passed from this life on January 24, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 9, 1956 in Chipley, Florida to Roy O’neil Sanders and Lena Grantham Raulerson. He served in the United States Air Force and worked as a Private Security Officer. He was preceded in death […]

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