5 Safety Tips to Beat the Heat from the Nonprofit FLASH ……

Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are affecting millions today and over the weekend. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offers the following safety tips to reduce the risk of illness from high temperatures. *  The […]

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HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE FLORIDIANS, VISITORS TO BEAT THE HEAT, STAY COOL

 TALLAHASSEE – With high temperatures forecast for Florida today and throughout the weekend, the Florida Department of Health urges residents and visitors across the state to beat the heat and stay cool, healthy and safe. “Florida’s families, especially those with young children, are encouraged to take precautions to keep cool in high temperatures,” said Dr. […]

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Excessive Heat Warning issued for our area ……..

Excessive Heat Warning issued for our area ……..

The  National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued an excessive heat warning for a portion of our region today. An excessive heat warning is issued when heat indices of 113 degrees or greater are expected. Friday and Saturday will be the warmest days of this heat wave with a break in the heat possibly coming on […]

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Supervisor of Elections says – Get serious about being an American – VOTE ……

Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol Rudd reports her office had 595 early voters and as of Thursday afternoon 865 absentee ballots had been received by her office. She wants to  remind voters they can vote this  Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  “Our turnout has been very low and I expect Election Day will follow […]

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New Courthouse expected to stay in Chipley …….

by Kathy Foster   Washington County commissioners indicated this week that the new county courthouse will probably stay in Chipley, although Commissioner Charles Brock said a nine acre site, with sewer and water, is available in Vernon.  Additionally, Commissioner Lynn Gothard  didn’t fully support keeping the all governmental offices  in Chipley and said she would like […]

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All About Women OBGYN opens August 27th in Chipley ……

All About Women OBGYN opens August 27th in Chipley ……

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Farm Bureau elects six board members …..

Farm Bureau elects six board members …..

by Kathy Foster   Washington County Farm Bureau members hosted their 60th annual meeting Aug. 21st at the Ag Center in Chipley and voted in the following board members for a two year term  –  Bruce Christmas, Ann Christmas, Laverne Williams, Carlton Padgett, George Fisher and Herbert Wiggins.   Florida Senator Don Gaetz was among […]

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Florida’s Total Revenue Collections Expected to Surpass Pre-Recession High

            TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – When the 2015 Legislature convenes in Tallahassee, it is expected to have nearly $30 billion in General Revenue to create the state budget for FY 2015-16, according to a Budget Watch from Florida TaxWatch, the privately supported think tank examining government spending. However, after this month’s […]

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Senior Citizen’s Day celebrated at Washington ReHab & Nursing Center …….

Senior Citizen’s Day celebrated at Washington ReHab & Nursing Center …….

by Kathy Foster   National Senior Citizen’s Day was celebrated Wednesday at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Chipley where dozens of fruit baskets were prepared and distributed to senior citizens in the community.   Along with receiving  the fruit baskets,  those stopping by the center were given the opportunity to take part in a blood […]

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CareerSource Chipola seeks nominations for Board …….

CareerSource Chipola (CSC) is seeking nominations for membership to their board of directors. CSC currently has one opening for a representative from a community based organization serving veterans and one opening for a representative from organized labor. CSC is responsible for oversight of Workforce Investment Act, Welfare Transition and other programs designed to help individuals […]

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Lionfish-reporting app successful, plus 250 users sporting new lionfish shirts

Lionfish-reporting app successful, plus 250 users sporting new lionfish shirts

See or catch a lionfish? Report it. That’s what many lionfish hunters have been doing, thanks to the new Report Florida Lionfish app. Released to the public May 28, the app has been downloaded by more than 2,500 people. The first 250 to successfully report their lionfish catch or sighting received an interactive Lionfish Control […]

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Youth Livestock Project Workshop to be held Sept. 9th …..

With the beginning of the school year, many parents look for educational activities in which their children can participate.  Learning responsibility, improving communication skills, and increasing and applying scientific knowledge are just a few of the skills youth who participate in livestock projects can gain.  A study revealed seven life skills that parents felt their […]

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Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida Hosts Third Annual ‘Celebration of Praise’

Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida Hosts Third Annual ‘Celebration of Praise’

Over 1,000 people filled Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida on Sunday, August 17 as eight area churches came together in a collaborative choraland orchestral presentation.   Titled ‘Celebration of Praise’, music ministers and choir directors from 8 churches in 3 counties and 2 states led a choir of over 100 vocalists, accompanied by a […]

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Muskogee History Seminar Aug. 23rd in Vernon …..

  Come check out your Indian heritage .     Muskogee History Seminar Saturday August 23 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM At Holmes Valley Community Church 3685 Reno Drive Vernon, Florida Come Join Us   How the Muskogee Survived In This Area After Removal Aspects of Daily Living Genealogy Treaties of the Muskogee $20 Charge […]

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CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION ……..

CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL ACCREDITATION ……..

               MARIANNA—The Chipola College School of Health Sciences been approved for national accreditation for the college’s nursing programs by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  College officials made the announcement at an Aug. 18 press conference at the college. ACEN conducted a site visit to Chipola in January with the team recommending both […]

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Obituary for Hailey Boles ….

Infant baby girl Hailey Boles of Panama City, Florida passed from this life on August 16, 2014 at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida.   Haley was born in Panama City, Florida on June 20, 2014 to Douglas Boles and Deanna Harcus.   She is survived by her parents: Douglas Boles and Deanna Harcus of Panama […]

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