Highlights of 2014 Washington County School Grades and District ………

Released by the Washington County Superintendent of Schools.     District The district grades are derived from all the FCAT and EOC testing at all schools (including high school) Total increase was 30 points (13 points from a B) 7 of the 8 cells had an increase (gains in low 25% dropped 2 points) Writing […]

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2014 Back-To-School Tax Holiday ……

2014 Back-To-School Tax Holiday ……

  August 1st – 3rd       …..              

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Chipley, Florida PR Firm Produces Travelogue Videos For Washington County …….

Chipley, Florida PR Firm Produces Travelogue Videos For Washington County …….

The Goulding Agency, Inc., a public relations and marketing firm in Chipley, Florida has been contracted to produce a series of travelogue videos for Washington County, Florida. Recently contracted by Jackson County, Florida to produce a similar project, inclusive of a historical series titled ‘Spanish Heritage Trail’ and tourism features on Florida Caverns State Park, […]

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Florida Forest Service Now Accepting Proposals For Lease of Operational Concession on 320 Acre OHV Riding Area on Blackwater River State Forest

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is now accepting proposals for the sublease and concessionaire operation of the Clear Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Area at Blackwater River State Forest in Milton, Florida. Proposals will be accepted until August 15 at 2:00 pm.   Within the property’s 320 acre […]

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MADD’s Campaign has Strengthened Drunk Driving Laws in 24 States …….

Ignition interlock laws protect the public and stop drunk driving Washington, D.C. – When Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) launched its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® in the fall of 2006, one state, New Mexico, had an all-offender ignition interlock law. Since then, 23 states have passed all-offender ignition interlock legislation. The Campaign continues to […]

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PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Fall semester classes at Chipola College are encouraged to make application as soon as possible.   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed and all required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 21 in order to use […]

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BCF Prepares for New Semester ……

BCF Prepares for New Semester ……

As the beginning of the 2014 Fall semester at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) quickly approaches, preparations are well underway for the arrival of new students and the excitement of seeing returning students back on campus. Even though there is still time to enroll in classes, the administration, faculty, and staff are gearing up […]

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New PSA Campaign Encourages Firearms Owners To “Lock It Up” When Not In Use And Provides Firearms Safety Resources For Families …….

New PSA Campaign Encourages Firearms Owners To “Lock It Up” When Not In Use And Provides Firearms Safety Resources For Families …….

1.4 Million American Households Have Unlocked Firearms That Could Fall Into the Wrong Hands   (NAPSI)—Launching today, the Safe Firearms Storage campaign encourages firearms owners to make safe firearms storage a priority. According to a study by the RAND Corporation using statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.4 million […]

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Brad Drake running for Florida House of Representatives, District 5 seat ……

Brad Drake running for Florida House of Representatives, District 5 seat ……

Republican Brad Drake has qualified to run for the Florida House of Representatives District 5 seat that is being vacated by term-limited Rep. Marti Coley of Marianna. An 8th generation Floridian, Brad currently resides in the Eucheeanna community in Walton County. Brad comes from a family of public servants in Florida’s panhandle area. His grandfather, […]

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2014 Dixie pre-Majors world Series begins this weekend ……

2014 Dixie pre-Majors world Series begins this weekend ……

Get ready for some great baseball!   Chipley, Florida and Chipley High School will be the host to the 2014 Dixie Pre-Majors World Series. The event will be held at the CHS Baseball complex from July 25th-July 30th.   This event has been in the works for several years. Through the efforts of Head Coach […]

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Arrant Road Replacement Project Gets Started …….

Arrant Road Replacement Project Gets Started …….

Chipley- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a $524,227 contract to replace the existing bridge with a box culvert on Arrant Road over Timber Branch in Holmes County.   Crews will begin construction this week and are expected to finish in three months.   Arrant Road will be closed to traffic during construction. […]

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Longleaf pine making comeback in Northwest Florida …….

Projects that will help restore native longleaf pine and help protected wildlife are receiving Gulf Power-supported grants under the Longleaf Stewardship Fund.   Gulf Power’s parent company, Southern Company, joined the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to announce $3.38 million in grants aimed at protecting and restoring the diminishing longleaf pine ecosystem, including seven projects […]

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Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon …….

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon …….

The 2014 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 30 and 31, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. No one wants […]

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WalletHub Study: 2014’s Best & Worst Cities for Recreation ……

With July being National Park and Recreation Month and parks contributing to better community cohesion, property values and public health, the leading personal finance social media network WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2014′s Best & Worst Cities for Recreation. In an effort to educate Americans on the value of an active lifestyle and the importance […]

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Weekly Events list for Washington County Council on Aging ……

All activities starting again in August ! Weekly Scheduled Events At WCCOA     Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 10:00 am Exercise Wednesdays – 1:00 pm Dominoes Thursdays – 6:00 pm Line Dancing Monday – Friday 11:30 am Senior Dining These activities will pick up again in August Tuesdays – 12:30 pm Tuesday Group Thursdays […]

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Jeff Atwater: State Contract Accountability Improving …..

Jeff Atwater: State Contract Accountability Improving …..

Yesterday, I was very pleased to announce our department’s latest audit of state contracts revealed a 14 percent improvement in state contract accountability. This significant improvement follows reforms our office began implementing in 2011 to audit state contracts, train state agencies how to write stronger contracts and make state contracts available online for taxpayers to […]

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