Conservation organizations team up for quail ……

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its meeting today near Tallahassee announced a partnership with three other conservation organizations to help the northern bobwhite (quail) and youth shooting programs in Florida and Georgia.   The four partners are the FWC, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Resources Division (GADNR), Quail […]

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UPDATE: More rain is expected and county officials say road conditions may worsen …..

UPDATE: More rain is expected and county officials say road conditions may worsen …..

By Kathy Foster   Acknowledging that county officials are receiving telephone calls from around the county concerning impassable and seriously damaged roads throughout the area,  Washington County Board of County Commissioners said Wednesday that work crews are diligently working to correct issues.  However, they also added that more rain is expected on Friday.     […]

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Easter Egg Hunt in Chipley draws hundreds ……

Easter Egg Hunt in Chipley draws hundreds ……

There was a crowd of children and adults at Shivers Park in Chipley Wednesday evening when community churches went together to host the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in the Park.   Young people with their Easter baskets turned up to enjoy the free hot dog plates, finger printing, puppet show and the many door […]

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Extension Office looking for Ag-related businesses ……

University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Washington County maintains an Agricultural Service Directory. The directory is maintained to help connect local individuals seeking agricultural goods or services to local business entities providing them.   The directory is located on the UF/IFAS Washington County webpage and can be accessed at any time via the internet. The directory […]

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Panhandle Butterfly House opens May 3rd ……

Panhandle Butterfly House opens May 3rd ……

Check it out at panhandlebutterflyhouse.org   Panhandle Butterfly House – Navarre, Florida Opening May 3, 2014 to the PUBLIC Group Tours (of 10 or more) begin April 28th. Contact us to schedule a Group Tour! Monarch Madness, Friday & Saturday, Oct 3 & 4, 2014!! Location: 8581 Navarre Parkway, (Hwy. 98) at the foot of the Navarre […]

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‘Guettler & Guettler’ named Chamber Business of the Year ……

‘Guettler & Guettler’ named Chamber Business of the Year ……

It was an evening of glitz and glam Tuesday night when the Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomed members to the 2014 Annual Banquet themed ‘Sparkle on the Red Carpet’.   Named the Business of the Year was Guettler & Guettler.   Receiving the Jean Hollingsowrth Ambassador of the Year award was Cindy Johnson-Brown.   […]

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Kiwanis Club Chipley, FL   –  The Chipley Kiwanis Club met for its weekly luncheon at Pattillo’s Restaurant at the Washington – Holmes Technical Center. Lunch was provided by the students of the Technical Center Culinary Program.   Del Corbin, Youth Services Chair, presented a check on behalf of Chipley Kiwanis to Donna Guettler and […]

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Seniors enjoy fish fry at COA …..

Seniors enjoy fish fry at COA …..

Washington County Council on Aging sponsored a Fish Fry on April 10th  under the pavilion behind the agency offices in Chipley.   Over  100 Seniors from around the county came to enjoy beautiful weather, fellowship and good food.   WCCOA would like to thank  Alto Carroll and Richard Clark for providing and cooking the fish […]

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Northwest Florida hosts statewide SkillsUSA Competition and Career Expo

More than 4,500 students from throughout Florida will gather April 28-29 in Pensacola for the 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition and Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo.   Competitors will face off to showcase their technical talents and leadership abilities at the Florida SkillsUSA State Competition, which will be held in conjunction with the Worlds of […]

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Walking: A Step In The Right Direction Toward Better Health …..

Walking: A Step In The Right Direction Toward Better Health …..

(NAPSI)—Here’s a healthy idea: Let your feet help your heart and improve your well-being.   Doctors say walking five days a week for 30 minutes at a time may lower your chances of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Walking may also make your bones and muscles stronger, burn calories and lift your mood. […]

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Obituary for Juanita Ruth Kirkland …..

Juanita Ruth Kirkland, age 89, of Westville, Florida passed away April 14, 2014 at her home. She was born January 28, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Charles Elmer Hughes and Nellie Inez Crawford Hughes.   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kirkland was preceded in death by her husband, Porter Kirkland and a […]

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Goodwill Big Bend’s Annual Board Meeting Celebrates Another Year of Remarkable Achievement

~Local resident receives individual recognition~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Goodwill Industries-Big Bend Inc. recently held its annual Power to Work Awards and board meeting, celebrating the past year’s achievements by one of the leading non-profit organizations in the Big Bend Area. “Our successes are measured by the number of people we help, the number of people […]

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U.S. Representative Steve Southerland tours abandoned courthouse …

U.S. Representative Steve Southerland tours abandoned courthouse …

Courthouse Committee looks at more options .   Washington County’s Courthouse Committee met at the Annex on South Boulevard April 15th  to address some serious concerns raised by members of the county’s judiciary.   Judge Chris Patterson informed committee members the court system is having some difficulty moving and holding inmates at the two facilities […]

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Vernon breaks ground on updated City Square …..

Vernon breaks ground on updated City Square …..

Vernon City officials joined members of the Vernon Garden Club April 15th to break ground for what will essentially be a new landscaping project for the City Square.   Recent work to widen Hwy 79 through Vernon has brought some major changes to the Hwy 77 / Hwy 277   intersection and work got underway […]

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THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF CHIPLEY HOLDS LUNCHEON ……

THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF CHIPLEY HOLDS LUNCHEON ……

The Woman’s Club of Chipley held their April luncheon on Wednesday, April 9th. In the spirit of giving back to our community, President, Elaine Chadwell, presented donations this month to Renae Rountree of Friends of the Library, Becky Yates of Habitat for Humanity, and Dorothy Clark of Literacy Volunteers.   The featured speaker for the […]

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“The Storm” – An Easter Drama ……

The Blue Lake Choir will be presenting a musical drama entitled “The Storm” on Friday, April 18th at 7:00 pm.   “The Storm” takes us to a church that has been transformed into a make shift shelter as a hurricane is making landfall in the Florida panhandle. It is revealed that some of the shelter […]

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