EVERETT WINS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD ……..

EVERETT WINS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD ……..

MARIANNA—JoAnn Everett, Assistant Professor Mathematics, has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola College.   Everett has worked at Chipola since 1986. She began teaching developmental math (previously known as college preparatory math) in 1988. She also worked for two years in the former Chipola Math Lab. She is the long-time treasurer […]

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Gag season starts June 1; new size limit effective same day …….

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1. The black grouper and gag minimum size limit will increase from 22-inches to 24-inches total length in Gulf state waters starting June 1, to match recent changes in Gulf federal waters.   The gag grouper recreational […]

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Jeff Atwater: Now is the time to look at hurricane coverage …….

Jeff Atwater: Now is the time to look at hurricane coverage …….

Dear Fellow Floridians: Last week, I highlighted the importance of preparing for the upcoming hurricane season, and I’m glad to say that we received a lot of positive feedback from newsletter readers across Florida–many of whom shared questions, concerns, and comments related to insurance companies and insurance coverage. One of the most common questions we […]

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Tours Department’s Zika Testing Laboratory …….

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today toured the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which has recently been equipped to test mosquitoes for the Zika virus. The laboratory, located in Kissimmee, Fla., can now test for the virus in the vector mosquito species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes […]

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Red Hill United Methodist Church in Holmes County burglarized

Red Hill United Methodist Church in Holmes County burglarized

WZEP Radio   On Monday, May 23rd, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a burglary at the Red Hill United Methodist Church out on Highway 2. The church is believed to have been broken into between late Sunday afternoon, May 22nd and early Monday morning, May 23rd. Bandits broke in and stole […]

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A ‘Thank You’ from RMS …….

RMS would like to thank everyone who participated and supported the Inaugural Spring Fling Corn Hole Tournament.   The RMS staff and clubs, along with SAC Committee, were able to host the tournament with 33 teams.   This was a huge success with the help from many community volunteers and businesses.   We would like […]

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David Corbins retirement party today at 6 p.m. …….

David Corbins retirement party today at 6 p.m. …….

Washington County Manager David Corbin will be the star of the evening tonight at the Ag Center in Chipley when friends from across the county and family members gather to mark his retirement.  The general public in invited and encouraged to attend.  

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Let us know about your Vacation Bible School …….

Vacation Bible School activities are coming up for many churches and fosterfollynews.com is asking you to inform us about what is happening at your church.   Email your Vacation Bible School dates, times, along with your church location to kathymfoster@bellsouth.net.   We’ll be happy to run your information for free.

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New Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley Holds First Graduation Dress Rehearsal

New Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley Holds First Graduation Dress Rehearsal

Dressed in white caps and gowns, over 100 kindergarten students from Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley, Florida practiced their upcoming graduation ceremonies on Tuesday, May 24, to the delight of School Board members and teachers. The twist is that although these students have been attending the current elementary school in Chipley, a building over […]

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AGENDA WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS May 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m., Commission Board Room 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428 I. PROCLAMATION A. Call to Order – Chairman B. Invocation/Pledge II. PUBLIC HEARING A. Small Scale Future Land Use Amendment B. Petition to Vacate a Portion of Seminole Plantation Plat C. Variance Request III. […]

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Howell Enterprises of Bonifay Joins the U-Haul Dealer Network …….

Howell Enterprises of Bonifay Joins the U-Haul Dealer Network …….

BONIFAY, Fla. — U-Haul Company of Florida is pleased to announce that Howell Enterprises of Bonifay LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Bonifay and surrounding communities.   Howell Enterprises of Bonifay at 309 S. Waukesha St. will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items, boxes and in-store pick-up […]

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Chipola Regional Arts Association installs officers ……

Chipola Regional Arts Association installs officers ……

The Chipola Regional Arts Associaiton recently installed their officers for 2016-2016. The all volunteer group supports the arts in the Chipola College serve district which serves five counties (Calhoun, Jackson, Holmes, Liberty and Washington)   Pictured left to right are: Joan Stadsklev, president; Roy Turner, Member-at-Large; Muriel Turner, secretary; Don Holm, program chairman; Christine Yoshikawa, […]

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Scholars to FCC: Media Effects on Social Behaviors Unclear ……..

Stetson University researcher, others claim FCC given one-sided information for TV ratings   DELAND, Fla. — Whether or not you agree with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) current ratings for television, the ratings should be based on the results of research rather than opinions, according to a group of more than 60 scholars and researchers. […]

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USDA: In case you missed it …….

USDA: In case you missed it …….

As we continue to see the rising impacts of a changing climate, the costs of fighting wildfires grow each year with longer, hotter, more unpredictable fire seasons. The USDA Forest Service has already experienced significant shifts in staffing and resources and estimates that within a decade, it will spend more than two-thirds of its budget […]

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Scam Workshop for Seniors on June 22nd …….

Scam Workshop for Seniors on June 22nd …….

Mark your calendar now!  

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Summer Read Program in Jackson County ……

Summer Read Program in Jackson County ……

Summer of games, crafts, fun and reading.  

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