Obituary for Mary A. Hagan …..

Mary A. Hagan, age 90, passed from this life Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Washington Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born in Chipley, Fl. on September 30, 1923 to James and Dollie (Grantham) Taylor. Mrs. Hagan was a retired nurse’s assistant for Northwest Florida Community Hospital. She has a lifelong resident of Wausau, Fl. […]

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Knight Sentenced For Attack With Jack Handle in Walton County …..

Courtesy of WZEP Radio   1460     A man who attacked a woman with a metal bar just hours after a domestic violence injunction was placed on him will now spend years behind bars. William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit says Arnold Jerome Knight has been sentenced to 31 years on […]

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Suspect arrested in Chipley shooting incident ….

On April 21 at approximately 10:55pm officers with the Chipley Police Department were dispatched to the area of 9th Street in reference to a shots fired call.   Once officers arrived they discovered a large amount of blood in the street along with spent shell casings. Officers also discovered a white four door car left abandoned […]

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New Home Construction Indicates Growing Economy ….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Increased demand for new home construction is evidence that Florida is continuing its strong recovery from the Great Recession, according to a report from Florida TaxWatch. Housing starts are a leading economic indicator which reflects increased consumer demand.   “Floridians are seeing evidence of economic recovery in every corner,” said Dominic M. […]

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Obituary for Robert Frank Peterson …..

Mr. Robert Frank Peterson, age 81 of Vernon, FL., passed away, Sunday, April 20, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Washington County, a retired mechanic, and a Veteran.   Funeral Services will be conducted, 11 A.M., Sat., April 26th at the Vernon High School Gymnasium with Elder Walter F. Ales, Elder Tony […]

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US Representative Steve Southerland Unveils Legislation Aimed at Helping WestPoint Home in Chipley, Florida

US Representative Steve Southerland Unveils Legislation Aimed at Helping WestPoint Home in Chipley, Florida

WestPoint Home in Chipley, Florida has experienced ups and downs over the past 30 years, coinciding with the economy and trade issues. On Wednesday, April 23, US Representative Steve Southerland announced to a large group of WestPoint Home employees that he will be introducing legislation to extend the Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Tariff Preference Level […]

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WestPoint Home Bed & Bath Factory Outlet Store in Chipley, Florida To Relocate

WestPoint Home Bed & Bath Factory Outlet Store in Chipley, Florida To Relocate

Courtesy of the Goulding Agency   Long known in Northwest Florida for great deals on first-rate towels, sheets, comforters and other accessories for the bedroom and bath, WestPoint Home in Chipley, Florida this week announced that they will relocate their retail factory outlet store. The new location will in the areas formerly occupied by Radio […]

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Chipley Garden Club announces Annual Garden Walk & English Tea May 10th ……

Get your tickets early! CHIPLEY GARDEN CLUB’S ANNUAL GARDEN WALK AND ENGLISH TEA Saturday, May 10, 2014 Garden tour 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Then on to the Washington County Extension Service, where you will find outside: *   PLANT SALE SPONSORED BY Washington County Master Gardeners *  ANTIQUE ROSE GARDEN shown by Matthew […]

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Plan now to attend this Sustainability Workshop …..

Join the Jackson County Master Gardeners, on May 3, 2014 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM (CST), for an informative workshop on SUSTAINABILITY. What is SUSTAINABILITY?  Here are some examples: SAVE MONEY AT THE GROCERY STORE:  grow some of your food in your own garden. SAVE MORE MONEY AT THE STORE:  raise small livestock for eggs, milk and meat. SAVE EVEN […]

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GCSC Offers Summer Swim Lessons ……

GCSC Offers Summer Swim Lessons ……

Panama City, FL – Gulf Coast State College’s Wellness & Athletics Division is offering the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” Program this summer starting May 12 through July 31 at GCSC’s Panama City Campus pool.   Registration is now open for Parent and Child Aquatics, Pre-school Aquatics, Learn to Swim Aquatics and Adult Beginning […]

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Eglin Wins DoD Environmental Award ……

Courtesy of WZEP Radio    The Department of Defense announced that Eglin Air Force Base was named winner of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation.   The Natural Resources Team at Eglin AFB, Fla., won the Natural Resources Conservation, Individual/Team award for offered long-range solutions that ensured regulatory compliance while […]

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Do you want a water feature in your garden? ….

  Here’s the class for you:   Get your feet wet with a ‘Water in the Garden’ program.   Interested in adding elements of water to your garden? Get your feet wet at “Water in the Garden” on Saturday, May 10, from 8:00 to 12:30 EDT at the University of Florida NFREC in Quincy.   […]

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Former President and First Lady’s Georgia Town Now Historically Connected to DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Former President and First Lady’s Georgia Town Now Historically Connected to DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Former First Lady’s Presentation at 2013 Florida Chautauqua Assembly Results in Expanded Chautauqua Program in Plains, Georgia May 2-4, 2014   DeFuniak Springs, FL…Former President Jimmy Carter will be the featured keynote speaker at the first Plains Chautauqua weekend event themed “A Journey to Plains,” May 2-4, 2014. Planning by the Plains Historic Preservation Trust […]

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Learn Why Millions Apply Online For Social Security ……

Learn Why Millions Apply Online For Social Security ……

(NAPSI)—For millions of people across America, the concept of retirement has changed significantly. “Retiring” used to mean taking it easy. Today, it’s a more active time than ever; a time for new interests, being involved with family and friends, volunteering, and paying attention to being physically and mentally fit.   Retirees live healthier, work longer, […]

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Current Road Closures in Washington County ……

Current Road Closures in Washington County ……

   

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Cook beats Hawkins & Shipes in Vernon Mayoral Race ……

Cook beats Hawkins & Shipes in Vernon Mayoral Race ……

Approximately 14 percent of Vernon registered voters took time April 22nd to vote in the race for Mayor and Council seats.   Results of the 128 votes cast is as follows:   Mayor Michelle Cook     68 John Hawkins, Jr.  39 David Shipes, Jr.   21   Elected to the open Council seats were: […]

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