State Senator Don Gaetz gives us an update on the current Legislative Session …….

Courtesy of WZEP Radio   Friday, Senate President Andy Gardiner confirmed the obvious: the House, Senate and Governor are at loggerheads over budget issues, primarily health care, which means that the legislative session will continue past its planned adjournment date of May 1. Senator Gaetz says plenty has been written and said – and much […]

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Apply now for alligator hunt permits …….

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is now accepting applications for a chance to participate in this year’s recreational alligator hunting season. For the Phase I random drawing, applications will be accepted through April 30. Approximately 5,700 alligator harvest permits will be available. During Phase I, each person can submit one no-cost application […]

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Florida Named #1 State for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness ……

Florida leads U.S. for second year in a row according to 2015 PwC US report TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida ranked first in the United States for aviation manufacturing attractiveness for the second year in a row according to the PwC US 2015 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings. Governor Scott said, […]

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Holmes County youth attacked by dog ……

Holmes County youth attacked by dog ……

Thirteen-year-old Scott Sweeney, Jr. is recovering after being attacked by what his parents report was a pit-bull dog on the Sweeney property in northern Holmes County.   by Kathy Foster   According to his parents,  the young man had just finished feeding his own dog when the pit-bull came out of a wooded area  and […]

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7th Annual Custom Knife Show & Sale April 25th at Blountstown …….

7th Annual Custom Knife Show & Sale April 25th at Blountstown …….

Will showcase vendor’s craftsmanship in the art of knife-making.  

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Time Capsule moved from Old County Courthouse …….

Time Capsule moved from Old County Courthouse …….

Temporarily placed at the Washington County Jail.   by Kathy Foster   There was only a handful of bystanders on hand Thursday morning to see the time capsule dug up, but they watched  diligently as employees of GAC Contractors worked carefully to bring up the vault that was buried there in 1972.   The vault […]

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Chipley P&Z approves Development Order for New Courthouse ……

Chipley’s Planning & Zoning Commission approved two requests at their April 23rd meeting.   by Kathy Foster   First on their agenda was a request to site a manufactured home at 1439 Old Bonifay Road.  The petitioner asked to site a new manufactured home on an 8.22 acre tract of land.  City water service is […]

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Downtown Block Party in Chipley April 25th …….

Downtown Block Party in Chipley April 25th …….

Activities from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.      

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Louise Michaels Installed as FFGC District II Director ………

Louise Michaels Installed as FFGC District II Director ………

On Sunday, April 19th at 2015 Spring Convention of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc. in Boca Raton, Louise Michaels of Chipley was officially became the 2015-17 FFGC District II Director for the third time. She will also serve on the FFGC Board of Directors during her directorship.   FFGC District II includes the […]

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Partnerships with Farmers and Ranchers announced to address Climate Change …….

Voluntary, Incentive-based Efforts Will Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Expand Renewable Energy Production, Help Producers Boost their Operations and Grow the Economy   In a  recent speech at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. Building on the creation […]

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HEALTH OFFICIALS CONFIRM ADDITIONAL CASE OF MEASLES ………..

~Vaccination provides the best protection for Floridians and visitors ~ TALLAHASSEE -The Florida Department of Health this week  confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated adolescent in Indian River County. They have recovered. This brings the total cases of measles between Indian River and St. Lucie counties to four. Measles is a serious respiratory […]

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Good Taste is Never Out of Style

Good Taste is Never Out of Style

On Friday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. (CST), students who had attended the three etiquette classes at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville were invited to “An Evening of Class,” a Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) event in which students dressed up in some of their more elegant attire and put into practice the […]

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School Board agenda for April 27th …….

The mission of the Washington County School District is to empower all students to become well educated, productive citizens by providing appropriate, high quality, and rigorous educational programs in a safe learning environment. WORKSHOP of the WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD April 27, 2015 – 3:00 PM CT Board Room – Administration Building Chipley, Florida AGENDA […]

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LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA …….

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning May 11. Application deadline is May 6. Classes meet weeknights from 5:30–9:30 p.m. Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by […]

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U.S. Forest Service Expands Access to Youth Conservation Corps Program …….

WASHINGTON   – The U.S. Forest Service is announcing new Youth Conservation Corps job opportunities on national forests throughout the country. Young people from across the United States are encouraged to apply for these jobs at a local forest or with a partner organization. Some residential YCC opportunities are also available for selected applicants.   […]

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The Best Things in Life Are Free, Including BoatUS’ Online Boating Safety Courses …….

The Best Things in Life Are Free, Including BoatUS’ Online Boating Safety Courses …….

Take a BoatUS Foundation online course any time, any place, including the backyard.   ANNAPOLIS, MD  – For boaters, the best things in life are free – the serenity of open water, a breeze filling a sail, or a fishing hole that beckons. And best yet, even the BoatUS Foundation’s online state Boating Safety Course […]

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