Red Cross expects to spend millions of dollars making sure that basic life needs are met.
From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Vernon Community Center, 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive. The class provides a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of pressure canning.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has released the following Arrest Report for May 6 to May 20, 2013/\. Media Release 05-06-13 to 05-20-13 Adkins, Heather WF 09-21-89 5/10/2013 Chipley, FL DUI Alford Jr, David WM 11-15-60 5/7/2013 Homeless Resist Officer without violence, Fail to Register as a Sex Offender and Covington [...]
Millions of dollars cut impacting Washington, Holmes, Jackson and Walton counties when Florida Governor Rick Scott finished slashing the State’s 2013-2014 operating budget. Despite requests from Florida Rep. Marti Cooley, Florida Governor Rick Scott slashed $400,000 from the operating budget that had been earmarked for drinking water system improvements for the City of Chipley. [...]
Ignoring a request from Vernon businessman Bill Dobbins at Monday night’s City Council Workshop to rethink their acceptance of former city attorney Kerry Adkison’s recent resignation, Vernon Council members said they have already advertised the position and expect to take action at their next meeting. Council chair Tina Sloan said Adkison had contacted her and [...]
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is expected to approve the county’s new Extension Agent Mark Mauldin at Thursday’s commission meeting. Mauldin, currently a Agriscience teacher at Graceville High School, is expected to start work on June 21st at the Extension Office at the Ag Center in Chipley. He was one of four candidates [...]
The City of Vernon is still interested in having control of the Sam Mitchell Library located in the city in order to have more hours of operation for the public, and Washington County still hasn’t made up its mind if that is a good idea. County Attorney Jeff Goodman was directed last week to [...]
A Miami man has caught and killed the longest Burmese python ever captured in Florida: 18 feet, 8 inches. The python was a 128-pound female that was not carrying eggs, according to University of Florida scientists who examined the snake. The previous record length for a Burmese python captured in the wild in Florida was [...]
Chipley –A routine bridge inspection of the Choctawhatchee River Bridge on Interstate 10 in Washington County is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Westbound lane restrictions will be in effect Tuesday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastbound traffic will encounter lane restrictions Wednesday, May 22 between 9 a.m. and [...]
Chipley High School student Sabrina Goodman has been chosen to represent her school and community by attending the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation in Washington, D.C. this summer. Sabrina is the daughter of William and Amanda Goodman of Chipley, and granddaughter of Leonard Finch and Mary Finch both of [...]
Children’s Home Society of Florida encourages the community to help give hope to children in foster care. PANAMA CITY, FLA. — More than 18,000 kids in Florida can’t live safely in their own homes and to help heal the pain they currently live with relatives, close family friends, foster families or group homes, such as [...]
~Annual exercise works to prepare emergency managers for upcoming season~ TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s State Emergency Response Team (SERT) hosts the 2013 Statewide Hurricane Exercise Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23 at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee. The annual exercise serves to practice Florida’s emergency plans and procedures for a potential hurricane making [...]
(NAPSI)—Superfruits—fruits that are exceptionally rich in vitamins and antioxidants—are popular ingredients in a variety of healthy foods. Fortunately, although “superfruit” connotes something rare and exotic, a surprising number of these plants, including aronia, elderberry and goji berry, are hardy shrubs that can be grown right in your backyard. They’re easy to grow and require [...]
2013 Florida Legislative Session Better Than Others For Floridians with Developmental Disabilities ….
The Arc of Florida Stresses More Work Must Be Done Tallahassee, FL – The 2013 Florida Legislative Session was the best one in five years for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and the agencies that serve them. The Arc of Florida successfully worked to expand and protect services across the state. “It’s [...]
United Paradyne Corp. will create 50 jobs as it returns to the Space Coast Brevard County, Fla.– Today, Governor Rick Scott, along with the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC), announced that aerospace-related propellant services provider United Paradyne Corp. is expanding to Kennedy Space Center as it seeks to broaden its capabilities with [...]
Chipley – Crews will begin bridge construction activities on U.S. 90 over Camp Bridge between Bonifay and Chipley in Holmes County the week of May 20. Improvements include replacement of the bridge and adjacent roadway approaches. Crews will construct a temporary on site detour as they build the new structure. The project is anticipated [...]