By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Rep. Brad Drake honored at Chamber Luncheon ……….

Leaders from  Washington and Holmes counties recognized Drake for supporting funding appropriations for the Hwy 79 Corridor project.


by Kathy Foster


Representative Brad Drake was the guest of honor at Thursday’s Third Thursday Chamber Luncheon held at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center in Chipley.


Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett described Drake as the individual “instrumental” in obtaining $1 million funding appropriation during the recent Florida Legislative session to help create funding to support the Hwy 79 Corridor plans.


When fully developed, the project is expected to bring major industrial development into the Washington and Holmes County areas.


In other business at the luncheon  Ann and Wayne Hardy were announced as winners of the June ‘Yard of the Month’ award given by the Chipley Garden Club.




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