‘Guettler & Guettler’ named Chamber Business of the Year ……

‘Guettler & Guettler’ named Chamber Business of the Year ……

It was an evening of glitz and glam Tuesday night when the Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomed members to the 2014 Annual Banquet themed ‘Sparkle on the Red Carpet’.   Named the Business of the Year was Guettler & Guettler.   Receiving the Jean Hollingsowrth Ambassador of the Year award was Cindy Johnson-Brown.   […]

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Kiwanis Club Chipley, FL   –  The Chipley Kiwanis Club met for its weekly luncheon at Pattillo’s Restaurant at the Washington – Holmes Technical Center. Lunch was provided by the students of the Technical Center Culinary Program.   Del Corbin, Youth Services Chair, presented a check on behalf of Chipley Kiwanis to Donna Guettler and […]

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Seniors enjoy fish fry at COA …..

Seniors enjoy fish fry at COA …..

Washington County Council on Aging sponsored a Fish Fry on April 10th  under the pavilion behind the agency offices in Chipley.   Over  100 Seniors from around the county came to enjoy beautiful weather, fellowship and good food.   WCCOA would like to thank  Alto Carroll and Richard Clark for providing and cooking the fish […]

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Northwest Florida hosts statewide SkillsUSA Competition and Career Expo

More than 4,500 students from throughout Florida will gather April 28-29 in Pensacola for the 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition and Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo.   Competitors will face off to showcase their technical talents and leadership abilities at the Florida SkillsUSA State Competition, which will be held in conjunction with the Worlds of […]

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Walking: A Step In The Right Direction Toward Better Health …..

Walking: A Step In The Right Direction Toward Better Health …..

(NAPSI)—Here’s a healthy idea: Let your feet help your heart and improve your well-being.   Doctors say walking five days a week for 30 minutes at a time may lower your chances of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Walking may also make your bones and muscles stronger, burn calories and lift your mood. […]

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Obituary for Juanita Ruth Kirkland …..

Juanita Ruth Kirkland, age 89, of Westville, Florida passed away April 14, 2014 at her home. She was born January 28, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Charles Elmer Hughes and Nellie Inez Crawford Hughes.   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kirkland was preceded in death by her husband, Porter Kirkland and a […]

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Goodwill Big Bend’s Annual Board Meeting Celebrates Another Year of Remarkable Achievement

~Local resident receives individual recognition~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Goodwill Industries-Big Bend Inc. recently held its annual Power to Work Awards and board meeting, celebrating the past year’s achievements by one of the leading non-profit organizations in the Big Bend Area. “Our successes are measured by the number of people we help, the number of people […]

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U.S. Representative Steve Southerland tours abandoned courthouse …

U.S. Representative Steve Southerland tours abandoned courthouse …

Courthouse Committee looks at more options .   Washington County’s Courthouse Committee met at the Annex on South Boulevard April 15th  to address some serious concerns raised by members of the county’s judiciary.   Judge Chris Patterson informed committee members the court system is having some difficulty moving and holding inmates at the two facilities […]

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Vernon breaks ground on updated City Square …..

Vernon breaks ground on updated City Square …..

Vernon City officials joined members of the Vernon Garden Club April 15th to break ground for what will essentially be a new landscaping project for the City Square.   Recent work to widen Hwy 79 through Vernon has brought some major changes to the Hwy 77 / Hwy 277   intersection and work got underway […]

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THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF CHIPLEY HOLDS LUNCHEON ……

THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF CHIPLEY HOLDS LUNCHEON ……

The Woman’s Club of Chipley held their April luncheon on Wednesday, April 9th. In the spirit of giving back to our community, President, Elaine Chadwell, presented donations this month to Renae Rountree of Friends of the Library, Becky Yates of Habitat for Humanity, and Dorothy Clark of Literacy Volunteers.   The featured speaker for the […]

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“The Storm” – An Easter Drama ……

The Blue Lake Choir will be presenting a musical drama entitled “The Storm” on Friday, April 18th at 7:00 pm.   “The Storm” takes us to a church that has been transformed into a make shift shelter as a hurricane is making landfall in the Florida panhandle. It is revealed that some of the shelter […]

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DEP CONCLUDES PUBLIC MEETINGS SOLICITING INPUT ON WATER RESTORATION PRIORITIES

~Meetings garner public comment on water quality restoration goals and plans~   TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently concluded a series of public meetings throughout the state to present information and receive input on the future priorities of water restoration. The Department has held six public meetings in the past month to invite […]

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University of Florida Advertising Students Do Creative Work for Bread of the Mighty Foodbank

Austin, TX – National home security company Protect America has announced its joint partnership with the University of Florida, the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank and participation in the charitable Pay It Forward program. The Company and University have joined together to help the nonprofit Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in a unique […]

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FORMER CHIPOLA STUDENT TO PLAY CARNEGIE HALL ……

FORMER CHIPOLA STUDENT TO PLAY CARNEGIE HALL ……

MARIANNA—It’s a long way from Chipola College to Carnegie Hall. But former Chipola music student James Matthews is making the trip.   Matthews, a piano major at the University of West Florida, recently placed in a piano competition that will allow him to perform at Carnegie Hall. After earning his Associate in Arts degree at […]

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Chipley’s Rose Demonstration Garden …..

Chipley’s Rose Demonstration Garden …..

By Matthew Orwat Horticulture Agent, Washington County, UF IFAS Extension Photos by Matt Orwat   I’d like to take this time to introduce Washington County residents to the Rose Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Agricultural Center. In this garden, There are 8 rose bushes that survive well under a no spray program, other than […]

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Wild Adventures Hosts Ostrich Easter Egg Hunt April 19th …..

10,001 eggs hidden throughout the park   Valdosta, GA – Tie on your Easter bonnet and hop over to Wild Adventures Saturday, April 19 for an Easter egg hunt with a distinctly Wild Adventures twist.   Guests are invited to hunt for 10,000 prize-filled Easter eggs hidden throughout the park, plus one grand prize ostrich […]

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