BOCC signs agreement with JRA Architects for new courthouse ….

BOCC signs agreement with JRA Architects for new courthouse ….

Washington County Board of County Commissioners closed out their Aug. 28th meeting by signing a contract with JRA Architects to design the new courthouse.  Commissioners indicated they plan for the courthouse to remain on site just west of the First United Methodist Church, but added there will be much more parking available.   The architect’s […]

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BOCC takes action to support economic development in Washington County …..

They also approved resolution for referendum election to determine fate of proposed one-half cent sales tax for the School District.   by Kathy Foster     Washington County commissioners voted 5-0 Thursday to support the use of  some expected funds for economic development in the county.   In their Aug. 19th Workshop the Board of […]

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7 Flood Safety Tips for Residents from the Nonprofit FLASH ……

A system in the Gulf may bring heavy rain to the area over the weekend potentially causing flash flooding. Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash an SUV off of the road. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, more than half of all flood-related deaths are people driving through flooded roads. The nonprofit Federal Alliance […]

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Construction Activities Suspended for Labor Day Weekend

Construction Activities Suspended for Labor Day Weekend

Chipley – To promote safety and reduce congestion over the Labor Day weekend, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is suspending normal road construction activities on all major roads in Northwest Florida.  There will be no work on state roads requiring lane restrictions from Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1. Work on projects requiring lane […]

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Guardian ad Litem volunteers needed in Washington and Holmes counties ….

Guardian ad Litem volunteers needed in Washington and Holmes counties ….

Be a strong, dependable voice in court for abused and neglected children from Holmes and Washington counties.  Guardian ad Litem is seeking volunteers to help these children.  Training is scheduled to begin in Chipley in September.  Please call 850-747-5180 for more information and an application.     Theresa Roberts Director of Recruiting and Training 14th […]

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Master Gardeners announce Fall Vegetable Gardening Clinic …..

Master Gardeners announce Fall Vegetable Gardening Clinic …..

The course will be held Sept. 9th, 16th and 23rd at the Ag Center in Chipley, via video, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost of the classes are $30.00 per individual and $45 per couple and anyone interested in gardening in invited to attend.   The announcement came at the Master Gardeners August 27th meeting […]

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Buckle up everyone before you drive …

This week we focus on promoting safety belt use and car seats. Safety Belts A seat belt is your vehicle’s best safety feature. But, it only works if you use it. Florida’s Safety Belt Law requires that the driver, all passengers in the front seat, and all children under the age of 18 wear […]

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FWC, partners see ultimate coral reef-building success ……

Researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) observed transplanted nursery-raised staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) spawning for the first time this month at Tropical Rocks, just over 4 miles offshore of Marathon. These corals were supplied by the Coral Restoration Foundation and Mote Marine Lab nurseries and outplanted by the FWC. The project […]

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GOV. SCOTT: MOTOR VEHICLE FEE REDUCTION EFFECTIVE NEXT WEEK ……

~Lower fees will save taxpayers millions~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott has announced that the reductions in Florida’s motor vehicle registration fees are set to take effect on September 1. Floridians will save approximately $17 to $25 when renewing their registrations, depending on the size of vehicle. The fee reductions were proposed by […]

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CELEBRATE LABOR DAY WEEKEND SAFELY BY CHOOSING A DESIGNATED DRIVER

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY WEEKEND SAFELY BY CHOOSING A DESIGNATED DRIVER

Tow to Go service available August 29 – September 1 Broadcast Quality Sound Bites (Preview / Download) Broadcast Quality B-Roll (Preview / Download) TAMPA, Fla.  – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that […]

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NWFWMD To Celebrate Burnt Sock Landing Ribbon-Cutting Event ……

VERNON – The Northwest Florida Water Management District and  invited state and local elected officials will celebrate the grant opening of Burnt Sock Landing, a new public access and recreation site along Holmes Creek.   The District recently completed public access and recreational improvements to the site, including road improvements and a parking area. The […]

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BCF Chapel Services Resume ……

On August 18, students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, Fla., awoke and headed to their first day of class for the fall semester. Not only was it the first day of class, it was also the day in which chapel services resumed for the new semester. There was a steady stream […]

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ALTRUSA HELPS CHIPOLA COLLEGE ……

ALTRUSA HELPS CHIPOLA COLLEGE ……

MARIANNA—Altrusa International of Marianna recently donated $2,500 to the Chipola College Foundation for the club’s annual scholarship awards. Altrusa sponsors an annual award to a female student from Jackson County who is returning to Chipola in an effort to secure advancements in her chosen career.  The scholarship can be applied toward tuition, books, and items […]

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OB/GYN Clinic opens in Chipley ……

OB/GYN Clinic opens in Chipley ……

Will make prenatal care available locally.   All About Women OB/GYN officially opened at its location just behind the Specialty Center at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley on Wednesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.   Operated by Stephen Smith, M.D.; Tricia Percy, D.O.; Roslyn Mallory, M.D.; […]

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Goodwill accepting applcations for GIBB Chipley Village ….

Goodwill Industries Big Bend broke ground on a new apartment complex in Chipley in May and the target date for the complex to open is in December.  Officials say the are now getting ready to accept applications for future residents.   The goal of the program is to serve local low-income and disabled residents, while […]

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Pine Creek Landing boat ramp re-opens ….

TALLAHASSEE — Apalachicola National Forest in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission together have completed maintenance work on the Pine Creek Landing boat ramp and the facility  re-opens today. The ramp, which has been closed for maintenance since February 2014, provides primitive camping and boater access to the Ochlocknee River. The area […]

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