Approximately 14 percent of Vernon registered voters took time April 22nd to vote in the race for Mayor and Council seats. Results of the 128 votes cast is as follows: Mayor Michelle Cook 68 John Hawkins, Jr. 39 David Shipes, Jr. 21 Elected to the open Council seats were: […]
Twenty-five year old Jason Randall Wood of Tallahassee was arrested in Washington County on April 22nd on charges of aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Wood was westbound on I-10 in Jackson County when the FHP Regional Communications Center received a call from another […]
AGENDA WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS April 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Commission Board Room 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428 DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 4 DISTRICT 5 Alan T. Bush Joel Pate Charles Brock Todd Abbott Lynn Gothard I. PROCLAMATION A. Call to Order – Chairman B. Invocation/Pledge II. PUBILIC […]
The Friends of the Washington County Library will meet for their regular meeting oh Thursday, May 1, at 12:00 p.m. at the East Room of the Ag Center on Highway 90. The program is being given by the Chipley High School’s FFA Parliamentary Procedure and the Prepared Public Speaking Teams. Accompanying the group is FFA Advisor […]
MARIANNA, FL– Children, age 5-14, will discover their creative spirit by participating in the 4thAnnual Junior Flower Pot Project, a companion event to Covenant Hospice’s signature fundraiser, The Garden Gala. Two workshop opportunities are being offered: the first is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3 and the second session is from […]
Senate Appropriations Committee Builds on $1.3 Billion Commitment to Child Welfare Tallahassee–The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), has approved a Proposed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1666, Child Abuse and Child Welfare Services, comprehensive bi-partisan, bicameral Child Welfare Reform legislation outlined earlier this year as a joint priority of Senate President […]
A gopher tortoise strolling across a road or through a backyard or field is a common sight during spring in our area. Yet as tortoises become increasingly active this time of year, they are vulnerable to being struck by vehicles and injured or killed. Don’t forget to look out for these slow-moving reptiles with […]
MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola Theater children’s musical, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” set for May 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. The show will also be presented to hundreds of elementary school children in May. Tickets—$8 for adults and $6 for 18 […]
12 steps to establish a small landscape planting area.
(NAPSI)—Good news for the nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes! The American Diabetes Association has published three new cookbooks that can make creating great meals easy and fun. Better news for everyone is that even if you do not have diabetes, these recipes are a delicious way to enjoy healthy eating. 1. Diabetes […]
Mr. James ‘Coon’ William Shores, age 66, of Bonifay, Florida passed away April 20, 2014. He was born September 20, 1947 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Josiah Shores and Myrtle Chesnut Shores. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shores was preceded in death by a sister, Jacqulyn Shores. Mr. Shores was retired from the […]
Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Strong Academic and Financial Accountability for Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Tallahassee–Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today praised the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), for adopting strong academic and financial accountability standards for Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Under a provision approved by a bipartisan majority of the committee, students receiving Florida Tax Credit Scholarships will be subject to annual academic testing […]
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Tallahassee, Fla — Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a massive expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (also known as the voucher program), diverting millions of taxpayer dollars to private institutions with little accountability. “The idea of defunding our public schools and placing more money into private institutions with less accountability, poorer results, […]