AAA: MORE THAN 46 MILLION AMERICANS TO TRAVEL FOR THANKSGIVING, MOST SINCE 2007

AAA: MORE THAN 46 MILLION AMERICANS TO TRAVEL FOR THANKSGIVING, MOST SINCE 2007

Improving Economy Brings 1.9 Million More Travelers, Consumers Pay Lowest Gas Prices in Nearly Four Years TAMPA, Fla. (November 20, 2014) – AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013. […]

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‘Yard of Month’ presented to Cheverie Family …..

‘Yard of Month’ presented to Cheverie Family …..

Arthur Cheverie was on hand at last week’s  Chamber of Commerce Third Thursday Breakfast/Annual Meeting  to accept the Yard of the Month award presented by the Chipley Garden Club in conjunction with the City of Chipley.   The beautifully tended yard at the home of Authur and Ellen Joy, located at 622 3rd Street in […]

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‘Happy’ presented at CHS ….

‘Happy’ presented at CHS ….

This variety show of laughs and smiles was a delightful experience and the performers seemed to have as much fun behind the curtains as in front of them.   Participating in this production at Chipley High School were :   Actors   …   Julie Barfield, Angel Baxley, Bryan Bellamy, Kaitiin Bray, Abbie Bridges, Philip […]

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Gov. Scott: Florida Tourism on Pace for Fourth Consecutive Record Year …….

Florida Has Already Welcomed Nearly 74 Million Visitors in 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced that according to VISIT FLORIDA’s preliminary estimates* 23.7 million visitors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2014 (July-September), an increase of 3.5 percent over the same period in 2013. This represents the largest third quarter […]

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‘B-Shoc’ in concert at First Freewill Baptist Church today ….

‘B-Shoc’ in concert at First Freewill Baptist Church today ….

Free Concert at 7 p.m.    

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BCF Shines at the Florida Baptist State Convention …..

BCF Shines at the Florida Baptist State Convention …..

From the Florida Baptist State Convention (FBSC) theme “Shine” to the very heartbeat of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) President Thomas A. Kinchen expressed during his annual report, BCF students continue to shine as lights in a dark world.   Messengers at the convention held at the First Baptist Church at the Mall in […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Having Your Representatives Become Accountable to You …….

Voter apathy in the United States is reaching epic proportions. Data from the Statistical Abstract of the United States indicates that only 37 percent of eligible residents participated in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Congressional elections. Additionally, voter participation in federal elections from 1932 through 2010 was an average of 17 percent lower in non-presidential […]

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If Only Frozen’s Elsa Had Kept a Journal: Helping Kids and Teens with Serious Illness Through Journaling

By  Sheri Brisson, MA, coauthor of Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges It comes as no surprise that chronic illnesses are on the rise in children and teens in the U.S.  Whether environmental causes, a sedentary lifestyle, or ‘the fault in our stars’ are to blame, the fact is that 15-18% […]

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Panama City Rescue Mission’s 11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES …….

Panama City Rescue Mission’s 11th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES …….

The Festival of Trees is a fun family tradition where groups design and donate uniquely themed Christmas items for auction. There are a several events during Festival of Trees week (December 2-5) where visitors can come and learn more about the Bethel Village program, meet their successful graduates, hear their testimonies of life-change, bid on […]

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Turkey-Carving Tips: Three Easy Steps …….

Turkey-Carving Tips: Three Easy Steps …….

(NAPSI)—If you want the turkey you serve to be “gobbled up” this holiday, consider improving the presentation with these simple carving tips:   Step 1: Be sure to use a good, sharp knife. Sharp knives are not only safer, they will help you smoothly cut thin, even slices without shredding the meat. Fortunately, you don’t […]

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Obituary for Snowden Samuel Farmer, Jr. ……

Snowden Samuel Farmer, Jr., 93, of Marianna, FL entered rest Friday, November 21, 2014 at home. He was born in Gordon, AL. Mr. Farmer worked for 35 years as a Supervisor for the Federal/State Department of Agriculture. In addition, he served for 37 years as Clerk for the Marianna Church of God. Sergeant S. S. […]

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Washington County TDC to Activate a Committee Structure in 2015 ……

Washington County TDC to Activate a Committee Structure in 2015 ……

Chipley, FL  –  The Washington County Tourist Development Council (TDC) will be working on several projects in the upcoming year. Some will be in markets previously explored by the organization in an attempt to increase economic activity for Washington County.   As a way to help the TDC with these projects, the Council has formed […]

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Awards presented at Farm-City Banquet …….

Awards presented at Farm-City Banquet …….

The 52nd Annual Washington County Farm-City Day Banquet was held Nov. 20 at the Ag Center in Chipley and four local farm families were honored at the event.       Tree Farmer of the Year – Butch and Margaret Harden   Butch and Margaret Harden are both Washington County natives.  Although they lived away […]

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First Baptist Church in Chipley gets needed zoning changes for expansion …..

First Baptist Church in Chipley gets needed zoning changes for expansion …..

Representatives of the First Baptist Church in Chipley were before the Chipley Planning & Zoning Commission Nov. 20th to get needed approval concerning zone changes for eight properties surrounding the current church structure.   The changes are required to allow planned expansion of the church itself and create  parking areas around the church.  The vote […]

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Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders Selected ……

Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders Selected ……

Lee Bigham of Jackson County among those tapped.   Gainesville, Fla.—Florida Farm Bureau has announced the selection of outstanding young agriculturists, ages 18-35, for the 2014-2016 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group.   The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group trains in a two-year program that empowers young farmers to be effective agricultural leaders at […]

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HAM IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH ……

HAM IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH ……

Jennifer Ham is Chipola College’s Career Employee for November.   Ham serves as a Staff Assistant in the Health Sciences Department and has worked at the college since 2009.   Pictured from left, are: Jennifer Ham and Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President  

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