CHIPOLA SOFTBALL BEAT HILLSBOROUGH IN STATE TOURNAMENT …….

The Chipola College Lady Indians softball team beat Hillsborough 5-0 in the first round of the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament on Friday, April 28.   The Lady Indians face Central Florida at 3 p.m., Friday, April 28.   Chipola needs five wins in the winner’s bracket to win the double-elimination tournament. If they move to […]

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Vernon Elementary School First Grade Spelling Bee ………

Vernon Elementary School First Grade Spelling Bee ………

VES would like congratulate the winners of the first grade spelling bee.   These students applied themselves and studied hard for this competition. Pictured above are: Zackary Wicker 1st place, Aiden Taylor 2nd place, and Marshall Carter 3rd place.

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Martha Compton, Director of Florida Panhandle Technical College Arrested

Martha Compton, Director of Florida Panhandle Technical College Arrested

Martha Compton, Director of Florida Panhandle Technical College, was arrested today (Friday, April 28, 2017) and held on $500 bail as part of the fundraising efforts of the 2017 Washington County Relay For Life (seen here with Jonathan Rackard of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office). Compton claims she was framed but was able to raise […]

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Dr. Dunn Introduces 10th Amendment Restoration Act ……….

BRAC-Style Commission Will Recommend Measures Sending Power Back to the States and the People WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) introduced the “10th Amendment Restoration Act of 2017,”legislation to give more power back to the states and reduce the size of the federal government. The bill establishes a Constitutional Government Review Commission to review […]

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GCSC to recognize outstanding students, faculty and staff at 57th Annual Honors Convocation ………

Gulf Coast State College is pleased to announce the 57th Annual Honors Convocation. Students will be recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics, leadership, athletics and campus organization involvement during the 2016-2017 school year. Faculty, staff and administrators will be recognized for their outstanding work in teaching, advising and student support, to name a few. […]

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Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day ………..

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day ………..

 Get unwanted drugs out of circulation.   Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, when you can drop off your expired, unused, and unneeded prescription drugs at approved collection sites – no questions asked. This year, I’m dropping off some old prescriptions because I don’t need them, and disposing of them prevents these pills […]

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Wildflower Festival set for April 29th ………….

Wildflower Festival set for April 29th ………….

Being held in downtown Blountstown, Florida. Make plans to attend the third annual North Florida Wildflower Festival on Saturday, April 29th in downtown Blountstown.  This year’s event has been moved from Pear Street to Magnolia Square.  The Calhoun County Chamber coordinates the event, and began the festival to celebbrate the unique natural beauty of the […]

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CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY …….

CHIPOLA STUDENTS HONORED AT AWARDS CEREMONY …….

MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.   The following students received academic awards: Hunter Potts of Graceville, National Leadership in Business; Jody Eslinger of Cottonwood, Ala., Accounting-BSBA; Dwight Rich of Bonifay, General Management-BSBA; Wendy Sheffield of Cottondale., […]

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CHIPOLA ATHLETES GO NEXT LEVEL …….

CHIPOLA ATHLETES GO NEXT LEVEL …….

Eight Chipola College athletes recently signed scholarships to play at four-year universities next year. Pictured from left, are: (front) women’s basketball: Tiaera Phillips (University of Dayton), Barbara Johnson (University of Mississippi), Danielle Garven (University of Pittsburgh), Sydnee McDonald (University of Central Florida) (back) baseball players Roberto Negron (North Carolina A & T), Andrew Bechtold (Louisiana […]

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NEAL SPORTSMANSHIP AND KEEN SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDED AT CHIPOLA

NEAL SPORTSMANSHIP AND KEEN SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARDED AT CHIPOLA

 Congratulation ladies. BASFORD WINS NEAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD AT CHIPOLA—Chipola softball player Lexie Basford of Marianna recently won the Neal Sportsmanship Award at the college. SMELCER WINS KEEN SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD AT CHIPOLA— Chipola Cross Country runner Jayde Smelcer of Chipley accepts the Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award from Cross Country Coach Rance Massengill. 

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Two male juveniles arrested in Chipley ……..

On Friday, April 21st the Chipley Police Department responded to the address of 632 5th Street in reference to a burglary.  It was discovered that on an earlier date, persons unknown had entered the residence and removed items in excess of $300.   Investigators on scene were advised of possible video evidence show juveniles carrying […]

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Senator George Gainer wants public to have more information on Waste Management’s requested well ……..

Exploratory well request has raised a number of issues.   by Kathy Foster   As of today, Senator George Gainer says the Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to hold the letter of intent on beginning the well  project until constituent’s questions are answered and they have the ability to voice their concerns.   The […]

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Relay For Life — May 5th at Pal’s Park in Chipley ……….

Relay For Life — May 5th at Pal’s Park in Chipley ……….

The invitation is out for everyone to participate in the 2017 Washington-Holmes Relay For Life.   Teams Captains gathered  at the Wells Fargo Bank in Chipley last Monday night to report on plans   Two more special events are scheduled prior to the May 5th event and the community is invited to participate in the […]

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Need a new OSTDS ? …….

Need a new OSTDS ? …….

Chipley Kiwanians learned Tuesday that a OSTDC (Onsite Sewage Treatment Disposal System) is just a septic tank system, but it isn’t always easy to get needed permits.  Just like many other things you have to fill out paper work and meet strict standards.   Jason Taylor, with the Washington County Health Department, was the guest […]

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AAA: FLORIDA GAS PRICES MAY HAVE PEAKED ………

AAA: FLORIDA GAS PRICES MAY HAVE PEAKED ………

Gasoline glut should keep pump prices low; 5-10 cent drop in the near future  Florida gas prices may have hit their peak, at least for the first half of the year. New supply data from the Energy Information Administration stoked concerns of a gasoline glut, pushing the wholesale market to seven-week lows. Florida gas prices declined for the fifth consecutive day today, […]

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Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ Column ……..

Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ Column ……..

Dear Fellow Floridians: If you gave your child $100 today, how much do you think they would have left a week from now? How about one month from now? Have you ever given your child just enough lunch money for the week, only to have them asking for more before Friday? Generally speaking, children don’t […]

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