CHIPOLA BASEBALL COACH JEFF JOHNSON NAMED ATHLETIC DIRECTOR …….

CHIPOLA BASEBALL COACH JEFF JOHNSON NAMED ATHLETIC DIRECTOR …….

MARIANNA—Long-time Chipola College baseball coach Jeff Johnson was recently named the college’s Athletic Director. He will continue in his role as head baseball coach.   Johnson said, “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead Chipola’s athletic programs. The college has a great record for winning and preparing student-athletes for success at the next level. I […]

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Morning with Pete ……..

Good Morning; It was dark. Winter coolness was in the air, fresh and crisp. It was quiet before dawn. The silence was broken by the sound of an instrument being tuned. Just a single note then two, then three and four put in sequence. Another instrument began in the distance. The tone and sequence were […]

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County issues Advertisement for Bids ……..

  ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Washington County FEMA Rock Bids Separate sealed BIDS for WASHINGTON COUNTY FEMA ROCK BIDS will be received by the Washington County Board of County Commissioners at the Washington County Administrative Office until 3:00 p.m. (CST), February 12, 2014. The bidders will be required to attend […]

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WEAVING A “BASKETFUL” OF HEARTS …….

WEAVING A “BASKETFUL” OF HEARTS …….

The basket weavers were busy last Saturday morning, January 24th  at the Washington County Historical Society Museum. Master Weaver Sharon Hynes provided all the materials and hands-on instruction to her students as they wove a “Basket of Hearts” just in time for Valentine’s Day.  The heart-shaped reed baskets were finished off with a beautiful rolled […]

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Chipola science students visit Caverns ……

Chipola science students visit Caverns ……

MARIANNA—Chipola College environmental science students recently visited Florida Caverns State Park to observe the karst terrain of limestone ridge and cave with Billy Bailey, Park Specialist.   Elevation differences from swamps to bluffs created winter vista of leafless trees. The students learned to identify trees (Latin and common names), using park elevation and dendrology. A […]

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Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields ……..

Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields ……..

Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida. by Shep Eubanks Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have experienced. Burning provides many potential benefits to management […]

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Panhandle Wildflower Alliance meeting February 11th …….

The Florida Wildflower Foundation is sponsoring a meeting for the Panhandle Wildflower Alliance on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. It will be held in Blountstown, Florida and begin at 9 am CST (10 am EST) and conclude at 3 pm CST (4 pm EST). (Details about the exact location, lunch plans, and agenda will be forthcoming.) […]

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Managing Your Mortgage, Your Money And More…..

Managing Your Mortgage, Your Money And More…..

(NAPSI)—Settling into a new place can be an exciting time. You’re unpacking, meeting new neighbors, getting the “lay of the land” and making decisions about how to furnish and decorate your home. At the same time, you’re assuming many new financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and maintenance costs. That’s one reason it’s important to […]

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AAA: GEORGIA’S AVERAGE PRICE DROPS BELOW $2 …….

AAA: GEORGIA’S AVERAGE PRICE DROPS BELOW $2 …….

Pump prices expected to fall again this week TAMPA, Fla. (January 25, 2015) – The average price for gasoline in Georgia fell below $2 a gallon last week for the first time since May 2009. Georgia became the 29th state to slip below the $2 threshold on Friday.  Florida’s average price was 8 cents above […]

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Portion of Falling Waters Road closed today ….

Washington County Public Works has advised Falling Waters Road from State Park Road to Clayton Road will be closed at 7:45AM until 3:30PM today for maintenance. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Public Works Department at 850-638-6280.

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Trees dedicated at Historical Society Museum in Chipley ………

Trees dedicated at Historical Society Museum in Chipley ………

Three “Natchez” Crepe Myrtles were recently installed in the lawn of Washington County Historical Society’s History Museum. On Friday, January 23rd Chipley Garden Club dedicated the trees in memory of members who passed away during 2014: John V. Foster, Glen “Mike” Michaels, and Dorothy “Dot” Pierce. The Memorial Tree Dedication marked the club’s 2015 Florida […]

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VES hosting Children’s Book Drive Jan. 26th – 30th …..

Vernon Elementary School will be having a Children’s Book Drive during Literacy Week, January 26 – 30. They  are asking that if anyone has any books that they would like to donate to the book drive, please do so!   Students, parents, and everyone in the community are encouraged to bring in children’s books that […]

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Chipola’s ‘Rumors’ wins Superior …..

Chipola’s ‘Rumors’ wins Superior …..

  Chipola College Theatre received a superior ranking for their November 2014 production of Neil Simon’s, “Rumors.” Here, Chipola Theatre Director Charles Sirmon (center) receives congratulations from Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President (left) and Evelyn Ward, Director of Fine and Performing Arts. In the adjudication, one FCSAA production respondent said, “Director Sirmon’s production, overall […]

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CHIPOLA AUTO INSTRUCTOR LAUNCHES NATIONAL TV SHOW ……..

CHIPOLA AUTO INSTRUCTOR LAUNCHES NATIONAL TV SHOW ……..

MARIANNA—Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner is now nation-wide as the host of a new television show, “Tech Garage,” presented by Advance Auto Parts and airing Saturday and Sunday mornings on Discovery’s Velocity Channel.   Tech Garage is an automotive how-to show focusing on theory, operation and diagnostics of vehicle systems. The series airs at […]

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WonderWorks celebrates Mardi Gras with locals

Panama City Beach, FL  –  WonderWorks has announced its participation in the Mardi Gras madness by offering discounted prices all the way through Fat Tuesday. The team is feeling jazzed about the offer and hopes it will give locals and visitors a chance to have some fun now that the holidays are over and school […]

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Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Lake Jackson ……..

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to discuss plans to manage aquatic plants in Lake Jackson in Leon County.   People who fish, boat or watch wildlife on this almost 4,000-acre lake, as well as those living or working near Lake Jackson, are encouraged […]

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