Wausau Council holds budget workshop ……

Wausau Council holds budget workshop ……

Council told Town in good condition.   by  Kathy Foster   Wausau Council members learned Thursday evening not only is the town in good financial condition, but they could afford to give employees a five percent raise.   Presented with a tentative budget, council members were told the following:    The 2016-17 budget is balanced […]

By August 26, 2016 Read More →
Chipley P&Z approves zoning change request ……….

Chipley P&Z approves zoning change request ……….

by Kathy Foster   Chipley’s Planning & Zoning Commission voted 5-0 Aug. 25th to approve a zoning change for property at 761 Main Street.  the change will be from Low Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial.   Shane Obert met with commission members requesting the zoning change for property owner Katie O’Neill.   Obert said the zoning […]

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Gov. Scott: “I’m traveling to D.C. to demand urgent action from Congress on Zika” ………

Governor Rick Scott has announced that he will be in Washington D.C. on September 6th to meet with members of Congress to discuss the immediate need for funding to combat the Zika virus. Governor Scott said, “Since Congress decided to go on a seven-week vacation, the state of Florida has been hard at work combatting […]

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U.S. Representative Gwen Graham visits Kate Smith Elementary School ……..

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham visits Kate Smith Elementary School ……..

Washington County, Florida Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor hosted a visit to the new Kate Smith Elementary School in downtown Chipley for U.S. Representative Gwen Graham on Tuesday, August 23. Accompanied by her staff and a gift of several hundreds of dollars in new books for the school library, Graham took the opportunity to visit […]

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Washington County commissioners set another Budget Workshop ……..

Washington County commissioners set another Budget Workshop ……..

by Kathy Foster   Before closing their Aug. 25th meeting, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners set a Sept. 6th Budget Workshop at 4 p.m. to give a final look at the proposed 2016-17 county budget.  At 5:05 p.m. the same day commissioners have set a Final Tentative Budget meeting to give their approval […]

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CHIPLEY’S SCARECROW EXPRESS DATE SET …….

CHIPLEY’S SCARECROW EXPRESS DATE SET …….

Chipley Garden Club and Washington County Historical Society announced today that a date has been set for Chipley’s Scarecrow Express: 5th Annual Scarecrow Building Contest and History Festival – Saturday, October 15th. The festival will be held on the lawn at the Washington County Historical Society in downtown Chipley from 10AM until 5 PM.   […]

By August 26, 2016 Read More →

Take Action Now – Beat the storm and the crowds, VOTE EARLY, through Sunday, August 28th! …….

  The League of Women Voters in Florida is recommending that in light of the quickly approaching storms, everyone work to  promote early voting between now and Sunday, 8/28.   Of course, every SOE has discretion as to when early voting will be held in their county so the attached documents note the specific days, […]

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Update from the Challenger Learning Center …….

Update from the Challenger Learning Center …….

  Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee Tallahassee’s “Edutainment” Destination      Suicide Squad in IMAX 3D Now Playing  It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an […]

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New analysis shows consumers will still have affordable health coverage options next year ……..

An estimated 73 percent of HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits   Since the Affordable Care Act became law, health care prices have risen at the lowest rate in 50 years, and premiums for the 150 million […]

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Obama Administration to Help Appalachian Communities Revitalize Downtowns through Broadband Service ……..

WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) have announced the selection of 10 communities in six states that will participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, an innovative initiative to help people use broadband service for downtown revitalization and economic […]

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It Is Up to Congress to Make Sure That SelectUSA Continues to Benefit Communities Across America ……..

  Today, no other country attracts more foreign direct investment than the United States. Cities and towns across America are benefiting from the international firms that have become vital members of their communities – from Mercedes-Benz in Charleston, South Carolina to Kudelski Group in Phoenix, Arizona.  Companies like these make valuable contributions not only to […]

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Mind Your Car Maintenance …….

(NAPSI)—To make your car last, you have to put it first. Sticking to the maintenance schedule for your specific car keeps it running properly and protects you from expensive repairs. Here are three of the top items to consider to keep your car in tip-top shape. • Oil changes—This is probably THE most important thing […]

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Obituary for Donald S. Mansell, Jr. …….

Donald “Donnie” S. Mansell Jr., 52 of Southport, Florida, passed from this life on August 24, 2016 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. Donnie was born on August 2, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida to Donald S. Mansell Sr. and Pat Dampson. He had lived in the Florida Panhandle since 1990, coming from Tampa, […]

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Circuit Judge Chris Patterson Discusses the Death Penalty in Florida

Circuit Judge Chris Patterson Discusses the Death Penalty in Florida

Interview with Circuit Judge Chris Patterson, Florida 14th Judicial Circuit, discussing the new Florida legislation concerning the death penalty. Produced by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida. See more video clips, photos and interviews at www.RealFloridaMagazine.org and you can also listen to this interview on FPTC Radio, the voice […]

By August 25, 2016 Read More →

Florida Forest Service Welcomes Home Wildland Firefighters, Sends 20 More to Battle Washington Wildfire …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Forest Service is sending another crew of 20 wildland firefighters to battle the blazes out West as they welcome home 40 wildland firefighters from a recent western deployment. The latest crew will travel to Washington today to fight the 4,200-acre […]

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Tropical Storm Update ……

Provided by WZEP Radio   STRONG TROPICAL WAVE GAINING STRENGTH Officials, Residents Watching A huge and powerful tropical wave (Invest 99L) is generating winds of tropical storm force near the Virgin Islands, and could become a tropical storm at any time over the next two days as it heads west-northwest at 15 mph towards The […]

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