DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMITTED TO HELPING VETERANS FIND WORK IN FLORIDA ……….

TALLAHASSEE—May is Military Appreciation Month and the Florida Department of Health works to honor and support veterans, current members of the military and all military families. The department is proud to employ current and former members of the military throughout the state. It also assists veterans in becoming health care professionals through facilitated licensure processing. […]

Genealogy Class held at Chipley Library …….

Genealogy Class held at Chipley Library …….

The Washington County Public Library held a free genealogy class this past Thursday with  Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) helping people learn about their ancestors using the Family Search database. The Chipley Branch of the Washington County Public Library held one other genealogical class before and received good support from the […]

ORWAT to speak on roses at Wednesday’s meeting of Chipley Garden Club ……

ORWAT to speak on roses at Wednesday’s meeting of Chipley Garden Club ……

Washington County Extension Horticulturist Matthew Orwat will be the guest speaker at Chipley Garden Club’s May meeting on Wednesday, May 6th. The public open to the public and will begin at 10:30 AM at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church located at 2971 Gilberts Mill Road in Chipley. Matthew will discuss choosing the right roses for our […]

Free quilting & sewing classes offered every 4th Tuesday at Chipley Womans Club …..

Free quilting & sewing classes offered every 4th Tuesday at Chipley Womans Club …..

Classes from 2 to 4 p.m.   Bonnie Waldon has been busy recently holding quilting and sewing classes to help local sewers refine their techniques.  She meets with interested persons and helps them understand what creating their own items can mean to them and their families.   During their last session Becky Yates and Elaine […]

CLEAN AIR PROMOTES GOOD HEALTH IN FLORIDA ……..

TALLAHASSEE— This is Air Quality Awareness Week, a chance to appreciate the clean air we are surrounded by in the Sunshine State. The high air quality standards in the state decrease the prevalence of health concerns for residents and visitors. They also make heading outside to get moving and maintain a healthy weight easy—there’s no […]

Mark your calendars: Registration dates for 2015-16 Jackson County Early Childhood set ………

Mark your calendars: Registration dates for 2015-16 Jackson County Early Childhood set ………

Jackson County Early Childhood Programs Registration for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year will be held at school sites from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on the following dates:Cottondale Elementary – Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13 Early Childhood Center in Marianna – Monday, May 11 through Thursday, May 14 Graceville Elementary- Monday, May 11 […]

Celebrate Florida’s first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day May 16 with FWC and partners ………

Are you ready to find out how many lionfish can be removed from Florida waters in one weekend? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day by hosting and promoting a weekend of exciting events across the state, starting Saturday, May 16, including a festival […]

PaddleJam Kayak/SUP Event May 15th – 17th ………

PaddleJam Kayak/SUP Event May 15th – 17th ………

Grab your kayak and head to the coast May 15-17 and join in what organizers hope will be another world-record attempt to gather the largest number of kayaks together in one floating mass to break the current Guiness world record.   The three-day Forgotten Coast PaddleJam event is sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Paddle Club. […]

Baptist College of Florida announces Spring Graduation …….

Baptist College of Florida announces Spring Graduation …….

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will hold spring graduation on Friday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the BCF Wellness Center. Fifty-four students who have completed all of the requirements necessary to obtain their degree will be on hand to greet family and friends who share in this tremendous milestone. The traditional […]

May 8th – Bat Night in Blountstown …..

May 8th – Bat Night in Blountstown …..

Join the fun at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement.  

You Can Be One Reason Mom Feels Loved ……..

You Can Be One Reason Mom Feels Loved ……..

(NAPSI)—From the big milestones to the everyday moments, chances are, you knew Mom would be there for you. So on her special day, you want to find exactly the right way to let her know how much she continues to inspire and encourage you.     A Beautiful Breakfast To help, you can now start […]

Biker trying to avoid dog injured in Jackson County ……

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports an Alford man, Calvin Keith Daniels, 51, of Alford, Florida,  was injured Friday afternoon when he swerved to avoid a dog entering his travel lane.  He was riding a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle.   According to the FHP, report Daniels was traveling southbound on Tennessee Street, just north of Mill […]

Heavy Rains in April brought Drought Relief but also Planting Delays ……

Heavy Rains in April brought Drought Relief but also Planting Delays ……

by Doug Mayo If the old adage of “April Showers Bring May Flowers” is true, parts of the Panhandle should be a blooming mess very soon. The National Weather Service provides estimates of rainfall.  The map above shows that there were some pockets in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Washington and Jackson Counties that received 10-15″ in […]

Four arrested on drug and firearm charges in Jackson County ……..

On 04/28/15 investigators with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and the Jackson County S.O. Drug Task Force began conducting an investigation of possible illegal narcotics use at a residence located at 722 Satellite Road south of Graceville, Florida. This is the residence of Daniel Jefferson Carroll and his wife Devona Leigh Seale. […]

Historical Society plans to unveil Veterans Wall Aug. 14th ……..

Historical Society plans to unveil Veterans Wall Aug. 14th ……..

Members of the Washington County Historical Society are moving along with plans to establish a Military Wall on the north side of the museum in Chipley.   by Kathy Foster   Washington County Historical Society president Dorothy Odom announced Friday  the group is planning to establish a Military Veterans Wall on the north side of […]

‘ArtKidDoo’ today at Shivers Park in Chipley …..

‘ArtKidDoo’ today at Shivers Park in Chipley …..

From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.