FHP JOINS NATIONAL EFFORT TO COMBAT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING …………

FHP JOINS NATIONAL EFFORT TO COMBAT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING …………

~Patience is a virtue while traveling on the roads~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers will begin another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving when driving around large trucks on the road. […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Graduates Explorer Class …………

Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Graduates Explorer Class …………

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Public Safety classroom at Florida Panhandle Technical College (formerly Washington-Holmes Technical Center) in Chipley, Florida on Friday, July 31 as proud parents and staff watched the graduation ceremonies for a large group of students. The occasion was the awarding of certificates of completion for the Explorers Program, a volunteer program […]

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Master Gardeners visit Prayer Garden …….

Master Gardeners visit Prayer Garden …….

On Wednesday, July 29 the Washington County Master Gardeners along with members of First Baptist Church of Chipley and Chipley Garden Club visited “Eden: Harford’s Garden of Prayer” in Hartford, Alabama. The purpose of the visit was to explore the possibility of creating such a garden on the corner of 5th Street and South Boulevard […]

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46th Annual Wausau Possum Festival ……

46th Annual Wausau Possum Festival ……

The first Saturday in August each year, this year occurring on August 1, 2015 in Historic Wausau, Florida        

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NFCH celebrates 5th anniversary of Wound Healing Institute ……….

NFCH celebrates 5th anniversary of Wound Healing Institute ……….

July 30th marked the 5th anniversary of the Wound Healing Institute at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley and the medical facility hosted a celebration in honor of the event.   On hand at the party were staffers of the Institute,  members of the community and patients who have used the wound care services offered there. […]

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Girls Basketball Tryouts Aug. 4th …….

Girls Basketball Tryouts Aug. 4th …….

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Marianna Main Street plans “Back to School Bash” downtown …………

Marianna Main Street plans “Back to School Bash” downtown …………

Friday, July 31st from 6 to 9 p.m. Some local businesses in downtown Marianna are gearing up for a Back to School Bash this Friday, July 31st from 6 to 9 p.m. to kick off the school year. The City of Marianna’s Main Street program, in partnership with downtown businesses and the First Baptist Church […]

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Annual Friends of the NRA Dinner and Auction Aug. 6th

The Annual Friends of the NRA Dinner and Auction will be held on August 6th at 6:00 PM at the Washington County Ag Center in Chipley. The doors will open at 6:00 PM for a social hour to give guests a time to review all of the items that can be bid on during the […]

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For Grades 3-5: The Creation of a Comparison Shopper ……

For Grades 3-5: The Creation of a Comparison Shopper ……

Kids in this age group are ready for meaningful lessons about saving and spending money wisely. Many also are ready to open their first savings account, if they haven’t already. Here are key concepts to teach. Think before you buy: Continue discussing with children how to separate their needs from their wishes. Also help them […]

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Free Planetarium Show this Saturday, Aug. 1st ………..

Free Planetarium Show this Saturday, Aug. 1st ………..

  At the Challenger Learning Center Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium in Tallahassee.     Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee Tallahassee’s “Edutainment” Destination      Free Planetarium Show This Saturday, August 1 @ 10:00am   Come downtown to the Challenger Learning Center Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium and enjoy a free planetarium show on August 1 […]

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Gov. Scott: State Funding for Building Homes for Heroes to Help Build Record Number of Homes for Disabled Veterans ……..

ORLANDO, Fla. – Earlier this week Governor Rick Scott highlighted $1 million included in the “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” Budget for Building Homes for Heroes, a non-profit organization that builds or modifies homes, and gifts them mortgage‐free to injured veterans and their families. The funding provided by the state will allow the organization to build a record […]

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Avoid Accidents ……….

Avoid Accidents ……….

(NAPSI)—A few simple steps, when it comes to ladders, could save 300 lives a year, according to the World Health Organization. In addition, 164,000 emergency room treatments could be avoided.   The Problem The number of ladder-related injuries in the United Sates increased by more than 50 percent in 15 years, says a study in […]

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Unclaimed Property Check Delivered to Local Jacksonville Woman ……..

Unclaimed Property Check Delivered to Local Jacksonville Woman ……..

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, to kick off the 2015 unclaimed property auction festivities, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property team hand-delivered a check for more than $13,000 to a local Jacksonville woman.     Dianne, a frequent visitor of the Mary L. Singleton Senior Citizens Center, was reunited with funds that her late mother kept in […]

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Monitoring for Old World Bollworm after first detection in United States yields no additional finds ……….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Prior to this summer, the Old World Bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera, had never before been found in the continental United States outside of port interceptions. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture’s initial finding […]

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Northwest Florida Community Hospital hosted ‘Back To School Fair 2015’ ……….

Northwest Florida Community Hospital hosted ‘Back To School Fair 2015’ ……….

Looming bad weather may have lowered attendance at the 2015 ‘Back 2 School’  bash hosted this morning at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, but the indisputable fact is that the event was successful.   The public turned out in large numbers and although the free event officially started at 9 a.m., the parking lot is typically filled with […]

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KMS Summer Reading Camp ……

KMS Summer Reading Camp ……

The  Third Grade Summer Reading Camp at Kate M. Smith Elementary School is over, but the lessons learned by the students will reach far beyond those six weeks. This camp focused on areas of weakness in reading by implementing small group reading instruction, research based computer curriculum, targeted skills intervention, visits to the public library […]

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