Florida Department of Health offers tips for a Safe and Healthy Labor Day Holiday

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health reminds residents and visitors to maintain a healthy balance of activities during the Labor Day holiday weekend. Whether spending the day at the beach or at the pool, the Department encourages Floridians to keep safety and health in mind as families enjoy outdoor activities and special meals together. […]

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Rountree points out achievement gap to BOCC ……

Rountree points out achievement gap to BOCC ……

The Library Director reported  that the  Summer Read program at libraries helps meet those needs.     Washington County Library Director  Renae Rountree met with the Washington County Board of County Commissioners Thursday morning to update them concerning the recently completed Summer Read Program hosted at the participating  library locations.   Rountree reported that over 1,500 pieces […]

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September meetings for the City of Chipley …..

Chipley City Offices will be CLOSED Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.   City Council Workshop – Thursday – September 4, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers   City Council Budget Workshop – Thursday – September 4, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers   Public Hearing Tentative Millage […]

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Johnson’s Add Fresh Paint to BCF Parking Spaces …..

Johnson’s Add Fresh Paint to BCF Parking Spaces …..

Thanks to the Johnson family from Macclenny, Florida, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville has fresh painted parking lines all over the campus. BCF Graduate Jennifer Johnson Blair and current Elementary Education Major Michelle Johnson are the daughters of this incredibly gifted family that gave sacrificially of their time and efforts in providing […]

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The Glass Menagerie Will Open September 12th …………

The Glass Menagerie Will Open September 12th …………

In the second production of the 44th Season, Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie, Amanda Wingfield  is a Southern belle past her prime, living with two grown children in a small apartment in St. Louis. Amanda (Janet Masker Nuchols) dreams of a better life for her shy and crippled daughter Laura (Jennifer Gibson), and so she pushes […]

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Gardening: Plants & Grasses ……

Gardening: Plants & Grasses ……

Plants & Grasses Whether you’re looking for colorful flowers, choosing a lawngrass, or adding a tree to your landscape, this section can help you find information about plants that are common in Florida yards. Choosing Plants Plant matching, growing conditions, drought tolerance.   Annuals & Perennials One season or many–will your plants come back next […]

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Gulf Coast Jam — September 26th – 28th in Panama City Beach

Gulf Coast Jam — September 26th – 28th in Panama City Beach

   

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Obituary for Betty Sue Pierce …..

Betty Sue Pierce, age 75 of Chipley, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home. Betty was born October 9, 1938 in Colquitt, Georgia to the late Willie and Anna B. (Sheffield) McGuire. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Chipley for the past 30 years, coming from Clearwater, Florida.   […]

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Obituary for Larry D. Harrison ….

Larry D. Harrison, age 57 of Round Lake, Florida, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his home. Larry was born January 2, 1957 in Marianna to the late William E. Harrison and Faye A. (Fortune) Harrison. He was employed as an equipment operator in Road construction.   In addition to his family, Larry loved […]

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Obituary for Dorothy Mae Claville …..

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Claville, age 77, passed away August 29, 2014 at her home with family.  She was born December 31, 1936 in Plant City, Florida.  Mrs. Claville was preceded in death by her husband, John Frank Claville, her parents, Herman and Merriem Bush, two daughters, Jill Cook and Sharon Keene, two brothers, Bobby Bush […]

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Job Numbers Up As Labor Day Approaches ……..

Job Numbers Up As Labor Day Approaches ……..

          TALLAHASSEE, FLA. - Statement from Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog.   “Monday, September 1st, Americans will celebrate Labor Day, a time to thank our nation’s workers for their role in building economic growth and prosperity. This year, […]

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Be Aware of Conditions Represented by Beach Warning Flags …..

~ ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials remind beachgoers to check the surf conditions at public beaches.  Understanding the beach warning flags will help to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the waters.  When red flags are flying, swimming in Florida’s coastal waters can be dangerous. “Rip […]

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BOCC signs agreement with JRA Architects for new courthouse ….

BOCC signs agreement with JRA Architects for new courthouse ….

Washington County Board of County Commissioners closed out their Aug. 28th meeting by signing a contract with JRA Architects to design the new courthouse.  Commissioners indicated they plan for the courthouse to remain on site just west of the First United Methodist Church, but added there will be much more parking available.   The architect’s […]

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BOCC takes action to support economic development in Washington County …..

They also approved resolution for referendum election to determine fate of proposed one-half cent sales tax for the School District.   by Kathy Foster     Washington County commissioners voted 5-0 Thursday to support the use of  some expected funds for economic development in the county.   In their Aug. 19th Workshop the Board of […]

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7 Flood Safety Tips for Residents from the Nonprofit FLASH ……

A system in the Gulf may bring heavy rain to the area over the weekend potentially causing flash flooding. Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash an SUV off of the road. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, more than half of all flood-related deaths are people driving through flooded roads. The nonprofit Federal Alliance […]

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Construction Activities Suspended for Labor Day Weekend

Construction Activities Suspended for Labor Day Weekend

Chipley – To promote safety and reduce congestion over the Labor Day weekend, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is suspending normal road construction activities on all major roads in Northwest Florida.  There will be no work on state roads requiring lane restrictions from Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1. Work on projects requiring lane […]

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