Construction Activities Suspended for Memorial Day Weekend …….

Starting at Noon on Friday, May 31st. Chipley – To promote safety and reduce congestion over the Memorial Day weekend, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is suspending normal construction activities on all major roads in Northwest Florida. There will be no lane closures on the state road system from 12 p.m. Friday, May 27 […]

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County Commissioners met May 26th …….

County Commissioners met May 26th …….

Washington County Commissioners kicked off their May 26th meeting with a salute to the AA Dixie Boys State Championship games set to be played July 1st – 7th at Pal’s Park in Chipley. Pictured above are County Commissioners Todd Abbott and Lynn Gothard, County Administrator David Corbin, with County Commissioners Alan Bush and Charles Kent. […]

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Help coastal birds this Memorial Day Weekend ……

Audubon and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ask boaters and beachgoers statewide to help coastal birds this Memorial Day Weekend This Memorial Day Weekend, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon are reminding Floridians to share our beaches and islands with rare and declining species of waterbirds that are currently […]

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The Apalachicola Shooting Range Apalachicola Nation Forest closed temporarily ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Apalachicola National Forest in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission together have temporarily closed the Apalachicola Shooting Range. The range will be closed until June 27 for repairs and reconstruction of the berm. For more information about this closure please contact the Wakulla District Office Ranger Station at (850) […]

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7 Tips to Avoid Gas Pump Card Skimmers This Memorial Day Weekend

7 Tips to Avoid Gas Pump Card Skimmers This Memorial Day Weekend

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ahead of projected record-breaking travel this Memorial Day weekend, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is giving Floridians and visitors seven simple tips to avoid identity-stealing card skimmers placed on gas pumps. Since 2015, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has found and removed more than 230 skimmers, devices that […]

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Washington & Holmes Healthy Babies Community Meeting June 16 …….

Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington counties announces Healthy Babies Meeting.   The Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties is pleased to announce it will be hosting a community meeting to discuss Florida Healthy Babies. Florida Healthy Babies is a collaborative statewide initiative designed to positively influence social determinants of health […]

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UF/IFAS Pond Management Classes May 31 and June 7 – Chipley ……

Registration Deadline Approaching Panhandle Pond Management will be held at the Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave, Chipley FL. Each session will begin at 6:00pm; a meal will be served. To ensure we have enough food advanced registration is required by Thursday, May 26. There is a $10 registration fee per session. To register […]

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LW FOUNDATION OFFERING GRANTS TO FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL FISHING CLUBS …….

Funds help establish new or expand existing High School Fishing clubs   MINNEAPOLIS – The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Foundation has announced the availability of grants to Student Angler Federation (SAF)-affiliated high school fishing clubs in Florida of up to $500 per school to establish new or expand existing clubs. The grants are offered via […]

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The Zika Virus: Six Prevention Tips …….

The Zika Virus: Six Prevention Tips …….

(NAPSI)—When you prepare your front porch, deck and backyard for warm weather entertaining, it’s important to take precautions against that unpopular party crasher, the mosquito. The pest can potentially endanger your guests, children and pets by spreading such diseases as West Nile, chikungunya and the Zika virus—but you can reduce your risk. Millions of people […]

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EVERETT WINS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD ……..

EVERETT WINS CHIPOLA FACULTY OF THE YEAR AWARD ……..

MARIANNA—JoAnn Everett, Assistant Professor Mathematics, has been named the Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional of the Year at Chipola College.   Everett has worked at Chipola since 1986. She began teaching developmental math (previously known as college preparatory math) in 1988. She also worked for two years in the former Chipola Math Lab. She is the long-time treasurer […]

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Gag season starts June 1; new size limit effective same day …….

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1. The black grouper and gag minimum size limit will increase from 22-inches to 24-inches total length in Gulf state waters starting June 1, to match recent changes in Gulf federal waters.   The gag grouper recreational […]

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Jeff Atwater: Now is the time to look at hurricane coverage …….

Jeff Atwater: Now is the time to look at hurricane coverage …….

Dear Fellow Floridians: Last week, I highlighted the importance of preparing for the upcoming hurricane season, and I’m glad to say that we received a lot of positive feedback from newsletter readers across Florida–many of whom shared questions, concerns, and comments related to insurance companies and insurance coverage. One of the most common questions we […]

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Tours Department’s Zika Testing Laboratory …….

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today toured the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which has recently been equipped to test mosquitoes for the Zika virus. The laboratory, located in Kissimmee, Fla., can now test for the virus in the vector mosquito species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes […]

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Red Hill United Methodist Church in Holmes County burglarized

Red Hill United Methodist Church in Holmes County burglarized

WZEP Radio   On Monday, May 23rd, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a burglary at the Red Hill United Methodist Church out on Highway 2. The church is believed to have been broken into between late Sunday afternoon, May 22nd and early Monday morning, May 23rd. Bandits broke in and stole […]

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A ‘Thank You’ from RMS …….

RMS would like to thank everyone who participated and supported the Inaugural Spring Fling Corn Hole Tournament.   The RMS staff and clubs, along with SAC Committee, were able to host the tournament with 33 teams.   This was a huge success with the help from many community volunteers and businesses.   We would like […]

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David Corbins retirement party today at 6 p.m. …….

David Corbins retirement party today at 6 p.m. …….

Washington County Manager David Corbin will be the star of the evening tonight at the Ag Center in Chipley when friends from across the county and family members gather to mark his retirement.  The general public in invited and encouraged to attend.  

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