VES recognizes Emily Holliday for her citizenship ……

VES recognizes Emily Holliday for her citizenship ……

Vernon Elementary School would like to recognize Emily Holliday for demonstrating true citizenship.   Emily found a large sum of money that another student had lost, and immediately turned it in to the office.   An anonymous community member heard about Emily and offered her a reward for automatically doing the right thing.   Thank […]

City of Vernon issues ‘Boil Water Notice’

May 3, 2016 ***PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE*** Vernon Water System PWS# 1670710 TO: ALL WATER CUSTOMERS ENTIRE CITY OF VERNON, FL DUE TO DROP IN WATER PRESSURE THROUGHOUT CITY WHAT SHOULD I DO? AS A PRECAUTION, WE ADVISE THAT ALL WATER USED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ICE, BRUSHING TEETH, OR WASHING DISHES BE BOILED. A ROLLING […]

FCSAA Baseball/Softball Notebook: May 3rd …….

FCSAA Baseball/Softball Notebook: May 3rd …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 3, 2016) – The Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) has released its NJCAA Region 8 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week selections for games played April 25-May 1.   Congratulations to Chipola College, FCSAA State Softball Champions, and Florida SouthWestern State College, FCSAA Runners-up. Both teams have qualified for the […]

Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Readies Laboratory for Zika Mosquito Testing …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that the Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is now prepared to test mosquitoes for the Zika virus. The laboratory, which is run by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, routinely tests for myriad animal diseases; however, Commissioner Putnam’s department recently equipped the laboratory […]

Clerk’s office to be closed part of the day May 5th ……

The Washington County Clerk’s Office will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th, to allow the staff to attend the funeral of Clerk Lora Bell’s mother, Callie Corbin.

Trey Hawkins makes emergency water run …….

Trey Hawkins makes emergency water run …….

All the schools in the Vernon area are under a boil water notice so County Commission candidate Tray Hawkins pitched in Tuesday to help.  Hawkins took out some time and made a trip to the schools to deliver bottled water.

Daily Rituals Can Help Or Hurt ……..

Daily Rituals Can Help Or Hurt ……..

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, you have your own personal rituals. Some people can’t start the day without their favorite newspaper, an early run or a warm shower. Personal rituals are comfortable and, in many cases, automatic. Unfortunately, a familiar ritual can sometimes turn into a bad habit. When you find yourself habitually reaching for […]

CHS Band awarded ‘Superior’ for their performance at the State level …….

CHS Band awarded ‘Superior’ for their performance at the State level …….

The Chipley High School Symphonic Band performed at the Florida State Concert Band Performance Assessment in Niceville on Friday, April 29, 2016. This culminating event for “the best of the best” high school bands around the state was facilitated by the Florida Bandmasters Association.   Performing on stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, the Chipley […]

Color the Counties Purple and join in the fun of the 2016 Relay for Life …….

Jail and Bail in Holmes County this Friday, May 6th sponsored by the Fighting Jackets Dream Team.   Thursday,  May 12th, Javiers is helping The Fighting Jackets Dream Team with another fundraiser. 10% of your ticket price will be donated to the Relay For Life.   Color the Counties Purple Fundraiser Event starts NOW and […]

Roulhac Middle School Corn Hole Tournament set for May 16th ……

Roulhac Middle School  and the RMS School Advisory Council are sponsoring a Spring Fling Corn Hole Tournament on May 16 from 4:30-6:30 at the RMS common grounds area.   Spring Fling admission and participation in the tournament is free, but concessions will be sold to raise fund for AVID, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, […]

Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley Hosts Third Unmanned Vehicle Systems Workshop ……..

Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley Hosts Third Unmanned Vehicle Systems Workshop ……..

On Friday, April 29, 2016, Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida hosted the last in a series of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS), or Drone, workshops on the FPTC campus. Featuring the use of drones in search and rescue, the workshop was well attended by correctional staff and officers, local law enforcement, fire departments and […]

MOST BICYLISTS FEAR BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE WHILE SHARING THE ROAD ……..

MOST BICYLISTS FEAR BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE WHILE SHARING THE ROAD ……..

Celebrate National Bicycle Safety Month by Keeping Roadways Safer for Everyone  While bicycles are a legitimate form of transportation with laws and regulations established for their use, many riders feel they are not respected by motorists and must fight for their place on the road. In a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey, the majority of Florida bicyclists […]

FWC announces May start of sea turtle nesting season on many Florida beaches …….

Sea turtle nesting season begins in May on many Florida beaches, including the sandy beaches of northwest Florida. The season lasts through the end of October and is the critical time when people can help keep sea turtles and hatchlings safe. Loggerhead turtles that nest on beaches in Franklin, Gulf, Bay, Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa […]

Chipola Commencement May 5th in Dothan ……

MARIANNA—The Chipola College 2016 Commencement Ceremony is set for Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m., at the Dothan Civic Center. The address is 126 St. Andrews Street, Dothan, AL.   Counted as members of the class are all who will complete degrees or certificates from December of 2015 to May of 2016 or during the […]

Arts Week South Walton opens May 7th …….

Arts Week South Walton opens May 7th …….

Art Week South Walton Opens May 7th with the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival Art Week South Walton, a Cultural Arts Alliance  initiative bringing together neighborhoods, businesses and artists to present quality arts and entertainment, will begin Saturday, May 7th with the 28th annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Town Center.  Sponsored by […]

1 IN 5 MOTORISTS DO NOT WEAR A SEAT BELT ……

1 IN 5 MOTORISTS DO NOT WEAR A SEAT BELT ……

Rear seated passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash  In 2014, 21,022 motor vehicle passengers lost their lives. Tragically some of these deaths could have been prevented if the passenger had been wearing a seat belt. Seat belts save lives. Yet, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found  nearly 1 in 5 […]