Obituary for T.J. Shirah …..

Mr. T.J. Shirah, age 80, of Bonifay, Florida passed away August 21, 2014 at Washington Rehab and Nursing in Chipley, Florida.  He was born March 8, 1934 in Bonifay, Florida.   Mr.  Shirah is survived by his wife, Betty Shirah of Bonifay, FL; two sons, Kenneth J. Shirah and Edmond T. Shirah both of Bonifay, […]

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BOCC considering new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance for Washington County ……..

BOCC considering new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance for Washington County ……..

by Kathy Foster      Washington County commissioners said Wednesday they want to receive input from the public regarding a proposed ordinance pertaining to the sale, consuming or serving of beer, wine or other alcoholic or intoxicating beverages in the county.   Shown below is a draft version of the proposed ordinance:   Let your county […]

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Circuit Judge Jim Fenson promotes Guardian ad Litem program at Chamber breakfast ……

Circuit Judge Jim Fenson promotes Guardian ad Litem program at Chamber breakfast ……

by Kathy Foster   Circuit Judge Jim Fenson  was the guest speaker at the Aug. 21st Third Thursday Breakfast hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.  On hand to support North Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program,  Fenson praised all those who have volunteered with the program and stressed the important role the program plays […]

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Cipley Code Enforcement Baord closes four cases and sets fines in three others …….

by Kathy Foster   Members of Chipley’s Code Enforcement Board closed four cases at their Aug. 21st meeting and agreed that one of those cases would probably get hit with another code enforcement violation in the near future.   Board members Wanda Owens,  Becky Cousson, John Sasser and Barbara James heard findings concerning three cases […]

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AAA: NEARLY 35 MILLION TRAVELING FOR LABOR DAY, HIGHEST SINCE RECESSION-DRIVEN DECLINE

AAA: NEARLY 35 MILLION TRAVELING FOR LABOR DAY, HIGHEST SINCE RECESSION-DRIVEN DECLINE

1.3 percent more people plan to travel during final summer holiday Sound Bites for Broadcast (Preview / Download)  AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 […]

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GOV RICK SCOTT: PER STUDENT SPENDING WILL BE HIGHEST IN FLORIDA HISTORY NEXT YEAR

Will propose an increase in total state funding for education to over $19.6 billion   Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida’s per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state’s history. We already have the highest total spending in K-12 […]

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FWC tarpon researchers seek data from north Florida anglers …….

The strength, stamina and fighting ability of a “silver king” make tarpon one of Florida’s most popular game fish. Experience the thrill! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants people to reel one in to the side of their boat and help us with the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study. Tarpon DNA helps scientists […]

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Planting in August …..

August marks the transition from summer to fall—especially in your garden. If you’re wondering what you should plant this month, then use these suggestions based on the Florida climate zones. To find out which region you live in, take a look at the gardening region map.     North Florida Bedding Plants: Because August includes […]

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Free Hunter Safety courses …..

          The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Gadsden and Liberty counties in August.   The Gadsden County course takes place in Classroom 120 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana. The Institute is west of the city of Midway on U.S. 90. […]

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ODOM AWARDED SPORTSMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP …….

ODOM AWARDED SPORTSMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP …….

—The Chipola Sportsmen’s Club recently presented its first Chipola College scholarship to Cassidy Odom of Clarksville. Pictured from (left) are: Clay Milton, Lee Anderson, Cassidy Odom of Clarksville, Chuck Mathis and Allen Scheffer. Scholarship chairman Lee Anderson, says, “In addition to the scholarship, our group intends to support area outdoor youth organizations, and establish new […]

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Obituary for Mary Eva Jenkins ……

Mrs. Mary Eva Jenkins, age 87, of Vernon, Florida passed away August 21, 2014 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay.  She lived several years as a resident of the Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center.  She was born November 19, 1926 in Forrest County Mississippi.  Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her parents, James Randell […]

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Obituary for Daisy Maude Everett ……..

Daisy Maude Everett, age 80 of Grovetown, Georgia and formerly of Fountain, Florida, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home. Daisy was born April 12, 1934 in Winchester, Tennessee to the late William and Ethel (Steele) Morris. A longtime resident of Fountain, she was formerly employed by the Bay County School System as […]

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5 Safety Tips to Beat the Heat from the Nonprofit FLASH ……

Heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are affecting millions today and over the weekend. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offers the following safety tips to reduce the risk of illness from high temperatures. *  The […]

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HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE FLORIDIANS, VISITORS TO BEAT THE HEAT, STAY COOL

 TALLAHASSEE – With high temperatures forecast for Florida today and throughout the weekend, the Florida Department of Health urges residents and visitors across the state to beat the heat and stay cool, healthy and safe. “Florida’s families, especially those with young children, are encouraged to take precautions to keep cool in high temperatures,” said Dr. […]

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Excessive Heat Warning issued for our area ……..

Excessive Heat Warning issued for our area ……..

The  National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued an excessive heat warning for a portion of our region today. An excessive heat warning is issued when heat indices of 113 degrees or greater are expected. Friday and Saturday will be the warmest days of this heat wave with a break in the heat possibly coming on […]

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Supervisor of Elections says – Get serious about being an American – VOTE ……

Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol Rudd reports her office had 595 early voters and as of Thursday afternoon 865 absentee ballots had been received by her office. She wants to  remind voters they can vote this  Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  “Our turnout has been very low and I expect Election Day will follow […]

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