The Preliminary High School Grades are in ……..

Courtesy of WZEP Radio Ratings for schools in the Panhandle. 2013-2014 Preliminary High School Grades School Name Grade 2014 Grade 2013 Grade 2012 HOLMES BONIFAY MIDDLE SCHOOL C B A HOLMES POPLAR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL C C C HOLMES BETHLEHEM HIGH SCHOOL D C C HOLMES PONCE DE LEON HIGH SCHOOL C C D HOLMES […]

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November Unemployment Figures ……

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in November 2014, down 0.2 percentage point from October 2014 rate of 6.0 percent and down 0.7 percentage point from 6.5 percent a year ago. The state’s November rate was the lowest since May 2008 when it was 5.7 percent.  There were 556,000 jobless Floridians out of […]

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Santa makes delivery at Head Start ……

Santa makes delivery at Head Start ……

Santa Claus made a surprise visit Friday morning to the Head Start in Chipley, where he delivered several boxes of socks, underwear and belts for youngsters (SUB program).  Part of a joint venture with Murphy’s Oil,  Santa was on hand at the Murphys  station in Chipley in November for a photo session.   Youngsters and […]

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Upper Chipola River Receives Designation as Paddling Trail ……

Upper Chipola River Receives Designation as Paddling Trail ……

Marianna- The Division of Recreation & Parks’ Office of Greenways & Trails designated Christoff Landing on the Upper Chipola River as the 51st Paddling Trail of Florida’s Greenways & Trail System.   This scenic portion of the Chipola River is a site on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail and begins at Christoff Landing, […]

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Candlelight Service Dec. 20th at Wausau Methodist Church ……

Candlelight Service Dec. 20th at Wausau Methodist Church ……

Wausau Methodist Church will have their annual Candlelight Service on Saturday, December 20th @ 5:30 PM. Follow luminaries, sing Christmas Carols, Bible readings and refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome. The church is on Hwy 77. Singing Silent Night by candlelight gives the true meaning of Christmas.    

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Live Concert Dec. 20th in Chipley …..

Live Concert Dec. 20th in Chipley …..

Plant the Evidence, is hosting a free concert that is open to the public in Chipley on Dec. 20th.   The five bands playing include Krystian (Rabbit) Spradlin and I Like I Like, both from Defuniak Springs, Naval Superiority from Panama City, Bon Yard from Bonifay, and  from Chipley.   The concert will be a […]

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AAA: 98.6 MILLION AMERICAN TRAVELERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, FOUR PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR

AAA: 98.6 MILLION AMERICAN TRAVELERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, FOUR PERCENT MORE THAN LAST YEAR

Busy year-end holidays will be marked by most travelers on record TAMPA, Fla.  –  The year-end holiday season should see the highest travel volume on record (AAA travel data dates back to 2001). AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of four […]

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Santa and Mrs. Claus Kick Off the Christmas Season with Arrival in Chipley, Florida

Santa and Mrs. Claus Kick Off the Christmas Season with Arrival in Chipley, Florida

Kick-starting the holiday season in Northwest Florida, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in Chipley, Florida on Tuesday, December 16 in a big way. Starting the day with a lunch hosted by the Chipley Kiwanis Club, Santa greeted students from Tri County Head Start, distributing presents and good cheer to a large group of appreciative youngsters. […]

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Red Cross Holiday Safety …..

According to the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and many of you are busy getting ready for Christmas and New Year Even and Day. The American Red Cross wants your holiday season to be truly wonderful and offers these twelve holiday safety tips to help keep the season safe, happy and […]

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TaxWatch Identifies Savings Potential in State Government ……..

TaxWatch Identifies Savings Potential in State Government ……..

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – State lawmakers will be facing a budget surplus when they return to Tallahassee in the New Year, but a new Florida TaxWatch report could help the surplus climb even higher. The annual recommendations from the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research group, Florida TaxWatch, would provide billions of dollars in savings if […]

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FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL WELCOMES NEW TROOPERS TO ITS RANKS ……

~ 53 FHP Academy graduates join Florida’s Finest~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Highway Patrol graduated 53 new troopers from FHP’s Training Academy. The graduates join the more than 1,800 troopers who patrol the state’s roads each day to provide protection and assistance to Florida residents and visitors.   “Today, we are excited to welcome […]

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Binge-Watching Becomes A New Holiday Tradition ……..

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s “Elf,” “Miracle on 34th Street” or “Christmas Vacation,” it seems that everyone has a favorite holiday movie or TV special they’ve made a part of their holiday traditions. According to a recent omnibus survey conducted by Research Now for Roku, Inc., maker of the popular streaming platform for Roku players and Roku TV, […]

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Obituary for Robert Lee Hunt …..

Walter Lee Hunt, 69, of Alford, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in his home. He was born July 24, 1945 in Brooksville, Florida and had been a resident of the Compass Lake area for the past 26 years. He was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, where he […]

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Outdoor Movie Night with Santa Dec. 19th ……

The Chipola Forestry Center will be hosting a free Outdoor Movie Night with SANTA on Friday, December 19th. Santa will arrive on the ground at 5:00 p.m. and we will begin the movie “The Polar Express” at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy hot cocoa & buttery popcorn in your snugly pajamas alongside a toasty fire. Bring […]

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Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Washington County Dec. 20th …….

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Washington County. The course takes place at Hard Labor Creek Plantation, 1963 Hard Labor Road, Chipley. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 20. Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring […]

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Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday bash …..

Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday bash …..

Business leaders and community supporters took time out of their schedules Thursday to stop by the Chamber of Commerce in Chipley to mingle and celebrate the upcoming holidays.   The guests congratulated Chamber officials on their work to improve the county and support the all of the businesses located in Washington County.     MERRY […]

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