U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Proposed Visa Rule for International Entrepreneurs ……..

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the following statement on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed new rule that would allow eligible international entrepreneurs to stay in the United States to start and scale their businesses.   “Today’s proposed rule will have a significant impact on the immigrant entrepreneurs that make extraordinary […]

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GOV SCOTT: FLORIDIANS SHOULD PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL STORM IMPACT …….

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott spoke with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and the Florida Department of State (DOS) on potential storm impacts. FDEM is actively monitoring a low pressure area associated with a tropical wave in the Western Atlantic Ocean. FDEM has not yet elevated the activation level of the […]

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Florida on alert for brewing Tropical Storm Hermine ……..

Florida on alert for brewing Tropical Storm Hermine ……..

Provided by WZEP Radio   Florida on alert for brewing Tropical Storm Hermine Storm could impact elections A developing tropical storm, moving just north of the large islands of the Caribbean, will take aim at the Bahamas and southern Florida into this weekend. The disturbance, currently dubbed 99L, will continue to move along a west-northwest […]

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Obituary for James Tolbert, Sr. ……..

Obituary for James Tolbert, Sr. ……..

Mr. James Tolbert, Sr., 94 of Chipley, FL, a native of DeFuniak Springs, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in the Washington Nursing and Rehab. Center of Chipley, FL. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a faithful member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, […]

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Governor waiting on word from Obama Administration on plan to fight Zika …….

Governor Scott continues to wait for the Obama Administration to provide a detailed plan on how they would like Florida to work with FEMA on requesting emergency response funds since the Zika virus has become mosquito-borne in Florida. The Governor originally requested this plan from President Obama on June 1st and asked that it be […]

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Obituary for David Alan Jeffery ……..

Obituary for David Alan Jeffery ……..

David Alan Jeffery, age 54 of Bonifay, Florida, passed from this life on August 24, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. David was born on March 30, 1962 in Hinsdale, Illinois to Richard and Bernadette (Baierl) Jeffery. He had lived in the Panhandle of Florida since 1978, coming from Wisconsin. He was […]

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Wausau Council holds budget workshop ……

Wausau Council holds budget workshop ……

Council told Town in good condition.   by  Kathy Foster   Wausau Council members learned Thursday evening not only is the town in good financial condition, but they could afford to give employees a five percent raise.   Presented with a tentative budget, council members were told the following:    The 2016-17 budget is balanced […]

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Chipley P&Z approves zoning change request ……….

Chipley P&Z approves zoning change request ……….

by Kathy Foster   Chipley’s Planning & Zoning Commission voted 5-0 Aug. 25th to approve a zoning change for property at 761 Main Street.  the change will be from Low Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial.   Shane Obert met with commission members requesting the zoning change for property owner Katie O’Neill.   Obert said the zoning […]

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Gov. Scott: “I’m traveling to D.C. to demand urgent action from Congress on Zika” ………

Governor Rick Scott has announced that he will be in Washington D.C. on September 6th to meet with members of Congress to discuss the immediate need for funding to combat the Zika virus. Governor Scott said, “Since Congress decided to go on a seven-week vacation, the state of Florida has been hard at work combatting […]

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U.S. Representative Gwen Graham visits Kate Smith Elementary School ……..

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham visits Kate Smith Elementary School ……..

Washington County, Florida Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor hosted a visit to the new Kate Smith Elementary School in downtown Chipley for U.S. Representative Gwen Graham on Tuesday, August 23. Accompanied by her staff and a gift of several hundreds of dollars in new books for the school library, Graham took the opportunity to visit […]

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Washington County commissioners set another Budget Workshop ……..

Washington County commissioners set another Budget Workshop ……..

by Kathy Foster   Before closing their Aug. 25th meeting, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners set a Sept. 6th Budget Workshop at 4 p.m. to give a final look at the proposed 2016-17 county budget.  At 5:05 p.m. the same day commissioners have set a Final Tentative Budget meeting to give their approval […]

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CHIPLEY’S SCARECROW EXPRESS DATE SET …….

CHIPLEY’S SCARECROW EXPRESS DATE SET …….

Chipley Garden Club and Washington County Historical Society announced today that a date has been set for Chipley’s Scarecrow Express: 5th Annual Scarecrow Building Contest and History Festival – Saturday, October 15th. The festival will be held on the lawn at the Washington County Historical Society in downtown Chipley from 10AM until 5 PM.   […]

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Take Action Now – Beat the storm and the crowds, VOTE EARLY, through Sunday, August 28th! …….

  The League of Women Voters in Florida is recommending that in light of the quickly approaching storms, everyone work to  promote early voting between now and Sunday, 8/28.   Of course, every SOE has discretion as to when early voting will be held in their county so the attached documents note the specific days, […]

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Update from the Challenger Learning Center …….

Update from the Challenger Learning Center …….

  Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee Tallahassee’s “Edutainment” Destination      Suicide Squad in IMAX 3D Now Playing  It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an […]

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New analysis shows consumers will still have affordable health coverage options next year ……..

An estimated 73 percent of HealthCare.gov consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits   Since the Affordable Care Act became law, health care prices have risen at the lowest rate in 50 years, and premiums for the 150 million […]

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Obama Administration to Help Appalachian Communities Revitalize Downtowns through Broadband Service ……..

WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) have announced the selection of 10 communities in six states that will participate in the Cool & Connected planning assistance program, an innovative initiative to help people use broadband service for downtown revitalization and economic […]

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