Florida Communities Expected to Experience Wind and Rain Resulting from Erika …………

TAMPA, Fla. –  Governor Scott urges all Floridians to remain prepared for any potential impacts from the storm. Regional Update Pasco County has requested additional pumps and state officials stand ready to provide further assistance. More than 30 individuals with special needs have been identified in Monroe County that would require assistance should evacuation occur. […]

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Covenant Hospice: A daughter’s reflection on compassionat ecare ………

By Blythe Newsome   I remember so vividly the moment the doctor told my family there was nothing else they could do to treat my father’s illness. There were so many thoughts and emotions going through my mind; primarily that there was no way that my dad could die. He was only 66 years old […]

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS SEPT. 3 WITH BROADWAY BOYS …….

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS SEPT. 3 WITH BROADWAY BOYS …….

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Thursday, Sept. 3, with The Broadway Boys.     Imagine classic songs completely reinvented in an evening full of show tunes presented with a contemporary flare. You’ve just envisioned The Broadway Boys – a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their […]

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BCF to Hold 3rd Annual Olympics …….

BCF to Hold 3rd Annual Olympics …….

For the past two years, students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville have assembled together during the fall semester to compete in what is called the “BCF Olympics.” This year, the third annual Olympic event will be held on September 10, at 5:30 p.m. (CST).   BCF students will combine together to […]

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CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AWARDED FOR SERVICE ……….

CHIPOLA EMPLOYEES AWARDED FOR SERVICE ……….

  Marianna- Employees of Chipola College recently were recognized for years of service. Awards were made in five-year increments.  The following were recognized:             Five years: Karen Bradley, Casey Dowgul, Joc Calloway, Robert Davis, Tina Dorsey, Katy Flowers, Dr. James Froh, Terolyn Lay, Brooke Mathis, Shannon Mercer, Amy Sampson, Angie White.             Ten years: Joy […]

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Trail rides in Florida’s National Forests just got easier ……..

Trail rides in Florida’s National Forests just got easier ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Planning your trail ride in the National Forests in Florida just got a whole lot easier. Starting September 1, 2015, the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) passes required to explore the over 300 miles of OHV trails in the Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests will be available online.   Trail riders will be able […]

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3rd Annual Blue Marlin Realty Group Charity Golf Tournament ….

3rd Annual Blue Marlin Realty Group Charity Golf Tournament ….

October 23rd in Destin, Florida, to benefit the Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue DESTIN, Fla.  – Blue Marlin Realty Group will host their third annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 23, 2015, at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club.   The tournament will begin with registration at 11:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1:00 […]

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Council on Aging offering BINGO for seniors ……..

Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley will begin hosting BINGO for senior citizens 60 and over, every Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., starting September 3, 2015.   Length of play subject to change depending on participation.   For more information please call Kim @ 850-638-6216.

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BCF Announces Annual Prayer Conference Sept. 14th – 16th ………

BCF Announces Annual Prayer Conference Sept. 14th – 16th ………

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will host the 13th Annual Prayer Conference on September 14-16, in the R.G. Lee Chapel. Returning speakers Wayne Barber and Rick Shepherd will be leading the conference with strong emphasis on the power and necessity of prayer. Wayne Barber and Rick Shepherd are returning for their 13th […]

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Waste and Recycling Jobs: Opportunities Are Plentiful ……..

Waste and Recycling Jobs: Opportunities Are Plentiful ……..

(NewsUSA) – Trade and technical positions are the bright, shining stars of the economy these days. They don’t require a college degree, do provide the opportunity for a meaningful career, and they often pay very well.   One industry, in particular, shines brightest among those hiring these positions: America’s waste and recycling business.   “These […]

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Obituary for Donald Francis Van Leirsburg ………

Donald “Don” Francis Van Leirsburg, 66 of Chipley, passed from this life on August 28, 2015 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Don was born on January 8, 1949 in Aurora, Illinois to Julius and Regina (Monahan) Van Leirsburg. He had lived in Chipley for 20 years since coming from Texas, and he worked as an […]

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Farrah Jane’s opens in Chipley …….

Farrah Jane’s opens in Chipley …….

Chipley’s newest business, Farrah Jane’s is located at 682 5th Street in Chipley and  owner Farrah Davis hosted an open house and ribbon cutting with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Friday morning to welcome friends, family and supporters to the new businesses.   Farrah Jane’s is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. […]

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“CAST ANNOUNCED FOR VHS THEATRE’S BEANIE AND THE BAMBOOZLING BOOK MACHINE” . ………

Vernon, FL —The Vernon High School Theatre Department is currently in full rehearsals for their fall children’s production, Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine. Director of Theatre, Kevin Russell recently cast Avery Moon as Mr. Wright, Clayton Taylor as Beanie Boren, Crystal Dubose as The Queen, Cassidy Smith as Candy, Jessi Smelcer as the Wicked […]

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Swamp & Stomp Mud Run Sept. 19th in Calhoun County …….

Swamp & Stomp Mud Run Sept. 19th in Calhoun County …….

The SWAMP & STOMP MUD RUN is a 5K-ish run, with an added bonus of down and dirty obstacles! Created for those with an adventurous spirit, the Swamp & Stomp is definitely NOT your average 5K! Participants may run, walk, or even skip through the course which winds through picturesque farm lands and scenery. This […]

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION …….

CHIPOLA COLLEGE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION …….

MARIANNA —  Chipola College recently held a graduation ceremony for the Paramedic program. Many EMS dignitaries, Chipola alumni, community and family members were in attendance including Ricky Stone, Administrator of the State EMS Programs. The class academic award was presented to Mathew Norville by Tina Maloy, Program Director and Keith Maddox, Paramedic Instructor. Graduates of […]

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It’s Fall – Go Fish ……….

It’s Fall – Go Fish ……….

During the cooler fall months, fishing is at its peak in Franklin County. It’s Fall! Go Fish! Fall means fishing and September is generally recognized as the month that shrimp migrations begin with the young ones moving to deeper bay waters and mature shrimp migrating out the passes to the open gulf to spawn. It’s […]

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