Washington County Unofficial Election Results …..

Washington County Unofficial Election Results …..

  Lora Bell and Charles Kent win local races   …..    

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Knights of Columbus presents check to ARC …..

Knights of Columbus presents check to ARC …..

Four representatives of the Knights of Columbus 10513 Infant of Prague gathered at the ARC of Washington & Holmes Counties Tuesday morning to present a check in the amount of $1,906.57 to ARC Executive Director Sandy Prichard.   Pictured at the presentation are (back l-r)  Bob Dinkins and Bill Williams;  (front l-r)  Mike DeRuntz, Sandy […]

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Agenda for August 28th BOCC meeting …….

AGENDA WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS August 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m., Commission Board Room 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428     I. PROCLAMATION A. Call to Order – Chairman B. Invocation/Pledge II. ADOPT THE AGENDA III. ADOPT PREVIOUS MINUTES July 22, 2014 – Budget Workshop July 23, 2014 – Budget Workshop July 24, […]

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Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting in Marianna ……

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting in Marianna ……

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting!   Good day to you all from the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  I am once again pleased to announce another business that has opened in Marianna and will be having a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 28th at 3:30pm. Please help us welcome Bespoken by joining […]

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Public sightings of Florida panthers, bears going strong, helping FWC biologists

When someone catches sight of a panther or black bear and reports it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the agency’s biologists may use that sighting to help research and manage those species. Already, the public’s willingness to report where they see panthers and black bears in Florida is having a positive […]

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Bowhunting field day for Internet course in Bay County ……..

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring a National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) bowhunting field day in Bay County on Sept. 6 for serious archers who have taken the online portion of the course. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to noon at the FWC’s Northwest Regional Office, 3911 Highway 2321 in Panama […]

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CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE IS SEPT. 18th …….

CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE IS SEPT. 18th …….

                MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, Chipola College Director of Theatre, will begin his 16th season at the college with a Theatre Showcase, Sept 18, at 7 p.m. Chipola Theatre majors will present scenes and skits in a showcase that Sirmon says, “Is a lot like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday.” The production is general admission and […]

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Keeping Your Land Productive Through Conservation Easements Workshop

September 24, 2014;    9:30 am – 3:00 pm ET Austin Cary Forest Learning Center 10625 NE Waldo Rd, Gainesville, FL 32609     You CAN produce and harvest timber and agricultural crops with a conservation easement.  Join us to learn the benefits of conservation easements and other tools to keep land in agriculture, forestry and/or […]

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Geothermal Systems: A Cold Weather Alternative

  (NAPSI)—In many parts of the country, last winter’s low temperatures broke long-standing records. In fact, it was so cold that, nearly a year later, some people are still paying off their fuel bills. As a result, a growing number of homeowners are looking for a more economical way to heat their home and many […]

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Obituary for Dolton Owens …..

Obituary for Dolton Owens …..

Rev. Dolton Owens, age 87 of Alford, Florida, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Dolton was born September 16, 1926 in Wausau, Florida to the late Henry and Neatie (Finch) Owens. He had retired as maintenance supervisor with the Florida Department of Transportation and was a member […]

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Obituary for Walter F. Herndon ……

Walter F. Herndon, age 78 of Chipley, FL passed away Tuesday morning, August 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.  Walter was born January 1, 1936 in Southport, FL to the late Joe and Floy (Miles) Herndon.  He is a lifelong member of the Chipley area and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church of […]

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Brad Drake Wins House District 5 Republican Primary ……

DeFuniak Springs, FL – Brad Drake has won the Republican primary election for the Florida House of Representatives’ 5th District.            “I’m very thankful to the voters of District 5 for giving me the opportunity to serve our community again. Our team has worked hard to earn this victory, knocking on […]

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Chipley Police have recovered bicycles ……

The Chipley Police Department has acquired several bicycles over the past few months. Most of the bikes were acquired  when there were abandoned throughout the city. Police officials would like for anyone who  has lost their bike to come down to the Chipley Police Department and provide a description and/or a serial number to see if they  might […]

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School Board votes to put one-half cent sales tax before voters ……

Board also narrowed list of possible construction mangers for the new Kate Smith Elementary School to three.   by Kathy Foster   In a 5-0 vote Monday afternoon the Washington County School Board voted to put the question of a one-half cent sales tax before the voters at the November Election.  Board members have discussed […]

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The STEM Club – It’s all about the kids ……

The STEM Club – It’s all about the kids ……

Kathleen Nelson, WHTC STEM/USFIRST Project Coordinator, made it clear at the Aug. 21st Appreciation Dinner/Parents Meeting that it is all about inspiring the students involved in the volunteer program.  The driving force behind  the local program, Nelson describes the after school initiative for Middle School students as helping  them master skills and concepts to aid in learning science, […]

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TDC approved advertising funding for three events ……

by Kathy Foster   Members of the Washington County Tourist Development Council voted Monday afternoon to approve funding for advertising the following three events:   *  Howl-O-Ween at Seacrest Wolf Preserve.  This event will be held Oct. 24th – 26th and  will feature wolf encounter tours, small animal adventure, hay rides, facing painting, giveaways, bounce […]

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