Statement from Rep. Doug Broxson Regarding the House’s $1 Billion Tax Cut ………

Statement from Rep. Doug Broxson Regarding the House’s $1 Billion Tax Cut ………

TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida House passed a tax cut package that will give $1 billion dollars back to the citizens of Florida. I voted to support this plan, because I believe these tax cuts will benefit Floridians and further grow our economy. However, there is an issue in this bill regarding Tourist Development taxes […]

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Commerce and Treasury Announce Second U.S.-Cuba Regulatory Dialogue in Washington, D.C., February 17-18 ……..

Today, the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury announced the second round of the U.S.-Cuba Regulatory Dialogue in Washington, DC, February 17-18, 2016. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will open the Dialogue with Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca. For the remainder of the Dialogue, experts from the Departments of Commerce, […]

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Volunteer Florida News Alert ………………….

Volunteer Florida News Alert ………………….

Volunteer Florida Presents Champion of Service Awards to Sen. Margolis, Rep. O’Toole TALLAHASSEE— Volunteer Florida recognized two legislative leaders as Champions of Service today at the Florida Capitol. The Champion of Service Award, the state’s official award for outstanding community service and civic engagement, was awarded to Sen. Gwen Margolis and Rep. Marlene O’Toole. “It is an honor […]

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Mark Collins seeks Sheriff’s Seat ……..

Mark Collins seeks Sheriff’s Seat ……..

With over a quarter century of service, Mark Collins has worked hard towards the opportunity to serve our community in the highest form possible. At election, Collins will have been with the Sheriff’s Office for eighteen years making him a twenty-five year law enforcement veteran, which places him in a position of qualified experience for […]

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Washington County, Florida Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony For New County Courthouse ………

Washington County, Florida Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony For New County Courthouse ………

A very small group of dignitaries from the 14th Judicial Circuit, along with several County Commissioners and other elected officials celebrated the ‘topping out’ of the new Washington County, Florida courthouse at Noon on Tuesday, February 9. Attributing the low turnout of attendees to a lack of public notice for the event, the attendees enjoyed […]

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MUSEUM TO SPONSOR BASKET CLASS ……….

MUSEUM TO SPONSOR BASKET CLASS ……….

Washington County Historical Society Director Dorothy Odom announced today that the first basket weaving class of 2016 will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 9 AM at the History Museum in downtown Chipley. She stated, “Our basket weaving classes have been very successful in the past and we are pleased to continue to offer […]

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Relay for Life Bake Sale Feb. 12th at Northwest Florida Community Hospital ……

Relay for Life Bake Sale Feb. 12th at Northwest Florida Community Hospital ……

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the hospital lobby.    

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Vernon Middle School STEM students make gisnt strides …….

Vernon Middle School STEM students make gisnt strides …….

This year, VMS STEM students studied a working trebuchet and then designed and built their own trebuchet out of robotics parts, the goal being to throw a marble as far as possible.   This is one of the many opportunities students had in the Project Lead the Way Design and Modeling module to design and […]

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Quilt Show Feb. 12th & 13th in DeFuniak Springs …….

Quilt Show Feb. 12th & 13th in DeFuniak Springs …….

Sponsored by:  CHAUTAUQUA QUILTERS GUILD FEBRUARY 12th & 13th Friday & Saturday DFS Community Center 310 N. 10th Street DeFuniak Springs, FL Sponsored by: CHAUTAUQUA QUILTERS GUILD Vendors, Classes, Demos and More! Admission $6 Ages 12 & under free CALL 850.585.2796

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Guardian Ad Litems needed ……..

Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children from our community.      The 14th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is in search of dependable adults interested in giving a voice in court to these children.    Volunteers are needed from the Holmes and Washington County region.    Volunteer hours are minimal and […]

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Gardening Friends of the Big Bend presenting workshop Febb. 13th ………

Gardening Friends of the Big Bend presenting workshop Febb. 13th ………

February Program (plus workshop) Gardening Friends of the Big Bend invites you to a program and workshop on Feb. 13. Doors open at 12:30 for the program. Program: Rain Water Harvesting Buz Ireland of the Tallahassee business Aqua Features will give a talk about capturing rain water for use as irrigation or in a landscape water feature. […]

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Help! I’ve Had A Car Accident! …….

Help! I’ve Had A Car Accident! …….

(NAPSI)—If you are involved in one of the 7 million traffic crashes reported annually, you know that getting in a car accident can be extremely stressful and make you feel helpless. You numbly check that everyone on board is okay, your mind racing as you try to sort out what will get you safely back […]

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Obituary for Patricia Louise Nichols Williams …………

Patricia Louise Nichols Williams, 67 of Marianna, Florida, departed this life to be with the Lord on February 9, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Patricia was born in Altha, Florida on July 23, 1948 to the late Rev. Earl Nichols and Louise Summerlin Nichols of Marianna, Florida. Patricia was employed by Florida State Hospital and […]

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Obituary for Ernest F. Sewell ………

Ernest F. Sewell, age 93 of Vernon, FL passed from this life on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on December 14, 1922 in Altha, FL to the late John and Jenny (Porter) Sewell. Ernest has been a resident of Vernon for the past 50 years […]

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Obituary for Charles Richard Clark …….

Charles Richard Clark, age 64, passed from this life Saturday, January 29, 2016 at his home. He was born in Seymour, Indiana on October 20, 1951 to Donald Charles and Mary Virginia (Alsup) Clark. Charles worked as a Cummins Diesel engine mechanic and some of his favorite hobbies was fishing and gardening. He has lived […]

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RECORD BREAKING SIGNING DAY at VHS ……….

Every senior football player signs for the Vernon Yellow Jackets For the first time in school history every senior football player at Vernon High School has an opportunity to continue their education and football career at the next level. Although no players received a 100% athletic scholarship many will pay very little after their athletic and […]

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