Commissioner Putnam Urges Citizens and Visitors to Report Wildfire Arson During National Arson Awareness Week ……

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are asking residents to report suspicious wildfire activity during National Arson Awareness Week, May 1-7. This year’s national arson awareness theme is “Prevent wildfire arson— spread the facts, not the fire.”   “Arson is the leading human cause of wildfires […]

Council on Aging county site schedules ……

Washington County’s senior citizens have many opportunities in their own community to participate in what the Washington County Council on Aging offers.  Including the following:    Monday in Ebro 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Crafts (Jewelry Making, Scrapbooking, Card Making, etc.)BINGO  Tuesday in Greenhead 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dominoes and Potluck Lunch  Wednesday in  Caryville 10:00 […]

‘Relay For Life’ event May 14th in Chipley – Plan to dedicate a Luminara …..

‘Relay For Life’ event May 14th in Chipley – Plan to dedicate a Luminara …..

Relay For Life participants and donors remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating luminaria bags. Luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated after dark at every local Relay For Life event. Each luminaria is personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend […]

Turtle Season Begins …….

Turtle Season Begins …….

May 1 marks the beginning of loggerhead sea turtle nesting season on St. George Island. It is the season when local volunteer turtlers begin walking the beach in order to find, mark and protect turtle nests and when homeowners and visitors are educated about turtle friendly house lighting. Visitors interested in learning about sea turtle […]

Breastfeeding Support Group available ……

The Florida Department of Health Holmes County in partnership with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program has begun a bi-monthly breastfeeding support group. The support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m.   The location is the Florida Department of Health in Holmes County at 603 Scenic Circle […]

Help clean up Washington County …….

Help clean up Washington County …….

Do your part to help.      

May is National Bike Month! ……..

May is National Bike Month! ……..

National Bike Month is celebrated in communities from coast to coast.     Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a great opportunity to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more people to giving biking a try. Now, get on your bikes and ride! (And be sure to wear your helmet!)  

Military Appreciation Event May 14th at Science & Discovery Center in Panama City

Military Appreciation Event May 14th at Science & Discovery Center in Panama City

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  

Campbell Park opening set for May 12th …….

Campbell Park opening set for May 12th …….

Come out and enjoy the fun.  

Apalachicola Historic Society’s annual Spring Ghostwalk May 7th …….

Apalachicola Historic Society’s annual Spring Ghostwalk May 7th …….

Ghostwalk follows Tour of Homes in Apalachicola. Historic Society Hosts Spring Ghostwalk May 7 Stay in Apalachicola after the home tour Saturday, May 7 and enjoy the  Apalachicola Historic Society’s annual Spring Ghostwalk of the Historic Chestnut Street Cemetery in Apalachicola. History enthusiasts take on the personna of several of the cemetery’s more notable inhabitants to tell of […]

The dangers of underage drinking ……

The dangers of underage drinking ……

(NAPSI)—Summertime can bring a flurry of social activities for children and teens …..  invitations to attend picnics, parties, sleepovers and other events with their friends may be pouring in.   And with them comes a greater risk for underage drinking, as alcohol is often present at these events. First-time alcohol use among kids increases between the […]

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests ………

~ Student winners will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott have invited Florida K-12 students to participate in the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month essay and art contests based on this year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes.” Parents, students, teachers, and principals are […]

Breastfeeding Support Group meeting in Bonifay …….

The Florida Department of Health Holmes County in partnership with the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program will begin a bi-monthly breastfeeding support group. The support group, open to women in Holmes and Washington counties will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The location is the Florida Department […]

Panama City Pops: The Maestro Selects May 7th …….

Panama City Pops: The Maestro Selects May 7th …….

PANAMA CITY POPS: The Maestro Selects Saturday, May 7, 2016 • 7:30pm Panama City POPS Orchestra (POPS) TICKETS Adult $29.50 | Military or Senior $20 | Child or Student $10   For ten years, Maestro Eddie Rackley’s creative combinations of Classical and Pops pieces have captivated and charmed, enchanted and enthralled, ravished and regaled.   […]

Obituary for Mary Ellen Harris …….

  Mary Ellen Harris, age 67 of Chipley, FL went home to be with the lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Mary was born on August 20, 1948 in Vermont to the late Robert and Elizabeth (Cullen) Davis. She has been a resident of Chipley since 2003 coming from Lake City, FL. Mary is preceded […]

Courthouse Committee gets view of courtroom in the new Washington County Courthouse ……

Courthouse Committee gets view of courtroom in the new Washington County Courthouse ……

by Kathy Foster   Members of the Washington County Courthouse Committee were on hand Friday to get a look at what one of the courtrooms of the new courthouse will look like.   Judges on hand for the walk-through seemed pleased with how work was progressing and were assured their requests were being handled.   […]

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