Joel Pate recognized at TDC meeting …….

Joel Pate recognized at TDC meeting …….

Outgoing Tourist Development Council  board member Joel Pate was recognized at the TDC’s Nov. 17th meeting for his service and commitment.     During the business portion of the meeting TDC members took the following action:   *  Elected Lee Dell Kennedy as Chairman for the coming year.   *  Elected Jacob Strickland as Vice […]

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School Board receives update on new Kate Smith Elementary School ……

School Board receives update on new Kate Smith Elementary School ……

Members of the Washington County School Board had the opportunity last Tuesday night to get a better idea as to what the new Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley might look like.   In a short meeting after their re-organizational session board members were shown a slide presentation that gave them an idea of what […]

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER HUNTER SAFETY COURSE NOVEMBER 22 ……

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the range portion of the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Hunter Safety Course Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Reddoch Firing Range.   Florida hunters 16 years of age or older must have a hunting license. Persons born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a hunting […]

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FWC’s next lionfish-control step prevents lionfish breeding, effective Nov. 26 ……

The breeding of lionfish will be prohibited starting Nov. 26. This change is one of the many steps the state has taken recently to help control the lionfish population. Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on native fish and habitat.   These changes were developed in coordination with the Florida Department […]

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REGIONAL CAREER FAIR IS A HIT ……..

REGIONAL CAREER FAIR IS A HIT ……..

Thousands of area high school students attended the Annual Regional Career Fair, Nov. 18, at Eastside Baptist Church in Marianna.   The Fair is sponsored by Career Source Chipola, Florida Panhandle Technical College, Chipola College and the counties of Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington.   The Career Fair provides opportunities for students to interact […]

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Are you ‘Fishing in the Know’? Marine Fisheries newsletter gets new name for new style …….

Are you ‘Fishing in the Know’? Marine Fisheries newsletter gets new name for new style …….

Quick! When does Gulf snook season start in 2015? When does the prohibition on lionfish breeding go into effect? When is the next Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic? What about a rulemaking workshop? What are we discussing at the next Commission meeting?     If you knew the answers to all of these questions off the […]

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CHIPOLA WELL-REPRESENTED AT FCTM CONFERENCE …..

CHIPOLA WELL-REPRESENTED AT FCTM CONFERENCE …..

Dr. Rose Cavin, Professor in the Chipola College School of Education and Chipola Teacher Education student Robert Hawkins were recently recognized at the opening session of the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics (FCTM) state conference.   Dr. Cavin was one of two recipients of the Dr. Don Bernard Enhancement Grant, an award given to […]

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Community Churches Host VHS Breakfast Of Champions …….

Community Churches Host VHS Breakfast Of Champions …….

Vernon High School Boy’s and Girls’ basketball teams were treated to their first Breakfast of Champions, hosted by Sheppard’s Gate Community Church, Mt. Pisgah AME Church, St. Luke AME Church, and New Bethel AME Church.   The breakfast of champions is a way to encourage and celebrate these incredible athletes who both won their season […]

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Blind to see again with implantable miniature telescope …….

Blind to see again with implantable miniature telescope …….

DUNEDIN, Fla., – A Tampa Bay-area optometry center is the first step to restored vision thanks to a new medical device called an implantable miniature telescope.                                                           […]

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“Protecting Paradise” By Katie Purcell ……..

“Protecting Paradise” By Katie Purcell ……..

Give thanks for Florida’s great outdoors, those who protect it this holiday season Spending time with family and friends. Hunting. Hiking. Many of us are looking forward to these activities as we enter the holiday season. A lot of the officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be enjoying them as […]

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CHS presenting Fall Production Nov. 20th-22nd ……

CHS VOCAL MUSIC AND THEATRE DEPARTMENT WILL PRESENT ‘For the Love of Music VI: Happy!’ at 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 20th through the 22nd.   The Chipley High School Vocal Music and Theatre Department is preparing for their fall music production, For the Love of Music VI: Happy! Based on Pharrell Williams’ hit song, “Happy!”, […]

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Obituary for Missionary Katherine B. Bell ……

Missionary Katherine B. Bell, 86 of Vernon, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 17, 2014 at her residence. She was of the Holiness Faith and a member of McQueen’s Temple First Born Church, Vernon, FL.   Home Going Services will be held 12 Noon CST, Saturday, November 22nd from the […]

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County Commissioners Charles Kent and Todd Abbott sworn in ……

County Commissioners Charles Kent and Todd Abbott sworn in ……

  Outgoing County Commissioner Joel Pate was presented a plaque for eight years of service to Washington County.   The swearing-in of two county commissioners led off the Nov. 18th meeting of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners.     The Rev. Michael Orr  did the honor of administering the oath of office to […]

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GCSC wins National Marketing Award for “Meet Gulf Coast” Campaign …….

Panama City, FL – Gulf Coast State College is pleased to announce that the Office of Marketing & Communications was selected as the winner of the 2014 Comcast Spotlight Local Advertiser Multi-screen Performance (LAMP) Awards ($25,000 and under category). Comcast Spotlight created the LAMP Awards in 2013 as one of the first local media awards […]

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Giving Thanks During Farm-City Week ……..

Giving Thanks During Farm-City Week ……..

Gainesville, Fla.—Farm-City Week is Nov. 21-27 and celebrates the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities. Farmers produce the quality food and fiber for everyone to enjoy. The partnerships between producers, grocers, truck drivers, factory workers, consumers and many others all play important roles in getting the food from the fields to the tables.   […]

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News from the Calhoun County Public Library ……

News from the Calhoun County Public Library ……

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