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By February 23, 2017 Read More →

Panama City Beach man killed in traffic accident near Graceville ……..

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 47-year-old Garry Michael Morris of Panama City Beach died Feb. 22nd as a result of injuries sustained in a 8:47 p.m. crash on County Road 169 in Jackson County.   His passenger, 18-year-old Jonathon Eric Malloy of Graceville is listed as having received critical injuries and was taken […]

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Review from The White House
By February 23, 2017 Read More →

Review from The White House

Below is a quick status overview of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees –   The 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump President Trump’s Cabinet Confirmed Nominees – date and result (GOP/DEM) of full Senate vote: Defense Secretary James Mattis – January 20, 2017 (98-1) Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly – January 20, 2017 […]

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By February 23, 2017 Read More →

​Washington County Teacher List – High Impact Communications ……..

Following a recent analysis of student performance on statewide standardized assessments, Florida Department of Education recognized the following teachers in the Washington County School District as having a significantly positive impact on student learning. These teachers were recognized as high impact teachers. Each teacher received a letter and a certificate recognizing their accomplishments. We would […]

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By February 23, 2017 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from Ron Jones ……..

Gentlemen, In light of the fact that the Sunny Hills Library may be closed, the Civic Association would like for the BOCC and the Library to entertain the possibility of donating the library books, computers and other equipment necessary to keep the library open to the Civic Association for the public’s use in our new […]

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By February 23, 2017 Read More →

CFO Jeff Atwater Enters Final Session Fighting for Floridians ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As lawmakers progress through the final committee week ahead of the 2017 Legislative Session, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is readying to enter his final Session the same way he began his first nearly two decades ago—fighting for Floridians. Focusing on legacy enhancements to the Department of Financial Services and several measures […]

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By February 23, 2017 Read More →

2017 Row Crop Short Course (Marianna)

The Jackson County Extension Office will host the annual Row Crop Short Course on Thursday, March 2nd. This is a sponsored event with no registration fee, registration begins at 7:15am and the program will end at 12:30 p.m. with lunch.   Topics to be addressed include peanut variety selection, pest management (weed, insect, disease), update […]

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‘RING OF FIRE’ AT HCHS …….
By February 23, 2017 Read More →

‘RING OF FIRE’ AT HCHS …….

HCHS Drama Department will present the musical, “RING OF FIRE,” on Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m.  and  Sunday February 26 at 2:30 p.m.   (Johnny Cash’s birthday).  Then again on the following dates: Friday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. […]

By February 23, 2017 Read More →

WCSO DRAFTS LETTER TO PARENTS BEFORE START OF HIGH SCHOOL SPRING BREAK ………

Spring break is right around the corner and Walton County Sheriff’s Office has a message for parents of high school students visiting the Emerald Coast. The last three years WCSO’s total arrests during college and high school spring break have declined. However, the amount of juvenile arrests has increased. Over the last several years WCSO […]

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By February 23, 2017 Read More →

Volunteer Florida, Uber Announce Second Annual #SuitsForSession Capitol Service Project ……..

Tallahassee — Volunteer Florida and Uber today announced the second annual #SuitsForSession service project at the Florida Capitol on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The project will once again engage members of the Legislature, Florida Cabinet, local nonprofits, the private sector, state employees, and other partners in service to collect gently worn professional attire at the Capitol on March 15 from […]

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What You Need To Know Before Hiring A Tax Pro ……….
By February 23, 2017 Read More →

What You Need To Know Before Hiring A Tax Pro ……….

(NAPSI)—When it comes to dealing with the IRS, there are a few more initials it may pay for you to know about. These can include PTIN, CPA, Esq., AFSP, EA and NAEA. Here’s what it all means: PTIN: By law, whomever you hire to do your taxes must have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). […]

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Obituary for Janie Rebecca Eden ……….
By February 23, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Janie Rebecca Eden ……….

Our precious Mother, Janie Rebecca Eden, age 84 went to meet her sweet Jesus in Heaven Tuesday Morning, by now she is probably the Soloist in a Heavenly Choir.  She was an amazing person who led a full life. She attended Panama Grammer and was a member of Bay High Class of 50.  After graduation […]

By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Scott Announces 2016-2017 Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Awards ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that $765,000 has been awarded through the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program to three projects that serve to protect military installations across the state. This year, awards were given to the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Progress Foundation of the Greater Miami Chamber […]

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Chipley High School Tigers Fall To West Gadsden High School Panthers in FHSAA Regional Playoffs
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Chipley High School Tigers Fall To West Gadsden High School Panthers in FHSAA Regional Playoffs

The Chipley, Florida High School Tigers fell short last night, beaten by the West Gadsden High School Panthers in the Boys Basketball FHSAA regional playoff game on the Panthers’ Quincy, Florida campus. Plagued by a series of turnovers and fouls, both teams played hard, with the scoring difference of 52-43 at least partially attributable to […]

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Dr. Dunn Introduces Crucial Legislation to Protect Apalachicola River and Bay ………..
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Dr. Dunn Introduces Crucial Legislation to Protect Apalachicola River and Bay ………..

APALACHICOLA, FL –  Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) has announced that he has introduced H.J. Res 77, a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval to halt the implementation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers revised Master Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. “This crisis and the fight for our right to river […]

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By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Revised agenda for BOCC meeting set for Feb. 23rd …….

 AGENDA WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS February 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Commission Board Room 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428   I. PROCLAMATION A. Call to Order – Chairman B. Invocation/Pledge – Pastor Vince Spencer, New Life Fellowship   II. ADOPT THE AGENDA   III. ADOPT PREVIOUS MINUTES January 18, 2017 – Workshop January […]

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State Road 77 Resurfacing in Chipley Set to Begin ……….
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

State Road 77 Resurfacing in Chipley Set to Begin ……….

Chipley– Construction activities are set to begin the week of February 27 on State Road 77 in Washington County. Crews will mill and resurface the travel lanes from Interstate 10 to 5th Street, construct five-foot bicycle lanes and sidewalk from Blue Lake Park to 5th Street, perform safety upgrades, and place new signs and pavement […]

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