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Florida Tax Watch recognizes VMS Principal Kim Register ……..
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Florida Tax Watch recognizes VMS Principal Kim Register ……..

Register named ‘Middle School Principal of the Year’   by Kathy Foster   Tuesday, Feb. 21st,   Florida Tax Watch Research Vice President Bob Nave recognized Vernon Middle School Principal Kim Register as having receiving the title of   ‘Middle School Teacher of the Year’.   Nave said $31 billion received from the Florida Lottery […]

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By February 22, 2017 Read More →

‘Reunion of Champs’ March 18th at VHS gym ……

The Vernon Historical Society will honor Vernon High School’s 1957, 1979 and 2000 Class 2A championship basketball teams with a “Reunion of Champions,” on March 18, 2017.  Cheerleaders that supported these winning teams are invited to attend and will be recognized during the program.  The recognition event will be at the Vernon High School Gymnasium […]

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Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma hosts meeting …….
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma hosts meeting …….

Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its first meeting of the year with an informative program on Preventing Identify Theft presented by Martin Basford.   Chapter President Dr. Sarah Clemmons also recognized college and administration level members for their contributions to the field of education. Pictured below are Dr. Sarah Clemmons with Martin Basford […]

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Florida Avocado Smoothie ……..
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Florida Avocado Smoothie ……..

 Really flavorful. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh Florida avocado, peeled and pit removed 1 cup low-fat milk 2 cups vanilla frozen low-fat yogurt 8 ice cubes Directions: Place avocado and milk in blender (make sure lid is on tight). Blend on high speed until smooth. Add frozen yogurt and ice cubes and continue to blend until […]

Posted in: Food, Local News
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Volunteer Florida Announces $100,000 in Grant Funding for Rural Communities ………

Tallahassee —  Volunteer Florida has announced $100,000 in grant awards to increase student achievement in Florida’s rural communities.  Volunteer Florida’s Rural Community Assets Fund will help build the capacity of 12 organizations so that they can provide important educational programming to students. Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida is proud of the hard work and service of […]

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CHIPOLA PRE-MED STUDENTS HELP COVENANT HOSPICE ………
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

CHIPOLA PRE-MED STUDENTS HELP COVENANT HOSPICE ………

Students in Chipola College’s Pre-Med Society are volunteering with Covenant Care, a hospice organization that provides care to patients and their families facing life limiting illnesses. Pictured from left, are: Bonnie Smith, Donna Meldon, Tripp Taylor, Sue Oney, Sagar Patel, Elizabeth Varnum and Natasha Smith. For information or to volunteer, contact Donna Meldon at (850)482-8520 […]

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By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Ryan Giggs to partner McIlroy in BMW PGA Championship Pro-

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs will partner four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy as the Welsh wizard is the first name to be announced for the Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday May 24 before the BMW PGA Championship. The footballer, who made a record 963 appearances for United during the most glittering of Premier League careers, will […]

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VES congratulates teachers ……
By February 22, 2017 Read More →

VES congratulates teachers ……

Vernon Elementary School would like to congratulate Mrs. Heidi Kirkland and Mrs. Montez Harmon for being recognized as high impact teachers by the Florida Department of Education.   This recognition is based on an analysis of three years of data which reflects a high margin of student growth. Your VES family is very proud of […]

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By February 22, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for John Wilson Tharp ……..

John Wilson Tharp, age 75 of Cottondale, passed from this life on February 20, 2017 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. John was born on May 16, 1941 in Cottondale, Florida to Charles and Gertrude (Holley) Tharp. He was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist […]

Chipley High School Tigers Face West Gadsden High School Panthers in Quincy on Tuesday Evening
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Chipley High School Tigers Face West Gadsden High School Panthers in Quincy on Tuesday Evening

The Chipley, Florida High School Tigers will face the West Gadsden High School Panthers in the Boys Basketball Class 1-A Regional Finals on the Panthers’ Quincy, Florida campus, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The Tigers have held their own this season, with a lot of action from the jump ball to the final; buzzer, as […]

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By February 21, 2017 Read More →

BODY FOUND NEAR LAKE STANLEY ……..

Foul Play Not Suspected   WZEP Radio   Officers with DeFuniak Springs Police responded to 92 Huggins Road at approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday to investigate a missing 93 year old man. A neighbor reported that Floyd Russell Sanborn had not been seen or heard from since yesterday afternoon. The neighbor went to check on him […]

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By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Uber Statement on Bipartisan Passage of House Bill 221 by House Government Accountability Committee ……..

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Members of the Florida House of Representatives Government Accountability Committee today voted 21 to 1 on House Bill 221, which establishes the regulatory framework for the operation of transportation network companies (TNCs) in the State of Florida. Uber released the following statement, which should be attributed to Javi Correoso, Public Affairs Manager, Uber Florida: […]

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‘Real Florida Magazine’ interview with Josh Potter and BLAST
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

‘Real Florida Magazine’ interview with Josh Potter and BLAST

‘Real Florida Magazine’ interview with Josh Potter from the organization ‘BLAST’, in Chipley on January 25, 2017.  Produced by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida. See more video clips, photos and interviews on Facebook at Real Florida Magazine, online at www.RealFloridaMagazine.org and you can also listen to these interviews […]

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By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Florida Forest Service Releases New Fire Information App ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service today announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app is now available in […]

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By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Smokeless Tobacco Use Remains A Problem ……..

Florida Department of Health in Washington County and Tobacco Free Florida are raising awareness during “Through with Chew Week” Chipley, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Washington County’s and  the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco – like chew and dip […]

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Tomato and Raised Bed Gardening / Cooking class …….
By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Tomato and Raised Bed Gardening / Cooking class …….

UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be offering a Tomato and Raised Bed Gardening / Cooking class at Orange Hill Express Store 982 Orange Hill Rd, Chipley on Saturday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Topics to be covered include Best Tomato Gardening Practices, Tips for Cooking with Tomatoes and Raised Bed Gardening: […]

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