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Obituary for William George Vogel        ……..
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for William George Vogel ……..

William George (Bill) Vogel, of Cottondale, Florida, has passed away after a brief illness at the Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Chipley, Florida on July 25, 2017.   A memorial service is being held at Grace and Glory Worship Center on August 5th at 11:00 a.m.   William was born on June 21, 1931, in […]

Posted in: Local News, Obituaries
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

House Passes Sanctions on Iran, North Korea, Russia ………….

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) released the following statement after supporting passage of a sanctions bill aimed at Iran, North Korea and Russia: “North Korea, Iran and Russia have all sought to undermine American interests and cause violence throughout the world,” Rep. Mast said.  “This comprehensive package targets the Kim regime’s ballistic missile […]

Posted in: Local News
Vernon man back behind bars          ……..
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Vernon man back behind bars ……..

A Vernon man is back behind bars after being released a little more than a week ago on unrelated aggravated battery charges. Washington County deputies were preparing to serve active felony warrants on Matthew Harwood, 36, of Vernon, FL, as they observed a car matching the description of a vehicle owned by Harwood speeding on […]

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House Passes Dunn Veterans Legislation        ……..
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

House Passes Dunn Veterans Legislation ……..

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Neal Dunn’s (FL-02) legislation to expand government contracts for small businesses owned by veterans and ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs is complying with federal law. The Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act requires the VA to work with the General Services Administration (GSA) to […]

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By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Portion of 5th Street closed in Chipley until 3 p.m.

The City of Chipley has advised that 5th Street, from Old Bonifay Road to Campbellton Avenue, will be closed until 3:00 PM today for construction.

Posted in: Chipley, Local News
Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom        ………….
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom ………….

As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed. This postponement includes all state waters from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of […]

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By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Washington County School Board sets Budget Hearing for July 31st at 5:05 p.m.

Meeting to set millage and tentative budget.     The mission of the Washington County School District is to empower all students to become well educated, productive citizens by providing appropriate, high quality, and rigorous educational programs in a safe learning environment. BUDGET HEARING of the WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDet the Millage and Tentative Budget July […]

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By July 25, 2017 Read More →

June Unemployment ……….

Information furnished by the Department of Economic Opportunity     Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June 2017, down 0.2 percentage point from 4.3 percent in May 2017, and down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago. There were 419,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,138,000. The U.S. unemployment […]

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Flag Dedication for Veterans July 27th at County Annex in Chipley            …….
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Flag Dedication for Veterans July 27th at County Annex in Chipley …….

10 a.m. at 1331 South Boulevard in Chipley.  

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CHS Band hosting Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

CHS Band hosting Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps

The Chipley High School Band will be hosting a world-class musical group for two days of rehearsals at the school’s facilities. The Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, based in Wyoming, is midway through a 6-week competitive tour across the country, concluding with the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, the second week of […]

Posted in: Chipley, Local News