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White House Press Daily Brief ………..
By April 18, 2017 Read More →

White House Press Daily Brief ………..

VP Pence Visits the Korean DMZ   . . Good morning. VP Pence Visits the Korean DMZ Vice President Mike Pence is on a 10-day trip throughout Asia and Oceania. Over the weekend and on Monday the Vice President was in South Korea, where he met with officials and made a highly publicized visit to […]

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Two sworn in at Vernon Council meeting Monday night ………
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Two sworn in at Vernon Council meeting Monday night ………

Council votes to certify election results.  Tina Sloan took Mayor’s seat, while Joey Brock took Councilman’s seat.   by  Kathy Foster   Joey Brock and Tina Sloan received their oaths of office before taking their respective seats on the Vernon City Council.   Brock and Sloan joined council members Gary Owens and Gwen March in […]

Posted in: Local News, Vernon
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West Florida Electric Cooperative election results ……….

GRACEVILLE – As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) is owned by its members and each of those members has a voice in how the co-op is operated. That’s part of the cooperative difference.   Each year, West Florida Electric holds an election for three seats on its Board of Trustees. Every […]

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Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of Melinda Miguel; Eric Miller to join as Chief Inspector General ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott has announced Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel’s resignation. Melinda Miguel will be pursuing opportunities in the private sector.  Eric Miller, who currently serves as Inspector General at the Agency for Health Care Administration, will serve as the Governor’s Chief Inspector General beginning Friday, April 21, 2017. Governor Scott said, […]

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Florida Forest Service Recognizes Panama City Beach Man for becoming a Trailwarrior …………
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Florida Forest Service Recognizes Panama City Beach Man for becoming a Trailwarrior …………

Exploring Florida’s State Forests, one step at a time is what Bryan Durta and daughter Gillian are conquering. Durta was recognized on Wednesday, March 29th for becoming a “Trailwarrior” by the Florida Forest Service after hiking 250 miles of trails in 15 of Florida’s 38 State Forests.   What started as a Girl Scout camping […]

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Upcoming Limited CEU and Exam Preparation Class Thursday April 27th ………..
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Upcoming Limited CEU and Exam Preparation Class Thursday April 27th ………..

 by Matthew Orwat Registration Please contact Matthew Orwat or Cynthia Jackley at the UF / IFAS Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6180 or mjorwat@ufl.edu to register. We are located at 1424 Jackson Ave (US 90), Chipley Fl. 32428. Pre registration is required.   Follow This Link To Register Online Limited Lawn and Ornamental & Limited […]

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Wildflower Alert: Fringed campion ………
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Wildflower Alert: Fringed campion ………

This beautiful wildflower (Silene catesbaei) is considered to be endangered in Florida and in the U.S., primarily because of loss of habitat.   It can be seen blooming in the Gholson Nature Park in Chattahoochee. The good news is that it is also available in some native plant nurseries, and it will grow very happily […]

Posted in: Gardening, Local News
DOWGUL IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE …….
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DOWGUL IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE …….

Casey Dowgul has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for April. Dowgul serves an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education and has worked at the college since 2010.     Pictured from left are, Chipola president Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Casey Dowgul and Dr. Pam Rentz, Dean for the School of Education

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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH CARE ………
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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH CARE ………

What Nurses And Administrators Know About Improving The Hospitalization Experience   (NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than seven out of 100 Americans are hospitalized every year. If you or someone you care about is ever among them, you may be relieved to see the efforts that nurses and other medical […]

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By April 17, 2017 Read More →

GOV. SCOTT URGES LEGISLATURE TO FUND $200 MILLION TO HELP FIX HERBERT HOOVER DIKE ………..

Encourages Legislature to pass bill to help Lake Okeechobee TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott urged the Florida Legislature to include $200 million in state funding to its budget to help fix the federally operated Herbert Hoover Dike and solve water issues around Lake Okeechobee. Governor Scott also commended Senate President Negron’s focus on […]

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Chipley Womans Club learns about AVID program ………
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Chipley Womans Club learns about AVID program ………

Roulhac Middle School AVID coordinator Jiranda White and 8th grade AVID student Scarlette Clark were guests of the club at their April meeting.     What is AVID?   Simply stated the mission of the AVID program is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global […]

Posted in: Chipley, Local News
Traffic stop on Pate Pond Road results in two arrests ……..
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Traffic stop on Pate Pond Road results in two arrests ……..

On April 15, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office  Deputy Jarvis stopped a vehicle on Pate Pond Road for a traffic infraction. Upon stopping the vehicle Deputy Jarvis discovered the driver, 23-year-old Leeazia Taylor of Pennsylvania, Bonifay, had an outstanding Washington County warrant for failure to appear in court for previous driver’s license […]

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL CLAIMS PANHANDLE CONFERENCE TITLE ………

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Indians baseball team clinched the Panhandle Conference title with a 16-1 win over Pensacola on April 15. The Indians are 37-7 on the season and ranked #1 in the country and in the state.   The Indians will finish conference play this week. Games are as follows: · HOME: Monday, April 17, […]

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Mondays with Pete ………

Good Morning; Scattered on the dining room table are the leftovers from yesterday’s celebration. No, we didn’t leave the ham and deviled eggs out overnight. Halves of green, blue, pink and yellow plastic eggs offer a pastel rainbow strewn across the table top. Squiggles of shiny green and pink Easter grass adds some sparkle as […]

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AAA: GAS PRICES LEVEL OUT DURING THE WEEKEND ………..
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AAA: GAS PRICES LEVEL OUT DURING THE WEEKEND ………..

TAMPA, Fla.  — Gas prices seemed to find level ground over the weekend after increasing for more than two weeks. Before the weekend, gas prices rose an average of 12 cents in 19 days, nationwide; 13 cents in 14 days, in Florida; 13 cents in 18 days, in Georgia; and 14 cents in 20 days, in Tennessee.   Web Tools AAA […]

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Conservatives Want Congress to Investigate Anti-Trump Spying and Leaks …………
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Conservatives Want Congress to Investigate Anti-Trump Spying and Leaks …………

Trump Keeping Promises on Illegal Immigration   Conservatives Want Congress to Investigate Anti-Trump Spying and LeaksConservatives say that Congress must investigate the unfolding scandal of the Obama administration spying on people close to President Trump and perhaps on Trump himself according to a poll by FedUp PAC. The necessity of an investigation was agreed on […]

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