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Tri-County looking for Housing Rental Units

Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Washington County Housing Authority Section 8 Rental Assistance Program is currently seeking landlords with suitable, affordable housing units located in Washington County.   When a Washington County Section 8 Voucher holder is interested in your unit, contact Steve Henderson at 638-4520, Ext. 25.   Or, drop by the office located at […]

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Florida pays tribute to the State’s Seagrasses

~Governor Scott names March 2013 Seagrass Awareness Month~   TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott proclaimed March 2013 Seagrass Awareness Month, the 12th annual statewide recognition from the Executive Office of the Governor. Awareness of seagrass and its integral role in the marine ecosystem, will help to create an understanding of the way seagrass damage can […]

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Oral Interpretation students from Chipola present program at Friends of the Library

Oral Interpretation students from Chipola present program at Friends of the Library

Students from Carol Saunders Oral Interpretation class at Chipola College presented the program at the March 7th meeting of the Washington County Friends of the Library and delighted the crowd with readings from Presidents Obama, Clinton and Reagan, along with other stories and poetry.   Participating in the program were Heather Ausburn, Anna Bailey, Cody Hampton, Beth […]

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Commissioner Putnam Seeks Nominations for Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

Award Recognizes Individuals on the Forefront of Developing and Adopting Environmentally Innovative Farming Practices. Tallahassee, FL – Each year, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam recognizes innovative Florida farmers with the Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award. The award recognizes agricultural enterprises that demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing innovative and progressive techniques to safeguard the environment […]

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Democratic Ranking Member Statement Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda Pans Parent Trigger Bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following a party-line vote in the House Choice & Innovation Subcommittee on “parent trigger” legislation, House Democratic Ranking Member Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (D-Tallahassee) today expressed Democratic Caucus opposition to the proposal to turn over Florida’s public schools to large for-profit management companies. The controversial parent trigger bill – House Bill 867 — […]

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Florida Cabinet approves land acquisition to enhance Wakulla Spring Protection Zone

Purchase in Leon County brings 56 percent of the zone under state ownership.   TALLAHASSEE – To enhance water quality protection and restoration efforts for Wakulla Springs, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet today approved a $1,525,000 acquisition of 678.67 acres within the Wakulla Springs Protection Zone Florida Forever project.   Wakulla Springs, located […]

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Chipley man killed in Jackson County crash

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 45-year-old Eddie L. Mosley, Jr., of Chipley,  died Thursday morning of injuries sustained in a 7:40 a.m. crash on H.S. 90 west of Rushin Road in Jackson County.   According to the FHP report, Mosley was traveling east on U.S. 90 when his 2005 Mitsubishi drifted onto the […]

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Goal is to lower death rate for law enforcement officers

(Chipley, FL; March 7, 2013)— This week Washington County Sheriff’s Office, as part of a collaborative effort with both Walton and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, played host to a cutting edge training initiative entitled Below 100. The training was attended by over 300 law enforcement officers from several agencies across northwest Florida.   The message […]

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Bonifay driver hits Washington County school bus

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 31-year-old Beauregard Lane Shideler of Bonifay  was sent  to a Bay County hospital in serious condition  Wednesday following a crash with a Washington County school bus driven by Joan Walsingham.  A six-year-old passenger on the bus was taken to Northwest Florida Community Hospital with minor (non life threatening) injuries. […]

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Chipola Brain Bowl wins third straight National Championship

Chipola Brain Bowl wins third straight National Championship

ST. LOUIS—The Chipola College Brain Bowl A team won its third straight national championship at the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournament) Community College Championship Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, March 2.   Chipola A defeated Valencia A in the final game. Lamar State College (TX) took third. Redlands (OK), Jefferson (KY), and Central Florida (FL) […]

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Support for men fighting prostate cancer

Support for men fighting prostate cancer

Hosted the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in Panama City, the program provides support and exchange of information  throughout the cancer experience.    

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WHTC’s Public Safety Program announces open enrollment to Part-time Corrections/Law Enforcement/Crossover Academnies

  The Washington Holmes Technical Center has expanded their part-time programs to be offered in the morning or at night. Like the law enforcement and cross over to law enforcement programs, now the part-time corrections classes are mirrored so students can attend in the morning or at night any day of the week and not […]

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Birding program a ‘Tweet’ for Chipley Garden Club

Birding program a ‘Tweet’ for Chipley Garden Club

  Chipley Garden Club’s regular monthly meeting was held March 6th at Lake View United Methodist Church and hosted by Club Member Nell Brisbin. Two successful projects were recapped – The English Tea/Garden Walk and the Youth Fair. Nominations were made for officers for the 2013-14 club year and a new garden therapy project was […]

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Chipola to offer Corrections to Law Enforcement course

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Corrections Officer Cross-over to CMS Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program beginning March 13.   The program will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 489 clock hours in length.   Candidates for the program must be at least 19 years […]

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Aileen Hightower recognized for making a difference in agriculture

Aileen Hightower recognized for making a difference in agriculture

Gainesville – Twenty-six counties received the Women’s Activity Award at the Florida Farm Bureau’s State Women’s Leadership Conference March 1-3 at the Plantation on Crystal River.   Recipients of the award, including Aileen Hightower of Washington County,  were recognized for their contributions to their local communities and their work at improving awareness of agriculture through […]

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Obit for Robert Thomas Vick, Sr.

Mr. Robert Thomas Vick Sr., age 71, of Westville, Florida passed away March 5, 2013 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. He was born November 21, 1941 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Marvin Thomas and Mattie Sue Basden Vick. Mr. Vick is survived by his wife, Beverly Irene Palmer Vick of Westville, FL; two […]