CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS WIN FIRST ROUND GAME IN STATE TOURNEY …….

MARIANNA— The Chipola Lady Indians (28-1) defeated Miami-Dade, 83-61, on Wednesday, to advance to the semi-finals of the FCSAA/Region VIII State Tournament.   Kendra Martin led Chipola with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Sueterrica Key scored 15 points. Chipola’s top player Evelyn Akhator got into foul trouble early in the second half and did not […]

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“DRESS IN BLUE” March 6th to support Colon Health ……

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health invites you to raise awareness for colon health by participating in National Dress in Blue Day.   Launched by the Colon Cancer Alliance in 2009 to raise awareness about colon health, National Dress in Blue Day falls on the first Friday of March each year. Colorectal cancer is the second […]

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Warren & Benton Take Home Top Youth Tour Honors ……..

Warren & Benton Take Home Top Youth Tour Honors ……..

Cottondale High School junior, Zoee Warren and Sneads High School junior, Brittany Benton were named West Florida Electric’s Youth Tour competition winners on Tuesday, March 3. Chelsea Edenfield of Malone was named the alternate.     These students will represent WFEC on the National Rural Electric Youth Tour June 13-18, traveling to Washington, D.C. with […]

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Gulf Coast State College presents First Annual Ceramics Symposium ……..

Panama City, FL – The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is proud to present the first annual Ceramics Symposium: Figurative Clay. The three-day, hands-on event will be held on March 6 – 8 in the Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts.   The symposium will consist of lectures, panel […]

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March Newsletter from the Washington County Library System ……..

March Newsletter from the Washington County Library System ……..

WCPL   March 2015 Newsletter March Events: Writers’ Group – March 5th, at 2:00 p.m., at the Chipley Library Device Advice- March 26th, at 10:30 a.m., at the Chipley Library (please call beforehand to schedule your 15-minute appointment) Did You Know? The Friends of the Washington County Public Library want you!  Help support the Washington County Public Library […]

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Resurfacing Project Set to Begin on State Road 79 ………

Chipley, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will begin a $ 481,388 improvement project on State Road (S.R.) 79 in Holmes County this week. Crews will resurface S.R. 79 from south of Thomas Drive to north of Interstate 10, perform minor drainage improvements, and place new signs and pavement markings. The entire project […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College offering EMT certification course ……

Florida Panhandle Technical College offering EMT certification course ……

The Public Safety Division of the Florida Panhandle Technical College will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic certification course in March.   The EMT course covers both basic health care worker and EMT basic training and the student is eligible to become a certified EMT upon program completion and licensing exam passage.   […]

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Investments in power grid give Gulf Power top numbers in reliability …….

Heavy rains cause a limb to fall on a line. A smart device called a recloser senses the fault and de-energizes the line. The limb slides off the line and falls to the ground. The recloser restores power automatically — and it all happens in a matter of seconds. Prior to the installation of smart […]

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Gulf Coast State College presents “A Hundred Indecisions” Art Exhibit ……..

Panama City, FL – The Visual & Performing Arts Division of Gulf Coast State College is proud to present “A Hundred Indecisions,” an exhibition of figurative ceramic sculptures by artist Meghan Sullivan. The exhibit explores human connection and disconnection with a focus on personal relationships, which can be joyful but also puzzling and contradictory. Sullivan’s […]

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BCF Prepares for Spring Preview Day March 13th …….

BCF Prepares for Spring Preview Day March 13th …….

Faculty, students, and staff at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville are excitedly making preparations for the upcoming Spring Preview Day Friday, March 13, 2015. The semi-annual open house event welcomes prospective students to the campus and provides an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in continuing their education to experience and see firsthand […]

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Authors In Apalachicola March 14th ……..

Authors In Apalachicola March 14th ……..

The Apalachicola Municipal Library will host the 2015 Authors in Apalach event on Saturday, March 14, at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art.   This year’s event theme is “Contemporary Women Writers of the South” and will feature celebrated authors including Janis Owens, author of classic Southern Fiction and the “Cracker Kitchen,” and […]

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Obituary for Sandra Gayle Phillips ……..

Mrs. Sandra Gayle Phillips, age 68, of Bonifay, Florida passed away March 2, 2015 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.   Memorialization will be by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Norma Jean Carter ……

Norma Jean Carter, 78 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on March 3, 2015 at Bay Medical Center. Norma Jean was born on May 13, 1936 in Jackson County, Florida to Lewis M. Spooner and Myrtle L. Morris. She was a lifelong resident of the panhandle and attended of Gap Pond Church. […]

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Obituary for Marshall “Chris” Drummond ……

Marshall “Chris” Drummond, 43 of Panama City, went home to be with the Lord on March 3, 2015 at his home. Chris was born on December 5, 1971 in Dothan, Alabama to Mark and Eva Jean (Amerison) Drummond. He was a lifelong resident of the panhandle and a member of Fountain’s Victory Tabernacle Church. Chris […]

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Chipley man arrested on drug trafficking charges ……

(Chipley, FL; March 4, 2015)— The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Chipley Police Department, reports the arrest of a Chipley man on drug trafficking charges. On Tuesday, March 3, deputies with Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence at 1734 Clayton Road in reference to possible drug […]

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GOV. SCOTT URGES OBAMA TO CONTINUE LIP PROGRAM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging the federal government to reach an agreement with the state on how to best structure the Low Income Pool (LIP) program in a way that protects both Florida’s most vulnerable residents and taxpayers.   March 4, 2015 Barack Obama President […]

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