Up to date voting returns for Washington County …….

Up to date voting returns for Washington County …….

      By Precinct y Precinct

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Washington County School Board hears from concerned teachers …….

Washington County School Board hears from concerned teachers …….

by Kathy Foster   Members of the Washington County School Board took time during their Oct. 30th workshop to hear from teachers concerned with the evaluations required by the State of Florida.  Board members agreed the current teacher evaluation  system doesn’t seem fair  and is creating inequalities.   School Board member Vann Brock said it […]

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Ducks Unlimited dinner draws major crowd …….

Ducks Unlimited dinner draws major crowd …….

Thursday night Ducks Unlimited members took over the Ag Center in Chipley for a fundraiser and information dinner that drew guests from across the Panhandle.  There is no waterfowl conservation organization that represents the needs of Florida waterfowl hunters like Ducks Unlimited.  Their vital conservation work provides support to their migration both on the breeding […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College Offering Open Enrollment to Basic Recruit Corrections and Law Enforcement Academy

Florida Panhandle Technical College Offering Open Enrollment to Basic Recruit Corrections and Law Enforcement Academy

The Public Safety Program at the Florida Panhandle Technical College (formerly Washington-Holmes Technical Center) is offering open enrollment to nighttime Basic Recruit Corrections Academy as well as day and nighttime Basic Law Enforcement Academy. Students that successfully complete the training program are eligible to become Florida certified officers with an average starting salary of $28-30,000. […]

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‘Trick or Treating’ at Florida Panhandle Technical College …..

‘Trick or Treating’ at Florida Panhandle Technical College …..

There was a crowd at the Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley Thursday night as hundreds turned out for the 2014 Candy & Careers event hosted at the campus.   There was something for everyone.                                         […]

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First Baptist Church celebrates Fall Festival …..

First Baptist Church celebrates Fall Festival …..

Several hundred children accompanied by parents and family members braved threatening skies on Wednesday afternoon as First Baptist Church celebrated their annual ‘Fall Festival’.   An array of ghouls and goblins, princesses and superheroes enjoyed hot dogs and snacks while playing games and roasting marshmallows on the church campus.   ‘We offer this night out […]

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Gov. Scott: UPS BEGINS HIRING MORE THAN 7,600 FOR 2014 HOLIDAY SEASON

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced that UPS is expected to hire more than 7,600 Floridians for the peak holiday season starting this month. The jobs will include drivers, driver helpers and package handlers working in the distribution centers. Governor Scott said, “UPS’s announcement that they will be hiring more than 7,600 Floridians […]

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RMS Hosts Academic Excellence Breakfast ….

RMS Hosts Academic Excellence Breakfast ….

Held Oct. 30th and sponsored by Community South Credit Union in Chipley, this special breakfast recognized all students on the 1st nine weeks A and  A/B Honor Roll.   Washington County School Superintendent Joe Taylor and School Board members Susan Roberts and Wayne Sanders were on hand to congratulate the students for their achievements.   […]

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CHS Band and Flag Corps performing Nov. 4th ……

CHS Band and Flag Corps performing Nov. 4th ……

The Chipley High School Music Department will present the CHS “Spirit of the Tiger” Marching Band in Concert on Tuesday, November 4.   Admission is free to the concert, which will feature the repertoire of the award-winning band, including music performed on the field and in the stands at football games.   The CHS Drumline […]

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New technologies help clean up coal piles from PA …….

New technologies help clean up coal piles from PA …….

PITTSBURGH — Coal-waste dumps are a serious, well-known problem for communities intimate with King Coal, yet the money to address these problems is often lacking. The free market has created an innovative solution, however, and one facility in Pennsylvania has reclaimed millions of tons of coal waste from the edges of two communities. By Rachel Martin  […]

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COGONGRASS TREATMENT COST-SHARE PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Applications accepted through Feb. 27, 2015 to remove invasive plant.   The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Cogongrass is an invasive, non-native grass, which occurs in Florida and several other southeastern states.   Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree regeneration, growth […]

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BCF Music and Worship Division Announces Guitar Recital …….

BCF Music and Worship Division Announces Guitar Recital …….

On Monday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the R. G. Lee Chapel, students in the Guitar Studio at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will present their fall recital. The program will feature both guitar ensembles, a duet, and several soloist. All of the music to be performed is compositions that the […]

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Poll: Parents Say Too Much Focus on Standardized Tests ……..

Poll: Parents Say Too Much Focus on Standardized Tests ……..

Opposition to Common Core Most Intense Among Parents WASHINGTON, D.C.—Parents of school-age children are unhappy with the amount of time spent on standardized tests and have strong opinions on other controversial education policies, including Common Core and school vouchers, according to one national poll. The Schooling in America Survey, released annually by the Friedman Foundation for […]

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Obituary for Elias Guinn …..

Elias Guinn, age 87 of Vernon, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in the Washington Rehab and Nursing in Chipley. Elias was born September 25, 1927 in Wolfcoal, Kentucky to the late McAger and Marry (Mullins) Guinn. He had been a resident of Vernon since 1991. Elias had retired from the U.S. Air Force having […]

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Roadway Repairs on State Road 2 in Holmes County ……

Drivers traveling State Road (S.R.) 2 between S.R. 81 and Perry Road and between S.R. 79 and Gavin Road in Holmes County will encounter daytime intermittent lane restrictions Friday, Oct. 31 and Monday, Nov. 3 as crew perform pavement repair work. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the work zone and to […]

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Veterans Saluted with Free Medical & Dental Care November 7 & 14 ……..

PanCare Health Clinics dedicating services to veterans in Bay County (November 7), Calhoun, Holmes, Liberty, Walton and Washington Counties (November 14) Panama City, FL….All area veterans are invited to free medical and dental care at PanCare Health’s Community Health Centers throughout Bay (November 7), Calhoun, Holmes, Liberty, Walton, and Washington Counties (November 14.) PanCare offers […]

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