46th Annual Wausau Possum Festival Kicks Off With ‘Possum King & Queen Contest’

46th Annual Wausau Possum Festival Kicks Off With ‘Possum King & Queen Contest’

On Friday, July 31, Wausau, Florida once again illustrated to the world exactly why they were named by Women’s Day Magazine as having ‘One of the 8 Most Unique Festivals in the World’. The occasion was the annual ‘Wausau Possum King & Queen Contest’ and as usual, the event drew a huge crowd of spectators […]

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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Ted Everett to Northwest Florida Water Management District ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Ted Everett to the Northwest Florida Water Management District. Everett, 54, of Chipley, is the executive director of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the owner and operator of Hard Labor Creek Hunting Plantation and Hard Labor Creek Off Road Park. He currently […]

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‘Back to School Bash’ Aug. 8th at Live Oak Baptist Church ……

The Florida Department of Health in Washington and Holmes County are partnering with Live Oak Baptist Church to host a Back to School Bash for students Pre-K to 12th grade. The event will take place at Live Oak Baptist Church, 5211 Millers Ferry Road in Vernon on Saturday, August 8th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 […]

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CLARK THANKED BY CHIPOLA BOARD ……….

CLARK THANKED BY CHIPOLA BOARD ……….

The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently recognized Gary Clark for 17 years of service to the board. Pictured from left, are: Gary Clark and his wife, Staci, Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst and Board Chair Danny Ryals. Clark has stepped down from the Chipola Board to pursue the next chapter in his professional […]

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Washington County looking for Volunteer Firefighters …….

Washington County looking for Volunteer Firefighters …….

Help your community.    

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Rep. Matt Gaetz coming to Tea Party Meeting ……..

Rep. Matt Gaetz coming to Tea Party Meeting ……..

Aug. 6th at Elks Lodge on Okaloosa Island.  

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Do you have an antique that you would like to know more about? …..

Do you have an antique that you would like to know more about? …..

  The Washington County Historical Preservation Society is sponsoring An Antiques Appraisal Fair to be hosted at T&B Hidden Treasures at 1215 Jackson Avenue in Chipley on Friday, Aug. 21st and Saturday, August 22nd. The event will be a venue for the inquisitive to bring antique items to have them identified and appraised for value. The […]

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National Immunization Awareness Month ……..

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases.  The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Vaccines are an […]

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Active Shooter Survival Seminar Aug. 26th in Jackson County

Active Shooter Survival Seminar Aug. 26th in Jackson County

The Jackson County Emergency Management Office invites you to a FREE Active Shooter Survival Seminar for churches and businesses.    

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Pensacola Para Con Comic Convention set for August 8th – 9th …..

Pensacola Para Con Comic Convention set for August 8th – 9th …..

The 2015 Pensacola Para Con Comic Convention & Pensacola Comic Convention will welcome special guest of honor, Randy Couture – MMA/UFC LEGEND – UFC Hall Of Fame, Two Time UFC World Heavyweight Champion. The Scorpion King Rise Of A Warrior, The Expendables I,2,3 and 4. Stretch, Redbelt, 3 Geezers, Ambushed. OZ to this year’s annual […]

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Planting in August …..

August marks the transition from summer to fall—especially in your garden. If you’re wondering what you should plant this month, then use these suggestions based on the Florida climate zones. To find out which region you live in, take a look at the gardening region map.     North Florida Bedding Plants: Because August includes […]

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Drought Or Not, Every Drop Counts ………..

Drought Or Not, Every Drop Counts ………..

(NAPSI)—As summer and warm-weather activities heat up, it may be tempting to leave the water running to keep yourself and your lawn cool. However, as seen on the West Coast, droughts rob communities of the rain or snow that replenishes their much-needed water supplies, so saving water for the future becomes more important than ever. […]

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Obituary for Beverly Gaye Metz ……………….

Beverly Gaye Metz, 72 of Bonifay, went home to be with the Lord on July 31, 2015 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Gaye was born on January 31, 1943 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Coy Clayton Mayfield and Clifford Connie Vinzant. She served in the United States Marine Core and was a member […]

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FHP JOINS NATIONAL EFFORT TO COMBAT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING …………

FHP JOINS NATIONAL EFFORT TO COMBAT AGGRESSIVE DRIVING …………

~Patience is a virtue while traveling on the roads~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Beginning today, the Florida Highway Patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers will begin another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists about the dangers of aggressive driving when driving around large trucks on the road. […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Graduates Explorer Class …………

Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Graduates Explorer Class …………

A standing-room-only crowd packed the Public Safety classroom at Florida Panhandle Technical College (formerly Washington-Holmes Technical Center) in Chipley, Florida on Friday, July 31 as proud parents and staff watched the graduation ceremonies for a large group of students. The occasion was the awarding of certificates of completion for the Explorers Program, a volunteer program […]

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Master Gardeners visit Prayer Garden …….

Master Gardeners visit Prayer Garden …….

On Wednesday, July 29 the Washington County Master Gardeners along with members of First Baptist Church of Chipley and Chipley Garden Club visited “Eden: Harford’s Garden of Prayer” in Hartford, Alabama. The purpose of the visit was to explore the possibility of creating such a garden on the corner of 5th Street and South Boulevard […]

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