45th Annual Wausau Possum Festival Kicks Off With ‘Miss Funday’ Pageant ……

45th Annual Wausau Possum Festival Kicks Off With ‘Miss Funday’ Pageant ……

Courtesy of The Goulding Agency   Contestants from all over the Southeast vied for trophies and bragging rights in the 45th Annual ‘Miss Funday’ Pageant, a precursor to the Wausau Possum Festival, on Saturday, July 26 in Wausau, Florida.   This year celebrating 45 years, the event features a wide range of activities, from la […]

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AAA: GAS PRICES FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL IN FOUR MONTHS ………

AAA: GAS PRICES FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL IN FOUR MONTHS ………

TAMPA, Fla. — Gasoline is selling at the lowest price since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices. The national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines. Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days respectively. Web Tools Daily gas prices […]

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Malcolm Taylor Road Replacement Project …..

Malcolm Taylor Road Replacement Project …..

Chipley- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a contract to replace the existing timber bridge with a box culvert on Malcolm Taylor Road over Rice Machine Branch in Holmes County.   Work is scheduled to begin the first week of August. Improvements are expected to take just over three months to complete. Malcolm […]

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TrophyCatch launches new, enhanced website for conservation-minded anglers …….

In preparation for season three of TrophyCatch, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) launched a new and highly improved website to facilitate gathering data on Florida’s famed trophy largemouth bass and to reward anglers for releasing them alive.   TrophyCatch is an incentive-based conservation program designed for anglers who catch-and-release largemouth bass heavier […]

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Washington County Planning Commission meets Aug. 5th at 5 p.m.

WASHINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley Fl 32428 Phone: (850) 415-5093 * Fax: (850) 415-5094 Website: www.washingtonfl.com AGENDA August 5, 2014 5:00 P.M REGULAR MEETING   1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL COMMISSIONERS: STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: DISTRICT 1 – Roger Hagan County Planner – Michael J. DeRuntz, CFM […]

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SWIMMING LESSONS SET AT CHIPOLA

SMARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Children’s Swimming lessons for ages four and up, Aug. 4-14, with a registration deadline of July 31.   Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods.   Cost […]

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CHIPOLA FACULTY SELECTED FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION PANEL ……

CHIPOLA FACULTY SELECTED FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION PANEL ……

TALLAHASSEE—Three Chipola College educators were selected to participate on 16-member panels that made recommendations on the passing scores for the various subtests of the K–6 Elementary Education Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE).   The Florida Department of Education coordinates test development and activities to maintain professional standards and ensure alignment with state-approved education standards. The […]

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BBB® Warning: Fun Runs Promise More Than They Deliver …….

BBB® Warning: Fun Runs Promise More Than They Deliver …….

Pensacola, Fla. – Better Business Bureau has been hearing lots of complaints about various fun runs that have been cancelled with short notice, often with no refunds. Last week, BBB of Greater Cleveland reported on a 5K Foam Fest that was cancelled with just four days’ notice. An email to paid participants said “Unfortunately, we’re […]

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New Survey: Small-Business Improvement; Employees Concerned About Benefits …….

(NAPSI)—Small-business owners have something to be optimistic about, according to a recent study, which found that 84 percent of small-business leaders say they’re either maintaining or growing sales in 2014.   This is continued good news for the future of the economy, as small businesses make up the vast majority of companies in the U.S.-96 […]

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Obituary for James Walter Pelham ……

James Walter (Jay) Pelham, age 77, a resident of Sunny Hills, Florida and a resident of Washington Rehab and Nursing for the past year, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Chipley. Jay was born May 28, 1937 in Washington County to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Varnum) Pelham. Mr. Pelham had returned to Washington […]

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SOUTHERLAND INTRODUCES “RIGHT TO HAUL ACT” …….

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II introduced the Right to Haul Act (H.R. 5201) this week to extend state truck weight limits to federal roads, providing relief to agriculture and forestry haulers who have been stifled by inconsistent state and federal truck weight regulations. “Across North and Northwest Florida, loggers and agriculture haulers […]

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DALLAS IS NAACP SCHOLAR …….

DALLAS IS NAACP SCHOLAR …….

Briana Dallas is the recipient of the Jackson County NAACP Scholarship to Chipola College. Dallas is a 2014 graduate of Malone High School.     Pictured from left, are: Leroy Boone, Briana Dallas and Rev. Ronald Mizer, NAACP President. Not pictured is Eulice Bryant, NAACP Scholarship Committee member.

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The Florida Forest Service Invites Citizens to Provide Input on Important Forest land Protection Program …….

The Florida Forest Service Will Hold Three Forest Legacy Program Workshops for Citizens and Stakeholders in August.   Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is updating portions of the state’s Forest Action Plan related to the USDA Forest Legacy Program and is inviting citizens and stakeholders to […]

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LECOM Dental School Coming To DFS …….

Courtesy of WZEP Radio 1460   A number of elected officials, including Walton County Commissioner Kenneth Pridgen and Chairman Bill Chapman, Mayor Bob Campbell, city councilman Mac Work and others attended an open house for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) new dental school that will be opening in Defuniak Springs in May […]

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BOOK: ‘Have Your Representatives Become Accountable to You’

Voter apathy in the United States is reaching epic proportions. Data from the Statistical Abstract of the United States indicates that only 37 percent of eligible residents participated in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Congressional elections. Additionally, voter participation in federal elections from 1932 through 2010 was an average of 17 percent lower in non-presidential […]

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VBS at Turning Point UPC ……………

VBS at Turning Point UPC ……………

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