Governor Scott Statement on Murder of Steven Sotloff ………

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Today, Governor Scott released a statement following the heinous murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIS. Sotloff grew up in Miami and attended the University of Central Florida. Governor Scott said, “On behalf of Ann and myself, and on behalf of all the people of Florida, we want to convey our sorrow and […]

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AAA: LABOR DAY GAS PRICES HIT 4-YEAR LOWS ……

AAA: LABOR DAY GAS PRICES HIT 4-YEAR LOWS ……

Prices fell nearly 10 cents through the month of August TAMPA, Fla. (September 2, 2014) — Gas prices remained stable through the Labor Day holiday weekend as 29.7 million people gassed up the vehicle for a road trip. Prices were the cheapest for the holiday since 2010. Compared to last year’s Labor Day, the average price was 15 cents cheaper nationwide, […]

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BOCC sets Tentative Budget Hearing ….

Public Notice Tentative Budget Hearing The Washington County Board of Commissioners will be having a Tentative Budget Hearing Thursday September 4, 2014 at 5:05 P.M. in the Board Meeting Room located at 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, Florida. The Washington County Board of Commissioners will accommodate handicapped and disabled persons who wish to attend this meeting. […]

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Friends of the Library will meet Sept. 4th …..

Friends of the Library will meet Sept. 4th …..

Friends of the Library will have their first meeting following summer break this Thursday,  September 4th in the east conference room at the Ag Center from 12:00-1:00 pm. Bag lunches are provided for $7.50 but you will need to call Tara Sanders today @703-380-0335 to place your order. Our guest author today is a young […]

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Obituary for Dr. James Benjamin Craven, Sr. …..

James Benjamin Craven, Sr. expired Monday, September 1, 2014 at his home after an extended illness. Dr. Craven was born April 19, 1930 in Chipley, Florida to the late William Milton Craven and Marion Miner Craven. He graduated from Chipley High School in 1948. During their younger years, he and his brother Billy Craven operated […]

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VHS THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR ‘DEARLY DEPARTED’

Vernon, FL —The Vernon High School Theatre Department is currently in full rehearsals for their fall production, Dearly Departed.  Following three successful days of auditions, Director of Theatre, Kevin Russell cast the following individuals: Ethan Suggs as Ray-Bud Turpin, Nicole Middlemass as Lucille Turpin, Darynne Richardson as Lucille Turpin, Hunter Farrar as Junior Turpin, Kaylee […]

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FLORIDA SHOTS HELPS PARENTS AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS KEEP KIDS HEALTHY

TALLAHASSEE- As parents send their children back to school, the Florida Department of Health remains committed to safeguarding the health of Florida’s children by increasing immunization levels. Florida’s State Health Online Tracking System (SHOTS) helps ensure that the required immunization records for child-care and school attendance are easy to locate. Florida SHOTS is a free, […]

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Girl Scouts’ fall product program provides opportunities for girls to SHINE

 PANAMA CITY – The 2014 Girl Scout Fall Product Program begins September 8 in communities across the Florida Panhandle. This annual nuts, candies and magazines sale provides girls with the opportunity to earn funds for troop activities and service projects. Girl Scouts are taking orders for delicious nuts and candies, as well as magazines and […]

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE ……

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES TICKETS ON SALE ……

MARIANNA—Chipola College Artist Series season tickets go on sale Sept. 9 at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice. Online tickets may be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show.  Box Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 […]

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Contest Promotes Agriculture and Builds Confidence ……

Contest Promotes Agriculture and Builds Confidence ……

Gainesville —Food security is an important issue to the people of the United States. How can Florida agriculture continue to provide quality solutions for the future? Teenagers across the Sunshine State will address this question in the 2014 Florida Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest. Contestants must present a five minute speech on the assigned topic […]

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BCF to Host Blood Drive on Sept. 9th and 10th ….

BCF to Host Blood Drive on Sept. 9th and 10th ….

Representatives from the Southeastern Community Blood Center (SCBC) in Marianna will be on The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) campus September 9-10, to provide faculty, students, staff, and the Graceville community the opportunity to “Save a Life” by donating blood. Many individuals who donate blood enjoy receiving the free incentives and sometimes amusing t-shirts, but […]

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Washington County Planning Commission sets Sept. 9th public hearing ….

Washington County Planning Commission sets Sept. 9th public hearing ….

6 p.m. at Caryville City Hall.      

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Keeping Food Safe ……

Keeping Food Safe ……

Tips for Potluck Parties   From holiday work parties to classroom celebrations, potlucks are a popular way for people to mingle, relax, and try others’ favorite recipes. Although these gatherings are meant to be festive occasions, potlucks can result in the spread of foodborne illness. Reduce the chances of receiving a foodborne illness by following […]

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Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Washington County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Washington County. The course takes place at the Hard Labor Creek Plantation, 1963 Hard Labor Road, Chipley. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6. Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and […]

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Woman in critical condition following Hwy 79 crash …..

A Silver Springs, Florida woman, Myra Sue Dixon, 64, was listed in critical condition following a Aug. 30th crash on Hwy 79 just south of the Washington County line.   The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that Dixon was southbound on State Road 79 at the time of the accident.  She was driving a 1994 […]

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Washington County BOCC votes 4-1 to hire Fire Coordinator …..

by Kathy Foster   Rescinding previous action at their Aug. 28th meeting, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners took action to hire a County Fire Coordinator and decided to  not place the county’s 11  volunteer fire departments under the supervision of the Sheriff’s Office.   While County Attorney Jeff Goodman said he had spent approximately […]

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