2017-2018 School Year for VPK and Kindergarten starts April 4th in Chipley ……..

Kate M. Smith Elementary (VPK & Kindergarten) and Vernon Elementary School (VPK & Kindergarten) will begin Registration on April 4, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.  You may stop by the School Office to pick up a registration packet.  All requirements for registration (listed below) will be attached to the packet.  All forms and proper […]

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Southern Financial Group receives ‘Yard of the Month’ recognition …….

Southern Financial Group receives ‘Yard of the Month’ recognition …….

Business owner R.D. Easterling gives the credit to Yates Lawn Services.   Debbie Mitchell,  president of the Chipley Garden Club, was on hand at last Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon to present the ‘Yard of the Month’ award to R.D. Easterling, Southern Financial Group, 934 Main Street, in Chipley.   Easterling in turn presented the […]

By February 18, 2017 Read More →
Stabbing suspect arrested …….

Stabbing suspect arrested …….

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a suspect in a January 30, 2017 stabbing incident that occurred at 1214 Padgett Drive Youngstown, FL Arrested was: Joseph A Smith, 24 years of age Charges: Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon Sheriff Kevin Crews states, “In a highly publicized case that occurred on January 30th […]

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Felony fugitive taken into custody in Chipley ……..

Felony fugitive taken into custody in Chipley ……..

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the apprehension of a felony fugitive taken into custody at the Summer Brook Apartments in Chipley, FL. The subject’s arrest is the result of a Bay County Sheriff’s Office Investigation stemming from approximately three weeks ago. Arrested was: Grant Jones 25 years of age 1530 Orange Hill Rd Chipley, […]

By February 15, 2017 Read More →

Chipley officials say there are restrictions on burning inside the city limits ……..

Responding to local resident Toby Hodges’ question concerning an individual who had burning trash piles inside the city limits of Chipley,  council members said Monday night that if yard trash isn’t grown in a yard, then it can’t be burned in a yard.   by Kathy Foster   Hodges was told the individual in question […]

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Chipley Garden Club honors Tommy McDonald, Sr. with tree planting …….

Chipley Garden Club honors Tommy McDonald, Sr. with tree planting …….

Chipley Garden Club hosted a tree planting ceremony Friday, Jan. 20th, at Shiver’s Park in honor of Tommy McDonald, Sr., former Mayor of Chipley.  McDonald was remembered as being a great promoter of the city who worked hard to make the community a great place to live and work.   GARDEN CLUB RECOGNIZES FLORIDA ARBOR […]

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Chipley Council presents awards for Outstanding Christmas Decoration Displays ……..

Chipley Council presents awards for Outstanding Christmas Decoration Displays ……..

Approves moratorium on Medical Marijuana.   by Kathy Foster   Presentations led off Tuesday night’s meeting of the Chipley City Council.   by Kathy Foster   Ward 1 recipient was the Ernesto Gonzalez Family, 594 4th Street.  Award was presented by Mayor Lee Dell Kennedy.   Ward 2 winner was Ryan Sikora, 756 Glenwood Avenue. […]

By January 18, 2017 Read More →

CRA ends Steering Committee Meetings and moves on to surveys …….

Planners want to hear from public regarding their thoughts.   by Kathy Foster   Meeting in their final session  Jan. 12th,  the Chipley Redevelopment Agency committee members provided their feedback regarding possible plans for the redevelopment of the Historic Downtown Chipley area.   The strategic plan is being updated  for the downtown area by the […]

By January 16, 2017 Read More →
Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County to compete in statewide scholarship competition ………

Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County to compete in statewide scholarship competition ………

Lauryl Grace Hinson, the Distinguished Young Woman of Washington County 2017, will compete with other high school senior girls, from across Florida. They will join together in Winter Garden, for the Distinguished Young Women of Florida program to be held Saturday, January 21st at the Garden Theatre. Participants will compete for college tuition scholarships, cash […]

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Washington County Historical Society adds items to museum …….

Washington County Historical Society adds items to museum …….

Caboose renovation moving along.   by Kathy Foster   Washington County Historical Society President Dorothy Odom announced Friday that several new items, including the old photo shown at the right (Pickles’ boarding house), have been added to items exhibited at the Society’s museum in Chipley.   The slightly damaged picture is going to be digitally […]

By January 8, 2017 Read More →
Exploring Florida’s Native Trees with members of the Chipley Garden Club ………

Exploring Florida’s Native Trees with members of the Chipley Garden Club ………

by Gwen Collins   The first meeting in 2017 of Chipley Garden Club was held Wednesday, January 4, at 1st Presbyterian Church of Chipley and hosted by Vice-President Ri McGlamery and Club member Betty Fairchild.   The guest speaker for the meeting was Dara Dobson, owner of 7 Pines Native Plant Nursery in DeFuniak Springs, […]

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Chipley Kiwanis Club open for new members …………

Chipley Kiwanis Club open for new members …………

Chipley Kiwanis Club President Michelle Jordan announced Tuesday the local club is welcoming new members and urged current members to invite potential members to the club’s Jan. 3rd meeting.   Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world – one child and one community at a time.   Kiwanis clubs and […]

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Chipley Police investigating robbery at library …….

On December 16, 2016, the Officers with the Chipley Police Department,  responded to  the Washington County Public Library located at 1444 Jackson Avenue in Chipley in reference to a burglary that already occurred. Officers arrived on scene to discover damage to the building and an undisclosed amount of currency missing.   The Chipley Police Department […]

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Council on Aging hosts terrific Holiday Luncheon ………

Council on Aging hosts terrific Holiday Luncheon ………

With the help of Covenant Care and a great group of volunteers,  the Washington County Council on Aging hosted a Holiday Luncheon earlier this week at the Ag Center in Chipley.   Everyone had a wonderful time, with a large number of prizes given out, lunch provided to those attending and Christmas music featuring  Neysa […]

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Chipley Kiwanis Club gives to help youngsters have a merry Christmas …….

Chipley Kiwanis Club gives to help youngsters have a merry Christmas …….

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Chipley Kiwanis Club members “passed the plate”  and generously gave to help provide Christmas gifts to local children whose families are in need of some help this holiday season.   Kiwanian Tommy Sasser is shown below presenting the cash to Sule Locke  who represented Kate M. Smith Elementary School at […]

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Council on Aging welcomed in the Holiday Season ……..

Council on Aging welcomed in the Holiday Season ……..

The Washington County Council on Aging hosted a holiday party Thursday night to kick off the 2017 Holiday Season with incoming Sheriff Kevin Crews and County Commissioner Tray Hawkins as special guests.   Christmas trees  both inside and outside the Council on Aging facility on South Boulevard in Chipley were lit, Christmas carols were sung, […]

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