April is Spring Clean Up Month in Chipley …….

The City of Chipley has announced that April is Spring Clean Up Month in the city and  the City Council is sponsoring a free  project to collect, recycle, and properly dispose of the following items:    April 17th – 21st – Scrap Metal (Old bicycles, lawn mowers, motors, wheel chairs, copper, aluminum, iron scraps).   […]

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Chipley Womans Club learns about AVID program ………

Chipley Womans Club learns about AVID program ………

Roulhac Middle School AVID coordinator Jiranda White and 8th grade AVID student Scarlette Clark were guests of the club at their April meeting.     What is AVID?   Simply stated the mission of the AVID program is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global […]

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Monday Movie Madness at Chipley Library ………

Monday Movie Madness at Chipley Library ………

‘Fantasic Beasts’ will be showing on today, April 17th, at 3:30 p.m.      

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Honor Rolls from Kate Smith Elementary School ……….

Congratulations Students     A/B Honor Roll …  Adams, Kinslee Denise 02, Armstrong, Kaylyn Elizabeth 02, Baker, Jeremiah Jermaine Oniel 02, Brannon, Hunter Gavin 02, Brantley, Jada Simone 02, Broxton, Savannah Elizabeth 02, Bruner, Kason Scott 02, Byram, Sydney Lynne 02, Clenney, Jace Thomas 02, Coley, David Thomas 02, Collins, Titus Luke 02, Corbitt, Kellyn […]

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Bellringers honored by Salvation Army ……..

Bellringers honored by Salvation Army ……..

Representing the Chipley Garden Club,  Debbie Mitchell, Betty Faircloth and Kathy Foster were in Marianna last Friday to attend the Bellringers Celebration hosted by the Salvation Army.  Garden club members were among the many volunteers ringing bells over the 2016 Christmas season to raise funds for the Salvation Army Christmas program.   The Bellringers in Washington County […]

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY “SPRINGS” INTO ACTION ……..

HISTORICAL SOCIETY “SPRINGS” INTO ACTION ……..

by Gwen Collins   Wednesday, March 22nd was a busy day for the Washington County Historical Society. The day began with the unveiling of a new South Third Street Historic District Marker. The marker is located at South Third Street and US Hwy 90 in Chipley. Martha McKnight and Dale Cox, local historians, and several […]

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‘Variety Day’ with the Chipley Garden Club ……..

‘Variety Day’ with the Chipley Garden Club ……..

The March 1st meeting of Chipley Garden Club was just a little bit different. Instead of one program, club members and visitors enjoyed three mini-programs at the Washington County Library.   The meeting began with an informative chat by Ed Woods from 1st Presbyterian Church in Chipley  about the Maasai people of Africa and their […]

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Chipley Community Redevelopment Plan Community Workshops Announced ……..

The City of Chipley established a steering committee comprised of residents, building owners, and business owners within Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) area to serve as the working group for the development of an updated Community Redevelopment Plan. Having completed four steering committee planning sessions, the West Florida Regional Planning Council will now facilitate a […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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