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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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 […]

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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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City of Chipley meeting and closed notices

Please see attached meeting notices and closed notice: City Council Workshop Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers City Council Meeting Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:00 p.m. City Hall Council Chambers Chipley City offices will be CLOSED Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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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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Two local churches make Thanksgiving something special …….

Two local churches make Thanksgiving something special …….

Volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church and Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley went out of their way Thursday morning to make Thanksgiving 2016 special for more than 200 local people.   They were up early preparing food for over 200 individuals who signed up for the special Thanksgiving treat.   by Kathy Foster   Church […]

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Chipley Kiwanis Club supports CHS Cheerleading program …….

Chipley Kiwanis Club supports CHS Cheerleading program …….

Chipley High School’s  cheerleading program was the recipient of financial support from the Kiwanis Club this week and Kiwanian Dell Corbin was proud to present representatives of the group with a check to purchase a new mascot costume to be used by the cheerleaders.   Martha Compton is the sponsor/director of the cheerleader program at […]

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Chipley Council approves CRA contract for 2016 – 2017 …….

Chipley Council approves CRA contract for 2016 – 2017 …….

Chipley’s City Council voted last week to approve their FY 2016/17 administration contract with the Chipley Redevelopment Agency that requires the CRA to pay the Washington County Chamber of Commerce $2,075 a month. Under the agreement the Chamber provides  staff and administrative services to continue implementation of the Community Redevelopment Plan which has previously been […]

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KMS SECOND GRADERS MAKE TERRARIUMS ……..

KMS SECOND GRADERS MAKE TERRARIUMS ……..

Thursday, November 10th some of Kate Smith Elementary’s students were up to their elbows in terrariums. Building terrariums has been one Chipley Garden Club’s annual youth projects for over twenty years; however this was the first time at the new KMS Elementary School.   Youth Chair Linda Pigott reported this year club members assisted 124 […]

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Elementary students pay tribute to Veterans at Kate Smith Elementary School ……..

Elementary students pay tribute to Veterans at Kate Smith Elementary School ……..

Students at Kate M. Smith Elementary School finished off the Veteran’s Day activities in the Chipley area by highlighting the history of Veteran’s Day, reciting poetry and singing songs to entertain and pay tribute to the many Veterans who turned out for the special event.   Photo Highlights   

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Roulhac Middle School students pay tribute to Veterans …….

Roulhac Middle School students pay tribute to Veterans …….

Veterans join students in the courtyard at Roulhac Middle School in Chipley Friday morning as the students paid tribute to the Veterans.   Photo Highlights of the event

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