OP/ED

By October 18, 2017 Read More →

Letter to Editor from John Legg regarding Water Bottling Plan proposed for Buckhorn Sub Division ………

This letter is about a proposed water bottling plant to be located at 3312 Sally Road. The water for the bottling plant will be drawn from a well located on the property. The property owner, Mr. Franklin Graham from Holmes County Florida has obtained a Future Land Use Map Amendment change for 5 acres of […]

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By October 16, 2017 Read More →

May the Forest Be With You …………….

Who could forget that memorable line from the Star Wars cinematic blockbuster? Obi-wan Kenobi is passing on his urgent desire to a young Luke Skywalker…   Hey! Wait a minute. That’s not the phrase. This one states, “May the forest be with you.” That’s the word that is surprisingly relevant in Florida: Forests. While some […]

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By September 27, 2017 Read More →

Over 70? What keeps you motivated? ……….

In recent months I’ve spent a fair amount of time giving thought to the above questions and I’m still looking for answers.  However, I have come up with a few ideas, including the following list, of what keeps me motivated:  My children  My grandchildren  My extended family  My church friends  My friends thoughout the community And, sometimes it’s […]

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Flag Etiquette
By September 26, 2017 Read More →

Flag Etiquette

It is important that these rules are followed:       Flag Etiquette STANDARDS of RESPECTThe Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are: The flag should never be dipped to […]

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By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Letter to Editor from Hank Hamilton …….

Dear Washington County, Thanks for letting me serve as your County Administrator for the last 13 months. The County welcomed me and my wife with open arms from day one. We have developed many friendships in the last year and have loved becoming a part of such a wonderful community.   In such a short […]

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By May 1, 2017 Read More →

Injection wells described as “The Poison Beneath Us” ……..

Editorial Comment by Kathy Foster   With the questions being raised concerning the possibility of Waste Management wanting to put landfill wastewater underground at their site in Campbellton, Florida,  there are an increasing number of questions being brought forth by the public.   There is no disagreement that Waste Management followed all the requirements for […]

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By April 30, 2017 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from the Honorable Christopher N. Patterson, Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit ……..

RE: The Importance of Jury Duty   In recognition of Law Day 2017 (May 1st), and our focus on the 14th Amendment to our Constitution invoking Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection under the law, I want to emphasize the importance of our jury trial system, and its critical role to find justice in our […]

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Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ Column ……..
By April 28, 2017 Read More →

Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ Column ……..

Dear Fellow Floridians: If you gave your child $100 today, how much do you think they would have left a week from now? How about one month from now? Have you ever given your child just enough lunch money for the week, only to have them asking for more before Friday? Generally speaking, children don’t […]

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By March 22, 2017 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from the Family of ‘Peewee’ Rogers ………

With our heartfelt thanks.   March 22, 2017 Dear Community, We say community because our group is much bigger than a town, or sect, or even a county. We want to thank you for pouring your hearts into us, all of our lives, but especially over the last 10 years. Many of you were able […]

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By March 14, 2017 Read More →

Letter to Editor from John Legg …….

This letter to the editor should have never needed to occur if our  county officials would simply do their job and reply to information  requests! Here is the scoop …   • Dec 14, 2016 an email was sent to Public Works Mr. Terrell. • Dec 29, 2016 the same email was sent a 2nd […]

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