Washington County Drug Task Force Announces Arrest of Chipley Man for Weapons and Narcotics Offenses …….

During the early morning hours of March 4, 2017 Officers of the Chipley Police Department in conjunction with Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeffrey B. Driggers of Chipley for Narcotics and Weapons related charges. The arrest was conducted following a traffic stop of a vehicle for traffic violations of which Driggers was a passenger. During […]

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AAA: GAS PRICES STABILIZE; STILL 50 CENTS MORE THAN LAST YEAR ……..

AAA: GAS PRICES STABILIZE; STILL 50 CENTS MORE THAN LAST YEAR ……..

Gas prices are holding steady after inching up last week. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.31 – nearly 3 cents more than a week ago. Compared to last year, motorists are paying 50 cents more for a gallon of gasoline and $7 more for a full tank of gas. […]

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Results of Skimmers Sweep Targeting Popular Spring Break Destinations Announced ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— In anticipation of the upcoming spring break season, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspected nearly 500 gas stations last week in popular spring break destinations for skimmers, devices that steal consumers’ credit and debit card information. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the sweep uncovered eight skimmers. […]

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Mondays with Pete: March, 6 2017

Good morning; The early spring weather has brought him out of the house and into the yard. He complains sometimes about the amount of work to be done to keep the yard and landscaping in tip-top shape, but enjoys getting out and working with his hands. It takes his mind off the stress of work. […]

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Commissioner Putnam Highlights National School Breakfast Week ……

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages Florida schools to “Take the School Breakfast Challenge” and celebrate National School Breakfast Week from March 6-11. National School Breakfast Week celebrates healthy starts to the day in cafeterias throughout the state. Last year, more than 140 million breakfasts were served to Florida’s K-12 students. […]

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Washington County School District holds auction at old Kate Smith Elementary School campus …….

Washington County School District holds auction at old Kate Smith Elementary School campus …….

The crowd wasn’t huge last Thursday when items went on the auction block at the old KSES campus in Chipley,  the the bidders did purchase a wide variety of items up for sale.   by Kathy Foster   Washington County School Superintendent Joe Taylor said while a small portion of the old campus (approximately two […]

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Chipley’s CRA gets redevelopment strategic plan update ……..

Chipley’s CRA gets redevelopment strategic plan update ……..

Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) members received an update on recent activities  regarding their strategic planning at their March 2nd meeting.   by Kathy Foster   West Florida Regional Planning Council has been working on updating the local plan in recent months and the last steering committee was held recently so planners are working to […]

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LADY INDIANS HEADED TO STATE TOURNAMENT ……….

LADY INDIANS HEADED TO STATE TOURNAMENT ……….

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (25-3) will play in Florida Southwestern, Wednesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. in the FCSAA State Tournament, March 8-11, in Ocala. Tournament games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM.   Chipola finished as the runner-up in the Panhandle Conference behind champion Gulf Coast. The brackets are set up for a possible […]

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Support Relay for Life in Washington County ……..

Support Relay for Life in Washington County ……..

WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE? Relay For Life is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients […]

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Soft Skills, Community Relations Are Necessities To Improve Policing Efforts In 2017 ……..

Soft Skills, Community Relations Are Necessities To Improve Policing Efforts In 2017 ……..

Recent incidents with minorities and limited community presence may contribute to the lack of trust.   (NAPSI)—Police officers today face very different challenges than a decade ago. Social media and an increase in overall visibility of officers’ actions place them under increased scrutiny, and may have fueled disconnect between law enforcement and the communities they […]

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Johnson denies Fleetwood at WGC – Mexico Championship ……..

Johnson denies Fleetwood at WGC – Mexico Championship ……..

  Round four report  World Number One Dustin Johnson denied Englishman Tommy Fleetwood his first World Golf Championship victory in Mexico as the American confirmed his status as the best player on the planet with a one-shot victory at Club de Golf Chapultepec. The reigning US Open champion recorded a closing 68 for a 14 […]

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From The White House: Believe, once more, in America ……..

From The White House: Believe, once more, in America ……..

 “The torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world.” – President Donald J. Trump Earlier this week, President Donald J. Trump stood in front of America and introduced a new chapter of American greatness; one full of prosperity, safety, and innovation.Building on his successful first 40 days […]

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No one listed as injured in school bus crash ……….

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports no injuries in a March 3rd accident involving a school bus and private vehicle in Washington County.   According to the FHP,  the school bus, driven by 29-year-old Brian Brewer of Bonifay, was stopped on Quentin Lane at a stop sign facing west at the time of the incident. […]

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Historical Society members tour Washington County Courthouse …….

Historical Society members tour Washington County Courthouse …….

Along with attending the March meeting of the Washington County Historical Society,  members also had an opportunity last Friday to tour the recently opened Washington County Courthouse.   by Kathy Foster   Another highlight of the meeting was the announcement that the Gulf War memorial plaque was now in place on the northern exterior of […]

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YOUR LIFE CAN BE SAVED WITH JUST A CLICK ………

~ FHP Troopers to join nationwide Click It or Ticket effort ~   TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is joining local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country for the national Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign this month. During the campaign, officers will help […]

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UPS HONORS FLORIDA DRIVERS FOR 25 YEARS OF SAFE DRIVING ……..

Could you imagine going 25 years without an accident? What if you had to do it on busy roads in an iconic brown truck that everyone can recognize? It happens, and UPS couldn’t be more proud of its safe drivers. That’s why the Atlanta-based company adds to its prestigious “Circle of Honor” each year to […]

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