Obituary for Rebecca Wright ………..

Obituary for Rebecca Wright ………..

Rebecca Wright, age 69 of Marianna, went home to be with the Lord on March 28, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Rebecca was born on May 25, 1947 in Jackson County, Florida to Pruitt and Eunice (Smith) Toole. A lifelong resident of Jackson County, she worked in the Lunchroom for Cottondale […]

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians softball team is 8-0 in Panhandle Conference play and 43-2 overall. Chipola hosts Gulf Coast in a double-header Saturday, April 1, at 1 and 3 p.m.   Chipola is first in the State Poll and second in the NJCAA National Poll. The Lady Indians swept Pensacola in a March 25 double-header, […]

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam’s Statement on “Fresh From Florida” Funding ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today released the following statement regarding the “Fresh From Florida” program following the meeting of the House’s Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee: “This is a political assault on a good program that will have real consequences on real people. Gutting the Fresh From Florida program will […]

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Jeffrey Paridon arrested on multiple charges …….

On March 26, 2017, while on routine patrol on State Road 79 and Veteran Road, FHP Trooper observed a seatbelt violation and initiated a traffic stop on a 2016 Mazda.  The driver  was identified as Jeffrey Trey Paridon, 31-years-age of Chipley, Florida.  During the course of the traffic stop it was found that Mr. Paridon’s […]

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Uber Statement on Unanimous Passage of Senate Bill 340 by Senate Committee on Judiciary ………

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Members of the Florida Senate Committee on Judiciary today voted unanimously for Senate Bill 340, which establishes the regulatory framework for the operation of transportation network companies (TNCs) in the State of Florida. Uber released the following statement, which should be attributed to Stephanie Smith, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Uber Technologies: “Today’s […]

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Sunshine Speers from Emerald Coast Hospice Discusses ‘Distracted Driving Awareness Month’

Sunshine Speers from Emerald Coast Hospice Discusses ‘Distracted Driving Awareness Month’

Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving, but that doesn’t mean that we should.  These actions are proven to increase crash risk and the National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. Here’s a Real Florida Magazine […]

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WHP Daily Brief – Nunes Called on to Recuse Himself from Russia Probe ……….

WHP Daily Brief – Nunes Called on to Recuse Himself from Russia Probe ……….

 Kushner to Lead White House Office of American Innovation Good morning. We have added an exciting feature to White House Press! Through a partnership with the messaging service Purple, we now offer daily updates through Facebook Messenger covering the President’s schedule, daily meetings, remarks, White House press briefings and other news throughout the day. At […]

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Legislation to safeguard Jewish Community Centers …….

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Brian Mast (FL-18), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1), Jacky Rosen (NV-3) and John Katko (NY-24) introduced bipartisan legislation today to increase penalties for making bomb threats and provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security to safeguard faith-based community centers. The bill, which already has the support […]

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Letter from Kim McDougal, Governor Rick Scott’s Chief of Staff ………

Sent to Governor’s Agency Heads Please see the below letter from Kim McDougal, Governor Rick Scott’s Chief of Staff, asking state agencies under the Governor to conduct a review of all legal contracts. This follows a Tampa Bay Times report that a legislator works for a law firm that received state funding for legal services […]

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Governor Rick Scott Honors More Than 240 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Medal ……..

Governor Rick Scott Honors More Than 240 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Medal ……..

LIVE OAK, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott awarded more than 240 veterans at the Louie C. Wadsworth Armory in Live Oak with the Governor’s Veterans Service Awards for their service to Florida and the nation.     Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to honor some of Florida’s great veterans for their service to […]

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Top Nocks 4-H Club state results ………….

Top Nocks 4-H Club state results ………….

Top Nocks 4-H Club brought home several state titles at the recent state 4-H archery match held at the Easton Newberry Archery Center in Newberry, FL.     Part of the Washington County 4-H program, Top Nocks 4-H Club practices the sports of archery during the year before advancing to state competition. Results from the […]

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CHIPOLA LEADS PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………..

CHIPOLA LEADS PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………..

MARIANNA— The top-ranked Chipola College Indians are 10-2 in Panhandle Conference play and 29-6 overall. Chipola sits atop both the state and national polls.   The Indians host Gulf Coast in a double-header, Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.   Chipola lost a March 24 double-header to Northwest, 11-10 and 10-6. The […]

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Local Relay For Life teams ramping up efforts for a great event ………

Local Relay For Life teams ramping up efforts for a great event ………

Set for May 5th the ‘Relay For Life’ of Washington-Holmes Counties kicks off at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies at Pals Park, 1544 Railroad Avenue in Chipley.   All the hard work already put in by this year’s Relay For Life teams is about to payoff as they prepare for a great night of celebrating […]

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Florida Lawmakers Work to Protect Military’s Gulf Test and Training Range ………..

Drilling Activity Threatens “Incomparable National Asset,” Reps. Say WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) and a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers are urging the Trump Administration to protect the Joint Gulf Range Complex by maintaining the moratorium on oil and gas offshore drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico. In a letter to Secretary […]

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Sure Shots 4-H Club members bring home state titles …….

Sure Shots 4-H Club members bring home state titles …….

Sure Shots 4-H Club brought home several state titles at the recent state 4-H shotgun match held at the Imperial Polk Gun Club in Winter Haven, FL.   Part of the Washington County 4-H program, Sure Shots 4-H Club practices the sports of trap and skeet during the year before advancing to state competition. Results […]

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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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