FLORIDA LEADS THE NATION IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH FATALITIES ………..

FLORIDA LEADS THE NATION IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH FATALITIES ………..

Motorcycle fatalities in Florida rose 30% between 2014 and 2015    Drivers should expect an increase in motorcycle traffic on all Florida roadways, as thousands of motorcyclists roar into Daytona for the 76th annual Daytona Bike Week, March 10-19. Motorcycle Fatality Stats Florida has the most motorcycle crash fatalities in the nation, according to the National Highway […]

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BCF Holds Record Setting Preview Day! …….

BCF Holds Record Setting Preview Day! …….

Registration began in the BCF Wellness Center at 9:00 a.m. where prospective students and their families received bags filled with information regarding campus life and degree opportunities. During registration, prospects were able to visit exhibit booths dedicated to providing information on specific degree programs, mission opportunities, collegiate disaster relief, financial aid, student life activities, intramural […]

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Obituary for Harrell May Sapp …….

Mr. Harrell May Sapp, age 98, of Vernon, Florida passed away March 6, 2017 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay, Florida. He was born February 27, 1919 in Vernon, Florida. Mr. Sapp was preceded in death by his father, James Weaver Sapp; his mother, Belle Sapp Marshall; his wife, Edith Elliott Sapp; one […]

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Short pursuit leads to Arrest of California Man …….

On the morning of March 11, 2017, Officers of the Chipley Police Department became involved in a low speed pursuit through the city limits after being advised of a reckless driver. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle for violation of traffic laws after which the driver of the vehicle refused to […]

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Real Florida Magazine Interview with Caitlyn Cerame from West Florida regional Planning Council 3-9-17 (Part 1)

Real Florida Magazine Interview with Caitlyn Cerame from West Florida regional Planning Council 3-9-17 (Part 1)

Part 1 of 2 – Real Florida Magazine interview with Caitlyn Cerame from West Florida Regional Planning Council on Thursday, March 9, 2017, discussing the Chipley, Florida Community Redevelopment Agency. Produced by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida.   See more video clips, photos and interviews on Facebook at Real […]

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LADY INDIANS FINISH SECOND AT STATE; HEADED TO NATIONALS ………

OCALA—The Chipola Lady Indians (27-4) fell to the Gulf Coast Lady Commodores 80-72 in the Championship game of the FCSAA State Tournament, March 11, in Ocala.   Chipola was led by Sydnee McDonald with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Barbara Johnson had 14. Raven Baker-Northcross and Tiaera Phillips each had 12.   The […]

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Mondays with Pete: March 13, 2017

Good day;           The morning was moist and humid when we stepped out of the hotel in Vicksburg ready to begin the second leg of our quick journey to Oklahoma.  The air had a feeling that a change was coming.  We were hoping to get our visit in and be headed home before the forecasted […]

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AAA: OIL PLUMMETS; GAS PRICES COULD FALL 5-10 CENTS ……..

AAA: OIL PLUMMETS; GAS PRICES COULD FALL 5-10 CENTS ……..

TAMPA, Fla. – The falling price of oil dragged gas prices lower last week. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.30, down 1-cent from the week before, a downward trend that is likely to continue in the near future. Web Tools Daily Gas Prices Top Ways to Save Money on Gas […]

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‘Walk Hard for Heroes 2017’ Memorial Walk Deemed A Success

‘Walk Hard for Heroes 2017’ Memorial Walk Deemed A Success

Most people don’t walk 130 miles in 6 months, let alone in 6 days, but members of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Troy University did just that as the organization’s annual Walk Hard Memorial Walk finished on March 9. Developed at Troy University in 2009, Walk Hard has become a model event for ATO […]

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Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …………

Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …………

PROTECTING FLORIDIANS Protecting Florida’s consumers is an around the clock job. My investigators know this and aggressively pursue scam artists who target Floridians. This week we celebrated their work and National Consumer Protection Week by highlighting some recent victories for Florida consumers, current scams and tips to avoid becoming a victim. Since 2011, my office […]

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Washington County advertising for FEMA Rock Bids ………….

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 2017 Washington County FEMA Rock Bids   Separate sealed BIDS for 2017 WASHINGTON COUNTY FEMA ROCK BIDS will be received by the Washington County Board of County Commissioners at the Washington County Administrative Office until 3:00 p.m. (CST), April 13, 2017.   The bidders will be […]

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Students honored at Washington County School Board meeting …….

Students honored at Washington County School Board meeting …….

Students from VHS and CHS were recognized at last week’s meeting of the Washington County School Board.   by Kathy Foster   Chipley High School student Ashten Tharp will  represent Washington County at the 2017 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOR), part of the SWAT program.   Tharp was recognized as one of our […]

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I-10 crash in Washington County claims one life …….

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that Christopher Slay, 42 of Chipley, received no injuries in a March 11th crash at SR 77 and State Road 8.   However 52-year-old Elivia Morena of Victoria, Texas died from injuries sustained in the accident.   Morena was a passenger in a 2009 Pontiac driven by 17-year-old driver […]

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Two die in single vehicle crash in Walton County …….

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)  reports that two people died in a single vehicle crash in Walton County n Saturday.   The FHP reports that Shellie K. Devlin, 52, of Westville, Florida, and Tharado Stuckey, 55, of DeFuniak Springs , died around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday when the 1992 Dodge |Ram Van driven by Devlin […]

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Wildflowers: The Yellow Pitcher Plant ………

Wildflowers: The Yellow Pitcher Plant ………

The flower shown at the right  is one of three species of pitcher plants (Sarracenia flava) that can be easily seen growing on the side of state road 65 that goes through the Apalachicola National Forest.   It is one of the earliest of the pitcher plants to bloom, and its tall flower stalks and […]

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TOPS STATE POLL; SECOND IN NATIONAL POLL ……….

MARIANNA— The Chipola Lady Indians (30-1) are the top-ranked softball team in the FCSAA Region 8 Coaches Poll and the number two team in the NJCAA National Poll. Butler (22-0) tops the national poll. The Lady Indians have scored 43 runs in the month of March and given up only 6. They have logged wins […]

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