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Rep. Brad Drake honored at Chamber Luncheon              ……….
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Rep. Brad Drake honored at Chamber Luncheon ……….

Leaders from  Washington and Holmes counties recognized Drake for supporting funding appropriations for the Hwy 79 Corridor project.   by Kathy Foster   Representative Brad Drake was the guest of honor at Thursday’s Third Thursday Chamber Luncheon held at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center in Chipley.   Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive […]

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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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Cedar tree planted at County Public Office in memory of Tom Terrell            ………
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Cedar tree planted at County Public Office in memory of Tom Terrell ………

Washington County Public Works employees started off their morning Thursday at the dedication of a tree planted  in memory of former Public Works Director Tom Terrell.   by Kathy Foster   Remembered as an “outstanding person”  who set an example for others to follow,  Terrell was praised by those attending the dedication.   County officials […]

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Chipley Code Enforcement Board gives property owner another 30 days to clean up            ……….
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Chipley Code Enforcement Board gives property owner another 30 days to clean up ……….

Meeting for the first time since last October,  Chipley’s Code Enforcement Board voted 4-0 Thursday to give property owner Sean McLaughlin, 1425 South Boulevard, an additional 30 days to finish cleaning  up his property.   by  Kathy Foster   The Board members reviewed the City’s case file on the property which extended over several months […]

Posted in: Chipley, Local News
RECORD NUMBER OF CHIPOLA PLAYERS PICKED IN MLB DRAFT       …….
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

RECORD NUMBER OF CHIPOLA PLAYERS PICKED IN MLB DRAFT …….

MARIANNA—The hits just keep coming for the National Champion Chipola College Baseball team. Just a week after winning the JUCO World Series, 11 Chipola players were picked in the MLB Draft.     According to an article from Public.Com, four schools – Chipola College, Stanford University, the University of Michigan and the University of Texas […]

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By June 15, 2017 Read More →

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Drug Charges ……..

On June 14, 2017, Officer Z. Neitsch of the Chipley Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a silver Ford Ranger on Old Bonifay Road. Ofc. Neitsch contacted the driver in regards to the traffic violation and discovered that the occupant of the vehicle, Susan Martinez, 36, of Chipley, FL had a suspended driver’s license […]

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By June 15, 2017 Read More →

GOV. SCOTT: FLORIDA’S CRIME RATE HITS 46-YEAR LOW ……..

Highlights More Than $4.9 billion in Public Safety Funding   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott this week announced that Florida’s crime rate is now at a 46-year low. In 2016, there were 18,146 fewer crimes than in 2015, which is a 2.8 percent decrease. The crime rate has dropped 4.4 percent since 2015. This […]

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By June 15, 2017 Read More →

Vernon Middle School Honor Roll for the entire year ……..

Vernon Middle School A Honor Roll for Entire Year Anna Braxton 06 Kirstyn Brown 06 Allie Walters 07 Ashley Siples 07 Jerryd Brown 07 Jada Brown 08 Paislee Poppell 08   Vernon Middle School A-B Honor Roll Entire Year Tayelor Spears 06 Sydney Spooner 06 Grace Rutherford 06 Mason Brock 06 Teona Potter 06 Elaina […]

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By June 14, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Agnes Marie Brown …….

Agnes Marie Brown, age 93 of Marianna, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2017 at Jackson Hospital. Agnes was born on December 14, 1923 in Stantonville, Tennessee to Clarence and Mattie Clark Higgins. She moved to the Jackson County area in 1987, coming from Indiantown, Florida, and was a church […]

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Obituary for David Ronald Smith, Sr.             …………
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Obituary for David Ronald Smith, Sr. …………

Mr. David Ronald Smith, Sr., age 69, of Bonifay, Florida passed away June 13, 2017 at his home. He was born August 27, 1947 in Miami, Florida. David was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Thelma Jean Callaway. Mr. Smith, a wounded Army Vietnam Veteran, received a Purple Heart, the CIB, and several […]

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