Heisman Trophy Winner visits Vernon High School ……

On May 25, 2015 Vernon High School’s (VHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle hosted Heisman Trophy Winner Charlie Ward. Ward won a National Championship and the Heisman Trophy as the best college football player in the country in 1993. He went to play basketball in the NBA. Ward is currently the head football coach at […]

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VES students visit Marianna Caverns ….

VES students visit Marianna Caverns ….

On Thursday, May 28, Mrs. Ledet’s 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Language Arts classes at Vernon Elementary School paid a visit to Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna. The students enjoyed awesome cave formations, checked out the gift shop and made souvenir pennies in the visitor’s center. A great time was had by all.   […]

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Washington County School District participating in Summer Food Service Program …..

The Washington County School District will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program for 35 days starting in the month of June.   Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school lunches are not available. All children 18 years […]

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Vernon High School (VHS) Student Signs Scholarship with Faulkner University ………

Vernon High School (VHS) Student Signs Scholarship with Faulkner University ………

Surrounded by his family, friends, coaches and VHS faculty members, VHS Senior linebacker Traice Adams signed a $10,000 a year scholarship with Faulkner University.   Principal Brian Riviere stated “Traice exemplified hard work in the classroom and on the field, he boast a 3.7 GPA and scored a 23 on ACT”.   VHS Athletic Director […]

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Baseball season ending in Vernon ……..

City Council approved Recreation Banquet for May 30th.   by Kathy Foster   Proud of their recreation program,  Vernon City Council members voted May 18th to host a banquet for the ball teams at 5 p.m. on May 30th to recognize the efforts put in by the players. They voted to host the banquet and […]

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VES students getting their hands dirty and loving it as they garden ……

VES students getting their hands dirty and loving it as they garden ……

Youngsters have a reason to be proud of their work.   by Kathy Foster   Two classes of students at Vernon Elementary School are taking gardening to heart this year as they raise some veggies and some beautiful outdoor plants to spruce up a dull courtyard/patio on the school campus.   The young people were […]

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1st & 2nd grade Spelling Bee at VES …..

1st & 2nd grade Spelling Bee at VES …..

On Tuesday May 12, 2015 VES held their First and Second Grade Spelling Bee.       First Grade Winners were: 1st Bradley Johnson ​ ​2nd Teagan B. ​ ​3rd Kyron Hernandez     ​Second Grade Winners were:​ 1st-Ariel Bankston ​ 2nd​-​Peter Gordon​​ ​ 3rd​-​A​​ubrey​ ​V​​aught​ ​Special Thanks to our Spelling Bee Judges and Spelling […]

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VES 5th grade Tropicanna winners announced ……..

VES 5th grade Tropicanna winners announced ……..

On May 7th, Vernon Elementary School  held their 5th Tropicana Speech competition. Winners are pictured below from right to left:     1st – Noah Owens 2nd – Jerryd Brown 3rd – Bryce Butler   They will compete in the District Competition on Tuesday, May 26th at 6 pm at the Washington County Agricultural Center […]

VES announces Tropicanna winners …..

VES announces Tropicanna winners …..

On May 6th, Vernon Elementary held their annual 4th grade Tropicana Speech contest.  Winners are shown below:   Pictured from right to left… 1st place – Courtney Jackson 2nd place – Kirstyn Brown 3rd place – Allison Duke   Congratulations to all three of our young ladies who will go on to compete at the […]

New ‘V Club’ forming at Vernon High School ……

New ‘V Club’ forming at Vernon High School ……

Formed to assist Vernon High School Athletics.    

By April 28, 2015 Read More →

Vernon votes to make all City properties drug, alcohol and smoke free ……

Also, votes to give $1,000 for Miss Firecracker Pageant.   by  Kathy Foster   WHEREAS,  The City of Vernon desires that all members of the public and citizens of the City of Vernon should be able to visit City properties and interact with City staff and engage in business without fear of influence from illicit drugs […]

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Vernon man arrested on multiple drug-related charges ……..

Vernon man arrested on multiple drug-related charges ……..

(Chipley, FL; April 13, 2015) – The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Chipley Police Department, reports a weekend drug raid in which a Vernon man was arrested on stolen property and drug charges as part of an ongoing investigation. A search warrant was issued for 3020 River Road […]

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Armstrong and Sanders take oaths of office in Vernon ……

Armstrong and Sanders take oaths of office in Vernon ……

Narvel Armstrong once again on the Vernon City Council.   by Kathy Foster       Former Vernon City Council member Narvel Armstrong once again took the oath of office during the Council’s March 23rd meeting.   Her daughter Tina Sloan, also a former Vernon Council member held the Bible, while Vernon City Attorney Michelle […]

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VHS THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR BACK TO THE 80’S: THE TOTALLY AWESOME MUSICAL” ……..

VHS THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST FOR BACK TO THE 80’S: THE TOTALLY AWESOME MUSICAL” ……..

Vernon, FL — The Vernon High School Theatre Department is currently in full rehearsals for their spring musical production, Back to the 80’s: The Totally Awesome Musical. Following four successful days of auditions, Director of Theatre, Kevin Russell cast 40 students to fill various roles. From the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, […]

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No March Election in Vernon …. Only three candidates qualify …..

by Kathy Foster   Only one candidate for Mayor and two for City Council seats in Vernon qualified for the 2015 election,  so Mayoral candidate Victor Starling will probably be sworn in at the next regular meeting of the Vernon City Council  and Council members Shawn Sanders and Narvel Armstrong will take their oaths of […]

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Vernon Historical Society honors Angia Morris …..

Vernon Historical Society honors Angia Morris …..

Photos by Michelle Cook and Kathy Foster   Angia Morris, immediate past president of the Vernon Historical Society,  was the guest of honor at a reception hosted Wednesday at the Vernon City Hall.   Touted for bringing order out of  chaos,  Morris thanked her friends and family for their ongoing support for the Vernon Historical […]

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