Need Pesticide CEUs? Plan now to attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26        ……….
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Need Pesticide CEUs? Plan now to attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26 ……….

by Ethan Carter The Great CEU Round-Up, July 26, 2017 8:30am-4pm EDT It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS are partnering to present The Great CEU Round-Up. This program is designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs across multiple categories, this all day program […]

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Unemployment Comparisons from CareerSource Chipola             ……….
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Unemployment Comparisons from CareerSource Chipola ……….

May 2017 figures.  

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Governor Rick Scott Signs 13 Bills Into Law ………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: CS/CS/CS/SB 118 Criminal History Records – This bill prevents businesses that publish arrest photos from charging a fee to remove them if requested.    CS/SB 90 Renewable Energy Source Devices – This bill implements the constitutional amendment approved by the voters for […]

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Watermelon is King at the 61st Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival
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Watermelon is King at the 61st Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival

Watermelon is a delicacy savored by many and eaten in as many ways as there are fans of the fruit.  One of the best ways to eat watermelon is at the Panhandle Watermelon Festival, served by the members of the Chipley, Florida Kiwanis Club, as seen in these photos from the 2016 event by Real […]

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Gov. Scott: Florida Unemployment Rate drops to 4.3 percent in May ………..

ORLANDO, Fla. —  Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May, the lowest rate since August 2007. Florida businesses created nearly 22,000 private-sector jobs in May, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,377,100. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, which is 3 […]

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Rep. Brad Drake honored at Chamber Luncheon              ……….
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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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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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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Offers Full Scholarships For Career Path Programs
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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Offers Full Scholarships For Career Path Programs

The saying goes, ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch’, but Florida Panhandle Technical College, in Chipley, Florida, is offering full scholarships to several career-path programs, which will allow you to purchase your OWN lunch. Arguably one of the largest providers of trained and certified employees to the region, Florida Panhandle Technical College offers […]

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

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