Chipley High School National Honor Society inducts new members ……

Chipley High School National Honor Society inducted thirty-one new members on Tuesday, September 2. In order to be inducted into Chipley High School’s NHS, the student must be entering eleventh or twelfth grade with a 3.75 unweighted cumulative high school grade point average.   The following students were inducted: Tyler Adkison, Madison Bau, Elizabeth Bowen, […]

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Holmes County 4-H Volunteer To Become A Level 2 Archery Instructor …….

  It’s no doubt that Jim Forman, a local Holmes County resident and 4-H volunteer, loves working with children. His countless hours of volunteering with 4-H youth even earned him the 2013-2014 Holmes County 4-H Male Volunteer of the Year. So, what does a fantastic volunteer do when he gets an opportunity? Learn more, be […]

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What Problem Would You Solve for Tomorrow?

(NAPSI)—Students and teachers in public schools are racing to solve problems that can exist in many communities across the country—such as water pollution and street safety—and they’re doing it with $2 million on the line. The nationwide Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest is helping students engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through community-based […]

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Justin Ducker sentenced to 18 years in prison …..

Justin Ducker sentenced to 18 years in prison …..

Washington County Sheriff’s Office announces the following sentencing stemming from the April 2013 burglary of a residence in Washington County.   Justin Matthew Ducker, 26 year old white male of Graceville, Florida.   Ducker was sentenced to 18 years in the Department of Corrections and $3,463 in fines as a result of the burglary at […]

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Washington County School District Earns Continuing SACS CASI Accreditation

Superintendent Joseph Taylor announced today that all schools within the Washington County School District earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting June 26, 2014.   SACS CASI provides […]

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‘Extension Clubs’ making a comback ……..

‘Extension Clubs’ making a comback ……..

by Kathy Foster   Once a popular gathering of women in Panhandle counties,  extension clubs existed in many of the rural communities and drew in hundreds of members to their monthly meetings to carry on the tradition of learning from others when it came to cooking, decorating and helping the community.  Today those same clubs are reappearing […]

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BCF Holds Pastor’s Conference ……

BCF Holds Pastor’s Conference ……

On September 8, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville hosted a Pastor’s Conference featuring gifted speaker and highly requested conference leader Clayton Cloer, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Central Florida. The timely lecture series and conference theme was entitled, “Staff Relations: To Whom Honor is Due.” Over 30 area pastors […]

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Time to sign up to be a Master Gardener in Washington County ……

Washington County Master Gardeners will kick off their 2014-15 business year next Wednesday at 8 a.m. working on the grounds at the Chipley Library and then continue with a 9 a.m. meeting at the Ag Center in Chipley,  and they would love to have interested gardeners join them.   The Master Gardener program is open to […]

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Volunteer Florida volunteers & AmeriCorps members out to help others ……

Volunteer Florida volunteers & AmeriCorps members out to help others ……

Wow! What a week!On Friday, over a thousand (you read that right – a thousand!) Volunteer Florida volunteers and AmeriCorps Members gathered at the Miami Beach Convention Center for a massive service project and nationwide swearing-in ceremony to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Volunteer Florida and AmeriCorps.  During the service project, we filled 1200 backpacks […]

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Otuary for Karan Mae Reynolds ……

Karan Mae Reynolds passed away peacefully at home, on September 11, 2014, in her 70th year.   Beloved mother of Anna and her husband Mike Loomis, Joseph Danahoo and Phyllis White his fiancé, and Brenton and his wife Deborah Reynolds. Proud grandmother of Brian, Joseph (Joey), Kate, Anna, Christopher, Brittany, Autumn, Sabrina, Brionna, and Joshua. […]

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RMS students inducted into NJHS …….

RMS students inducted into NJHS …….

Family and friends were on hand Monday night at Roulhac Middle School to see 54 students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.  Members were selected for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character.   Stating that he was proud of the students set for induction,  RMS Principal Kyle Newsom said,  “National […]

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Committee continues to work on plans for new courthouse …….

by Kathy Foster   Washington County’s new courthouse keeps inching toward reality with each meeting of the Courthouse Committee.  Monday afternoon’s meeting was another step in the right direction when committee members met with JRA Architect Jim Robertson to begin a space needs update to analyze exactly what is needed to make the new courthouse […]

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WC BOCC adopts 9.25 millage rate and $28.4 million budget ……

Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved  a $28,497,565 FY 2014-15 budget at a Final Haring Sept. 15th at the County Annex in Chipley.   The vote was 3-1 to approve the budget and 3-1 to approve the millage rate.  In both cases BOCC Chair Alan bush voted “no”.  Commissioner Joel Pate was not present for […]

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Woman’s Club welcomes back members at September meeting ……

Woman’s Club welcomes back members at September meeting ……

Back to school themed table centerpieces graced the tables at the first meeting of the 2014-2015 year of the Chipley Woman’s Club on Wednesday, September 10th. Trish Duce, President of the Club, welcomed members back from summer vacation with enthusiasm. Yearbooks were passed out and members were encouraged to invite friends to the monthly luncheon. […]

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WalletHub Survey: Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems …..

Tax systems vary dramatically across states and localities. Today, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub released its annual report on the Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems. Some states don’t have sales tax; others don’t tax income. Some families face high property tax burdens; some enjoy generous refundable tax credits. All tax systems are […]

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Whooping Cough Cases Are On The Rise—Be Protected ……

Whooping Cough Cases Are On The Rise—Be Protected ……

(NAPSI)—Whooping cough is often thought of as a disease of the past but, unfortunately, it’s making a comeback. To provide yourself and your family with the best protection, get vaccinated against the disease.   There are many factors contributing to the current resurgence of whooping cough. While offering protection, the whooping cough vaccines used now […]

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