Obituary for Leslie Gene Cone, Sr. ………

Leslie Gene Cone Sr., age 86, of Graceville, FL, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on September 10, 2015. At his passing, he was surrounded by his family at home. Our lives were blessed by his love for God, his love for God’s Word, and his love for all people.   Visitation […]

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Reward offered for information in Five Points Volunteer Fire Department Theft ……….

Reward offered for information in Five Points Volunteer Fire Department Theft ……….

Washington County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward up to a $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a theft at Five Points Volunteer Fire Department. Several items were taken during the theft including pieces of cutting and extraction tools, commonly referred to as the “Jaws of Life”. “A theft of […]

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Governor Scott: Possible ISIS Sympathizer Planning Terror Attack from Florida is Infuriating …….

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following news that Joshua Ryne Goldberg of Orange Park was arrested for alleged terrorist activity and attempting to plant a bomb at a September 11th memorial ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend. News reports by Fox News and CBS say Goldberg presented […]

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Chipley Council moves from one subject to another rather quickly ……..

Chipley Council moves from one subject to another rather quickly ……..

Approved tentative millage and budget;  conducts regular meeting; and meets with CRA reps in workshop session.   by Kathy Foster   Meeting Thursday evening concerning  three different issues, the Chipley City Council first approved Resolution No. 15-18 adopting the final millate rate for Fiscal Year 2015-16.  The Millage Rate was set at 7.0000 mills, and then  they […]

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Judy May guest speaker at Friends of the Library meeting …..

Judy May guest speaker at Friends of the Library meeting …..

Judy May was  the guest speaker at the September meeting of the Washington County Friends of the Library meeting. Born in Monroeville, Alabama she currently works at the First United Methodist Church of Chipley as the Children’s Director. She is married to The Reverend Jerry May, pastor of The First United Methodist Church of Chipley.  (May […]

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GARDENING: Cicadas in Florida ……..

GARDENING: Cicadas in Florida ……..

If you hear loud buzzing coming from trees in the daytime, the noise is most likely caused by cicadas. You can tell when cicadas are present by the brown exoskeletons they leave on tree trunks and shrubs.   Information provided by University of Florida, IFAS Cicadas are found throughout North America, including here in Florida. […]

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CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE NEW TECHNICAL THEATRE PROGRAM …….

CRAA MEETING TO FEATURE NEW TECHNICAL THEATRE PROGRAM …….

MARIANNA— Connie Smith, Director of Technical Theatre at Chipola College, will be the featured guest speaker at the September 15 meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA). CRAA meets at Jim’s Buffet, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and program beginning at noon. Smith will offer a unique look behind the Chipola Theatre […]

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Hunting Season opens next month ……….

Hunting Season opens next month ……….

Hunting with a bow or crossbow is a great way to get a jump on the gun hunters. Bowhunters are allowed in the woods a month-and-a-half earlier and get that first crack at the deer. Plus, during archery season, you can also take antlerless deer, which really increases your chances of putting venison in the […]

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US Surgeon General launches campaign with National Call to Action on Walking …..

Effort highlights health benefits of walking while addressing barriers to access   The United States Surgeon General has  issued a call to action to address major public health challenges such as heart disease and diabetes. Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities articulates the health benefits of walking […]

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BCF Students on Missions …………

BCF Students on Missions …………

Students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville are excited about the upcoming Missions Conference to be held on October 12-14, featuring Mark Whitworth, Member Care Team Leader for the International Mission Board. However, they are also keenly aware that missions is a lifestyle of evangelism and builds upon what they learn during […]

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Everyone Can Help Prevent Suicide …….

Everyone Can Help Prevent Suicide …….

by Stan P. Collins, Suicide Prevention Specialist   (NAPSI)— “Are you thinking of ending your life?” Few phrases are as difficult to say to a loved one, but when it comes to suicide prevention, none is more important. Suicide can be prevented and people with suicidal thoughts and feelings can be helped. It’s vital to […]

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Obituary for Sharon Ranee Booth …….

Sharon Ranee Booth, age 60, of Chipley, passed from this life on Monday, September 7th, 2015 at her home. She was born December 5, 1954, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late Annie Ruth Collins. Sharon was a member of Wausau First Assembly of God Church, and loved her job at the Washington County ARC.   […]

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Chipley man in serious condition following dump truck accident …….

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 25-year-old Tyler Weidman of Chipley is listed in serious condition at Bay Memorial Hospital following an afternoon accident on State Road 79 south of Pine Log Road.   FHP reports that the 2007 Mack Dump truck driven by Weidman was southbound on SR 79 in the right lane […]

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Chipley man arrested on ‘peeping tom’ charge ……..

Chipley man arrested on ‘peeping tom’ charge ……..

Courtesy WZRP Radio    PEEPING TOM ARRESTED IN CHIPLEY A Chipley man is accused of taking explicit photos of women without their knowledge. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Cole Long, 20, of Chipley after receiving a complaint that he was in possession of several obscene photos of females who lived at the same […]

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Courthouse Committee told construction moving smoothly ……

Courthouse Committee told construction moving smoothly ……

Construction of the new Washington County Courthouse is moving along right on schedule according to GAC Contractors  which is in charge of the project.   GAC spokesmen reported Wednesday the walls are going up and they are waiting for steel to arrive next week.  Erection of the steel will be started the first of October […]

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Chipley Woman’s Club kicks off busy new year …….

Chipley Woman’s Club kicks off busy new year …….

Members and guests of the Chipley Woman’s Club kicked off their 2015-16 business year Wednesday with a luncheon meeting at the clubhouse on 5th Street in Chipley.   Their first event for the new year will take place Sept. 18th and 19th at the clubhouse where they will hold their popular Fall Yard Sale.  The […]

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