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Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Florida ……..

 Panama City is usually warm and tropical, but for one day this winter, the brave of heart can experience the “thrill of the chill” while supporting a great cause. On Saturday, February 25, 2017, Plungers will participate in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Florida, and there is still plenty of time to join in […]

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Give Kids A Smile       …….
By January 24, 2017 Read More →

Give Kids A Smile …….

(NAPSI)—Here’s information many families may care to sink their teeth into: Although tooth decay is largely preventable, it remains one of the most common chronic diseases of children. The Problem According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in four children under the age of 5 already has cavities, while […]

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By January 24, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Clestus Cook ………..

Mr. Clestus Cook passed away on January 22, 2017 in Panama City, Florida, believing that to be absent from the body is to be present with Christ. Mr. Cook was born February 3, 1935 to William Thomas and Myrtle Lee Pettis Cook in Washington County, Florida. He was a graduate of Vernon High School and […]

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By January 24, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Annie Pearl Pryor Balkom ……..

Annie Pearl “Lee” Pryor Balkom, “Nanny” was born August 28, 1915, in Darlington, Florida. She passed away on January 23, 2017, in Panama City, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude Alton Balkom, son, W. Sherrill Balkom (Drusilla), son-in-law, Darnell Potter, siblings, Dora Smith (Harold), Gordon Pryor (Margaret), Marlin Pryor, Daffin Pryor, Charlie Pryor […]

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AAA: GAS PRICES HIT 2-WEEK SKID
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AAA: GAS PRICES HIT 2-WEEK SKID

TAMPA, Fla.— Gas prices have inched lower for nearly two consecutive weeks. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has declined for 17 consecutive days in Florida, and 12 days straight in Georgia and Tennessee. During these streaks, average prices have dropped  6 cents in Florida, 4 cents in Georgia and 3 cents in Tennessee.  […]

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Mondays with Pete January 23, 2017 …….

Good Morning; My beautiful nurse and driver dropped me off at the church this morning. (I could get used to this – NOT!) I gingerly settle into the familiar surroundings after having been out for a harrowing week. Though tired and only at partial strength – physically, emotionally, and spiritually, it is good, mentally, to […]

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City of Chipley and Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency Announce Community Redevelopment Plan Survey       …….
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City of Chipley and Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency Announce Community Redevelopment Plan Survey …….

The West Florida Regional Planning Council, the City of Chipley, and Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) are currently updating the City of Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Plan and would like community input to continue to help make Chipley a great place to live and work.       The Redevelopment Plan provides the framework for projects […]

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ENROLLMENT UP AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE        …….
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ENROLLMENT UP AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE …….

MARIANNA—Enrollment is up at Chipola College this semester continuing a positive trend while many colleges across the nation are facing declining enrollments. A total of 2,058 students are currently enrolled compared to 1,973 at this time last year, a 4.31 percent increase.   Students also are taking more classes this semester with credit-hour enrollment up […]

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By January 23, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Scott: More Than 237,000 New Jobs Created in 2016 ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —  Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida businesses created 237,300 new private-sector jobs in 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,262,100. For the 57th consecutive month, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.3 percent is exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.6 percent. Governor Scott said, “I […]

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By January 23, 2017 Read More →

Three elected to Chamber Board at annual meeting ……..

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting last week and William Steverson, Amy Wiwi and Ty Peel were re-elected to serve on the chamber’s board of directors for another term.   In addition to the annual meeting,  Chamber members heard from Richard Williams with CareerSource Chipola, who brought audience members up-to-date concerning […]

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