Washington County Chamber of Commerce Endorses Governor Scott’s $1 Billion Tax Cut Proposal

Washington County Chamber of Commerce Endorses Governor Scott’s $1 Billion Tax Cut Proposal TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In case you missed it, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce sent the below and attached letters supporting Governor Scott’s $1 billion tax cut proposal, including the repeal of the business tax on Florida manufacturers. … November 19, 2015 […]

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Florida Manufacturer WestPoint Home Endorses Governor Scott’s $1 Billion Tax Cut Proposal ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In case you missed it, Florida manufacturer WestPoint Home Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Steven D. Gray sent the below and attached letter supporting Governor Scott’s $1 billion tax cut proposal, including the repeal of the business tax on Florida manufacturers and the permanent elimination of the sales tax on […]

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Commissioner Putnam Announces Legislation to Protect Consumers From Skimmers at Gas Pumps …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has announced the filing of legislation intended to help protect Floridians and visitors from skimmers, devices that steal credit card information, at gas pumps and to provide better tools to combat fraud at gas stations. Senator Anitere Flores and Representative Dana Young are sponsoring legislation in […]

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Senate blocks EPA rules designed to address climate change ……

On November 17, 2015, the Senate passed joint resolutions S.J.Res.23 and S.J.Res.24, each by an identical vote of 52-46. These resolutions block Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules designed to address climate change: S.J.Res.23 strikes an EPA rule on greenhouse gas emissions, while S.J.Res.24 strikes an EPA rule on carbon pollution emission guidelines. The votes come […]

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Commissioner Putnam Opens First-of-its-Kind “Operation Outdoor Freedom” Camp for Wounded Veterans ………

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has spearheaded efforts to provide wounded veterans with relaxing and rehabilitative outdoor experiences through “Operation Outdoor Freedom,” and today he opened a first-of-its-kind camp for this program. Made possible through a public/private partnership, Camp Prairie, located in Lake Wales, Fla., consists of a fully equipped campground with sleeping facilities, […]

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE SHINES AT AFC CONFERENCE …….

CHIPOLA COLLEGE SHINES AT AFC CONFERENCE …….

LAKE BUENA VISTA—Chipola College was one of the most talked about colleges at the recent Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Conference in Orlando. Automotive instructor John Gardner was named AFC Professor of the Year after competing with the best college instructors from across the state. The Chipola College Academic Center for Excellence was recognized by […]

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Chipley Police arrest one on narcotic related charges ……..

Chipley Police arrest one on narcotic related charges ……..

   

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Marianna man killed in I-10 crash …..

Sixty-one year  old Dave W. Waller of Marianna, died Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash on I-10 in Washington County.   According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Waller was driving a 2012 Ford Taurus westbound on the interstate just west of SR 77 at the time of the crash.   Authorities said the […]

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Senior law enforcement executives graduate from Chief Executive Seminar

Captain Mark A. Collins, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, among graduates.   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 17 senior executives from the Chief Executive Seminar in Tallahassee. The graduates serve in leadership roles within their agencies and represent criminal justice agencies from around the state. Participants met for one week […]

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Washington County Courthouse Committee now looking at furniture …….

Washington County Courthouse Committee now looking at furniture …….

Committee still working hard to save money.   by Kathy Foster   Members of the courthouse committee met Wednesday afternoon for an update on how work is progressing at the site.   GAC Contractors assured committee members that while there has been a lot of rain they expect to make up the time in coming […]

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44 FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGES ACCEPT GOVERNOR SCOTT’S “READY, SET, WORK” TECHNICAL CENTER GUARANTEE CHALLENGE

Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley on the list.     After Governor Scott announced the “Ready, Set, Work” Technical Center Guarantee Challenge for all 48 Technical Colleges and Centers, 44 accepted his call to issue the guarantee. The “Ready, Set, Work” Guarantee Challenge guarantees to businesses that their workers will be ready to work […]

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KES STUDENTS ENJOY GARDEN PROJECTS ………

KES STUDENTS ENJOY GARDEN PROJECTS ………

The Junior Gardeners at Kate Smith Elementary School have been busy learning about gardening and horticulture this Fall.   Chipley Garden Club Youth Gardening Chairman Linda Pigott explained the club’s activities at Kate Smith Elementary, “As an annual project, club members visit the school several times each year to teach the children a little about […]

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VMS 5th Grade Spelling Bee winners ……

VMS 5th Grade Spelling Bee winners ……

Congratulations to the winners of the Vernon Elementary 5th grade spelling bee !!! Pictured in order from left to right… 1st place Marissa Rodriguez 2nd place Mason Brock Alt. Courtney Jackson The top two students will go on to compete at the district bee at the VHS auditorium on December 10th at 10:00 a.m. We […]

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TrophyCatch planning celebration for Hall Of Fame winners ………

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just concluded Season 3 of the TrophyCatch citizen-science, conservation rewards program for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds. One angler caught the biggest bass in three seasons and, for the first time, a woman joins the ranks of Hall of Fame […]

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BlueGreen Event honors Carlton Ward Jr. for conservation leadership, raises over $300,000 to support youth and wildlife

BlueGreen Event honors Carlton Ward Jr. for conservation leadership, raises over $300,000 to support youth and wildlife

Florida native Carlton Ward Jr. was honored Nov. 14 as the winner of the 2015 BlueGreen Award for Conservation Leadership in Florida. He was recognized before a crowd of nearly 400 during the annual BlueGreen Event at “Alligator Ron” Bergeron’s Green Glades Cowboy Ranch in Weston. “Carlton has been instrumental in helping develop a strong […]

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FWC Officer honored with agency’s Award of Valor, Purple Heart ……..

During the Nov. 18th Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Panama City Beach, an officer, whose courage, training and perserverance saved his own life, received the agency’s Purple Heart and Award of Valor for his actions in the line of duty.   On Aug. 7, Officer David Brady responded to reports of […]

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