Gulf Coast State College hosts annual “College Night” ……

Panama City, FL – Gulf Coast State College is hosting its annual “College Night” on Thursday, September 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center at the Panama City Campus. Representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities will participate, providing information about degrees, programs, careers and financial aid. “College Night” is […]

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Wausau Council considers rate hike on water bills ……

Wausau Council considers rate hike on water bills ……

by Kathy Foster   Council members on the Wausau Town Council congratulated Cindy Hubbard Thursday night  on the work she has done to earn the ‘Yard of the Month’ award given by the Town Council in conjunction with the Wausau Garden Club.   Shown at the right  Councilman Roger Hagan presented the ‘Yard of the Month’ […]

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Chipley Lions Club Donates To Take Stock In Children …….

Chipley Lions Club Donates To Take Stock In Children …….

The Chipley Lions Club made a significant donation to the local Take Stock In Children program during their regular meeting at Skins & Bubba’s Restaurant. The donation was made to the Washington County Scholarship Foundation, Inc., for use with the Take Stock In Children 60-credit hour tuition scholarship at Chipola College. In addition, a member […]

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Back-2-School Bash hosted at Northwest Florida Community Hospital …..

Back-2-School Bash hosted at Northwest Florida Community Hospital …..

Photos by Chase Strawn     Hundreds of students turned out Aug. 14th to participate in the Annual Back-2-School Bash hosted at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley.  Everything from hair cuts to vaccinations were available to help student prepare for the new school year.                     […]

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Black bear curriculum teaches kids about wildlife, meets Florida education standards …….

Giving schoolchildren a chance to learn all about Florida black bears is a great way to teach them about wildlife, while sharpening their skills in reading, math, science and problem solving. For that reason, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has updated its Florida Black Bear Curriculum, and put it online for the […]

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STEM Summer Challenges ……

STEM Summer Challenges ……

Many of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium’s FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project participants will begin the academic year with new skills, developed through participation in one of the project-sponsored Summer Challenges. The Summer Challenges gave gifted and talented students in the consortium-served small and rural districts opportunities to explore STEM content in depth, collaboratively problem solve […]

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Extension Office offering sausage making, meat curing & smoking class …..

SAUSAGE MAKING, MEAT CURING & SMOKING CLASS Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 ~ 6:00 PM—8:30 PM Holmes County Ag Center 1173 E Hwy 90, Bonifay Cost: $5.00—includes course materials  This class provides a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of sausage making, meat curing and smoking.  We’ll demonstrate the entire process and cover a variety of […]

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Why It’s Time to Start Drinking More Water ……

Why It’s Time to Start Drinking More Water ……

(NewsUSA) – While it may not be a cure-all, the benefits of drinking water are numerous. So, why do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth?   Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drink zero cups of water per day, according to a […]

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Florida Groups Form Sustainable Pensions Group ……

Florida’s influential business advocates and policy groups have formed Taxpayers for Sustainable Pensions, a coalition dedicated to achieving municipal pension reform. The groups convened in Tallahassee to announce their commitment to reforming taxpayer-funded government pensions to ensure funding and long-term sustainability. The coalition will pursue options for local pension reform, including legislative, constitutional and local-level […]

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Governor Scott Announces $806.7 Million for Six Transportation Projects …….

Projects include I-75 in the Tampa Bay region, I-95 in Daytona Beach, US-41 in the Sarasota area, SR 821 in Miami-Dade, I-295 in Jacksonville and SR-30 in Bay County    Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the advancement of more than $806 million for six major transportation projects throughout the state that will enhance […]

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BOCC moves ahead with budget plans …..

BOCC moves ahead with budget plans …..

 By Kathy Foster   Washington County Board of County Commissioners are moving ahead in their move to create a county budget for FY  2014-15.  In their meeting Aug. 13th.  The proposed budget breaks down as shown below:   Items falling under the “Other” category are    ….      Sheriff                                         $2,177,317 Jail                                                1,895,949 Clerk                                                365,440 Property Appraiser                    […]

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Bloom Boutique opens in Chipley …..

Bloom Boutique opens in Chipley …..

Another new business opened in Chipley this week amid a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.     Owners Brandy Hollis and Kacie Rogers welcome everyone to stop by Bloom Boutique, located  at 1343 Brickyard Road in Chipley,  to view their boutique style clothing that ranges in size from infant […]

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First Federal helps Chipola College …..

First Federal helps Chipola College …..

First Federal Bank of Florida recently donated $1,000 to the Chipola College Foundation. The money will be used to fund scholarships for deserving college students. Money for the donation came from First Federal’s Community Rewards program which generates donations each time local customers use debit cards.   Pictured from left, are: Chipola President Dr. Jason […]

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Grant Money is Available for Florida Teachers ……

Gainesville—Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school teachers can grow their project budgets for their classrooms by teaching their students about agriculture.      Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering multiple $250 mini-grants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-K to 12th grade levels for the 2014-15 school year. The grants […]

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Extension Club meets monthly at Hinson’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

Extension Club meets monthly at Hinson’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department

  ….    Old Extension Clubs doing  just fine thank you !   Join the fun!          

Holmes Arson Investigation Ongoing …….

  Courtesy of WZEP Radio The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Florida State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations are conducting an investigation into a series of fires at a residence in Northern Holmes County. On July 10, 2014, July 13, 2014 and August 7, 2014, The Holmes County Communications Center […]

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