Gulf Power offers free power outage alerts for customers ……

Although they don’t happen often, there’s always one question about outages — how long? With Gulf Power’s new power outage alert system, customers will be able to get those answers. You can sign up for free to receive texts, emails or telephone calls when a power outage occurs at a home or business. Customers can […]

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Smells like Privet …..

Smells like Privet …..

By Scott Sweeney   Privet in Bloom It’s that time of the year where the country side greens up and everything that can bloom does. Right now on many of the road shoulders around the area you may see shrubby plants covered with small white flowers which had a sweet smell. You may have assumed […]

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Managing Florida Ponds for Fishing ……

Managing Florida Ponds for Fishing ……

Florida has thousands of natural and man-made ponds which range in surface area from less than 1/10 acre to greater than ten acres.    Charles E. Cichra2   Man-made ponds include dug-out and impounded waters, limerock pits, and sand or gravel pits, commonly called borrow pits. Fishing pressure on public waters is increasing due to […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE NEWS: …..

UNDERSTANDING THE NEWS: …..

Morocco: A Valued Partner In North Africa   (NAPSI)—Recent events have shown once again that Morocco is much more than beautiful beaches and colorful markets. It is also an important ally that the United States has come to rely on in the midst of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa.   […]

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U.S. Representative Southerland hails Water Resources Victory for North Florida …..

Steve Southerland, II today applauded House and Senate negotiators on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) for including in the final bill a provision that does more to secure North Florida’s access to downstream water flows than any legislation in recent memory.   Southerland has taken a leading role in working with the […]

FLORIDA RESIDENTS AND VISITORS URGED TO PREPARE AS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL PREDICTED FOR PANHANDLE

~ Recent Rains and Flooding Present Increased Risk of Flash Flooding~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Emergency Response Team (SERT) officials urge those across north Florida to be prepared for additional rainfall as a storm system enters the region Friday. Recent heavy rains and flooding have saturated the area, placing it at an increased risk […]

Obituary for Linda Hayes Cook ….

Linda Hayes Cook, age 73 of Chipley, passed away Friday, May 09, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born March 12, 1941 in Chipley to the late Oscar B. and Thelma (Brock) Hayes. A life-long resident of Chipley, Linda had served as Clerk of Court for Washington County from 1997 […]

Charles Park resigns from Wausau Council ……

Charles Park resigns from Wausau Council ……

by Kathy Foster   After more than 23 years on the Wausau Town Council Charles Park closed Thursday night’s meeting by turning in his resignation, citing personal reasons for his decision to step down at this time.    His fellow council members reluctantly voted to accept his resignation that became effective when the May 8th […]

Police Chief Crews reports to Council “No attempt at child abduction at Shiver’s Park” …..

Police Chief Crews reports to Council “No attempt at child abduction at Shiver’s Park” …..

 by Kathy Foster   Chipley City Council members received assurance from Police Chief Kevin Crews at their Thursday evening workshop that there has been no attempt at child abduction at Shiver’s Park.    According to Crews, people on  social media are reporting that there has been at least one instance of attempted child abduction at […]

Washington County BOCC lists four roads for SCOP & SCRAP programs ……

by Kathy Foster   While agreeing that some county roads have serious problems, Washington County’s Board of County Commissioners spent most of their special meeting May 8th arguing about which roads in the county are in the most need of help through state dollars in the SCOP and SCRAP program.   The SCOP program  (Small […]

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2014 GRADUATES ……

CHIPOLA CLASS OF 2014 GRADUATES ……

MARIANNA—Some 403 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises took place Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Dothan Civic Center. Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees or vocational certificates from December of ‘13 to May of ‘14 […]

Gulf Coast State College Selects New President …..

Panama City, FL – The Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees met yesterday to discuss the final six presidential candidates. At the end of the discussion, they unanimously voted to make an offer to Dr. John R. Holdnak, the current Executive Vice Chancellor of the Florida College System.   Holdnak worked for Gulf […]

May “Gone Coastal” column By Amanda Nalley ……

May “Gone Coastal” column By Amanda Nalley ……

From fishing clinics to license-free fishing days, FWC offers plenty of ways to get fishing Summer is approaching and as the weather warms and school lets out, it’s the perfect time to take up a new hobby. Need an excuse to get your line wet? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers plenty […]

RECIPE: Florida Sweet Corn with Southern Barbecue Butter

RECIPE: Florida Sweet Corn with Southern Barbecue Butter

Tasty and quick.  From the Florida Department of Agriculture. Ingredients: 1/4 cup your favorite barbecue sauce 1/4 stick butter 4 ears fresh Florida sweet corn, shucked kosher salt to taste fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven broiler on high. In small saucepan over low heat, combine barbecue sauce and butter until melted and smooth. […]

Tips For Enjoyable Warm Weather Entertaining ……

Tips For Enjoyable Warm Weather Entertaining ……

(NAPSI)—Outdoor living, barbecues and the promise of spending more time outside with friends and family are some of the many perks of spring and summer.   However, there can be a downside to warm weather that can ruin even the most perfect get-together: biting insects.   Mar Jennings, home and garden expert and best-selling author […]

Obituary for Hazel Rebecca Sylvester …..

Hazel Rebecca Sylvester, age 70 of Chipley, FL passed from this life Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.  Hazel was born August 20, 1943 in Marianna, FL to the late Moses and Ruby (Hickman) Payne.  She has been a resident of the Washington County area since 2004 coming from Deleon Springs, […]