Letter to the Editor from Mildred O. Cox on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy …….

MILDRED O COX 2464 Vesta Lane Bonifay, FL 32425 May 1, 2016 My grandson was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age five. Duchenne is a rare and always fatal disease that impacts one in every 3,500 live male births in the U.S. It is the number one genetic killer of children. It is 100% fatal. There […]

Obituary for John Silvio Reyes …….

Mr. John Silvio Reyes, age 77, of Vernon, Florida passed away May 1, 2016 in the Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. He was born November 23, 1938 in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late Gambino Reyes and Mary Cot­é Reyes. Mr. Reyes is survived by […]

Governor Rick Scott Praises Law Enforcement for Preventing Bombing Plot at Aventura Jewish Center ……..

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Today, Governor Rick Scott praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation and their partners at the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force in arresting James Medina who was charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Medina was allegedly targeting the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. Governor Scott said, “In 2013, […]

Overnight fire blocks I-10 for awhile …….

A late night fire on I-10 Monday night closed westbound lanes for awhile, but the Florida Highway Patrol reports no one was injured in the blaze.   The FHP reports at Daquan Bryan Alan Sylvestre, 22, of Springfield, Missouri was traveling west on Interstate 10 in the vicinity of the 90 miles marker when he […]

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS REPEAT AS STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS ……..

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS REPEAT AS STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS ……..

VERO BEACH – The Chipola College Lady Indians captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1.   The Lady Indians were a perfect (5-0) in the double-elimination tournament held in Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. […]

CHIPOLA INDIANS NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM ………

CHIPOLA INDIANS NAMED TO ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM ………

MARIANNA – Nine Chipola College Indians were named to the Coaches’ All-Panhandle Conference Baseball Team.   Chipola’s first-team selections include: infielder Jose Caballero; infielder Jay Estes; designated hitter Michael Hickman; outfielder Reynaldo Rivera; and pitchers Landon Faulkner and Bowden Francis.   Chipola’s second-team picks are: pitcher Brady Acker; infielder Keiner Colmenarez and designated hitter Wood […]

Washington County road update …….

Per the Washington County Public Works Department, all roads that were closed during the last rain event are now open. However, there are two roads currently closed for cross drains to be placed. They are as follows: Buddy Road is closed from Earl Gilbert Road south to Collins Road until further notice.   Deltona Blvd […]

Florida’s Illegal Marijuana Growers Take $55 Million Hit ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today the state’s Domestic Marijuana Eradication Program resulted in the discovery of more than 328 indoor and outdoor grow sites, the destruction of 18,505 marijuana plants and the arrest of 279 people last year. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is more […]

Mondays with Pete May 2, 2016 …….

Good Morning; The Wednesday afternoon rush hour in Atlanta crept up on me before I was ready. I planned to be out of town before it started, but it was one of “those” days. In fact, I hadn’t planned on even returning home until Friday, but family emergencies take priority. The traffic got heavier and […]

AAA: GAS PRICES KEEP RISING

AAA: GAS PRICES KEEP RISING

Prices at the pump should get more expensive this week thanks to an increase in oil prices and high demand for gasoline. Crude oil prices rose for the third consecutive week, making the cost to produce gasoline more expensive. Gas prices nationwide have increased for 20 of the last 23 days, rising 16 cents to Sunday’s average of […]

Butterfly Hunt kicks off ‘Paint the Counties Purple Week’ for Relay for Life ……

Butterfly Hunt kicks off ‘Paint the Counties Purple Week’ for Relay for Life ……

Butterfly stories …  hope takes flight!   Relay For Life 2016 is about to take place for Washington for Washington County and Holmes County residents.  May 14th, beginning at 10 a.m. Relay teams from both counties will be uniting together at Pals park in Chipley with one purpose, raise money to end cancer.   The […]

Area gardeners head for Dothan Area Botanical Gardens ……..

Area gardeners head for Dothan Area Botanical Gardens ……..

Thursday afternoon, April 28th members of Chipley Garden Club and Washington County Master Gardeners loaded up and headed for the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens.   The main purpose of the field trip was to hear Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director of Bellingrath Gardens, speak on “A Year in the Life of Bellingrath Gardens.”   Prior […]

Chipola hosting Job Fair May 3rd ……

Chipola hosting Job Fair May 3rd ……

Agenda for May 3rd meeting of the Washington County Planning Commission …….

WASHINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley Fl 32428 Phone: (850) 415-5093 * Fax: (850) 638-6304 Website: www.washingtonfl.com AGENDA May 3, 2016 5:00 P.M REGULAR MEETING 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. ROLL CALL COMMISSIONERS: STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: DISTRICT 1 – Roger Hagan WFRPC – Caitlin Cerame, Planner DISTRICT 2 – […]

FWC’s Hunting Hot Sheet: Fall quota hunt permits and special-opportunity hunts …….

FWC’s Hunting Hot Sheet: Fall quota hunt permits and special-opportunity hunts …….

Check out the latest hunting and conservation news and events from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).   Fall quota hunt permits and special-opportunity hunts The Phase I application period for fall quota hunts on Florida’s wildlife management areas requiring a quota permit runs from May 15 to June 15. There are several types […]

Wait list is open at Washington County Housing Authority ……..

Washington County Housing Authority (Section 8) Rental Assistance Program TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY COUNCIL, INC Washington County Housing Authority CHIPLEY, FL 32428 Wait list is OPEN! (We accept Applications on Wednesday’s Only) Application’s are available for pick up any time during normal office hours: Washington County Housing Authority 623 Highway 273 Chipley, FL 32428 Monday – Thursday […]