Obituary for Aaron Moses Bullock ….

Mr. Aaron Moses Bullock, 81, of Chipley, Florida, passed away June 28, 2013 at his residence in Chipley.  He was a native of Monticello, Mississippi, but had resided in Washington County most of his life.  He was of the Holiness Faith and served as a Deacon of  Yes, Lord Deliverance COGIC.   Funeral service will […]

Aja Finklea named to 2013 Dean’s List at Baptist College of Florida …

Aja Finklea, is the daughter of Belinda Milton of Chipley, Florida  and the granddaughter of Don and Marilyn Milton, also of Chipley.   The Dean’s List is published each semester to honor those students who maintain a 3.25 to 3.99 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.   Finklea is a Senior at the Baptist […]

Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing

Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing

  Our military members sacrifice so much for our country, and I am committed to protecting them and their families. Florida has the eighth largest active military population and the third largest population of veterans in the United States. As our military population continues to grow, law enforcement and investigators discover new scams specifically targeting […]

Summer hours change at Seacrest Wolf Preserve ….


Obituary for Willa Marie Hayes

Willa Marie Hayes, 91 of Chipley, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. Marie was born January 2, 1922 in Ebro to Nelson and Nancy (Pitts) Long. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, she worked as a manager for the Roulhac Middle School lunch room, and was a member […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Balanced legislation will help Florida’s wood producers

By Tim Southerland The passage of Florida House Bill 269 provides economic relief to the areas of our state dependent on timber to make a living. Governor Scott signed this legislation into law, recognizing its important impact on Florida’s timber industry. This sensible bill is a win for Florida’s land owners, wood producers and consuming […]

Obituary for Vincent Hicks ….

Vincent Hicks, 41 of Alford, Florida, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at his residence. Vincent was born June 5, 1972 in West Memphis, Arkansas to George Hicks and Pearl (Howard) Tharp. He had lived in the panhandle for 10 years since coming from Magnolia, Arkansas. He worked as a purchasing agent for Southern Aluminum. […]

Governor Rick Scott Says Moody’s Investors Report Highlights Florida’s Economic Comeback

News Releases, by Staff   …..   Governor Rick Scott has highlighted key points from a report issued by Moody’s Investors Service that highlighted Florida’s economic turnaround.   Governor Scott said, “This report is more proof that our economic policies of the last two years have put Florida’s economy back on track. We were one […]

County Planning Commission hears request for more light industrial zoning in southwestern part of Washington County ….

County Planning Commission hears request for more light industrial zoning in southwestern part of Washington County ….

By Kathy Foster   Members of the Washington County Planning Commission heard from Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett at their July 2nd meeting  regarding the need for more industrial zoning in the county.   Everett asked commissioners to look at some of the Planning and Zoning ordinances in  Walton County to see if […]

Home Work—Getting The Job Done From Home ….

Home Work—Getting The Job Done From Home ….

(NAPSI)—Increasingly common in the corporate world, telecommuting allows employees to work from home while staying connected to their office through conference calls and videoconferencing. According to the Huffington Post, “It is a trend that has grown, with 34 percent of connected workers saying they would be very likely to telecommute on a full-time basis if […]

Florida Colleges among those most affordable in nation ….

Florida College System offers high-quality education and job training at low costs to students . Tallahassee, Fla., June 28, 2013 – Despite rising tuition costs across the country, 19 Florida College System (FCS) institutions landed at the top of a list of public, four-year colleges with the lowest tuition rates. The U.S. Department of Education’s […]

Holmes County Burglary Arrest

Courtesy WZEP Radio 1460   The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Geneva, Alabama man in regards to a weekend burglary.   On the evening of June 30th, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Stateline Liquor Store, located at 1065 Highway 179A Westville. The caller stated that his […]

Bodies identified in Santa Rosa County crash …. one from Chipley, one from Bonifay …..

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 22-year-old Dustin Richard Davis of Chipley and  22-year-old Amy Rachel Owens of Bonifay were killed on a June 16, 2013 at mile marker 36 on Interstate 10.   The driver of a second vehicle, 44-year-old David Michael Reilly of Milton, Florida was also killed.   The FHP reports today […]

July “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young ….. Join the FWC’s Dove Club Program ….

  To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is part of the reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often difficult to find.   […]

Maverick Collins celebrates his first birthday ….

Maverick Collins celebrates his first birthday ….

Maverick Collins, son of David Collins & Jessi Miller, recently celebrated his first birthday with a cowboy themed party in his honor. He enjoyed his special day with friends & family in Friendswood, Texas.   He especially loved eating his “hay bale” birthday cake & opening his presents.   Maverick is the grandson of J.D. […]

Manatee, sea turtle decals celebrate ‘La Florida’ 500-year anniversary ….

New manatee and sea turtle decals from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) give people another chance to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on Florida shores and support conservation of these iconic Florida species.   Manatees and sea turtles were among the native wildlife seen by Spanish explorer Ponce […]