by Doug Mayo November was an unusually wet month across the Panhandle with fairly wide variation. According to the National Weather Service estimates, the hot pink portions of Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla and Leon Couties had over 10″, while the tan portions of Calhoun and Santa Rosa had less than 5″ […]
Mrs. Barbara Jean Sellers, age 67, of Bonifay, Florida passed away December 10, 2015 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. She was born July 21, 1948 in Andalusia, Alabama to the late G.W. Nelson and Willie Victoria King Nelson. She was a member of the Grace Community Church in Geneva, Alabama. Mrs. Sellers is survived […]
Washington County Commissioners heard from a coalition opposing ‘fracking’ on Florida’s public lands during their meeting Dec. 10th and ultimately said they wanted input from the Northwest Florida Water Management District before taking a position on the issue. Commissioners heard from Candice Burgess of Mexico Beach, Patricia Thomason of Tallahassee and Amale Datz, also from Tallahassee who opposed allowing […]
The City of Chipley, Public Works Employees participated in their annual fund raiser to assist in the needs of their community. City employees donated and collected toys via drop boxes at City Hall and the Public Works Department. Toys were donated to the Big Bend organization to be disturbed to children at Christmas.
MARIANNA—Chipola College recently held a graduation ceremony for 43 nursing students who completed the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program in December. Graduates are now qualified to take the state certification examination to become Registered Nurses. Graduates of the daytime class include: Whitney Taylor of Bristol, Christin Fowler of Grand Ridge, Andrea Dunaway of Bascom, […]
Washington County Chamber of Commerce on the list
Mrs. Nell Inez Bryan, age 81, of Caryville, Florida passed away December 10, 2015 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay, FL. She was born May 14, 1934 in Caryville, Florida to the late John Thomas Griffin and Nancy Strickland Griffin. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by a […]
Ouida Pettis, age 81, passed from this life Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. She was born in Bonifay, FL on March 12, 1934 to William L. and Ollie D. (Mainer) Hewett. Ouida worked as a seamstress and was a life-long resident of Washington County. She was a member of the Church […]
Willie Joiner Hall, 97, of Lynn Haven, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015. She was born October 8, 1918 in Hartford, Alabama and was raised in Holmes County, Florida. She attended Florida State College for Women (FSU) and later graduated from the University of the Philippines. Willie was a passionate elementary school teacher influencing […]
Courtesy of The Goulding Agency Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast anymore, as evidenced by a series of pancake suppers offered by the Chipley, Florida Kiwanis Club. The organization started several years ago to hold their annual pancake breakfast in the evening, and the change in the fundraiser was very successful. “Changing to an […]
The time of year following football season is often thought of as the “off season” for the CHS Band. However, the winter months are equally as busy for the student musicians of the Chipley High School “Spirit of the Tiger” Band. Several members of the band have recently been recognized for their excellence in musicianship. […]
Former Deputy Clerk Peggy Gilmore Gay is facing one count of Grand Theft in excess of $20,000, but less than $100,000; Unlawful Compensation or Reward for Official Business; and three counts of Violation of Florida Money Laundering Act. Gay worked for the clerk’s office from 1996 until late 2014.
Washington County’s Board of County Commissioners gives bonus in time for Christmas. Acting on a recommendation from Washington County Coordinator David Corbin, the Board of County Commissioners voted Dec. 10th to give a $300, one time, cost of living bonus to county employees. Commissioners said the funds would come from insurance refunds received by […]
Council also declares Dec. 24th Clark Rogers Day in Wausau. Wausau Councilman and member of the Wausau Garden Club Roger Hagan presented the December ‘Yard of the Month’ certificate to the Laminacks at the Dec. 10th meeting of the Wausau Town Council. He congratulated the family on receiving the award and for the change […]
Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol F. Russ has announced that her office is mailing out nearly 5,000 letters to voters who need to update their signature over the next week. Rudd says the purpose in doing this is to make certain the office has the most current signature on file in the event a voter […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Governor Rick Scott has announced three appointments and one reappointment to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees. Andrew Fleener, 45, of Chipley, is the owner of Fleener Cleaner Inc. He currently serves as a member of the Chipola College Foundation and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Fleener […]