VHS Marching Band takes top honors for second year in a row ……..

VHS Marching Band takes top honors for second year in a row ……..

The Vernon High School “Pride of Vernon” Marching Band participated at the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) District Marching Band Assessment in Panama City on Saturday,  October 17th.   The Vernon Band presented their halftime show “Turn It Up” to a packed stadium. At the conclusion of the evaluation it was announced that The Pride of Vernon […]

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Mondays with Pete ……

Good morning; 1 Samuel 4: 14-22 records the events surrounding the death of Eli. His sons have been killed in battle. The Israelites are fleeing in retreat from the Philistines. The Ark has been captured. When the messenger reaches Eli he is sitting at the city gate – old, blind, overweight. He literally falls out […]

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Chipley Garden Club “Exercises” ………

Chipley Garden Club “Exercises” ………

The regular monthly meeting of Chipley Garden Club was held Wednesday, October 15th at the Washington County Agricultural Center. The meeting was hosted by Club Treasurer Mary Carswell and Scholarship Chair Gail Exum. President Debbie Mitchell called the meeting to order, reported on the recent FFGC District II Fall Meeting, and received reports from committee […]

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Jackson County Take Stock in Children welcome three new students …..

Jackson County Take Stock in Children welcome three new students …..

The Lighting the Way for Kids Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Take Stock in Children, recently welcomed three new Jackson County students to the Take Stock in Children program.   Pictured from left, are: (front) Jamie Durden, Kameron Butler, Kaitlin Kent, (back) Chephus Granberry, Dr. Jason Hurst, Chris Johnson, Jennie Durden, Charlotte Gardner, Stacey Goodson, […]

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Guest Editorial – by Pamela S. Goodman, President, League of Women Voters in Florida ……

OPINION:   TIME TO FOCUS ON TEACHING, NOT TESTING By Pamela S. Goodman, President, League of Women Voters of Florida Florida’s accountability system is broken.  Due to its hasty construction, a third of the questions for 3rd grade reading are not directly aligned to the standards they are supposed to measure.  A lapse in the […]

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Womans Club plans for Christmas Festival ……..

Womans Club plans for Christmas Festival ……..

Club officials announced plans for Art Show, Dirby Design Show and Pulled Pork Plate Sale.   by Kathy Foster   Chipley’s Womans Club welcomed Santa to their meeting Oct. 14th meeting.  He in turn shared the stage with TDC Director Heather Lopez and they explained the Dec. 4th Christmas Festival being held in Historic Downtown […]

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ACLU Statement on Unlawful Enforcement of Dress Code Policy at Fairview Middle School

ACLU Statement on Unlawful Enforcement of Dress Code Policy at Fairview Middle School

TALLAHASSEE, FL – On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, a student at Fairview Middle School whose birth-assigned sex is male but who identifies as agender, wore a dress to school. Upon the student’s arrival at school, Principal Scott Hansen allegedly told them that wearing a dress was in violation of the dress code because dresses are not […]

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Obituary for Robert Louie Tindell ……

Robert Louie Tindell, 79, of Tallahassee went home to be with the Lord October 17, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Cottonwood, Ala. on January 21, 1936 to Leroy Tindell and Myrtle Whitehead Tindell. He had lived in Tallahassee for the past 25 years coming from Rome, Ga. He was preceded in death […]

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Four inducted into ‘Hall of Fame Cafe’ at Washington Rehab and Nursing Center ……..

Four inducted into ‘Hall of Fame Cafe’ at Washington Rehab and Nursing Center ……..

‘Hall of Fame’ inductees included Melvin Johnson, Rev. Carlos Finch, Charles Nance and Alice Faye Finch.   by Kathy Foster   The lifetime achievements of the four were honored last Thursday at the Washington Rehab and Nursing Center when family members and friends honored those who have dedicated their lives to helping others.  Facility director […]

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Chipley, Florida High School Celebrates 66th Annual Homecoming ……

Chipley, Florida High School Celebrates 66th Annual Homecoming ……

Chipley, Florida High School alumni turned out in large numbers under sunny Autumn skies on Friday, October 15 to celebrate Chipley’s Homecoming with traditional tailgate parties, crowning ceremonies and the perennial football game. Over sixty floats, rolling or walking exhibits, and marching bands provided a colorful counterpoint to the perfect Northwest Florida afternoon as several […]

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Graceville, Florida’s 35th Annual ‘Harvest Festival’ Draws Huge Crowds, Provides Boost To Local Economy …….

Graceville, Florida’s 35th Annual ‘Harvest Festival’ Draws Huge Crowds, Provides Boost To Local Economy …….

Drawing literally thousands of attendees from all over the Southeast United States in a showing of one of the arguably best small-town festivals in the region, Graceville’s ‘Harvest Festival’ hit a home run on Saturday, October 17. The day saw only sunny skies and balmy breezes as one of the best assemblies of classic cars, […]

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FDOT announces lane closures on some area roads …..

Lane Closures on Area Roads Chipley – Drivers will encounter lane closures and temporary delays along the following local state roadways: ·         State Road (S.R.) 77 near County Road (C.R.) 388 and C.R. 2300 – The southbound outside lane of S.R. 77 in Southport will be closed Monday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 23 as crews haul […]

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MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES STILL THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR TEENS IN THE UNITED STATES

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES STILL THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR TEENS IN THE UNITED STATES

Teen Driver Safety Week is October 18th – 24th TAMPA, Fla. — While crash numbers have dropped over the past 20 years, teens continue to have the highest crash rate of any age group in the country. A number of factors contribute to this, but distractions play a heavier role than anything else according to […]

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Eight Steps for Safe Eating ……

Eight Steps for Safe Eating ……

(NAPSI)—All raw agricultural products—from peaches to pork chops—contain bacteria naturally. Though these levels are typically extremely low, it’s always safest to assume that bacteria may be present on your meat and poultry products. When these raw products are breaded and appear golden fried on the outside, it’s easy to presume that they are properly cooked […]

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Give Yourself Less Holiday Stress ……..

Give Yourself Less Holiday Stress ……..

(NAPSI)—Some people have found ways to put more joy and less stress into the holiday season.   The key is to start planning early, long before the season starts. Here are some helpful suggestions.   September—Start pulling together your holiday list. Decide at your leisure who gets a card or a gift and avoid the […]

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Obituary for Willie Max Yancey …..

Willie Max Yancey, 73 of Westville, passed from this life on October 16, 2015 at Gulf Coast Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1942 in Holmes County, FL to Willie Henry Yancey and Rosie Ida Barton. He was a lifelong Resident of the Panhandle and a electrician by trade. He served in the United […]

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