Obituary for James B. Peterson ….

Mr. James B. Peterson, 80 of Vernon, FL, a native and lifelong resident of Vernon, passed away, Jan 29th at his residence. He was of the Holiness Faith.   Funeral Services will be 11 A.M., Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the McQueens Temple First Born Church, Vernon, Fl. with Jr. Bishop J.O. Brown, Pastor/Officiating. Interment will […]

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Obituary for Gary Lee Tharp ….

Gary Lee Tharp, 59 of Cottondale went home to be Lord on January 31, 2014 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital.   Gary was born November 17, 1954 in Tampa, Fl to Perry Lee and Sara Frances Tharp. He had lived in Cottondale since 1984 coming from Ruskin, Fl. He was a member of Sapp […]

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2014 ‘Ball & Chain Hare Scramble’ held at Hard Labor Creek Off Road Park …..

2014 ‘Ball & Chain Hare Scramble’ held at Hard Labor Creek Off Road Park …..

The riders were cheered by a very supportive crowd at the ‘Ball & Chain Hare Scramble’ held over the weekend at Hard Labor Creek Off Road Park in Washington County.   A favorite with bikers and their families,  the local off road park offers trails the riders enjoy – with plenty for of activities all […]

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Pensacola Crime Lab Chemist will damage many drug cases ….

A chemist in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Lab in Pensacola  is suspected of swapping drugs being held as evidence with over the counter pills.  According to the FDLE they are starting to review 2,600 drug cases, including ones from the Panhandle.   The individual in question is on administrative leave, but may […]

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Chipley man faces life sentence …..

Fifty-four year old Robert Eugene Rafuse of Chipley was was convicted of sexual battery last week and faces a mandatory life sentence.   He was convicted of sexual battery on a person younger than 12 and lewd and lascivious molestataion following a three-day trial.  According to authorities, he raped and molested a young boy over […]

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“Spanish Trail Playhouse Announces Cast for Alone Together ……

Chipley, FL  —  The Spanish Trail Playhouse is currently in full rehearsals for their spring production, Alone Together. Following two successful evenings of auditions, Director Terrie Garrett cast the following individuals: Kevin Russell as George Butler, Tina Goodman as Helene Butler, Taylor Young as Keith Bulter, Emory Wells as Michael Butler, Hunter Harden as Elliot […]

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CHS receives donation from Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc.

CHS receives donation from Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc.

Band delighted to receive funds.     On January 27, 2014 the Arc of Washington- Holmes Counties, Inc., staff and consumers presented the Chipley High School Band with a donation of $230.00 from their hot dog fundraiser held on January 17, 2014. The staff and clients were thrilled they could help the Band in their […]

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THE OFFICE OF GREENWAYS AND TRAILS OPENS ACQUISITION CYCLE

~$2.5 million available for land purchases for trails~   TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Greenways and Trails will begin soliciting applications for acquisition Monday, Feb. 3. The Greenways and Trails acquisition program has approximately $2.5 million currently available for new projects.   The Office of Greenways and Trails recently completed […]

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Forest Certification Workshops ….

More forest product mills and retailers are looking for wood from certified sources.  Join us to learn about the certification opportunities in our region and how to get your property certified to ensure your access to forest product markets.   Topics include certification systems and process, product chain of custody and more. For details, contact Rose […]

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BCF Trustees Conduct Historic Meeting …..

BCF Trustees Conduct Historic Meeting …..

The Board of Trustees of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) conducted its Post-Convention meeting on January 23-24, 2014, in Graceville, Fla. According to BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen, “This meeting is always the one at which we amend the budget, approve the audit, approve the Long Range Plan, and elect officers. The 2014 meeting […]

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Cervical Cancer: What Women Need To Know …..

(NAPSI)—While at any given time nearly 80 million Americans are thought to have been exposed to the human papillomavirus (HPV), you can protect yourself.   It’s the most common sexually acquired infection in the United States. Most people who are sexually active have been exposed to it.   While HPV does not cause symptoms, the […]

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Obituary for Steve Matthews Walters, Sr.

Steve Matthew Walters Sr. age 57 of Chipley, FL passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 in his deer stand doing his favorite thing, hunting. Steve was born March 31, 1956 in Panama City, FL to the late Roy Walters and Laverne (Newsome) Walters. He had been a resident of Washington County since 1985, coming from […]

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Obituary for Delena “Bug” Pettis ……

Delena “Bug” Pettis, age 70, of Chipley passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her home in Bonifay, FL surrounded by her loving family. Delena was born December 7, 1943 in Chipley, FL to the late Maxwell and Mable (Hall) Hudson. She has been a resident of the Bonifay area for the past 15 years […]

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PRESIDENT’S WEEKLY ADDRESS: Restoring Opportunity for All

The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, February 1, 2014.   Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House February 1, 2014   Hi, everybody.   This week, I delivered my State of the Union Address. Today, here’s the […]

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CHIPOLA MUSIC STUDENTS ATTEND WINTER SYMPOSIUM ……

CHIPOLA MUSIC STUDENTS ATTEND WINTER SYMPOSIUM ……

TAMPA—Chipola College music majors recently attended the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) winter symposium at University of South Florida in Tampa.   Chipola students who attended the conference were: Seth Alderman, Joanna Ayers, Logan Cable, Daniel Clubb, Rebecca Delgado, Kelly Dunn, Deborah Graham, Alex Hanks, Jae House, George Kleinpeter, Alex Layton, Alex Ozburn, John […]

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Florida 2013 Job Growth Shows Largest Improvement Since 2005 …

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s growing economy created an estimated 192,900 private sector jobs in 2013, according to an annual jobs report from Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute and government watchdog. The January Economic Commentary reports a substantial 42 percent net job increase over 2012 growth rates. “With increased investment in […]

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