Charges dropped against Florida teen for science experiment

After more than 195,000 people signed a petition on Change.org, Florida State Attorney’s Office has announced they will not file felony charges against teen Kiera Wilmot. BARTOW, FL – Florida State Attorneys have announced that they will not file felony charges against Kiera Wilmot, the 16-year-old Florida student arrested and escorted off school property after […]

Jackson County investigates inappropriate behavior by teacher

After careful examination of the evidence into the allegations of inappropriate conduct with students, by a teacher at Marianna High School, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has compiled the following investigative summary.   During the evening hours of Thursday, February 14, 2013, Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) received a report through the Florida […]

FWC, partners rescue injured Florida panther kitten

FWC, partners rescue injured Florida panther kitten

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners rescued an approximately 9-month-old female Florida panther in the Golden Gate Estates area of Collier County on Monday. The FWC received a call about a panther kitten dragging its rear leg. A homeowner noticed the injured panther earlier that morning as he was leaving for […]

Arrest Report for April 29 to May 6, 2013

  The Washington County Sheriffs Department has released the following arrest report.      04-29-13 to 05-06-13 Adams Jr. Travis WM 07-15-78 5/2/2013 Graceville, FL Resist Officer with violence, DWLSR, Holmes County VOSP on Poss of Controlled Sub, Poss of Meth Birge, Cody WM 11-20-80 5/2/2013 Chipley, FL Producing Marijuana Carroll, Slyrainna BF 08-24-84 5/4/2013 […]

Chipley Council declares May 19-25 as National Public Works Week

Chipley Council declares May 19-25 as National Public Works Week

Chipley’s City Council voted to proclaim May 19-25 as National Public Works Week at their May 14th regular meeting.   Councilman Lee Dell Kennedy presented the signed proclamation to Public Works Director Chester Campbell,  who in turn thanked his crew for their dedicated work.  Campbell also thanked the city residents for their support of the […]

Restore Act Stakeholders met May 14th ….

Restore Act Stakeholders met May 14th ….

The Washington County Restore Act Stakeholders met again this week to look at more options for projects that might receive funding under the BP settlement  (Restore Act) and pointed out that multi-county projects would receive better rankings then just those submitted for a single county.   Already submitted by Washington County are 13 projects dealing […]

School Board approves most staffers for 2013-2014 ….

School Board approves most staffers for 2013-2014 ….

by John Foster   At the May 13th regular monthly meeting of the Washington County School Board, the five member board approved the recommendations of School Superintendent Joe Taylor without a discussion or change.  Each item of the agenda in this matter was read by Chair Susan Roberts and approved without comment.   Below is […]

Chipola students earn computer certification …

Chipola students earn computer certification …

Four students in Chipola College’s Computer Information Technology program recently earned industry certifications.     Students are their certifications are, from left: Patrick Collins of Bascom (A+), instructor Marcus Dubai, Earwin Robinson of Marianna (A+), Susan Burns of Chipley (A+) and Adrian Staley of Marianna (Network + and A+). Chipola offers programs in Computer Information […]

“Protecting Paradise” column By Katie Purcell ….

  Enjoy a safe day on the water – and stay out of trouble!   With over 12,000 square miles of water, 2,000 miles of beautiful tidal shoreline and 12,000 miles of fishable rivers, streams and canals, Florida is a boating paradise. As the weather heats up and kids get out of school, many people […]

Five Ways Older Adults Can Be More Active By The National Diabetes Education Program

Five Ways Older Adults Can Be More Active By The National Diabetes Education Program

(NAPSI)—As you get older, your risk for health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, increases. You also have a greater chance of getting type 2 diabetes if you have a family history of the disease. But it’s never too late to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. Research shows that modest weight loss through […]

Top Baby Names for 2012

Top Baby Names for 2012

    Rank       Male name                      Female name 1               Jacob                                       Sophia 2           […]

League of Women Voters of Florida Backs Campaign to Save Florida Forever

League of Women Voters of Florida Backs Campaign to Save Florida Forever

            At least 683,000 petitions signed and verified by the supervisors of elections are needed to get the Water and Land Legacy proposal on the the 2014 ballot.     League of Women Voters of Florida Backs Campaign to Save Florida Forever Tallahassee, FL– The League of Women Voters of Florida […]

Obituary for Ira J. Sheffield

Ira J. Sheffield was born at New Hope, FL, on July 26, 1933 and quietly passed away on May 13, 2013. Ira, who many knew as ‘Boots’, had been living for many years in Greenhead but had recently moved to Tallahassee to retire and spend time with his daughters and grandchildren.   Ira was a […]

Obituary for Betty L. (Corbin)Tharp

Obituary for Betty L. (Corbin)Tharp

Betty L. (Corbin)Tharp, 75, of Alford, Fl, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Jackson Hospital in Marianna. She was born in Chipley, Fl on February 6, 1938, and lived here most of her life. She worked as a seamstress and homemaker. Mrs. Tharp was a member of Sapp Church.   Betty was preceded in […]

Statement by the President

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ May 14, 2013 Statement by the President   I have now had the opportunity to review the Treasury Department watchdog’s report on its investigation of IRS personnel who improperly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. And the report’s findings are intolerable and inexcusable. The federal […]

Crash closes U.S. 331 for three hours ….

(Courtesy of WZEP 1460 Radio)    A witness said he saw the car pass then nothing but dust as the trucks crashed. In a section of roadway with a caution light and well striped lanes, an out-of-state driver passing in a no passing zone resulted in two being life flighted. The accident was Tuesday morning […]