Chartwell’s annual food service report to Washington County School Board

Chartwell’s annual food service report to Washington County School Board

by John V. Foster   At the June 10 meeting of the Washington County School Board Chartwell’s representatives Connie Wells and Robert Russell updated the board on the status of the food service program at the school lunchrooms.  According to School Board member Susan Roberts, the number one complaint is the small portions which leave […]

Chipley resident suggest Clock Tower to replace the Old Water Tower

Chipley resident suggest Clock Tower to replace the Old Water Tower

by Kathy Foster   Holland Kent  was before both the Chipley Redevelopment Agency and the Chipley City Council Monday night to suggest a Clock Tower become the feature attraction at a park being discussed for development at the site of the Old Water Tower that was recently demolished.   Addressing the Chipley Council, Kent  suggested […]

CRA once again looking at ‘Special Grants’ …..

CRA once again looking at ‘Special Grants’ …..

by Kathy Foster   The Board of Directors of the Chipley Redevelopment Agency is once again considering offering ‘Special Grants’ to businesses and residents in the CRA-defined District.   Meeting in session July 11th, CRA members said they are initially looking at grants directed toward upgrading electrical and plumbing issues in downtown businesses, but also […]

Governor Scott Presents “Great Floridian” Award to World-Renowned Florida Author Patrick Smith

Merritt Island, Fla. – On Saturday, Governor Rick Scott presented a “Great Floridian” award to world-renowned Florida author Patrick Smith. The “Great Floridian” designation is given in recognition of the outstanding achievements of men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of Florida. Governor Scott said, “Patrick Smith touches the […]

Moms Take Note: Florida Health Program Encourages Early Infant Screening

Provided by the Florida Department of Health   All expectant mothers agree on one thing: keeping their baby healthy during and after pregnancy is a primary focus. While new moms understand the role prenatal vitamins and healthy eating play in their child’s health, many may be unaware of the various disorders that can be prevented […]

Remarks by President Obama on Immigration Reform

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________ THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. Welcome to the White House. It is a pleasure to have so many distinguished Americans today from so many different walks of life. We’ve got Democrats and Republicans; we’ve got labor and business leaders up on stage; we have law enforcement […]

Why You’re Not Getting Hired ….

Why You’re Not Getting Hired ….

(NewsUSA) – Here’s a secret — job placement isn’t a matter of inclusion, but one of elimination. In today’s economy, recruiters are deluged with resumes and have to funnel them through pre-set filters designed to separate the competition. On average, a recruiter spends only 30 seconds reviewing each application, meaning if you aren’t marketing your […]

Obituary for Luell J. Rogers

Luell J. Rogers, age 79 of Youngstown, Florida, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the Bay Medical Center. Luell was born October 15, 1933 in Washington County, to the late Charlie and Corene (Finch) Johns. She had been a resident of Bay County most of her life where she attended Eastside Assembly of God […]

Obituary for Velma Juanita Whyte ….

Mrs. Velma Juanita Whyte, age 89, of Bonifay, Florida passed away June 10, 2013 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 8, 1924 in Bradford, Arkansas to the late Garland Payton and Golda Pearl Roebuck Washam.   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whyte was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel […]

WC Schools Principals, Assistant Principals and Administrators for 2013-2014

by John V. Foster   With the approval of Kyle Newsom as Principal at Roulhac Middle School, the heads of the various educational departments within the Washington County School System are almost complete. The only TBA, To Be Announced, position still open according to school board material is the position of Principal at Chipley High […]

Obituary for Milton Bennett Gill ….

Milton Bennett Gill, age 90, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Washington Nursing and Rehab Center in Chipley, FL. Milton was born November 20, 1922 to the late J.B. and Cora (Smith) Gill in Collins, MISS. Mr. Gill has been a resident of the Washington County area since 2009 coming from Tennessee. He […]

Obituary for the Rev. James Buford White

The family of Rev. James Buford ‘Pete’ White would like to announce that their wonderful Husband, Father, Papa, Big Papa, Pastor, and Friend went to be with His Lord on Sunday afternoon June 9, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends at his home. He was born June 26, 1927, in West Bay, Florida to […]

Habitat for Humanity dedicates home in Washington County ….

Habitat for Humanity dedicates home in Washington County ….

The family of Chanley and Ashley Tolbert  are now the proud owners of a brand new three bedroom starter  home off Pioneer Road,  financed with the assistance of  Washington County’s Habitat for Humanity program.   The Christian-based program works with would-be home owners and requires “sweat equity” from the buyers.   Zenna Corbin who is […]

Vernon changes from twice monthly meetings to once a month workshop and meeting ….

Vernon changes from twice monthly meetings to once a month workshop and meeting ….

Rather than continue meeting four times a month, the Vernon City Council voted Monday night to hold one workshop session on the 3rd Monday of each month and one regular session on the 4th Monday of each month … starting in July.   Both sessions will continue to be held at 7 p.m. on their […]

Kyle Newsom named principal at Roulhac Middle School

Kyle Newsom named principal at Roulhac Middle School

….    New Kate Smith School at Stage III Preliminary Drawings and FDOE approval    ….   At the June 10th meeting of the Washington County School Board, Kyle Newsom, formerly an assistant principal in Washington Schools at Vernon High and an assistant principal at Holmes County Schools was named to head the educational program […]

WC Reading Skills about average according to FCAT ….

WC Reading Skills about average according to FCAT ….

Washington County is doing about the same as other counties with their Reading Skills.