State Representative Marti Coley Commends DEP and FWC on Announcement of Projects ……

Marianna, Fla.— This morning the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced several early restoration projects identified by the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) in the Panhandle.   Many of these projects will impact House District 5, including 6 proposed projects in Bay County and 8 […]

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Chipley Garden Club celebrates Christmas by giving to Veterans …..

Chipley Garden Club celebrates Christmas by giving to Veterans …..

Members of the Chipley Garden Club gathered at the home of  Mike and Louise Michaels  Thursday night to celebrate the holidays and put together a large selection of gifts to be delivered to the Chester A. Sims Veterans Home in Panama City.   While they were enjoying dinner with fellow club members, the group was […]

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Statement on the Employment Situation in November ……

Statement on the Employment Situation in November ……

WASHINGTON, DC – Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the employment situation in November.   Posted by Jason Furman on December 6, 2013 at 09:30 AM EST   With solid job growth in November – in addition to strong data on manufacturing activity and auto sales – it […]

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Savvy Suggestions For More Fun With Less Effort

Savvy Suggestions For More Fun With Less Effort

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, you may enjoy the festivities more by spending less time on everyday chores like laundry and more time with family and friends. Here’s how to do just that:   • Enlist the troops—Getting the rest of the family to help out will help you make more time for everyone to spend quality […]

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Chipley City Council gets update on CRA activities ……

Chipley City Council gets update on CRA activities ……

Ted Everett, representing the Chipley Redevelopment Agency, was on hand at the Dec. 5th Chipley City Council workshop to update council members on the CRA ongoing project activities, including the following announcements:   *  The Alleyway Project has been tabled due to one building owner’s lack of cooperation on the easement issue.   *  Special […]

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CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS RANKED FIRST IN NATIONAL POLL …..

CHIPOLA LADY INDIANS RANKED FIRST IN NATIONAL POLL …..

MARIANNA—For the first time in school history, the Chipola College Lady Indians are ranked the number one team in the NJCAA National Poll and first in the FCSAA State Poll.   Second year Chipola head Coach Greg Franklin says, “It’s an honor. We’ve played some great teams and there a lot more great teams out […]

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2013 NATIONAL HEALTH SECURITY PREPAREDNESS INDEX ……

This report highlights Florida’s successes in health security preparedness.   TALLAHASSEE – The 2013 National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) was recenreleased today, providing Florida and other states a current snapshot of health security preparedness. The Index indicates Florida is ready across a wide spectrum of areas including health surveillance, community planning, communications and overall […]

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Obituary for Anthony Thomas Messer …..

Anthony Thomas Messer, age 28, passed away December 3, 2013 in Santa Cruz, California. Anthony was born October 22, 1985 to Clarence “Tom” Messer and Judy Kay (Strickland) Messer in Atlanta, GA.   He was currently traveling various areas of the West Coast but his heart was always in Chipley.   Anthony is survived by […]

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President Obama’s statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela ……

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA – – – – – – – PROCLAMATION  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Today, the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has […]

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Fundraiser for Local Photographer Mark Skinner ……

Fundraiser for Local Photographer Mark Skinner ……

Our good friend and fellow photographer Mark Skinner (shown at right in a recent photo from a session with Governor Rick Scott) is battling cancer and we ask that you join with us in support. A local support organization, ‘Friends of Mark Skinner’, has been formed and is assisting in Mark’s medical bills with a […]

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Notice of Public Hearing from Washington County School Board …..

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt/Revise School Board Policies/Procedures, Code of Student Conduct and the Student Progression Plan Washington County School District 652 Third Street – Chipley, FL 32428 Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm (local time) Notice is hereby given that on Monday, December 9, 2013 […]

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“Protecting Paradise” By Katie Purcell ……

“Protecting Paradise” By Katie Purcell ……

Give thanks for many things this holiday season.   “Protecting Paradise” By Katie Purcell Give thanks for many things this holiday season   As many of us are enjoying the holiday season, we may stop and think about the things for which we are thankful. Our freedom, family and friends, the beautiful Florida weather, hunting […]

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Tour of Milligan Mansion ……

Tour of Milligan Mansion ……

Pictures provided by the Chipley Garden Club.                                                                            

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Green Industries Best Management Practices …..

December 11, 2013 at the  Jackson County Extension,  2741 Pennsylvania Ave. Marianna,   (850) 482-9620 Register with Rob Trawick /rob.trawick@ufl.edu $30 Registration Fee   Educational Program Workshop   ♦  This workshop is designed to provide training in Best Management Practices (BMPs) for anyone working in the lawn, landscape, pest control, or municipal grounds areas.   ♦  The […]

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AAA Names Car Features “Smart” for Older Drivers

AAA Names Car Features “Smart” for Older Drivers

AAA’s list helps match health concerns with helpful vehicle features TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2013) – Seniors shopping for a new ride can find “smart” features in today’s cars that help alleviate a variety of age-related health conditions that typically challenge older drivers, according to AAA. Nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffer from […]

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Fortress FDOT surprised about new Kate Smith Elementary School construction …..

By John V. Foster   At the Dec. 3rd meeting of Fortress FDOT, while reviewing the district 3 FDOT tentative five year work plan for the years of 2015-2019, this reporter questioned the lack of needed sidewalks to support the new PreK – 5th Grade construction that will replace the old KSES.   A new […]

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