Farrah Jane’s opens in Chipley …….

Farrah Jane’s opens in Chipley …….

Chipley’s newest business, Farrah Jane’s is located at 682 5th Street in Chipley and  owner Farrah Davis hosted an open house and ribbon cutting with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Friday morning to welcome friends, family and supporters to the new businesses.   Farrah Jane’s is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. […]

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“CAST ANNOUNCED FOR VHS THEATRE’S BEANIE AND THE BAMBOOZLING BOOK MACHINE” . ………

Vernon, FL —The Vernon High School Theatre Department is currently in full rehearsals for their fall children’s production, Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine. Director of Theatre, Kevin Russell recently cast Avery Moon as Mr. Wright, Clayton Taylor as Beanie Boren, Crystal Dubose as The Queen, Cassidy Smith as Candy, Jessi Smelcer as the Wicked […]

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION …….

CHIPOLA COLLEGE PARAMEDIC PROGRAM GRADUATION …….

MARIANNA —  Chipola College recently held a graduation ceremony for the Paramedic program. Many EMS dignitaries, Chipola alumni, community and family members were in attendance including Ricky Stone, Administrator of the State EMS Programs. The class academic award was presented to Mathew Norville by Tina Maloy, Program Director and Keith Maddox, Paramedic Instructor. Graduates of […]

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It’s Fall – Go Fish ……….

It’s Fall – Go Fish ……….

During the cooler fall months, fishing is at its peak in Franklin County. It’s Fall! Go Fish! Fall means fishing and September is generally recognized as the month that shrimp migrations begin with the young ones moving to deeper bay waters and mature shrimp migrating out the passes to the open gulf to spawn. It’s […]

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Stetson University Ranked 7 by Washington Monthly ……

New rank puts Stetson first in Florida; Princeton Reviews recognizes Stetson on four lists   DELAND, Fla.  —  Stetson University is ranked seventh in the Best Master’s Universities category of the 2015 Washington Monthly College Rankings released last week. This represents a jump of five places from 2014 when Stetson was ranked 12. Stetson ranked […]

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Landfills: An Unexpected Source of Renewable Energy …….

Landfills: An Unexpected Source of Renewable Energy …….

(NewsUSA) – Did you know that the garbage you throw out every day is a source of green energy? The gas naturally generated by landfills fuels vehicles and powers the electric grid, easing our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil.   “Landfill gas is a resource the waste and recycling industry is proud to […]

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Obituary for Gary Carr …….

Gary Carr, 57 of Bonifay, passed from this life on August 26, 2015 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida.   Gary was born on October 14, 1957 in Marianna, Florida to James Carr Jr. and Rebecca Locke. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, he served in the United States Marine Corp and was […]

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Obituary for Leroy H. Strickland ……..

Leroy H. Strickland, age 77, passed from this life Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his home. He was born in Berryhill, FL on August 27, 1937 to Thomas and Lottie (Patterson) Strickland. Leroy was of the Baptist faith and had retired as a Commander of the U.S. Navy and became Vice President of Matcom II. […]

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Obituary for Marvin James …….

Mr. Marvin James was born on December 9, 1952 to the late Anias & Ruth Oliver James in Montgomery, Alabama.  He resided in Montgomery, Alabama for the majority of his life until his move to Chipley, Florida.  On Sunday, August 23, 2015 in the comfort of his home, Marvin went home to be with the […]

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Obituary for Wildon Royce Anderson ……..

Obituary for Wildon Royce Anderson ……..

Wildon Royce Anderson, 78, of Lynn Haven, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015. He was born April 15, 1937 in Alford, Florida to Jaquis & Mallory Anderson. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a retired palm tree salesman. He enjoyed going to coffee shops and fishing.   He […]

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Chipley Police seeking help from public ………

Chipley Police seeking help from public ………

Credit card skimming device found on gas pump.  

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Florida residents reminded to Get A Plan ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As monitoring and preparation efforts continue for Tropical Storm Erika, SERT officials are encouraging all Florida residents, visitors and businesses to visit the website FLGetAPlan.com, and to use this site as the basis for building a customized emergency plan. “A visit to FLGetAPlan.com takes just five minutes, and can help you create […]

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Obituary for Lunette Pitts Hand Yancey …….

Mrs. Lunette Pitts Hand Yancey, age 85, of Bonifay, Florida passed away August 27, 2015 at her home. She was born October 8, 1929 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Jimmy and Readie Pitts. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Yancey was preceded in death by her husbands, James Leon Hand and Charles Earl Yancey; […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts welcomed to Chipley ……….

Dunkin’ Donuts welcomed to Chipley ……….

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked  goods, hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday morning conducted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce to officially open their new store in Chipley.     The new restaurant at 1600 Main Street  is open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week and employs […]

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LMS Committee working hard to update plan ……

Committee faced with Dec. 31st deadline.   by Kathy Foster   Frank Koutnik, Disaster Strategies and Ideas Group,  again met with committee members Aug. 26th to continue work updating the county’s Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) to have it complete by the Dec. 31st deadline.  Koutnik has said he plans to have the LMS completed by […]

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Fire Chiefs move closer to agreement with County ……..

Fire Chiefs move closer to agreement with County ……..

Washington County Fire Chiefs spent time Thursday night reviewing the contract line-by-line.   by Kathy Foster   Representatives of nine of the county’s volunteer fire departments met with County Attorney Jeff Goodman Thursday evening and spent time reviewing the proposed contract and their final comment was that they are close to an agreement.  Next Goodman […]

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