Committee continues to work on plans for new courthouse …….

by Kathy Foster   Washington County’s new courthouse keeps inching toward reality with each meeting of the Courthouse Committee.  Monday afternoon’s meeting was another step in the right direction when committee members met with JRA Architect Jim Robertson to begin a space needs update to analyze exactly what is needed to make the new courthouse […]

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WC BOCC adopts 9.25 millage rate and $28.4 million budget ……

Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved  a $28,497,565 FY 2014-15 budget at a Final Haring Sept. 15th at the County Annex in Chipley.   The vote was 3-1 to approve the budget and 3-1 to approve the millage rate.  In both cases BOCC Chair Alan bush voted “no”.  Commissioner Joel Pate was not present for […]

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Woman’s Club welcomes back members at September meeting ……

Woman’s Club welcomes back members at September meeting ……

Back to school themed table centerpieces graced the tables at the first meeting of the 2014-2015 year of the Chipley Woman’s Club on Wednesday, September 10th. Trish Duce, President of the Club, welcomed members back from summer vacation with enthusiasm. Yearbooks were passed out and members were encouraged to invite friends to the monthly luncheon. […]

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WalletHub Survey: Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems …..

Tax systems vary dramatically across states and localities. Today, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub released its annual report on the Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems. Some states don’t have sales tax; others don’t tax income. Some families face high property tax burdens; some enjoy generous refundable tax credits. All tax systems are […]

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Whooping Cough Cases Are On The Rise—Be Protected ……

Whooping Cough Cases Are On The Rise—Be Protected ……

(NAPSI)—Whooping cough is often thought of as a disease of the past but, unfortunately, it’s making a comeback. To provide yourself and your family with the best protection, get vaccinated against the disease.   There are many factors contributing to the current resurgence of whooping cough. While offering protection, the whooping cough vaccines used now […]

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Altha woman in critical condition …..

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 72 year old Betty Louise Grover of Altha, Florida is in critical condition after being lifeflighted to  Sacred Heart/Bay Medical following a 8 a.m. crash st State Road 73 at Topelo Drive in Jackson County.   According to the FHP report,  Grover was driving a 1986 Oldsmobile 98 […]

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NWFWMD Continues to Enhance Monitoring Network …….

HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board approved a joint funding agreement with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for stage and discharge monitoring at ten stations today.  This agreement includes the continuation of five existing stations, as well as the initiation of five new sites in support of the District’s development […]

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Mondays with Pete …….

The night was crystal clear when they crawled into the tent and slipped into sleeping bags for the night.  The camp fire had burned down to a mound of glowing red embers.  The last of a marshmallow sizzled on a rock next to the fire.  Graham cracker and chocolate bar wrappers were now ghostly, ashen forms in the fire […]

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3 OUT OF 4 CAR SEATS ARE INSTALLED INCORRECTLY ……

3 OUT OF 4 CAR SEATS ARE INSTALLED INCORRECTLY ……

National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 14-20   TAMPA, Fla. (September 15, 2014 ) —  As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, AAA – The Auto Club Group joins organizations nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children are riding in a safe seat. Common Car Seat Mistake: Harness Straps Too Loose and […]

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Time to sign up to be a Master Gardener in Washington County ……

Washington County Master Gardeners will kick off their 2014-15 business year next Wednesday at 8 a.m. working on the grounds at the Chipley Library and then continue with a 9 a.m. meeting at the Ag Center in Chipley,  and they would love to have interested gardeners join them.   The Master Gardener program is open to […]

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Cleaning Up The Mess Made By Title Washing

Cleaning Up The Mess Made By Title Washing

Title washing makes rebuilt wrecks and cars with odometer issues look like problem-free used cars on paper.     (NAPSI)—A dangerous scam that hides major problems from consumers who purchase used cars is on the rise.   That’s the word from experts who say nearly 800,000 used cars on America’s roads may be part of […]

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Obituary for Neil Henry Haines …..

Mr. Neil Henry Haines, age 81, of Bonifay, Florida passed away September 13, 2014 at his home. He was born June 17, 1933 in Pemberton, New Jersey. Mr. Haines was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mable Haines, his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Haines and numerous brothers and sisters. Mr. Haines is survived by […]

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Birth Announcement for Bradley Kenneth Biddle ……

Birth Announcement for Bradley Kenneth Biddle ……

Bradley Kenneth Biddle was born at 7:26 p.m. on August 27, 2014 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.   Bradley weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 22 inches long at birth. His parents are Brandon and Sarah Biddle. Grandparents are: The late Bradley Biddle, and Sherri Biddle of Chipley; Robert and Tanya Bethea also […]

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CHIPOLA ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE STUDENTS LEARN AT CAVERNS

CHIPOLA ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE STUDENTS LEARN AT CAVERNS

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s first class of Environmental Science students recently hiked to the Florida Caverns State Park to learn about a rare and unique ecosystem–the upland limestone glade.   The expedition was hosted by Billy Bailey, Park Service Specialist. Dr. Ann Johnson, Community Ecologist for FSU/Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI,) led the excursion, accompanied by Wilson […]

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Obituary for Karen Mae Reynolds …….

Karan Mae Reynolds passed away peacefully at home, on September 11, 2014, in her 70th year.   Beloved mother of Anna and her husband Mike Loomis, Joeseph Danahoo and Phyllis his fiance’, and Brenton and his wife Deborah Reynolds. Proud grandmother of Brian, Joseph (Joey), Kate, Anna, Christopher, Brittany, Autumn, Sabrina, Brionna, and Joshua. Great-Grandmother […]

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Obituary for Tammy S. Toy …..

Tammy S. Toy, age 43 of Alford, FL passed away Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 at the Jackson County Hospital. Tammy was born October 16, 1970 to Bernard Seckman and Janet Sue (Wilson) Lemmon in Kittanning, PA. She has been a resident of Alford for the past two years coming from Kittanning, PA.   Tammy […]

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