Real Florida Magazine Announces ‘2013 Summer Photo Contest’

Known for several years for the comprehensive pictorial depiction of Northwest Florida people and special events, Real Florida Magazine has announced the ‘2013 Summer Photo Contest’.   A subsidiary of The Goulding Agency, Inc. in Chipley, Florida, the magazine is published bi-monthly and distributed in Jackson, Washington, Holmes and Bay County, as well as in […]

Duncan Community Road Bridge a long way from completion

Duncan Community Road Bridge a long way from completion

by John V. Foster     The FDOT flashing signs give directions on how to get to the other side of the Duncan Community Road Bridge Replacement, under construction just South of Clayton Road, but they don’t say how long the public has to follow the detour signs to get to where they want to […]

New Poll: Moms Prefer More School Choice

New Poll: Moms Prefer More School Choice

(NAPSI)—A new poll on popular though sometimes controversial schooling issues shows that moms of school-age children are frustrated with K−12 education’s current course. Perhaps as a result, they want the ability to choose where and how their children are educated outside of public schools.   What Moms Want Vouchers, charter schools and other “school choice” […]

Notice of Public Hearing to Revise School Board Policies

Notice of Public Hearing to Revise School Board Policies

  The Washington County School Board will hold a Public Hearing to Revise School Board Policies on June 10th at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Washington County School District Office at 642 Third Street in Chipley.    

Vernon Chapter FFA Awards Program, Installation and Reception ….

Vernon Chapter FFA Awards Program, Installation and Reception ….

The Vernon High School FFA Alumni recently hosted an awards program and installation of the Vernon Chapter FFA 2013-2014 officers followed by a reception.     Several FFA members were recognized by the Vernon Historical Society President Angia Morris for their participation in the dedication and ribbon cutting of the new bridge on February 14, […]

Message from Jeff Atwater …. Florida’s Chief Financial Officer

Message from Jeff Atwater …. Florida’s Chief Financial Officer

    Dear Fellow Floridian: If you are in the Tampa area next Saturday, June 8, I would like to invite you to attend my office’s unclaimed property auction to be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.   In addition to intangible, monetary property, abandoned safe deposit boxes are turned over to the Bureau of […]

Obituary for Jacqueline Jo Harris

Mrs. Jacqueline Jo Harris, age 79, of Bonifay, Florida passed away May 31, 2013 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center.   Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Monday, June 3, 2013 at Harris Chapel. Interment will follow at Harris Chapel Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing.

CPL’s 2nd Annual Adult Summer Read

CPL’s 2nd Annual Adult Summer Read

Washington County Public Library (WCPL) staff invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Adult Summer Read.   Join others on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., for the kickoff event, “Groundbreaking British Literature: The Real Downton Abbey.” View the first episode of “Downton Abbey” and discuss some of the best British […]

Inkfliction Tattoo Studio Hosts Art Show in Chipley ….

Courtesy of The Goulding Agency   Danny ‘Q-Ball’ Donofrio is one of the only practicing artists in the Washington County Arts Council and he is on a mission. ’We need more opportunity to allow local artists to display their work’, says Donofrio, ‘and we are helping to make that happen at our business.   Inkfliction […]

Florida Parents Breathe Sigh of Relief as Governor Scott Signs-Off on School Safety Legislation

Tallahassee, FL.- Governor Rick Scott has signed-off on a bill that requires district school board policies to list emergency response agencies responsible for notifying school districts of emergencies and also requires the same agencies to notify private schools of major incidents such as fires or attempted break-ins.   Also included in the legislation (HB 369/SB […]

The Talk Just Got a Little Easier

The Talk Just Got a Little Easier

(NewsUSA) – When you hand car keys to your teenager for the first time, your heart races as you think of what could happen. The fact is that car accidents are the number-one cause of death among teens in the U.S., so it’s important to communicate the gravity of this newfound responsibility.   That’s why […]

Tips On Surviving A Natural Disaster

Tips On Surviving A Natural Disaster

(NAPSI)— Failing to prepare for a natural disaster is not an option for businesses. That’s because 75 percent of companies without business continuity plans fail within three years of a disaster.   So says Andrew Sachs, Vice President at Witt O’Brien’s—a global leader in preparedness, crisis management and disaster response and recovery.   Sachs contends […]

Free apps for children with special Needs ….

Free apps for children with special Needs ….

Provided by the Washington County School System    Mobile apps can be a life-saver, but the cost of buying them can add up.  Here is a list of apps that are educational and free as well.          

First Baptist Tangerine and Trinity Baptist On Missions at BCF

First Baptist Tangerine and Trinity Baptist On Missions at BCF

Over the years, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville has welcomed with open arms church groups and mission teams who have given of their time, energy, and talents to volunteer on the campus. One such group arrived this past week from the First Baptist Church of Tangerine, Tangerine, Fla., and Trinity Baptist Church, […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address : Congress Should Take Action to Continue Growing the Economy

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama said that the economy is moving in the right direction, but there is still more work to do. He called on Congress to act to give every responsible homeowner the chance to save money on their mortgage by […]

Florida Farmer of the Year gives back to his community …..

Florida Farmer of the Year gives back to his community …..

2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Florida Farmer of the Year Named   (Gainesville)— John Scott Long, a Palm City man, has been named the 2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Florida Farmer of the Year. The award recognizes Long’s success as an agricultural producer and as a contributor to his local community.   Long (shown at right)  has […]