Awareness Is The Best Weapon Against Human Trafficking ……..

Awareness Is The Best Weapon Against Human Trafficking ……..

(NAPSI)—At any given moment, there are nearly 21 million victims of human trafficking around the world, and at least 26 percent of those are children, according to the 2015 survey by the Polaris Project. The growing prominence of social media has provided new avenues for criminals to abduct children, often for sex trafficking. For parents, […]

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CRA looking for more members ……….

by Kathy Foster   The Chipley Redevelopment Agency is looking for three more members, so if you are a city resident call the Chipley City Hall and turn in your application.   Currently the CRA is moving forward with the Alleyway Project that will address drainage problems along the alleyway one block off Hwy 77 between […]

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Holmes County 4-H celebrates Arbor Day …….

Holmes County 4-H celebrates Arbor Day …….

Despite the rain and light winds from an impending thunderstorm, the Holmes County 4-H Program partnered with the Florida Forest Service in Holmes County on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day as a means of giving back to the local community. Niki Crawson, Holmes County 4-H Agent, Tyler Trent, County Forester, Wendy […]

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Statewide manatee count consistent with previous survey ………

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported a preliminary count of 6,250 manatees statewide. A team of 16 observers from 11 organizations counted 3,292 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 2,958 on the west coast of the state. This year’s count of 6,250 manatees is similar to last year’s count of 6,063. Both […]

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Uncle Sam Wants You To Save For Retirement ……….

Uncle Sam Wants You To Save For Retirement ……….

PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT   (NAPSI)—If you ever feel your finances are too stretched to save for retirement, you’re not alone—and there could be good news for you. The Saver’s Credit—a little-known tax credit made available by the IRS to low- to moderate-income workers—could make saving for retirement more affordable than you think. It may reduce […]

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Obituary for Thomas Gerald Holley ……

Thomas Gerald Holley’s earthly life ended on February 25, 2016 when he went home to be with the Lord at the age of 73. He was born in Florala, AL on December 30, 1942 to Dr. W.E. Holley Sr. and Hallie (Weeks) Holley. Gerald grew up the youngest of four in DeFuniak Springs. After graduating […]

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BCF Holds Honors Recital ………

BCF Holds Honors Recital ………

On February 25, the Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville held their biannual Honors Recital in the R.G. Lee Chapel. The Honors Recital is a time for upper-level music and worship students to perform difficult and complex pieces of music highlighting skill level achievement. According to the Chair […]

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VHS wins another weight meet ………

Vernon High School  weightlifting won another weight meet in Marianna on Thursday, February 26.   This time VHS was able to win six out of the ten classes in a meet with Marianna High School and Holmes County High school.   Ryan “NASCAR” Malloy and Christian Alderman were both able to win big this week […]

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Washington County BOCC covers a lot in a relatively short meeting ……..

Washington County BOCC covers a lot in a relatively short meeting ……..

Commissioners and co-workers send best wishes to Karen Shaw.   by Kathy  Foster   Commissioners, along with members of the County Annex staff, took time Thursday to send the get-well card to county staffer Karen Shaw.   Commissioners were also on the receiving end of thanks from Washington County resident Gary Hartman who took time […]

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Chipley Planning & Zoning Commission takes no action on zoning change request …….

Chipley Planning & Zoning Commission takes no action on zoning change request …….

by Kathy Foster   Chipley residents Darrell and Marla Nance were before Chipley’s Planning & Zoning Commission Thursday afternoon for a public hearing.  The couple is  seeking a zoning change for property located at 1272 Wells Avenue.  While commission members listened to the Nance’s, as well as members of the audience opposing the zoning request, […]

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Washington County Library program benefits from Great Books Giveaway ……

Washington County Library program benefits from Great Books Giveaway ……

YALSA’s 2016 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $40,000 in materials to libraries in Washington, California and Florida CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, Washington; Ontario (California) High School; and Washington County Public Library in Chipley, Florida […]

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Obituary for Patricia Mae Harris ……..

Patricia Mae Harris, 73, of Bonifay went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence in Pensacola, Florida. She was born June 25, 1942 to the late Leon Marsh and the late Esther Marsh. She retired from the Holmes County School District after 19 years of […]

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PORTER AWARDED EFURD SCHOLARSHIP AT CHIPOLA …….

PORTER AWARDED EFURD SCHOLARSHIP AT CHIPOLA …….

MARIANNA—Leigh Porter of Sneads has been awarded the Railey Efurd Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Chipola College. Porter is a second semester nursing student.   The scholarship is dedicated in memory of Railey Efurd, the late son of Sammy and Marthe Efurd of Marianna. The scholarship will next be awarded in the Fall 2016 semester. Applicants […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →

CHIPOLA CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS NAMED NJCAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES ……..

MARIANNA—Three members of the Chipola College women’s cross country team have been named Scholar All-American athletes by the NJCAA.   Recipients and their GPA’s, are: sophomore Margaret Wiedeman of Wakulla County (4.0), freshmen Jayde Smelcer of Chipley (4.0) and Lydia Wiedeman of Wakulla County (3.5). Only those athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher earn […]

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Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrests three on drug charges ……

(Chipley, FL; February 25, 2016) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of three men on drug charges during a security detail at the Ebro Greyhound Park and Poker Room. While working the security detail at the Ebro Greyhound Park and Poker Room, a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped two males, Terrance […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College Performs Well at Regional SkillsUSA Competition in Pensacola

Sixteen students from a variety of programs at Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida competed in Pensacola on Wednesday in the SkillsUSA Regional Contests. Of the sixteen, fourteen students brought home medals, including: Rechelle Kirkland        1st Place       Postsecondary                       […]

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