It was all about learning           ……….
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

It was all about learning ……….

Students at Vernon Elementary School benefited Monday from a grant awarded the Washington County Library System.   by Kathy Foster   2nd – 5th graders at the Vernon Elementary School had the opportunity Monday to fully experience the solar eclipse due to grant funding that allowed the county’s library system to provide the special glasses […]

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Westville man arrested on drug charges              ……….
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Westville man arrested on drug charges ……….

Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports a drug arrest following a traffic stop just after midnight on August 19.   A WCSO deputy conducted a traffic stop after observing a truck traveling on Wrights Creek Road with faulty equipment. As the deputy approached the driver, he immediately noticed behaviors and movements that were indicative of a […]

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BCF welcomes back students            ……..
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

BCF welcomes back students ……..

There was excitement all around on The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) campus as faculty and staff welcomed students back after the summer break. New and returning students began arriving on the Graceville campus with a car and truckloads of dorm necessities as everything seemed to come back to life. After getting settled into the […]

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Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices        ……..
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices ……..

Prior to this week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 U.S. cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales.   by admin     There seemed to be a general consensus, given the crop conditions in parts of Texas, that the crop would not get bigger with this week’s report.  There was some belief that the […]

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By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Deacon Alphonso M. White ………

Deacon Alphonso M. “Buddy” White, age 99, of Jacob City, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Washington County Health And Rehabilitation Center in Chipley, Florida. He was a native of Jackson County, Florida and a member of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Jacob City, Florida. […]

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By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for William Griggs, Jr. …….

William Griggs Jr., age 64 of Westville, passed from this life on August 20, 2017 at his residence. William was born on January 9, 1953 in San Diego, California to William and Florence (Hill) Griggs Sr. He worked as an electrician and had lived in the panhandle for the previous five years since coming from […]

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Roulhac Middle School enjoys Solar Eclipse       ……..
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Roulhac Middle School enjoys Solar Eclipse ……..

At approximately 1:30 PM CST on Monday, August 21, 2017, a large group of students enjoyed a break from the school day as the earth experienced a total eclipse of the sun. The location for the event was the courtyard of Roulhac Middle School in downtown Chipley, Florida, and the students were accompanied by teachers, […]

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By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Monday with Pete: Aug. 21st ………

Good morning; The cruise ship gently makes its way downstream through the European countryside. Bustling cities line the Rhine with industrial complexes reliant on the river for transport and trade. RV parks along the river are full because of the six-week summer school break. Small towns dot the countryside. Vineyards drape the hillsides in neat […]

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By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Washington County School District put on notice by Freedom From Religion Foundation ………

The FFRF is asking the local school district to launch an investigation concerning alleged unconstitutional coach-led prayer and other issues.   by Kathy Foster   (Washington County School Superintendent Joe Taylor was asked for a comment concerning this letter; however, he declined to comment, but acknowledged the letter had been received.)   Headquartered in Madison, […]

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By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Florida Chamber of Commerce speaks out on changes to Florida Constitution ………….

 Constitution Revision Commission: Shape and Priorities of the CRC Come Into Focus Right now, Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is making decisions that could impact the lives of every Florida business and resident for years to come. That’s because the CRC, which convenes once every 20 years, is reviewing proposed changes to Florida’s Constitution – […]

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