Governor Rick Scott Appoints Dr. Thomas Kinchen to Commission for Independent Education ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Kinchen to the Commission for Independent Education.   Kinchen, 68, of Graceville, is the president of the Baptist College of Florida. He succeeds Gene Youngblood and is appointed for a term beginning July 1, 2015, and ending June 30, 2018.

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Gaetz Vows “Vigorous Defense” of 24 Hour Abortion Waiting Period ………

Tallahassee, Florida– The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today to stop the implementation of a 24 hour waiting period for abortions. The waiting period bill, sponsored by Senator Anitere Flores and co-sponsored by Senator Don Gaetz, was signed into law this week by Governor Rick Scott. “There is a three day waiting period […]

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Matthew Finch arrested on charge of Lewd & Lascivious Behavior ……..

Matthew Finch arrested on charge of Lewd & Lascivious Behavior ……..

(Chipley, FL; June 11, 2015)— Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the apprehension of a Chipley man for lewd and lascivious behavior against an 8 year old male. WCSO received information in reference to an incident that occurred between the suspect and an 8 year old male victim during a recent trip to the park. The […]

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Chad Morris arrested on three counts of Grand Theft ……

Chad Morris arrested on three counts of Grand Theft ……

(Chipley, FL; June 11, 2015) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the apprehension of a Cottondale man on numerous charges following the burglary of local residences leading to the recovery of over $40,000 in stolen property. WCSO investigators worked to identify and establish the suspects’ involvement in the burglaries that resulted in the theft […]

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Carl Rogers arrested on two counts of Sex Offense ……….

Carl Rogers arrested on two counts of Sex Offense ……….

(Chipley, FL; June 11, 2015)— The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the apprehension of a Chipley man for sex offenses against a 16 year old female. WCSO were alerted to the incident by a family member of the victim who reported sexual explicit messages and pornographic materials being sent via text and facebook to the […]

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Honor Roll for Roulhac Middle School …….

Roulhac Middle School A Honor Roll- 4th 9 Weeks 5th Grade Abigail Chomos Jaiden Clenney Meredith Deal Kaitlyn Hildebrand Audrey Holley Cooper Johns Ashtyn Miller Hannah Newcomb Chloe Odom Konner Odom Hannah Prindle Lucas Richard Hadid Sapp Carson Shores Raelynn Simpson Genna Stewart Will Taylor Kaden Tharp Trace Weaver Keygan Wilson 6th Grade Isaac Berry […]

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More new businesses headed for Chipley …….

More new businesses headed for Chipley …….

Personnel at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce report that two new businesses are expected to be open in Chipley in July.   Brickyard Market, will opening in Harrell Square at the site of the old Winn Dixie, and Feed &  Seed will open at the old Eckerds site.   Job application forms for the […]

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Washington County Celebrates Groundbreaking For New Courthouse …….

Washington County Celebrates Groundbreaking For New Courthouse …….

A large crowd of well-wishers, comprised of a ‘who’s who’ in politics and society in Washington County, Florida, on Wednesday watched history in the making as ground was broken for the only County courthouse facility to be funded by the State of Florida in recent memory. All that remained of the former County courthouse facility […]

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Northwest Florida Water Management District hosts Governor Scott at Williford Spring ……..

Northwest Florida Water Management District hosts Governor Scott at Williford Spring ……..

YOUNGSTOWN – The Northwest Florida Water Management District welcomed Florida Governor Rick Scott to the site of one of its springs restoration projects yesterday. Governor Scott joined Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson, FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley, District Executive Director Brett Cyphers and members of the District’s Governing Board on a tour of […]

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Master Gardeners learn about DOT’s native wildflower initiative …….

Washington County Master Gardeners were pleased to welcome guest speaker Robert Farley, DOT, District Vegetation Management Specialist  to their recent meeting.  Farley holds the position previously held by Ralph Carter, representing District 3, Escambia to Jefferson counties.   Farley shared with the MGs the DOT’s initiative to promote native wildflowers in the State of Florida and […]

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Success In America Today ………

Success In America Today ………

(NAPSI)—Whether you are considering education to revamp your career or pursuing your own path to success, a few facts and tips can help you on the way.   1. Success is personal. A Strayer University study found that 90 percent of Americans believe success is more about happiness than power or possessions. A rewarding job […]

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Governor Rick Scott Signs 55 Bills into Law ……….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: HB 21 Substance Abuse Services – This bill establishes a voluntary certification program for recovery residences and recovery residence administrators. HB 41 Hazardous Walking Conditions – This bill creates a safer environment for students walking to school by further defining and correcting […]

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Governor Rick Scott Vetoes HB 1305 ………..

June 10, 2015 Secretary Kenneth W. Detzner Secretary of State Florida Department of State R.A. Gray Building 500 South Bronough Street Dear Secretary Detzner: By the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Florida, under the provisions of Article III, Section 8, of the Constitution of Florida, I do hereby veto and […]

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New KSES taking shape ….

New KSES taking shape ….

School Board members got to see photos of the progress being made at site of the new Kate M. Smith Elementary School in Chipley at their June 8th meeting.   by Kathy Foster     Representatives of the contractors were on hand to give board members an update on the work and said the footings […]

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‘Open your home to the world’ – That’s the message Chipley Kiwanis Club heard ……

‘Open your home to the world’ – That’s the message Chipley Kiwanis Club heard ……

Tuesday when the Chipley Kiwanis Club met guest speakers  Lisa Condiff  (pictured below)  and Annette Owens, of Education First (EF), gave those at the meeting the message – “Give an international student a taste of American life for 2-4 weeks this summer.”   Outlining the need for more homes for students coming over this summer, Condiff […]

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District II 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest winners …..

District II 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest winners …..

On Saturday, June 5, 2015, the 2015 District II 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest was held at the Jackson County Conference Center on Pennsylvania Avenue.   Competing for District honors were first place winners in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades, at their respective county level competitions in Bay, Holmes, Jackson and Walton counties. The winners […]

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