By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Op/Ed by Kathy Foster

There are people in our community reaching out for assistance and yes, they are not all just too lazy to do something for themselves.   I spent Saturday morning at the food giveaway hosted by the First Methodist Church in Chipley and found a lot of friendly and kind individuals standing in lines waiting for […]

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By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Breast Cancer Awareness: Symptom Checklist & Medical History

Complete this checklist if you have noticed any changes in your breast. This will help you discuss the changes with your health care provider. I have noticed these breast changes: • A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area                         […]

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By October 22, 2017 Read More →

More Than Half of Parents Have Been Told by Their Children to Put Away Their Phones During Dinner ……….

Comcast Study Shows Families Overwhelmingly Want Dinnertime to be Screen-Free and Some Even Unplug Their Modems to Limit Their Children’s Wi-Fi Access “Pause Device” is Now Comcast’s Most Popular, Home Wi-Fi Control Feature   A new Comcast survey recently released shows that parents across the country are almost unanimous in their belief that disconnecting from […]

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Wildflower Alert: The Apalachicola lobelia ……..
By October 21, 2017 Read More →

Wildflower Alert: The Apalachicola lobelia ……..

There are fifteen different kinds (species) of Lobelia that grow in Florida, and thirteen of them can be found in the panhandle area. They range from white to blue in color, and different species bloom at different times of the year from spring through fall, and many of them are blooming now.   The shape […]

Posted in: Gardening, Local News
Keep Kids Fit ………..
By October 21, 2017 Read More →

Keep Kids Fit ………..

One in five school age children is obese—but yours don’t have to be.  

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By October 20, 2017 Read More →

Chipley enacts resolution regarding placement of flags on public property ……….

Councilwoman Karen Rustin is reassuring Chipley residents there will be an American Flag display in the downtown area for Veterans Day.   by Kathy Foster   Council members on Thursday night said the City finds that the placement of flags on public rights-of-way and other public property has the potential to affect the safety, efficiency, and […]

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NFCH CEO Michael Kozar reports on Medicaid cuts at Chamber Luncheon ………
By October 20, 2017 Read More →

NFCH CEO Michael Kozar reports on Medicaid cuts at Chamber Luncheon ………

Michael Kozar, CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley was the guest speaker at the October Third Thursday Chamber of Commerce luncheon hosted at the hospital and commented on the State Medicaid cuts and what it will do to rural counties.   by Kathy Foster   Describing Medicaid funding as “vital to our community”,  […]

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Nicole Barfield inducted into Junior Achievement Hall of Fame ………..
By October 20, 2017 Read More →

Nicole Barfield inducted into Junior Achievement Hall of Fame ………..

Junior Achievement’s Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.   Nicole Barfield (Washington County News) is shown above with Chamber of Commerce Director at the October Washington County Chamber of Commerce October Luncheon where she was recognized for being inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame for […]

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Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season ……..
By October 20, 2017 Read More →

Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season ……..

by Daniel J. Leonard, IFAS/UF   I had to do a hard thing last week.  My battle-worn okra, eggplant and pepper plants that had produced so reliably since June and endured all the summertime challenges (heat, insects, disease, and a hurricane to name a few) were finally pulled out of my raised bed garden and discarded.  […]

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By October 19, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Robert Leon Davidson ……..

Mr. Robert Leon Davidson, age 86, of Washington County Florida passed away October 18, 2017, in the Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. He was born February 15, 1931, in Hobson, Alabama to the late Daniel Webster and Irma Beech Davidson. In addition to his parents, […]

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