CHIPOLA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE       ………
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CHIPOLA STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ………

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recognized the accomplishments of two students—Elizabeth Varnum and Jayde Smelcer—at a press conference at the college Tuesday.  Both students recently were named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholars. Both are members of the All-Florida Academic Team sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and USA Today. Portraits of the students willhang on Chipola’s Academic Wall […]

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Florida Forest Service Names David Dietz  2017 Forestry Firefighter of the Year
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Florida Forest Service Names David Dietz 2017 Forestry Firefighter of the Year

One of our Chipola Forestry Center Wildland Firefighters was recognized as the 2017 Forestry Firefighter of the Year. David Dietz, a local from Calhoun County, began his career with the Florida Forest Service in September 2006. As a Forest Ranger he was a natural leader and quickly developed a reputation as such among his peers. […]

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Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency Following Increased Wildfires Across the State ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has issued Executive Order 17-120 declaring a state of emergency in Florida following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. Forecasts predict hotter and drier conditions than normal in Florida during the coming months. Florida wildfires have already burned […]

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Preserving Appalachia       ……..
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Preserving Appalachia ……..

(NAPSI)—The mountains of eastern Kentucky are coal country, but in the small town of Whitesburg, there is a thriving arts community dedicated to protecting and preserving Appalachian history and culture. Residents have been documenting and celebrating life in Appalachia and rural America for almost 50 years. This, in turn, has revitalized Whitesburg’s economy and inspired […]

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Obituary for Geraldine Banton Busby          ………
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Obituary for Geraldine Banton Busby ………

Mrs. Geraldine Banton Busby, age 79, of Bonifay, Florida passed away April 9, 2017 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida. She was born September 19, 1937 in Cherry Valley, Arkansas to the late Ernest Shelton Banton and Eva Bell Carter Banton.   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Busby was preceded in death […]

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Gov. Scott Directs DCF, DOH and FDLE to Hold Workshops on Rising Opioid Usage ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to meet with communities to identify additional strategies to fight the rising opioid usage cases in Florida. The Attorney General’s Office will also be participating in these […]

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Chipley, Florida High School Hosts Regional 2017 Track Meets
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Chipley, Florida High School Hosts Regional 2017 Track Meets

The Chipley, Florida High School Tigers Track Team hosted all of the regional high school co-ed track meets during the 2017 track season, due to the fine facility on the Chipley High School campus. Superior competitiveness and sportsmanship was exhibited throughout the season, as seen in these photos by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of […]

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Obituary for Richard F. Hood, Sr. ………

Richard F. Hood, Sr., age 78 of Bonifay, went home to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017 at his residence. Richard was born on January 23, 1938 in Panama City, Florida to Jesse Hood and Lucille Taylor Newsome. He was a lifelong resident of the panhandle and worked in the Drywall industry since […]

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Homeschoolers tour Washington County Courthouse         ……
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Homeschoolers tour Washington County Courthouse ……

Treasures Homeschool Group recently had the opportunity to tour the Washington County Courthouse and get a first-hand glance of the court process.   First, Clerk Lora Bell gave an overview of the Clerk of Court’s duties and responsibilities and then showed the students the research room where they were able to look at several of […]

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Payton Poppell is Sunshine State Scholar           ………
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Payton Poppell is Sunshine State Scholar ………

Poppell was recognized at Monday’s meeting of the Washington County School Board.   by Kathy Foster   Vernon High School Junior Payton Poppell was introduced April 10th School Board as a recipient of the Sunshine State Scholar award.   Congratulated by Washington County Superintendent Joe Taylor and School Board members Monday night,  Poppell will also […]

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