The History of Mardi Gras

The History of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras translates to ‘Fat Tuesday’, the day before Ash Wednesday, and popularly held as the beginning of the Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras season actually begins on the feast of the Epiphany, a Christian holiday celebrated on January 6, and that is otherwise known as ‘Three Kings Day’ or the ‘Twelfth Day of Christmas’. […]

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President-Elect Trump Announces Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to Lend Expertise to Cyber Security Efforts ……..

(New York, NY) – President-elect Trump is very pleased to announce former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cyber security problems and emerging solutions developing in the private sector. This is a rapidly evolving field both as to intrusions and solutions and it is […]

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Jackson County man arrested for giving false information to law enforcement officer ……

On 01/10/2017, during the early morning hours, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a phone call from a third party caller advising of a possible abduction/kidnapping. According to the caller, a suspect arrived at a residence on Frances Dr, Marianna, FL, armed with a gun and made contact with the victim. The caller advised that […]

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“SHOTS FIRED” DURING HOLMES COUNTY BURGLARY ………

“SHOTS FIRED” DURING HOLMES COUNTY BURGLARY ………

Courtesy WZEP Radio   “SHOTS FIRED” DURING HOLMES COUNTY BURGLARY The Holmes County Sheriffs Office responded to a burglary early Wednesday morning on Bradley Road where a homeonwer shot at the suspect. Deputies are looking for the suspect vehicle that fled the scene and headed west on Bradley Rd. toward SR 81. The vehicle is described […]

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Chipley Community Redevelopment Plan Update Steering Committee to Meet Thursday, Jan. 12 ……..

The City of Chipley has established a steering committee comprised of residents, building owners, and business owners within Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) area to serve as the working group for the development of a new Community Redevelopment Plan. West Florida Regional Planning Council has scheduled a series of events designed to gather public input […]

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CHIPOLA TO HOST TALLAHASSEE SATURDAY, JAN. 14 ………

MARIANNA—Chipola hosts Tallahassee, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., in the Milton Johnson Center.   All conference games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM. Home games will be streamed on YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege). Both teams will provide up to the minute scores on Twitter: women, ChipolaWBB and men, ChipolaHoops.   The Indians (16-3, 0-1) […]

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League of Women Voters of Florida Joins Citizen Challenge To Gulf Power’s Unfair Money Grab

Earthjustice Representing The League And The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy   TALLAHASSEE, FL. – The League of Women Voters of Florida has been granted permission to intervene in a consumer challenge to an outrageous rate increase that Gulf Power is seeking from the state’s utility regulation panel, the Florida Public Service Commission.   “Gulf […]

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DIY Personal Care Products class Jan. 17th in Vernon …….

DIY PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS CLASS   will be presented on Tuesday, January 17, from 6:00-8:30 p.m., at Eastside Baptist Church, 3385 Roche Ave. (Hwy. 277), Vernon.   Concerned  about irritants in your personal care products?   Strong fragrances in commercial products too overpowering for you?   Looking to save money on bath & beauty products? […]

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Sauces for the Win: Why They’re A Hit At A Party …….

Sauces for the Win: Why They’re A Hit At A Party …….

(NewsUSA) – It’s that time of year again–the time when families and friends come together to celebrate with food and open arms.     With these highly anticipated games come the equally anticipated snacks–from chips and dip to wings and hot sauce. In fact, a lot can be said from people’s usage of dips and […]

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CHIPOLA RAISIN IN THE SUN PERFORMANCE CANCELLED …….

CHIPOLA RAISIN IN THE SUN PERFORMANCE CANCELLED …….

The Chipola College presentation of “A Raisin in the Sun,” scheduled for Jan. 19 has been cancelled.   Online ticket purchase refunds will be credited to credit card account to which they were charged.   For more information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.

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Small Wineries Find Creative Ways to Thrive

Small Wineries Find Creative Ways to Thrive

(NewsUSA) – A real-life David and Goliath battle is brewing in California wine country, as smaller wineries fight to compete against behemoth wine companies–corporations and private equity funds that are changing the face of the West Coast’s wine industry forever with a frenzy of acquisitions.   “2016 will be remembered as one of the busiest […]

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Council on Aging offering ‘Game Day’ on Fridays ……..

Washington County Council on Aging on South Boulevard in Chipley has begun hosting  “Game Day” on Fridays, from 12:00-2:30 p.m.   Come enjoy the fun with games such as Yahtzee, Rummikub, Scrabble, and more.

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Obituary for Laurita E. Schuster-James …….

Obituary for Laurita E. Schuster-James …….

Viewing: Friday, January 13, 2017: 10:00am – 9:00pm Saturday, January 14, 2017: 9:00am – 3:00pm Blessing Service & Military Honors Friday, January 13, 2017: 3:00 P.M. Rev. Msgr. Francis Stanley Szczykytowicz, officiating All Services will Be Held At: Cooper Funeral Home 1220 Church Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 (850) 638-0077 Memorialization: Cremation Laurita E. Schuster-James, 53 […]

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Sam Nunn vouches for Rex Tillerson: ‘Well prepared to do what is essential’

Sam Nunn vouches for Rex Tillerson: ‘Well prepared to do what is essential’

Former Democrat Armed Services Committee Chairman Backs President-Elect Trump’s Pick For State Sam Nunn vouches for Rex Tillerson: ‘Well prepared to do what is essential’ Former Georgia U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn threw his support behind Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, telling senators that Donald Trump’s Secretary of State nominee is “well prepared to do what is […]

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What They Are Saying About Rex Tillerson at Today’s Hearing ……..

What They Are Saying About Rex Tillerson at Today’s Hearing ……..

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) “Mr. Tillerson Has The Potential To Be An Outstanding Secretary Of State, And I Look Forward To Supporting His Nomination.” “From the beginning of this process, I have been committed to ensuring the nominee for Secretary of State receives a fair and thorough hearing, and I am […]

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Vernon, Florida High School Falls To Wewa High School in Boys JV Basketball

Vernon, Florida High School Falls To Wewa High School in Boys JV Basketball

The Vernon, Florida High School Yellow Jackets Junior Varsity fell to the Wewa High School Gators in Boys JV Basketball on the Vernon High School campus on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, as seen in these photos by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida. The Wewa Junior Varsity team won […]

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