Statement by Commissioner Adam Putnam on EPA Water Quality Agreement

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement today, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed to allow Florida to set standards to ensure the state’s waterways are clean and safe. “The agreement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to defer to the State of Florida to implement its own water quality standards […]

Residents want to keep the Sunny Hills/Oak Hill MSBU

Residents want to keep the Sunny Hills/Oak Hill MSBU

In a one hour meeting Thursday night, Washington County Commissioner Lynn Gothard (District 5) received input from about 95 residents served by the Multiple Service Benefit Unit (MSBU) that serves the Sunny Hills-Oak Hills  area.   Gothard had been authorized by the Board of County Commissioners to hold the public session at their Feb. 28th […]

Wausau tables consideration of attorney

In a short meeting Thursday night members of the Wausau Town Council received a proposed contract from Chipley attorney Jeff Goodman, but tabled a decision until their next meeting.  Goodman offered the council a contract for $300 a month, for which he would attend one meeting each quarter and provide one hour of service.  Any […]

Gerald Holley retires as Board Attorney for Chipola Trustees

Gerald Holley retires as Board Attorney for Chipola Trustees

Chipley Gerald Holley recently retired as Board Attorney for the Chipola College District Board of Trustees after 25 years of service.   In the photo below  Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough (left) is shown presenting  a plaque of appreciation to Holley.            

February “Gone Coastal” column By Alan Peirce

Don’t get caught up in the March Madness on piers and jetties Unless you are glued to the tube watching your favorite basketball team, March is the time of year when everyone is ready to charge out on the beach piers and jetties to take part in the spring runs of Spanish mackerel, bluefish, king […]

Small lakes can offer big incentives

Small lakes can offer big incentives

  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) often focuses on big, marquee water bodies, such as the Kissimee Chain of Lakes or Lake Okeechobee, but also works on smaller water bodies with great fishing potential. Many smaller lakes have fisheries that compare favorably with big lakes when it comes to catch rates and […]

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Or Heart Attack: Know The Difference

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Or Heart Attack: Know The Difference

  (NAPSI)—A little knowledge can be a lifesaving thing. Too often, people use “sudden cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” interchangeably, but they shouldn’t.   A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a […]

Obit for Eddie Lee Mosley, Jr.

Mr. Eddie Lee Mosley, Jr., 45 of the St. Joseph Community, Chipley, Florida, passed away March 7, 2013 on Hwy 90 on his way to work near Marianna, Florida.   Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16th at St. Joseph A.M.E. Church on Monroe Sheffield Road, Chipley, Florida, with Rev. […]

Obit for Donald Ray Smith

Obit for Donald Ray Smith

Donald Ray Smith, age 71, passed from this life Wednesday night March 13, 2013 at the Washington County Nursing and Rehab Center.  Donald was born March 27, 1941 at Hinson’s Crossroads in Vernon, FL. to the late Sanford and Christian (Anderson) Smith.  Mr. Smith is a Retired Untied States Air Force Master Sergeant and worked […]

Obit for Jewel Baldwin, Sr.

Mr. Jewel Baldwin, 81 of the Jacob Community, Jacob City, Florida, passed away March 8, 2013 in the Signature Health Care Center in Graceville, Florida. He was a native and life long resident of Jacob City and a retired railroad worker.   Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th at […]

Wausau tables discussion regarding hiring new attorney

In a short meeting Thursday night members of the Wausau Town Council received a proposed contract from Chipley attorney Jeff Goodman, but tabled a decision until their next meeting.  Goodman offered the council a contract for $300 a month, for which he would attend one meeting each quarter and provide one hour of service.  Any […]

Interesting press briefing by Secretary Jay Carney

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 14, 2013 PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:53 P.M. EDT MR. CARNEY: Sparse crowd. Must be the weather. How is everyone today? Thanks for being here. Before I take your questions, I would just like […]

Lady Indians finish second in State; Headed to Nationals

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians finished second in the Florida/Region VIII Basketball Tournament held March 6-9 in Chipola’s Milton H. Johnson Health Center.   Gulf Coast captured the women’s title with a 61-53 win over runner-up Chipola in the Championship game on March 9. Chipola was led by Rayven Brooks with 15. Jade Givens had 11 […]

Chipola Brain Bowl wins third straight National Championship

ST. LOUIS—The Chipola College Brain Bowl A team won its third straight national championship at the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournament) Community College Championship Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri, March 2.   Chipola A defeated Valencia A in the final game. Lamar State College (TX) took third. Redlands (OK), Jefferson (KY), and Central Florida (FL) […]

Kiwanis Club Hears from Gulf Power

Kiwanis Club Hears from Gulf Power

  Chipley, FL –  The Chipley Kiwanis Club met for its weekly luncheon at Pattillo’s Restaurant at the Washington – Holmes Technical Center. Lunch was prepared and served by the students of the culinary program.   President Jan Page opened the meeting and recognized Program Chair Paul Goulding. Goulding introduced Darrin Wall (shown at right), […]

School Board approves trips for students

School Board approves trips for students

The Washington County School Board voted at their recent meeting to allow students from Chipley High School  (CHS) and Roulhac Middle School (RMS) to take out-of-state trips during May, 2013.   The CHS Senior Class will make their 2013 Senior Trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee in late May to enjoy white water rafting on the Pigeon […]