Chipola BSU to host HIV/AIDS forums on Jan. 17th

    MARIANNA—The Chipola College Black Student Union will host two HIV/Aids forums on Thursday, Jan. 17. The 10 a.m. meeting is especially for Chipola students. The 6 p.m. meeting is open to the general public.   Both forums will meet in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language Building Z-116.   For information, contact Elisa […]

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Thinning Vegetable Seedlings ……

Thinning Vegetable Seedlings ……

Courtesy of Gardening In The Panhandle    For best root development, thin carrots to 2-3 inches between each plant.   Many common cool season vegetable garden plants are started in raised beds by direct planting of seeds. It is important to follow the guidelines in the‘Monthly Vegetable Planting Guide’(Page 6) for plant spacing and seed depth.  It […]

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KSES Honor Rolls Second Nine Weeks Reporting Period

Kate Smith Elementary School Honor Rolls for the second nine weeks reporting period 2012-2013. A Honor Roll   Second Grade Seth Abbott Brendan Andrews Morgan Ashcraft Braden Banta Matthew Bush Angel Canipe Angelina Chavez Daniella Chavez Kaden Creamer Juan Morado Diaz Jordan Paradise Emma Jeffries Hannah Mask Parker Morgan Elaina Perkins Jaycee Pettis Roary Reis […]

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Stop Light Going In on Brickyard Road at Orange Hill Highway

Stop Light Going In on Brickyard Road at Orange Hill Highway

Crews were busy Tuesday, Jan. 15, installing a new stop light at the intersection of Orange Hill Highway and Brickyard Road just southeast of Chipley.       This is the first time for a stop light at this location and drivers are reminded to proceed cautiously  as they become accustomed to the light.   […]

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Plant A Tea Olive

    Characteristics   This long-lived shrub is a favorite of Florida gardeners, who prize it for its tough nature and sweet-smelling flowers. It performs best in North and Central Florida but can also be grown in South Florida if planted in partial shade.   Tea olive is also a versatile plant that can make […]

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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

On February 11, 2013, President Barack Obama will award Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Section Leader with Bravo Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat […]

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Boost Energy Efficiency At Your House

(NAPSI)—You may be able to avoid getting hot under the collar when you see your energy bills if you heed a few hints that offer a good way to focus your home improvement efforts where they count.   • Upgrade Your Attic Insulation. Heat escaping through the attic may account for half your home’s heat […]

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Mrs. Clyty Odessie Casey obit

Mrs. Clyty Odessie Casey, age 91, of Ebro, Florida passed away January 14, 2013 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay, Florida. She was born March 21, 1921 in Ebro, Florida to the late Ira Christopher Columbus Strickland and Zellie Miller Strickland. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Casey was preceded in death by […]

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Washington County School Board picks site for new KMS

In a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Washington County School Board selected the location  for the construction  of the proposed new Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley.  After several weeks of deliberation it was the consensus of  the local site selection committee to construct the new school on land at Site 2 (South Boulevard/Brickyard Road).  The recommendation was […]

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Green Homes Designed To Weather The Storm

  (NAPSI)—There’s good news for those looking for a way to build homes that are beautiful, light-filled, green and can withstand severe weather. A company is using proprietary technology to build architect-designed, precision-built, environmentally friendly homes. Severe Weather Solution As Hurricane Sandy and other severe storms have demonstrated recently, it is in a homeowner’s interest […]

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Teachers of the Year, Rookie Teachers of the Year and School Related Employees of the Year announced

Teachers of the Year, Rookie Teachers of the Year and School Related Employees of the Year announced

The Washington County School Board took time at their Jan. 14th meeting to recognize those teachers and employees who had been selected as the leaders of their respective schools/work places for 2013 – 2014. All of the designees will be honored at reception being held at Vernon High School from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on […]

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School Board approves out-of-state travel and retirement requests

The Washington County School Board made short work of a lengthy agenda at Monday night’s meeting and even approved out-of-state travel for a number of students, including the following:   *  Chipley High School Drama class to attend performance of Macbeth  at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama on Jan. 22nd   *  Vernon […]

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Two young readers awarded Kindles

Two young readers awarded Kindles

In December, the Washington County Public Library had a secret drawing to determine the winners of the Reader Loyalty Program.   An anonymous donor wanted to reward the area youth who check out library books on a regular basis.   After review from check-out reports, the top program candidates were Christina Devuyst (left), who was […]

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Vera Vernell Bush Peterson dies

Vera Vernell Bush Peterson, age 94 of Chipley, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Mrs. Vera was born January 27, 1918 in Southport Florida to the late Curtis Cohen and Margaret Jane (Taylor) Pennington. She had been a resident of Washington County most of her life and was a […]

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Joseph Brown Sr. located at home; barricades himself against law enforcement

  At approximately 12:30 p.m. on January 14th, Walton County Sheriff’s Office received information that Joseph Brown Sr. was at  his home at 1759 Red Hill Road in Ponce de Leon. Brown Sr. was reported as an endangered missing person last night after he left Healthmark Regional Medical Center against medical advisement and was being […]

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LWVF Offers Plan to Reform Florida’s Election Laws

Tallahassee, FL–With the 2013 legislative session approaching, and memories of the state’s 2012 election fiasco still fresh, the League of Women Voters of Florida has released its recommendations for reforming Florida’s election laws. “It is imperative that we put Florida’s election meltdowns behind us once and for all. Those voters who were able to wait […]

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