Obit for Robert Thomas Vick, Sr.

Mr. Robert Thomas Vick Sr., age 71, of Westville, Florida passed away March 5, 2013 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. He was born November 21, 1941 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Marvin Thomas and Mattie Sue Basden Vick. Mr. Vick is survived by his wife, Beverly Irene Palmer Vick of Westville, FL; two […]

FWC, partners protect wildlife by removing hazardous net from artificial reef

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners removed an abandoned commercial fishing net from an artificial reef in South Florida on March 5. The large monofilament fishing net posed a serious threat to marine life in and around the Tenneco Towers artificial reef, located in state waters approximately two miles offshore near […]

Florida Caravan for Immigration Reform Marches with Hundreds to Calle 8 Festival

The Caravan Riders arrive in Miami and join hundreds to Say Yes to Citizenship…. WHAT: Rally and March to Calle 8 Festival WHEN:Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 p.m. WHERE : Starting point at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 2987 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135   Miami, FL – The Caravan for Immigration Reform “Making the […]

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle – An All Around Winner

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle – An All Around Winner

Want a medium size crape myrtle small tree or large shrub that blooms all Summer and into the Fall, with a deeper pink-red flower than the old-fashioned Watermelon Red and is resistant to drought, deer, bark fungus, powdery mildew and leaf blackspot ? Tuscarora Crape Myrtle has all these characteristics and more , such as […]

Tri-County accepting applications for Section 8 Rental Assistance Program

Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Washington County Housing Authority Section 8 Rental Assistance Program is currently taking applications on Wednesdays for the waiting list.  Applications are taken by interview appointments only.   Eligibility for assistance is based on income, be a legal citizen of the United States or have an eligible immigrant status, criminal history and […]

WC Master Gardeners to tackle upgrading library landscape

by John V. Foster   The Washington County Master Gardeners have been working for two years at the Chipley Branch of the Washington Couny Library System, trying to create an attractive, but easily maintained landscape. But some conditions have slowed down this goal, such as irrigation systems not working properly, the lack of nutrients in […]

FCSAA State Basketball Tournament to begin Wednesday at Chipola College

FCSAA State Basketball Tournament to begin Wednesday at Chipola College

  Being held at the Milton H. Johnson Health Center at Chipola College in Marianna.    

Obit for Margaret Lee Strickland

Margaret Lee Strickland, age 66 of Ebro, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 in the Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, she had been a resident of Washington County most of her life and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.   She is predeceased by her […]

Florida Senate Unanimously Pass Senate Bills 2 and 4

Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Landmark Ethics Reform Tallahassee, Fla.- Today, on the opening day of the 2013 Legislative Session, the Florida Senate unanimously passed its first bills, Senate Bills 2 and 4, the most sweeping ethics reform package in more than 30 years. Raising the standard of ethics for state and local officials and political […]

LWVF responds to Senate’s passage of Ethics Reform

LWVF responds to Senate’s passage of Ethics Reform

Tallahassee, Florida — In response to the Senate’s passage of SB 2 today, Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, released the following statement: The League of Women Voters of Florida congratulates Senate President Don Gaetz and the members of the Florida Senate for their Opening-Day passage of SB 2, the […]

Florida House Democratic Leader’s State of the State Comments

THURSTON SAYS A STRONG MIDDLE CLASS DESERVES FOCUS ON JOBS, EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE Florida House Democratic Leader’s State of the State Comments   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale) will present a House Democratic Caucus perspective on the State of the State address in which he challenges the Florida […]

Florida-friendly landscapes

Florida-friendly landscapes

  Design Strategies for a Sustainable Home Landscape Gail Hansen de Chapman   Provided by: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M.   For many homeowners the concept of a sustainable landscape is a yard that needs little water or maintenance to survive. A common image of such […]

FWC officers: On the front lines

Last month, with the high-profile coverage of the fugitive ex-police officer in California, we were reminded how law enforcement officers risk their lives daily to stop dangerous criminals like the man who had gone on a killing spree.   The ongoing hunt for Christopher Dorner, the fugitive in California, was a leading national news story. […]

Fourteen Chipola players named All-Conference

Fourteen Chipola players named All-Conference

MARIANNA—Both Chipola College basketball teams head into the State Tournament with 14 All Panhandle Conference selections.   The Indians have seven All-Conference picks, including First-team selections Carlos Morris, Kruize Pinkins and Cinmeon Bowers. Second-team selections are: Demetrious Floyd, Chris Thomas and Earl Watson. Terel Hall was given an Honorable Mention.   Morris leads Chipola in […]

7-year-old Cub Scout from NW Florida traveled to Washington D.C.

7-year-old Cub Scout from NW Florida traveled to Washington D.C.

7-YEAR OLD CUB SCOUT FROM NORHTWEST FLORIDA IN ELITE DELEGATION THAT DELIVERED THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA’S ANNUAL “REPORT TO THE NATION” TO TOP U.S. OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Tyler Spangenberg is one of eight Scouts who  represented the BSA on the high-profile trip   A delegation of eight Scouts from across the country, including […]

Local high school students honored at Woman’s Club meeting

  The Woman’s Club of Chipley held its monthly meeting at the club house on February 13. 2013. The Chipley High School FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team presented a demonstration of their award winning skills. Ms. Michelle Kurtz, CHS FFA advisor, gave a synopsis of the club’s activities. She reported that there are 150 students enrolled […]