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Devin Collier named new judge for 14th Circuit

On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Devin Collier to fill the vacancy on the 14th Judicial Circuit left after the retirement of Circuit Judge John Fishel II.  Collier, 38, a …

U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Florida Medicaid fight

TALLAHASSEE — The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to take up a dispute about how much money Florida’s Medicaid program should be able to recoup after a legal settlement involving a Lee …

Session to open without COVID-19 restrictions

TALLAHASSEE - Legislative leaders are monitoring the spike in coronavirus cases across Florida but haven’t made plans to reimpose restrictions on public access that were used during the 2021 …

Planning commission meeting gets heated as member rejects board’s resignation request

The January 3 meeting of Washington County Planning Commission quickly became heated as board member Mark Odom was presented with a letter officially asking for his resignation by his fellow board …
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Business
The Santa Rosa Press Gazette in Milton and the Crestview News Bulletin in Crestview are under new local ownership. Through a partnership between Todd Neves of Neves Media and Sandi Kemp, of …
CHIPLEY - Tyndall Federal Credit Union (TFCU) has announced that it will permanently close its Chipley branch on May 1, 2022. “Our members have been …
Fresh out of the 1965 class of the Tallahassee Barber College, Euliss Locke went to work at the City Barber Shop in Graceville. On December 22, Locke will hang up his cape for the last time in 56 …
MARIANNA – CareerSource Chipola is hosting a special hiring fair dedicated to employing veterans on November 18, 2021, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The first 30 minutes of this Paychecks …
Entertainment
The Glenn Miller Orchestra to hold concert at CHS

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is returning to Chipley this month thanks to a special arrangement by Dr. James Clemmons and the Chipley High Band Boosters.  The world-famous band will present a …

Chipley Christmas Fest and Festival on the Boulevard lit up the town Chipley Christmas Fest was a two day affair this year with a host of activities and fun for the whole family. The lighted Christmas parade was held on December 3 followed by the festival at the …
Kirkin' o' the Tartan CHIPLEY - The Scottish Festival and Highland Games and Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan were held on Saturday, November 6 at the First Presbyterian Church in Chipley. The event saw vendors, music and …
Chipley's Scottish Festival and Highland Games kick off Saturday CHIPLEY – The Scottish Festival and Highland Games and Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church of Chipley. Event organizer …
Sports

Chipley using victory over Baker as momentum heading into state semifinals

The Chipley football team is preparing to take on the top-ranked 1A team in the state following their huge region finals victory over Baker. Junior quarterback Neal Adams said that the win was big …

Chipley High Basketball organizing Christmas toy drive

CHIPLEY – The Chipley High School girls and boys basketball teams have organized a Christmas toy drive for those less fortunate. This is the second year the Chipley Tigers have put on …

Chipley dethrones reigning 1A champion Baker to advance to state semifinals

The Chipley football team knocked off reigning 1A state champion Baker 22-7 on the road Friday night to advance to the state semifinals. The Tigers improve to 9-3 and will visit Hawthorne next …

Chipley preparing for tough region finals game against Baker

CHIPLEY – It’s been a decade since the Chipley football team has been to the region finals of the state playoffs, but this week they get to play in that big matchup once …
Life

Fresh Start Anti-Drug Coalition holds youth fishing trip, cookout

The Fresh Start Anti-Drug Coalition recently held its inaugural youth fishing trip at Sneads Park in Sneads, Florida. The Washington County-based group focuses on engaging and uniting the community …

Chipley prepares for MLK celebrations

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is set to be a two-day event in 2022 with the community invited to participate in several different ways. The first day is on January 15 and will …

Tis' the season of giving

‘Deputy Jingles’ Toy Drive’ underway to help families

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is working to make Christmas a little brighter for local families with the return of the annual Deputy Jingles’ Toy Drive.  Jingles, who …

Donations down for holiday giving tradition

Most know the holiday season has begun when the familiar sound of a ringing bell and the sight of a smiling face greet them as they walk into a store.  November 19 marked the start of an …
Opinion
Aunt Lillian's timely grace

Seventeen years ago, I reprised a Christmas column I'd written in the 1990s for a Texas newspaper.  The original column and the 2004 interpretation celebrated a holiday prayer conceived by my …

The swarm war future? Aggravated bees attack unfortunate honey seekers from all directions. The mad birds in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" mastered the tactic, attacking en masse residents of a small Northern California …
Smollett: Liberal elites' demand for hate not met by supply Call it a supply chain issue, but the demand for hate and homophobia of the left has not nearly been met by our country. All the conjured-up narratives by the Hollywood …
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