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Planning commission tables resignation request

A letter calling for the resignation of Planning Commission member Mark Odom was expected to be discussed when the Washington County Planning Commission met in regular session on Dec. 6, but the …

Washington County Sheriff’s Office donates to ARC and Council on Aging

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews made a $1,000 donation each to the ARC and Washington County Council on Aging this week, thanks to proceeds from the agency’s fundraising efforts …

‘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 …
Corrected B-Section

Corrected Washington County News Dec. 1 B Section

Due to an error at the press, the B sections of the Dec. 1 issue of the Holmes County Times-Advertiser and Washington County News were inadvertently switched out, resulting in each paper including …

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Business
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 …
Discounts for shoppers would be offered through a sales-tax "holiday" at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, under a pair of bills filed Monday for the 2022 legislative session, …
The Social Security Scam has been around awhile now and became more prevalent when consumers were not falling for the IRS calling them. There are several ways a scammer can try and get you with this …
National Housekeeping Week was observed September 12 through 18, recognizing the value of those who serve in the professional cleaning industry. Whether caring for businesses, private homes, or …
Entertainment
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 …
Karen Aukema to speak at Nov. Friends of the Library meeting Karen George Aukema will be the special guest when the Friends of the Washington County Library meets at noon on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the John Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church of …
Woman’s Club to present ‘Kirby Holt Decorating Showcase’ Nov. 4 CHIPLEY – The Chipley Woman’s Club will present their annual Kirby Holt Decorating Showcase on Thursday, November 4th, at the Vance Theater in Chipley.  There will be two  …
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

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 …

Wausau Quilters donate to nursing home residents

WAUSAU ­– The Wausau Quilting Club donated nearly 40 quilts to residents of local nursing homes this week as part of their annual service project. Club member Jewel Farrin made the …

Chipley High School hosts Homecoming Parade

Chipley High School hosted its 2021 Homecoming Parade on Friday with longtime Washington County School District employee Marvis Jett serving as Grand Marshall.  CHS Principal Alicia …

‘No one fights alone’

As Breast Cancer Awareness month ends, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports fewer women are dying from breast cancer thanks, in part, to the increased use of mammogram screening tests. According …

Scarecrows to return to downtown Chipley

CHIPLEY – A Washington County staple will soon return to downtown Chipley ahead of the Chipley Garden Club’s annual fall celebration. The scarecrows will start showing up in downtown over the …
Opinion
A former judge sums it up, and gives me a week off

On a recent visit to Atlanta it occurred to me that, as a newly single male, I need to do my own Christmas shopping this year. My situation got more urgent when Atlanta Mayor …

A date which will live in infamy December 7, 1941. "A date which will live in infamy," President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it. The attack's 80th anniversary is this month. Infamy. Webster's Dictionary defines infamy as: "evil …
Lost generation of entrepreneurs In the view of the American left, we should strive for the much more desirable system of socialism. You know, a type of socialism that has never worked, anywhere in the world. But the kind that only …