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‘It’s the smell of BBQ and America’: Chamber hosts 2nd annual ‘BBQ in the Pines’

CHIPLEY - The smell of barbecue was in the air on Saturday when the Washington County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual BBQ in the Pines. The cook-off competition saw nine teams vie for …

Local students honored at Chipola awards

MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. …

Chipley Woman’s Club commemorates 100 years

CHIPLEY – The Chipley Woman’s Club commemorated their 100th year of service to the community Sunday, May 2, with an Open House reception and Tour of Homes. Historical articles were on display at …
Vernon woman arrested on burglary charges
VERNON- On May 11, a Vernon woman was arrested after an extensive investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office … Read More
BCF partners with WV Southern Baptists
A formal signing took place for a new partnership (tuition scholarship) between The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville and … Read More
UF/IFAS research farm tests AI to ward off disease in Florida Panhandle crops
Every year local peanut farmers brace for diseases that might wipe out their crop. Not just enemies they’ve fought off before, but … Read More
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1 charged with murder, attempted murder following Ponce de Leon shooting

PONCE DE LEON – A Jackson County man is in custody after an altercation during a child custody exchange resulted in a fatal shooting at the rest area located just off I-10 in Ponce de …

With honors: JROTC remembers one of their own at annual banquet

VERNON – Vernon High School JROTC took a moment to honor the memory of one of its own during the organization’s annual banquet, held Tuesday, April 27. Amid the usual presentation of certificates …

Traffic signal going up at intersection of SR 77 and 273

CHIPLEY – Work is underway for a traffic project many in the community say is long overdue. Florida Department of Transportation is currently working to install a traffic signal at the …

Wausau looks to fill maintenance staff position

  The Town of Wausau met in special session Tuesday, April 27, to accept the resignation of the town’s maintenance employee. David Ferguson.    Ferguson did not give a …
Sports

CHS Baseball tops the District

The Chipley baseball team topped the district on Thursday night. The Tigers shut out Malone 15-0 to secure the title. Chipley is now 23-1 on the year and will take on Franklin County in a …

New coaching staff turning things around for Vernon softball program

VERNON, Fla. – The Vernon softball team has struggled the last four seasons, only winning two games in the span of that time and losing 55 matches. However, the tides have changed for the …

Vernon tennis program gets much-needed donations

VERNON, Fla. – The Vernon tennis program has been in need of some new equipment and courts since the program started five years ago.  Allen Long, tennis director of the Golden Eagle …

Vernon High School recognizes Senior baseball players during 'Senior Night'

VERNON – Vernon High School Baseball played their last regular-season home game and celebrated Senior Night with a win over Poplar Springs on Tuesday, April 20. Vernon's Senior players are: Kason Kolmetz, Trent Rudd, ZaHir Potter, Lane Wells, Jakob Spence and Bobby Green.
Life

Phillips celebrates 90 years

Clayton Phillips of Caryville, will turn 90 on April 29th.  He was born in Coffee County, Alabama.  His family moved to Washington County when he was a child, initially living in the …

Museum to celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, VE Day

The Washington County Historical Society will commemorate National Military Appreciation Month and the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day with the unveiling of a bronze bust of WWII French ace …

‘Do it afraid’: VHS grad pens message of perseverance through debut children’s book

More than 30 years ago, Kevin Edwards says he was given a gift as a shy Vernon High School student, a gift he is now passing on in his empowering debut children’s book, “Kevin Turns Fear into …

Betts celebrates 100th birthday

CHIPLEY – From trailblazer to patriot, Jeanne Betts of Chipley has held many titles in her lifetime. On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, she added one more: Centenarian.Betts commemorated her …

History of the Chipley Woman’s Club – 1940-2021

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the latest installment of articles chronicling the history of the Chipley Woman’s Club. These articles will culminate with the organization’s Centennial celebration, …
Entertainment

‘BBQ in the Pines’ is Saturday CHIPLEY  – Local BBQ teams will converge at Hard Labor Creek Plantation this Saturday, May 1, for a chance to compete for prizes and bragging rights as the champion of the Washington County …
‘The Addams Family: A New Musical’ opens at Chipley High School The Addams Family: A New Musical will take the CHS stage again tonight and tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday, April 29, and 30 at 7p.m. Directed by Kevin Russell, the cast includes: Gabriel Jimenez …
‘Spanish Trail Opry’ packs the house CHIPLEY – The 2021 installment of the Spanish Trail Opry transported a nearly fully-packed house to a simpler time, Saturday, April 10, at the Spanish Trail Playhouse. The Grand Ole Opry-style show …
Opinion
It’s been a rough week for conservatives, Republicans and all Americans. The torture started Sunday evening with the Academy Awards ceremony, which sounded like it was produced by the …
On Tuesday, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, …
I remember the summer I fell in love with history.Grandma Edna Kent’s sister, Aunt Nell (Dilmore), moved next door in 1990 right before my sophomore year at Chipley High School.Sheer proximity led …
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