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CFD teaches Kindergartners about fire safety

CHIPLEY –  Kate M. Smith Elementary Kindergartners received lessons in fire safety when they visited the Chipley Fire Department Friday, May 14. Firefighters were on hand to teach …

‘A total lack of respect’: WCSO investigates vandalism at New Orange Baptist Church

Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vandalism that took place at New Orange Baptist Church on Alford Road earlier this week.Pastor Steve Umholtz arrived at the church Tuesday, May …

Gas shortfall created by panicked buyers could take days to recover

The Colonial Pipeline resumed operations Wednesday following days of being down in the wake of a ransomware cyber-attack, but experts state fuel supplies will take days to rebound.Mark Jenkins, …
Chipola awarded $1.7 million for welding and construction
Chipola College was recently awarded a $1.7 million grant to support the college’s welding and building construction programs. The … Read More
CSCU $5500 in classroom grants to Panhandle educators
Chipley – After a month-long entry and review process, Community South Credit Union announced the educators who will be awarded a … Read More
Chipola celebrates record number of Teacher Ed graduates
The Chipola College School of Education celebrated a record number of graduates in the Class of 2021.Students earned bachelor’s … Read More
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BCF holds Senior Honors Day and plans for graduation

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville held Senior Honors Day Monday, May 10, recognizing members of the Spring 2021 graduating class who achieved honor status and maintained a high-Grade …

CareerSource Chipola seeks nominations for military veteran board members

MARIANNA – CareerSource Chipola is seeking nominations for a member of the Board of Directors representing veterans of our armed services. The names and information for all qualified individuals …

Chipola awarded $1.3 million to help students succeed in college

MARIANNA—Chipola College officials recently announced the award of a $1.3 million federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant to help more students succeed in and graduate from college.The Chipola …

BCF students enjoy midnight breakfast

GRACEVILLE – During the week before finals each semester, students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville have a chance to take a much-needed break from their school work and …
Sports

Chipola baseball players named to All-Conference Team

MARIANNA—Ten Chipola College baseball players were named to the All-Panhandle Conference team.First-team picks were: Outfielder: Andre Tarver and Pitcher: Luis Guerrero. Second-team selections …

Chipola softball wins State; coach and five players awarded

The Chipola Lady Indians scored a 4-3 win over Indian River to capture the FCSAA State Softball Championship on May 9.Five Chipola players were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team— Most Valuable …

Moore signs with Bishop State Wildcats

Chipley High School Senior Samantha Moore signed a volleyball scholarship Monday, May 10, with Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama. Moore is pictured on signing day with family members, …

Chipley advances to Final Four with victory over Bozeman

PANAMA CITY – Chipley knocked off Bozeman 8-3 in the regional final Wednesday night for the Tigers first trip to the final four since 2014.Chipley tallied 3 runs in the first inning to jump out to …
Life

Happy Corner: It’s mayhaw time

They didn’t name them Mayhaws for no reason. The small red (sometimes yellowish) fruit that tastes somewhat like an apple is a native fruit that is often found growing wild in the low places …

NFCH treats WCSO for National Law Enforcement Week

CHIPLEY – Northwest Florida Community Hospital took a moment to thank members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in honor of National Law Enforcement Week. NFCH staff made a food delivery …

Washington County 4-H announces summer day camps

What are your plans for your kids this summer? If you’re like me, you want them doing more than just laying around, eating everything they can find, and getting way too much screen time. If that …

Chipley Woman’s Club celebrates Juniorettes

CHIPLEY – The Chipley Woman’s Club honored senior Juniorettes during its May luncheon Wednesday, May 12. “Leading with the heart of a servant, Lara Fleener, Keegan Welch, Nadia Kent, and …

Churches announce Vacation Bible Schools

Here is a list of upcoming Vacation Bible Schools for the local area. We update this list as more information is submitted. If your church would like to add an event, email the information …
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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