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Habitat hosts ribbon cutting for gazebo

CHIPLEY – Habitat for Humanity, The City of Chipley and the Washington County  Historical Society came together to dedicate the ‘Hub of Chipley’ and host a ribbon cutting on Saturday, …

WCSO holds 3rd annual rodeo

CHIPLEY? The 3rd annual Washington County Sheriff’s Office Rodeo was held Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, at the Washington County Equestrian Center.The rodeo include all the …

WCSB recognizes several at recent meeting

CHIPLEY - The Washington County School Board recognized students, teachers and faculty with various accolades at a recent meeting. WCSB also received a grant in the form of a check from Gulf Power …

WCSO requests help locating catalytic converter theft suspect

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Several calls regarding thefts of catalytic converters have been received by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center recently. WCSO Investigators …
Business
Long-time Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser employee John Cameron Everett shut down his production computer and picked up his fishing pole on Tuesday as more than four decades …
CHIPLEY – An arcade and pool room is slated to open later this month at 1307 Jackson Ave.  Chipley City Council on Thursday approved a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Committee to …
What began as what she thought would be a temporary job culminated for Janet Kinney on Thursday with a retirement celebration to honor her nearly 45 years of service to Northwest Florida Community …
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ribbon cutting in 15 months for Thursday, July 29, to celebrate the Grand Opening of Eclectic Decor and More. Shop owner Kristen Taylor, a …
Entertainment
Sand Jam postponed until 2022

PANAMA CITY, –  COVID-19 has thrown two solid blows to entertainment in Northwest Florida this year. The first was delaying Gulf Coast Jam and with the announcement today from …

Spanish Trail Playhouse $6K from chair drive goal  CHIPLEY -   The year is 1982, and the auditorium of Chipley High School has just been filled with new seating, 598 seats to be exact. These seats would see many plays, graduations, …
Chipola Theatre announces 2021-2022 season MARIANNA - The Chipola College Theatre Department announces its 2021-2022 season with a line-up of six plays that promise to be exciting entertainment for all ages.   For ten …
Wausau Possum Fest and Fun Day returns Aug. 7 WAUSAU – After a pared-down 2020, organizers of Wausau’s iconic Possum Festival and Fun Day say the event is making a strong return. Now in its 52nd year, the festival has returned under the …
Sports

CORRECTED STORY: VHS v. PSJ game canceled

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is updated to correct unintentional inaccuracies on  statements made by Principal Brian Riviere. A former version of this story stated reasons for the game's …

Vernon football looking for young players to step up this season

VERNON – The Vernon football team is extremely young this season. Out of the 22 players on their roster on MaxPreps, nine of them are freshman.  “It’s gonna be a lot different. We’re …

Utah Jazz re-signs Chipley’s Trent Forrest to two-way contract

Chipley alum Trent Forrest will get to stay in Salt Lake City for a little while longer as the Utah Jazz re-signed him to another two-way contact on Wednesday.  Forrest stepped up when …

Former Rutherford baseball coach Jamie Bukowski takes over Vernon program

VERNON  – Vernon recently announced that Jamie Bukowski will be leading their baseball program this season.  Bukowski comes to the Yellowjackets from Rutherford High School, where he …
Life

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 …

One street at a time: Local church launches outreach to bridge community gaps

One local church is taking to the streets – literally – to help meet needs and bridge gaps in the Chipley community. On Saturday, July 31, Ambassadors of Christ Church hosted the first in a …

‘Meating up’ with the Boyds" Former U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd enjoys life after statesmanship

The only side former U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd concerns himself these days is of beef. And when it comes to trying to fit under a big tent, the only polar opposites he has to draw to the middle …

The subtle ways we judge others

I used to think I was a better Christian whenever I sat next to someone in church whose Bible didn’t have as many underlined passages as mine.Then one day, my husband Bert bought me a new Bible for …

Churches announce Vacation Bible Schools

Here is a list of upcoming Vacation Bible Schools for the local area. Shepherds Gate ChurchCHIPLEY – Shepherds Gate Church will hold VBS from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday, July 5 through …
Opinion
Hometown football is more than a sport

The moment die-hard fans of our local football teams is finally here: The 2021 football season is underway. Our hometown teams are geared up for a successful season, but before we set them up on a …

Are you getting the vaccine? We are seeing a resurgence of the Covid-19 and variants which had been predicted to happen due to relaxing precautions and celebrating Independence Day, family reunions, and other large gatherings …
Bourbon and branch water in Washington, anyone? Once upon a time, Democrats and Republicans worked together for the betterment of the country. Yes, I know it sounds crazy. Nowadays they act like they are trying to co-parent a teenager while going …