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Florida Supervisor of Elections offers scholarships

The Florida Supervisors of Elections Association will offer four $1,200 scholarships for 2023 college students as announced in a release from  Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol F. …

Washington County man in critical condition after motorcycle wreck

A 42-year-old Chipley man is in critical condition in an Alabama hospital after a motorcycle accident on Highway 77 near Carter Circle. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the man was traveling …

Wilson sentenced to 30 years in sexual assault, kidnapping case

A Jackson County man facing multiple charges around a sexual assault and other incidents while in custody took a plea deal as jury selection for his trial was beginning Monday …

Abbott states legislative priorities

In his first legislative session since his election in November, State Rep. Shane Abbott has announced his list of legislative priorities for the session that begins in March.

Washington County middle schoolers bring home BETA Club honors

Students at both Washington County middle schools participated in the National BETA CLub's Florida State Convention on Friday, and many took home some of the event's top awards. Students from …

Rogers family donates land to Town of Wausau

The family of D.A. ‘Buster’ and Mollie Rogers donated the land and building where the family’s original homestead once stood to the Town of Wausau for use as a community activities …
Business
Food trucks are all the rage these days and hometown boy Miken Hooks has taken the industry by storm with Rubi’s Smak’n Shak. What began as a snack bar at the now closed Rubicon Pool …
From the cinnamon rolls to the brisket tacos, everything served at Sisters Sweets, Eats and More in downtown Chipley is homemade by owners Gina Pippin and her daughter, Janae Ritter.
What started in one woman’s kitchen years ago has turned into a storefront with 30 vendors plying their wares.
Good food at an even better price is what 5 Flags Pizza in Chipley has on their menu.
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Sports

JV Tigers take second place in Thanksgiving tourney

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Chipley High School Junior Varsity boys basketball team participated in the Thanksgiving Slam Basketball Tournament in Destin with seven other teams.

FSU tramples over Boston College 44 - 14, extending season to 5-0.

It took a mere 13 seconds for the Semnioles of Florida State to set the explosive tone of Saturday night's game against Boston College putting the sold out crowd of 79,560 on their …

Vernon falls to Liberty County Bulldogs

The Vernon Yellow Jackets traveled to Bristol Friday night to face former head coach Gerald Tranquille and his Liberty County Bulldogs. Despite a very hard-played game, Vernon fell 21-0 to the Bulldogs and took a 0-1 record.

After rain delay FSU defeats Duquesne 47-7 in season opener

After a 90 minute lightning and rain delay, Renegade and Chief Osceola planted the famous flaming spear in the middle of the field to being the 2022 football season against Duquesne.  The …
Life

Pumpkin carving and chili nights

“Pumpkins, in October, as fat as the full moon, they sit on our doorstep at night and glow.” - Richelle E. Goodrich, author Long ago in Ireland, people carved scary faces in …

Buchanan celebrates 104th birthday

Oscar “Buck” Allan Buchanan of Chipley celebrated his 104th birthday Saturday, June 4, surrounded by family and friends. About 100 guests attended the event, held at his son’s home …

‘Bringing back the homestead life’

As the number of modern conveniences increase, the way of life for the average American family tends to adapt to those conveniences, often causing traditional knowledge of self-reliance – such …

DeSantis announces 57-day Gulf red snapper season

During a visit to Destin, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the 2022 Gulf red snapper recreational season, which will total 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red …

Chipley High School Theatre Department to present “The Sound of Music”

The Sound of Music will take the stage at Chipley High School at 7 p.m. nightly on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 26, 28, 29. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased …
Opinion

Love and mental illness

Everyone dreams of finding their soulmate, but what happens when you find them and they have a mental illness? Do you love them through it or do you cut and run?  Loving someone with mental …

New Year’s realizations

Many use the phrase, “New year, new me,” but is it really a new you? Or rather an improved you?

Do you remember, Daddy?

My dad lays in the hospital bed with his head hung down. His neck hurts, but he can’t seem to hold it up anymore. His 90th birthday was in December, and his Alzheimer’s is getting worse. The big strapping, strong man that I did flips off of as a kid is fighting to remember his life. We are fighting to hold on to him too.
Entertainment

The Sullivan House Florida takes local hospitality up a notch

The house at 1305 Church Ave. in Chipley sat vacant for many years but now it’s the home of Chipley’s very own bed and breakfast – The Sullivan House Florida. Owner and operator David …

Spanish Trail Playhouse to present Camp Meeting

Spanish Trail Playhouse is announcing a brand-new show for the 15 anniversary season. Celebrate old-time Gospel heritage through music. Featuring vocalists and musicians from our surrounding …

Big trucks, big fun

West Pittman Baptist Church held its second annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday as a way to bring the community together and allow children to learn about all sorts of heavy equipment and …
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