Educators, students receive awards at School Board meeting
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Educators, students receive awards at School Board meeting

There was plenty of recognition to go around during the Washington County School Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 12. School Board Association (FSBA) Director of Leadership Services Tina Pinkoson recognized School Board members and Superintendent Joe Taylor as a Certified Master Board.   Pinkoson presented the Board with a plaque for the completion of the…

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Roulhac Middle’s Nancy Holley named Florida TaxWatch Middle School Principal of the Year

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz When Roulhac Middle School Principal Nancy Holley found out she was named the Florida TaxWatch Middle School Principal of the Year late last year, the award came as a surprise. Unbeknownst to Holley, students and administrators were assembled in the school’s gym while Holley was sent away on an errand so the Roulhac community…

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Jason Smith, Ashton Kirkland with Believe Martial Arts achieve Hyper black belt status

Special to Washington County News  Two martial arts instructors from Chipley traveled across the country to reach a higher level of martial arts recognition. Jason Smith and Ashton Kirkland of Believe Martial Arts received a designation of Hyper black belt from a panel of notable martial artists in Huntington Beach, a coastal surfing town in…

Chipley Christmas house decorating Top 5 winners
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Chipley Christmas house decorating Top 5 winners

Charles & Susan Munns Woodrow Avenue 285 votes Krista Bowman West Boulevard 248 votes Paul Riley #allforPaul Earl Street 166 votes Tamara Donjuan 3rd Street 150 votes Thomas & Amanda HallJatha, Hudson, Breanna & Ryan Hall (children) 3rd Street 144 votes The winners were honored at a Chipley City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Asher Holt recognized at 2023-24 Sunshine State Scholar
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Asher Holt recognized at 2023-24 Sunshine State Scholar

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Chipley High School student Asher Holt was recognized as the Washington County School District 2023-24 Sunshine State Scholar during a Washington County School Board meeting on Monday, Jan. 8. Holt celebrated the occasion with his family and District officials. “Part of the requirements are that they are a junior, that they have expressed some…

City of Chipley recognizes Employee of the Year, employee service 
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City of Chipley recognizes Employee of the Year, employee service 

The City of Chipley recently gave Thomas A. Finch an Employee of the Year award. Other individuals were also recognized by the City for their local service, ranging from five to 50 years.  Phillip Adams                                        …

Washington County School Board member recognized by Florida School Boards Association
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Washington County School Board member recognized by Florida School Boards Association

Due to her community work, Cindy Johnson Brown of the Washington County School Board has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Florida School Boards Association. The distinction is given to school board members who document a minimum of 48 hours of training in leadership, advocacy, and knowledge, a news release said. Brown is…

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Chipley Scout Troop 39 honors newest Eagle Scout 

Bruce McLeod On Nov. 4th, family and friends of Scout Troop 39 gathered at Blue Lake Baptist Church to present D. Brayden Brooks with his award at an Eagle Court of Honor.  Brayden started as a Cub Scout in 2013 and has stayed with Scouting for his entire period of eligibility. Patrol Leader Noah Hester…

WAVE coach Amos Spires honored at Special Olympics Gala 
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WAVE coach Amos Spires honored at Special Olympics Gala 

Amos Spires, a coach with the Washington Academy of Varying Exceptionalities (WAVE) in the Washington County School District, was recently honored at the Special Olympics Florida Champions Gala on Oct. 28 in Orlando. Spires was on hand to celebrate his Special Olympics Florida Coach of The Year 2023, a news release said. Washington County Athlete…

Chipley-raised pharmacist receives Pharmacist of the Year award 
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Chipley-raised pharmacist receives Pharmacist of the Year award 

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Theresa Tolle, a pharmacist who grew up in Chipley and now owns her own pharmacy, recently won the 2023 National Community Pharmacists Association Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year award. Tolle, who runs Bay Street Pharmacy down in the South Florida town of Sebastian, said she was surprised by the distinction. She…