Vernon schools hold Christmas concert
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Vernon schools hold Christmas concert

The Christmas spirit continues to be felt in Washington County, as the Vernon Middle and High School bands recently held a Christmas concert.  The Pride of Vernon Christmas Concert was held Monday, Dec. 4, at the Vernon High School auditorium. Students were decked out in holiday wear for the occasion.  Photos courtesy of Vernon Athletics

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Local high school bands rank high in Bandmasters competition 

NAN THOMPSON nthompson@kentsmith.biz High school band members may blend into the background at Friday night football games but they aren’t overlooked by everyone. Their hard work paid off Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Florida Bandmasters District II Marching Band Music Performance Assessment at Tommy Oliver Stadium in Panama City. All bands are judged on three…

Chipley crowd visits downtown for ‘Blues and Brews Festival’
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Chipley crowd visits downtown for ‘Blues and Brews Festival’

STAFF REPORT The first-ever “Blues and Brews Festival†brought people to Downtown Chipley for adult beverages and soulful sounds. The music festival featured several bands on stage and alcohol for sale and outdoor consumption at the old rail station on Saturday, Oct. 14.  Merchants had items for sale at their tables and the Washington County…

Live music and drink festival coming to Chipley
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Live music and drink festival coming to Chipley

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz The excitement is clear in Michael Maxwell’s voice when he talks about the Blues and Brews Festival.  Maxwell–the executive director for Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Chipley Redevelopment Agency–is looking forward to the upcoming first-time event, which will feature live music and alcohol in Downtown Chipley. “We wanted to bring something new and…