Chipley, Vernon Girls Weightlifting Team members qualify for state
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Chipley, Vernon Girls Weightlifting Team members qualify for state

Members of the Girls Weightlifting Team at Chipley and Vernon High School are seeing the results from pumping iron. Several members have qualified for the state competition on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Lakeland. The qualifying girls in Vernon are Tamia Potter, Autumn Sheffield, Kamryn Thomas, and Jonei Gordon. Over in Chipley, the sole team member…

Washington County Public Library to receive grant funding for facility expansion
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Washington County Public Library to receive grant funding for facility expansion

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced Friday, Feb. 2, the Washington County Public Library will receive nearly $4 million to expand their existing facility. The grant cost is $3,997,816. It will go towards expanding the Chipley Branch by 6,400 square feet.  Of that, 2,600 square feet will be added to the west side of the existing…

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Wausau to receive $600k from governor’s office for Community Center renovation

The Town of Wausau is receiving funding from the state to spruce up a local building. The Washington County community along Highway 77 will get $600,000 to renovate the Rogers Community Center, Governor Ron DeSantis’ office announced Friday, Jan. 19. “The renovations will include new lighting, wiring, central heating and air conditioning, bathrooms, and a…

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…