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Saturday Sep 13 | Washington County News

Planning Comm. discusses upcoming projects

Members of the Washington County Planning Commission met Thursday, Sept. 11, to discuss the county's five-year work plan for roadways in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL, Wausau, FL, Walton County, FL, Bay County, FL

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Washington County News

Caryville discusses zoning

Washington County's Senior Planner Michael DeRuntz held a review of the county's comprehensive plan with the Caryville Town Council during the Sept. 9 meeting.

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Related Topix: Caryville, FL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

9/11 Victims Honored in Chipley

First responders and others who lost their lives on 9/11, 13 years ago were honored this morning on the steps of Chipley's City Hall. "The first responders are the front lines of this country," explained Washington County Sheriff's Office Deputy Darryl White.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Washington County News

WCSB approves WHTC name change, lowers millage

Washington County property owners will see a lower tax related to the Washington County school system on their tax bills. School board members set the millage rate at 7.404 for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, down from the last year's rate of 7.538.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Washington County News

Burnt Sock Landing opens

The Northwest Florida Water Management District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of Burnt Sock Landing, a new public access and recreation site along Holmes Creek in Washington County. The District recently completed public access and recreational improvements to the site, including road improvements and a parking area.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Residents Voting on Sales Tax During General Election

Residents in Washington County will have the final say on funding some much needed technology upgrades for the county's schools.

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Vernon to be represented on GeoTrail

The Vernon Historical Society will be represented when Washington County's official geotrail kicks off in October after officially approving a commemorative coin to be used as a prize for adventurers.

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Related Topix: Vernon, FL

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Section of Pioneer Road goes one-lane temporarily

Washington County Emergency Management reports Pioneer Road between Sylvania Road and Bonnet Pond Road will be one lane today from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CHIPLEY - Washington County Emergency Management reports Pioneer Road between Sylvania Road and Bonnet Pond Road will be one lane today from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Washington County News

Challenge accepted

Unless they haven't been on the internet in the past several weeks, it's not likely people in Washington County haven't heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Washington County News

TDC considers softball tourny

Spurred by the success of the recent Dixie Pre-Majors tournament, the Washington County Tourism Development Council is considering the launch of a softball tournament.

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Related Topix: Wausau, FL, Chipley, FL

Washington County News

'Proud to be part of Chipley'

Marco owned popular local eatery Skins and Bubba's Family Restaurant and was known for his generosity to the community, as well as his support for local students.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL, The Oak Ridge Boys, Country

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Washington County Officials Looking to Adjust Alcohol Ordinance

"We've been questioned by several realtors, and some business owners, about the distances that we currently have in our ordinances, and what we'd like to do is make Washington County as business friendly as possible," explained County Commissioner Alan T. Bush.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Washington County News

Early voting ends Aug. 23; low turnout so far

Supervisor of Elections Carol Finch Rudd reports only about ten percent of registered voters have turned out so far for early voting.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Washington County News

Washington County hears proposal to buy back industrial park

The Washington County Board of Commissioners heard a possible plan to buy back the Tommy McDonald Sr. Industrial Park during their Aug. 20 workshop.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Washington County News

No courthouse could mean change of venue for slaying suspects

A change of venue is expected for the trials of two men indicted in the April 19 slaying of retired game warden James William Shores.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Washington County News

'Only the best for Washington County children'

Local students will literally be getting a taste of their community this school year, thanks to a partnership between the Washington County School System's nutrition program and local produce vendor, Main Street Market in Chipley.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL, Life, Food, Nutrition

Mon Aug 18, 2014

RickeyStokesNews.com

Panhandle Watermelon Festival Gives Back

In addition to the annual festival, PWF also gives back to the community through several different organizations.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Chipley, FL

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