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15 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | Washington County News

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

22 hrs ago | Washington County News

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

22 hrs ago | 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

22 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Washington County News

WCSB moves forward with sales tax

The Washington County School Board gave Superintendent Joseph Taylor the green light to draft a resolution to place the half-cent sales tax on the November ballot during their August 11 meeting.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Walton Sun

Traffic stop leads to large seizure of pills and cash

On August 8, 2014, Deputy Biernacki observed a green Buick Le Sabre traveling southbound on US Hwy 331 that was unable to maintain its lane and caused a semi-truck to run off the road almost causing an accident.

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Related Topix: Ebro, FL

Washington County News

Chipley PD request help finding suspect for fraud

Chipley Police Department is requesting public assistance in identifying a man responsible for credit card fraud on Aug. 8 at the Chipley Wal-Mart.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Washington County News

BOCC to hold called meeting

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners will hold a called meeting at 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11, in the Washington Commission Board Room, located at 1331 South Blvd. On the agenda are the following items: CHIPLEY - The Washington County Board of County Commissioners will hold a called meeting at 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11, in the Washington ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Washington County Health Officials Warn Against Dangerous Virus

The Florida Department of Health in Washington County are reporting two horses that have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Miami Herald

Politics changes, possum endures

From left: Mario Saavedra, Michael Saavedra and Antonio Balestena own Bullseye Powder Coating, which sand-blasts and coats metal surfaces such as car rims, fencing, patio furniture and more.

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Related Topix: Wausau, FL, Chipley, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, Mitt Romney

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Washington County News

Merry Acres bridge to be replaced

Chipley- The Florida Department of Transportation will replace the existing bridge with a box culvert on Merry Acres Drive over Helms Branch in Washington County beginning begin the week of Aug. 11. Other improvements include new guardrails, minor drainage, new pavement markings and signage.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Mon Aug 04, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Local Girl Sells Lemonade for Families in Need

While most middle schoolers are hanging out with friends or playing video games during summer break, one Washington County 6th grader was turning lemons into lemonade.

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Related Topix: Vacation Bible School

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