Florida gas prices face upward pressure …………

TAMPA, Fla. (January 16, 2018) — Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week. However, Florida gas prices are holding steady, but there is upward pressure on prices at the pump.  “Gas prices have yet to travel south for the winter, thanks in large part to a strong oil market,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman,… Read More »

Health & Wellness Alerts from UC Berkeley School of Public Health ……….

  Week in Review    Hypertension and Stroke The New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Important Highlights Late last fall, long-awaited revised guidelines about high blood pressure from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) lowered the cutoffs defining hypertension and thus greatly expanded the number of Americans who officially have the condition—from 72… Read More »

Chipola Artist Series welcoming one-of-a-kind Pianist Jan. 18th ………

 MARIANNA-The Chipola Artist Series welcomes piano extraordinaire Jason Farnham, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. In describing Farnham, one writer said, “Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven on steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason… Read More »

Chipola invites Queens and Mr. Chipola winners to Homecoming ………..

MARIANNA—Chipola College Homecoming 2018 is set for Saturday, Feb. 17.   All Chipola Homecoming Queens and Mr. Chipola winners from the college’s 70-year history will be introduced during the game. Chipola’s first Homecoming Queen, Mertice Register Bradley (1948) is expected to attend, as well as the 2017 Queen, Maddy Christmas and 2017 Mr. Chipola, Teon… Read More »

Report Quail and other Wildlife sightings ………….

Northern Bobwhite Quail Sightings Purpose of this Survey: Bobwhite quail occur in Florida but are rarely observed in the wild. Populations of bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) are in decline. Over the past 50 years, the bobwhite quail population in Florida has declined by approximately 82 percent. The decline in the number of quail is due… Read More »

Spanish Trail Playhouse announces cast for ‘On Golden Pond’

Chipley, FL (January 15, 2018)—The Spanish Trail Playhouse is currently in full rehearsals for their spring production, On Golden Pond.  Following two successful evenings of auditions, Director Kevin Russell cast the following individuals: Steve Mason as Norman Thayer Jr., Mil Cox as Ethel Thayer, Calvin Booth as Charlie Martin, Teresa Barfield as Chelsea Thayer Wayne, Bryce Etheridge as Billy… Read More »

Viewpoint from the League of Women Voters ……….

Viewpoint: What Can We Do Now For His Dream? Cecile Scoon, Esq. Second Vice President LWV of Florida As we make our New Year’s resolutions and measure how we have done on the prior year’s resolutions, we also celebrate January as the birth date of a great man who had high hopes and new resolutions… Read More »

Mondays with Pete: January 15, 2017

Good day; Smoke from a controlled burn in a forest somewhere north of the bay spread across the calm water like a stinky blanket that had been close to a campfire for a couple of days. My eyes watered and my nose ran a little as I crossed the bridge that rose above the smoke… Read More »

Severe Weather Watch & Warning Issued For Washington County, Florida

The US Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert for Washington County, Florida. Light snow or snow flurries are possible Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, with little to no impact expected. Very cold temperatures are expected Tuesday night through Thursday night. An Arctic cold front will move across the area late Tuesday into… Read More »