Agenda for Washington County BOCC meeting on Jan. 17th ……….

AGENDA WORKSHOP WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS January 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m., Commission Board Room 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428   I. PROCLAMATION A. Call to Order – Chairman B. Invocation/Pledge II. SPECIAL MEETING III. AGENDA ITEMS  Wellness Program – Robin Riley, Brown & Brown  Douglas Ferry Detour – Rod Adams,… Read More »

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway Jan. 19th at Ag Center in Chipley ……..

The Florida Forest Service Celebrates Arbor Day in Washington County with a Tree Give-Away   Washington County, FL –Arbor Day is a nationally recognized celebration to reflect on all that trees do for humanity. Trees produce thousands of products we use every day, while also producing oxygen, purifying water and providing habitat to many species. The… Read More »

Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing ……….

Florida’s 2018 Legislative Session is underway and already life-saving legislation to curb the national opioid crisis passed a key House committee. This week, HB 21 unanimously passed the House Health Quality Subcommittee. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Jim Boyd, aims to stop opioid addiction before it begins.  This bill limits the initial prescription pill… Read More »

Small Business Workshop set at Chipola College ………..

MARIANNA-Chipola College and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce invite students, staff, faculty and community members interested in learning more about small business resources to attend a lunch and learn meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11:30 a.m., in Building Z, Room 116 (Jackson Hall), on the Chipola campus.   The Small Business Workshop is free… Read More »

“Snowbird Day” Plans Set for Jan. 18 in DeFuniak Springs ………

Complimentary lunch and tours highlight 6th Annual Event DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. – City officials have finalized plans for the 6th annual “Snowbird Day” introducing seasonal visitors to discovering a part of America’s hidden history in the heart of the City’s historic district.  Visitors staying the winter season in Walton and surrounding counties are honored with a complimentary light… Read More »

Northwest Florida Water Management District to plant trees …….

HAVANA – Join the Northwest Florida Water Management District as it celebrates the planting of its 15 millionth longleaf pine tree.   The District annually plants thousands of longleaf tubelings as part of its efforts to protect the water resources across northwest Florida. This year, we will reach the 15 million milestone in those planting efforts.… Read More »

Green Industry classes being offered …….

Limited Pesticide Exam Review and Testing, January 30  This full day class serves as a review for Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) aka “Roundup License” and the Limited Lawn & Ornamental license exams. At the end of the day, exams will be available for these two licenses.  Class fee is $30 and includes lunch. Register online… Read More »

Keep Your Brain Fit ………..

(NAPSI)—While many strategies for “healthy aging” exist, recent evidence points to the important role of hearing health in maintaining the quality of life long-term. Better hearing starts in the brain. Your brain processes and interprets the sounds your ears receive. When you have hearing loss, your brain doesn’t get all the sound information it needs… Read More »

Obituary for McNeal Odom …………

McNeal Odom, age 77, of Chipley passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 13, 2018. He was born on November 5, 1940, in Geneva County, Alabama to Phillip Oneal Odom and Ibbie Lee Jenkins Odom. He came from humble beginnings, the third of nine children, he was the eldest son. He spent his… Read More »