Gov. Scott Convenes Florida Leaders to Work on Solutions to Keep Florida Students Safe ……………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week, Governor Scott said that he would be quickly organizing meetings with state and local leaders to discuss ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety improvements and keeping guns away from individuals struggling with mental illness. Tomorrow, February 20th, Governor… Read More »

Obituary for Ray Reynolds …………..

Ray Reynolds departed from his earthly life on Saturday, February 17, 2018, surrounded by family in Chipley, Florida. Ray was born on September 27, 1954, in Chipley, Florida to Willie Thomas and Bell (Hughes) Reynolds. Ray is predeceased by both parents; brothers: Shannon Reynolds, Lloyd Reynolds, John C. Reynolds, and Arlis Reynolds; and sisters: Annie… Read More »

Obituary for Joey Maxwell Faison …….

Mr. Joey Maxwell Faison, age 55, of Westville, Florida passed away February 15, 2018, at his home. He was born September 23, 1962, in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Joey was preceded in death by his father, Leon Maxwell Faison; his mother, Carrie Verlon Peterson Faison Weeks; one brother, Sammy Weeks; paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Jewel Faison;… Read More »

Homecoming Court announced for Chipola College ……….

Madison Kincaid was crowned Chipola College Homecoming Queen, and Tyre Myrick was crowned Mr. Chipola on Feb. 17.     Members of the Homecoming Court (shown above are, from left: sophomore Grace Wester of Grand Ridge, sophomore Destin Dawson of Dothan, sophomore Cristina Ramirez of Graceville, sophomore Jack Craven of Marianna, Homecoming Queen Madison Kincaid of Marianna, Mr. Chipola Tyre Myrick of Graceville, freshman Bailey Foxworth of Bonifay, freshman Brock… Read More »

Obituary for Mildred Long …………

Mildred “Sands” Long, age 79, passed from this life Friday, February 16, 2018, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida.   She was born in Moniac, Georgia on December 23, 1938, to James and Fannie “Crawford” Sands. Mildred worked as a Bus Driver for the Washington County School Board and was a member of… Read More »

Obituary for Travis Myerl Baxley ……….

Travis Myerl Baxley departed from his earthly life on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. Travis was born on July 24, 1975, in Bonifay, Florida to Rex and Mittie Myerl “Matthews” Baxley.   Travis is predeceased by both parents. Survivors include: spouse, Dana Baxley; son, Travis Myerl Baxley; daughters: Monique Baxley,… Read More »

Mondays with Pete: February 19, 2018 …………

Good morning; Today our nation pauses (I guess no one really pauses except banks and government offices.) to celebrate President’s Day, a day originally set aside to remember George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays.  These two regular men grew to greatness and shaped our country.    Washington led and motivated the revolutionary troops as our country fought for… Read More »

Do you know this person? …………………..

Washington County Historical Society trying to put a name with a face.   Dorothy Odom, president of the Washington County Historical Society is attempting to match a name with the photograph on display at the Historical Society Museum in downtown Chipley.     Apparently, the photograph was misidentified when it was placed on display and… Read More »


Florida gas prices drop 11 cents in 10 days TAMPA, Fla. (February 18, 2018) — Motorists are seeing steady declines at the gas pump. Florida gas prices declined the last 10 consecutive days for a total of 11 cents. During the past week, the state average dropped 8 cents. Sunday’s state average of $2.57 is 3 cents more than last month,… Read More »

‘Through With Chew Week’ runs thur Feb. 24th ……………..

Smokeless Tobacco Use Low, But Consistent – While Cigarette Use Declines, Smokeless Products Remain an Issue       Chipley, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Washington County, Washington County Tobacco Free Partnership and the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Program are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco – like chew… Read More »

Atrial Fibrillation: When The Heart Skips A Beat ………

(NAPSI)—Every heart has a built-in pacemaker that ensures it beats regularly. When that natural pacemaker doesn’t do its job, however, a person may experience an irregular heart rhythm, the most common and undertreated of which is atrial fibrillation (AF). This irregular heartbeat isn’t always noticeable at first but can cause chaos over time. Understanding AF… Read More »

Alford man dies in crash …….

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 68-year-old Terry Alfred Whitehead, of Alford, Florida died Saturday night in a crash on US 231 in Jackson County.   According to the FHP, Whitehead was driving a 2002 Toyota Tacoma in the outside southbound lane on US 231 when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve to… Read More »

Obituary for Rasheem Ferinando Harmon ………

Mr. Rasheem Ferinando Harmon, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in the UF Health Shands Hospital of Gainesville, Florida. He was 42 years old.   Rasheem was born on September 23, 1975 to Florence (Brown) Harmon and the late Joseph Harmon in Bonifay, Florida. He was… Read More »