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Local Government Economic Development Incentives Survey for FY 2015-16

2015-16 Local GovermentEconomic Development Incentives Survey


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Employment Opportunities

Position

Department

Closing Date

Starting Salary

Equipment Operator I Road Dept. Open until Filled $19,263/yr
Transfer Truck Driver Road Dept. Open until Filled $21,237/yr

Equipment Operator III

Road Dept. Open until Filled $22,299/yr
Equipment Operator IV Road Dept. Open until Filled $23,414/yr
Administrative Support II Tourist Development Council Feb. 13th, 2017 $19,263/yr

 

 


11/28/2016 11:14 AM
Commissioner Peacock Swearing in

Jim Peacock Sworn in as Commissioner District 5

Commissioner Peacock swearing in ceremony.


11/28/2016 11:08 AM
Kenneth Stephens

Commissioner Spires Presenting Kenneth Stephens with a plaque for his years of service to the county.


11/28/2016 10:58 AM
Years of service awards

County Years of service awards


08/23/2016 02:20 PM
Compass Lake in the Hills Budget

 

Compass Lake in the Hills Budget

 


08/18/2016 02:34 PM
Celebrating 30 years with Jackson County

Steve Croxton Jackson County Utilities Director


06/14/2016 12:02 PM
Active shooter preparedness - what can you do?

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The shootings in an Orlando nightclub this past weekend has left many wondering what can they do in an active shooter situation.

"First of all the reaction was shock. As we go through the years it seems like more of these are gonna happen," says Rodney Andreasen, the director of Jackson County Emergency Management. He has experience teaching anti-terrorism and professional military education. He also holds seminars on how to react in an active shooter situation.

"When you walk into a building, even though you come in that front exit don't count on that one single exit. You start looking around other exits," says Andreasen. "Walk them, walk to where you're gonna go."

Andreasen says the three P's are the key to survival: preparedness, preparation, and practicing. Many of his training sessions are for workplace situations. Looking around for different exits and finding objects that could be used as weapons are ideas that will give you options in an active shooter situation.


06/03/2016 08:30 AM
County wishes happy retirement to long time employee "Uncle" Lonnie Holden

Lonnie Holden retired today (June 1st) from the County Road depart as a Equipment Operator IV. Mr. Holden began his employment with the county in 1989. Lonnie had a Great work ethic, dedication to the job, and a positive attitude. He was an inspiration to all that worked with him.


05/27/2016 09:08 AM
Chipola Civic Association 2016 Responders of the Year

Click Here for Press Release from Jackson County Fire Rescue

From Left to right: Capt. Thomas Grice, Jackson County Fire Rescue (Retired); Capt. Josh Williams, Jackson County Fire Rescue;

Capt Brent Caraway, Marianna Fire Rescue; Officer Keith Baber, Florida Fish and Wildlife; Trooper Jeffrey O'pry, Florida Highway Patrol;

Deputy Jessica Weathersbee, Jackson County Sheriff's Office (Accepted by Lt. Kevin Arnold)


02/02/2017 08:30 AM
Legislative delegation meets, listens, explains
The Jackson County Commission meeting on Monday draws large crowd.

The crowd overflowed the Jackson County Commission Chambers on Monday to hear, make statements, and to question the Jackson County legislative delegation.  The meeting, scheduled for 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, began a bit late, but under the gavel of State Representative Brad Drake it proceeded in an orderly fashion.

The agenda began with Interim President of Chipola College Sarah Clemmons stating the case for support of that college’s baccalaureate degree program.  “We give students in our area an opportunity for several baccalaureate degrees, we do it efficiently, and we do it at less cost than major universities,” she explained.  

Next came Jim Dean, Marianna’s City Manager, who appealed for consideration for funds for Marianna’s proposed City Hall complex.  “We have raised thirty five percent of our needs.  We ask for consideration by the state in the upcoming budget to provide us the balance,” Dean said.

Brett Cyphers, Executive Director of Northwest Florida Water Management District, expressed his thanks for support of the District’s efforts, efforts that are vital to the future of the state in general and of the northwestern sector in particular.

County School Board member Stacey Goodson explained the status of the proposed K-8 school, planned for donated land off Caverns Road, “The school will replace buildings that are aged, are in bad traffic areas, and that will require, in the close future, extensive repairs.  We can show that the new construction will be safer for students and will provide cost effectiveness to the state and the county.” Newly elected Superintendent Larry Moore echoed the presentation.

Education official Shirl Williams spoke briefly of proposed changes to student assessments, and urged thoughtful review of any legislative efforts.

Attorney Nevin Zimmerman was called to the stand to review the status of the proposed incorporation of the Compass Lake in the Hills area. Three other citizens of that area spoke briefly, either pro or con.  Representative Drake then asked for any comments from the floor that did not pertain directly to the Compass Lake subject. 

At that time, Drake opened the discussion to those present who wished to speak, pro or con about Compass  When a couple of “boos” sounded from the audience after one presentation he cautioned attendees and suggested strongly that everyone respect the right to be heard.  

Drake then announced that it would be impossible for this year’s legislature to consider any legal change for Compass Lake or Compass Lake in the Hills.  “At least three state governmental departments must review any such proposed action before the Legislature can consider it.  The matter cannot meet this schedule for this year,” he said.

As the last act of the day, Representative Brad Drake and State Senator George Gainer tossed a coin to see who would be the recognized Jackson County 2017 Delegation Chair.  Drake, a person with close family ties to Jackson County, won the toss, and has officially assumed the mantle.  It should be noted that the coin in use was borrowed from Mrs. Phyllis Daniels, who had listened intently and silently throughout the proceedings, but thus contributed in a large way to the future of her county! It should also be noted that Mrs. Daniels had her quarter returned to her.

(The Publisher and the Staff of the Jackson County TIMES commends Representative Drake and Senator Gainer for holding this meeting, and commends those citizens that participated.)


01/18/2017 03:33 PM
Malone students shine in volunteer hours
Malone students shine in volunteer hours

Malone is blessed with some awesome students, and none more so than Cassie Brown and Jesse Wayne Harris.  They were recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for their hours and hours of volunteer work.  Brown and Harris were awarded in the teen division for their efforts during their sophomore year where they met the criteria with a minimum of 100 hours.

Brown completed 129 hours while Harris had 104 hours.  The award this year was in the Teen Division for hours worked during their sophomore year last school year.

Their junior year has been even busier with both students excelling at volunteer hours.  Brown has logged in over 400 hours with Harris over 300 hours.  Those hours have come from work with senior citizens in the area, including helping with their yardwork and gardens, work at Merryanna Mistletoe, tutoring, Northeast Jackson County Optimist Club, picking tomatoes to donate to a local food bank, wrapping presents for needy children, Santa Store helper, helping assemble and deliver furniture, working at the book fair, and serving at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Garden Gala. 

Both students are now working towards their President’s Volunteer Service Award in the Young Adult division. 

Criteria for receiving these awards is no easy task.  Awards are issued by an approved Certifying Organization.  Recipients of the award must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.  Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period (bronze, silver, or gold) or over the course of a lifetime (Lifetime Achievement).

Cassie and Jesse’s achievements do not stop with their volunteer hours.  Cassie has a weighted GPA of 4.16, is an active member of BETA, FFA, a varsity cheerleader, and first baseman on the Malone varsity softball team.

Jesse has a cumulative weighted GPA of 4.25, is actively involved with BETA, FFA, and has double duty as a pitcher and catcher on the Malone varsity baseball team.  

Awards are issued for volunteer service only.  The Award may not be used to recognize other contributors.  Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the Award.  

Cassie is the daughter of Jonny and Amy Brown.  Jesse is the son of Larry Joe and Linda Harris.  

Cassie Brown and Jesse Wayne Harris are to be commended for their excellence in the area of volunteer services while both are active in sports and cheer, as well as excelling in the classroom. 

Congratulations to these fine students and their parents.


01/18/2017 03:31 PM
Jackson County Schools stepping up efforts in minority hiring
Ronstance Pittman

Strides were made Monday with the Jackson County School Board in its effort to increase minority hiring in the school system.  Jackson County School NAACAP President Ronstance Pittman announced Monday at the annual Jackson County NAACP Martin Luther King Day breakfast that the school board is starting a new hiring procedure to bring more minority educators to Jackson County Schools.   The breakfast was held at Chipola College Arts Center.  

According to Pittman, the board will be hiring minority teachers on a 50/50 ration with white teachers who are hired.  Depending on the number of vacancies, half of those will be offered to qualified minorities along with the other half being offered to qualified white teachers.

Pittman was overjoyed when making the announcement, “That’s something that I had spoken to Mr. Moore about on Wednesday.  We met Wednesday and I basically proposed 50/50 hiring ratio on teachers and administrators being that as far as minority teachers are at 10% now which the population of the county is 27-29%, we are down 90% as far as the county ratio.  The diversity issue has been a topic of discussion between the community and the school district since February 2016.  The recruitment efforts by the school district started in July 2016.  Now that we are in January 2017, they have had enough time to gather resources to recruit qualified minority applicants if they have put forth the effort as they have stated.  Therefore, the 50/50 hiring ratio plan should be an achievable goal.” 

Superintendent of Schools Larry Moore said, “The vacancy has to be there, then we have to have an applicant pool that fits that vacancy as far as certifications requirements, qualifications, those kind of things.”


01/11/2017 04:27 PM
Mayor Gene Wright recognized by Florida League of Cities
Sharon  Berrian from Florida League of Cities presents Mayor Gene Wright with the John Land Years of Service award.

Tuesday night, Mayor Gene Wright was awarded the John Land Years of Service Award for 20 years of service to the Town of Malone.  

Wright was a city councilman for his first four years of service before being elected as mayor in 2000.  He has been mayor for 16 years.  

Wright is well known throughout Jackson County for his work in obtaining grants for improvements in the Town of Malone, as well as his work with the veterans of Jackson County.  He is a supporter of Malone Recreation and can be seen throughout the town and county as a spectator as sporting events involving the many levels of players from Malone.  

For the last two years, he has put together an event involving the arrival of Santa Claus portrayed by Wright at the VA Clinic in Marianna.  Staff and patients were given various items including smoke detectors, candy canes, and gift cards that were donated by various businesses called on by Wright to assist in making Christmas a little brighter.  

In the letter sent to Wright, it stated, “You should be very proud of this honor.”  

Wright was indeed proud, “I try to do the best job I can and look after the people of Malone.  We have a great community.”


01/11/2017 04:24 PM
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Judges assignments
Judge Elijah Smiley and Judge Christopher Patterson

Chief Judge Elijah Smiley has announced assignments of judges in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit effective April 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017.  

Those changes playing a role in Jackson County are the moving of Judge Shonna Young Gay to Bay Main Courthouse in Panama City from Jackson County.  Coming to Jackson County from Washington County will be Judge Christopher Patterson.  January 01, 2018 through July 1, 2019.

Effective April 01, 2017, Judge Michael Overstreet will be at the Bay Main Courthouse assigned to Administrative Criminal.  Judge James Fenson will be at the Bay Main Courthouse as will Judge Hentz McClellan.  Chief Judge Elijah Smiley will be at the Bay Main Courthouse, along with Brantley Clark and John L. Fishel.  Assigned to the Bay Juvenile Courthouse will be Peter Mallory and the new judge who replaces Judge William Wright who resigned in December 2016.  Judge Timothy Register will be assigned to the Washington County Courthouse.  


01/06/2017 08:48 AM
Sherry Brown leaves a legacy of service
Sherry Brown

Last week in the Jackson County Commissioners’ Meeting Room Sherry Brown, long-time tax collector, said good bye to her friends in a quiet reception, complete with finger foods, punch, and plenty of opportunities for her to remember and to talk, one-on-one.

Brown, a forty-year veteran of the tax collector’s office, related her pride in providing services to county citizens, services that often went beyond that strictly required by law.  “We have seen to it that the office is also a convenience to people, a place that they can come to and expect assistance in personal needs, like hunting and fishing licenses and permits required by state agencies, a one-stop office that saves them a few miles and perhaps some valuable time,” she  related.  “I am glad that we have moved in that direction during my time”.

The TIMES Publisher, Editor and Staff gives to Sherry A. Brown, Tax Collector, a hearty “Well Done” for operating an exemplary constitutional office for the people of Jackson County.


01/04/2017 12:14 PM
Jackson County's swearing in ceremonies
Mark Sims gets sworn in by Judge Brantley Clark

Mark Sims sworn in as third public defender 

Mark Sims stood with his longtime friend, Judge Brantley Clark for his official swearing in as only the third public defender in the 14th Judicial Circuit.  Sims replacing Herman Laramore who retired after 47 years of service.  

Sims made the trip to Panama City for the ceremony due to Clark’s trial schedule.  Sims has been with the Public Defender’s office since January of 2009, having been with the state attorney’s office prior to that.  Sims joined the state attorney’s office following graduation from the University of Miami Law School in 1995.

Sims acknowledges he is inheriting a great office and a great staff, “Herman has done a really good job, he has a well-oiled machine.  He has great attorneys.  Some are looking to retire soon and we will have to replace them but I am not looking to make any major changes.  I want to keep quality representation and be a good steward of tax payers’ dollars.”

 

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Clay Rooks takes over as Clerk of Jackson County Courts

Friends, family, and supporters gathered early Tuesday morning (7:30) to witness the changing of the guards.  After 20 years under the reign of Dale Guthrie, Jackson County has a new Clerk of the Court.  Clay Rooks ran unopposed for the office and officially took over Tuesday.  Gerald Gause had the duties of swearing in Rooks.  

Rooks welcomed and thanked everyone for attending and jokingly told his staff they would be given 30 minutes for their early arrival.  Rooks said, “I’d like to say thank you to everyone for coming in. I’ll make sure we get you a half hour. This is very important to me.  We have a couple of additions coming in.”  

In an interview Rooks said about running unopposed, “I had Ms. Dale behind me, my family, my dad (Buddy Rooks) who always treated people fairly, and the entire office here.  I am thankful for that.  I have learned from the best here.  And I know I have big shoes to fill.”

Rooks was hired by Guthrie 10 years ago, leaving what is now Grimsley and Company, PA.   Five years ago, Guthrie appointed Rooks as the Chief Deputy.  

Rooks is a 1979 graduate of Marianna High School, attended Chipola College, and received his degree in accounting from FSU in 1986.  He received his CPA license in 1990. 

Clay is married to Amy English Rooks, and they have three children.  Maggie Rooks is a graduate of University of Florida with a law degree, Clayte Rooks is a UF graduate and is in his third year of medical school at FSU, and Mattie Rooks is a seventh grade student at Marianna Middle School.  They reside in Marianna.  

 

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Rebecca Morris-Haid sworn in as Property Appraiser

Rebecca Morris-Haid officially became Jackson County’s Property Appraiser Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. as Judge Wade Mercer administered her the oath.  Morris-Haid won her first election bid over Robin Edenfield in August of 2016.  

Morris-Haid was surrounded by supporters, family, and friends as she was sworn in.

Morris-Haid’s campaign centered on her knowledge of the job due to her 12 years of hands-on experience working in every aspect of the property appraiser’s office.  

At her swearing in ceremony Tuesday morning, Morris-Haid was very emotional, “First of all, I would like to thank everyone for coming.  It is indeed an honor to be your property appraiser.  A long time ago, I didn’t know I was going to be here.  It was not in my original plans.  But I am here and so therefore, I will take care of the county to the best of my ability.  And with your help I will do what I can for the county.  I have had a wonderful teacher.  I am just thankful for all the help that I’ve had and I’m thankful for Ms. Cox and the things she has done for me. I would like to thank my family as well, I couldn’t have done it without them.”

 

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Mary Carol Murdock sworn in as Jackson County Tax Collector

Mary Carol Murdock stood before friends, family, and supporters as she was sworn in by Judge Wade Mercer Tuesday at 12 noon at the Jackson County Commissioners meeting room.  Murdock won her election bid over newcomer Denise Folds in the November 8, 2016 election.  

Following her election bid, Murdock said, “I am not taking this lightly, I consider this an honor and a privilege to be able to serve Jackson County.” 

At the swearing in ceremony Tuesday, Murdock thanked her family for their support, her friends, and supporters, “It is an honor to look out and see my many supporters, my family, friends, and co-workers.  I want to recognize my family as they were my biggest supporters.  I also want to recognize my staff.  They have to face a lot every day.  You never know who’s going to walk in the door but we are there to serve the people.  As I told them, we will offer service with a smile.”  

Mary Carol is married to Rusty Murdock and they have two grown daughters, Marcy Murdock who is a nurse at Jackson Hospital and Kyndal Murdock Schuler who is a physical therapy assistant with Kindred at Home.  They have one grandchild, Charley Schuler.  Mary Carol is the daughter of Jeanette Taylor and the late Rozell Taylor.

Murdock is a 1976 graduate of Malone High School and received her Associates of Applied Science Degree at Chipola College.  

 

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Sylvia Stephens returns for another term

Sylvia Stephens returned for another term as the Supervisor of Elections for Jackson County.  Tuesday morning before friends, supporters, and her office staff, Judge Wade Mercer made it official as he swore in Stephens to start her eighth term as supervisor of elections.  

Stephens recognized her staff and said without them she could not have been successful, “I have such a wonderful, God-fearing staff.  We are all Christians and we try to treat everybody like we want to be treated.”

 

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Lou Roberts takes oath for third term

Lou Roberts was the last of the newly elected or re-elected officials to take his oath of office Tuesday.  At 3:30 in the afternoon, the Jackson County courtroom was filled with family, friends, and supporters to witness judge Wade Mercer swear in Roberts.

Roberts took over as sheriff in November, 2007  before his official date was scheduled in January of 2008.  Roberts won his third election over Sneads Police Chief Burt McAlpin last August.

Following his ceremony, Roberts praised his staff, “I haven’t had a public swearing in for my staff recently and that will happen.  I can’t do this job with everyone’s help and I have a great staff, very dedicated.  And I’d like to thank my wife who has stood beside me through all of my decisions.”


12/28/2016 01:50 PM
Business News
Business News

Ribbon cutting officially opens Crosshairs

Thursday afternoon friends, family, and employees joined Bud and Desiree Baggett for the official ribbon cutting of Crosshairs of Marianna.  

Bud Baggett opened Crosshairs for business in June of this year but has since their initial opening, the business is already looking to expand due to customer demand.  

 Bud and Desiree Baggett are the owners of Crosshairs with the business being operated by Bud Baggett, Cody Gainer, and Andrew James.   

They offer a vast array of new and used guns, ammunition, optics and can order gun safes upon request.  They currently have over 100 ARs in stock.  Baggett says about his business, “We are just hometown boys with low overhead that equals low prices for our customers.  We offer competitive pricing and we are very knowledgeable about guns.”

Baggett was very open about his love of his new business, “When most kids were collecting baseball cards, I was collecting guns and it’s never changed.”

With hunting season in full swing, Crosshairs invites everyone to come check them out.  Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 9-5 and Saturday 9-3.

 

Roses coming to Marianna in 2017

Roses Stores, owned and operated by Variety Wholesalers, Inc., has announced the opening of a new Roses Express store in Marianna located at 4739 Highway 90. (The Oaks Shopping Center).  The Grand Opening is set for 2017.

Roses operates stores throughout the Southeast and beyond offering great products and prices at “Everyday Low Prices,” Off Price and Closeout Buys in apparel and shoes for the entire family, accessories, home furnishings and décor, toys, health and beauty products and other household needs.

In a press release, Wilson Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer for Variety Stores said, “Variety Wholesalers Inc. is proud to be a part of the Marianna community and is committed to providing customers with quality products at great prices.”  The new Roses Express store will bring 30 to 40 jobs to the area with most associates from the local neighborhood. 

 

 

Sun Trust Bank acquires property for expansion

SunTrust Bank is looking to expand in Marianna in 2017.  Plans are tentative and still in the planning stage but property has been acquired on Highway 71 South next to Burger King.  

Jason Gilmore, Branch Manager for SunTrust on Lafayette Street in Marianna confirmed the purchase of the land, “SunTrust has purchased some land on Highway 71.  It’s all in the preliminary stages right now.  SunTrust believes in Jackson County and this is another footprint for the bank.  There are no plans to close the downtown branch at this time.”  

SunTrust purchased what was Citizen’s State Bank in October of1998.  Citizen’s State Bank was first established January 05, 1904.


12/28/2016 01:47 PM
Chuck Hatcher address Rotary about Florida Parks Service
Chuck Hatcher address Rotary about Florida Parks Service

As a native Jackson Countian, Chuck Hatcher is no stranger to anyone who has ever visited any of the natural parks or recreational areas in the panhandle.  He was Director of Parks, Recreation and Recycling for Jackson County prior to taking the state level job of Assistant Director of the Florida State Parks’ District Office. 

Hatcher discussed the Florida Parks Service and its incredible accomplishments that it has achieved.  They are a three time Gold Medal Winner of the most outstanding Park Service in the nation.  Hatcher said, “We manage over 800,000 acres of land and manage over 100 miles of beaches.  We are also leaders in the Park Industry in Concession Operations and public private partnerships.  We generate $68.5 million in revenue and our operating budget is about $80 million.  We also have a $2.8 billion economic impact to the State of Florida. 

 Hatcher is responsible for the day to day operation of all 174 state parks and 1,500 staff and nearly 28,000 volunteers.  They also have over 80 CSO’s.   Hatcher says, “We have an awesome management team and even have another person from Jackson County, Jerri French, formerly Jerri Henderson, who is Program Coordinator in the Director’s Office.  She along with the other staff in central office are amazing.” 

Hatcher talked about the outstanding job that our park staff were able to accomplish during and after Hurricane Matthew, “We had over 29 strike teams that deployed during and after the storm.  Their job was to get the Florida State Parks back open for business.  Initially we had 95 parks closed the day before the storm that number dropped to 65 the morning of the storm, then to 35 that afternoon, then to 24 day after then to three on Monday.  We asked our staff “we don’t know where you will be going, we don’t know where you be sleeping, and we don’t know how long you will be gone. Who wants to volunteer”?  We had over 100 rangers and Park Managers volunteer to go.  That’s because of our “Ranger First” attitude. That is putting service over self! We had the red, white, and the blue teams.  We had the gold, silver, and bronze teams.  Then we had diamond and sapphire teams. I was so amazed at the dedication and leadership that we have in the Florida Park Service.  I told the group that I had been Ranger First all of my life, but just didn’t know it!  That is the way that I have lived my life and now I have a great organization that instills that with all of our 1,500 staff!  I said that I had the best job in Jackson County when I worked as Parks and Recycling Director for Jackson County!  Now I have the best job in the state as the Assistant Director for Field Operations for the Florida Parks Service.” 

In closing Hatcher talked about working alongside of Governor Rick Scott after Hurricane Hermine, “I had the opportunity to have a picture made with him.  I told him that I was the Assistant Director of the Florida Parks Service and he said that “he loved Florida State Parks and that he takes his grandkids there all of the time”.  He said “we have the best park system in the country.”  I respectfully disagreed with him and said “No, sir. We have the best parks service in the world.  If we are the best in the country that makes us the best in the world.”  He smiled and agreed.”


12/21/2016 04:37 PM
People’s South makes Christmas bright for seniors
Pictured are a couple of nursing home residents with Malone’s Jr. Beta member Kyan Holden,  People’s South Amy Dillard, and  Megan Davis.

People’s South banks across Florida, Georgia, and Alabama are well known for the contributions they make throughout their communities.  Their branches located here in Jackson County are no exception.  People’s South Bank as a whole decided this year when they became aware of the needs of senior citizens who have little or no families, and they wasted no time in putting steps in motion.

Amy Dillard from People’s Bank of Malone, engaged the help of not only the employees there, but their customers, and the Junior Beta Club at Malone School.  They began project shoebox for the elderly citizens.   Malone Junior Beta as well as some of the elementary classes jumped in with both feet to assist, making handmade cards for more than 200 boxes set for delivery.   Customers, employees, and Beta supporters from Malone School all took part in bringing in items for the ‘shoeboxes’.  The Junior Beta was on board with helping to pack and wrap the boxes when everything was gathered.

Tuesday evening, the People’s South sleigh began its rounds with the first stop at the Chipola Nursing Pavillion in Marianna.  Residents’ eyes lit up when they saw all the beautifully wrapped presents being brought in to the Pavillion lobby.  

Dillard was more than happy to take her time, along with her employees, “We have to take care of our elderly.  They are why we are here and some no longer have family.  That’s when it’s time for the community to step up and help out, most especially near the holidays.  We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this project.”

People’s South banks throughout the tri-state area delivered more than 2,500 Christmas shoe boxes to senior citizens.


02/02/2017 11:26 AM
Palmetto Trace residents voice concerns over development
As the road — initially known as Loop Road but recently renamed “Bay Parkway” — is poised to open, the St. Joe Co. applied to build up to 360 residential units on 36 acres, retail sales and personal services and a hotel on almost 10 acres, and leave 7 acres of open space.
02/01/2017 07:15 PM
Supreme Court to hear Turtles copyright case
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments April 6 in a copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by founding members of the 1960s rock group the Turtles against SiriusXM satellite radio.Flo & Eddie Inc. — a California-based company whose principals are Turtles vocalists Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan — filed the lawsuit in 2013 alleging copyright infringement involving music made prior to 1972. Flo & Eddie had won suits against SiriusXM in [...]
02/01/2017 07:09 PM
Police seek suspect in gas station hit-and-run
PARKER — The Parker Police Department is looking for a woman involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a news release.The crash happened Wednesday at a gas station at East U.S. 98 and South Highway 22A. Photographs being circulated depict a female suspected of driving the vehicle shopping inside the store shortly before the vehicle hit the gas pumps. The vehicle that hit the pumps was a dark-colored SUV. The collision caused about $25,000 damage to the [...]
02/01/2017 07:04 PM
Jackson man named habitual felony offender
MARIANNA — A Jackson County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison as a repeat felony offender after he battered a fellow inmate, the State Attorney's Office reported.On Tuesday, Circuit Judge Shonna Gay sentenced Adrian Lamar Graham, 31, to be a habitual felony offender. Gay then ordered that Graham be sentenced to the statutory maximum of 10 years in prison. Graham was tried and convicted in October 2016 for committing a battery on a correctional officer while in [...]
02/01/2017 07:03 PM
2 charged in child molestation case
PANAMA CITY — Authorities have arrested two people after receiving allegations of sexual molestation on a child, the Bay County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday.Rocky Allen Cook, 57, has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a victim under 12, and Shirley Tanner, 52, has been charged with child abuse, officials reported.On Jan. 30, a report was made to BCSO in reference to a juvenile telling a family member Cook had touched her on her genitals and [...]
02/01/2017 05:47 PM
Researchers: Chemicals found in fast food packaging
The study, published in the journal “Environmental Science & Technology Letters,” did not examine how much of the chemical migrated into food, though researchers noted other studies have found a transfer is possible.
02/01/2017 05:45 PM
Bay County seeks clarification on EPA freeze
County EPA-funded programs “are proceeding normally,” but local officials still want clarification on future federal funding.
02/01/2017 05:41 PM
4 reasons to 'test drive' an arts class
Jason Hedden, Visual and Performing Arts chairman at the college, said they try to line up these “test drive” days with district in-service training days, when students are off from school, as a way to get them in and possibly recruit them.
02/01/2017 05:40 PM
Roaches, expired oysters spur January citations in Bay County
In January, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) temporarily closed Old Mexico in Parker after seeing evidence of insect activity, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) charged the owner of Captain Hai's Fresh Seafood Market with three misdemeanors for allegedly having 4-year-old oysters on the premises.
02/01/2017 05:39 PM
PC Police training department's first K-9s in 4 years
It's been six years since the department had a K-9 service unit. New recruits Micco and Rocky will be trained in each.
02/01/2017 10:30 PM
Arnold rolls by Choctaw into region semis
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The ending of last season for Arnold couldn’t have been much more heartbreaking: a 2-1 double-overtime loss to Mosley in the district championship game followed by a 3-2 road loss to Choctawhatchee in the first round of the playoffs.Despite losing nine seniors from that team, this year’s Marlins have now avenged both losses and find themselves one more victory away from making school history. After beating Mosley for the District 3-2A [...]
02/01/2017 10:30 PM
Rams advance to region semis with 2OT win
SPRINGFIELD — The Rutherford boys soccer team went from underdog to overdog in the span of four days.Wednesday night at the Vera Shamplain Sports Complex the Rams had a difficult time playing that role against a Godby team they twice had dispatched rather easily during the regular season.Amiru Ndiaye Pipio scored the gamewinner for the second straight [...]
02/01/2017 10:30 PM
Lady 'Dores win again, GC men drop 6th straight
NICEVILLE — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team notched its fifth straight victory by beating Northwest Florida State 90-76 on Wednesday, while the Commodores’ men dropped their sixth straight with an 87-69 loss.With their victory, the Lady Commodores improved to 23-1 overall and 6-1 in Panhandle Conference play, while the Lady Raiders dropped to 14-7 and 1-5. The Gulf Coast men are now 1-6 in league competition and 15-9 overall, with the Raiders moving to 6-0 [...]
02/01/2017 10:29 PM
Isaac, No. 15 FSU blasts Miami 75-57
CORAL GABLES (AP) — Jonathan Isaac scored 15 points and No. 15 Florida State held Miami scoreless for more than 6½ minutes in the second half to snap a two-game skid by winning 75-57 on Wednesday night.Isaac shot 5 for 7 and added seven rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes. Dwayne Bacon also had 15 points, and Xavier Rathan-Mayes added 13, including three 3-pointers.The Seminoles (19-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost to [...]
02/01/2017 10:28 PM
Florida closes strong, adds 2 troubled recruits
GAINESVILLE — Florida’s recruiting class looked bleak a week ago, with the Gators falling as low as 31st in one ranking.But coach Jim McElwain closed with a flurry and ended up with a better-than-anticipated showing on national signing day.The Gators got 10 commitments in the last seven days — including defensive tackle Tadarrell Slaton, cornerback Christopher Henderson, defensive lineman Elijah Conliffe and defensive [...]
02/01/2017 06:15 PM
Miami’s new quarterback will have plenty of receiver talent
CORAL GABLES (AP) — Miami wanted speed in this recruiting class, and got plenty of it — on both sides of the ball.Wide receivers Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley Jr. were among the top gets for the Hurricanes on Wednesday, along with junior-college cornerback Jhavonte Dean and freshman Trajan Bandy. Miami also added plenty of help on the offensive line, and picked up two quarterbacks in Cade Weldon and N’Kosi Perry.Cade [...]
02/01/2017 06:00 PM
Hardrick headlines slow Signing Day for locals
Mosley’s Martavious Hardrick made his college choice official on Wednesday’s National Signing Day, inking his letter-of-intent to play football for Florida A&M.Hardrick, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound offensive and defensive lineman, played most of his career for the Dolphins on defense before starting at offensive tackle as a senior and playing both sides of the ball.His performance on offense led him to being named the Bay County Offensive Player of the Year for 2016, [...]
02/01/2017 05:59 PM
GC diamond squads gear for home openers
PANAMA CITY — Fresh from winning three games over the weekend to open the 2017 baseball season, Gulf Coast hosts St. John’s River 5 p.m. Thursday in its home opener at Frazier Field.The Commodores, 3-0, and the Vikings, 5-1 with five consecutive wins, begin play in the Visit Panama City Beach Kevin Miller Tournament, with Gulf Coast also scheduled to play single games on Friday and [...]
02/01/2017 05:59 PM
Johns named new coach at Wewahitchka
Wewahitchka named former Vernon, Blountstown, Baker, and Milton coach Bobby Johns its new head football coach Tuesday afternoon at the school. Johns replaces Loren Tillman, who recently accepted the same job at Rutherford. Johns will also serve as the school’s athletic director. His hiring will be official when he is approved by the Gulf County School Board on Feb. 7.Most recently, Johns had a successful two-year run at Vernon in which he finished 18-6 and won two District 2-1A [...]
02/01/2017 05:59 PM
Glover, West boost Edgewater gymnasts
Edgewater Gymnastics of Southport traveled to St. Augustine this past weekend for the inaugural Conquistador Classic.Edgewater gymnast Ivy Grace Kirvin scored one tenth lower than a perfect 10 on her bar routine with a 9.9 to win the bar title. Teammates Mackenzie Glover and Payton West won the all-around titles in the USAG competition.Edgewater results:Level 10 (age [...]
02/02/2017 03:14 PM
Mortgage Rates Thursday, Feb. 2: Lower Today; FHA Applications Plummet
Thirty-year fixed, 15-year fixed and 5/1 ARM rates were all lower today,  according to a NerdWallet  survey of current mortgage rates published by national lenders Thursday morning. As was widely anticipated, the…
02/02/2017 01:23 PM
No 'Jock Tax' for Patriots, Falcons at Super Bowl LI
Super Bowl LI doesn't kick off until Sunday afternoon, but tax experts already know that both the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be  winners. The NFL's postseason shares…
02/02/2017 07:00 AM
Understanding Collision and Comprehensive Insurance
Key takeaways Collision and comprehensive insurance pay for damage to your own car and car theft. They are usually sold as a package by car insurance companies. No state requires…
02/02/2017 12:40 PM
Trane Lynn Haven's 20th anniversary 'an awesome feat'
Trane's Lynn Haven plant first opened its doors Aug. 12, 1996, with 100 employees. Now, the company has grown to 950 employees working three assembly lines within a 360,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse.
02/01/2017 08:10 PM
Credit Scoring Changes May Smooth Path to Homeownership for Blacks
Imagine mortgage credit standards as a roadway, connecting lenders with potential borrowers who dream of owning a home. What in the mid-2000s was a wide-open superhighway with few barriers became,…
02/01/2017 05:50 PM
How Blacks Took Banking Into Their Own Hands
Many folks try to make a dollar out of 15 cents, but African Americans don't always take those nickels and dimes to a bank. More than 18% of African Americans…
02/01/2017 04:52 PM
6 charged with contracting without a license
WALTON COUNTY — A three-day operation recently led to six men being charged with contracting without a license.Walton County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted a joint operation focusing on unlicensed contractors Jan. 25-27. The operation began with a DBPR employee making contact with various suspects who were advertising services online. [...]
02/01/2017 04:52 PM
Meet Bat Bot, the new flying batlike drone
The bat robot flaps its wings for better aerial maneuvers, glides to save energy and dive bombs when needed, and authors of the study that revealed the robot said it would have been ideal for going inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
02/01/2017 03:41 PM
Florida court: Uber drivers are contractors
Uber, which hooks up drivers and riders through a smartphone app, requires drivers to sign a contract outlining the terms and conditions of its software platform and informing them they serve as independent contractors, not employees, Judge Thomas Logue wrote.
02/01/2017 03:11 PM
Mortgage Rates Wednesday, Feb. 1: Small Moves; Fed Decision Day; Crackdown on Kickbacks
Thirty-year and 15-year fixed mortgage rates stepped higher today, while 5/1 ARM rates sagged slightly,  according to a NerdWallet  survey of mortgage interest rates published by national lenders Wednesday morning. The Federal…
01/30/2017 04:07 PM
Jackson County Legislative Delegation meeting wraps at 3 p.m.pic.twitter.com/jqVQWYSTay

Jackson County Legislative Delegation meeting wraps at 3 p.m.


01/30/2017 02:41 PM
Nearly SRO crowd awaits start of Jackson County legislative delegation (@SenatorGainer @braddrake5) meeting, scheduled to start at 1:30.pic.twitter.com/R2hdAqG0xs

Nearly SRO crowd awaits start of Jackson County legislative delegation ( ) meeting, scheduled to start at 1:30.


01/27/2017 06:18 PM
Monday, January 30th, Holmes, Washington & Jackson County Legislative Delegation Meetings... https://www.facebook.com/SenatorGainer/posts/1145674022212074:0 …pic.twitter.com/gVkaPjEBWg

Monday, January 30th, Holmes, Washington & Jackson County Legislative Delegation Meetings... https://www.facebook.com/SenatorGainer/posts/1145674022212074:0 …


01/25/2017 06:35 PM
Special session to follow regular Jackson County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Feb. 14 http://www.jcfloridan.com/news/local/article_6efe810a-e327-11e6-8a83-172b1247f74b.html …

Special session to follow regular Jackson County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Feb. 14 http://www.jcfloridan.com/news/local/article_6efe810a-e327-11e6-8a83-172b1247f74b.html …


01/25/2017 06:17 PM
Mary Tyler Moore, star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" which helped revolutionize women on TV, has died. http://apne.ws/2kutvwv pic.twitter.com/Nd1uALBAE4

Mary Tyler Moore, star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" which helped revolutionize women on TV, has died. http://apne.ws/2kutvwv 


01/24/2017 07:26 PM
JCSO dispatch bugged out for safer ground in storm http://www.jcfloridan.com/news/local/article_3f76bdb2-e28c-11e6-8644-872f43ae8e94.html …pic.twitter.com/s9xWRqQ56g

JCSO dispatch bugged out for safer ground in storm http://www.jcfloridan.com/news/local/article_3f76bdb2-e28c-11e6-8644-872f43ae8e94.html …


01/22/2017 01:56 PM
Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Marianna FL, Chipley FL, Bonifay FL until 1:45 PM CSTpic.twitter.com/vwKbIxXubU

⚠️ Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Marianna FL, Chipley FL, Bonifay FL until 1:45 PM CST


01/22/2017 01:40 PM
Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Chipley FL, Bonifay FL, Graceville FL until 1:30 PM CSTpic.twitter.com/dayZyty6ir

⚠️ Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Chipley FL, Bonifay FL, Graceville FL until 1:30 PM CST


01/22/2017 06:46 AM
SPC will upgrade much of the area to a High Risk today. This is very rare and has only happened a handful of time in our area. https://twitter.com/NWSSPC/status/823132125994119169 …

SPC will upgrade much of the area to a High Risk today. This is very rare and has only happened a handful of time in our area. https://twitter.com/NWSSPC/status/823132125994119169 …


01/22/2017 01:24 AM
Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Chipley FL, Malone FL, Cottondale FL until 1:00 AM CSTpic.twitter.com/UUCrEqa98M

⚠️ Take Cover! Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Chipley FL, Malone FL, Cottondale FL until 1:00 AM CST


02/02/2017 09:06 AM
day 'til Alumni Weekend!! Check out the full schedule here: http://www.chipolaathletics.com/sports/bsb/2015-16/releases/alumniweekendpressrelease …

1️⃣ day 'til Alumni Weekend!! Check out the full schedule here: http://www.chipolaathletics.com/sports/bsb/2015-16/releases/alumniweekendpressrelease …


02/01/2017 07:50 PM
Softball goes 2-0 today after winning game two 9-0. #ChipolaNationpic.twitter.com/hZrzelG30t

Softball goes 2-0 today after winning game two 9-0.


02/01/2017 04:06 PM
Softball wins game one of the day vs. Alabama Southern.pic.twitter.com/HQr7ES28rM

Softball wins game one of the day vs. Alabama Southern.


02/01/2017 03:16 PM
Multiple ranked teams coming to town this weekend! https://twitter.com/chipola_bsb/status/826885995291430914 …

Multiple ranked teams coming to town this weekend! https://twitter.com/chipola_bsb/status/826885995291430914 …


02/01/2017 11:48 AM
Change that to 1-3 https://twitter.com/chipolasoftball/status/826834202863734784 …

Change that to 1-3 https://twitter.com/chipolasoftball/status/826834202863734784 …


01/31/2017 09:49 PM
Final: Chipola 86, TCC 78

Final: Chipola 86, TCC 78


01/31/2017 07:23 PM
We're 15 minutes from tip at TCC! : http://bit.ly/1RM2BqB  : 100.9 FM

We're 15 minutes from tip at TCC! 💻: http://bit.ly/1RM2BqB  📻: 100.9 FM


01/31/2017 07:18 PM
Final: Chipola 73, TCC 83

Final: Chipola 73, TCC 83


01/31/2017 05:35 PM
We're underway vs. TCC! : http://bit.ly/1RM2BqB  : 100.9 FM

We're underway vs. TCC! 💻: http://bit.ly/1RM2BqB  📻: 100.9 FM


01/31/2017 01:22 PM
It's game day! Tallahassee is the place to be as the Indians will be on the road facing TCC. Tip off is at 7:30 ET.pic.twitter.com/1ZoXrRUEsc

It's game day! Tallahassee is the place to be as the Indians will be on the road facing TCC. Tip off is at 7:30 ET.


01/27/2017 02:34 PM
Get the latest news in the Chipola This Week APP http://bit.ly/2kBUZfS 

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01/20/2017 05:14 PM
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01/19/2017 03:07 PM
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01/13/2017 03:30 PM
Get the latest news in the Chipola This Week APP http://bit.ly/2ilI2Kz 

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01/11/2017 11:39 AM
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01/10/2017 10:12 AM
Chipola Monthly January 2017 http://bit.ly/2j169gG 

Chipola Monthly January 2017 http://bit.ly/2j169gG 


01/04/2017 10:46 AM
Test Message :: This is a test of Chipola's Emergency Notification System. No action is required.

Test Message :: This is a test of Chipola's Emergency Notification System. No action is required.


12/09/2016 03:19 PM
Get the latest news in the Chipola This Week APP http://bit.ly/2gK6tfy 

Get the latest news in the Chipola This Week APP http://bit.ly/2gK6tfy 


12/08/2016 07:15 PM
Chipola to Offer EMT and CNA Classes http://bit.ly/2gGD06p 

Chipola to Offer EMT and CNA Classes http://bit.ly/2gGD06p 


12/08/2016 02:55 PM
ACE final exam reviews schedule http://bit.ly/2gfyOta pic.twitter.com/khXrq4f2e9

ACE final exam reviews schedule http://bit.ly/2gfyOta 


02/02/2017 02:53 PM
Marianna, FL Weather :: 77F Fair
77F Fair
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
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Tonight
Widespread dense fog after midnight. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
Friday
A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Widespread dense fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Light west wind becoming west northwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
02/02/2017 03:15 PM
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
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01/24/2017 02:45 PM
Weeping Ridge Falls at Torreya State Park in Liberty County, Florida
Florida may not be known for waterfalls but some real jewels are tucked away in the northern part of the state. Weeping Ridge Falls are often overlooked by visitors to stunning Torreya State Park, but the small waterfall was very pretty when we stopped by for a look today! Enjoy this video visit to the … Continue reading Weeping Ridge Falls at Torreya State Park in Liberty County, Florida
01/24/2017 11:00 AM
Apalachicola & Choctawhatchee Rivers at Flood Stage (Jan. 24, 2017)
  The crest is moving downstream on the Apalachicola, Chipola and Choctawhatchee Rivers as water from this weekend’s storms continues to flow into all three. (Scroll down the page for more photos!) Here are river conditions as of 3 p.m. this afternoon. Please note that forecasts can change. Apalachicola River at Chattahoochee FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT … Continue reading Apalachicola & Choctawhatchee Rivers at Flood Stage (Jan. 24, 2017)
01/17/2017 11:29 AM
Exploring the wreck of the paddlewheel boat Albany
The paddlewheel steamer Albany has been a landmark of Florida’s Apalachicola River for 90 years. Two Egg TV obtained special permission to visit her wreck for this story: A U.S. government snagboat, the Albany operated on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers from around 1928 until 1959. She was tied up and abandoned at Chattahoochee … Continue reading Exploring the wreck of the paddlewheel boat Albany
01/14/2017 07:40 PM
Angus Gholson Nature Park in Chattahoochee, Florida
The Angus Gholson Nature Park in Chattahoochee is home to a remarkable system of hiking trails that take you along the magnificent bluffs and ravines of the upper Apalachicola River. The park is located just off Morgan Avenue in Chattahoochee and offers picnicking and restrooms in addition to the beautiful trails. These unique formations are … Continue reading Angus Gholson Nature Park in Chattahoochee, Florida
01/14/2017 07:43 AM
Curry Ferry Landing: Revolutionary War crossing point in Holmes County, Florida
Curry Ferry Landing is a boat launch on the Choctawhatchee River in Holmes County, Florida… but it is also much more! The ferry was in use before the American Revolution and was used by British troops during that conflict. Click play to watch this fascinating story: If you enjoyed the story of Curry Ferry Landing, … Continue reading Curry Ferry Landing: Revolutionary War crossing point in Holmes County, Florida
01/11/2017 01:28 PM
What is Two Egg TV and how do I watch it?
What is Two Egg TV and how do I watch it? That is a popular question these days and here is the answer! Two Egg TV is a multi-platform television and programming source that is headquartered near the quaint little community of Two Egg, Florida. Our focus is “off the beaten path” travel, history and … Continue reading What is Two Egg TV and how do I watch it?
01/07/2017 08:35 AM
More flood photos from Chattahoochee, Florida
Here are some additional photos of the January 2017 flooding on the Chipola and Apalachicola Rivers as well as Lake Seminole:   Add Two Egg TV to your Roku for free! Just search for “Two Egg TV” from your Roku device and click add.
01/06/2017 06:28 PM
Overnight River Level Updates – 1/7/2017
OVERNIGHT UPDATE (1/7/2017) More rain is falling across the area but it is too soon to know what impact it might have on river levels. The Choctawhatchee had crested at Pittman and Caryville, the Chipola had crested at Marianna and the Apalachicola had crested at Chattahoochee but that was before the overnight rains. Here are … Continue reading Overnight River Level Updates – 1/7/2017
01/06/2017 11:30 AM
Flood Photos from Chattahoochee, Marianna, Bellamy Bridge & Lake Seminole
Here are some photos of the January flood of 2017 from Lake Seminole, Marianna, Bellamy Bridge and Chattahoochee:
01/01/2017 11:29 AM
The Pensacola – St. Augustine Road: A remarkable journey down Highway 2 in the Florida Panhandle
The Pensacola – St. Augustine Road was the first road connecting the two historic capitals of Florida during the Colonial era. In this special feature, Two Egg TV’s Rachael Conrad searches for traces of the historic trail and finds much more than expected! Add Two Egg TV to your Roku for free! Just search for … Continue reading The Pensacola – St. Augustine Road: A remarkable journey down Highway 2 in the Florida Panhandle
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
02/02/2017 - 89th Annual Chamber Banquet
The community event of the year is the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.  Help celebrate the successes of the past year, share our vision for the future, and enjoy a keynote address from Quint Studer, one of the most respected business leaders in  Florida. This event format is a sit-down dinner with a networking reception. Join us as we pass the gavel and celebrate the companies and volunteers who partner with us to be the voice of business, create jobs, and help our members thrive.
 
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02/28/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
Monthly Meeting of Chamber Ambassadors
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03/28/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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04/25/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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05/23/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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06/27/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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07/25/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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08/22/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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09/26/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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10/24/2017 - Chamber Ambassador Meeting
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12/09/2017 - Sneads Parade and Tree Lighting Festival
Sneads Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Festival. Santa, Entertainment, Vendors, Free Hot Dogs and Hot Chocolate, Games for the Children. Time schedule is forthcoming.
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
12/08/2017 - Grand Ridge Christmas Parade and Festival
You are invited to participate in the Grand Ridge Christmas Parade sponsored by the Town of Grand Ridge. There are no entry fees for units that want to participate. We would like for all businesses, churches, schools, individuals, and any other organizations to be involved in our parade this year. The parade will start at Hall Street (next to the Town Hall) and turn East on Florida Street. It will end at John Thomas Porter Park (see map). We are hoping that everyone will gather for the Festival afterwards. The festival starts immediately after the parade. Santa Clause will be taking the children’s Christmas lists and handing out goodie bags to all the girls and boys. So make sure you bring your camera. The Town will be serving hot dogs and chili. We will have some special activities and games for the kids. NOTE: You are allowed to throw candy during the parade. You may mail or fax your entry form as needed, but a form must be completed in order to participate in the parade. You must also call Town Hall at (850) 592-4621 to obtain your entry number prior to the parade. All entries are due by November 30, 2017. All late entries will be placed at the end of the parade in front of Santa Clause.
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
10/28/2017 - Sunland Fall Festival
The festival begins at 9 a.m. with a huge parade through the Sunland grounds and Environmental Park. Entertainment, provided by local artists and musicians, continues throughout the day on three stages located throughout the park. Featured are more than 100 arts and crafts booths, and a wide variety of food vendors offering delectable choices to please everyone’s appetite.
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
09/23/2017 - Jacob City Day
Annual Jacob City Day This is an event where we recognize the Citizens of Jacob City. Festivities begin . with a ½ mile parade along Main Street ending at the Jacob City Park. Anyone desiring to be in the parade will need to contact the Jacob City Hall at (850) 263-6636. We have registration for door prizes and an agenda including a guest speaker and recognition of local politicians, special guests, food provided by local vendors and DJ for your entertainment. Come out and enjoy the fun.
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09/23/2017 - Jacob City Day
This is an annual event, in which we honor our citizens and would like you to be a part of it. Whether, you choose to come out and participate in the parade, the various activities throughout the day or just too simply fellowship with people from all around, we would be honored by your presence.
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
08/17/2017 - Back the Badge
Event honoring First Responders in Jackson County.
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06/03/2017 - Shootout on Lake Seminole
Third Annual boat races at Sneads Park on Lake Seminole. Actual start and finish times for races will be forthcoming.
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
05/25/2017 - Marianna High School Graduation

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05/25/2017 - Malone High School Graduation

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05/25/2017 - Hope School Graduation

02/02/2017 03:39 PM
02/02/2017 - 89th Annual Chamber Banquet
The community event of the year is the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.  Help celebrate the successes of the past year, share our vision for the future, and enjoy a keynote address from Quint Studer, one of the most respected business leaders in  Florida. This event format is a sit-down dinner with a networking reception. Join us as we pass the gavel and celebrate the companies and volunteers who partner with us to be the voice of business, create jobs, and help our members thrive.
 
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
02/02/2017 - Lakeside Echo
Musical competition between dorms.
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02/03/2017 - Chipola Baseball's Alumni Weeked

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02/04/2017 - The Hoppers Concert
One of America’s favorite families of gospel music, The Hoppers, continue to receive recognition and awards for a lifetime of sharing the gospel through music. Over the years, the accolades include Favorite Mixed Group, Favorite Soprano, Favorite Female Vocalist, Soprano Singer of the Year, and the Singing News Fan Awards for Favorite Soprano and Favorite Female Singer. The Hoppers have also been popular guest performers on the Gaither Homecoming Tour and the audience always receives a blessing when they appear on the program.
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02/06/2017 - NE Jackson County Optimist Club

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02/08/2017 - Marianna Rotary Club

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02/10/2017 - Chipola Softball FPU Tournament
FPU Tournament - 18 Teams
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02/10/2017 - Night to Shine
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On one night, February 10, 2017, churches from around the world will host Night to Shine for thousands of honored guests and we want you to be a part of it!
02/02/2017 03:39 PM
02/15/2017 - Marianna Rotary Club

02/02/2017 03:39 PM
02/17/2017 - Habitat for Humanity "Hard Hats and High Heels Gala"

01/30/2017 10:47 PM
Two Arrested in Connection to Jackson County Robbery

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said that two men have been arrested after they robbed an Indian Springs home. They said that on Friday around 11:25 a.m., they got a call about a house burglary in progress in the Indian Springs Subdivision.


01/30/2017 06:15 PM
Lane Regional Medical Center taps Florida hospital leader and Army veteran as its next CEO

After a five month search, Lane Regional Medical Center has a selected a new chief executive officer to succeed CEO Randy Olson, who is retiring after nearly 14 years with the hospital to spend more time with his family. Larry Meese-who has served as CEO of Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida, for the past eight years-has been unanimously selected by the hospital's board of directors to lead Lane as its next CEO, the hospital announced today.


01/25/2017 12:59 PM
Lawmen investigating fatal shooting by juvenile

Authorities are looking at whether a juvenile used justifiable force in a deadly apartment shooting that appears to have spawned out of a domestic altercation among family members, officials reported. The investigation into the shooting death of 46-year-old Clifford Johnson continued Tuesday as authorities processed evidence from the scene.


01/22/2017 01:13 PM
Shooting at Three Rivers Apartments in Marianna

On 01/21/2017 at approx. 8:20 p.m. Officers with the Marianna Police Department were dispatched to 3070 Carters Mill Rd D building to assist Emergency Medical personnel with crowd control in reference to a down subject being transported.


01/11/2017 09:54 PM
Arrest Made after Domestic Altercation

On 12/03/2016 Officers with the Marianna Police Department responded to 4473 Fairfax Road in reference to a domestic altercation. When officers arrived they could hear people yelling inside of the residence.


01/11/2017 05:00 PM
Marianna Woman Arrested on Multiple Charges

On January 10, 2017, a Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy observed a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban traveling west on Hwy 90 near Grand Ridge. The vehicle appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed and was unable to maintain a single lane.


01/10/2017 09:55 PM
Good Samaritans save woman from burning car

The Florida Highway Patrol has reported an act of heroism where two Good Samaritans saved a Tallahassee woman from a burning car following a crash that killed the driver.


01/10/2017 05:05 PM
Menckeberg challenges conviction

A Chipley man currently serving two years in prison for six counts of healthcare related fraud is challenging his conviction. Eon L. Menckeberg, 56, was sentenced last May and ordered to pay $268,135.10 in restitution to Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley and $122,184.38 in restitution to Jackson Hospital in Marianna after a jury found him guilty of presenting false insurance documents related to care he received at both hospitals.


01/05/2017 03:06 AM
Judicial nominating committee announces process

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit's Judicial Nominating Commission, pursuant to a request from Gov. Rick Scott, and through Chairman Waylon Graham, announced last week the process concerning the taking and reviewing of applications from members of the Florida Bar who are interested in applying for the vacancy recently created when Circuit Judge William Wright of Marianna retired. All those interested in applying for this vacancy should complete the appropriate application that may be downloaded from the Florida Bar's or the Governor's website and then provide the original, along with seven copies and a CD-R containing the application, to the Law Office of Waylon Graham, located at 537 Harmon Ave. in Panama City, FL 32401.


01/31/2017 12:03 AM
Two Arrested in Connection to Jackson County Robbery

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said that two men have been arrested after they robbed an Indian Springs home. They said that on Friday around 11:25 a.m., they got a call about a house burglary in progress in the Indian Springs Subdivision.


01/24/2017 05:04 PM
Bonifay mulls marijuana, hires new attorney

BONIFAY – The City of Bonifay followed the lead of a growing number of Florida municipalities by agreeing to adopt a moratorium on Amendment 2 when city council met Monday in regular session. The amendment allows for medical marijuana to be prescribed to patients with "debilitating medical conditions," such as cancer and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder .


01/22/2017 01:05 PM
Shooting at Three Rivers Apartments in Marianna

On 01/21/2017 at approx. 8:20 p.m. Officers with the Marianna Police Department were dispatched to 3070 Carters Mill Rd D building to assist Emergency Medical personnel with crowd control in reference to a down subject being transported.


01/19/2017 06:37 PM
Old Cold Case in Jackson County Getting a Fresh Set of Eyes

A double murder that occurred in Jackson County is still unsolved, and some residents feel the incident has been forgotten. Robert and Kathleen McRae were found shot to death in the kitchen of their Graceville home.


01/13/2017 10:01 AM
Chipley Man Arrested on Multiple Charges

On the morning of October 3, 2016 several Graceville area residents awoke to discover their vehicles had been burglarized throughout the night. Taken during the course of the burglaries were firearms, money, stereos, sunglasses and additional personal items belonging to the victims.


01/11/2017 10:08 PM
Sex Offender Fails to Register and Lands in Jail

On 12-9-16 the Sex Offender Compliance Division of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office initiated an investigation into a report that a locally registered sex offender, Jason Caden Porter, had moved from his registered address in Marianna to the Cottondale area without reporting the change of address. A warrant was obtained for Porter's arrest on 12-16-16 and he was arrested on 12-20-16 at his workplace without incident.


01/11/2017 05:04 PM
Marianna Woman Arrested on Multiple Charges

On January 10, 2017, a Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy observed a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban traveling west on Hwy 90 near Grand Ridge. The vehicle appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed and was unable to maintain a single lane.


01/10/2017 07:38 PM
Good Samaritans save woman from burning car

The Florida Highway Patrol has reported an act of heroism where two Good Samaritans saved a Tallahassee woman from a burning car following a crash that killed the driver.