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NEWS Washington County Wednesday, APRIL 3, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Annual Chamber Banquet set CHIPLEY — The Annual Washington County Chamber banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The theme is “Denim and Diamonds,” so brush off the sparkle jeans and come hear the Big River Bluegrass Band and enjoy a great menu and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and may be picked up at the Chamber Office or purchased online at For more information call 638-4157. w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m Chamber holds clay shooting competition | B1 Animal control topic of board discussion Greenhead private community asks for county help Leisure Lakes during Thursday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. Corbin was instructed by the board to meet with the Leisure Lakes Property Owners Association to discuss providing animal control services to the private comBy RANDAL SEYLER munity. Calls for assistance have 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT come from the Greenhead munity, but Corbin said the county CHIPLEY — Washington County has only responded to calls in gated Public Services Director David communities in cases of dangerous Corbin discussed animal control at animal reports. “We have no jurisdiction at Leisure Lakes except in emergency cases as defined by state statute,” Corbin said. “I don’t know if they want us to start handling all calls, or just on a case-by-case basis. Corbin said the association recently adopted the county’s policy for animal control. “We could get pretty deep in if we start trying to handle all their calls,” Corbin added. “It would be a good idea for David and the county to sit down and ‘HIDE AND SEEK FOR ADULTS’ Friends of the Washington County Library to hold monthly meeting CHIPLEY — The friends of the Washington County Library will be holding their monthly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Blue Lake Community Center in Chipley. The special guest this month will be Michael Lister. Author Michael Lister said “I will be speaking about my two recent novels, ‘Blood Sacrifice’ and ‘The Big Beyond.’ ‘Blood Sacrifice’ is the fifth book in my Chaplin John ‘Blood’ series and just won a Florida Book Award. The Big Beyond is the second book in my 1940’s Panama City P.I. series featuring Jimmy ‘Soldier’ Riley, who first appeared in the 2011 bestseller ‘The Big Goodbye.’” Lister’s work has been See BRIEFS A2 INDEX PHOTO BY RANDAL SEYLER | The News Park Service Specialist Scott Sweeney displays a geocache located at Falling Waters State Park in Chipley on Saturday. Sweeney discussed geocaching with the Tourism Development Council last week. TDC discusses adding geocaching to county activities By RANDAL SEYLER bring more visitors to Washington County. Tourism Development Council member Scott Sweeney inCHIPLEY — Described as “hide troduced the sport of geocachand seek for adults,” geocaching ing to the rest of the TDC memmight be an activity that could bers during the council’s March 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 25 meeting at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce in Chipley. “I was looking for ways to bring people into the area that See GEOCACHING A2 discuss with the property owners association what services they are seeking,” said County Attorney Jeff Goodman. Goodman said he thought the county should consider contracting those services and set a fee to cover the expenses involved in animal control. Corbin said it cost the county more than $38 per animal the county drops off at the shelter. “We need to decide if this is See ANIMAL CONTROL A2 Senator seeks money to investigate reform school TALLAHASSEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said on March 27 that he’s pursuing funding from a $3 million federal grant program to help identify buried remains at a defunct boys’ reform school in the Florida Panhandle. The grant money is meant for exhuming bodies and identifying them through DNA, the Democratic senator told reporters. Nelson said he was contacted by a brother of a boy who died at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. The senator said he knew the school well as a boy because his family would pass it as they drove to see relatives in the Panhandle. “It was kind of known, ‘You don’t want to be sent to the boys’ reform school,’” he said. Former students have alleged that physical and sexual abuse — and even wrongful deaths — occurred at the school. It opened in 1900 and closed in 2011. A building known as the “White House” was notorious for beatings. KoC donates $5,000 to West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center By CECILIA SPEARS Opinion .................................A4 Sports ...................................A7 Extra.....................................B1 Obituaries .............................B5 Classifieds ..........................B7-8 50¢ Volume 89, Number 101 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — The Knights of Columbus Council 10513, Infant of Prague, presented the West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center with a donation of $5,000 on March 27. “The Knights of Columbus are very much a supporter of the Pro Life movement from the very beginning,” said Mike DeRuntz, Grand Knight of Council 10513. “Organizations like the West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center are just so greatly appreciated.” The center is a part of the West Florida Baptist Association to provide free services to expecting mothers. Mary Ann Rockburn, center director, updated the Knights of Columbus members on the current progress of the center. “We’ve had 22 clients this year, totaling 944; five came to salvation, totaling 118; 24 new clients have Pre-Natal/Parenting, totaling 474; 19 new clients have taken Bible classes, totaling 394; four babies have been born this year and there are nine babies due,” See KOC A2 CECILIA SPEARS | The News Members of the Knights of Columbus presented the West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center with a donation of $5,000 on March 27. At the presentation were, from left, Trustee Tim Ivers, Recorder and Faithful Navigator Dallas Simmons, WFPFC Board Member Marlene Borst, Chairman Teresa Lowe, Board member Kristin Collins, Director Mary Ann Rockburn, KoC Financial Secretary Ron Gresham, Grand Knight, Council 10513 Mike DeRuntz, Treasurer of KoC Robert Dinkins, Chancellor of KoC Charles Guy, and Associational Missionary Barrett Lampp. Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT

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