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WEEKEND Washington County News Saturday, MAY 11, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF WHTC hosts ‘Battle of the Bands’ CHIPLEY — The Washington-Holmes Technical Center will host Battle of the Bands from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the old Chipley High School auditorium. Sixteen bands will compete for the title, and bands are still being sought to participate. The event is a fundraiser for the SkillsUSA program. The cost to compete is $50 per band to enter, and the winner will receive a professional recording session in the technical center’s digital studio. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children younger than 13. For more information, contact Stephanie Halley at 638-1180 ext. 303 or email stephanie.halley@ w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m Garden therapy helps nursing center residents A2 50¢ Volume 90, Number 8 WASHINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Planner presents Land Use Map By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — Senior Planner Mike DeRuntz presented the Future Land Use Map and a number of amendment requests by landowners to the Washington County Planning Commission on Tuesday. “These property owners would like to see changes to their properties, and although we have discussed these in workshops, we need a motion from the board before we can do anything,â€? DeRuntz said. Most of the properties are small areas, ranging from 1.07 to 5.13 acres, seeking usage changes from agricultural/silvicultural to either commercial or low/ medium density residential. Three of the requests are for parcels of 160, 160 and 237 acres. DeRuntz said the landowners had requested that as the county’s map was being updated, the usages of their properties be changed to reflect their requests. Typically a property owner goes before the commission and requests the usage to be changed, and pays a fee of $750 to $1,500 depending on the size of the parcel, DeRuntz said. In 2012, DeRuntz held six public hearings at different locations around the county, and that is where he received input from landowners. “We were just given the requests to take into consideration,â€? DeRuntz said. “It doesn’t mean we have to change them.â€? Commissioner Tonya Pippin, serving as chairwoman at her last meeting as a commissioner, said she was concerned with changing the usage without following the proper procedure. “I feel like if we do this, then we should request that See MAP A2 102 YEARS YOUNG Postal Service Food Drive today See BRIEFS A2 "" !         Get your free copy now INSIDE INDEX Faith .....................................A4 Classifieds .............................A5 RANDAL SEYLER | The News Virginia Bowers celebrated her 102nd birthday Thursday at Northwest Florida Community Hospital with friends and staff. Mrs. Bowers was born May 12, 1911, and she has one surviving son, Dr. Ronald Bowers of Clearwater. Chipley Farmers Market opens Thursday Special to the News CHIPLEY — The Chipley Farmers Market will return this week, starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday. The Chipley Farmers Market is opening up again for its spring season, featuring fresh Squash, English Peas, Field Peas, New Potatoes and more. More items will be available as the season progresses. The Farmers Market motto is “Fresh Produce From Local Farmers,â€? and is located at the “train depotâ€? farmers market building, next to the Washington County Historical Society. Vendors must sell locally produced products or be a local business or charitable organization. According to the market preparation, preservation, labeling or safety of products offered for sale at the market. Vendors are liable for their own products. The market is located at 685 7th Street between Highway 90 and the Amtrak Station. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The market is also looking for additional vendors. If interested, please contact Wade Jackson, market manager, at 638-4749. For further information and to obtain a free growers permit or market rules please contact the Washington County Extension Service at 638-6180 and ask for Matthew or Nikki. Chipley falls to Liberty County in state semifinal By PAT McCANN 747-5068 | @patmccan Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 rules, producers may sell farm and food products including (but not limited to): fruit, vegetables, dairy, cut flowers, plants, cheese, cider, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, canned goods and baked goods. It is the responsibility of each producer to abide by all state and federal regulations which governs the production, harvest, VERO BEACH — One day into its first trip to a state Final Four in softball, Liberty County is one day away from its first state championship. The Bulldogs, 24-3, took control early and eliminated T. DeWitt Taylor 14-3 on Wednesday to advance to the finals this morning against defending state champion Lafayette. The Mayo school, 22-5, began the semifinal round by eliminating Chipley 5-1 earlier Wednesday morning. The championship game is a rematch of the state finals in volleyball, won by Lafayette. “It’s crazy, everything has worked out like it did in volleyball,â€? Bulldogs coach Jennifer Sewell said. “We beat Taylor (to get to Happy TreaT mom special! Mother’s Day the finals) and then played Lafayette.â€? Chelsea Gowan had four hits and three runs batted in to pace a 17-hit Liberty County attack in the Bulldogs’ run-rule triumph in five innings. “Everybody in the lineup had at least one base hit,â€? Sewell said. “Carly Sapp had a leadoff stand-up triple that was big. Our whole thing is that we wanted to jump on them early.â€? Sapp added three hits and Ashley Sikes had two hits and two RBIs in support of winning pitcher Kayla Johnson. Liberty County pounced early with three runs in the first inning. A five-run third opened a cushion and the Bulldogs made sure of advancing with six more runs in the fourth inning. Johnson struck out eight while See CHIPLEY A2 From the Associates of Store 2114 Chipley • 638-2243 5016818 CHIPLEY — The annual U.S. Postal Service Food Drive is today. Help families in need in the community by placing non-perishable food items on or in your mailbox today for your mail carrier to take to local food banks. Collection bins will also be in the Chipley and Wausau Post Offices this week for anyone wishing to take food directly to the Post Office.

Washington County News Weekend 5-11

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