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WEEKEND Washington County News Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m By RANDAL SEYLER CARYVILLE — The Straight Shooters will be live and in person from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Caryville Flea Market. ‘Flea Across Florida’ today CHIPLEY — Flea Across Florida the longest yard sale in the state of Florida will be coming through Washington and Holmes County today along Highway 90. The yard sale stretches from Live Oak 272 miles to Pensacola, and includes vendors in Chipley and Bonifay. VHS Class of 1978 VERNON — The Vernon High School graduating class of 1978 will be meeting to continue making plans for the 35th Class Reunion at 6 p.m. today at Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church Fellowship Hall across from Vernon Elementary School. If you have any contact information on Donna Cook, Minnie Marie Harden, Leonard Mineer, Timothy See BRIEFS A2 "" !         Get your free copy now 50¢ Volume 90, Number 44 Grants sought for parks improvement 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Straight Shooters Faith Events A4 WAUSAU — The Wausau Town Council voted Thursday to seek two $200,000 grants for improvements to two city parks. David Fox of Fred Fox Enterprises presented the proposals to the council, including the repairs and improvements the town’s recreation committee would like to see completed with the grant funds. The grants are Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grants, Fox said. “This isn’t going to cost the city anything, is it?â€? Mayor B.J. Phillips asked. “The city qualifies for these grants, and there is no matching money required,â€? Fox told the council. The deadline for submission of applications is Sept. 30 and the town will know if they will receive the grants mid-2014, Fox said. One $200,000 grant would be used to improve the Dalton Carter Recreation Center, also known as the Possum Palace, where the city would like to resurface the parking lot, renovate the tennis courts, picnic facilities, basketball courts and restrooms, add an exercise trail, upgrade the camping area, and add additional playground equipment among other improvements. The other $200,000 would go toward improvements at George Rogers Park, where the city hopes to renovate the playground, enhance the handicapped parking area, and renovate the restrooms, picnic facilities and baseball field. The recreation committee would also like to add additional play- ground equipment, a basketball court, additional parking at the Skateboard Park, an exercise trail and a covered picnic facility, as well as expand the Skateboard Park. “George Rogers Park was a complete washout,â€? Phillips said. During the recent flooding episodes in Washington County, much of the baseball field was washed away, and one of the park fences nearly collapsed. The council voted to allow Fred Fox Enterprises to pursue the See WAUSAU A2 Caryville works toward water park By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT CARYVILLE — The Caryville Town Council approved a pair of resolutions to seek grants to fund a water park and to bring the town’s water tower to state standards during their Sept. 10 meeting. “The water park will be built across from Hodges Park and will be called Hodges Park number two,â€? said Town President Henry Chambers. “We’ll have a special meeting soon to let the grant writer explain the terms and conditions for these grants.â€? The council approved of charging people $25 to park overnight at the Caryville Flea Market after Paron Beeco, supervisor of Caryville Flea Market, explained that all was ready for the weekend’s Flea Across Florida event, which is a flea market event on Sept. 13 and 14 stretching 272 miles from Live Oak to Pensacola held on State Road 90. “We’ve got door prizes, pony rides and live entertainment,â€? said Beeco. “We’ve got some interested in parking because this is a pretty good half-way point on the route to and from Live Oak and Pensacola.â€? Chambers reminded everyone to be thinking of ideas for fundraisers so that the town can replace the roof on the Caryville Civic Center. “Also, if you could, when cats CECILIA SPEARS | The News Caryville Town Council approves of Resolutions 13-001 and 13-002 to seek grant funds for a water park and to bring the town’s water tower to state standards during their Sept. 10 meeting. go through the garbage cans, please take the time to pick it up,â€? said Chambers. Town Attorney Lyndia Spears gave an update in regards to a bill received in the amount of $16,510. The council approved of Spears sending a letter of dispute and request of proof of documentation in reply to a con- tractor that sent the bill during the council’s June 11 meeting. Spears explained that the town received two grants of $20,000 to build Hodges and Sellers Park in Caryville in 2010. “This was before my time but as I understand it one of the parks went over budget,â€? said Spears. “However the town had paid off the over amount, which was quit a bit over $20,000. This bill says that the town owes a principle amount of $16,510 but fails to provide documentation, which is why I strongly advise the town dispute the bill.â€? Spears said that the contractor still has yet to provide documentation. See WATER PARK A2 INSIDE Council discusses flooding issues INDEX Faith .....................................A4 Classifieds .............................A5 CRA plans fire hydrant painting project By RANDAL SEYLER Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — The Chipley City Council discussed flooding issues that plagued the city during the rainy months of July and August when they met on Tuesday at City Hall. A handful of residents were on hand to ask the city what could be done to keep the floodwater out of their homes in the future. The torrential rains of July and August brought widespread flooding to Washington County, and overflowed Blue Lake to the point of closing Highway 77 for a week and damaging the community center. In several city streets, water overran ditches and filled yards, creeping into several homes. One area of the city has reported problems repeatedly to the city, around 1st Avenue and Peach Street, has engineering problems that will be very expensive to fix, City Administrator Dan Miner said. “Our hands are tied there,â€? Miner said. One of RANDAL SEYLER | The News the problems is too much Ted Everett, executive director of the Washington development over the years County Chamber of Commerce, gives an update to has resulted in nowhere for See FLOODING A2 the Chipley City Council on Tuesday about upcoming CRA projects. 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