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NEWS Washington County Wednesday, AUGUST 14, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Fall Cleanup at library CHIPLEY — All branches of Washington County Public Library will be closed the week of Sept. 2 to “clean up” and prepare for a circulation system upgrade. Patrons are encouraged to visit the library the week before the closure to utilize library services. During the week of the closure, patrons can visit any other Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System location for library services. Thank you for your patience as we prepare to improve our services. Student lunches free in 2013-14 CHIPLEY — Washington County School District, announced on Monday an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/School Breakfast Programs for the 201314 school year. All students will be served lunch/breakfast at no charge at Washington County School District National School Programs sites. There will continue to be a charge for Ala Carte items and extra food items. For additional information please contact the Washington County School District at 638-6222. Ad Litem Program seeks volunteers CHIPLEY — Abused and neglected children need a voice in court. See BRIEFS A2 INDEX w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m One stop school prep at Back 2 School Fair | B1 Students honored for perfect FCAT score By RANDAL SEYLER WEB WATCH 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — The Washington County School Board honored 19 elementary and middle school students Monday for achieving perfect FCAT scores. “We’re here to honor these students for their achievements,” said School Board Chairman Terry Ellis, “but we all know these students didn’t get here on their own. This is a group effort.” Ellis said every student has the support of his parents, grandparents, teachers and school administration, Perfect FCAT Scores For more photos, visit and that support group is essential to produce successful students. “This is a very special achievement, receiving a perfect FCAT score,” Ellis said. Students with perfect scores and Level 5 scores received letters of recognition, but the students honored Monday were those solely with perfect scores. “We’re very proud of them,” Ellis said of the 19 students. The students recognized were: Kate M. Smith Elementary: Reading — Will Taylor, Trace Weaver, Lara Fleener, Margaret Largacci; Roulhac Middle School: Reading — Connor Barrett; Science — Taylor Munroe; Algebra EOC — Taylor Munroe; Vernon Elementary School: Reading — Jerryd Brown; Math — Jon Wilson, Kynley Braxton, Jada Brown, Kalen Evans, Derek Greer, Wyatt Pitts, Paislee Poppell, Jason Prather, Byran Stone, Julia Wycuff; Vernon Middle School: Reading — Clayton Taylor. Following the award presentation at the auditorium of the old high school, the board meeting reconvened at the Administration Building for the regular meeting. The board held a brief budget hearing and public hearings on proposed changes to current policies and procedures, as well as the student code of conduct and student progression plan. “The biggest change is the designation of the diploma,” said Gail Riley, district director of Curriculum and Instruction. The state Department of Education has set Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 See FCAT A3 On location in Chipley REMODELED Mayor’s son hopes to use city for horror film By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT RANDAL SEYLER | The News Workers put the finishing touches on the McDonald’s parking lot in Chipley on Monday. The restaurant will reopen Thursday morning with a new building. An official grand opening is scheduled for September. McDonald’s celebrates re-opening From Staff Reports CHIPLEY —The Chipley McDonald’s restaurant will celebrate its grand re-opening at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The previous McDonald’s building was demolished in May to make way for the new restaurant. The restaurant was originally built in the 1980s. “They’re set to re-open on Thursday,” City Councilman Kevin Russell told the council on Aug. 8 during the council’s August workshop. “There is a paint- ing of the Chipley water tower in the restaurant, it really looks nice.” City officials got a early look at the new restaurant on Tuesday evening at a V.I.P. event. See MCDONALD’S A2 Gardening: Beaches to Woodlands Special to the News Opinion .................................A4 Sports ...................................A7 Extra.....................................B1 Obituaries .............................B5 Classifieds ..........................B7-8 50¢ Volume 90, Number 35 CHIPLEY — Almost a hundred gardeners met at the Santa Rosa County Extension Service in Milton to attend Short Course North 2013 “From Beaches to Woodlands” on Aug. 8 and 9. This area was well represented by members of Chipley Garden Club, Wausau Garden Club, Washington Co. Master Gardeners and Gulf Beach Garden Club. Short Course North is sponsored by Friends of the Gardens of Northwest Florida and IFAS/University of SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Florida and organized by District 1 of the Florida Federation of Garden Enjoying the short course “From Beaches to Woodlands” in Milton Clubs. recently were FFGC District I Director Tina Tuttle, Washington Co. “This is our fifth year offering Master Gardener Holli Smith, FFGC President Sue Angle and Chipley See GARDENING A2 Garden Club member/Gulf Beach Garden Club President Jane Brewer. CHIPLEY — Halloween may come to Chipley early this year. Mayor Linda Cain presented the city council with a letter Thursday from a film company proposing Chipley as the possible location for filming a horror movie. The letter is from her son, Brian Cain, who is executive creative director for GMD Studios in Winter Park. “If you ever saw “The Blair Witch Project” you know what kind of movies they have in mind,” the mayor said. The film would be a combined project of Haxan Films and GMD Studios. Brian Cain’s partnership with GMD began with the Fox TV show “Freakylinks,” where he portrayed the lead character of the TV show online for a full year prior to the series premiere, according to the website More recently Brian Cain has been the creative director for projects that visualized everything from vampires ‘coming out’ to North Korea taking over the world. “Creating these fictional worlds through transmedia storytelling and then letting an audience live in and explore them is what he enjoys the most about his work,” according to the website. Brian Cain lives in Orlando with his wife and two children. Haxan Films are the See HORROR A2 Connect with us 24/7 @WCN_HCT 5017201 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more...

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