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WEEKEND Washington County News Saturday, AUGUST 17, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Student lunches free in 2013-14 CHIPLEY — Washington County School District, announced 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. w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m "" !         Get your free copy now INSIDE INDEX Events ...................................A4 Faith .....................................A2 Classifieds .............................A4 50¢ Volume 90, Number 36 Council OKs grant application Former councilman invites public to 90th birthday party By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — The Chipley City Council approved a resolution allowing the city’s consultants to seek a grant to begin the process of extending city water service to south of Interstate 10. Angela Drzewiecki, coordinator of administrative and legislative affairs for Doug Bruce & Associates of Tallahassee was on hand during Thursday’s workshop to answer questions about the grant process. The city will seek a Water Supply Development Community Assistance Initia- tive Grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District. “This is another avenue to seek funding,â€? Drzewiecki said at the workshop. The grant is a competitive grant and the deadline for the application is Oct. 31, she said. The city hired the con- sultants back in May to seek funding for construction of new water lines south of I-10 as well as repairs to current water pipes to stop leakage. In other business, the city council approved the city planning commission’s recommendation that the First Baptist Church be United Way campaign begins granted a certificate of appropriateness, which opens the way for the church to demolish structures at 781 and 791 3rd Street to make room for a planned church expansion. The council also approved a resolution to See GRANT A4 Man injured when bicycle struck by pickup truck From Staff Reports Public Library Cooperative System meets MARIANNA — The Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System board will meet at 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 at 2862 Madison Street in Marianna. A Director’s Meeting will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 22 at the same location. Paul Davidson honored | A3 PHOTOS BY RANDAL SEYLER | The News Bob Pearce, at right, executive of the American Red Cross Central Panhandle Chapter, tells the Washington County Chamber of Commerce about the work the Red Cross does in response to fires and floods, including the July flooding in Vernon, during Thursday’s Chamber meeting, while at left, Brian Taylor of the United Way of Northwest Florida listens. Below, the United Way of Northwest Florida has provided $42,000 in funds this year to 19 agencies in Washington County. Chamber to host Economic Development Symposium By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — Washington County Chamber of Commerce members heard first hand reasons why it is important to “live united.â€? The United Way of Northwest Florida’s annual campaign was kicked off Thursday morning at the Chamber’s Third Thursday event, held at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. The campaign raises funds through donations from workplace campaigns, special events and from online donations. Many of the Chamber members hold campaigns in their businesses, urging employees to participate through payroll deduction. “We see the results of the agencies represented in the United Way every day at Gulf Power,â€? said Darrin Wall, manager of Gulf Power in Chipley. “We see people struggling to make ends meet day-to-day, and we hear of the success they have and the assistance they receive from these agencies.â€? Working face-to-face with people receiving help from United Way agencies shows how the funds raised by the annual campaign are redistributed back into the community, Wall said. “I have people tell me, ‘I can’t give much?’ I ask them if they can let go of one dollar a week,â€? said Gulf Power District Manager John Ed McDanal, who serves as chairman of the board of directors for United Way of Northwest Florida. “If you can give $1 a week, that’s $50 a year, and you pledged that money to a Meals on Wheels program, then you just turned See UNITED WAY A3 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 CHIPLEY — A Chipley man was injured Friday afternoon when his bicycle was struck by a pickup truck on Brickyard Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. David Thomas Pettis, 31, of Chipley was riding his 2010 700DC Denali bicycle westbound on Brickyard Road when he was struck from behind by the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 17-year-old boy, who also resides in Chipley. The name of the boy is not being published due to his being a minor. According to the report, the pickup approached the bicyclist and “failed to use due care while approaching,â€? causing the pick- See INJURED A3 Jackson County’s attorney among indicted bankers Frank A. Baker is 1 of 3 men charged in scandal By CHRIS OLWELL 747-5079 | @PCNHchriso PANAMA CITY — The attorney for Jackson County is still a member in good standing of the Florida Bar despite being indicted by a federal grand jury on a dozen felony charges. Baker has offices in Marianna and Chipley. In addition to his role as an attorney for Coastal Community Investments, a holding company that owned two Panhandle banks that failed in 2010, Frank See INDICTED A3 Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT

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