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NEWS Washington County Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Former CHS Homecoming queens sought CHIPLEY — The Former Chipley High School Homecoming Queen Reunion is slated for Friday, when Homecoming queens from the past will congregate and be honored for the first time in history. There have been 63 CHS Homecoming queens in the history of Chipley High School, and almost all of them have been contacted. The funds raised will be used only for the queens and the resources needed. Any unused funds will be donated to the CHS Athletic Department. There are two ways to give: by donating directly to Wells Fargo bank, or by mailing a check. For more information, call Kim Harper, chairman and former CHS Homecoming queen, at 904-402-1223. w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m Tigers take down Blue Devils 42-0 | A7 50¢ Volume 90, Number 59 VERNON CITY COUNCIL Mayor will not seek re-election Council discusses recreation board, Enterprise Zone Vernon announced she will not be seeking re-election during a special city council workshop on Monday. Mayor Michelle Cook announced she would not be seeking re-election in By RANDAL SEYLER March. She gave no rea638-0212 | @WCN_HCT son for her decision not to seek re-election, but said VERNON — The mayor of she would not be involved ABUZZ in the recreation committee next year. The special meeting was called to discuss the town’s recreation board as well as expansion plans for the city’s Enterprise Zone. The discussion of the recreation board stemmed from the Oct. 28 coun- cil meeting, where there were questions about a changing of locks at the Sportsplex and the usage of the city parks for youth football practice. At the Oct. 28 meeting, Jason Bullard, a Vernon resident and youth football coach, asked why his Washington County youth football squad was being denied use of the city park to practice in preparation for the upcoming Snapper Bowl, which will be held in Panama City Beach beginning on Nov. 27. He also asked why the city council had voted See VERNON A2 Basket weaving class a success ABOUT BEES Special to The News CHIPLEY — Saturday was the perfect day to hold a basket weaving class at the Washington County History Museum in Chipley. At the Farmers Market pavilion, the sun was shining, and the reeds were flying as master weavers Sharon Hynes and Yvette Lerner distributed pre-made kits to students and provided instruction and demonstrated basic weaving techniques. See CLASS A2 Pow Wow slated CHIPLEY — North Bay Creek Tribe will be holding a Pow Wow beginning on Friday and concluding on Sunday. There will be an intertribal small dance competition, luck of the draw, friendship, stomp as a kids candy dance and so much more. Admission is free to the Pow Wow. The tribe land is at 1560 Lonnie Road in Chipley. For more information, call Mama Nell 638-1214. INDEX Opinion ................................A4 Sports ..................................A7 Extra....................................B1 Faith ....................................B4 Obituaries ............................B5 Classifieds ............................B6 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 CECILIA SPEARS | The News The 93rd annual Florida State Beekeepers Association Meeting was held last week in Chipley at the Washington County Agricultural Center, and the event attracted not only hundreds of beekeepers from around the state but also artists. For more photos from the event, see Page B1. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Jim Hynes works on a basket during Saturday’s class at the Washington County History Museum. Ethics Commission dismisses complaint on Bush Panel hears numerous other complaints during session From Staff Reports TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Commission on Ethics dismissed a complaint against Washington County Commissioner Alan Bush due to a lack of legal sufficiency, according to an Oct. 30 news release. Meeting in Tallahassee on Oct. 25 in closed session, the Florida Commission on Ethics took action on 30 complaints, according to Chairman Morgan Bentley. The commission’s reviews for legal sufficiency are limited to questions of jurisdiction and determinations as to whether the contents of the complaint are adequate to allege a viola- tion of the Code of Ethics, according to the release. As no factual investigation precedes the reviews, the commission’s conclusions do not reflect on the accuracy of the allegations made in these complaints, according to the release. In addition to dismissing the complaint against Bush, the commission dismissed the following complaints for lack of legal sufficiency: Steven Young, Board of Directors of Passport High School, Inc., d/b/ a NorthStar High School; Pam Bondi, Attorney General; James Manfre, Flagler County Sheriff; Sid Nowell, Attorney for the Flagler County Sheriff ’s Office; two complaints against Patricia Duffy, Charlotte County Commissioner; Inspector Lebo, employee in the office of the Inspector General in the Department of Corrections; Sergeant Barton, Department of Corrections employee; Linda Doggett, Lee County Clerk of Court; Sergeant Burn- stead, J.J. Fields, Officer Holmes, Captain Nipper, Department of Corrections employees; Cheri Schwab, Daytona Beach Shores City Clerk; Brian Johns, Bradford County Emergency Management Director; and Mike Deming, Perry City Councilmember. In other actions, probable cause was found to believe that Moises Colon, State of Florida Notary Public, misused his posi- See ETHICS A2 Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... We bring it home! @WCN_HCT 5017219 CHipleypaper.Com

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