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WEEKEND Washington County News Saturday, MAY 18, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Vernon Orange and Blue scrimmage VERNON — The Vernon Yellow Jackets’ annual Boston Butt Sale and Orange and Blue scrimmage will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 24. The Boston Butt fundraiser supports Vernon High School athletics, and the meat orders are $25 each. They can be pre-ordered by calling Coach Johns at 3775361 or email bobby. johns@washington.k12. They will also be available for purchase at the scrimmage. The Vernon Middle School scrimmage begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the high school scrimmage at 7 p.m. Admission is $2. North Bay Lower Muscogee Clan to Hold Children’s Pow Wow CHIPLEY — The North Bay Lower Muscogee Clan Inc., will hold a Children’s Pow Wow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 25, at the Northwest Florida Muscogee Grounds, off State Road 77, on Lonnie Road, south See BRIEFS A3 "" !         Get your free copy now INSIDE w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m Chamber-inspired zoning bill passes BOCC Manager position discussed at workshop By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her CHIPLEY — After much discussion, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners agreed on Wednesday to follow County Attorney Jeff Goodman’s advice and meet with a representative from an advertising firm about looking for a new county manager. The board was meeting in their workshop in Chipley, prior to their regular monthly meeting, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Goodman informed the board that he would have a finished job description ready for the board’s approval on Thursday. “This job description is a collaboration based on our needs using policies used by other counties,â€? said Goodman. “This agency is like a headhunting firm that will not only expedite the process, but you’re going to find a broader base of candidates, using a non-biased third-party. I’ve got to add that if you’re not going to give this guy the authority to do his job then it’s best you don’t have one at all.â€? The board agreed to review the job description at the next board meeting and meet with an agent from the firm at their June 30 meeting. Interim Human Resources Director Albert Davis informed the board that with the updated job description for the public safety director, which excludes the emergency management requirements, the county would have to re-advertise for the position. Commissioner Lynn Gothard inquired about the current applicants to which Davis responded that they are welcome to resubmit their application. Goodman clarified with the board that there would first be a five-day, in-house advertisement of the position and that the board agreed that if there was someone qualifying for the position inhouse, then they must be hired before advertising externally. The board agreed to send Gothard to the city of Vernon as a representative of the board to discuss See FOOTLOOSE A3 See BOCC A2 RANDAL SEYLER | The News Representative Marti Coley of Marianna told the Washington County Chamber of Commerce members about the recent Legislative Session at the Chamber’s “Third Thursdayâ€? meeting at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Coley gives Legislative update to Chamber By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — A bill championed by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce made it through both the Florida Legislature, but not without some political maneuvering, said Rep. Marti Coley (RDistrict 5) on Thursday in Chipley. “This was a most productive Legislative session, maybe the most productive one since I have been in the Legislature,â€? Coley said. Coley was in town visiting the Chamber’s Third Thursday breakfast meeting at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Coley is the Speaker of the House pro tempore and has served in the House since 2005. Redistricting last year resulted in the Jackson County native becoming the representative for Washington County. “Your Chamber director brought this idea to me of expanding the Enterprise Zones to make them work better for the rural counties,â€? Coley said, referring to Executive Director Ted Everett. “And he said, ‘You know, this isn’t just good for Washington County. Chamber President Nicole Barefield congratulates former Chamber Board Member Peggy Dobbins for her service on the Chamber Board of Directors during Thursday’s meeting at NFCH. It would be good for the whole state.’â€? Coley said she was excited to be able to support legislation that was not only good for her district, but that could make a difference for the entire state. “There are rural areas down in south Florida, too,â€? she said. “And to me, this is where it becomes exciting to be See BILL A2 Open auditions set for ‘Footloose: the Musical’ Special to the News Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 50¢ Volume 90, Number 10 INDEX JROTC ...................................A3 Faith .....................................A4 Classifieds .............................A5 Faith Events A4 CHIPLEY — The Spanish Trail Playhouse will hold open auditions for “Footlooseâ€? on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21. The auditions will be held at 6 p.m. nightly at The Spanish Trail Playhouse located at the Historic Chipley High School on 680 Second Street in Chipley. “Footlooseâ€? will take the stage July 19-21, 2013 and will mark the second production of Season 6. ABOUT ‘FOOTLOOSE’ One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT

Washington County News Weekend May 18, 2013

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