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WEEKEND Washington County News Saturday, JUNE 1, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF North Bay Clan fundraiser w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m Planning department workshop CHIPLEY — The Washington County Planning Commission will have a workshop to review future landuse maps after their regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the County Government Annex Meeting Room, 1331 South Blvd. Handicapped and disabled persons who wish to attend, call 415-5093 at least 48 hours before to make arrangements. By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — The Washington County School Board decided to shop locally when they selected Hatch Mott MacDonald to serve as the district’s contracted architectural firm. Hatch Mott MacDonald has a Chipley branch office, Senior Project Manager Ricky Branton told the board members on Tuesday during a special meeting. “We live here, and we’ll be here at all your meetings and workshops. Being local, we can be more PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS responsive. If you need a survey in Vernon, if you call me tonight I can School Board Attorney Jeff Goodman, from left, and Board have a team out there tomorrow,â€? Members Wayne Saunders, Susan Roberts, Terry Ellis and Milton Branton said. Brown watch a presentation by DAG Architects Inc. during The board also heard presentaWednesday’s special meeting to consider contracting a district tions from DAG Architects Inc. of architect for on-going services. Destin and Paul A. Donofro & As- L.E. Sellers Memorial Awards HCE Club literacy program reception VERNON — The Generations HCE Club will have a reception honoring the Washington County Adult Literacy Program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Vernon Council Chambers. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.     RANDAL SEYLER | The News     Get your free copy now INSIDE NICOLE BAREFIELD | The News Faith .....................................A4 Classifieds .............................A5 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 Senior Project Manager Ricky Branton of the Hatch Mott MacDonald Chipley office makes his presentation to the Washington County School Board on Wednesday. sociates Architects of Marianna, but decided to go with Hatch Mott MacDonald after a few minutes of discussion. “We’re committed to this school board,â€? Branton said. “We were disappointed not to get the chance to work on the Kate M. Smith Elementary School, but we are excited to get the opportunity to work with the school district.â€? Branton said Hatch Mott See SCHOOL A2 Governor marks beginning of hurricane season From Staff Reports "" ! INDEX 50¢ Volume 90, Number 14 School board offers contract to Hatch Mott MacDonald CHIPLEY —The North Bay Clan of the Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the tribe grounds, 5 miles south of Chipley on Lonnie Road. Donations are welcome. Faith events A4 Above: Vernon High School Seniors Dylan Kirk, left, and Alana Hearn were named the 2013 L.E. “Earlâ€? Sellers Memorial Award winner for outstanding athletes. The annual award is presented by the Washington County News. Students are selected for the honor by the school faculty. Above right: Chipey High School Senior Harry “Bubbaâ€? Davis was the 2013 L.E. “Earlâ€? Sellers Memorial Award winner for outstanding male athlete. The award is sponsored by the Washington County News was presented Tuesday at the Chipley High School senior awards program. Right: Chipley High School Senior Aaliyah Coleman was named the 2013 L.E. “Earlâ€? Sellers Memorial Award winner for outstanding female athlete. RANDAL SEYLER | The News MIAMI — Today marks the beginning of hurricane season, and Gov. Rick Scott called on Florida families to be prepared should a hurricane strike the Sunshine State. The news conference was held Thursday at the Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center where he was joined by MiamiDade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr., Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management Bryan Koon, Members, Board of County Commissioners, Sam Tidwell, Regional Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys. “Saturday marks the official start of the 2013 hurricane season,â€? Scott said. “Last year was predicted to be a slow season, but with three weather events impacting Florida, as well as the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, we saw firsthand how one storm can significantly alter a community. “Last year also marked the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, a hurricane that devastated many Florida communities and change the way we prepare and respond to a disaster. Following the storm, the world witnessed the resilience of Florida’s citizens as we recovered and rebuilt our communities,â€? Scott said. National Hurricane Preparedness Week concludes today, and See HURRICANE A2 Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT

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