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Thursday 03/05/2015
Jackson County police logs for March 5

Marianna Police Department

The Marianna Duplicate Bridge Club Announces Winners

The Marianna Duplicate Bridge Club announces winners of March 2 games:

Snow Birds Head North to City of Southern Charm

The Jackson County Tourist Development Council has joined Tammy’s Journeys Travel Agency in Fort Walton Beach for its second annual Snow Birds Trip to Marianna.

Marianna High School National Honor Society Host Valentine Party

Members of the National Honor Society of Marianna High School served as host for the annual Hope School Valentine Day Party on Feb. 13. The students participated in all of the Hope School festivities, notably the annual Valentine dance. After the dance, all the Hope School students were treated to pizza, potato chips, sodas, and a bag of Valentine candy provided by the National Honor Society.

Upcoming Emergency Medical Technician March 2015

The Public Safety Division of the Florida Panhandle Technical College will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician basic certification course in March. The EMT course covers both basic health care worker and EMT basic training and the student is eligible to become a certified EMT upon program completion and licensing exam passage. The training program consists of class room learning and in the field clinical working at local emergency rooms and ambulance services. The class is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is 250 hours in length.

Chipola Take Stock Night-Time 5K is March 6

All runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Ignite the Night 5K Fun Run/Walk, Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m., at Citizens Lodge.

Wear Blue to Support Colon Health

The Florida Department of Health in Jackson County invites you to raise awareness for colon health by participating in a National Dress in Blue Day.

Wednesday 03/04/2015
Special guests serve students breakfast at Golson Elementary School

MARIANNA — “You want a cinnamon roll?”

Chipley man charged with meth trafficking, more

A Chipley man is facing multiple drug charges, some related to the manufacture, trafficking and possession of methamphetamines, according to a spokesperson for the Washington County Drug Task Force.

Project Graduation fundraising begins

The annual strawberry sale carried out by the Marianna High School Project Graduation team is just one of many fundraisers coming up for the group as they try to raise money to help seniors celebrate what might be the biggest night of their young lives so far.

Strawberry sales are on

‘ Tis the season for strawberry sales. Two entities have the annual fundraising sale in play at this time. Sneads Elementary School on the east side of the county is taking orders for theirs, at $15 for 12-pint flats, through March 12. They’ll be delivered to the school for individuals to pick up at the school on March 17. The money raised will go to various projects as determined by school officials. To order or for more information, call 482-9003.

Officials identify woman shot

A woman who was killed in a confrontation with law enforcement officers in Georgia last week has been linked to some area burglaries. The abandoned rear bumper of a Nissan Sentra, a briefly-stolen truck, and some stolen firearms provided that link.

Ill teen's pig brings in $15 grand at Ocala auction

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — An Ocala teenager got a huge surprise when she tried to sell her pig at the Southeastern Youth Fair to raise money to cover medical expenses.

Florida Supreme Court takes up challenge to new districts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is taking up a legal challenge to the state's congressional districts.

OUR VIEW: Importance of conformity

When the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners convenes its March 10 meeting, it will likely face a room full of residents, many of whom will be on hand to support the proposed changes for alcohol sales. There will also be a crowd on hand to oppose any expansion of alcohol sales in Jackson County.

Jackson County police logs for March 3

Marianna Police Department

Marriage, divorce report for Feb. 23 - 27.

Marriages and divorces recorded by the Jackson County Clerk of Courts during the week of Feb. 23 - 27.

Thank You to All Who Supported the 7th Annual Classic Southern Desserts Fundraiser

Dear Jackson County Floridan Editor,

Urge Legislators that Amendment 1 Funds go to Restoring Water Resources

Dear Editor:

Tuesday 03/03/2015
Volunteer says she gets as much as she gives

Jean Livingston started volunteering at Emerald Coast Hospice more than a year ago. Helping other people, she said, has helped her get through the grief that still lingers from the passing of four beloved family members -- her husband, her son, and her parents — over the course of the last few years. The deaths of her son and husband came within 18 months of each other. She needs the people she helps as much as they need her, she said.