Cottondale boil water effect today(May 19) at 7am

Cottondale residents will be under a boil water notice starting Tuesday, May 19th at 7am due to a water line repair. City leaders say this planned notice will cover the west side of Magnolia Street between Railroad Street and Highway 90, Faney Street from Magnolia Street to Highway 231, Church Street from Magnolia Street to Highway 231, and St. Andrews Street from Magnolia Street to Highway 231.

City leaders say all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes should be boiled at a rolling boil of one minute. They say you can also use bottled water. The notice will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey shows the water is safe to drink.
If you have questions, you can call Floyd Scott, the Public Works Director, and the City of Cottondale at 850-486-6000.

yard sale~May 16th

People are starting to have yard sales again. This one is today from 7:30am to noon. Located at 1034 Tri County Road in Graceville. Shoppers are limited to 8 at a time. Please be safe out there ~ and have fun!


Cottondale cleanup May 18th- 22nd

Cottondale City is sponsoring a city wide cleanup for one week only. So this weekend if you live in Cottondale hopefully you can find some time to clean up your property a little. They will be picking up May 18th thru May 22nd. The flyer below has a list of what is and isn’t accepted. Anything left after May 22nd will NOT be picked up. Hopefully other cities will follow suit and we can all clean up!

Chipley Farmer’s Market~5-9-2020

Don’t forget farms and farmers markets are opening back up around the panhandle. Be sure to check with your favorite local ones to see when they are open. Support locals when possible! Here is the flyer for the Farmer’s Market in Chipley. Details on photo. Most markets in this area seem to be open on Saturday mornings and some on Tuesday and Thursdays as well. Be safe and remember social distancing, stay home when sick, and wash hands for at least 20 seconds.


Spanish Trail Farms Grand opening 2020 crop~May 9th

Open this Saturday May 9th at 8am. They will have peas, beans, squash, zucchini, and much more! The first 5 customers will receive a FREE box of variety vegetables. Call Trent Childs at (850) 209-8321 with any questions. The farm is located at 7202 Old Spanish Trail in Grand Ridge. If you want them to they are offering curbside orders. Call them in advance and they will put it in your car for you.

Super flower moon~6:45am 5-7-2020

Thursday’s super flower moon is the third straight super moon of the year. It follows March’s worm moon and April’s pink moon. The next super moons won’t appear until April 27, 2021, and May 26, 2021. A super moon is a new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, also known as perigee. That means it’s going to look extra big and bright – up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a micro moon, or when a full moon farthest away from Earth, according to NASA. The flower moon moniker is just another name for this month’s full moon. “May’s Full Flower Moon name is not surprising,” The Old Farmer’s Almanac says. “Flowers spring forth in abundance this month!” It’s also known as the mother’s moon, milk moon, and corn planting moon. Officially, the full moon peaks at 6:45 a.m. EDT on Thursday morning, but you won’t be able to see it then because it will be below the horizon. But don’t worry, it will still be big and bright both Wednesday and Thursday nights.

A super moon occurs when the moon’s orbit is closest (perigee) to Earth at the same time it is full. (Source: NASA)

Farmer’s Markets~May 2nd

Farmer’s Markets in the Panhandle are starting to open back up. Be sure to check your area before heading out. Here are two that have advertised to be open this Saturday. May 2nd. Remember to please keep social distancing. 6 to 12 feet apart. Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and please stay home if you are sick.

The market opens at 9 a.m. and was scheduled till 1 p.m., but by noon, last week most of the products had sold out. So head out to Miramar early.
At the Madison Street Park in Marianna on Saturday’s from to 8am to noon.

Free pet food for those in need

St. Joseph Bay Humane Society was launched in 1998 and is a No-Kill Animal Shelter located in Port St. Joe and serves all of Gulf County & Mexico Beach . They are dedicated to serving the abandoned and unwanted pets of our community. They provide enrichment and veterinary care to every animal in their care. SJBHS pets have been placed all over the United States and they are proud to partner with numerous animal rescue groups to ensure every pet has a home.

Their COMMUNITY PET FOOD BANK is up and running! On Tues – Sat 10:00-3:00 EST. Stop by the shelter to pick up dog or cat food if you are in need! No paperwork or calling ahead required. It is all on the honor system and just take what you need. The food bank and shelter are located at 1007 10th St. in Port St. Joe, in between the Thrift Hut and the shelter.

For more information call them at (850) 227-1103 or check them out on FB or click on this link.


Vote~April 14th

April 14th is Municipal Election Day. Registered voters in Graceville, Grand Ridge, Malone, Marianna and Sneads are eligible to vote in their town election at each city hall. Mail-in ballots have been distributed for those who choose to vote by mail but the polls will be open at City Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kim Applewhite said every precaution has been put in place in light of COVID-19. Voters will enter one at a time and after each voter leaves, the area, including the writing utensil will be disinfected. There are about 950 registered voters in District 2 which is the district where there is an election. Please remember to wear a mask, stay at least 6 to 10 feet away from everyone, and go alone if possible to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The Jackson County Times will be covering the elections via teleconference and internet and will report results as they are available Tuesday evening.