SOUTHERLAND INTRODUCES “RIGHT TO HAUL ACT” …….

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II introduced the Right to Haul Act (H.R. 5201) this week to extend state truck weight limits to federal roads, providing relief to agriculture and forestry haulers who have been stifled by inconsistent state and federal truck weight regulations. “Across North and Northwest Florida, loggers and agriculture haulers […]

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DALLAS IS NAACP SCHOLAR …….

DALLAS IS NAACP SCHOLAR …….

Briana Dallas is the recipient of the Jackson County NAACP Scholarship to Chipola College. Dallas is a 2014 graduate of Malone High School.     Pictured from left, are: Leroy Boone, Briana Dallas and Rev. Ronald Mizer, NAACP President. Not pictured is Eulice Bryant, NAACP Scholarship Committee member.

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The Florida Forest Service Invites Citizens to Provide Input on Important Forest land Protection Program …….

The Florida Forest Service Will Hold Three Forest Legacy Program Workshops for Citizens and Stakeholders in August.   Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is updating portions of the state’s Forest Action Plan related to the USDA Forest Legacy Program and is inviting citizens and stakeholders to […]

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LECOM Dental School Coming To DFS …….

Courtesy of WZEP Radio 1460   A number of elected officials, including Walton County Commissioner Kenneth Pridgen and Chairman Bill Chapman, Mayor Bob Campbell, city councilman Mac Work and others attended an open house for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) new dental school that will be opening in Defuniak Springs in May […]

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BOOK: ‘Have Your Representatives Become Accountable to You’

Voter apathy in the United States is reaching epic proportions. Data from the Statistical Abstract of the United States indicates that only 37 percent of eligible residents participated in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Congressional elections. Additionally, voter participation in federal elections from 1932 through 2010 was an average of 17 percent lower in non-presidential […]

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VBS at Turning Point UPC ……………

VBS at Turning Point UPC ……………

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August Events in Franklin County ……..

August Events in Franklin County ……..

Make plans now to join the fun!     Kingfish Shootout August 2-3  Carrabelle’s 11th Annual Kingfish Shootout will take place on Saturday and Sunday August 2-3. The event is hosted at the C-Quarters marina as a benefit to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Click here for Tournament details. Ice Festival in August Honors Dr. John Gorrie, Father of […]

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Movie Madness: Something For Everyone ……..

Movie Madness: Something For Everyone ……..

(NAPSI)—Whether your family is into adventure, art, comedy, documentaries or magical realism, it’s time for Movie Madness—On Demand!   The cable Movies On Demand lineup for the summer and beyond includes many diverse and delightful flicks, such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson’s wacky take on a European hotel between the wars. Or taking […]

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Wausau, Florida Prepares for 45th Annual Wausau Possum Festival ……..

Wausau, Florida Prepares for 45th Annual Wausau Possum Festival ……..

If you tried to navigate in, around or through the small rural town of Wausau, Florida on the first weekend of August last year you encountered a festive atmosphere, traffic jams and upwards of 10,000 people in the streets. Wausau enjoys fewer than 400 full-time residents and the reason for the crowds was the annual […]

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Travis Yarbrough arrested on drug charges ……

Travis Yarbrough arrested on drug charges ……

(Chipley, FL; July 25, 2014)— The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Chipley Police Department and federal agencies, reports an arrest of Travis Yarbrough as a result of the execution of a search warrant at 1397 Garrett Road in Washington County. During the drug raid, Task Force Investigators discovered marijuana […]

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Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids ……

By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog MIAMI — With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials ask the federal government for a helping hand.   Border kids costs more to educate, about $1,900 per head. Teachers must be bilingual. The students will need health care and […]

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Gov. Scott: Fee Reductions For Health Care Professionals ……

GTALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott has  announced fee reductions for the licensing of certain health care professionals. Due to efficiencies found and the streamlining of processes, both the Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Nursing identified excess fees and are passing this on as a cost savings to licensees. Governor Scott said, […]

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Red tide causes large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico ……

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Citizens have reported observations of thousands of dead and dying bottom-dwelling reef fish, including grouper, hogfish, white grunt, triggerfish and snapper, as well as sea turtles and crabs, to the FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline. […]

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19 Lightning Safety Tips for Residents from the Nonprofit FLASH …….

Electrical strikes and surges from lightning can destroy your home, cause severe injury and even death. With the recent lightning strikes affecting residents and their homes across the nation, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® offers the following tips to help families reduce their risk of lightning injuries and protect their home.   […]

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Planting in July …..

Planting in July …..

July brings some of the hottest temperatures throughout Florida, so residents should choose heat-tolerant plants when gardening. To see what you should plant this month, use these recommendations based on Florida’s climate regions. You can identify your region with the gardening region map. North Florida Annuals: Gardeners in north Florida should plant heat-tolerant annuals, such as ornamental […]

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Fabulous Flavor And Healthful Eating Three Ways …….

Fabulous Flavor And Healthful Eating Three Ways …….

(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Three new cookbooks can help you enjoy great taste and good health at the same time.     Cut Calories Without Cutting Out Fun and Flavor   In the first new book designed specifically for people with diabetes, Chef Steve Petusevsky proves food that tastes good can be good for you. […]

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