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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Obituary for Mary Lavern Gilley ……..

Mary Lavern Gilley entered her heavenly home on July 24, 2014. Lavern was born on October 14, 1929 in a love-filled log cabin home in Holmes County Florida. She married her sweetheart Lambert Gilley in 1947, raised 3 children and was Aunt Lavern to many nieces and nephews. She truly enjoyed cooking for her family […]

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Highlights of 2014 Washington County School Grades and District ………

Released by the Washington County Superintendent of Schools.     District The district grades are derived from all the FCAT and EOC testing at all schools (including high school) Total increase was 30 points (13 points from a B) 7 of the 8 cells had an increase (gains in low 25% dropped 2 points) Writing […]

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2014 Back-To-School Tax Holiday ……

2014 Back-To-School Tax Holiday ……

  August 1st – 3rd       …..              

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Chipley, Florida PR Firm Produces Travelogue Videos For Washington County …….

Chipley, Florida PR Firm Produces Travelogue Videos For Washington County …….

The Goulding Agency, Inc., a public relations and marketing firm in Chipley, Florida has been contracted to produce a series of travelogue videos for Washington County, Florida. Recently contracted by Jackson County, Florida to produce a similar project, inclusive of a historical series titled ‘Spanish Heritage Trail’ and tourism features on Florida Caverns State Park, […]

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Florida Forest Service Now Accepting Proposals For Lease of Operational Concession on 320 Acre OHV Riding Area on Blackwater River State Forest

Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is now accepting proposals for the sublease and concessionaire operation of the Clear Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Area at Blackwater River State Forest in Milton, Florida. Proposals will be accepted until August 15 at 2:00 pm.   Within the property’s 320 acre […]

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MADD’s Campaign has Strengthened Drunk Driving Laws in 24 States …….

Ignition interlock laws protect the public and stop drunk driving Washington, D.C. – When Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) launched its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® in the fall of 2006, one state, New Mexico, had an all-offender ignition interlock law. Since then, 23 states have passed all-offender ignition interlock legislation. The Campaign continues to […]

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PREPARE NOW FOR CHIPOLA FALL REGISTRATION

MARIANNA—New students planning to enroll in Fall semester classes at Chipola College are encouraged to make application as soon as possible.   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed and all required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 21 in order to use […]

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BCF Prepares for New Semester ……

BCF Prepares for New Semester ……

As the beginning of the 2014 Fall semester at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) quickly approaches, preparations are well underway for the arrival of new students and the excitement of seeing returning students back on campus. Even though there is still time to enroll in classes, the administration, faculty, and staff are gearing up […]

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