2015 Tropicana Speech winners announced ……

2015 Tropicana Speech winners announced ……

Students and their family members and friends gathered at the Ag Center in Chipley Tuesday night as the young people competed in the 2015 Washington County 4-H Tropicana Speech Contest.   Taking home the top prizes were: 4th Grade 1st Place: Riley Nelson 2nd Place: Madison Ross 3rd Place: Allyson Duke Honorable Mention: Kaylen Smith […]

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Agents Play Multi-Faceted Roles During Daily Operations …….

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents last week arrested a previously deported rapist, rescued undocumented migrants, and seized drugs at a local checkpoint. On May 13, agents from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station arrested Leonel Rayo-Herrera, a Mexican national previously removed from the U.S. for statutory rape of a minor and […]

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May 28th BOCC meeting agenda ……

May 28th BOCC meeting agenda ……

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Commission Board Room, 1331 South Boulevard in Chipley.     

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SGI State Park Beach Makes Top 10 List of Best Beaches Nationwide for 2015 …….

SGI State Park Beach Makes Top 10 List of Best Beaches Nationwide for 2015 …….

St. George Island’s Julian G. Bruce State Park has again been voted one of the Top 10 Beaches in the U.S., according to the Dr. Stephen Leatherman (Dr. Beach) annual ranking of beaches in the U.S. The St. George Island Beach remains in the #3 spot for 2015.   This is the fifth year that […]

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Agenda for Planning Commission meeting June 2nd ….

Agenda for Planning Commission meeting June 2nd ….

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A New Website For Selecting Plants to Enhance Ecosystem Services ……..

A New Website For Selecting Plants to Enhance Ecosystem Services ……..

by Russ Mizell In a previous Panhandle Ag-e Newsletter article (Tools for Trapping Pests and Attracting Beneficial Insects), I described some new multifunctional tactics to monitor pests and enhance beneficial insects. Here we are publicizing a new website that will be online within the next few weeks which will enable selection of plant species for […]

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Chipola High School Brain Bowl photos ……….

Chipola High School Brain Bowl photos ……….

(below) Blountstown Red team members are, from left: J.P. Leonard, Walker Strawn, Donavan Ebersole and Haileigh Pippen.     Cottondale Orange team members are, from left: Hunter Davis, Joyelle Saun, Turner McCroan and Alex Tharp.       The top ten individual scorers in the tournament, are, from left: 4. Turner McCroan (Cottondale Orange); 5. […]

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Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters ……..

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook will reopen for harvest in Atlantic federal and state waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook is also closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, including Everglades National Park […]

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League of Women Voters of Florida has new executive director …..

League of Women Voters of Florida has new executive director …..

Penny Walker Bos, a 32-year veteran of Florida politics, has been appointed executive director of the League of Women Voters of Florida.     TALLAHASSEE, FL. —  Bos is responsible for all actions and activities as directed by the LWVF State Board including advocacy for the League on major public policy issues.   Bos’ long […]

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Free new car app being offered …….

Free new car app being offered …….

Put A New Car In The Palm Of Your Hand It’s not due to an improvement on the car, however. It’s because there’s now a free smartphone app that can give you unprecedented access to car dealers via text message. Texting is an increasingly popular way to do business with all kinds of companies—and it’s […]

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GovernoGov. Rick Scott on the Senate’s Obamacare Expansion Plan amendments …….

“Florida’s economy is growing and this year we have over a $1 billion budget surplus. The Senate’s plan to expand Medicaid under Obamacare will cost Florida taxpayers $5 billion over 10 years. A budget that keeps Florida’s economy growing will cut taxes and give Floridians back more of the money they earn, not inevitably raise […]

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Revamped FHIX Not a Compromise, Does Not Eliminate Problems …….

AFP calls out legislators who prefer big government solutions   TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL), the leading advocate for reducing the size of government and ending wasteful spending, calls out Florida senators for continuing to push for Medicaid expansion.   “Senator Gardiner keeps insisting on putting lipstick on a pig in order to call […]

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Two die in I-10 crash in Jackson County …..

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that Melanie Mae Richeson of Crestview, Florida and Burton  C. Cummings, of Tallahassee, Florida were killed in a May 25th  crash in Jackson County.   According to FHP,  Gary E. Riceson, 46, of Crestview, was westbound on I-10 in a 2014 Dodge Pickup when he collided with a 2014 […]

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Garden Club shares Tea & Walk in the Garden …….

Garden Club shares Tea & Walk in the Garden …….

Saturday morning, May 25th, was a gorgeous day for Chipley Garden Club to host its 6th Annual English Tea & Garden Walk event. Over sixty guests enjoyed a walking tour through two local gardens featuring roses and daylilies before sitting down to a traditional English Tea.   At Fussell’s Daylily Farm, Clint Fussell was on […]

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AAA: MOTORISTS FIND CHEAPEST MEMORIAL DAY GASOLINE IN 4-5 YEARS ……

AAA: MOTORISTS FIND CHEAPEST MEMORIAL DAY GASOLINE IN 4-5 YEARS ……

AAA forecast that 33 Million Americans would drive 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day weekend. Those motorists saw the lowest gasoline prices for the holiday in up to five years. The average prices in Florida and Tennessee were the lowest in five years; as the averages were 6 cents and 12 cents lower […]

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GULF POWER INCREASES CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND …….

GULF POWER INCREASES CHIPOLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND …….

Gulf Power in Chipley recently added $2,000 to the Gulf Power Endowed Scholarship Fund at Chipola College.   Here Darrin Wall, Gulf Power manager (right), presents the check to Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst.

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