GOV. RICK SCOTT: FLORIDA DID IT! …….

More Than 700,000 Florida Jobs Created in Less Than Four Years TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have added 715,700 private-sector jobs since December 2010, far surpassing his goal to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. In November 2014, Florida experienced the highest single month of private-sector job growth since […]

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Routine Inspection on State Road 79 Over Holmes Creek ………

Chipley –Crews will perform a routine bridge inspection on State Road 79 over Holmes Creek in Washington County Monday, Dec. 22. North and southbound lane restrictions will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Routine inspections are one tool the department uses to provide a safe transportation system, an example of the […]

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2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers ………

2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers ………

Greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, […]

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Santa makes a stop at Imagination Station …….

Santa makes a stop at Imagination Station …….

Photo Highlights of Santa’s visit.                    

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ENCOURAGES HEALTHY GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ENCOURAGES HEALTHY GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY

TALLAHASSEE – The holiday season is a time of giving. The Florida Department of Health encourages Floridians to give the gift of healthy activity to family and friends. Helping others achieve and maintain good health is one of the most valuable gifts you can give that will positively impact their lives for years to come. […]

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Spring registration set at Chipola

Spring registration set at Chipola

Chipola College will open in 2015 with new student testing on Jan. 2.  Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application at www.chipola.edu; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission […]

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SPRING REGISTRATION SET AT CHIPOLA …….

  MARIANNA—Chipola College will open in 2015 with new student testing on Jan. 2.  Returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7.             There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application at www.chipola.edu; (2) request a final high […]

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BCF Graduates Prepared to Change the World ……..

BCF Graduates Prepared to Change the World ……..

Fifty-one students in black gowns and tasseled mortar boards earned degrees during commencement exercises held at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville on Friday, December 12. Surrounded by faculty, staff, family members and peers, the much anticipated service was the last step toward an exciting new beginning.   With the BCF Wellness Center […]

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Department of Health Encourages food safety this holiday season …….

TALLAHASSEE — With Christmas right around the corner – and food traditionally playing a large part in the festivities – the Florida Department of Health is encouraging Floridians to keep safe food preparation and handling practices in mind.   “Christmas dinners  will include thoughtful preparation of food for family and friends,” said State Surgeon General and […]

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Food Safety for the Holidays: Preparing the Turkey …..

Food Safety for the Holidays: Preparing the Turkey …..

During the holiday season, people are buying turkeys for that big family meal. Everyone wants to find the perfect bird, but cooking it properly is even more important. These tips can help you create a safe and delicious meal.   Buying & Storing Fresh and frozen birds differ in cook and storage time, but not […]

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Turkey-Carving Tips: Three Easy Steps …….

Turkey-Carving Tips: Three Easy Steps …….

(NAPSI)—If you want the turkey you serve to be “gobbled up” this holiday, consider improving the presentation with these simple carving tips:  Step 1: Be sure to use a good, sharp knife. Sharp knives are not only safer, they will help you smoothly cut thin, even slices without shredding the meat. Fortunately, you don’t have […]

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The Preliminary High School Grades are in ……..

Courtesy of WZEP Radio Ratings for schools in the Panhandle. 2013-2014 Preliminary High School Grades School Name Grade 2014 Grade 2013 Grade 2012 HOLMES BONIFAY MIDDLE SCHOOL C B A HOLMES POPLAR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL C C C HOLMES BETHLEHEM HIGH SCHOOL D C C HOLMES PONCE DE LEON HIGH SCHOOL C C D HOLMES […]

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November Unemployment Figures ……

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in November 2014, down 0.2 percentage point from October 2014 rate of 6.0 percent and down 0.7 percentage point from 6.5 percent a year ago. The state’s November rate was the lowest since May 2008 when it was 5.7 percent.  There were 556,000 jobless Floridians out of […]

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Santa makes delivery at Head Start ……

Santa makes delivery at Head Start ……

Santa Claus made a surprise visit Friday morning to the Head Start in Chipley, where he delivered several boxes of socks, underwear and belts for youngsters (SUB program).  Part of a joint venture with Murphy’s Oil,  Santa was on hand at the Murphys  station in Chipley in November for a photo session.   Youngsters and […]

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Upper Chipola River Receives Designation as Paddling Trail ……

Upper Chipola River Receives Designation as Paddling Trail ……

Marianna- The Division of Recreation & Parks’ Office of Greenways & Trails designated Christoff Landing on the Upper Chipola River as the 51st Paddling Trail of Florida’s Greenways & Trail System.   This scenic portion of the Chipola River is a site on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail and begins at Christoff Landing, […]

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Candlelight Service Dec. 20th at Wausau Methodist Church ……

Candlelight Service Dec. 20th at Wausau Methodist Church ……

Wausau Methodist Church will have their annual Candlelight Service on Saturday, December 20th @ 5:30 PM. Follow luminaries, sing Christmas Carols, Bible readings and refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome. The church is on Hwy 77. Singing Silent Night by candlelight gives the true meaning of Christmas.    

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