’12 Days of A Real Florida Christmas’- A Photographic Retrospective Of 2017 Events and People in ‘The Real Florida’- Day 3
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’12 Days of A Real Florida Christmas’- A Photographic Retrospective Of 2017 Events and People in ‘The Real Florida’- Day 3

For the second year, ‘Real Florida Magazine’ is celebrating ’12 Days of A Real Florida Christmas’- a photographic retrospective of the 2017 events and people in ‘The Real Florida’ of Holmes, Jackson, Washington and Bay County, Florida, as well as Southeast Alabama, as seen by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in […]

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Obituary for Edna Imogene Bellot McDonald           ……..
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Obituary for Edna Imogene Bellot McDonald ……..

Ms. Edna Imogene Bellot McDonald, 89, of Bonifay, Florida passed away December 14, 2017, at Signature Healthcare of North Florida in Graceville, Florida. She was born November 2, 1928, in Old Town, Florida to the late Julius Edward Bellot and Maybell Gunter Bellot. In addition to her parents, Edna was preceded in death by her […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Offers Diesel Engine Mechanic Program
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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Offers Diesel Engine Mechanic Program

The Florida Panhandle Technical College announced this week the re-opening of the Diesel Engine Mechanic Program. Chad Proctor was recently hired to teach the class, is excited to begin and has the faith of the administration. Florida Panhandle Technical College Director Martha Compton said, ‘We are thrilled to have Mr. Proctor join the FPTC team.  […]

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137th Basic Recruit Class graduates from FHP Training Academy …………

~ Florida Highway Patrol welcomes 53 new Troopers to the road ~   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 137th basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy. These 53 Troopers join the more than 1,900 Troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to residents and visitors. […]

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Holmes County 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Winners announced             ……..
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Holmes County 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Winners announced ……..

The bar was set extremely high this year as ten students impressed the judges and audience on Thursday evening, December 14, 2017, at the Holmes County 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest as they competed for the County Winner title for their school grade levels.  These ten students were the 1st place winners in 4th, 5th, and […]

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When should you prune fruit trees?           ………..
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When should you prune fruit trees? ………..

by Matthew Orwat Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late March after fruit trees flower.  Because of this variability, it is impossible to predict the perfect time to prune fruit crops […]

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Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly      ……….
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Deck the Halls With Boughs of Holly ……….

by Sheila Dunning According to Druid lore, hanging the plant in homes would bring good luck and protection. Holly was considered sacred because it remained green and strong with brightly colored red berries no matter how harsh the winter.  Most other plants would wilt and die. Later, Christians adopted the holly tradition from Druid practices and […]

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AAA: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home        ………
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AAA: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home ………

Motorists can expect peak congestion on Dec. 20 and 21 as commuters mix with holiday travelers TAMPA, Fla.,  — ‘Tis the season to spend with family and friends, and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday […]

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Governor Scott Recognizes Joseph’s Lite Cookies with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award       …….
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Governor Scott Recognizes Joseph’s Lite Cookies with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Earlier this week Governor Rick Scott recognized Joseph’s Lite Cookies with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Joseph’s Lite Cookies, founded in 1986, is a family-run business that supplies sugar-free, diabetic-friendly cookies and other products. The cookies can now be found in stores across the United States and several other countries.  Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to […]

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Tips for coping with depression while traveling ………

(NAPSI)—According to a recent University of Phoenix® survey, 39 percent of respondents say they have personally experienced depression. With the holiday travel season underway, University of Phoenix social sciences program chairs Mary Jo Trombley, Ph.D., N.C.C., and DeAnna Henderson, Ph.D., L.P.C., N.C.C., say that living with chronic or situational depression can be challenging to handle, […]

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