Florida celebrates Earth Day through statewide environmental activities ….

Florida celebrates Earth Day through statewide environmental activities ….

~Earth Day inspires week-long celebration through volunteer and recreational activities~   Eager volunteers receive instruction before they begin their beach cleanup efforts. TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will celebrate Earth Day throughout the coming week with a slew of activities in our state parks and aquatic preserves. These activities will offer Floridians and visitors opportunities to volunteer, learn and enjoy […]

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March Unemployment by Kenny Mitchell ……

March Unemployment by Kenny Mitchell ……

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in march 2014, up 0.1 percentage points from the February 2014 rate, while down 1.4 percentage points from 7.7 percent a year ago.  There were 606,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,575,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in March.  Florida’s seasonally adjusted […]

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News from Chipola College ….

News from Chipola College ….

TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘CHARLIE BROWN’ MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for the Chipola Theater children’s musical, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” set for May 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. The show will also be presented to hundreds of elementary school children in May. Tickets—$8 for […]

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MADD supports HB 7005 relating to ignition interlocks …

MADD supports HB 7005 relating to ignition interlocks …

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has sent the  letter of support  shown below for ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers in HB 7005 to Speaker Weatherford. MADD supports the use of ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers and we believe H 7005 should be named after Matthew Beard, a victim killed by a […]

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Chipola Oral Interpretation students present program ….

Chipola Oral Interpretation students present program ….

Students in Carol Saunders’ Oral Interpretation class recently presented a program of their works at the college. Cheerleaders Colton Day and Meredith Saunders performed  the Spartan Cheerleaders skit at the annual Oral Interpretation program at Chipola College.  

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FWC approves sea cucumber management changes ……

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April meeting near Tallahassee established a commercial daily trip and vessel limit of 200 sea cucumbers in both state and federal waters.   This change will go into effect June 1. The Commission chose this limit today after considering potential management options. The change was […]

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Upcoming events at Chipola College in Marianna ……

Upcoming events at Chipola College in Marianna ……

Something for all ages.          

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Gulf recreational red snapper season set …..

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing […]

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High School students can dual enroll at the Tech Center in Washington County ……

High School students can dual enroll at the Tech Center in Washington County ……

Check out what they have to offer.      

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Wait on the Right Weather to Plant Bahiagrass …..

Wait on the Right Weather to Plant Bahiagrass …..

If you are thinking about planting a bahiagrass pasture in the next few weeks you may want to “hold your horses” as they say.    by Mark Mauldin Washington County Extension Office Bahiagrass hay field in Washington County this past summer.   Just because it’s warming up and the home improvement stores are running commercials featuring […]

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Elder Fraud: Protecting Yourself And Your Nest Egg ……

Elder Fraud: Protecting Yourself And Your Nest Egg ……

(NAPSI)—While the elderly are often targeted by scammers, there are ways you can protect yourself and those you care about.   The Problem   New fraud schemes emerge constantly and the scammers are relentlessly creative. Seniors may get official-sounding e-mails seeking a fee for a bogus service or collecting an “inheritance.” Homeowners are targeted with […]

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NATIONAL PARK WEEK, 2014 ……

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary NATIONAL PARK WEEK, 2014 A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA To honor America’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, the National Park Service will offer free admission this weekend. This celebration opens opportunities to take in the majesty of canyons, redwoods, and geysers — […]

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Obituary for Billy Ray “Diddy” Corbin ……

Billy Ray “Diddy” Corbin, age 74 of Chipley, passed away Friday April 18, 2014 in the Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Billy Ray was born October 5, 1939 in Chipley to the late Willie Cecil and Ruby Lee (Davis) Corbin. A lifelong resident of Chipley, he had retired as a heavy equipment operator with […]

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VHS player Alex Brown signs with ULM ……

VHS player Alex Brown signs with ULM ……

Vernon High School basketball star Alex Brown took great pleasure signing  with the University of Louisiana at Monroe  a special  ceremony and reception  hosted at the school April 17th.   The popular player was surrounded by family and friends as he put his name to the contract that will see him join the Louisiana team […]

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14 Flood Safety Tips for Residents from the Nonprofit FLASH …….

Heavy rain today could bring floods and flash floods to the area. Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash an SUV off of the road. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, more than half of all flood-related deaths are people driving through flooded roads. The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) reminds […]

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Chipley Council sets Special Meeting April 21st …..

Chipley Council sets Special Meeting April 21st …..

5:00 p.m. at the Chipley City Hall.  

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