Miss Florida Contestants Dazzle on Opening Night …….

Preliminary Competitions Wow the Crowd in the Pageant’s New Hometown   Lakeland, FL (June 28, 2016) – The beginning of a new chapter in the Miss Florida Pageant and Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Pageant began this evening as the Lakeland Center’s Youkey Theater hosted the opening night of the 2016 Miss Florida Pageant. This year […]

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Wausau Town Council reschedules July meeting ……….

After calling a special meeting for June 28th,  the Wausau Town Council held an abbreviated session Tuesday night and then rescheduled the agenda items for July 12th  rather than their regular July 14th meeting date.   The only action taken Tuesday night was to reschedule the meeting.   The agenda for the July 12th meeting […]

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Chipley Kiwanis Club hosted Dist. 5 County Commission race candidates June 28th ………

Chipley Kiwanis Club hosted Dist. 5 County Commission race candidates June 28th ………

On hand at the debate were James Guy, Lynn Gothard, Steve Joyner and Ron Jones (l-r) in the picture below.     Tuesday’s meeting of the Chipley Kiwanis Club was turned over to the candidates running for the District 5 seat on the Washington County Board of County Commissioners, with moderator Paul Goulding fielding questions […]

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FLORIDA’S GREAT NORTHWEST APPOINTS A NEW PRESIDENT …….

FLORIDA’S GREAT NORTHWEST APPOINTS A NEW PRESIDENT …….

Kim Wilmes Chosen to Lead the 12-county Regional Economic Development Organization  Florida’s Great Northwest, the 12-county, regional economic development organization of Northwest Florida, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer, Kim Wilmes. In this role, Wilmes will provide a long-term strategic vision to promote the region for economic success. […]

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Hamburger/Hotdog cookout at Council on Aging

Tray Hawkins, will be sponsoring a Hamburger/Hotdog cookout under the pavilion at Washington County Council on Aging, July 8th @12:00. This is free to all Washington County residents 60 and over, HOWEVER, you MUST call 850-638-6216 by June 30th to have your name added to the list.

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Judge Elijah Smiley to be guest speaker at RHS Renunion Celebration July 1st ……..

Judge Elijah Smiley to be guest speaker at RHS Renunion Celebration July 1st ……..

Judge Elijah Smiley will be the guest speaker for the Roulhac High School Reunion Celebration which will be held Friday, July 1st at 6 p.m. in the Roulhac Enrichment Center Auditorium in Chipley.   Judge Smiley was born, reared and schooled in Gulf County.  He is an honor graduate of Port St. Joe High School. […]

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FOOD – 100 Bite-Size Summer Moments: Family Fun Made Simple ……

FOOD – 100 Bite-Size Summer Moments: Family Fun Made Simple ……

(NAPSI)—As a parent, life is chaotic. Some days can feel like a race to get through, but when we slow down and savor a joyful moment of simplicity, we never regret it. Positive memories that involve lively activities and healthful foods, like blueberries, can set kids on a positive path, instilling shared memories and good […]

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U.S. Mayors Endorse Employers of National Service Initiative ……..

Unanimous resolution from U.S. Conference of Mayors encourages city leaders to open job opportunities to AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni   INDIANAPOLIS – In another sign of the growing support for national service, the United States Conference of Mayors today unanimously passed a resolution endorsing Employers of National Service, an initiative that recognizes the unique […]

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CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA …….

The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer several academy classes beginning in July.   A Basic Recruit Corrections Academy will begin July 5. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   A Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class begins July 11. […]

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Volkswagen to Spend Up to $14.7 Billion to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests and Deceiving Customers on 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles …….

Settlements Require VW to Spend up to $10 Billion to Buyback, Terminate Leases, or Modify Affected 2.0 Liter Vehicles and Compensate Consumers, and Spend $4.7 Billion to Mitigate Pollution and Make Investments that Support Zero-Emission Vehicle Technology WASHINGTON – In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one […]

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Three Tips To Get The Job You’ve Always Wanted ……..

Three Tips To Get The Job You’ve Always Wanted ……..

by Catherine Fisher, Career Expert (NAPSI)—We spend an average of 45 years in the workplace. Are you doing what you love? Is it time to take a step back and evaluate if your job is really the right one for you? Do you want to learn more about what other opportunities are out there? The […]

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Department of Health Daily Zika Update Related Microcephaly Case Confirmed in Florida ……..

Department of Health Daily Zika Update Related Microcephaly Case Confirmed in Florida ……..

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, the Florida Department of Health confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in a child born in Florida whose mother had a travel-related case of Zika. The mother, a citizen of Haiti, came to Florida to deliver her baby. The department is working with the family to connect the child to […]

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Chipley Kiwanis Club To Host Washington County Commissioner District 5 Debate …….

Chipley Kiwanis Club To Host Washington County Commissioner District 5 Debate …….

On Tuesday, June 28, the Chipley Kiwanis Club will highlight the Washington County Commission District 5 candidates at Noon in Pattillo’s Restaurant, on the campus of Florida Panhandle Technical College. The five announced applicants for the job include Steve Joyner, Eric Jones, James Guy and John Harmon, all challenging incumbent Lynn Gothard for the $38,000 […]

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AAA FORECASTS RECORD-BREAKING INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAVEL ……..

AAA FORECASTS RECORD-BREAKING INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAVEL ……..

Fourth of July travel volume will be highest on record with 43 million Americans traveling, five million more than Memorial Day TAMPA, Fla.  – AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and a half million more travelers than last […]

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HHS calls on center for innovation to accelerate Zika vaccine development …….

To accelerate development of a Zika vaccine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will begin developing a vaccine using its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) in Baltimore, Maryland. With funding and direction from ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development […]

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Governor Rick Scott Highlights Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts ……..

Governor Rick Scott Highlights Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts ……..

MIAMI, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott highlighted efforts to fight human trafficking in the Florida First budget, including $6.8 million for safe homes and service providers across the state for victims of human trafficking and other services. Governor Scott also highlighted an additional $2.3 million for the PACE Center for Girls to fund an […]

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