Gov. Scott: Florida Added More Than 29,000 Jobs in March …..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida businesses have created 841,100 private-sector jobs since December 2010. In March 2015, 29,400 private-sector jobs were created across Florida. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, now at 4.2 percent, has exceeded that of the nation since April 2012. Florida’s unemployment rate for March 2015 was […]

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CHIPOLA’S DR. CLEMMONS IS CITIZEN OF YEAR …….

CHIPOLA’S DR. CLEMMONS IS CITIZEN OF YEAR …….

MARIANNA—Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Senior Vice President of Instruction at Chipola College, was named Jackson County Citizen of the Year at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Banquet on April 9th.   Dr. Clemmons is the chief academic officer for the college with responsibility over all academic and workforce instructional programs. She also oversees the college’s […]

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‘Mercy Revealed’ at New Prospect Baptist Church April 19th ….

Mercy Revealed will be bringing the Sunday morning services at New Prospect Baptist Church on April 19th at 11 a.m.   They will be singing and preaching during this hour. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.   To get to New Prospect, go east on Hwy 90 for about 3 miles. Take a left turn […]

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EPA Seeks Public Comments on Draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda Framework …….

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public comment on the draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020) framework, the EPA’s next overarching strategic plan for environmental justice.   EJ 2020 is a strategy to advance environmental justice through EPA’s programs, policies and activities, and will support the cross-agency strategy on making […]

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NATURE PLAY PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM EXPANDS TO REACH MORE FLORIDIANS …….

TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Get Outdoors Florida! are proud to announce the 2015 renewal and expansion of the Nature Play “Prescription” Program. Created in 2014, the program was designed to increase healthy activity for children and their families through access to Florida’s award winning state parks.   […]

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Environmental Stresses and Your Florida ………

Florida lawns are subject to many environmental stresses. These can include nutrient deficiency, salinity and cold temperatures, as well as prolonged exposure to shade, drought or traffic. Environmental stress can best be managed in two ways. A first step is selecting the most stress-tolerant species or cultivar for a given region of the state. (See […]

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USDA Announces Record Number of Organic Producers in U.S. ………..

WASHINGTON  – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States and a total of 27,814 certified organic operations around the world.   According to data released by the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic […]

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Red, White & Blue Fest National Patriot Rally May 1st-3rd in Sunny Hills …..

Red, White & Blue Fest National Patriot Rally May 1st-3rd in Sunny Hills …..

The public is invited to come and join the Golf Star Moms and Dads and have a great time.    

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There’s No Reward In Taking The Risk: Be Prepared ……..

There’s No Reward In Taking The Risk: Be Prepared ……..

Despite news coverage of extreme weather, most Americans aren’t prepared for disasters.   (NAPSI) — We have all seen the stories of families whose lives have been torn apart because of a weather-related disaster. But rather than use these reminders to brush up on their family emergency plans or prepare for disasters that might impact […]

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Arizona CBP Officers Seize $50K in Cocaine …….

Arizona CBP Officers Seize $50K in Cocaine …….

CBP officers locate a package of cocaine within a smuggling vehicle’s battery. TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for attempting to smuggle $50,000 worth of cocaine through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing, assisted by a narcotics-detection canine, selected Luis Javier Guerrero-Tirado, 22, of […]

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Chamber hosts monthly breakfast for business people ……

Chamber hosts monthly breakfast for business people ……

by Kathy Foster   Business people associated with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce enjoyed breakfast at the Specialty Center at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley Thursday morning.   They also had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Bruce Christmas who presented the morning’s program and highlighted tissue culture business of Agri-Starts.   Agri-Starts […]

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Chipola Health Sciences Students Participate in Live Simulation …….

Chipola Health Sciences Students Participate in Live Simulation …….

MARIANNA—Chipola College’s Health Sciences Department recently conducted a live patient interdisciplinary simulation. Both the Nursing and Emergency Medical Services instructors and students participated in the activities. The goal of the training was for the students to utilize learned skills; real-world practice; self-evaluation; debriefing, and awareness of the different professional roles in the field of health […]

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CBP’s Hidalgo Port of Entry Seizes $2 Million in Narcotics, Detects Impostors and Prohibited Items in April

CBP’s Hidalgo Port of Entry Seizes $2 Million in Narcotics, Detects Impostors and Prohibited Items in April

HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry have intercepted $2,005,294 in narcotics, detected five impostors in violation of U.S. immigration law and arrested eight other person wanted on outstanding arrest warrants. “Our work at CBP’s Office of Field Operations is unique and diverse […]

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Commission approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters …….

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May […]

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Gulf Power and military large-scale solar plans approved …….

Gulf Power and military large-scale solar plans approved …….

Gulf Power is partnering with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force to build solar energy farms at three different facilities across Northwest Florida. The utility has received unanimous approval from the Florida Public Service Commission for all three renewable projects. “Adding solar energy to our portfolio is another step in further diversifying our energy […]

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FWC moves forward with comprehensive draft bear management rules …..

 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to build on its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management. At its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee, FWC Commissioners approved several proposed bear-related rules that will be presented for final action in June. The draft rules address a wide variety of tools to manage bear populations […]

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