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By February 1, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Helen Jane Barton Hodge ……..

Mrs. Helen Jane Barton Hodge, age 77, of Bonifay, Florida passed away January 30, 2017 at her home. She was born October 17, 1939 in Opp, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her father, John Alton Barton; her mother and daddy, Mary Lucille Holloway Price and Arthur Lee Price; a son, Tim Hodge; two […]

Chipley, Florida High School Beats Freeport High School in Girls 1A District Basketball Tournament
By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Chipley, Florida High School Beats Freeport High School in Girls 1A District Basketball Tournament

The Chipley, Florida High School Lady Tigers beat the Freeport High School Lady Bulldogs on the Chipley High School campus at the first installment of the Girls 1A District Tournament on Monday, January 30, as seen in these photos by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida. The Chipley Lady […]

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By January 31, 2017 Read More →

GOV. SCOTT’S “FIGHTING FOR FLORIDA’S FUTURE” BUDGET INVESTS MORE THAN $10 BILLION IN FLORIDA’S TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE …….

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott today announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will receive $10.8 billion in the recommended FY 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide and keep Florida’s world-class transportation and infrastructure system as the nation’s best.   Governor Scott said, “As the third largest state […]

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Jay, Florida High School Beats Northview High School in Girls 1A District Basketball Tournament
By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Jay, Florida High School Beats Northview High School in Girls 1A District Basketball Tournament

The Jay, Florida High School Lady Royals beat the Northview High School Lady Chiefs on the Chipley, Florida High School campus as Girls 1A District Tournament play kicked off on Monday, January 30, as seen in these photos by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida. The Northview Lady Chiefs, […]

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By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Scott: “The Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget Will Create Opportunities for Generations of Floridians …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” budget which proposes $618 million in tax cuts to help Florida families and small businesses. The Governor’s recommended budget also invests record funding in Florida’s education system, strengthens environmental protection efforts, supports law enforcement and fights for Florida’s growing job market. Governor […]

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Six arrested for contracting without a license ……..
By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Six arrested for contracting without a license ……..

A three day operation leads to the arrest of six individuals for contracting without a license.   JOINT OPERATION NETS SIX FOR UNLICENSED CONTRACTING Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation conducted a joint operation focusing on unlicensed contractors Wednesday through Friday last week.  This operation began with a DBPR […]

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Legislative Delegation meets in Chipley …….
By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Legislative Delegation meets in Chipley …….

Washington County’s Legislative Delegation met Monday morning at Governmental Annex in Chipley.   by Kathy Foster   Need to replace the Ag Center in Washington County led off the discussion Monday morning when Senator George Gainer and Representative Brad Drake met with a number of county residents to talk about the needs of the County […]

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By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Executive Order: ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES

Executive Order: ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES   By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United […]

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By January 31, 2017 Read More →

What can you do to stop school absenteeism? ………

The Washington County school system is working hard to reduce the instances of absenteeism throughout local schools, but officials say that one of the most important factors is getting information out to parents and caregivers.   When asked what individuals can do to prevent absenteeism, officials point out the following:  Set regular bedtime and morning […]

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By January 31, 2017 Read More →

GCSC Foundation accepting scholarship applications for 2017-18 ………

Panama City, FL – The Gulf Coast State College Foundation is starting the scholarship application cycle for the 2017-18 school year. All students planning to attend Gulf Coast in the fall 2017 academic term are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and plan to take six or more […]

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A Yogi’s Guide to Finding Joy in 2017 ……..
By January 31, 2017 Read More →

A Yogi’s Guide to Finding Joy in 2017 ……..

(NewsUSA) – Many people claim to be searching for peace and joy in their lives, especially as a new year begins after the intense and often stressful holiday season. However, many joy seekers may be looking in the wrong places, according to yogi and spiritual teacher Sadhguru. The founder of the Isha Foundation and social […]

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By January 30, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Scott Fights to Cut More Than $8 Million in Fees ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will cut over $8 million in additional annual fees for Florida’s veterans, seniors and businesses during the upcoming legislative session. Governor Scott has been fighting to eliminate fees and unnecessary regulations since he first took office. Governor Rick Scott said, “When we cut fees and […]

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By January 30, 2017 Read More →

Dr. Neal Dunn’s Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order ……..

“Let’s be clear that the threat is real” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s executive order on immigration: “It’s common sense to set a temporary pause on immigration from countries that are bases of Islamic terrorism and recruitment. These countries were identified by the […]

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By January 30, 2017 Read More →

Top Trump-Pence Leaders Launch “America First Policies” ……..

Non-Profit Will Staunchly Promote the White House’s Agenda   January 30th – Today a senior group of key Trump-Pence campaign, transition, and inauguration leaders announced the formation of America First Policies, a non-profit organization that will support key initiatives and policies of The White House.   As an issue advocacy organization, America First will be […]

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The GEO Group Partners With Florida Panhandle Technical College
By January 30, 2017 Read More →

The GEO Group Partners With Florida Panhandle Technical College

Corrections is one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States, with almost a half-million persons engaged in these jobs and a mean average income of around $40,000 annually. Corrections jobs include those staff who guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions, who guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other points, […]

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By January 30, 2017 Read More →

Monday with Pete – Jan. 30, 2017

Good morning; As I crossed the bay this morning, the sun was picking its way through patches of fog. Shafts of sunlight broke through the clearing fog bank casting spotlight reflections on the glass- smooth water of the bay. Three pelicans glided effortlessly across the mirror-like surface of the water, wingtips occasionally slicing the surface […]

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