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By December 23, 2016 Read More →

Unlicensed Miami Public Adjuster Arrested Following $100,000 Fraudulent Water Claims Scam …….

MIAMI, Fla. — The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS), which operates under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, today announced the arrest of Julian Garcia-Sellek of Miami on multiple felony fraud and grand theft charges. The arrest follows an investigation that discovered Garcia-Sellek, while acting as an […]

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By December 23, 2016 Read More →

EPA Amends its Risk Management Program for Chemical Facilities ……..

Final rule improves chemical process safety and strengthens protections for communities and first responders   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule amending its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases at chemical facilities and improve emergency response activities when those releases occur. This rule […]

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Florida’s Bottom Line: Five-Year Anniversary ………….
By December 23, 2016 Read More →

Florida’s Bottom Line: Five-Year Anniversary ………….

This edition of Florida’s Bottom Line marks the five-year anniversary of the publication’s start. When first launched, this publication’s goal was to provide current information and in-depth analysis on Florida’s economy to everyone in this great state. It was decided to embark on this journey because while these topics were vitally important to consumers, businesses, […]

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By December 23, 2016 Read More →

Obituary for Beverly Sybil Taylor ……..

Beverly Sybil Taylor, age 89 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Bay Medical Center. She was born on August 26, 1927 to the late J.R. Mainer and Connie Mae Miller in Chipley, FL. Sybil has been a resident of the Chipley area since 1989 coming from Fort Walton, […]

Obituary for Sylvia Brown Hogans ……..
By December 23, 2016 Read More →

Obituary for Sylvia Brown Hogans ……..

Mrs. Sylvia Rhea Brown Hogans, 85 of Vernon, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the Bay Medical Center of Panama City, Florida. Sylvia was born on May 12,1931 to the late Mary L. Jackson and Loucious Brown in Vernon, Florida. She was of the Methodist denomination. She […]

The Twelve Days of Christmas- A Photographic Retrospective (Day Ten)
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

The Twelve Days of Christmas- A Photographic Retrospective (Day Ten)

On the Tenth Day of Christmas… Here’s the tenth in a series of twelve photo galleries celebrating regional sports events, festivals, parades, businesses and social gatherings in a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ pictorial presentation. The Wausau Possum Festival, enjoying 47 years of heritage, is one of the oldest festivals in the Florida Panhandle, and includes […]

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Statement from President-Elect Donald J. Trump ……..
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Statement from President-Elect Donald J. Trump ……..

(Palm Beach, FL) – “The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed. “As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations. “This puts […]

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Gov. Scott sends letter to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Scott sends letter to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott recently sent the below letter to Raul Castro urging him to bring absolute freedom and democracy to Cuba.          

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Jeff Atwater’s Dollars & Sense column ……….
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Jeff Atwater’s Dollars & Sense column ……….

Remember to give! Dear Fellow Floridians: The peak of the holiday season is upon us and the Christmas spirit can be seen all around as we gather with our friends, families, and loved ones to enjoy life’s most simple treasures. As we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday rush, let us be forever […]

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District grant allows city of Cottondale to upgrade water system
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

District grant allows city of Cottondale to upgrade water system

HAVANA – Nearly $300,000 in grant funding from the Northwest Florida Water Management District helped the city of Cottondale to replace and upgrade three waterlines that are part of the city’s central water system. The funding, part of the District’s Water Supply Development Grant program, allowed the city to make significant upgrades on Front Street, […]

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By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Scott Announces Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Expansion to Create 150 New Jobs ………

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott has announced that Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHSi) will be shifting operations from Virginia to Florida and expanding their headquarters in Cape Canaveral. The expansion will create 150 new jobs and invest $4.5 million in the local community. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Comprehensive […]

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By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Three Smart Suggestions For Your Self-Defense ……….

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 20 out of every thousand Americans will be a victim of some kind of assault every year-but you can learn to protect yourself and your loved ones.   Expert Advice “The best self-defense tip is to always be aware of your surroundings and potential threats so that […]

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By December 22, 2016 Read More →

EPA Prohibits 72 Inert Ingredients from Use in Pesticides ………

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to remove 72 ingredients from its list of ingredients approved for use in pesticide products. Manufacturers wishing to use these ingredients in the future will have to provide EPA with studies or information to demonstrate their safety. EPA will then consider whether to allow their use. […]

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Research That Can Improve The Performance of Organizations, Communities and Schools ……..
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Research That Can Improve The Performance of Organizations, Communities and Schools ……..

(NAPSI)—A big part of the holiday season includes giving back—giving back to loved ones, communities and organizations. There are all sorts of different ways to give back, but one less obvious step to giving back may include higher education. The decision to go back to school and commit to additional years of higher education is […]

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By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Obituary for Everett Edward Watson ……..

Mr. Everett Edward Watson, age 87, of Westville, Florida passed away December 20, 2016 at his home. He was born May 16, 1929 in Westville, Florida to the late Sie Watson and Lorena Williams Watson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Watson was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Watson, Marice Watson and Willie […]

Bonifay robbery suspect identified ………
By December 21, 2016 Read More →

Bonifay robbery suspect identified ………

Courtesy of WZEP Radio   On December 16, 2016 the Bonifay Police Department responded to a robbery at Subway located on South Waukesha Street (SR 79) at approximately 8:55 p.m. The suspect presented a note to the cashier and left with the money from the cash register and employee tip jar.  The suspect was a […]

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