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By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Smokeless Tobacco Use Remains A Problem ……..

Florida Department of Health in Washington County and Tobacco Free Florida are raising awareness during “Through with Chew Week” Chipley, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Washington County’s and  the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco – like chew and dip […]

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By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board ……….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of two and reappointment of one to the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board. Anthony Lopresto, 54, of Groveland, is a building inspector for Lake County Building Services. He succeeds Wayne Francis and is appointed for a term beginning February 20, 2017, and ending […]

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By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Bobby Ray Brooks …….

Bobby Ray “Hawkeyes” Brooks died on February 17, 2017. He was 60 years old. He was born March 6, 1956 in Cuthbert, Georgia to the late Charlie Ray and Mary Elizabeth (Adtkison) Brooks. Bobby was a former resident of both Eufaula and Dothan, Alabama. He loved to ride his bike around town and he worked […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Myrtle Mae Nellums ………

Myrtle Mae Nellums, age 84 of Chipley, FL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017. She was born on October 16, 1932 in Chipley, FL to the late Henry Holley and Ellar Mae (Duncan) Holley. Myrtle is a lifelong resident of the Washington County area and is a retiree from […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →

From The White House: The First Month ……

The White House We are officially one month into President Donald J. Trump’s Administration, and it has been a very successful start. President Trump has focused on jumpstarting job creation and saving taxpayers money, by withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and clearing roadblocks delaying the Keystone Pipeline’s construction. Along with Canadian Prime […]

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By February 20, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Scott: Florida House is Playing Politics with Families’ Jobs ……..

Governor Rick Scott has written the below op-ed on the Florida House playing politics with Florida families jobs in advance of the House Appropriations Committee vote tomorrow to abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. The committee meeting is tomorrow at 1pm at the Florida State Capitol and includes many members who just last year supported […]

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Part of 2- One Out Of Every Four Children In The United States Does Not Have Enough To Eat
By February 20, 2017 Read More →

Part of 2- One Out Of Every Four Children In The United States Does Not Have Enough To Eat

One out of every six people (one out of every FOUR children) in the United States are food challenged, and go to work, school or bed hungry. Here’s part 1 of a two part ‘Real Florida Magazine’ interview with Cathy Pope, CEO of ‘Feeding The Gulf Coast’ and James Guy, pastor of Shepherd’s Gate Church, […]

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By February 20, 2017 Read More →

Monday with Pete

Mondays with Pete February 20, 2017 Good morning; Today our nation pauses (I guess no one really pauses except banks and government offices.) to celebrate President’s Day, a day originally set aside to remember George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays.  These two regular men grew to greatness and shaped our country.   Washington led and motivated the revolutionary troops […]

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AAA: PUMP PRICES HOLD STEADY FOR NOW ……..
By February 20, 2017 Read More →

AAA: PUMP PRICES HOLD STEADY FOR NOW ……..

The price of gas should take a seasonal upswing in the coming weeks   TAMPA, Fla. (February 19, 2017) — Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. But gasoline could soon be on the rise as spring approaches due to refinery maintenance, an increase in driving and the switch to summer-blend fuels. Currently, the national average for a […]

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By February 20, 2017 Read More →

KSOTS provides Special Operations Training Services ……..

Richard Biss,  KSOTS Tactical Trainer/Advisor, made members of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce aware of the need for situational awareness at last week’s Chamber luncheon meeting when an angry man burst into the room threatening a member of the audience.   Pointing out that  situational awareness is important in every day life, Biss said […]

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Washington County Chamber of Commerce EDC pushes for economic development ……..
By February 20, 2017 Read More →

Washington County Chamber of Commerce EDC pushes for economic development ……..

You can play a role in future economic development.  

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2017 Citrus Health Forum …….
By February 20, 2017 Read More →

2017 Citrus Health Forum …….

February 23rd in Quincy.  

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A Fairy Tale Come True—Stay In A Castle …….
By February 20, 2017 Read More →

A Fairy Tale Come True—Stay In A Castle …….

VACATIONS OF A LIFETIME   (NAPSI)—If you or your kids have been dreaming about living like princes and princesses—at least for a while—you may be glad to know it’s possible to live your own fairy tale. You can join the more than 9,000 people who this year will choose to rent a castle through HomeAway® […]

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Special Message from the Florida SBDC Network ………
By February 19, 2017 Read More →

Special Message from the Florida SBDC Network ………

Your Help is Needed to Save Small Business Assistance     Dear Friends of the Florida SBDC Network: With your unwavering advocacy, support and leadership, the Florida SBDC has a remarkable story to share. Since 1976, the Florida SBDC Network has assisted over 1.1 million aspiring and existing small businesses grow and succeed. In 2016 […]

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Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Converge on Blue Springs ……..
By February 19, 2017 Read More →

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Converge on Blue Springs ……..

For three solid days, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) Blue Springs Campus was filled with hard working volunteers from the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams around the state. Responding to the Disaster Relief Callout, these godly men and women worked tirelessly together to clear a huge field making it possible to accommodate multiple […]

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By February 19, 2017 Read More →

SIGN UP FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND EASEMENTS ………

The application deadline is February 24 for fiscal year 2017 funding.   USDA NRCS provides financial assistance to partners for purchasing Agricultural Land Easements that protect the use and conservation values of eligible land. In the case of working farms, the program helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture. The program also protects […]

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