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Recognizing The Best In Education ……..
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Recognizing The Best In Education ……..

(NAPSI)—When it comes to educating children and giving parents a choice in the process, some states have been found better than others. Here’s a look at the ones the experts on school choice at EdChoice voted to win last year’s educational choice yearbook superlatives. Most Empowering: Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program Indiana’s program helps more families […]

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WHP Daily Brief – White House Reveals “America First” Budget 📊 | Senate Intelligence Committee: No Evidence of “Wiretapping” …………
By March 16, 2017 Read More →

WHP Daily Brief – White House Reveals “America First” Budget 📊 | Senate Intelligence Committee: No Evidence of “Wiretapping” …………

White House Press Daily Brief Good evening. The President held a number of events related to St. Patrick’s day. You can find all of those in the releases section at the end of the newsletter. White House Budget Blueprint: “America First” We already knew that the White House’s “America First” budget blueprint for FY 2018 […]

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Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of DMS Secretary Chad Poppell ……….

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Chad Poppell’s resignation from the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS), which will be effective on March 31, 2017. He has served in this role since 2014. An Interim Secretary will be announced in the coming days. Governor Scott said, “Chad Poppell has done an […]

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Gov. Scott Assigns State Attorney Brad King to Prosecute Markeith Loyd Following State Attorney Ayala Refusing to Recuse Herself ………

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Earlier today, Governor Scott called on State Attorney Ayala to recuse herself immediately from prosecuting Markeith Loyd after she refused to consider the death penalty in this case. State Attorney Ayala has refused to recuse herself and Governor Scott has removed her from the case and reassigned it to State Attorney […]

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CHIPOLA’S BECHTOLD IS FCSAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK ……….
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CHIPOLA’S BECHTOLD IS FCSAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK ……….

MARIANNA—Chipola College third baseman Andrew Bechtold is the Florida College System/NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Player of the Week.   The sophomore from Chadds Ford, Pa., had a .688 average (11-for-16) with seven runs scored, five doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs in four games during the voting period.   He doubled, scored and drove […]

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CEO Notes from Volunteer Florida ……….
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CEO Notes from Volunteer Florida ……….

  Highlights of volunteering and national service in Florida Dear Partners and Friends, It’s hard to believe we are already well into March! Volunteer Florida has exciting updates to share with you!Capitol Hill Visits Last week, I joined Volunteer Florida Chair Sam Seevers for Capitol Hill Visits in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of […]

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Gov. Scott: Businesses Created Nearly 51,000 Jobs in January ……

More than 1.34 Million Jobs Created Since December 2010 BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida businesses created 50,700 private-sector jobs in January, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,343,100. Governor Scott made the announcement at Herc Rentals Inc. which, thanks to the hard work […]

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Legislation to Keep BP Oil Funds in Northwest Florida Passes First Senate Committee …….

Tallahassee–The Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism, chaired by Senator Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee),  has passed Senate Bill 364, The Recovery Fund for the Deepwater Horizon Incident. The legislation, sponsored by Senator George Gainer (R-Panama City), Senator Doug Broxson (R-Pensacola), and Senator Montford, will ensure funds received in the settlement of the state’s economic damage claims […]

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M. William Phelps speaking at First Presbyterian Church in Chipley ………
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M. William Phelps speaking at First Presbyterian Church in Chipley ………

How the female psychopath truly thinks – and why she kills.  

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Obituary for James William Neel ……

James William Neel, 77, of Greenwood, FL, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his residence.   He was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County with the exception of a brief time spent in Calhoun and Liberty counties.   He retired in 1997 from the Florida Department of Corrections after more than […]

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Obituary for Alice Virginia Bryant Slack ……

Ms. Alice Virgina Bryant Slack, 66 of Chipley, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital of Chipley, Florida. She was born on August 4, 1950 to the late Henry and Lena Boston in Chipley, Florida. Alice accepted Christ as her personal savior at […]

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Firefighters courses set at Chipola College ……

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer a Firefighting II night class beginning May 15 and ending July 20.   The class will meet from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly. Pre-requisites are First Responder (EMT or higher certification) and Firefighter I. Cost is approximately $783 which includes: the 192 hour Fire II class, HazMat Class, and Drug and […]

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Washington County seeks Roadside Mowing & Litter Removal bids …….

Washington County encourages all Woman and Minority Owned businesses to participate as required by Federal Procurement Policy. REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP): WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Title: Roadside Mowing and Litter Removal Issued By: Washington County Board of County Commissioners 1331 South Blvd. Chipley, Florida 32428 Phone (850)638-6200     Sealed proposals will be received on or […]

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Washington County Drug Task Force Announces Arrest of Two Louisiana Women ……….
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Washington County Drug Task Force Announces Arrest of Two Louisiana Women ……….

In the early morning hours of March 15, 2017 two women staying in Panama City Beach on spring break made contact with an undercover Washington County investigator. The two Louisiana women initiated the transaction planning a meeting to trade hydrocodone, also known as Lortab, in exchange for methamphetamine.   The undercover investigator met with the […]

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Georgia woman arrested in Washington County …….
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Georgia woman arrested in Washington County …….

Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports Atlanta, Georgia woman taken into custody for possession of drugs while traveling through Washington County.   On March 12, 2017 at approximately 1:44 p.m. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for traveling over 75 miles per hour on State Road 77 in the area of Holmes Valley Road. Conducting […]

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CFO Jeff Atwater: Providing the FACTS For All to See ………..
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CFO Jeff Atwater: Providing the FACTS For All to See ………..

Floridians deserve to know what’s going on in their government.   Dear Fellow Floridians: Floridians deserve to know what’s going on in their government. Their tax dollars are used to fund it and, if they choose to look, they should be able to see how those dollars are spent. Thankfully, our state’s history of operating […]

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