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Corn Is Thriving With All The Recent Rain       ……….
By June 19, 2017 Read More →

Corn Is Thriving With All The Recent Rain ……….

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director This silver queen sweet corn in the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension demonstration garden is ready to pick. The recent rains have helped it reach peak maturity.     One thing is certain, the recent rains are making the grass and most other plants grow. Thankfully the conversations about […]

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Find the right professional to do the job         ……..
By June 19, 2017 Read More →

Find the right professional to do the job ……..

Selecting a quality contractor will help ensure a home improvement project is completed safely, on time and on budget. (NAPSI)—An excellent way to celebrate the season is with an outdoor home improvement project: a pool, perhaps, or professional landscaping. Many such home improvements, including planting trees, involve some type of digging. Selecting a quality contractor […]

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By June 18, 2017 Read More →

Volunteer Florida Announces Second Year of Funding For Rural Communities ………..

Tallahassee – Volunteer Florida has announced its second year of funding to help students in Florida’s rural communities succeed in school. The Rural Community Assets Fund (RCAF) will provide grantees with capacity building support so that they can use volunteers in service to students. Volunteer Florida will distribute a total of $100,000; grantees can apply […]

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SLEEP FACTS Fighting The Four Sleep Disrupters       …….
By June 18, 2017 Read More →

SLEEP FACTS Fighting The Four Sleep Disrupters …….

 Sleeping disorders are a growing concern that can seriously affect day-to-day life – but you don’t have to take it lying down. (NAPSI)—Every night, while you’re peacefully sleeping, four things may be happening that could seriously harm your health. Fortunately, there are many ways to address these problems. A major one is to invest in […]

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By June 17, 2017 Read More →

Wausau Council reports cat problems decreasing ……..

Town seeing decrease in inmate crews available to them.   by Kathy Foster   Wausau’s Town Council received a report from maintenance director Jimbo Oglesby at Thursday night’s meeting which reflected problems being faced by other governmental entities   …   inmate work crews just aren’t available to communities on a regular basis.  However,  Oglesby […]

Posted in: Local News, Wausau
Wildflower Alert:   Rose of Plymouth           …….
By June 17, 2017 Read More →

Wildflower Alert: Rose of Plymouth …….

In northwest Florida, we have thirteen species of Rosegentian (the genus Sabatia, and also called rosepinks or marsh pinks). Generally speaking, this group of wildflowers typically have five pink petals (although some have white flowers and more than five petals).   They usually bloom in the summer months, and grow in wet or damp areas. […]

Posted in: Gardening, Local News
Unemployment Comparisons from CareerSource Chipola             ……….
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Unemployment Comparisons from CareerSource Chipola ……….

May 2017 figures.  

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By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Governor Rick Scott Signs 13 Bills Into Law ………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: CS/CS/CS/SB 118 Criminal History Records – This bill prevents businesses that publish arrest photos from charging a fee to remove them if requested.    CS/SB 90 Renewable Energy Source Devices – This bill implements the constitutional amendment approved by the voters for […]

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Rep. Brad Drake honored at Chamber Luncheon              ……….
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Rep. Brad Drake honored at Chamber Luncheon ……….

Leaders from  Washington and Holmes counties recognized Drake for supporting funding appropriations for the Hwy 79 Corridor project.   by Kathy Foster   Representative Brad Drake was the guest of honor at Thursday’s Third Thursday Chamber Luncheon held at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center in Chipley.   Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive […]

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By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Letter to Editor from Hank Hamilton …….

Dear Washington County, Thanks for letting me serve as your County Administrator for the last 13 months. The County welcomed me and my wife with open arms from day one. We have developed many friendships in the last year and have loved becoming a part of such a wonderful community.   In such a short […]

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