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Contractor sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Bay County area ……

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for a Bear Response Contractor to help respond to human-bear conflicts in Bay County and surrounding areas. The person will help citizens who are experiencing conflicts with bears and assist the FWC with trapping bears and retrieving carcasses of bears killed by vehicle collisions or […]

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Toast To A Better Morning With California Avocados ……..
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Toast To A Better Morning With California Avocados ……..

(NAPSI)—There’s no better way to start off your morning than with avocado toast for breakfast. California avocados are your nutrition powerhouse breakfast choice, with nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, and 50 calories per serving (1/5 of a medium avocado). The sky is the lip-smacking limit for avocado toast, with endless mouthwatering recipes to surprise […]

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Helping Those At Risk For HIV To Stay Healthy ……

Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report drug abuse and related behaviors play the single largest role in the spread of HIV infection in the U.S. today.   by Kirk E. James, M.D. (NAPSI)—An individual could be placed at risk for becoming infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by having unprotected sex […]

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Obituary for James Leon Curlee ……

James Leon Curlee, age 77, passed from this life Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan, AL. He was born in Vernon, FL on December 7, 1937 to John Chester Curlee and Minnie Marie (Jones). James worked most of his life as a supervisor for a lumber company and was a life-long […]

Wausau Council approves dog ordinance and votes to buy more flags …….
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Wausau Council approves dog ordinance and votes to buy more flags …….

Elsie Cain and Eddie Byrd received ‘Yard of the Month’ certificate.   by Kathy Foster     Presentation of the July ‘Yard of the Month’ award led off the July 9th meeting of the Wausau Town Council.  Wausau Garden Club member Roxanne Bush presented the award to Elsie Cain and her son Eddie Byrd.   […]

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Waste Management SpringHill Regional Landfill recognized as Certified Wildlife Habitat ……
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Waste Management SpringHill Regional Landfill recognized as Certified Wildlife Habitat ……

Waste Management’s Springhill Regional Landfill facility contributes to regional sustainability by protecting native plants and animals.   The landfill was recently honored by the Wildlife Habitat Council for its achievements in protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat. This local effort is part of a national Waste Management program that protects plants and animals on more than 27,000 […]

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DR. LOU CLEVELAND RETIRES FROM CHIPOLA ………
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DR. LOU CLEVELAND RETIRES FROM CHIPOLA ………

Dr. Lou Cleveland, former Dean of the Chipola College School of Education, was recently honored at a retirement reception at the college.   Dr. Cleveland taught for a total of 45 years with more than 32 of those years at Chipola.   Below she is pictured with her family (from left): son Colby Cleveland, daughter […]

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CHIPOLA WINS AT PBL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ……..
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CHIPOLA WINS AT PBL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ……..

CHICAGO—Chipola Phi Beta Lambda members won four top 10 national awards at the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago.   Chipola winners include: Dustin Graham, Financial Services, 1st place; Alicia Bednar, Entrepreneurship Concepts, 6th place; Susan Burns, Help Desk, 7th place; and the team of Alex Anderson, Alicia Barton and Alicia Bednar, Forensic Accounting, […]

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First Federal partners with Arts Council …..

First Federal Bank of Florida has chosen to partner with The Washington County Arts Council to help fund next year’s $500 Scholarship as well as their Art awards throughout the year.   Every time you use your First Federal Visa card on a credit-based transaction, First Federal will donate $.50 to the Washington County Arts […]

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Commerce Report: U.S. Metropolitan Areas Exports Reach All-Time High for Fifth Consecutive Year ……….

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has  announced U.S. metropolitan areas in 2014 set export highs for the fifth year in a row exceeding $1.44 trillion in goods exports. According to the new Commerce report, 2014 Metropolitan Area Export Overview, metro area exports increased $36 billion from 2013, accounting for more than 80 percent of the growth […]

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10 Tips For Protecting Your Children At Home

(NAPSI)—With the summer months upon us, children will be spending more time at home, so it’s important to make certain they are safe as their endless summer fun fills the house and backyard. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) wants to help ensure your home is safe while your children are out of school for summer. […]

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Obituary for Terry L. Carr ….

Terry L. Carr, age 56 of Chipley, FL passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Washington County Nursing and Rehab Center.   Terry was born on August 4, 1958 to the late James and Margaret (McCormick) Carr in Florala, AL. He has been a resident of the Chipley area for the past five […]

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Obituary for Jose Antonio Maqueira ………

Jose Antonio Maqueira, 75 of Bonifay, went home to be with the Lord on July 8, 2015 at his home. Jose was born in Cuba on September 30,1939 to a Ramon Maqueira and Maria DeLas Nieves Cardentey. He spent his life working as a livestock salesmen. He is preceded in death by his parents: He […]

Florida Division of Insurance Fraud Featured on A&E’s American Takedown …………….
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Florida Division of Insurance Fraud Featured on A&E’s American Takedown …………….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tonight, July 9th, at 10pm EST the television channel A&E will feature the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud during an episode of its newest series, American Takedown. According to producers, American Takedown goes behind the scenes of America’s biggest criminal cases. The episode follows the breakdown of a large-scale PIP fraud case, […]

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Governor Rick Scott Signs Executive Order Promoting Innovation and Accountability at Florida Department of Corrections ……………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today signed Executive Order 15-134 which includes measures to increase oversight, accountability and efficiency at the Florida Department of Corrections. The measures included in this Executive Order expand upon reforms and initiatives previously implemented by Secretary Julie Jones since the beginning of the year. Governor Scott said, “This Executive […]

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United States and Switzerland Streamline Organic Trade ……..

New agreement will expand market for organic farmers, reduce hurdles for small and medium-size businesses, and deliver more organic products to consumers WASHINGTON, July 9, 2015 – The United States and Switzerland announced today that beginning July 10, 2015, organic products certified in the United States or Switzerland may be sold as organic in either […]

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