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By May 24, 2017 Read More →

UF faculty help keep palm trees part of Florida’s fabric ……..

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you come to Florida, you anticipate seeing palm trees. They’re part of the Florida landscape – whether they’re native or imported. They also bring in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in sales alone, so Monica Elliott has worked for more than 30 years to make sure they’re healthy. Palms […]

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By May 24, 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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By May 24, 2017 Read More →

Mental Health Awareness: The Importance Of Preventative Mental Health And Wellness ……..

(NAPSI)—More Americans need mental health care than many people realize. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 43.4 million adults dealt with a mental illness over the past year, while a University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences survey found that as many as two-thirds of U.S. adults have personally dealt […]

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By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Scott Signs Legislation for Boater Safety in Florida ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 711, which further reduces registration fees for boats equipped with safety features, such as an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). This legislation is an extension of a boater safety bill signed into law by Governor Scott last year. Governor Scott […]

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By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Governor Scott Signs 16 Bills Into Law …………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: CS/CS/SB 18 Relief of ‘Survivor’ and the Estate of ‘Victim’ – This bill directs the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide a total of $3.75 million in compensation relief to Victor Barahona and the estate of Nubia Barahona. CS/CS/SB 80 […]

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By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for Loyd Redmon ………..

Loyd Redmon, age 91 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay, FL.  He was born on September 16, 1925 in Jackson County, FL to the late John and Missouri (Toole) Redmon.   Mr. Redmon served in the United States Navy and after […]

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By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Tuesday with Pete

Good morning; From a very young age an image had always been stuck in the man’s mind. He wasn’t sure where he experienced the scene or why. Through the frame of a backseat car window two nuns peered through the window. In the background was a white two story building with the traditional orange tile […]

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By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Governor Scott Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of DEP ………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott appointed, and the Florida Cabinet approved, Noah Valenstein as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Governor Scott said, “Throughout his entire career, Noah has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to protecting our state’s incredible and diverse natural treasures. As a native Floridian, Noah knows firsthand […]

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By May 23, 2017 Read More →

April 017 Unemployment ……….

 Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in April 2017, down 0.3 percentage point from 4.8 percent in March 17, and down 0.4 percentage from a year ago. There were 460,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,142,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April. Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural […]

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Obituary for James Whitney Nelson           …………
By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Obituary for James Whitney Nelson …………

James Whitney Nelson, age 40 of Marianna, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2017 at his residence. Whitney was born on January 5, 1977 in Panama City, Florida to James Royce Nelson and Mary Sue Martin. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, he was a 1995 graduate of Chipley High School. […]

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