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Covenant Hospice Seeks Artists for ‘Garden Gala’ Event

Covenant Hospice Seeks Artists for ‘Garden Gala’ Event

  Marianna, FL – Covenant Hospice will host the 8th Annual Garden Gala from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the National Guard Armory, located Highway 90 West in Marianna.  The Garden Gala Committee is currently seeking artists to paint wooden swings, Adirondack chairs, benches, windows, doors, or, terra cotta flower pots […]

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Attracting Wildlife to Your Landscape

by Carrie Stevenson   With over 1,200 kinds of animals, Florida ranks third in the nation in wildlife diversity. However, Florida is also third in the number of plants and animals on the federal threatened and endangered species list. The boom in construction of homes, businesses and roads leads to more space for people, but […]

Posted in: Gardening

Statement on AHCA Projections

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott’s Communications Director, Melissa Sellers, released the following statement today on the cost estimates projected by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) that the Governor discussed with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius yesterday. (The full AHCA cost projection is available here: http://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/pdffiles/SSEC_ACA_12-17-12_Medicaid_Estimates.pdf.) “The discussion underway now about […]

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Allen Victor Haley passes

Allen Victor Haley, 83 of Wausau passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. Allen was born in Winston County, Alabama on February 5, 1929 to Noah and Etta Meadows Haley. He had been a resident of Wausau for the past three years coming from Orange Springs, Fl, and attended Wausau […]

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Earnest Buford Sims dies

Earnest Buford Sims dies

Earnest Buford Sims, 90 of Marianna, Florida died on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida. A native of Jackson County, he was retired from the US Postal Service. Buford was in the US Army Air Corp, loved to fish, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Marianna. Born Wednesday, October […]

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Remarks by the President in Nomination of Secretary of Defense and CIA Director

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON PANETTA, SENATOR CHUCK HAGEL, CIA ACTING DIRECTOR MICHAEL MORELL, AND ADVISOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY JOHN BRENNAN East Room 1:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. As President and Commander-in-Chief, my most […]

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Clint Pate Elected as RPOF Assistant Secretary

Clint Pate Elected as RPOF Assistant Secretary

Jackson County Republican Party Chairman Clint Pate was elected as the Assistant Secretary of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF).   Republican leaders consisting of the Governor, the Florida Cabinet, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, Governor Appointees, State Senate Appointees, and State House Appointees make up one part of the RPOF board. The rest of the […]

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Sheriff Bobby Haddock Sworn Into Office For Third Term

Sheriff Bobby Haddock Sworn Into Office For Third Term

Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock was administered his oath of office by the Honorable Judge Colby Peel Thursday morning  in a special swearing-in ceremony hosted at the Ag Center in Chipley.   On hand for the event were family members and friends, along with varied staff assigned to the Sheriff’s Department.   Thanks his staff […]

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Anna Marie Chamberlin Odom obit

Anna Marie Chamberlin Odom, age 39 of Chipley, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 in Chipley, Florida, as the result of an auto accident. Anna was born September 10, 1973 in Tampa, Florida.  She had been a resident of Chipley for the past 20 years, coming from Tampa and was a dietician at Northwest Florida […]

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Washington County Crash Kills One

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that Anna Marie Chamberlin Odom, 39 of Chipley, Florida was killed in a two vehicle crash on Falling Waters Road around 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 6th.   According to the FHP,  Odom was traveling northbound on Falling Waters Road in a 1995 Cutlass Oldsmobile and a 2008 Ford […]

Posted in: Chipley, Local News

New Smartphone App Improves Your Picture

  (NAPSI)—Picture this: an app that turns your smartphone or other mobile device into a way to capture, edit and share photos without compromising the original quality of the photo. In addition, it lets you explore and discover a world of gorgeous photography taken by others in a vast community. The new app is designed […]

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Department of Health Releases 2012 Statewide Child Abuse Death Report

 Report covers 126 abuse and neglect deaths of Florida children from 2011     TALLAHASSEE— Drowning prevention and safer sleeping environments for children and infants could reduce unnecessary child deaths in Florida, according to a new report released by the Statewide Child Abuse Death Review Committee. The committee recently presented its 13th Annual Report to […]

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A Simple Guide To Deductions

Taxpayers often know deductions save money on tax returns but may not be able to tell the difference among the types of deductions. (NAPSI)— The average taxpayer doesn’t need to understand all the intricacies of tax law, but it pays to know a few basics. For example, taxpayers often know deductions save money on tax […]

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Keep Your Energy

  (NAPSI)—The next time you feel your energy flagging, consider this advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts: Getting a balance of protein and nutrients in your diet is the key to keeping your energy up all day. That means making sure you eat a variety of whole grains, […]

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Pay Attention When You Plant A Tree

Pay Attention When You Plant A Tree

                        Trees or branches that fall on power lines are one of the main causes of power outages in this area. So before you plant, please consider the size and location of your tree.   Every year, power companies have to trim or remove […]

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Will Dairy Boost Your Weight-Loss Resolution?

  (NewsUSA) – Consuming dairy products as part of your daily diet can help keep weight down, according to several studies. Findings in the Journal of Nutrition demonstrated that higher-protein, high-dairy diets shaved off belly fat and increased lean muscle. “One hundred percent of the weight lost in the higher-protein, high-dairy group was fat. And […]

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