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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 […]

Posted in: Gardening

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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Did You Know? Learn About All The Free Consumer Reports Available To You …….
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Did You Know? Learn About All The Free Consumer Reports Available To You …….

(NAPSI)—You may know about your right to obtain a free annual report from the three national credit bureaus. Did you also know that you have a right to request information from other nationwide consumer reporting agencies?   Here are some times when you may want access to information beyond what you can find in your […]

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Mary Ethel Loflin’s Body Released by Medical Examiner’s Office

Although Mary Ethel Loflin’s body was released by the District 14 Medical Examiner’s Office,  Brock’s Hometown Funeral Home of Callaway reports that no memorial services have been scheduled.   Loflin, 62 of Washington County, was wounded by Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputies Dec. 4th in a standoff at her home and reportedly died Dec. 14th as a result of […]

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Florida Land Steward Update

News & Info Brief HOW WILL GOVERNMENT “FISCAL CLIFF” ACTIONS IMPACT LANDOWNERS? From Florida Forestry Association’s Forestry Friday, 1/4/13: This week the federal government took action to avoid the “fiscal cliff” that has been dominating the headlines.  See the blog atFlorida Land Steward Update1/4/13 for a briefing on possible impacts.   2012 TAX TIPS FOR FOREST LANDOWNERS […]

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League of Cities Responds to Report on Red Light Cameras

League of Cities Responds to Report on Red Light Cameras

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida League of Cities today issued the following statement in response to a recent report from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles regarding red light safety cameras: “Providing cities with the tools they need to keep residents safe is the Florida League of Cities’ No. 1 priority, and […]

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Silver Alert Program Announced

(Chipley, FL; January 4, 2013)— The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is launching a county-wide campaign to educate citizens and promote the benefits of the Silver Alert Program. The Silver Alert is a plan to aid local law enforcement in the rescue and recovery of a missing senior who is afflicted with an irreversible deterioration of […]

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Two Bonifay Residents Receive Serious Injuries In Crash

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 32 year old Irene Elizabeth Harris and 11 year old Gregory Mendoza, age 11, both of Bonifay, Florida, received serious injuries in a crash around 9:13 p.m. on Jan. 3rd in Holmes County.   According to the FHP, the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier being driven by Harris was southbound […]

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