Alabama loses fight to close Indian Casinos ……..

A federal appeals court has ruled against Alabama’s effort to close casinos run by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.   Courtesy of WZEP Radio   The 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Alabama did not have a right to bring a federal claim to try to enjoin the tribe’s gambling operations. […]

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Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend in Ft. Walton Beach ……..

Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend in Ft. Walton Beach ……..

LABOR DAY WEEKEND      Friday, September 4, 2015  –  4pm to 9pm Saturday, September 5, 2015  – 11am to 9pm Sunday, September 6, 2015  –  Emerald Coast Convention Center Okaloosa Island 1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy., FWB , FL   Come out and enjoy the 24th Annual Greek Festival during the Labor Day weekend at […]

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One dead and four injured in crash on Orange Hill Highway REVISED …….

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports a 32-year-old Caryville resident John Ross Loria died Sept. 2nd of injuries sustained in a 3:55 p.m. on Orange Hill Highway at Moonseed Lane in Washington County.   FHP is still withholding the name of the decreased, but reports that 21-year-old Janie Nicole Gail Watkins of Panama City (driver […]

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BOCC votes 3-2 to accept $1.16 million SAFER Grant …..

BOCC votes 3-2 to accept $1.16 million SAFER Grant …..

Announcement  that a mistake at the State level  in the original grant lowers funding to $1.16 million.   by Kathy Foster   Karen Shaw, Washington County Grants Coordinator and Gene Brandow, County Fire Services Coordinator, were pleased Thursday afternoon to receive a 3-2 vote from the Washington County Board of County Commissioners to accept the […]

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Construction Activities Suspended for Labor Day Weekend …….

Chipley – To promote safety and reduce congestion over the Labor Day weekend, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is suspending normal road construction activities on all major roads in Northwest Florida. There will be no work on state roads requiring lane restrictions from noon Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7. All major roads […]

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CELEBRATE LABOR DAY SAFELY BY CHOOSING A DESIGNATED DRIVER ……..

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY SAFELY BY CHOOSING A DESIGNATED DRIVER ……..

Tow to Go service available September 4 – 7 ) TAMPA, Fla.  —  More Americans will be traveling this weekend than they have any Labor Day weekend since 2008. Since most of those travelers will be doing so by car, a significant danger is created when you add impaired drivers celebrating the last holiday weekend […]

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Labor Day Travelers Encouraged to Watch for Skimmers at the Pump …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–While many Floridians will be hitting the roads this Labor Day weekend with gas prices dropping to the lowest levels since 2004, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages Floridians to be wary of signs that gas pumps may have been tampered with and had skimmers placed within them. Skimmers are devices that illegally […]

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Newsletter from the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee ……

Newsletter from the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee ……

  “Jurassic World” in IMAX 3D  Opens Friday, September 4!     Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee Tallahassee’s “Edutainment” Destination      “Jurassic World” in IMAX 3D Opens Friday, September 4!   Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar, off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, […]

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FWC passes new stone crab trap regulation …..

At its September meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) amended its stone crab trap regulations for stone crab traps used in Collier, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties.   Beginning this year’s stone crab season, the use of round entrances (also known as throats or funnels) will no longer be allowed […]

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School Gardens: What You Need to Know ………

School Gardens: What You Need to Know ………

 Since the early 1900s, school gardens have been flourishing throughout the nation. Community and school gardens were first created to help raise the moral and social skills of children who used the gardens. Information provided by University of Florida, IFAS  0100   Benefits Opportunities for Growth & Interaction School gardens can go beyond the scope […]

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Chance Reunion draws crowd from all over ………..

Chance Reunion draws crowd from all over ………..

They came from all over and they were glad to get back home and see their family.   A large group of the Chance Family was in Chipley recently to enjoy a family reunion.  They came from far away as California to share stories, see family members and just plain have a good time.   […]

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Gulf Power customers to see decrease in bills ……

Beginning in January, Gulf Power customers will see a 2.7 percent decrease in their electricity bills if approved by the Florida Public Service Commission. The residential bill for 1,000-kilowatt hours of electricity will drop $3.71 to $135.58. This decrease is due mostly to continued lower prices in natural gas and coal used to generate electricity. […]

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News from the West Florida Regional Planning Council – September, 2015 ……..

News from the West Florida Regional Planning Council – September, 2015 ……..

Welcome, Austin Mount – WFRPC’s New Executive Director Austin Mount will arrive September 8 as our new executive director. He will work closely with Terry Joseph to take the helm upon her retirement on September 30. Austin comes to us with more than 10 years of planning experience, including his most recent experience atKaysinger Basin Regional Planning […]

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Announces Expanded Concealed Weapon License Service with Tax Collectors ……

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.— This week Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam joined St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth to announce that participating tax collectors throughout Florida will be expanding the concealed weapon license service offered to Floridians to include renewals. “We’re making both the application and renewal process for concealed weapon licenses […]

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Bringing The Fair To The Home Or Classroom—Going Back To School With Risk Ranch ……..

Bringing The Fair To The Home Or Classroom—Going Back To School With Risk Ranch ……..

(NAPSI)—Searching for ways to make summer last just a little bit longer for your kids? Look no further than Risk Ranch, the award-winning educational app that brings the fun of the farm and the state fair straight to a desktop or mobile device. Risk Ranch is the online companion game to the Commodity Carnival, an […]

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Obituary for Beuna Stufflestreet ………

Beuna Stufflestreet, age 86, passed from this life Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Tennessee on November 8, 1928 to William Andrew and Sara Emmalee (Bower) Mathis. Beuna was a homemaker and has spent her life living in Florida and in Tennessee. She was Baptist by faith. […]

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