Gov. Scott Calls on Feds to Require Same Monitoring for Volunteer Workers as US Military to Protect Citizens, After New Ebola Case

MIAMI, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott released the following statement today, following the news of Doctor Craig Spencer testing positive for Ebola in New York after returning from Guinea last week where he treated Ebola patients:   “The news of Dr. Spencer testing positive for Ebola after returning to the US last week from treating […]

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Obituary for Luke Harold Ward …….

Luke Harold Ward, 61, of Vernon went home to be with the Lord on October 22, 2014, at his home, surrounded by loved ones.   Luke was born on October 9, 1953, to Alfred and Lena (Chestnut) Ward. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, Luke served in the United States Air Force , and worked […]

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Gov. Scotts says Florida is prepared ….

While we have no confirmed cases of Ebola in Florida, and we hope we never do, we are continuing to prepare by working with healthcare providers across the state and the CDC to ensure every precaution is taken to protect our citizens and our visitors. That’s why we have taken action. -Florida Hospitals were asked […]

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Steve Southerland makes campaign stop in Vernon …….

Steve Southerland makes campaign stop in Vernon …….

by Kathy Foster   U.S.  Congressman Steve Southerland was in Vernon Thursday morning talking with constituents about his stance on issues they were concerned about.   Describing the upcoming election as a “battle”  for Florida’s Second Congressional District, Southerland wanted  voters to know the seat has been targeted by the Democratic hierarchy and voters need […]

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School Bus Safety Week celebrated at Vernon Elementary School …..

School Bus Safety Week celebrated at Vernon Elementary School …..

School Bus Safety Week – October 20-24, 2014 Safety is important everywhere and every minute, but it is during the transport to and from school where extra safety is vital. From getting on and off to staying seated, there are a number of lessons for young children to learn about.   On Thursday some of […]

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Seacrest Wolf Preserve’s 13th Annual Howl-O-Ween ……

On Friday through Sunday –  Oct 24th – 26th.   Gates open at 1 PM on Friday for campers only.  Reservations are required as electrical space is limited.   The band “TRUE SOUL will be performing Friday night 7-9 PM.   Everyone is  welcome admission is free.   Saturday, Oct.  25th  9:30 AM – 9:00 PM. […]

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Jeff Atwater: Increase your financial knowledge …..

Jeff Atwater: Increase your financial knowledge …..

When you increase your financial knowledge, it not only increases your potential for financial prosperity, our entire state’s economy benefits from smarter consumers and more financially savvy business leaders. That’s why as Chief Financial Officer, I have made it a priority to identify and provide financial education resources to Floridians of all ages. One of […]

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BCF Music Faculty to Present Recital ……

On October 23, faculty in the Music and Worship Division at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, will present a music recital at 7:00 p.m. (CST) in the R.G. Lee Chapel.   The evening will feature the extraordinary musical talents of Piano Professor Angela Glover performing Chopin’s “Ballade in G Minor, Opus 23”; […]

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Commissioner Putnam Recognizes Florida’s Forest Industry During National Forest Products Week

Florida’s Forest Industry Employs 84,000, Contributes More Than $16 Billion to State’s Economy Tallahassee, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service are celebrating the benefits of Florida’s forest industry this week during National Forest Products Week. “Florida’s forest industry produces significant economic […]

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‘Candy & Careers’ Oct. 30th at Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley …….

‘Candy & Careers’ Oct. 30th at Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley …….

Have fun and check out the campus.    

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Grace Assembly @ Chipley hosting Coat Drive ……

Grace Assembly @ Chipley hosting Coat Drive ……

Coats will be available Nov. 8th.    

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BBB® Warns of Award Scam Targeting Local Businesses …….

Pensacola, Fla.  – Better Business Bureau serving Northwest Florida is warning businesses about the US Institute for Advancement of Trade and Commerce (USIATC), an organization claiming local businesses are recipients of a “Florida Excellence Award”, and offering an opportunity to buy one or more awards to mark the honor. A local BBB Accredited Business, Gilmore Services, received […]

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Food Day is today at the Holmes County Ag Center ……

Food Day is today at the Holmes County Ag Center ……

From 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Food Day is a nationwide celebration.  

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“See Me” Medicine …….

“See Me” Medicine …….

(NAPSI)—These days, there’s more to medicine than meets the eye. It’s true, physicians rely heavily on what they can see to diagnose and treat the patients in their care. From inspecting a wound, to studying X-ray imagery, to watching someone react to different stimuli in a physical examination, doctors use visual examinations as a critical […]

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Obituary for Curtiss Elton French …..

Mr. Curtiss Elton French, age 64, of Bonifay, Florida passed away October 23, 2014 at his home. He was born February 12, 1950 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Johnny Edward French and Lavenia Sellers French. Mr. French is survived by his wife, Janice Brown French of Bonifay, FL; two sons, Ronald Brown and Greg […]

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Gov. Scott: Our Fight to Hold the Line on College Tuition Will Save Families an Estimated $700 Million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott celebrated the Florida Prepaid College Board’s announcement today about record-setting plan sales. Total prepaid plan sales for the first week of open enrollment were up 208% over last year, with more than 6,000 plans purchased by Florida families. The surge in sales is credited to lower plan prices that […]

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