OP/ED

By June 16, 2017 Read More →

Letter to Editor from Hank Hamilton …….

Dear Washington County, Thanks for letting me serve as your County Administrator for the last 13 months. The County welcomed me and my wife with open arms from day one. We have developed many friendships in the last year and have loved becoming a part of such a wonderful community.   In such a short […]

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By May 1, 2017 Read More →

Injection wells described as “The Poison Beneath Us” ……..

Editorial Comment by Kathy Foster   With the questions being raised concerning the possibility of Waste Management wanting to put landfill wastewater underground at their site in Campbellton, Florida,  there are an increasing number of questions being brought forth by the public.   There is no disagreement that Waste Management followed all the requirements for […]

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By April 30, 2017 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from the Honorable Christopher N. Patterson, Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit ……..

RE: The Importance of Jury Duty   In recognition of Law Day 2017 (May 1st), and our focus on the 14th Amendment to our Constitution invoking Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection under the law, I want to emphasize the importance of our jury trial system, and its critical role to find justice in our […]

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Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ Column       ……..
By April 28, 2017 Read More →

Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ Column ……..

Dear Fellow Floridians: If you gave your child $100 today, how much do you think they would have left a week from now? How about one month from now? Have you ever given your child just enough lunch money for the week, only to have them asking for more before Friday? Generally speaking, children don’t […]

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By March 22, 2017 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from the Family of ‘Peewee’ Rogers ………

With our heartfelt thanks.   March 22, 2017 Dear Community, We say community because our group is much bigger than a town, or sect, or even a county. We want to thank you for pouring your hearts into us, all of our lives, but especially over the last 10 years. Many of you were able […]

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By March 14, 2017 Read More →

Letter to Editor from John Legg …….

This letter to the editor should have never needed to occur if our  county officials would simply do their job and reply to information  requests! Here is the scoop …   • Dec 14, 2016 an email was sent to Public Works Mr. Terrell. • Dec 29, 2016 the same email was sent a 2nd […]

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By February 26, 2017 Read More →

Letter to Editor from Ron Jones ……….

To the Washington County BOCC, Due to the lack of response and apparent lack of interest in the Sunny Hills Civic Association’s proposed offer of February 22(see below) to keep the SH library up and running, the Civic Association has withdrawn its offer effective February 26, 2017. However, we do wish you luck in reaching an […]

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By February 23, 2017 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from Ron Jones ……..

Gentlemen, In light of the fact that the Sunny Hills Library may be closed, the Civic Association would like for the BOCC and the Library to entertain the possibility of donating the library books, computers and other equipment necessary to keep the library open to the Civic Association for the public’s use in our new […]

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By February 20, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Scott: Florida House is Playing Politics with Families’ Jobs ……..

Governor Rick Scott has written the below op-ed on the Florida House playing politics with Florida families jobs in advance of the House Appropriations Committee vote tomorrow to abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida. The committee meeting is tomorrow at 1pm at the Florida State Capitol and includes many members who just last year supported […]

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Comments from Jeff Atwater Florida’s CFO       ……..
By January 7, 2017 Read More →

Comments from Jeff Atwater Florida’s CFO ……..

A new year has arrived, and for many, January comes with the realization that saving money must become a priority after excessive holiday spending. With monthly bills coming due soon, it can be difficult to also think about setting aside some money for savings let alone for retirement. Every dollar you save today will pay […]

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