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

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 […]

By January 7, 2017 Read More →
Letter to Editor from Martha Compton ……..

Letter to Editor from Martha Compton ……..

To all:   On Wednesday, along with only a handful of others, Florida Panhandle Technical College was recognized at the annual COE meeting in Texas for 40 years of Accreditation.  As I reflected on the number of COE visits and the time and effort that this entailed from past and current staff, the only thing […]

By November 3, 2016 Read More →

Op-ed from President Barack Obama on the Strength and Resilience of Rural America …….

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2016 – By: President Barack Obama   I’ve spent most of my life living in big cities. But the truth is, a lot of what’s shaped me came from my grandparents who grew up on the prairie in Kansas. They taught me the kind of values that don’t always make headlines, let […]

By October 4, 2016 Read More →

Op-Ed: Africa Could Be the Great Economic Success of This Century ………

By Penny Pritzker and Michael R. Bloomberg Over the last eight years, America has written a new chapter in our relationship with Africa. Under President Obama’s leadership, we have worked to transition our support for the continent from aid to trade and empowerment. We have started to build a full, equal, advanced economic partnership — […]

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Jeff Atwater on Protecting those who protect us: Our Military

Imagine trying to balance your family’s budget and make sure all of your bills get paid on time without having access to your online banking for 12 or even 18 months. Imaging trying to buy a house without having your spouse available for moral support, advice, or decision-making assistance. These are a few of the […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →
Preparing For Hurricane Season – Now is the Time People …….

Preparing For Hurricane Season – Now is the Time People …….

 Jeff Atwater in ‘Dollars & Sense’ Dear Fellow Floridians: More than ten years have passed since Florida faced a major hurricane, but as the 2016 hurricane season approaches, I encourage all Floridians to dust off their family’s hurricane plans and prepare for the possibility that a storm could hit Florida’s shores. This week is Hurricane […]

By May 20, 2016 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from Mildred O. Cox on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy …….

MILDRED O COX 2464 Vesta Lane Bonifay, FL 32425 May 1, 2016 My grandson was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age five. Duchenne is a rare and always fatal disease that impacts one in every 3,500 live male births in the U.S. It is the number one genetic killer of children. It is 100% fatal. There […]

BOCC says politics don’t play a major role in Washington County life ……..

BOCC says politics don’t play a major role in Washington County life ……..

by Kathy Foster   The Washington County Board of County Commissioners made the observation at their April 20 workshop that politics don’t play a role in the daily lives of the people of the county.   Stop laughing!   Then they started DISCUSSING  road projects and which  project was the most important.   They pretty […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →

CFO Jeff Atwater Celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month ……….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April is Financial Literacy Month, and Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater reminds Floridians that financial literacy is the key to a successful financial future. To help Floridians achieve a greater understanding of their personal finances, the Department of Financial Services offers free educational resources for Floridians of all ages, from school-aged […]

By April 6, 2016 Read More →

Memorial to Cheryl (Keuchler) Withrow ………

Our precious friend Cheryl suffered a brain aneurysm and suffered brain death. The good news is she lives on, a good Christian, and organ donor. Because of her organ donations over 100 people in Michigan benefitted from organ transplants. Cheryl was a passionate friend who stood up for all that she believed in. I will […]

By April 2, 2016 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from a concerned citizen ……..

To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to complain about the condition of Sam Mitchell Public Library, a branch of Washington County Public Library. I am a loyal patron to this branch; I have been going to this facility for nearly twenty years. I must say that I am very disappointed in the condition […]

By April 2, 2016 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from Dorothy Odom

I attempted to take my recycling to the Recycling Center just north of Wausau today.   While there I observed two cars leave and two other people inside the front office trying to find an attendant.     Once he came from around back he told us we would need to line up at the […]

By February 15, 2016 Read More →

Editorial by Jack Payne ………

By Jack Payne @JackPayneIFAS Weddings, U-picks, and corn mazes make Florida farms family places. You can take your kids to see, feel, and taste the real Florida. Those visits also help keep farming families intact. You see, most Florida farmers have day jobs off the ranch and beyond the fields. They can’t make it […]

By February 9, 2016 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from the Chipley Christmas Fest Committee ….

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Chipley Christmas Fest Committee would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor Tobacco Free Florida and Event Sponsors Community South Credit Union, Metric Engineering, Gulf Power, Northwest Florida Community Hospital, Lane’s Outdoor Equipment, Chipley Garden Club, Capital City Bank, Chipley Woman’s Club, Sunshine Riding Trails, OneSouth Bank and Wells Fargo for […]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →

Editorial Comment by Kathy Foster …..

I had an interesting confrontation with Washington County Commissioner Alan Bush this week at the Washington County Board Thanksgiving Day event. Bush brought up some points  I would like to challenge. Bush pointed out that he felt  I should not have written anything about a man being ejected from a meeting of the Washington County […]

By November 20, 2015 Read More →

Letter to the Editor from Ron Jones ……..

Dear Editor,   Over the past few days I have received astonishing support from the voters and citizens of Washington County for standing up and voiceing my true opinion in regards to the direction our district 5 commissioner, along with a couple of other commissioners have been leading Washington County. It is my understanding from […]

By November 19, 2015 Read More →