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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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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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Association’s proposed offer of February 22(see below) to keep the SH library up and running, the Civic Association has withdrawn its offer effective February 26, 2017.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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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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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 ……..

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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