EDITORIAL COMMENT: Library Appreciation Month …..

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Library Appreciation Month …..

Let’s all get on board!   by Kathy Foster   Washington County has something to really be proud of in their library system and every county resident needs to let their county officials know they support what the libraries provide us on a regular basis.   Since  not all of our county officials utilize the […]

By April 21, 2014 Read More →

National Volunteer Week ……

Letter to the Editor   Dear Editor:   Two important anniversaries are being celebrated this year. It was forty years ago that President Richard Nixon declared the first National Volunteer Week and it was that same year, 1974, that the first hospice in America opened its doors in Connecticut. April 6-12 was National Volunteer Week […]

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President Obama’s Weekly Address ….

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________ The President’s Budget Ensures Opportunity for All Hard-Working Americans WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, the President highlighted the important differences between the budget he’s put forward – built on opportunity for all – and the budget House Republicans are advocating for, which stacks the deck […]

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FROM THE PRESIDENT: NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH, 2014 ……

THE WHITE HOUSE – – – – – – – A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA In the United States of America, every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success. Yet tragically, hundreds of thousands of young Americans shoulder the burden of […]

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Raise The Minimum Wage – It’s The Right Thing To Do For Hardworking Americans

WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, Vice President Biden discusses the importance of raising the federal minimum wage. It’s good for workers, it’s good for business, and it would help close the gender pay gap, as women make up more than half of the workers who stand to benefit from a raise. And as the […]

By March 29, 2014 Read More →

Obituary for Edgar “Ed” Baxley …..

Mr. Edgar “Ed” Baxley, 80 of Cottondale, went home to be with the Lord on March 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by loved ones.   Ed was born December 28, 1933 in Faydette, Alabama to Joseph and Winnie (Bateman) Baxley. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, Ed served in the United States Navy, and […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →

Statement of G-7 Leaders on Ukraine …..

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 12, 2014 Statement of G-7 Leaders on Ukraine We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, call on the Russian Federation to cease all efforts to […]

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NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, 2014 ……

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer claims more than 50,000 American lives each year. Because the odds of survival rise dramatically when this cancer is caught early, calling attention to it can save lives. During National Colorectal Cancer […]

By March 5, 2014 Read More →

Governor Soctt: STATE OF THE STATE – “DESTINATION OPPORTUNITY”

Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court. Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford and a special welcome to Florida’s new Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera. To the members of the Florida Senate and to the Florida House, thank […]

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NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK, 2014 …….

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The premise that we are all created equal is the opening line in the American story, and while we do not promise equal outcomes, we have always strived to deliver equal opportunity. When everyone gets a fair shot, does their fair share, and plays by […]

By March 3, 2014 Read More →

IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2014 ……

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Centuries after America welcomed the first sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle to our shores, Irish heritage continues to enrich our Nation. This month, we reflect on proud traditions handed down through the generations, and we celebrate the many threads of green woven into […]

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AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH, 2014 ….

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA On the bloodied battlefields of the Civil War, Clara Barton risked her life to aid the wounded, raise spirits, and deliver dearly needed medical supplies. She went on to found the American Red Cross in 1881, which would carry forward her legacy of compassion. Since […]

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President Obama Lays Out Vision for 21st Century Transportation Infrastructure

Today  the President  spoke at the historic Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he launched a competition for $600 million in competitive transportation funding and outline his vision for investing in America’s infrastructure with a $302 billion, four year surface transportation reauthorization proposal. The President will continue to act when he can […]

By February 26, 2014 Read More →
Message from Chief Financial Office of Florida – Jeff Atwater ….

Message from Chief Financial Office of Florida – Jeff Atwater ….

At the Department of Financial Services, we are always working hard to help Florida consumers keep their hard-earned money in their pockets. One of the most popular ways we are helping consumers like you is through our Consumer Services Insurance Helpline. The helpline is staffed by dedicated insurance specialists who are continually trained and informed […]

By February 15, 2014 Read More →

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S WEEKLY ADDRESS: Calling on Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON, DC— This week, President Obama took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring that federal contractors pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. In this week’s address, he highlights that executive action and calls on Congress to pass a bill to raise the federal minimum wage for all […]

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Gov. Rick Scott: Another Record Year for Florida Tourism …..

Nearly 95 million tourists came to Florida in 2013 ORLANDO, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced that according to preliminary estimates* released  by VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – 94.7 million visitors came to Florida in 2013, an increase of 3.5 percent over 2012. This represents a record year for […]

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