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Chipley Lions Club presents check to Teen Court program             ………
By October 17, 2017 Read More →

Chipley Lions Club presents check to Teen Court program ………

On October 12 the Chipley Lions Club gathered for their monthly meeting at 12:00 pm at Skins & Bubbas. During this meeting, they presented Donna Prather and the Washington County Teen Court with a check for $500 to support this vital teen intervention program.   During the Chipley Lion’s Club September meeting, Donna shared with […]

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Get Back On Your Feet—Tips For Running At Any Age       ……….
By October 17, 2017 Read More →

Get Back On Your Feet—Tips For Running At Any Age ……….

(NAPSI)—Running can seem like a daunting workout no matter your age. It takes an impressive amount of dedication to run long distances. However, 66-year-old Barbara McGirr did not let that deter her. Starting at the age of 62, McGirr set her sights on completing her first half marathon. After only six months of training and […]

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Local 4-Hers putting skills into practice        ……
By October 16, 2017 Read More →

Local 4-Hers putting skills into practice ……

Communication, problem-solving and decision-making are just three of the skills that Livestock 4-H Club members from Washington County put into practice at last week’s Panhandle Youth Expo Livestock Judging Contest.   These youth have been learning to analyze different livestock species and place them according to criteria that will help them perform out in the […]

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By October 16, 2017 Read More →

New Florida Driver License and ID Card Expanding Statewide ……..

~ More than 200 service centers throughout the state to begin offering Florida’s new, more secure credential. ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This month, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) expands its issuance of a new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. Through December, DHSMV will add the more than […]

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By October 16, 2017 Read More →

Semi overturns at I-10 exit in Jackson County ………

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports no injuries when a 2000 Peterbilt semi carrying seven vehicles overturned in a Sunday afternoon crash in Jackson County.   The FHP report said the semi driver Julio Cesar Rodriguez, 48, of Miami, Florida, received no injuries in the accident.   According to the FHP,  the vehicle was exiting […]

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Drinking and distractions fuel teen driver crashes           ……….
By October 16, 2017 Read More →

Drinking and distractions fuel teen driver crashes ……….

National Teen Driver Safety is October 15-21 Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. In 2016 alone, more than 3,500 teens lost their lives in car crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). About a quarter of the teen drivers involved in fatal crashes […]

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Golden Fall in the Panhandle        ………..
By October 16, 2017 Read More →

Golden Fall in the Panhandle ………..

by Sheila Dunning Silkgrass Pityopsis spp. Picture by: Sheila Dunning Each fall, nature puts on a brilliant show of color throughout the United States. As the temperatures drop, autumn encourages the “leaf peepers” to hit the road in search of the red-, yellow- and orange-colored leaves of the northern deciduous trees. Here in the Florida Panhandle, […]

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By October 15, 2017 Read More →

Living Well in the Panhandle ………….

Solutions for Your Life provided by The Foundation for The Gator Nation   The Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself The recent security breach at Equifax from mid-May through July 2017 exposed the personal information of 143 million people; this included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers. Learn more about how […]

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Helping Kids Succeed        …….
By October 15, 2017 Read More →

Helping Kids Succeed …….

(NAPSI)—The next time you see kids going to their high school graduation, you’re looking at money in the bank for all Americans. That’s because every youth who graduates from high school saves taxpayers $1 million over their lifetime. The Problem For some kids, however, getting to graduation can be particularly difficult. For example, the average […]

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Wildflower Alert:  Coastalplain Balm
By October 14, 2017 Read More →

Wildflower Alert: Coastalplain Balm

This lovely pink wildflower (Dicerandra linearifolia) is an annual that abundantly seeds to form large populations in open dry sandy areas.   It is in the Mint family, and where there are many flowers blooming, the pungent fragrance can fill the air.   There are numerous showy blossoms on each stem and the plants are […]

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