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The Most Important Ingredient in ‘Friday Night Lights’- YOU
By August 15, 2017 Read More →

The Most Important Ingredient in ‘Friday Night Lights’- YOU

The 2017 season of local high school football starts this week, and in this, the final installment of all that goes into making ‘Friday Night Lights’ a success in small-town America, we take a look at the most important component- you- the spectator and fan. As we have pointed out in the first five segments […]

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‘It’s The Law’ by Greg Wilson- ‘Florida Sunshine Laws and Freedom Of Information Laws’
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‘It’s The Law’ by Greg Wilson- ‘Florida Sunshine Laws and Freedom Of Information Laws’

It’s The Law’ by Greg Wilson There are rules and regulations everywhere you look, and it’s important to be cognizant of the law.  As they say, ‘Ignorance of the law is no excuse’, and a number of laws are important to know and understand. In this series of articles, we will be explaining some of […]

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TDC reports ‘Rock the Falls’ will feature a variety of bands ……….

Set for Oct. 21st in Washington County.   by Kathy Foster   Washington County’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) announced this week that the ‘2017 Rock the Falls’ event at Falling Water State Park will feature entertainment by Classic Rock, Blues and Country bands and is projected to draw another large crowd for a day of […]

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I-10 traffic stop nets one arrest ………

On August 12, 2017 the Florida Highway Patrol’s Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-10 in Holmes County for a moving violation. Troopers made contact with the driver and identified him by a Mexican Identification Card as Juan Gaytan Flores (30 years of age) a resident of Houston, Texas. Mr. Flores did not […]

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Episcopal Church of the Central Gulf Coast announces opening of seminary in DeFuniak Springs           ……….
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Episcopal Church of the Central Gulf Coast announces opening of seminary in DeFuniak Springs ……….

This past week Bishop Russell Kendrick, of the Episcopal Church of the Central Gulf Coast announced the church would be opening an educational facility on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs next month in the church rectory adjacent to St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church.   Making the announcement, Kendrick work has been underway for the last two […]

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Okaloosa County man arrested in Vernon area on multiple charges             ……..
By August 15, 2017 Read More →

Okaloosa County man arrested in Vernon area on multiple charges ……..

Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call, just before midnight on August 12 regarding a distraught man who was threatening to attempt suicide. The caller alleged 35-year-old Wesley Blackerby, of Crestview, had contacted her via Facebook and wrote that he wanted to “crash his truck into a tree” among other comments. Deputies responded to […]

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The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water        ……..
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The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water ……..

The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab   by Andrea Albertin The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Team, from left to right: Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase […]

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Three Montgomery women arrested for theft
By August 14, 2017 Read More →

Three Montgomery women arrested for theft

Helping themselves to items from the Dollar General store in Vernon led to the arrest of three Montgomery, Alabama women after a concerned citizen reported what they witnessed. A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was approached around 9:30 pm on August 8, by a citizen who had just witnessed two black females pull into the store, grab […]

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Washington County Commissioner Tray Hawkins Spearheads County Building Permit Streamlining
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Washington County Commissioner Tray Hawkins Spearheads County Building Permit Streamlining

Just a couple of weeks after hosting a series of high-impact closed door meetings with Florida Senator George Gainer, Washington County, Florida Commissioner Tray Hawkins kicked off the streamlining of the building permit process for municipalities outside of the County seat of Chipley. On July 26, 2017, each of the five municipalities located in Washington […]

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Northwest Florida High School ‘Friday Night Lights’- A Deceptively Calm Look At A Ballet of Massive Proportions
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Northwest Florida High School ‘Friday Night Lights’- A Deceptively Calm Look At A Ballet of Massive Proportions

If you watch a duck glide effortlessly across a still body of water, all you notice is the serene calmness of travel, with almost no obvious effort. What you do not see is the almost frantic, ceaseless motion below the waterline, and, much akin to the iceberg, 90 percent of this is invisible to the […]

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