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Gov. Scott Signs Legislation for Boater Safety in Florida ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 711, which further reduces registration fees for boats equipped with safety features, such as an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). This legislation is an extension of a boater safety bill signed into law by Governor Scott last year. Governor Scott […]

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Governor Scott Signs 16 Bills Into Law …………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: CS/CS/SB 18 Relief of ‘Survivor’ and the Estate of ‘Victim’ – This bill directs the Florida Department of Children and Families to provide a total of $3.75 million in compensation relief to Victor Barahona and the estate of Nubia Barahona. CS/CS/SB 80 […]

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Obituary for Loyd Redmon ………..

Loyd Redmon, age 91 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay, FL.  He was born on September 16, 1925 in Jackson County, FL to the late John and Missouri (Toole) Redmon.   Mr. Redmon served in the United States Navy and after […]

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Tuesday with Pete

Good morning; From a very young age an image had always been stuck in the man’s mind. He wasn’t sure where he experienced the scene or why. Through the frame of a backseat car window two nuns peered through the window. In the background was a white two story building with the traditional orange tile […]

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Governor Scott Appoints Noah Valenstein as Secretary of DEP ………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott appointed, and the Florida Cabinet approved, Noah Valenstein as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Governor Scott said, “Throughout his entire career, Noah has demonstrated an unyielding commitment to protecting our state’s incredible and diverse natural treasures. As a native Floridian, Noah knows firsthand […]

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April 017 Unemployment ……….

 Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in April 2017, down 0.3 percentage point from 4.8 percent in March 17, and down 0.4 percentage from a year ago. There were 460,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 10,142,000. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April. Florida’s seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural […]

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Obituary for James Whitney Nelson           …………
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Obituary for James Whitney Nelson …………

James Whitney Nelson, age 40 of Marianna, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2017 at his residence. Whitney was born on January 5, 1977 in Panama City, Florida to James Royce Nelson and Mary Sue Martin. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, he was a 1995 graduate of Chipley High School. […]

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Obituary for Etha Ann Bush          ……….
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Obituary for Etha Ann Bush ……….

Etha Ann Bush, age 94 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2017 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. Etha was born on April 2, 1923 in Chipley, Florida to Thomas Homer Nelson and Brattie (Mason) Nelson. She was a lifelong resident of the panhandle and was a church member […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Offering Correctional Officer Programs
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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Offering Correctional Officer Programs

Corrections is one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States, with almost a half-million persons engaged in these jobs and a mean average income of around $40,000 annually. Corrections jobs include those staff who guard in penal or rehabilitative institutions, who guard in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other points, and includes […]

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Local Restaurant Continues To Give Back to the Community
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Local Restaurant Continues To Give Back to the Community

Probably best known for ‘Taco Tuesdays’ and ‘Quesadilla Thursdays’, Javier’s Mexican Grill in Chipley, Florida is also known for its namesake, Javier Valdovinos. Always smiling and greet customers by name, Javier has been an institution in the Chipley area for many years, and now serves the children of those who attended school when he first […]

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