Gov. Scott: We Are Directing State Resources to Help Displaced Travelers ……..

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on resources the State of Florida is making available for those affected by the Fort Lauderdale International Airport attack. Governor Scott said, “During the attack yesterday, many travelers had to run to safety which resulted in lost identification and missing belongings. This morning, […]

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President-Elect Donald J. Trump Nominates Former U.S. Senator Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence …….

(New York, NY) – President-elect Donald J. Trump has announced his intention to nominate former United States Senator Dan Coats to serve as the Director of National Intelligence. Having served for years on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, including during the just-completed 114th Congress and previously on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Coats […]

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UF/IFAS Panhandle Ag e-News

UF/IFAS Panhandle Ag e-News

Panhandle Ag e-News is brought to you each week by the UF/IFAS County Agents and Extension Specialists serving Commercial Agriculture in Northwest Florida.       Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety There are a number of important food safety compliance facts you should know as described in the Food Safety Modernization Act […]

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CHIPOLA OPENS CONFERENCE SEASON …….

MARIANNA—Both Chipola basketball teams open conference play Saturday, Jan. 7, at Gulf Coast. Chipola hosts Tallahassee, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., in the Milton Johnson Center.   All conference games will be broadcast on 100.9 FM. Home games will be streamed on YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/ChipolaCollege). Both teams will provide up to the minute […]

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Kiwanians learn about Early Learning Coalition ……….

Kiwanians learn about Early Learning Coalition ……….

by Kathy Foster   The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida was the topic of discussion as this week’s meeting of the Chipley Kiwanis Club.  Club members were brought up to date about what the agency provides in the local area and the upcoming Art-Kid-Doo event being hosted by the ELCNWF in April.   Susan […]

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Guardian ad Litem program seeks volunteers ……

Guardian ad Litem volunteers are the “eyes and ears” for the judge. Won’t you consider speaking up on behalf of an abused and neglected child from our community? These children are currently going through court proceedings and need a strong, dependable voice. An application and training are required. If you could spend a few hours […]

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Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Days coming up ……..

Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Days coming up ……..

Each year, Farm Bureau members visit Tallahassee to meet with state lawmakers to discuss public policy issues that affect agriculture. During the trip, a Taste of Agriculture reception is held to celebrate the family farmers and the importance of agriculture to our state. The reception is held in the Capitol courtyard and is open to […]

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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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EPA Rebates Will Fund Cleaner School Buses in 88 Communities ……..

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded more than $7.7 million to replace or retrofit 401 older diesel school buses. The funds are going to 88 school bus fleets in 27 states, each of which will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce […]

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Stretching Your Vacation Dollar ……..

Stretching Your Vacation Dollar ……..

(NAPSI)—U.S. travelers collectively spent $2.6 billion a day on trips in 2015, which equates to $30,033 a second, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Eating out, accommodations, rental cars, plane tickets and other expenses can make taking a vacation costly. But don’t let the thought of a potentially lofty price tag deter you. Thankfully, there […]

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Obituary for Rita Catherine York …….

Rita Catherine York, 52 of Vernon, passed from this life on January 5, 2017 at Bay Medical Center’s Covenant Hospice wing. Rita was born on December 24, 1964 in Suffern, New York To Raymond Charles Davis and Mary C. Mydosh. She had lived in the Florida Panhandle for 15 years since coming from New York, […]

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Obituary for Martha Williams Alford ………

Mrs. Martha Williams Alford, age 85, of Vernon, Florida passed away January 4, 2017 at her home. She was born January 28, 1931 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Mark Daniel and Vera Mae Everett Williams.   In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn A. Alford and […]

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GOV. RICK SCOTT: WE WILL USE EVERY AVAILABLE RESOURCE TO KEEP CITIZENS SAFE ……..

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, in response to the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement. Governor Scott said, “We cannot and will not tolerate this type of violence in Florida. We will not stand for this and the person responsible will be brought to justice to the […]

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Statement by President-Elect Donald J. Trump ……….

Statement by President-Elect Donald J. Trump ……….

(New York, NY) President–elect Donald J. Trump released the following statement at the conclusion of the meeting with Intelligence Community leaders: “I had a constructive meeting and conversation with the leaders of the Intelligence Community this afternoon. I have tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community […]

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Dr. Neal Dunn’s Statement on Congress Certifying Donald Trump as President-Elect …….

WASHINGTON, DC: Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) released the following statement after a Joint Session of Congress certified the Electoral College ballots today and officially recognized Donald Trump as the next President of the United States: “It is an honor to take part in confirming Donald Trump as our next President. The American people spoke loud […]

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Four injured in Jackson County crash ……..

The Florida Highway Patrol that 40-year-old Michelle Sloan of Chipley and three minor children, all of Chipley, and 27-year-old Jalessa Brown, also of Chipley, received serious injuries in a Jan. 3 crash in Jackson County.   The FHP reports that Brown was turning her 2007 Nissan left onto County Road 193 and Sloan was traveling […]

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