Obituary for Aurelio Torres …..

Aurelio Torres, age 76, passed from this life Friday, March 28, 2014 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. He was born in Bronx, New York on April 29, 1937 to Thomas and DeJesus (Clementine) Torres. Mr. Aurelio worked as a carpenter and has lived in Chipley since 1996 coming from Bronx, New York. He was also […]

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State leaders to sign Florida GI Bill in Panama City …….

Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford will join military and civilian leaders Monday morning in Panama City to sign Florida’s GI Bill into law. The ceremony will be held at the National Guard Armory, 3121 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405, at 9:30 a.m. CST.   The legislation is […]

By March 30, 2014 Read More →

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH RECOGNIZED …..

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott has issued a proclamation recognizing the significance of National Nutrition Month. The Florida Department of Health recognizes March as National Nutrition Month and encourages all Floridians to consider ways to include healthy eating into their lives, helping Florida to become the healthiest state in the nation.   “We are the […]

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Marriage According to His Book: God’s Marriage Plan ………

Marriage According to His Book: God’s Marriage Plan ………

Authored by Charlie P. Johnston Jr. “The institution of marriage is in serious trouble today. What is it going to take to get it back on track? I believe marriage can be revitalized.” – Charlie P. Johnston, Jr. The plan and purpose of this book is to direct individuals to the best and most reliable […]

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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 […]

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Paddlers complete 1,515 mile sea kayaking journey around Florida Coast ……

Paddlers complete 1,515 mile sea kayaking journey around Florida Coast ……

~Two paddlers circumnavigate Florida while battling challenges~                   Paddlers become the 12th and 13th people to complete the impressive trail. TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection congratulates kayakers Marc DeLuca and Jim Windle for finishing the entire 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, as mapped and […]

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February 2014 Unemployment Data ……

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in February 2014, unchanged from the January 2014 revised rate and down 1.7 percentage points from 7.9 percent a year ago. The state’s February rate was the lowest since June 2008 when it was 6.0 percent. There were 588,000 jobless Floridian’s out of a labor force of […]

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NWFWMD Launches Agricultural Cost-Share Funding Program to Protect Jackson Blue Springs

MARIANNA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District recently launched a cost-share program designed to help agricultural producers improve water quality and reduce water use demands in and around Jackson Blue Spring. The District is offering more than $680,000 to help fund eligible agricultural best management practices (BMPs) as part of the Jackson Blue Spring […]

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Washington Rehab and Nursing Center in Chipley, Florida Makes National ‘Top Ten’ with Music Video

Washington Rehab and Nursing Center in Chipley, Florida Makes National ‘Top Ten’ with Music Video

Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Chipley, Florida recently was challenged by parent organization Signature Healthcare to illustrate how they serve their residents and community by producing a viral video.   Administrator Bret Brown, along with WR&N staff, including Director of Nursing Heather Brock and Quality of Life Director Kim Potthoff worked with The Goulding […]

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Governor Rick Scott: Tying FHP Officer Bonuses to Ticket Quotas is Outrageous and Wrong

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today released the following statement about news outlets reporting the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is considering tying their employee bonuses to the number of tickets they issue to motorists: “The idea that FHP would tie officer bonuses to the number of tickets they write is absolutely […]

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Panhandle Ag Update 3/28/14 ……

Panhandle Ag e-news is brought to you each week by the UF/IFAS County Agents and Extension Specialists serving Agriculture in Northwest Florida.   Peanuts, Cotton, Corn, or Soybeans? Enterprise Budgets Help You Decide The most importance decision to be made by farmers for the 2014 cropping season is the choice to develop a management plan […]

By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Created 32,100 Jobs in February 2014

TALLAHASSEE — Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida’s businesses created 32,100 private sector jobs over the month in February 2014. This is the highest number of private sector Florida jobs created in a single month since the Governor took office. Since December 2010, Florida’s economy has added 540,700 private sector jobs. The state’s unemployment […]

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TROOP A INTERSTATE 10 CHALLENGE …..

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an intensified enforcement effort on Interstate 10 in an effort to keep the roadways safe and fatality-free today through March 30. All seven counties that line Interstate 10 in Troop A along the panhandle (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson), will be participating […]

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Department of Health in Washington County addresses county health rankings …..

Department of Health in Washington County addresses county health rankings …..

The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrates state, county and community efforts.  

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Washington-Holmes Technical Center Installs State of the Art Automotive Equipment

Washington-Holmes Technical Center Installs State of the Art Automotive Equipment

‘We now have a brand new Road Force Wheel balancer and we can offer instruction on the latest technology in balancing automotive wheels’, says Mike Bowyer, Automotive Service Technology Instructor at Washington-Holmes Technical Center. Delivery, installation and training for new front end alignment and wheel balancing equipment was documented at the Washington-Holmes Technical Center campus […]

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League of Women Voters of Florida Responds to Florida’s Decision to Suspend Voter Purge

Tallahassee, Fla. — Yesterday, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced via memo his intention to suspend the Department of State’s “Project Integrity” initiative until at least 2015. Over the past several years, the League of Women Voters of Florida has been actively advocating against “Project Integrity” and similar efforts to purge registered voters from […]

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