Governor Rick Scott Announces $30 Million Commitment for High-Skill/High-Wage Job Training in “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced $30 million in funding for a new workforce training initiative focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) occupations and other high-skill/high-wage jobs as part of the 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” The Governor made the announcement at Greencore USA, a manufacturer of convenience foods, […]

By January 23, 2014 Read More →
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County invites you to Plein Air Show …..

Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County invites you to Plein Air Show …..

  Outdoor Magic – A Plein Air Show Opening Reception January 24, 2014 The CAA and the A+ Art Committee would like to invite you to the opening reception of “Outdoor Magic – A Plein Air Show,” a fine art exhibit featuring 16 local CAA professional artist members. The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 24th from 5pm to 7pm […]

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RMS Honors ‘A’ and ‘A/B’ Students ……

RMS Honors ‘A’ and ‘A/B’ Students ……

There was a large group of ‘A’ and ‘A/B’ Honor Students on hand at the Roulhac Middle School cafeteria JAN. 22nd as the young people were recognized for their achievements.   A breakfast hosted by Peopes South Bank and Regions Bank helped reward the students for their hard work.   Congratulations to all of these […]

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Florida Governor Rick Scott Announces Record $100 Million to Grow Florida Tourism

Florida Governor Rick Scott, aggressively promoting his proposed tax-cut budget for 2014, announced this month that he is making the largest investment in state history on tourism, Florida’s leading business. On Friday, January 10, at the Orlando International Airport, Scott declared that Visit Florida, the state’s tourism agency, will receive $100 million as part of […]

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CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY ….

CHIPOLA COLLEGE TO OFFER BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY ….

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy beginning Feb. 3.   Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course is 770 clock hours in length.   Students who have completed the State of Florida, Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and have passed the state […]

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New Students Welcomed to BCF for Spring 2014 ……

New Students Welcomed to BCF for Spring 2014 ……

The pews in the R.G. Lee Chapel at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville were filled on January 20 as new and returning students gathered together for worship after the long Christmas break. Students were welcomed back by Senior Vice President R. C. Hammack as he introduced the chapel speaker, BCF’s Dean of […]

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Homeownership Help for Veterans ….

(NAPSI)—According to a survey by Harris Interactive, 75 percent of military families believe that owning a home is one of the most important things to service members upon returning from active duty. The reasons include a desire to have their own residence (73 percent), establishing a household (43 percent), and financial security (36 percent). In […]

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Obituary for Thomas Eugene (Tommy) Holley Sr.

Obituary for Thomas Eugene (Tommy) Holley Sr.

Thomas Eugene (Tommy) Holley Sr., age 65 of Chipley, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born May 21, 1948 in Chipley, Fla. to the late Alfred and Josephine (Lewis) Holley. Tommy started as an apprentice lineman in 1968 with Southern Electric Company in Georgia and […]

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Obituary for John Martin Fears, Sr.

John Martin Fears Sr., age 59, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at his home in Chipley, FL. John was born on March 17, 1954 in Chipley, FL to the late Wallace Lee Fears and Betty Lois (Pettis) Fears. He was a lifelong resident of Chipley and a member of the Blue Lake Baptist Church […]

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Obituary for Shannon Ray Herring

Shannon Ray Herring, age 37 of Chipley passed away Friday, January 17, 2014. Shannon was born on June 11, 1976 in Panama City, FL to Ray Herring and the late Linda (Gainey) Herring. He is a lifelong resident of the Washington County area and worked as a Correctional Officer for 17 years. Shannon loved to […]

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Horror Film being shot in Jackson County ….

Jackson County, Florida has seen increased activity this week as a location shoot continues for a low-budget horror film and a local historical travelogue is produced. The movie crew for ‘Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre!’ will be in Jackson County for around three weeks and film producer Rafael Wagner says the crew is planning to come […]

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Sheriff sends out scam alert – Identity Thieves set to steal Taxpayers Security ….

Sheriff sends out scam alert – Identity Thieves set to steal Taxpayers Security ….

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Tips For Safer Online Shopping

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for online shoppers who want more security when shopping at an unfamiliar website.   By taking a few practical steps, it’s possible to have a shopping experience that is safer and more satisfying.   Here are a few tips to help determine if a company can be considered a trusted Internet shopping […]

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GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCES $55 MILLION FOR FLORIDA’S SPRINGS IN “IT’S YOUR MONEY TAX CUT BUDGET”

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Governor Rick Scott today announced $55 million in funding for restoration and protection of Florida’s springs in the 2014-2015 “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” This announcement was made during an award ceremony in Tallahassee celebrating 125 employees from around the state that were selected as the Department of Environmental Protection’s most […]

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High School Grades …..

Courtesy of  WZEP Radio 1460  High School Grades have been released and for most there is an improvement or they stayed at a high level. For Walton, Washington, Okaloosa and Holmes counties seven schools stayed at an A grade, three stayed at a B grade and two stayed at a C grade. Vernon High jumped […]

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Maphis demonstrates Camellia grafting …..

Maphis demonstrates Camellia grafting …..

by John V. Foster   Randolph Maphis, brother of local nurseryman Bill Maphis, put on a demonstration of the bigger, better and newer Camellia flowers last week at Maphis Nursery in Chipley.  He followed up his talk by showing audience members how to properly graft the new Camellias to older ones, or to ones with […]

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