Gulf Power seeks increase for largest-ever construction program …..

Gulf Power seeks increase for largest-ever construction program …..

Gulf Power Company is asking the Florida Public Service Commission to approve a two-step price increase to help pay for the largest power grid construction program in the history of the company.   At right:  Gulf Power crews making upgrades to a substation on Devilliers Street in Pensacola, Fla.   Over the next three years, […]

Mother and Son Arrested for Exploitation of the Elderly

Mother and Son Arrested for Exploitation of the Elderly

On July 11th the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Betty Linda Redmond (DOB 1/20/1961) and her son, Brian Andrew Redmond (DOB 5/1/1985) of 2117 Boyscout Road, Defuniak Springs.  Both were arrested for Exploitation of the Elderly less than $20,000 dollars.  At the time of the arrest, numerous animals were located at the Redmond residence and were […]

Dept. of Health announces grant awards to researchers working to cure cancer and tobacco-related diseases …

The Florida Department of Health has awarded funding for nine research projects that are focused on finding cures for cancer and tobacco-related diseases. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Florida, claiming 41,696 Florida lives in 2012.The funds support research on diseases that relate to tobacco use, including heart disease, which is the second […]

Steps You Can Take To Protect Your Eyes And Still Enjoy Fun In The Sun ….

Steps You Can Take To Protect Your Eyes And Still Enjoy Fun In The Sun ….

(NAPSI)—Increasingly, consumers are being warned of the dangers posed by too much exposure to the sun. The good news is that there are steps they can take to protect themselves and their family and still enjoy their time outdoors.   The problem, say experts, is that exposure to excessive amounts of UV radiation over a […]

DEP closes on major Camp Blanding conservation land purchase ….

Governor and Cabinet approved purchase provides military buffering, environmental benefits.     TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection closed on a parcel in Clay County that will provide military buffering for Camp Blanding and conservation value as part of a Florida Forever project approved in March by the Governor and Florida Cabinet.   Governor […]

Walton County Man Arrested for Child Pornography

Walton County Man Arrested for Child Pornography

On July 10th the Walton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in executing a search warrant at 37 12th Street, Santa Rosa Beach. Gelver Raul Martinez Ramirez (DOB 09/17/1971) was arrested for possession of obscene material and possession of photograph of sexual performance by a child.   The warrant originated […]

Porters receive ‘Yard of the Month’ in Wausau ….

Porters receive ‘Yard of the Month’ in Wausau ….

Nancy Hagan (r), representing the Wausau Garden Club was on hand at the July 11th meeting of the Wausau Town Council to present this month’s ‘Yard of the Month” certificate to John and Jean Porter.  Their  home is located at 2573 Cora Lane.     Dealing with other business council members took the following action: […]

Chipola students should apply now for Financial Aid ….

Chipola students should apply now for Financial Aid ….

MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Fall classes at Chipola College are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application should be completed no later than July 17. All required documents must be received in the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 24 […]

Florida Land Steward Update …..

Florida Land Steward Update …..

News & Info Brief   RURAL AND FAMILY LANDS PROTECTION PROGRAM  Florida’s agricultural land owners are encouraged to consider applying for the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program. The goal of the program is to acquire perpetual agricultural conservation easements that ensure lands will remain in agricultural use while providing for the protection of natural […]

Dinner With Ina Garten In Just A Few Minutes! ….

Dinner With Ina Garten In Just A Few Minutes! ….

(NAPSI)—The next time you want to turn out a delicious dish but you don’t have a lot of time, you can get help from a famous cook.   The Cook Best-selling cookbook author (including “Barefoot Contessa Foolproof”) and Food Network host Ina Garten has turned some of her favorite recipes and top-quality ingredients into dinners […]

New Florida Law to Keep Squatters Out of Homes

House Bill 903 by Rep. Jim Waldman (D-Coconut Creek) and Rep. Daniel Davis (R-Jacksonville), which closes loopholes in the adverse possession law that have allowed for “squatting” to become a pressing issue in recent years, has been signed into law. “With the growing number of home foreclosures in South Florida, the Broward County Property Appraiser […]

Obituary for Marion Catherine Wells …..

Mrs. Marion Catherine Wells, age 71, of Bonifay, Florida passed away July 10, 2013 at her home. She was born February 20, 1942 in Pensacola, Florida to the late Curtis & Virginia Brock Jernigan. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by a son, Marcus Wells and a brother, John Brock […]

Okaloosa Drug Task Force breaks up trafficking ring …

Courtesy of WZEP Radio 1460     The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force (DTF) has concluded a joint investigation with the DEA in connection to a drug trafficking ring operating in Northwest Florida.   In January 2013, Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers reported a tip to the DTF that a head nurse at a Fort […]

Obituary for Bronislava Bociunas ….

Bronislava Bociunas, 77, of Sunny Hills, Florida,  passed from this life on July 8, 2013 at Bay Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.   She was born in Siauliai, Lithuania to Izidorius and Pranciska Gorys. She had lived in Sunny Hills since 1980 coming from Montreal, Canada, where she worked as a secretary for Dominion […]

DEP awards nearly $400 Million to improve water facilities, environment last fiscal year ….

DEP awards nearly $400 Million to improve water facilities, environment last fiscal year ….

State Revolving Fund programs provide low- interest loans for wastewater, stormwater and drinking water projects.     The chart above shows the total amount awarded by the Department’s State Revolving Fund program for fiscal years 2008/2009 through 2012/2013.   TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Resource Management awarded a total of $393,459,151 from the […]

Guardian ad Litem volunteers sworn in ….

Guardian ad Litem volunteers sworn in ….

Guardian ad Litem volunteers are appointed by the court to speak for children in court proceedings who have been abused or neglected.   They recently held their swearing in ceremony with Judge William L. Wright.     From left to right: Hilda Bedsole, Don Bedsole, Amy Barnes, Amy Jackson, Judge Wright, Stephanie Russ, Sonia Ubias […]