United States and Switzerland Streamline Organic Trade ……..

New agreement will expand market for organic farmers, reduce hurdles for small and medium-size businesses, and deliver more organic products to consumers WASHINGTON, July 9, 2015 – The United States and Switzerland announced today that beginning July 10, 2015, organic products certified in the United States or Switzerland may be sold as organic in either […]

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LEAGUE APPLAUDS FLORIDA SUPREME COURT FAIR DISTRICTS RULING …….

“It has been a long hard, battle against devious, political scheming, but today the Florida Supreme Court handed the people of Florida a total victory, forcing the redrawing of every one of the eight districts that we contested in the lawsuit,” said Pamela Goodman, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, part of […]

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News from Volunteer Florida ……

News from Volunteer Florida ……

It’s hard to believe we’re in July already … it’s been a busy summer! I recently had the opportunity to attend the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Annual Education Solutions Summit in Tampa to discuss partnerships between business, education, and philanthropy. It was an outstanding opportunity to highlight the power of national service and the impact Volunteer […]

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New Online Course for Boaters: All About Marine Radio ……..

New Online Course for Boaters: All About Marine Radio ……..

ANNAPOLIS, MD – If you put 10 boaters in a room with a working marine VHF radio, how many could call for help, call a friend, or share a navigational hazard with nearby boaters? Chances are the most important piece of safety gear aboard a boat is the least understood. A partnership with the US […]

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Keeping Your Cool In A Heat Wave …….

(NAPSI)—While high heat can drain your energy, increase your utility bills and make your AC work overtime, there are simple ways you can save energy without compromising comfort.   Try fighting back against heat in your home with these tips:   • Install a programmable thermostat: There’s no need to keep the AC blasting while […]

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Obituary for Anna O. Phillips ……..

Mrs. Anna O. Phillips, 94 of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 2, 2015 in the Bay Medical Sacred Heart Health System, Covenant Hospice of Panama City, Florida. She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Bonifay, Florida where she served faithfully […]

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Capital City Bank Foundation Donates to FPTC Foundation …….

Capital City Bank Foundation Donates to FPTC Foundation …….

Capital City Bank Group Foundation was the first donor to the FPTC Foundation to start the new fiscal year. Wayland Fulford, President of Capital City Bank-Chipley, presented the donation to FPTC Foundation Chairman Jim Town at a ceremony in the bank’s Chipley office. Capital City Bank Group Foundation has been a long-time donor to the […]

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State Reaches Contact Milestone 10 million people register their contact information with ECI …….

State Reaches Contact Milestone 10 million people register their contact information with ECI …….

Florida’s Emergency Contact Information system reached a milestone this week, surpassing the 10 million mark in the number of people who have securely registered their contact information with the state. That’s an average of more than a million new registrants a year since the system was created in 2006.   “The response we’ve seen from […]

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Host Families sought for Exchange Students …….

Host families for high school international students are being sought for the coming school year. The student will arrive in early August 2015 and leave in early June 2016. The host family is to accept this teenager as “one of their own” for the junior year in a local high school.   These exchange students […]

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BUSINESS TRENDS: Understanding Emotional Intelligence ………

  by Dr. Lori LaCivita (NAPSI)—In today’s workplace, organizations consist of employees spanning four generations. The U.S. has about 75 million millennials—people ages 18 to 34—and this year they are projected to surpass baby boomers and become the single largest segment of the American workforce, according to the Pew Research Center. As savvy employers know, […]

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Op-Ed: Bringing New Trade Agreements to Life

Op-Ed: Bringing New Trade Agreements to Life

  Increasing U.S. exports is a top priority for President Obama and our entire Administration. With our support, America’s private sector made 2014 a fifth consecutive record year for exports, selling $2.34 trillion of goods and services to overseas markets. Exports also supported 11.7 million private sector jobs in 2014, an all-time high.     […]

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Obituary for Robert E. Walters ….

Robert E. Walters, age 67 of Chipley, FL passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Bay Medical Center. Robert was born September 6, 1947 to the late Daniel and Leola (Johns) Walters in Wausau, FL. He is a lifelong resident of the Chipley area and a member of the Gap Pond Free Will Baptist Church. […]

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Ask Karen: How long will cooked food stay safe in the refrigerator?

Ask Karen: How long will cooked food stay safe in the refrigerator?

USDA recommends using cooked leftovers within 3 to 4 days.   Refrigeration slows but does not stop bacterial growth. There are two completely different families of bacteria: pathogenic bacteria, the kind that cause foodborne illness, and spoilage bacteria, the kind of bacteria that cause foods to deteriorate and develop unpleasant odors, tastes, and textures.   […]

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Six Legislators in the Panhandle Earned an “A” ……….

Six Legislators in the Panhandle Earned an “A” ……….

The Florida Chamber of Commerce today released the actual grades earned by all members of the House and Senate on the Florida Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Report Card. For the panhandle region, six legislators earned “A” grades:   Sen. Greg Evers Rep. Doug Broxson Rep. Brad Drake Rep. Mike Hill Rep. Clay Ingram Rep. Jay Trumbull After tabulating more […]

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Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition — Florida in top five ranking ……

Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition — Florida in top five ranking ……

Governor Rick Scott: Florida’s Financial Ranking Shows It’s Working HOLLYWOOD, Fla. —Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following statement regarding Florida’s top five ranking of most fiscally healthy states by the Mercatus Center. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s top five ranking of most fiscally healthy states is great news. By paying down debt, maintaining a healthy […]

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Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Zapata Station make a Significant Seizure …….

Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Zapata Station make a Significant Seizure …….

 LAREDO, TEXAS – On July 3, at approximately 11:27 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station seized 673 pounds of marijuana during a drug-smuggling attempt. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station were working line-watch operations   when they observed a suspicious vehicle near Highway 83 make an abrupt turn, indication […]

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