Obituary for Ricky L. ‘Bear’ Ewing

Ricky L. (Bear) Ewing, age 54, of Chipley, Florida,  passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 at his home. Bear was born February 3, 1959 in Covington, Kentucky to the late Edward W. and Mary J. (Meadows) Ewing. He was a former project manager for a major fire sprinkler installation company in Orlando, where his many […]

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North Carolina driver killed in Sunday accident …..

Courtesy of WZEP Radio 1460   Just after 3 a.m. Sunday morning an accident on I-10 at the Walton-Holmes line took the life of a North Carolina driver and injured two others.   The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says a 1994 Honda was westbound and stopped in the emergency lane on the north shoulder.  A […]

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Fountain man arrested in Washington County on narcotics charges …..

(Chipley, FL; December 16, 2013)— The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, reports the arrest of a Fountain man on narcotics charges following a traffic stop. Deputies observed a vehicle traveling on Orange Hill Road with non working lights and proceeded to stop the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the deputy observed the driver exhibiting several physical […]

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Gov. Scott Honors 142 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Award ……

PANAMA CITY, Fla.-  Governor Rick Scott today, joined by Adjutant General of Florida National Guard Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr. and Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Retired Army Colonel Mike Prendergast, awarded 142 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor […]

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Wausau employees going to five day work week starting in January ….

Wausau employees going to five day work week starting in January ….

The Wausau Town Council voted Dec. 12th to five day work week (Monday-Friday) rather continue with the four day work week they currently use.  Councilman Dallas Carter cast the lone dissenting vote.  However, the vote was 5-0 to in favor of having the work hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The new hours will […]

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Santa Visits Wausau

Santa Visits Wausau

And, everyone had a great time.                 Santa Claus Makes Special Holiday Stop in Wausau, Florida Courtesy of The Goulding Agency Christmas arrived a bit early in Wausau, Florida this year, as the home of the ubiquitous ‘Wausau Possum Festival’ was the site for a special visit from […]

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League of Women Voters declares Friday’s Supreme Court Ruling major victory ….

Ruling was handed on on Redistricting and dubbed “major victory for the People of Florida”…   League of Women Voters Declares  Supreme Court Ruling on Redistricting a Major Victory for the People of Florida   Tallahassee — In response to a   5-2 decision by the Florida Supreme Court on Friday, declaring that lawmakers can […]

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Jeff Atwater: On Unclaimed Property ….

By:  Jeff Atwater  Chief Financial Officer  State of Florida     Everyone knows the holiday season is a great time to express to family and friends how much we value them through the act of gift-giving. But did you know that you may have a something for yourself still waiting to be discovered, or at […]

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Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice launches new, interactive website …..

TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice has launched an updated, interactive website to improve communication, enhance transparency and increase accessibility to web services. The website was redesigned to provide better customer service and encourage public feedback. The Board of Occupational Therapy website features a number of valuable resources for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants […]

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Editorial Cartoon ……

Editorial Cartoon ……

‘Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up’         A piece of Indiana Limestone fell off the Southeast corner of the Washington County Courthouse Building cornice recently. But it is only one part of the problem facing the 1927-1932 building, which has mold and mildew in several offices, windows that need painting […]

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Photo Highlights of the 2013 Wausau Christmas Parade ………..

Photo Highlights of the 2013 Wausau Christmas Parade ………..

The rainy weather held off for the parade.                                              

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Photo Highlights of Christmas event at Holmes Valley Pizza & Pasta Company …….

Photo Highlights of Christmas event at Holmes Valley Pizza & Pasta Company …….

Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to visit with young and old.                                                              

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FLORIDIANS DELIVER HOLIDAY BUDGET WISH LIST TO SENATOR NELSON ……

Coalition of consumer, labor, and religious organizations thank Senator Nelson for his work on federal budget and ask Tea Party to stop blocking responsible budget solutions that create jobs   Tampa, FL – Florida Consumer Action Network [FCAN] along with allies delivered their holiday wishes to Senator Nelson Friday in Tampa. They thanked the Senator […]

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Gulf Power protecting large tortoises near substation …..

Gulf Power protecting large tortoises near substation …..

Gulf Power Company is taking steps to protect gopher tortoises near a substation construction project in Crestview. When conducting a wildlife assessment, the Gulf Power Environmental Affairs team found four of the large tortoises nearby. A permit was secured from the Florida Wildlife Commission and environmental consultants installed barriers to prevent them from venturing into the construction […]

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Grant funding toassist DEPand local government restore Florida waterbodies …..

Nine projects to benefit Indian River Lagoon, Wakulla Springs, among others.     TALLAHASSEE -  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has selected nine projects that will benefit from an expected $6.14 million in federal grant money to assist governments with the protection and restoration of Florida’s waterbodies. The money will be used to implement projects and best management practices that reduce runoff and work to restore Florida’s impaired […]

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Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15 …..

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2014, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.   Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National […]

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