Obituary for Doris Marie Adams ……..

Mrs. Doris Marie Adams, age 77, of Bonifay, Florida passed away August 4, 2016 at her home. She was born December 19, 1938 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Malcom and Lettie Phelps Nickell. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Frederick Adams, Sr. and a daughter, […]

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on U.S. Employment Report for July 2016 …….

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the following statement on the July jobs report, which showed that U.S. employment rose by 255,000 while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9%.   “Today’s jobs report underscores the steadiness and breadth of our economic expansion. With 255,000 jobs added in July, we marked our record […]

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on International Trade in Goods and Services in June 2016 …….

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of theJune 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. U.S. exports of goods and services increased to $183.2 billion in June from $182.5 billion in May. New monthly export records were set in Telecommunications, Computer, and Information Services — […]

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Interview with Award-Winning STEM Club at Florida Panhandle Technical College

Interview with Award-Winning STEM Club at Florida Panhandle Technical College

Interview with FPTC’s all female STEM Club, nicknamed ‘The Robotic Riveters’ after winning a regional competition in Niceville, Florida at the Florida Panhandle Technical College campus studio in Chipley, Florida. Produced by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida. See more video clips, photos and interviews at www.RealFloridaMagazine.org and listen […]

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AUTHORITIES BUST MAJOR COCKFIGHTING PIT IN ALABAMA ……..

Courtesy of WZEP Radio   Federal authorities took steps to shut down a cockfighting pit in Citronelle, Alabama after multiple undercover investigations conducted by the FBI and The Humane Society of the United States. During the execution of a search warrant, authorities uncovered a huge arena with bleacher seating, concession stands, trophies, cockfighting paraphernalia and […]

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BOCC mulls over proposed budget at Thursday’s Workshop ……..

BOCC mulls over proposed budget at Thursday’s Workshop ……..

BOCC starts out workshop dealing with insurance for Sheriff’s Department.   by Kathy Foster    Washington County Board of County Commissioners indicated Thursday morning they would combine both their county employees and those of the Sheriff’s Office under one insurance program for the coming year.  Following discussion between the two entities,  both Commissioners and the […]

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West Florida Regional Planning Council eNews for August ……..

West Florida Regional Planning Council eNews for August ……..

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Annual Update Meeting Held in Destin The CEDS annual update meeting was held on July 19 in Destin. The CEDS is designed to guide economic growth by fostering a more stable and diversified economy, assisting in the creation of jobs, and improving the living conditions in the WFRPC seven-county region. Addressing […]

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A Conversation with USDA Leader Audrey Rowe …….

Posted by Helena Rudoff, USDA Office of Communications   Audrey Rowe serves as the Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service. Rowe oversees the nation’s 15 federal nutrition assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, and National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.   “I […]

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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Recovers More Than $241,000 for Floridians in July ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recovered more than $241,000 for Florida consumers during the month of July. Last year, the department recovered nearly $3 million for Florida consumers from moving companies, vehicle repair shops, pawn shops, health studios, telemarketers, sellers of travel and more. During the month of July, […]

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Mobile App Games Like Pokémon Go Present Potential Physical And Cyber Security Threats ………

Mobile App Games Like Pokémon Go Present Potential Physical And Cyber Security Threats ………

(NAPSI)—Software developer Niantic’s new mobile app Pokémon GO has made history as the most played mobile game in the United States to date, according to TechCrunch. SurveyMonkey found that the app boasts more than 21 million actively daily users, who log nearly 35 minutes a day catching augmented reality monsters by visiting real-world location. Nearly […]

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Obituary for Gregory Allen Shores ……..

Obituary for Gregory Allen Shores ……..

Gregory “Greg” Allen Shores, age 50, of Chipley, passed away August 3, 2016, at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit (3rd floor). He was born April 29th, 1966 to Richard Eugene “Gene” Shores, Sr. and Hazel Harmon Shores in Washington County, FL. Greg was known for his kindness, good manners, contagious grin, and […]

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Obituary for Robert A. Sheffield ……..

Obituary for Robert A. Sheffield ……..

Robert A. Sheffield, 60 of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2016 in the Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center of Ft. Walton Beach, FL. He was native of Washington County and of the Holiness Faith, and was a construction worker. Home Going Services will be held 11 […]

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Obituary for Raymond Davis …….

Raymond Davis, 66 of Vernon, passed from this life on August 2, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born on March 5, 1950 in Enterprise, Alabama to Ray Mac Davis and Charles Virginia Burch. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, Raymond served in the United States Army and was a […]

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Obituary for Leon Carthell Hodge ……

Mr. Leon Carthell Hodge, age 80, of Bonifay, Florida passed away August 3, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 4, 1936 in Plant City, Florida to the late Leon Maxwell Hodge and Mary Lois Ellis Hodge. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hodge was preceded in death by one brother, […]

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Chipley, Florida Kiwanis Political Debate- Washington County, Florida Clerk of Court

Chipley, Florida Kiwanis Political Debate- Washington County, Florida Clerk of Court

Chipley, Florida Kiwanis Club political debate featuring the candidates for Washington County Clerk of Court and Comptroller on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Pattillo’s Restaurant on the campus of Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida.  Produced by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida.  See photos and video clips […]

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Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ………

Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony ………

Washington County Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor led a ribbon cutting ceremony for a large group of teachers, students, school board members, politicians and the public on Monday, August 1 at the new Kate Smith Elementary School in Chipley, Florida. The new school, over 26 million dollars in cost, is located between South Boulevard and […]

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