GCSC Offers Summer Swim Lessons ……

GCSC Offers Summer Swim Lessons ……

Panama City, FL – Gulf Coast State College’s Wellness & Athletics Division is offering the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” Program this summer starting May 12 through July 31 at GCSC’s Panama City Campus pool.   Registration is now open for Parent and Child Aquatics, Pre-school Aquatics, Learn to Swim Aquatics and Adult Beginning […]

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Eglin Wins DoD Environmental Award ……

Courtesy of WZEP Radio    The Department of Defense announced that Eglin Air Force Base was named winner of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation.   The Natural Resources Team at Eglin AFB, Fla., won the Natural Resources Conservation, Individual/Team award for offered long-range solutions that ensured regulatory compliance while […]

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Do you want a water feature in your garden? ….

  Here’s the class for you:   Get your feet wet with a ‘Water in the Garden’ program.   Interested in adding elements of water to your garden? Get your feet wet at “Water in the Garden” on Saturday, May 10, from 8:00 to 12:30 EDT at the University of Florida NFREC in Quincy.   […]

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Former President and First Lady’s Georgia Town Now Historically Connected to DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Former President and First Lady’s Georgia Town Now Historically Connected to DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Former First Lady’s Presentation at 2013 Florida Chautauqua Assembly Results in Expanded Chautauqua Program in Plains, Georgia May 2-4, 2014   DeFuniak Springs, FL…Former President Jimmy Carter will be the featured keynote speaker at the first Plains Chautauqua weekend event themed “A Journey to Plains,” May 2-4, 2014. Planning by the Plains Historic Preservation Trust […]

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Learn Why Millions Apply Online For Social Security ……

Learn Why Millions Apply Online For Social Security ……

(NAPSI)—For millions of people across America, the concept of retirement has changed significantly. “Retiring” used to mean taking it easy. Today, it’s a more active time than ever; a time for new interests, being involved with family and friends, volunteering, and paying attention to being physically and mentally fit.   Retirees live healthier, work longer, […]

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Cook beats Hawkins & Shipes in Vernon Mayoral Race ……

Cook beats Hawkins & Shipes in Vernon Mayoral Race ……

Approximately 14 percent of Vernon registered voters took time April 22nd to vote in the race for Mayor and Council seats.   Results of the 128 votes cast is as follows:   Mayor Michelle Cook     68 John Hawkins, Jr.  39 David Shipes, Jr.   21   Elected to the open Council seats were: […]

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Tallahassee man arrested in I-10 incident in Washington County …..

Twenty-five year old Jason Randall Wood of Tallahassee was arrested in Washington County on April 22nd on charges of aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.   According to the Florida Highway Patrol,  Wood was westbound on I-10  in Jackson County when the FHP Regional Communications Center received a call from another […]

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COVENANT HOSPICE TO OFFER FREE JUNIOR FLOWER POT WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

COVENANT HOSPICE TO OFFER FREE JUNIOR FLOWER POT WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

MARIANNA, FL– Children, age 5-14, will discover their creative spirit by participating in the 4thAnnual Junior Flower Pot Project, a companion event to Covenant Hospice’s signature fundraiser, The Garden Gala.      Two workshop opportunities are being offered: the first is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3 and the second session is from […]

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Child Welfare Reform Legislation Moves to Senate Floor

Senate Appropriations Committee Builds on $1.3 Billion Commitment to Child Welfare Tallahassee–The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), has approved a Proposed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1666, Child Abuse and Child Welfare Services, comprehensive bi-partisan, bicameral Child Welfare Reform legislation outlined earlier this year as a joint priority of Senate President […]

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Watch for Gopher Tortoises Taking a Stroll …….

A gopher tortoise strolling across a road or through a backyard or field is a common sight during spring in our area. Yet as tortoises become increasingly active this time of year, they are vulnerable to being struck by vehicles and injured or killed.   Don’t forget to look out for these slow-moving reptiles with […]

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Planting native wildflowers from seed …..

Planting native wildflowers from seed …..

12 steps to establish a small landscape planting area.      

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Delicious Dishes For Those With (Or Without) Diabetes ……

Delicious Dishes For Those With (Or Without) Diabetes ……

(NAPSI)—Good news for the nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes! The American Diabetes Association has published three new cookbooks that can make creating great meals easy and fun. Better news for everyone is that even if you do not have diabetes, these recipes are a delicious way to enjoy healthy eating.   1. Diabetes […]

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Obituary for James William Shores ….

Mr. James ‘Coon’ William Shores, age 66, of Bonifay, Florida passed away April 20, 2014. He was born September 20, 1947 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Josiah Shores and Myrtle Chesnut Shores. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shores was preceded in death by a sister, Jacqulyn Shores. Mr. Shores was retired from the […]

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Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Strong Academic and Financial Accountability for Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Tallahassee–Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today praised the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), for adopting strong academic and financial accountability standards for Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Under a provision approved by a bipartisan majority of the committee, students receiving Florida Tax Credit Scholarships will be subject to annual academic testing […]

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Looking for the River Readings? …….

Click on ‘News’ and drag down to River Readings.   The Apalachicola and the Choctawhatchee readings are the near the bottom of page.

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League of Women Voters Responds to Senate Committee’s Passage of Voucher Expansion

Tallahassee, Fla — Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a massive expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (also known as the voucher program), diverting millions of taxpayer dollars to private institutions with little accountability.   “The idea of defunding our public schools and placing more money into private institutions with less accountability, poorer results, […]

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