2016 Youth Tour & Scholarship Recipients Announced ……….

2016 Youth Tour & Scholarship Recipients Announced ……….

  Chipley High School junior, Lauren Kinman and Altha School junior, Seth Alday were named West Florida Electric’s Youth Tour competition winners on Thursday, March 3. Hillary Oliver of Sneads was named the alternate. These students will represent WFEC on the National Rural Electric Youth Tour June 11-16, traveling to Washington, D.C. with over 30 […]

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FWC plans treatment of invasive plants near boat ramp on Deer Point Lake ………

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will treat an invasive aquatic plan known as giant salvinia or salvinia molesta on Deer Point Lake in Bay County. The first treatment will be on March 10, weather permitting, followed by additional treatments as deemed necessary.   Bay County officials in coordination with the FWC will […]

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Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

A ritual dating back millions of years takes place again this spring on Florida beaches. Spring marks horseshoe crabs’ mating season, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) want the public’s help identifying spawning sites.   Beachgoers will likely have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just […]

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Florida CFO Jeff Atwater Reaffirms Commitment to Consumer Protection ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As part of National Consumer Protection Week, observed each year during the second week of March, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater as head of Florida’s Department of Financial Services, has once again reaffirmed his commitment to safeguarding the hard-earned money of Florida’s consumers. During the five years CFO Atwater has led […]

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USDA Commits $20 Million to Innovative Conservation Projects ……….

USDA Commits $20 Million to Innovative Conservation Projects ……….

Proposals sought for water quality, outreach and conservation finance   WASHINGTON  – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of up to $20 million in competitive grants through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. The program aims to spark the development and adoption of cutting-edge conservation technologies and approaches for farmers, ranchers and other landowners.   […]

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Experience Natural Florida ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–  Floridians and visitors should consider experiencing Florida’s world-renowned forests, lakes, beaches, rivers, springs, trails and parks. Florida draws tens of millions of visitors to popular attractions, but the vacation experience should also include adventures off the beaten path. “Florida’s natural attractions are second to none, and visitors and residents alike can explore natural […]

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Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ …….

Jeff Atwater’s ‘Dollars & Sense’ …….

Florida’s tourism attractions, pleasant climate, favorable tax structure and booming economy have created an influx of consumers who choose to call Florida home. Unfortunately, this increase in residents has also led to an increase in dishonest scammers who look to defraud the financial assets of hard-working Floridians. National Consumer Protection Week 2016 This week is […]

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Take 10 Minutes To Stop Leaks ……..

Take 10 Minutes To Stop Leaks ……..

(NAPSI)—Want to stop wasting water—and money—at home? Become a leak detective! According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household has leaks that waste more than 10,000 gallons of water every year, or the amount of water needed to wash 270 loads of laundry. But if you have 10 minutes, these clues […]

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FIRST SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED CASE CONFIRMED IN FLORIDA …….

FIRST SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED CASE CONFIRMED IN FLORIDA …….

Tallahassee, Fla.—In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the Zika virus, State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong will issue a Zika virus update each week day at 2 p.m. Updates will include a CDC-confirmed Zika case count by county and information to […]

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Obituary for Paul M. Smith, Sr. ………

Paul M. Smith Sr. , 80 of Chipley, passed from this life on February 29, 2016 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Paul was born on June 22, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa to Mortimer John Smith and Wilma Williams. He served in the United States Army for 20 years and was employed by Florida State […]

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Thanks Legislature for Bill to Crack Down on Skimmers ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida House of Representatives has passed legislation that will crack down on skimmers in Florida. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam worked with Senator Anitere Flores and House Majority Leader Dana Young on Senate Bill 912 and House Bill 761, respectively, this legislative session. A skimmer is a device that steals credit or […]

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Panhandle Wildflower Alliance holds annual meeting in Chipley ……..

Panhandle Wildflower Alliance holds annual meeting in Chipley ……..

The Panhandle Wildflower Alliance (PWA) is a communication network for wildflower enthusiasts living in northwest Florida from Escambia to Jefferson Counties. A main purpose of this Alliance is to promote roadside wildflowers, not only for their beauty, but also to protect pollinators.   On February 18, 2016, the third annual meeting of this group was […]

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This App And You Can Save Lives ……..

This App And You Can Save Lives ……..

(NAPSI)—Every two minutes, on average, someone in America dies of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)—but thanks to the PulsePoint app, help is in the palm of your hand. The Problem If CPR is administered immediately, a victim is two to three times more likely to survive the attack. The average EMS response time in such a […]

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Obituary for |Charles A. Nance ………

Charles A. Nance, age 78 of Chipley, FL passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL surrounded by family. Mr. Nance was born on May 27, 1937 in Stockton, GA to the late Angus and Arzela (Lindsey) Nance of Chipley. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and an active member of […]

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Governor Scott Signs Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 545 into law which establishes harsher penalties for individuals who commit human trafficking and protects victimized children from being convicted for criminal charges. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to sign this important legislation into law today so we can better protect victims of human trafficking […]

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Governor Rick Scott Signs 15 Bills into Law ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following 15 bills into law. HB 59 Agritourism – This bill prohibits local governments from enforcing regulations that limit agritourism and expands the definition of agritourism. HB 75 Electronic Monitoring Devices – This bill makes it a felony to remove or tamper with an electronic monitoring […]

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