Tips On Buying A House While Single ……..

(NAPSI)—A new home is one of the biggest purchases a couple will make. Now imagine doing it on your own. In fact, homebuying while single happens quite often. According to the National Association of Realtors 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 24 percent of recent buyers were single, mostly women. If you’re single and […]

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Students Work to Create Clean Air Zones ………

Students Work to Create Clean Air Zones ………

  Washington County – The Florida Department of Health in Washington County and the Washington County SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) Chapter are celebrating local employers and progress made in reducing exposure to secondhand smoke. Local SWAT members were one of 16 teams nationwide chosen to attend the National Truth Initiative’s Youth Advocacy Summit that […]

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Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing ……..

This week, I took action against three lodging businesses charging unconscionable prices for shelter during a declared State of Emergency related to Hurricane Matthew, a deadly storm that impacted Florida in October. One of the hotels charged more than 400 percent more than the average nightly rate charged prior to the storm.   As Matthew […]

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Five Things To Avoid To Help Your Heart …….

Five Things To Avoid To Help Your Heart …….

(NAPSI)—Managing blood pressure well can add years of life for the nearly 80 million American adults who have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). But there are some things that you may not realize are sabotaging your efforts to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. What To Watch Out […]

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Obituary for Wayne Martin Palmore ………

Mr. Wayne Martin Palmore, 58 of Chipley, Florida, and a native of Vernon, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Martin was of the Holiness denomination and was a member of Church of God By Faith of Vernon, Florida and was a construction worker. He was a sweet person […]

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Central Florida Man Who Lied About On-the-Job Injury Lands in Jail ……..

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS), which operates under the direction of CFO Jeff Atwater, today announced the arrest of Orlando resident Ricardo Aponte on workers’ compensation fraud charges following an elaborate scam involving an alleged on-the-job injury. Aponte claimed to have suffered a work-related neck […]

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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Sheriffs of Glades, Suwannee, Volusia, and Washington Counties ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Glades, Suwannee, Volusia, and Washington County Sheriffs. All four were elected as Sheriffs on November 8, 2016 and are appointed to fill temporary vacancies created by retirements. These appointments have an effective date of January 1st, 2017. Sheriff-Elect David Hardin, 52, of Moore Haven, […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas- A Photographic Retrospective (Day Eleven)

The Twelve Days of Christmas- A Photographic Retrospective (Day Eleven)

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas… Here’s the eleventh in a series of twelve photo galleries celebrating regional sports events, festivals, parades, businesses and social gatherings in a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ pictorial presentation. Football is king in the South, and from the pageantry of the marching bands and ROTC, to the cheerleaders, players on […]

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Unlicensed Miami Public Adjuster Arrested Following $100,000 Fraudulent Water Claims Scam …….

MIAMI, Fla. — The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS), which operates under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, today announced the arrest of Julian Garcia-Sellek of Miami on multiple felony fraud and grand theft charges. The arrest follows an investigation that discovered Garcia-Sellek, while acting as an […]

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EPA Amends its Risk Management Program for Chemical Facilities ……..

Final rule improves chemical process safety and strengthens protections for communities and first responders   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule amending its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases at chemical facilities and improve emergency response activities when those releases occur. This rule […]

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Florida’s Bottom Line: Five-Year Anniversary ………….

Florida’s Bottom Line: Five-Year Anniversary ………….

This edition of Florida’s Bottom Line marks the five-year anniversary of the publication’s start. When first launched, this publication’s goal was to provide current information and in-depth analysis on Florida’s economy to everyone in this great state. It was decided to embark on this journey because while these topics were vitally important to consumers, businesses, […]

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Obituary for Beverly Sybil Taylor ……..

Beverly Sybil Taylor, age 89 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Bay Medical Center. She was born on August 26, 1927 to the late J.R. Mainer and Connie Mae Miller in Chipley, FL. Sybil has been a resident of the Chipley area since 1989 coming from Fort Walton, […]

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Obituary for Sylvia Brown Hogans ……..

Obituary for Sylvia Brown Hogans ……..

Mrs. Sylvia Rhea Brown Hogans, 85 of Vernon, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the Bay Medical Center of Panama City, Florida. Sylvia was born on May 12,1931 to the late Mary L. Jackson and Loucious Brown in Vernon, Florida. She was of the Methodist denomination. She […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas- A Photographic Retrospective (Day Ten)

The Twelve Days of Christmas- A Photographic Retrospective (Day Ten)

On the Tenth Day of Christmas… Here’s the tenth in a series of twelve photo galleries celebrating regional sports events, festivals, parades, businesses and social gatherings in a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ pictorial presentation. The Wausau Possum Festival, enjoying 47 years of heritage, is one of the oldest festivals in the Florida Panhandle, and includes […]

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Statement from President-Elect Donald J. Trump ……..

Statement from President-Elect Donald J. Trump ……..

(Palm Beach, FL) – “The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed. “As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations. “This puts […]

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Gov. Scott sends letter to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba

Gov. Scott sends letter to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott recently sent the below letter to Raul Castro urging him to bring absolute freedom and democracy to Cuba.          

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