New rank puts Stetson first in Florida; Princeton Reviews recognizes Stetson on four lists DELAND, Fla. — Stetson University is ranked seventh in the Best Master’s Universities category of the 2015 Washington Monthly College Rankings released last week. This represents a jump of five places from 2014 when Stetson was ranked 12. Stetson ranked […]
(NewsUSA) – Did you know that the garbage you throw out every day is a source of green energy? The gas naturally generated by landfills fuels vehicles and powers the electric grid, easing our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil. “Landfill gas is a resource the waste and recycling industry is proud to […]
Gary Carr, 57 of Bonifay, passed from this life on August 26, 2015 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. Gary was born on October 14, 1957 in Marianna, Florida to James Carr Jr. and Rebecca Locke. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, he served in the United States Marine Corp and was […]
Leroy H. Strickland, age 77, passed from this life Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at his home. He was born in Berryhill, FL on August 27, 1937 to Thomas and Lottie (Patterson) Strickland. Leroy was of the Baptist faith and had retired as a Commander of the U.S. Navy and became Vice President of Matcom II. […]
Mr. Marvin James was born on December 9, 1952 to the late Anias & Ruth Oliver James in Montgomery, Alabama. He resided in Montgomery, Alabama for the majority of his life until his move to Chipley, Florida. On Sunday, August 23, 2015 in the comfort of his home, Marvin went home to be with the […]
Wildon Royce Anderson, 78, of Lynn Haven, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2015. He was born April 15, 1937 in Alford, Florida to Jaquis & Mallory Anderson. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a retired palm tree salesman. He enjoyed going to coffee shops and fishing. He […]
TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera attended a briefing on Tropical Storm Erika at the Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center. Also participating in the briefing was Major General Michael A. Calhoun, Adjutant General of Florida, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—With Tropical Storm Erika approaching Florida, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is ready to fulfill its roles in assisting and protecting Floridians should it be necessary. The department plays key emergency support functions, including: helping with search and rescue missions, moving supplies […]
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TAMPA, Fla. (August 28, 2015) — As Tropical Storm Erika strengthens, bands of heavy rain are anticipated throughout the state of Florida. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility. It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style. Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As monitoring and preparation efforts continue for Tropical Storm Erika, SERT officials are encouraging all Florida residents, visitors and businesses to visit the website FLGetAPlan.com, and to use this site as the basis for building a customized emergency plan. “A visit to FLGetAPlan.com takes just five minutes, and can help you create […]
MIAMI, Fla. – After receiving a full update on Tropical Storm Erika at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center, Governor Rick Scott urged Floridians to remain prepared for any potential impacts from the storm. This morning, the Governor declared a state of emergency in every county in Florida to better prepare families for Tropical Storm […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is advising residents along the coasts of Florida to prepare for the possible impact of Tropical Storm Erika. “Now is the time for Floridians to ensure their financial documents are secure and that they know their family’s evacuation plan,” said CFO Atwater. “Whether you’re new […]
Mrs. Lunette Pitts Hand Yancey, age 85, of Bonifay, Florida passed away August 27, 2015 at her home. She was born October 8, 1929 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Jimmy and Readie Pitts. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Yancey was preceded in death by her husbands, James Leon Hand and Charles Earl Yancey; […]
Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday morning conducted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce to officially open their new store in Chipley. The new restaurant at 1600 Main Street is open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week and employs […]
The final summer holiday to have a 1% increase from 2014 TAMPA, Fla., – AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1 percent increase from the 35 million over 2014. This […]