20th Annual St. Andrews Mardi Gras Finishes Big in Panama City

20th Annual St. Andrews Mardi Gras Finishes Big in Panama City

‘Mardi Gras’ is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’, the last day of ‘Carnival’, celebrated in Europe and Latin America and characterized by parties, parades and dancing, occurring on the day prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, a time of fasting and penance in preparation for Easter. Over 40,000 revelers packed the Panama City […]

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‘Relay for Life’ meeting in Chipley on Feb. 27th ……..

‘Relay for Life’ meeting in Chipley on Feb. 27th ……..

Here’s your chance to participate in the 2017 event.  

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Special Message from the Florida SBDC Network ………

Special Message from the Florida SBDC Network ………

Your Help is Needed to Save Small Business Assistance     Dear Friends of the Florida SBDC Network: With your unwavering advocacy, support and leadership, the Florida SBDC has a remarkable story to share. Since 1976, the Florida SBDC Network has assisted over 1.1 million aspiring and existing small businesses grow and succeed. In 2016 […]

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GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST KNOWN SALE OF COOKIES BY GIRL SCOUTS ………

Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle Kicks Off Centennial with our Cookie Sale and National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2017 Panama City, FL— Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle has announced  the movement-wide celebration of the 100th season of Girl Scouts selling cookies. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve […]

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2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2nd …….

2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2nd …….

by Ethan Carter   Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 2nd. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. […]

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‘Bontrager Family Singers’ coming First Presbyterian of Chipley on Feb. 24th ……..

‘Bontrager Family Singers’ coming First Presbyterian of Chipley on Feb. 24th ……..

For more information call 850-638-1629.  

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4-H Members Teaming Up to Comfort Cancer Patients ……..

4-H teens from across the Panhandle of Florida are teaming up with Youth Service America and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida to bring comfort to cancer patients. Each year, teens across the Florida panhandle convene for a weekend to practice leadership skills, learn workforce skills and participate in service to their communities.  This years’ event […]

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Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Converge on Blue Springs ……..

Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Converge on Blue Springs ……..

For three solid days, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) Blue Springs Campus was filled with hard working volunteers from the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) teams around the state. Responding to the Disaster Relief Callout, these godly men and women worked tirelessly together to clear a huge field making it possible to accommodate multiple […]

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SIGN UP FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND EASEMENTS ………

The application deadline is February 24 for fiscal year 2017 funding.   USDA NRCS provides financial assistance to partners for purchasing Agricultural Land Easements that protect the use and conservation values of eligible land. In the case of working farms, the program helps farmers and ranchers keep their land in agriculture. The program also protects […]

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Uncle Sam Wants You To Save For Retirement ………

Uncle Sam Wants You To Save For Retirement ………

If you ever feel your finances are too stretched to save for retirement, you’re not alone—and there could be good news for you.   (NAPSI)— The Saver’s Credit—a little-known tax credit made available by the IRS to eligible taxpayers—could make saving for retirement more affordable than you think. It may reduce your federal income taxes […]

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Obituary for James David Pate ……..

James David Pate, age 65 of Cottondale, passed from this life on February 17, 2017 in Fountain. David was born on October 7, 1951 in Defuniak Springs, Florida to Jewel D. pate and Toby Lee Rammer. He worked in Construction, served in the United States Army Reserve and was a member of Amvets Post 231 […]

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Obituary for Patricia Tharpe …….

Patricia “Pat” Tharpe, age 73 of Panama City Beach, went home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2017 at Bay Medical Center’s Covenant Hospice wing. Pat was born on January 10, 1944 in Bonifay, Florida to Raymond Eli Raley and Delma Everett Raley. She was a lifelong resident of the panhandle where she […]

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20th Annual St. Andrews Mardi Gras Celebration Kicks Off In Panama City

20th Annual St. Andrews Mardi Gras Celebration Kicks Off In Panama City

A small group of people interested in keeping alive the spirit of Mardi Gras in Panama City came together in the waterfront community of St. Andrews in 1997, and 20 years later, the party continues. On Friday, February 17, the first of the two-day 2017 St. Andrews Mardi Gras celebration kicked off along the waterfront […]

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Southern Financial Group receives ‘Yard of the Month’ recognition …….

Southern Financial Group receives ‘Yard of the Month’ recognition …….

Business owner R.D. Easterling gives the credit to Yates Lawn Services.   Debbie Mitchell,  president of the Chipley Garden Club, was on hand at last Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon to present the ‘Yard of the Month’ award to R.D. Easterling, Southern Financial Group, 934 Main Street, in Chipley.   Easterling in turn presented the […]

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CHIPOLA’S LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS ……..

CHIPOLA’S LITERATURE/LANGUAGE WINNERS ……..

MARIANNA—Some 134 students from 12 area high schools competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities, grammar, and Spanish contests at Chipola College on Feb. 10.   The occasion was the Twenty-seventh Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival hosted by Chipola’s Letters Department. The purpose of the festival is to recognize and encourage academic excellence.   […]

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Chipley Garden Club members work with KSES students ………..

Chipley Garden Club members work with KSES students ………..

Students were given a basic class in dried flower arranging and following the lesson, were given an opportunity to create their own design.   Garden club members providded all the materials needed – containers, a large variety of dried materials from flowers to what some would call ‘weeds’, damp sand and tools.   Members of […]

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