FWC officer receives national award ……..

At a ceremony last week in St. Louis, the state of Florida made a name for itself in the realm of conservation.   Officer Lee Lawshe of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was selected from others nationwide as Officer of the Year. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies made the selection.   […]

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Helping 4-H’ers across the country …….

Helping 4-H’ers across the country …….

While you may have heard of 4-H, do you know for what each of the H’s stand? Do you know what they mean to a 4-H member? Head, Heart, Hands and Health are the four h’s that are developed through youth participation in 4-H.   Service learning is the heart of 4-H where youth participate […]

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CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS OCT. 16 WITH CENTER DEDICATION ……

CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS OCT. 16 WITH CENTER DEDICATION ……

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series opens Thursday, Oct. 16, with Trio Viseltear, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.   Prior to the performance the college will host a Dedication Ceremony and Reception to celebrate the naming of the Center for the Arts in honor of retired college president Dr. Gene Prough. There […]

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Rabies is a deadly viral disease that can be prevented but not cured …..

Health Department officials say the virus attacks the brain of warm-blooded animals, including people. In Florida, raccoons have been reported most frequently followed by bats, and foxes. Since the 1980’s, rabid cats were reported more frequently than rabid dogs.   What do I do if an animal bites me?   Try to get a complete […]

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Oct. 8th: Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tourney …..

Oct. 8th: Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tourney …..

Tee up with business members from around the Franklin, Gulf, Leon, and Wakulla County areas at the 11th Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014. Tee time is 1:00 pm on the beautiful St James Bay Golf Course, just east of Carrabelle. Well-known golf course designer Robert Walker created […]

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5th Annual Oktoberfest in Perdido Key Oct. 3rd-4th ……

5th Annual Oktoberfest in Perdido Key Oct. 3rd-4th ……

Break out your dirndls and lederhosen and head to the Perdido Key Visitor Center, because it’s time to welcome the fall at the fifth annual Perdido Key Oktoberfest!  The event — on Oct. 3 and 4 — will feature authentic German food and beer, live music, Bavarian feats of strength and more. Oktoberfest kicks off […]

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Department of Health issues warning on Enterovirus D68 …..

What is Enterovirus D68? Enterovirus D 68 is primarily a virus that causes respiratory illness. The full clinical spectrum of enter virus D68 infection is unclear. As with infections with other respiratory viruses, available information suggests that illnesses resulting from Enterovirus D 68 infection are more common among the children with preexisting respiratory conditions, such […]

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Governor Rick Scott: Florida Debt at Lowest Level Since 2007 ……..

Governor Rick Scott: Florida Debt at Lowest Level Since 2007 ……..

State Debt Decreases by $4 Billion since 2010 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott  has announced that Florida’s debt outstanding was paid down by another $400 million this year, bringing Florida’s state debt down to its lowest level since 2007. Since 2010, Florida’s outstanding state debt has been cut by over $4 billion, from $28.2 billion […]

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DEO, FDACS, FWC announce investment of $4.5 million to enlist oyster fishermen in continuing efforts to restore the Apalachicola oyster fishery

Oyster Beds to Remain Open as Winter Harvest Season Continues   Tallahassee, Fla. – The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced today an investment of $4.5 million to expand funding for hand-shelling operations that capitalize on the […]

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Stinging Caterpillars abound in Washington County this Fall …….

Stinging Caterpillars abound in Washington County this Fall …….

In Florida, there are a dizzying array of caterpillars that turn into beautiful or interesting moths or butterflies. Most are harmless except to the plants they munch on. There are a few that will cause humans pain if they are handled or touched.   One of these venomous caterpillars is called the Saddleback which is […]

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MANUFACTURING ACADEMY MEETS AT CHIPOLA ……

MANUFACTURING ACADEMY MEETS AT CHIPOLA ……

MARIANNA—Chipola College and Career Source Chipola recently hosted a Rural Sub-Committee meeting of the Northwest Florida Manufacturing Council’s Manufacturing Academy Task Force. The sub-committee is focused on developing a manufacturing academy approach uniquely serving Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties.   Career Source Chipola Executive Director Richard Williams set up the meeting to create […]

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Wills speaks to Career class at RMS ……

Wills speaks to Career class at RMS ……

Mr. Gene Wills, Crime Scene Investigator with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office,  was another recently speaking to the 8th grade Careers classes at Roulhac Middle School. Wills shared his chosen job with the students in an effort by the School District to educate the students about possible career paths.

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Weekly events at the Washington County Council on Aging …….

Come out an join in the fun !     Weekly Scheduled Events At WCCOA     Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 10:00 am Exercise Wednesdays – 1:00 pm Dominoes Thursdays – 6:00 pm Line Dancing Monday – Friday 11:30 am Senior Dining Tuesdays – 12:30 pm Tuesday Group Thursdays – 9:00 am Art Enthusiast […]

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Thunder Beach Autumn Rally October 01 – 05, 2014 …..

Thunder Beach,”The Most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the United States! Bikers, vendors and exhibitors from around the country descend on Panama City Beach, Florida for Bike Week, to share stories, see great bands and live entertainment, find the hottest custom motorcycles and motorcycle accessories available, and to experience a scenic ride on The World’s […]

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James Farmer The South’s Lifestyle Garden to Table Designer being featured

James Farmer The South’s Lifestyle Garden to Table Designer being featured

                   MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY:  James Farmer The South’s Lifestyle Garden to Table Designer WISTERIA GARDEN CLUB Proudly Presents Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:30am – 1:00pm Marriott Grand Hotel Point Clear, AL (Note:  For those that wish to come to the Gulf Coast and […]

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Coffee House Event set at Stephen Foster Folk Center on October 4th …..

- Al Poindexter scheduled to host free open mic night-   Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.     Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host a Coffee House hosted by Al Poindexter in the park auditorium on Saturday, October 4, 2014. […]

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