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FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears ……………

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series. These videos are designed to help educate the public about how to safely coexist with bears in Florida. The “Bear Behavior” video describes how […]

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It’s Winegrape Harvest Season! Here’s What You Need To Know

(NAPSI)—As late summer turns to fall, vintners bring to bear all their skill in tasting and timing as they aim to harvest their grapes when they are “just ripe.” Aaron Lange has worked the harvest since he was a kid, so he has seen a lot of great vintages. Now he’s Director of Viticulture Operations […]

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Washington County Historical Society kicks off 2017-18 business year           …………
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Washington County Historical Society kicks off 2017-18 business year …………

Historical Society membership meets at the Museum in Chipley at Noon on the first Friday of the month for a ‘pot luck’ luncheon.   by Kathy Foster   Members were told Friday that work is continuing (weather permitting) on the caboose in place behind the museum.   Hope is it will soon be open for […]

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2017 Agritourism Conference set for Sept. 26th-27th       ……..
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2017 Agritourism Conference set for Sept. 26th-27th ……..

by Libbie Johnson If you are a new or existing agritourism operation looking for ideas, please consider joining us on September 26-27 at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office, 1702 Hwy 17 South, Bartow, Florida.   The program will include some excellent presenters (both state and nationally recognized) as well as tours of some popular agritourism destinations […]

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GCSC Offers Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer Crossover Course ……….

Panama City, FL – Gulf Coast State College is offering two Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer Crossover courses during the Fall 2017 semester. The course is designed for those currently certified as FDLE corrections officers who would like to be dual certified as law enforcement officers. It prepares students to take the State Officer […]

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Peanuts And Peanut Butter Can Reduce Diabetes Risk       ………
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Peanuts And Peanut Butter Can Reduce Diabetes Risk ………

(NAPSI)—Enjoying a peanut butter sandwich at lunch or snacking on a handful of peanuts won’t just fill you up. It’ll also reduce your diabetes risk, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study is the first to compare the long-term effects of eating animal […]

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‘It’s The Law’ by Greg Wilson- ‘Why Should I Consult An Attorney?’
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‘It’s The Law’ by Greg Wilson- ‘Why Should I Consult An Attorney?’

There are rules and regulations everywhere you look, and it’s important to be cognizant of the law.   As they say, ‘Ignorance of the law is no excuse’, and a number of laws are important to know and understand. In this series of articles, we will be explaining some of the laws with which you […]

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September 2017 Wrack Line Newsletter        …….
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September 2017 Wrack Line Newsletter …….

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Daily Digest Bulletin FSA Partnership Meetings: October 5: Panhandle Working Group, 10am – 3pm (CST), Gulf Coast State College, Panama City. Contact Ashley.Warren@myfwc.com October 5: Suncoast Partnership, 1-3pm, Eckerd College, St. Pete.  RSVP to forysea@eckerd.edu October 11: Florida Keys Partnership, 9:30-11:30am, State Government Building, Marathon. Contact keywestwildlifecenter@hotmail.com October 12: Southeast Partnership: 10-12:30pm, […]

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BCF Professor Receives GAL Award       ……..
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BCF Professor Receives GAL Award ……..

Buford Cox, Professor of Music at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, was recently presented with the John Lynn Bartlow Music Award from the Graceville Arts League (GAL). The award, named for Professor Lynn Bartlow (music professor at BCF, formerly Florida Baptist Theological College and Baptist Bible Institute, from 1960-1982), is presented annually […]

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Importance Of Garage And Gate Safety For Homeowners      …….
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Importance Of Garage And Gate Safety For Homeowners …….

  (NAPSI)—As a homeowner, few things are more important than safety and security, whether referring to the entry and exit points of your home or community at large. Unfortunately, millions of homes and communities are at risk, with 1 in 15 garages and 3 out of 4 gate systems lacking the latest safety features, which […]

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