EPA Encourages Consumers to Save 1 Trillion Gallons of Wasted Water ……..

WaterSense Partners Celebrate Fix a Leak Week, March 16-22   Washington — Every year, more than one trillion gallons of water go down the drain because of household leaks. Leaks may increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program encourages consumers to celebrate the seventh annual […]

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Vernon City Council urged to set Town Hall meeting ……

Vernon City Council members were urged Monday night to set a Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of their community.   by Kathy Foster   Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett was present at Monday night’s Council Workshop to talk with the city officials about the need to began planning now […]

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Graceville man killed in crash ……

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 61-year-old Tyrone Johnson of Graceville died as the result of a Monday crash on State Road 162 in Jackson County.   According to FHP,  Johnson was traveling northbound on State Road 162, northwest of Woodrest Road around 326 a.m. when the 2008 Buick Lcrosse he was driving traveled […]

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FWC asks beachgoers to help survey spawning horseshoe crabs …….

As spring approaches, horseshoe crabs congregate to spawn along sandy beaches and shallow coastal waters throughout the state. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists are asking the public to assist in the FWC’s survey effort by reporting horseshoe crab sightings and other useful information.   Although horseshoe crabs mate year-round, spring is the […]

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Holmes County Youth Compete at 4-H State Archery Match ……..

[BONIFAY, FL].—On Saturday, March 14, 2015, fourteen members of the Holmes County 4-H Dead Centers Archery Club accompanied by twenty-seven adults, traveled to Newberry, Florida to compete in the 2015 Florida 4-H State Archery Match. These youth worked hard to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities in the sport of archery due to the great instruction […]

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CHIPOLA’S DR. STEPHENS PRESENTS AT INTERNATIONAL NURSING CONFERENCE ……

CHIPOLA’S DR. STEPHENS PRESENTS AT INTERNATIONAL NURSING CONFERENCE ……

BOSTON—Dr. Vickie Stephens, Dean of the Chipola College School of Health Sciences, recently presented a plenary session at the 15th Annual Community College Baccalaureate Association in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference was attended by international members from Australia, China, Denmark, Sweden and numerous states in the U.S.   Dr. Stephens’ presentation, entitled, “Southern GRIT(s): A Recipe […]

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Hunger Is A Health Issue For Older Adults ………

Hunger Is A Health Issue For Older Adults ………

(NAPSI)—Hunger and food insecurity are significant health issues for older Americans. That’s an issue underscored by two recent studies commissioned by AARP Foundation, according to the Foundation’s president, Lisa Marsh Ryerson. Among the key findings: • Hunger and food insecurity are health issues for older Americans. Roughly one in 10 older adults struggles to put […]

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Mondays with Pete March 16, 2015

He sits at the bar slowly turning his wedding ring only stopping to reach for the drink sitting in a pool of condensation and melted ice. The words race through his mind. “What happened? How did I end up here? I thought I had it all together.” He stops spinning his ring as his hand […]

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Jackson County Deputy meets vehicle traveling against traffic ……

On 3-15-15 at approximately 1:15 AM, a deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was attempting to get on I-10 from Hwy 231. As the deputy was traveling up the on ramp to the interstate, he met a vehicle coming off the interstate on the on ramp, traveling against traffic. The deputy turned around on […]

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MCINNIS IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE …….

MCINNIS IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE …….

Kurt McInnis has been selected the Chipola College Faculty/Administrator/Other Professional Award of the month for March.   McInnis is an English Instructor and has worked at the college since 2012.   Pictured from left are, Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Chipola Senior Vice President and Kurt McInnis.

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Four American Space Heroes To Join U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame …….

Four American Space Heroes To Join U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame …….

(NAPSI)—Four space shuttle astronauts will be inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame during a public ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction: John Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Steven Lindsey, Kent Rominger and M. Rhea Seddon, M.D.   These astronaut heroes will join the ranks of well-known space explorers including […]

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Wiregrass Federal Credit Union presents check to Covenant Hospice …….

Wiregrass Federal Credit Union presents check to Covenant Hospice …….

Marianna, Fla. – Rhonda Smith, Branch Manager/Loan Officer and Alida Sims, Teller/Marketing of Wiregrass Federal Credit Union present Jennifer Griffin, Development & Communications Manager with Covenant Hospice a donation for the 10th Annual Covenant Hospice Garden Gala. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 at the National Guard Armory, Hwy 90 West in Marianna. […]

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Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures Gains Regional Support ……..

Jeep Sullivan’s Wounded Warrior Outdoor Adventures Gains Regional Support ……..

Just under two years ago, Jeep and Meg Sullivan took a leap of faith and gave in to a long-time dream of starting a non-profit organization to support returning veterans and ‘wounded warriors’. ‘We prayed about this for a long time’, says Sullivan, sitting alongside his wife Meg. ‘We were led to do this and […]

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Florida Department of Health Announces Healthiest Weight Snapshots …….

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health has announced the update of its County-Level Healthiest Weight Snapshots. Florida has a robust data collection system and it is one of the only states in the country with a methodology in place to collect and report county level data in this format.   “These County-Level Snapshots help local decision […]

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Sullivan Donates Personal Library to BCF ……

Sullivan Donates Personal Library to BCF ……

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville recently received what has been described by its President, Thomas A. Kinchen, as “the most significant literary gift collection that I have seen in my twenty-five years at the college.” John Sullivan, retired executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, donated his personal collection of several thousand […]

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Half Of Senior Hospitalizations Can Be Prevented …….

Half Of Senior Hospitalizations Can Be Prevented …….

Older Americans can have longer, better lives if they and their families follow five simple steps.   (NAPSI)—Approximately half of hospitalizations among older Americans could be prevented, according to a new study of nurses who work primarily with seniors. There are five simple steps that can help reduce the potential risk that an older adult […]

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