Cook beats Hawkins & Shipes in Vernon Mayoral Race ……

Cook beats Hawkins & Shipes in Vernon Mayoral Race ……

Approximately 14 percent of Vernon registered voters took time April 22nd to vote in the race for Mayor and Council seats.   Results of the 128 votes cast is as follows:   Mayor Michelle Cook     68 John Hawkins, Jr.  39 David Shipes, Jr.   21   Elected to the open Council seats were: […]

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Tallahassee man arrested in I-10 incident in Washington County …..

Twenty-five year old Jason Randall Wood of Tallahassee was arrested in Washington County on April 22nd on charges of aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.   According to the Florida Highway Patrol,  Wood was westbound on I-10  in Jackson County when the FHP Regional Communications Center received a call from another […]

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COVENANT HOSPICE TO OFFER FREE JUNIOR FLOWER POT WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

COVENANT HOSPICE TO OFFER FREE JUNIOR FLOWER POT WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

MARIANNA, FL– Children, age 5-14, will discover their creative spirit by participating in the 4thAnnual Junior Flower Pot Project, a companion event to Covenant Hospice’s signature fundraiser, The Garden Gala.      Two workshop opportunities are being offered: the first is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3 and the second session is from […]

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Child Welfare Reform Legislation Moves to Senate Floor

Senate Appropriations Committee Builds on $1.3 Billion Commitment to Child Welfare Tallahassee–The Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), has approved a Proposed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1666, Child Abuse and Child Welfare Services, comprehensive bi-partisan, bicameral Child Welfare Reform legislation outlined earlier this year as a joint priority of Senate President […]

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Watch for Gopher Tortoises Taking a Stroll …….

A gopher tortoise strolling across a road or through a backyard or field is a common sight during spring in our area. Yet as tortoises become increasingly active this time of year, they are vulnerable to being struck by vehicles and injured or killed.   Don’t forget to look out for these slow-moving reptiles with […]

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Planting native wildflowers from seed …..

Planting native wildflowers from seed …..

12 steps to establish a small landscape planting area.      

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Delicious Dishes For Those With (Or Without) Diabetes ……

Delicious Dishes For Those With (Or Without) Diabetes ……

(NAPSI)—Good news for the nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes! The American Diabetes Association has published three new cookbooks that can make creating great meals easy and fun. Better news for everyone is that even if you do not have diabetes, these recipes are a delicious way to enjoy healthy eating.   1. Diabetes […]

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Obituary for James William Shores ….

Mr. James ‘Coon’ William Shores, age 66, of Bonifay, Florida passed away April 20, 2014. He was born September 20, 1947 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Josiah Shores and Myrtle Chesnut Shores. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shores was preceded in death by a sister, Jacqulyn Shores. Mr. Shores was retired from the […]

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Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Strong Academic and Financial Accountability for Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Tallahassee–Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today praised the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired by Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), for adopting strong academic and financial accountability standards for Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Under a provision approved by a bipartisan majority of the committee, students receiving Florida Tax Credit Scholarships will be subject to annual academic testing […]

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Looking for the River Readings? …….

Click on ‘News’ and drag down to River Readings.   The Apalachicola and the Choctawhatchee readings are the near the bottom of page.

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League of Women Voters Responds to Senate Committee’s Passage of Voucher Expansion

Tallahassee, Fla — Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a massive expansion of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (also known as the voucher program), diverting millions of taxpayer dollars to private institutions with little accountability.   “The idea of defunding our public schools and placing more money into private institutions with less accountability, poorer results, […]

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Two Alabama men held in connection with Washington County shooting …..

Alabama law enforcement authorities report that Zachary Wood and Dillon Rafsky are being held in the shooting of an Alabama State Trooper, as well as the shooting death of Washington County resident James Shores.   On April 20th the Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Alabama Bureau of Investigations reporting that a […]

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Undocumented Students Flood State Capitol, Urge Senate for In-State Tuition

Over 40 young Floridians travel to Tallahassee to visit legislators and demand a vote on In-State Tuition Tallahassee, FL – After last week’s unfortunate and shameful attempt by Senator Negrón to stop Senate Bill 1400 that would promote access to affordable higher education for thousands of undocumented young Floridians, several dozens of students visit the […]

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Vernon Council discusses fixing drainage problems …..

Drainage problems throughout Vernon have city council members looking for some quick fixes, as well as some more permanent one to solve the problems.   Council members spent time during their April 21st workshop discussing options to reduce the problems.   Councilman Shawn Saunders told fellow council members that in some ares culverts are even […]

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Chipley starts on flooding problem on South 5th Street …..

Chipley starts on flooding problem on South 5th Street …..

Chipley City Council members were pleased Monday night to take steps to correct a flooding problem along South 5th Street.   Noting that the action was a long time in coming,  council members voted unanimously to seek Federal Aid through the Transportation Alternative Program to design and construct a storm-water pond, associated  storm-water piping and […]

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CHIPOLA TO OFFER LIFEGUARD COURSE …..

CHIPOLA TO OFFER LIFEGUARD COURSE …..

MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course beginning May 12. All interested students must be 15 years of age on or before the first day of class. The course requires a minimum of 32 hours of training in water rescue, CPR and First Aid. Attendance is required for all class meetings. […]

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