Governor Rick Scott: Tying FHP Officer Bonuses to Ticket Quotas is Outrageous and Wrong

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today released the following statement about news outlets reporting the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is considering tying their employee bonuses to the number of tickets they issue to motorists: “The idea that FHP would tie officer bonuses to the number of tickets they write is absolutely […]

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Panhandle Ag Update 3/28/14 ……

Panhandle Ag e-news is brought to you each week by the UF/IFAS County Agents and Extension Specialists serving Agriculture in Northwest Florida.   Peanuts, Cotton, Corn, or Soybeans? Enterprise Budgets Help You Decide The most importance decision to be made by farmers for the 2014 cropping season is the choice to develop a management plan […]

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Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Created 32,100 Jobs in February 2014

TALLAHASSEE — Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida’s businesses created 32,100 private sector jobs over the month in February 2014. This is the highest number of private sector Florida jobs created in a single month since the Governor took office. Since December 2010, Florida’s economy has added 540,700 private sector jobs. The state’s unemployment […]

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TROOP A INTERSTATE 10 CHALLENGE …..

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an intensified enforcement effort on Interstate 10 in an effort to keep the roadways safe and fatality-free today through March 30. All seven counties that line Interstate 10 in Troop A along the panhandle (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson), will be participating […]

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Department of Health in Washington County addresses county health rankings …..

Department of Health in Washington County addresses county health rankings …..

The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrates state, county and community efforts.  

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Washington-Holmes Technical Center Installs State of the Art Automotive Equipment

Washington-Holmes Technical Center Installs State of the Art Automotive Equipment

‘We now have a brand new Road Force Wheel balancer and we can offer instruction on the latest technology in balancing automotive wheels’, says Mike Bowyer, Automotive Service Technology Instructor at Washington-Holmes Technical Center. Delivery, installation and training for new front end alignment and wheel balancing equipment was documented at the Washington-Holmes Technical Center campus […]

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League of Women Voters of Florida Responds to Florida’s Decision to Suspend Voter Purge

Tallahassee, Fla. — Yesterday, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced via memo his intention to suspend the Department of State’s “Project Integrity” initiative until at least 2015. Over the past several years, the League of Women Voters of Florida has been actively advocating against “Project Integrity” and similar efforts to purge registered voters from […]

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Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show April 19th …..

Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show April 19th …..

Annual Boat Show April 19 Apalachicola will host the 16th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show  Saturday, April 19, 2014.  Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display throughout the day. Special highlights include authentic oyster boats, workboats, and home-built boats by skilled […]

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Movement Analysis: A Step In The Right Direction ……

Movement Analysis: A Step In The Right Direction ……

(NAPSI)—Technology that’s used to make animated films in Hollywood’s dream factory is helping dreams come true for injured children and teens in several well-known hospitals.   Motion capture technology has been used in an innovative way to bring digital characters to life in films such as “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Polar Express.” […]

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Obituary for Mother Katherine Andrews …..

Obituary for Mother Katherine Andrews …..

Mother Katherine Andrews, 75 of Ebro, FL., passed away at her home on March 20th. She was a seamstress and of the Holiness Faith.   Funeral Services will be held 11A.M. CST, Saturday, March 29th at the True Holiness Church of Ebro, FL., with Pastor Louis D. Brown, Min. Wade Brown, Min. Eli Andrews & […]

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WCSO Deputy Cleared in Pit Bull Case ……

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the video of a deputy defending himself from an attacking Pit Bull, shooting and killing the dog as it charged him at the end of the complainant’s driveway. The video, which was recorded by the deputy’s video cam, worn by the deputy at the time of the incident […]

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Jamie Tharpe wins Valentine basket …..

Jamie Tharpe wins Valentine basket …..

Washington County Council on Aging would like to congratulate Jamie Tharpe, winner of our Valentine Basket Raffle, worth approx., $350.00.   We would also like to thank Colonial Restaurant not only for their generosity in gift certificates, but also allowing us to display our basket at their site, and helping us sell tickets.   Other […]

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Beneficial Insects: Predators …..

Not every insect you see around your plants is harmful—some insects are beneficial. Beneficial insects are good predators or pollinators, and many occur naturally in gardens.   Beneficial predators feed on many insects that are considered pests. The following predators are important to integrated pest management programs:   Assassin Bugs You can usually find an […]

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An Electrical Safety Guide For The Outside …..

(NAPSI)—Warmer weather means more time spent outside for both children and adults. Whether your outdoor activity includes improvement projects around the home or fun and games in the backyard, you need to be aware of some electrical hazards that may occur.   To help, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) would like to share these […]

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Gulf Coast State College Expands Partnership with University of West Florida

Gulf Coast State College Expands Partnership with University of West Florida

~ UWF Offers Hospitality bachelor’s degree at GCSC ~ Panama City, FL – Gulf Coast State College and the University of West Florida are proud to announce the expansion of the current GCSC2UWF Program with a new articulation agreement. Through this partnership, students can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management […]

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Seabreeze Jazz Festival offering passes for musical instruments …..

Seabreeze Jazz Festival offering passes for musical instruments …..

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is offering a free Four Day Pass ($200 value) for each good donated used band instrument to the L.I.N.K.S program (Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids).   This local not-for-profit collects, repairs, and then makes these instruments available for students in Bay, Walton and Okaloosa counties who normally would not be able […]

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