Washington County commissioners express concern over safety at county annex …….

Washington County Clerk Lora Bell approached the Board of County Commissioners Wednesday about security at the County Annex on South Boulevard in Chipley.   by Kathy Foster   In a letter to commissioners Bell expressed her concern over security in the east wing of the annex stating,  “We have visitors in these offices on a […]

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Woman catches state-record freshwater flier fish ……..

Twila Gates, from Marianna, established a new Florida freshwater fishing record with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) this month. Her catch of a 1-pound, 5.6-ounce (1.35 pounds) flier on May 9 from a Jackson County pond beat the old record of 1.24 pounds. It had a total length of 12 inches and […]

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Commissioner Putnam’s Department Uncovers 103 “Skimmers” at Florida Gas Pumps, Partners with Industry to Raise Awareness …….

ORLANDO, Fla.—Over the past three months, inspectors with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have swept through Florida checking gas station pumps for “skimmers,” devices that people illegally place on pumps in order to capture consumers’ credit or debit card information.   Commissioner Adam H. Putnam has announced that his department has uncovered 103 […]

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Florida Poised to be the Nation’s Next High-Tech Hub ……..

Re-sending to correct the smart sensor industry’s projected growth to $80 Billion.   Tallahassee, Fla. – A Central Florida technology research center could help launch the state’s high-tech manufacturing industry and ignite economic growth, says Florida TaxWatch, an independent fiscal watchdog group. The development of the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (FAMRC) through the International Consortium […]

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District-funded project improves water quality in St. Andrew Bay ……

District-funded project improves water quality in St. Andrew Bay ……

HAVANA – The city of Panama City recently completed a project that will improve the quality of water in St. Andrew Bay. Using a nearly $1 million grant from the Northwest Florida Water Management District, the city installed 15 pollutant separators in an ongoing effort to improve the water quality in the bay. “Protecting and […]

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Expert Advice on Enticing Kids to Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables …….

Expert Advice on Enticing Kids to Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables …….

(NAPSI)—As many parents know, kids can be picky eaters. And according to a recent study, moms are concerned that their kids aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables. “We found that moms understand the health benefits of fruits and vegetables but struggle to get their family to eat them,” said Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D., RD, president and […]

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Letter to Editor from Karen Schoen ……

AMERICANS: One can not be indoctrinated into something – unless the ENTIRE BELIEF SYSTEM is changed to eliminate freedom, liberty and individual ownership.  To Transform means to Destroy and Change. When I taught school, I taught a class in eighth grade called Capitalism vs. Communism, where we made comparison charts, did role-playing, and had discussions […]

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Breakthrough Device Relieves Restless Legs Syndrome, Allowing Patients To Get The Sleep They Need ………

Breakthrough Device Relieves Restless Legs Syndrome, Allowing Patients To Get The Sleep They Need ………

(NAPSI)—A nationwide campaign is aimed at helping the millions of Americans who aren’t getting enough “shut-eye.” It’s a serious problem: Besides experiencing physical fatigue and emotional stress, sleep-deprived people face increased risks for heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Among those who may suffer the most are the estimated 12 million […]

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Freeport Dog Fighting ……..

Freeport Dog Fighting ……..

Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the ASPCA Remove Dogs From Freeport Dog Fighting Ring   Courtesy of WZEP Radio   Walton County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) are collecting evidence seizing 7 dogs Wednesday morning from a property in Walton County, Fla. […]

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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Nearly $1.2M in Drugs ………

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Mexican nationals and five U.S. citizens connected to separate smuggling attempts during the past five days at the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Manuel Antonio Martinez-Cordova,CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine from within […]

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A QUICK CLICK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE …….

~Click it or Ticket 2015 campaign now underway!~ Pensacola, Fla. – The school year is almost over, Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner and that means the unofficial start of the summer travel season. As you start planning for your summer travel, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) would like to remind drivers […]

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Try Dwarf Lantana for a Summer and Fall Blooming Perennial ………

Try Dwarf Lantana for a Summer and Fall Blooming Perennial ………

With the heat of summer already here, we all know that our pansies, petunias and snapdragons are on their way out. This leaves us wondering what we could plant that will give us color throughout summer and fall to the first frost. Many are weary of Lantana camara, the common garden lantana, because of its […]

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The 2015 Legislative Session:

The 2015 Legislative Session:

What happened, what didn’t happen and where do we go from here. www.flsenate.gov www.myfloridahouse.gov Personal Note…For the last 9 years, you have allowed me the opportunity to represent Northwest Florida in the Senate. I have cherished every moment. It is a high honor and great personal privilege to serve you. Please know, my door is always […]

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Covenant Hospice celebrates National Nurses Week …….

Covenant Hospice celebrates National Nurses Week …….

 Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals.     L to R: Cyndi Jones, Heather Brown, Shonda Jones, Lisa Dees, Adrianna Lawson, Wendy Wheeler, Connie Quesenberry, Rachel Bruner, Sherri Bodie, Karen Burnett, Wendy Tadlock, […]

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Spring Vegetable Gardening ……

Spring Vegetable Gardening ……

Courtesy of IFAS Gardening Solutions  Posted by jmidelis From the sun to fresh air to nutritious fresh vegetables to even exercise, growing a vegetable garden offers plenty of benefits. When you pay attention to the right planting dates, vegetables can be grown year-round in Florida. While this guide provides recommendations primarily for home gardens, the information […]

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ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA …….

MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for Fall 2015.   The scholarship fund was created with a $40,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with funds from the estate of the late Edward K. Roberts.   The scholarships […]

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