1st Quarter Weather Summary Shows How Dry the Panhandle has Become …….

1st Quarter Weather Summary Shows How Dry the Panhandle has Become …….

The promised weak El Niño did not deliver extra rainfall for the Panhandle the past three months . by Doug Mayo The promised weak El Niño did not deliver extra rainfall for the Panhandle the past three months .  Much of the region experienced abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions through the first three months […]

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USDA Continues to Remove Barriers and Open Trade Opportunities for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers ……

DES MOINES, Iowa – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced  that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently reached agreements allowing U.S. beef and pork producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The two agreements  will allow U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico and expand access to consumer markets in […]

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Caring For Older Adults …….

Caring For Older Adults …….

(NAPSI)—With a growing aging population, the amount of family caregivers in the United States is also on the rise. There are nearly 45 million people who serve as a caregiver for a family member or friend who is 50 or older. Serving as a caregiver can be rewarding but difficult. Often, caregivers are unaware of […]

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Obituary for Robert Sullivan …….

Robert Sullivan, age 77 of Chipley, FL passed away at his home Monday night, April 13, 2015. Robert was born April 29, 1938 to the late James and Helen ( Coyne ) Sullivan in Fall River, MASS. He served as a member of the United States Air Force and is a member of the Country […]

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Obituary for Linda Gail Hysmith …….

Mrs. Linda Gail Hysmith, age 52, of Bonifay, Florida passed away April 14, 2015 at Gulf Coast Medical Center.   A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with cremation to follow.

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Obituary for Jimmy Wesley Hancock …….

Jimmy Wesley Hancock, 56, of Panama City, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Jimmy was a loving family man who never met a stranger and always wore a smile. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, golfer, and […]

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Richard Carlton Bottomlee arrested on 9 counts of Molestation on victim less than 12 years of age ……..

Richard Carlton Bottomlee arrested on 9 counts of Molestation on victim less than 12 years of age ……..

(Chipley, FL; April 15, 2015) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Chipley Police Department announce the arrest of a Chipley man for the sexual battery of two children.   WCSO and CPD received a call in reference to a suspected sexual battery. During the course of the investigation officers discovered that the suspect had […]

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GRANTS AWARDED TO RESEARCHERS WORKING TO CURE CANCER AND TOBACCO-RELATED DISEASES ……….

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health announces more than $18 million in research grant dollars being awarded to fund 14 research projects. Researchers at cancer centers, universities and research institutes across the state will receive these grants to advance research of tobacco-related diseases, including many types of cancers.   “Florida is committed to finding innovative treatments […]

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Four arrested following traffic stop …….

Four arrested following traffic stop …….

(Chipley, FL; April 15, 2015) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 4 adults, including one with active felony warrants, following a traffic stop that led to a vehicle pursuit by officers. While on patrol, Deputy Keith Mayo observed a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle wanted in connection to […]

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Chipley Council approves plans for Dunkin Donuts …..

Chipley Council approves plans for Dunkin Donuts …..

Being planned for 1598 Main Street. by Kathy Foster In quick order the Chipley City Council approved the following  three agenda items at their April 14th meeeting: *  Construction of a Dunkin Donuts restaurant at 1598 Main Street on a vacant parcel of land north of the existing Arby’s.  The development will include parking and […]

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AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination ……

AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination ……

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.   by Kathy Foster   Staff and students involved in the AVID program in Washington County were at Monday night’s School Board meeting in Chipley to explain the program and what it has meant […]

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GCSC Foundation hosts High School Honors Scholarship Reception and Ceremony ……

PANAMA CITY, FL – The Gulf Coast State College Foundation is holding a reception and ceremony for High School Honors Scholarship recipients on April 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center, room 303. The Foundation awards these scholarships to local high school seniors with the expressed hope that they will make the […]

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Gardening: Peaches ……

Gardening: Peaches ……

New Peach Cultivar Trial at the North Florida Research and Education Center by Peter C. Andersen Prunus species require the accumulation of cold winter temperatures to allow for normal bud development and budbreak in the spring. Traditional temperate zone peach and nectarine cultivars require 800 to 1200 hours of cumulative hourly temperatures of 45oF or […]

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Barley Jambalaya ……….

Barley Jambalaya ……….

Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Makes: 6 Servings Ingredients 1 cup instant pearl barley 4 cups water 2 whole bay leaves 3 medium onions 2 medium celery stalks 1 medium green, red, yellow, or orange bell pepper 2 medium cloves garlic 1 tablespoon canola oil 4 ounces ground turkey 2 (14.5-oz) cans […]

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Fire Shapes Young Longleaf Pine Forests …….

Fire Shapes Young Longleaf Pine Forests …….

By Ricky Lackey, regional biologist for the National Wild Turkey Federation in Florida  Many landowners the past five to 10 years have planted longleaf pine in the Southeast, due in part of cost-share incentives offered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This increase in young longleaf forests across the region is a great start […]

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Cancer Survivors: Ask Your Health Care Provider For A ‘Survivorship Care Plan’ …….

Cancer Survivors: Ask Your Health Care Provider For A ‘Survivorship Care Plan’ …….

(NAPSI)—More than 14 million Americans living today have had cancer. Often called “survivors,” individuals with a history of cancer often experience great relief and possess a new lease on life, having successfully faced a serious disease. Survivors may also encounter anxiety, fearing re-occurrence or complications from treatment. During active treatment, people with cancer are often […]

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