Consumer Alert: Avoid Tax-Related Scams this Tax Season …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–With tax season now underway, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages Floridians to be wary of tax-related scams. According to the Internal Revenue Service, common scams include: tax preparer phishing scams, IRS-impersonator phone scams, and e-mail phishing scams. “Tax season is a time when unscrupulous individuals seek to steal others’ personal financial information,” […]

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8th Annual Bridal Show Feb. 5th in Chipley ………

Booths will be filled by vendors of all services related to weddings and other social gatherings.   Date: Sunday, February 5, 2017 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM Location:  Washington County Ag Center Highway 90 West Chipley, Florida  The Chipley Woman’s Club is sponsoring the eighth  annual Bridal Expo.  Booths will be filled by vendors of all services related to weddings and […]

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7N8 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Turkey Flock in Dubois County, Indiana …….

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7N8 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Turkey Flock in Dubois County, Indiana …….

WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. This is a different strain of HPAI than the strains that caused the 2015 outbreak. There are no known […]

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ……..

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ……..

Try These On For Size: Tips To Put Your Best Foot Forward On The Path To A Meaningful Career   (NAPSI)—In many ways, finding a fulfilling career is like finding the right pair of shoes. At first glance some seem like the perfect fit, but after time you realize they aren’t right for the long-haul. […]

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Move Faster And Reduce Costs For Your Business By Upgrading SQL Server 2005 ……..

Move Faster And Reduce Costs For Your Business By Upgrading SQL Server 2005 ……..

(NAPSI)—Thanks to new technology, it’s an exciting time for businesses, and small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) may realize the impact of the advances at an even greater scale. That’s because many are finding that increased access to new technology can provide access to services that were never within reach before. They are also finding that […]

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Obituary for Michael Edward Sullivan …….

Mr. Michael Edward Sullivan, age 58, of Panama City, Florida passed away January 17, 2016 at Bay Medical Center.   Memorialization will be by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary for Mark Sullivan ……

Mr. Mark Sullivan, age 56, of Panama City, Florida passed away January 19, 2016 in the Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, FL.   Memorialization will be by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Commissioner Putnam’s Statement on Bill to Protect Floridians from “Skimmers” …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–The House of Representative’s Criminal Justice Subcommittee today unanimously passed a bill, House Bill 761, which will protect consumers from “skimmers” placed on gas pumps. A skimmer is a device that steals credit or debit card information when consumers swipe their cards at a pump to pay for gas. The total amount of skimmers […]

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AAA: OIL FALLS BELOW $30; GAS PRICES MOVE LOWER …….

AAA: OIL FALLS BELOW $30; GAS PRICES MOVE LOWER …….

 As oil slips to the lowest level in more than a decade, gas prices continue logging multi-year lows. AAA: OIL FALLS BELOW $30; GAS PRICES MOVE LOWER  TAMPA, Fla. (January 18, 2016) —  The price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.89, the lowest national average since February 27, 2009. Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are […]

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Chipley Celebrates Martin Luther King Birthday With Downtown Parade ……..

Chipley Celebrates Martin Luther King Birthday With Downtown Parade ……..

Courtesy of The Goulding Agency Downtown Chipley was cold and breezy as the sounds of several hundred revelers accompanied the annual Martin Luther King Day parade on Monday, January 18. Although held at Noon, the day never really warmed as several area churches, the Chipley High School ROTC, pageant queens, political candidates and classic cars […]

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Chipley Kiwanis Club Hears From Northwest Florida Community Hospital CEO Michel Kozar …….

Chipley Kiwanis Club Hears From Northwest Florida Community Hospital CEO Michel Kozar …….

The weekly program at the Chipley, Florida Kiwanis Club luncheon on the campus of Florida Panhandle Technical College recently featured Michael Kozar, new CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Just a week into his new role at the hospital, Kozar took advantage of the opportunity to let the community know about his background and philosophy, […]

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Washington County Council on Aging offering AARP Free Tax-Aide …….

The AARP Tax-Aide Program and Washington County Council on Aging will provide free income tax assistance, tax counseling and electronic filing for the 2015 tax season. Special attention is provided to filers 60 and older but AARP membership is not required. The service will be available February 3rd thru April 13th.   Returns will be […]

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Gov. Scott: New FHA Website Latest Evidence of Need to Protect Florida Patients from Price Gouging …….

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) has unveiled a new website that shows how much hospitals in Florida markup their fixed prices for uninsured and out-of-network patients over the actual, negotiated amounts hospitals accept as full payment from commercial insurers. The website shows that virtually all procedures and illnesses have a markup of at least more […]

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Meat And Poultry In A Balanced Diet ………

Meat And Poultry In A Balanced Diet ………

(NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of people, you may be uncertain about how to eat right and get and stay fit, so a few facts from the expert research may be good news. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, they say, isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and […]

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Obituary for H.T. Cook …….

H.T. “Buddy” Cook, 77 of Graceville, went home to be with the Lord on January 17, 2016 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center surrounded by loved ones. Buddy was born on November 5, 1938 in Graceville, Florida to William T. and Victoria (Jones) Cook. Known as a farmer and service technician by many, Mr. Buddy was […]

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Mondays with Pete January 18, 2016 …….

Good morning; Fog settled in overnight. Though the morning was grey, there was a hint of sunlight penetrating the blanket. The morning was waking slowly, not really wanting to dawn. I felt the same way as I lay under a warm quilt thinking about the day ahead. I need to get up and about, but […]

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