Attorney General’s Office Releases 2012 Hate Crimes Report

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Bondi’s Office has released the 2012 Hate Crimes in Florida Report, which includes detailed information on the types of hate crimes being committed throughout the state. During the 2012 calendar year, 170 hate crimes were reported by 69 of the 402 local law enforcement agencies that provide data to the Florida Department […]

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January “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young …….

January “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young …….

Finding hunting success on small-acreage leases.   Many people think you need a large tract of land for hunting to harvest a mature buck. But for a lot of us, leasing a large chunk of property is just not financially feasible. So I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a large tract of […]

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Addressing Anxiety ……

Addressing Anxiety ……

(NAPSI)—Experts estimate one in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. In fact, it’s the No. 1 reason why parents bring a child to a mental health professional.   A new book, however, offers an unconventional approach to stopping the worry cycle and working through all types of fears and phobias.   According […]

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Obituary for Easton James Marcum ……

Infant baby boy, Easton James Marcum, age 11 days, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in Pensacola, FL. Easton was born on December 14, 2013 in Marianna, FL. Survivors include, Mother, Emily Whittaker of Bristol, FL Father, Kyle Marcum of Bristol, FL Maternal grandparents, Stanley and Brenda Whittaker of Bristol, FL Two maternal great-grandmothers, Cora […]

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2014 Laws …..

Courtesy WZEP Radio 1460     2014 brings about 200 new laws to Florida. Many went into effect with the start of the new year. One that will affect a number of people in our area is the annual increase in the minimum wage. Florida’s minimum hourly pay will be $7.93, an increase from $7.79. […]

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January “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young ……

January “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young ……

Make your New Year’s resolution to take a kid hunting!         The year was 1997, and I was working part-time as a baseball coach at my alma mater, Lincoln High School in Tallahassee. I had the privilege back then of working with so many talented and all-around great kids and was fortunate […]

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Letter to the Editor: Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity ………

Letter to the Editor: Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity ………

When I look back on this year, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for everything we’ve been able to accomplish together. In Wisconsin, we’ve spent more than a year exposing a politically motivated prosecution of conservative groups – a “John Doe” investigation that has included gag orders, predawn raids, and the risk of jail time for our […]

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2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course in January ………

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course in January ………

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th. The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production. The class will be geared to farmers who want […]

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We need to eat healthier as we grow older …..

We need to eat healthier as we grow older …..

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Governor Rick Scott: Florida Children Deserve Drug-Free Homes, State Will Appeal Judge’s TANF Ruling …..

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on District Judge Mary Scriven’s action to end the state’s process of drug testing those who receive welfare benefits, which are designed to help low-income Florida children. Governor Scott said, “Any illegal drug use in a family is harmful and even abusive to a child. […]

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Armed robbery reported in Vernon …..

Armed robbery reported in Vernon …..

(Chipley, FL; December 31, 2013)— At approximately 8:48 pm on Monday, December 30th, Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an armed robbery at the Vernon Express Store in Vernon, FL. Three suspects enter the Vernon Express Store parking lot in a dark colored four door car. Two female suspects exited the […]

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Harold Bazzel named Washington County Clerk of Court …..

Harold Bazzel named Washington County Clerk of Court …..

It’s now official former Bay County Clerk of Court Harold Bazzel has been named by Judge Hentz McCellan  to serve as Clerk of Court in Washington County until a special election will take place in the  Fall of 2014.     There will be a swearing in ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday for the […]

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MARILYN KAY SCOTT: ONE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA HUMANITARIANS WORK ING TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS …..

RECENTLY MARILYN SCOTT WAS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE SPACE COAST AREA. THIS GALA WAS HELDED AT THE HILTON HOTEL IN MELBOURNE, FLORIDA. MARILYN IS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE ALBERT ROBINSON AND JOSEPHINE ROBINSON-FLOYD. Her HUSBAND IS THE FORMER ASTRONAUT WINSTON E. Scott. SHE HAS TWO […]

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AAA: 75% OF CONSUMERS REPORT NEVER OR RARELY BEING A DESIGNATED DRIVER IN 2013

AAA: 75% OF CONSUMERS REPORT NEVER OR RARELY BEING A DESIGNATED DRIVER IN 2013

Tow to Go is available now through January 1 TAMPA, Fla.  – Three in five (63%) consumers think people use a designated driver more on New Year’s Eve because of all the increased media coverage on the topic of drinking and driving, shows AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey. Yet one in four (75%) consumers report that they […]

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Get Calculators and Worksheets to Evaluate Your Finances …..

Get Calculators and Worksheets to Evaluate Your Finances …..

Use calculators and worksheets on Investor.gov to help evaluate your finances.   Here are just a few of the tools you’ll find:   401(k) and IRA Required Minimum Distribution Calculator: After age 70½, you are generally required to start withdrawing money from your IRAs and 401(k)s. Find out the minimum amount you’ll need to withdraw, depending on your age and the […]

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Obituary for Lois Harriet Mock ……

Lois Harriet Mock, 89 of Chipley, Florida, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital.   She was born in Broomfield, Co. on March 5, 1924 to Charles and Frances (Sharrat) Parker. She married Fred Lee Mock Jr. on October 29, 1963. She worked as a dental assistant, waitress, bookkeeper and […]

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