Sen. Farmer Outlines Proposed Bill To Close Background Check Loophole ………

Sen. Farmer Outlines Proposed Bill To Close Background Check Loophole ………

Tallahassee, Fla. – Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, on Thursday outlined his proposed bill to close the “mile-wide” background check loophole at gun shows during a news conference hosted by the Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence. “What does this bill do? It requires all firearm sales be conducted by a licensed firearms dealer,” Farmer […]

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BCF Hosts Regional Band Festival ……..

BCF Hosts Regional Band Festival ……..

The campus was overflowing with young musicians as the Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville recently hosted the Florida Bandmaster’s District Solo and Ensemble Festival. Brass and stringed instruments were in great supply as students, band directors, and judges packed the campus and melodious sounds filled the air. […]

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Dr. Neal Dunn Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition ………

High School Students Encouraged to Submit Artwork to National Competition WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) proudly announces the 2017 High School Congressional Art Competition. The United States House of Representatives sponsors this competition each spring to recognize and honor talented young artists from each congressional district across the country. High school students residing […]

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Recognizing The Best In Education ……..

Recognizing The Best In Education ……..

(NAPSI)—When it comes to educating children and giving parents a choice in the process, some states have been found better than others. Here’s a look at the ones the experts on school choice at EdChoice voted to win last year’s educational choice yearbook superlatives. Most Empowering: Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program Indiana’s program helps more families […]

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WHP Daily Brief – White House Reveals “America First” Budget 📊 | Senate Intelligence Committee: No Evidence of “Wiretapping” …………

WHP Daily Brief – White House Reveals “America First” Budget 📊 | Senate Intelligence Committee: No Evidence of “Wiretapping” …………

White House Press Daily Brief Good evening. The President held a number of events related to St. Patrick’s day. You can find all of those in the releases section at the end of the newsletter. White House Budget Blueprint: “America First” We already knew that the White House’s “America First” budget blueprint for FY 2018 […]

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Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of DMS Secretary Chad Poppell ……….

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Chad Poppell’s resignation from the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS), which will be effective on March 31, 2017. He has served in this role since 2014. An Interim Secretary will be announced in the coming days. Governor Scott said, “Chad Poppell has done an […]

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Gov. Scott Assigns State Attorney Brad King to Prosecute Markeith Loyd Following State Attorney Ayala Refusing to Recuse Herself ………

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Earlier today, Governor Scott called on State Attorney Ayala to recuse herself immediately from prosecuting Markeith Loyd after she refused to consider the death penalty in this case. State Attorney Ayala has refused to recuse herself and Governor Scott has removed her from the case and reassigned it to State Attorney […]

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CHIPOLA’S BECHTOLD IS FCSAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK ……….

CHIPOLA’S BECHTOLD IS FCSAA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK ……….

MARIANNA—Chipola College third baseman Andrew Bechtold is the Florida College System/NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Player of the Week.   The sophomore from Chadds Ford, Pa., had a .688 average (11-for-16) with seven runs scored, five doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs in four games during the voting period.   He doubled, scored and drove […]

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CEO Notes from Volunteer Florida ……….

CEO Notes from Volunteer Florida ……….

  Highlights of volunteering and national service in Florida Dear Partners and Friends, It’s hard to believe we are already well into March! Volunteer Florida has exciting updates to share with you!Capitol Hill Visits Last week, I joined Volunteer Florida Chair Sam Seevers for Capitol Hill Visits in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of […]

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Legislation to Keep BP Oil Funds in Northwest Florida Passes First Senate Committee …….

Tallahassee–The Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism, chaired by Senator Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee),  has passed Senate Bill 364, The Recovery Fund for the Deepwater Horizon Incident. The legislation, sponsored by Senator George Gainer (R-Panama City), Senator Doug Broxson (R-Pensacola), and Senator Montford, will ensure funds received in the settlement of the state’s economic damage claims […]

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Obituary for James William Neel ……

James William Neel, 77, of Greenwood, FL, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at his residence.   He was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County with the exception of a brief time spent in Calhoun and Liberty counties.   He retired in 1997 from the Florida Department of Corrections after more than […]

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Obituary for Alice Virginia Bryant Slack ……

Ms. Alice Virgina Bryant Slack, 66 of Chipley, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital of Chipley, Florida. She was born on August 4, 1950 to the late Henry and Lena Boston in Chipley, Florida. Alice accepted Christ as her personal savior at […]

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Washington County Drug Task Force Announces Arrest of Two Louisiana Women ……….

Washington County Drug Task Force Announces Arrest of Two Louisiana Women ……….

In the early morning hours of March 15, 2017 two women staying in Panama City Beach on spring break made contact with an undercover Washington County investigator. The two Louisiana women initiated the transaction planning a meeting to trade hydrocodone, also known as Lortab, in exchange for methamphetamine.   The undercover investigator met with the […]

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Georgia woman arrested in Washington County …….

Georgia woman arrested in Washington County …….

Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports Atlanta, Georgia woman taken into custody for possession of drugs while traveling through Washington County.   On March 12, 2017 at approximately 1:44 p.m. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for traveling over 75 miles per hour on State Road 77 in the area of Holmes Valley Road. Conducting […]

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CFO Jeff Atwater: Providing the FACTS For All to See ………..

CFO Jeff Atwater: Providing the FACTS For All to See ………..

Floridians deserve to know what’s going on in their government.   Dear Fellow Floridians: Floridians deserve to know what’s going on in their government. Their tax dollars are used to fund it and, if they choose to look, they should be able to see how those dollars are spent. Thankfully, our state’s history of operating […]

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The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) Homeowner Program ………

The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) Homeowner Program ………

The conservation and protection of Florida’s water resources starts at home. Homeowners’ landscaping choices can affect the health of ground and surface waters and the natural environment. The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Homeowner program educates homeowners about how to design, install, and maintain healthy landscapes that use a minimum of water, fertilizer, and pesticides. The […]

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