Obituary for Judy McDaniel Steverson …….

Judy McDaniel Steverson was born October 11, 1945 in Boise, Idaho to William Dawson and Edna Tant McDaniel. She spent her early years in Columbus, Georgia and Dothan, Alabama before settling in Bonifay, where her father relocated to run Hoover’s Mill. It was in Bonifay where she met and married the love of her life […]

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Illinois man arrested in Vernon ……

Illinois man arrested in Vernon ……

(Chipley, FL; March 17, 2017)- Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Illinois man after deputies observed the suspect speeding through Vernon school zone.   On March 15, 2017, at approximately 2:20 p.m., WCSO Deputy Landon Fries observed a Dodge Charger bearing an Illinois license plate speeding through an active school zone near […]

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WHP Daily Brief – 🏦 Chancellor Merkel Visits the White House | Secretary Tillerson Visits Asia 🗾People ………..

WHP Daily Brief – 🏦 Chancellor Merkel Visits the White House | Secretary Tillerson Visits Asia 🗾People ………..

 Today, President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House. Both heads of state attended a roundtable discussion on vocational training with U.S. and German business leaders. Following the roundtable, President Trump and Chancellor Merkel held a joint press conference and took a few questions from the press.     White House […]

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GOV. SCOTT FIGHTS FOR CHANGES TO STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM …….

Requests HHS to provide waiver to expand access and improve quality for low income Floridians   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott’s Administration sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price outlining greater flexibility the state is requesting for Florida’s Medicaid program to cut federal red tape and provide higher […]

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CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS …….

CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS …….

MARIANNA—Some 200 students representing 11 area high schools participated in the 33rd annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on March 10.   Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Scholarship. Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the […]

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………

MARIANNA— Chipola softball jumped out to a 4-0 record in Panhandle Conference play with wins over Tallahassee and Northwest.   Chipola trounced Tallahassee 15-3 in five innings and 8-0 in six on March 14.   The Lady Indians continued their dominance with 3-2 and 7-0 wins over Northwest, March 16.   The Lady Indians (37-2) […]

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Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Gather at Florida Capitol to Speak Out Against Proposed Cuts to Care for Vulnerable Floridians ………

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) has launched its “Some Cuts Won’t Heal” campaign at a press conference featuring Florida caregivers and health care professionals who oppose cutting Medicaid, the program that provides health care coverage for children, pregnant women, low-income families, the elderly and the disabled. Deep cuts proposed by some lawmakers will leave Florida’s […]

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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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