Commissioner Putnam Encourages Floridians to Have a Year-Round Wildfire Action Plan …………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Many Floridians equate disaster preparedness plans with hurricanes; however, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages Floridians to have a wildfire action plan in the event that a wildfire threatens residential areas. Florida experiences a year-round wildfire season with drought levels that increase during the spring and summer months. Currently, Southeast Florida has […]

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Obituary for Charlotte Brown …….

Mother Charlotte Brown, 82 of Vernon, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 17, 2015 in the Bay Medical Center, Covenant Hospice of Panama City, FL. She was of the Methodist Faith and a faithful member of St. Luke A.M.E. Church until her health failed her. Home Going Services will be […]

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Obituary for Katherine Potter ……..

Mother Katherine Potter, 83 of Ebro, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in the Bay Medical Center of Panama City, FL. She was a member of True Holiness Church where she served faithfully until her health failed her. Home Going Services will be held 3 P.M., Sunday, July […]

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Obituary for Mattie Campbell ……………..

Mrs. Mattie Campbell, 56 of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Home Going Services will be held 11 A.M. Friday, July 24, 2015 from the sanctuary of Gregg Chapel A.M.E. Church of Ft. Walton Beach, FL with Min. Antwan Brown, […]

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CHIPLEY BOMB THREAT LEADS TO EVACUATION …………….

Courtesy of WZEP Radio   An early morning bomb threat led to the evacuation of the Walmart store in Chipley Tuesday. According to reports, a call was made to store shortly after 1 a.m. referencing a bomb. “You’re going to have a code blue in a little bit,” the caller told staff.   The store […]

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Vernon Council promises to support volunteers and coaches ……..

Vernon Council promises to support volunteers and coaches ……..

Vernon Town Council members were still dealing with upset volunteers and coaches at their Monday night workshop when they responded to volunteers and coaches who turned out in force to find out about the insurance that was supposed to provide them coverage while performing their duties.   by Kathy Foster    Brian Brock, a 15 […]

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Children’s Home Society of Florida receives $7.3 million grant from Microsoft ……..

 Winter Park, Fla.  –  Children’s Home Society of Florida, the state’s leading provider of services to vulnerable children and families, has been awarded a $7.3 million grant from Microsoft’s YouthSpark Software Grants program. The award will help bridge the digital learning divide for disadvantaged youth. In addition, Microsoft employee volunteers will help Children’s Home Society […]

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Gardening: Houseplants ……

Gardening: Houseplants ……

Studies show that caring for plants has a calming effect and reduces blood pressure.   Provided by IFAS, University of Florida   Many people grow plants indoors for the beauty and warmth they add to the home. But did you know that plants also have many health benefits?   Caring for plants can help lower […]

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USDA Support for Older Americans ………

USDA is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of older adults, ensuring that all older Americans have access to healthy food, and that older adults in rural America have access to housing. Low-income older Americans continue to be an underserved and vulnerable population, due in part to administrative complexities associated with participating in federal […]

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Giving A Chance At Life ……………………

(NAPSI)—You can’t always predict when the opportunity will arise to be a hero. Just ask Loresa Wright. She joined the Be The Match Registry as a potential bone marrow donor in hopes of being a match for a colleague in need of a transplant. She had no way of knowing it would lead to saving […]

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Rights while receiving Social Security disability benefits ………

Rights while receiving Social Security disability benefits ………

Free Work Incentive Seminar Event tomorrow.   Working while Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits & Laws that Protect Your Employment Rights- July 22 If you receive Social Security disability benefits and want to work, Social Security’s Ticket to Work (TTW) program can help. Register for this free Work Incentive Seminar Event which will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22, […]

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School Board halts ‘Modified Dress Code’ discussion …..

Washington County School Superintendent Joe Taylor summed up the decision of the School Board Monday afternoon when he commented,  “There’s no way to please everybody,”  as he brought up the discussion.   by Kathy Foster   Taylor sought input from the board members as he tried to get a better idea of what they were […]

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Emma Grace Fowler hosts ‘Peanut Good Luck Party’

Emma Grace Fowler hosts ‘Peanut Good Luck Party’

Emma Grace Fowler, Little Miss Holmes County, will be representing her county at the National Peanut Festival Pageant in October!   On Saturday, July 18th, she hosted her Peanut Good Luck Party by going Back to the 80s! She welcomed more than 50 contestants from Florida and Alabama as they participated in a lip sync […]

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Governor Bush Pushes Responsible Budgeting and Veto Power, Touts Florida Experience …………….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Governor Bush announced his vision for America today, explaining how he plans to take on Washington. The cornerstone of his plan to curb excessive and irresponsible government spending is to implement Presidential veto power, a responsibility the Governor is familiar with thanks his bulldog approach to the Florida budget. From Dominic […]

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Borrower Beware: Recognizing Predatory Lending ……..

Borrower Beware: Recognizing Predatory Lending ……..

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many of America’s 21 million college students, you count your money down to the pennies. Unfortunately, that’s not always enough. From tuition and fees to books and living expenses, the cost of an education can really add up, and finding the best opportunities for financial assistance is essential. The search for a […]

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Gov. Scott Directs Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Military Troops Killed in Tennessee Shooting ……….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today directed the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff in honor of the five service members who were murdered at recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week.   This is effective immediately throughout the state of Florida until sunset on the […]

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