Keep It Clean: Washing Fruits and Vegetables …….

Keep It Clean: Washing Fruits and Vegetables …….

  While fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet, they can become contaminated from manure, water, and animals or insects. If the leafy greens and juicy fruits are not cleaned properly, then foodborne illnesses can spread.   Use the following tips as a guide to washing specific produce groups.   Rinse and Rub […]

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Three Steps Toward Protecting Young Ears …….

Three Steps Toward Protecting Young Ears …….

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 16 percent of teens have reported hearing loss possibly caused by loud noise—but you can reduce the risk for the kids you care about.   The Problem Many young people get summer or afterschool jobs that involve farm work, construction, landscaping or theme […]

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APHIS reports on Avian Flu outbreak in turkey flocks ……….

APHIS reports on Avian Flu outbreak in turkey flocks ……….

Right now, hundreds of veterinarians from my Agency are working around the clock to help egg and turkey producers battle a severe outbreak of avian influenza that has affected 50 million of their birds over the last 6 months. I couldn’t be more proud of our employees and their admirable work alongside veterinarians from State […]

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Habitat for Humanity in Chipley hosts one of several Open House events …..

Habitat for Humanity in Chipley hosts one of several Open House events …..

The Habitat For Humanity store on Railroad Avenue in Chipley is now operating under a new board of directors and hosted one of several open house events on Thursday to welcome the board and volunteers on board.   by Kathy Foster   Now serving on the         local  Habitat for Hum-anity board […]

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Valencia Jewelers hosts Ribbon Cutting to introduce new owner ……..

Valencia Jewelers hosts Ribbon Cutting to introduce new owner ……..

J. Rose welcomed customers to Valencia Jewelers,  located at 816 Falling Waters Road, on  Thursday and gave everyone the opportunity to look at the new lines of jewelry being offered.       Officials with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce were on hand at the jewelry store to host the Ribbon Cutting that officially opened […]

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CHIPOLA’S AKHATOR NAMED FCSAA FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ……..

CHIPOLA’S AKHATOR NAMED FCSAA FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ……..

MARIANNA—The honors just keep coming for Chipola All-American Evelyn Akhator. This week she was named the 2014-15 FCSAA Female Athlete of the Year.   The 6-foot-3 forward from Lagos, Nigeria led Chipola to their first national championship in March. The NJCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and nation’s leading rebounder, Akhator had a double-double […]

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Florida Becomes 20th State to Allow Terminally Ill to Access Investigational Medications ……

Governor Scott signs Right To Try Act into Law Tallahassee—Governor Rick Scott has signed AB269—The Florida Right to Try Act—into law. The Right To Try Act allows doctors to prescribe treatments to the terminally ill that are being used in clinical trials but are not yet on pharmacy shelves. Right To Try expands access to […]

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DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF RIP CURRENT AWARENESS ……..

~ Learn how to spot a rip current and escape safely~   TALLAHASSEE — We are one week from the official start of summer and the Florida Department of Health is promoting safe swimming while at the beach. The National Weather Service (NWS) recognizes this week, June 7-13, as Rip Current Preparedness Week – a […]

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New Resource Available for Washington County Residents with Hearing Loss at No Cost ……..

State Nonprofit Brings Innovative Amplified Phone Technology to Florida to Help Millions with Hearing Loss TALLAHASSEE, FL – For residents of Washington County who are among the three million Floridians with hearing loss, help has arrived. Today, Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI), the non-profit distributor of amplified telephones for people with hearing loss and speech […]

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Commissioner Putnam on Updated Citrus Forecast for 2015 ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following an announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on an updated 2015 citrus forecast for Florida, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released this statement: “While the citrus forecast remains unchanged from the May announcement, which was the lowest in decades, we will continue to fight to save Florida’s signature crop, […]

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Grilling With Almond Wood: Flavorful And Sustainable ………

Grilling With Almond Wood: Flavorful And Sustainable ………

(NAPSI)—When it comes to grilling food, where there’s smoke, there’s flavor—usually a very specific flavor depending on the type of wood that’s being burned. That’s the word from a number of restaurants, many of which have been stepping up their game by introducing beef lovers to the various flavor profiles offered by different types of […]

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FWC data show increase in bear population ……..

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced today updated estimates of the Florida black bear population. These initial numbers are now available for two of the FWC’s Bear Management Units (BMUs) and result from the statewide study occurring during 2014 – 2015.   “This is the most ambitious, extensive and scientifically rigorous bear […]

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Getting Screened For Viral Hepatitis May Help To Save Your Life ……..

Getting Screened For Viral Hepatitis May Help To Save Your Life ……..

by Chana A. Rabiner, Ph.D.   (NAPSI)—There’s good news for the millions of Americans at risk for a potentially fatal medical condition, viral hepatitis. The simple step of medical screening can lead to lifesaving treatment.   A Collection Of Diseases Viral hepatitis is actually a collection of very serious diseases. By definition, hepatitis means “liver […]

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Obituary for Fleda Mae Hunter ……

Mother Fleda Mae Hunter, 87 of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital of Graceville, Florida. She was of the Baptist Faith and a faithful member of Mt. Ararat First Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida. Home Going Services will be held 11 A.M., […]

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Governor Rick Scott Signs 48 Bills into Law ……

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law today: HB 71 Service Animals – This bill increases access to public accommodations for service animals. HB 115 Sentencing – This bill relates to governmental entities and restitution. HB 133 Statute of Limitations – This bill extends the statute of limitations for a […]

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man Smuggled by Jet Ski ……..

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man early this morning who was smuggled into the U.S. by jet ski. This is the second time this week agents have intercepted a jet ski smuggling attempt. At approximately 5 a.m., agents were alerted by the Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) and a concerned citizen’s phone […]

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