UNITED PROFESSIONALS AWARD THREE SCHOLARSHIPS ……….

UNITED PROFESSIONALS AWARD THREE SCHOLARSHIPS ……….

 MARIANNA—Each year, the Association of United Professionals, Inc., (AUP) provides two scholarships to deserving, graduating seniors in the Jackson County School District. Most of the students continue at Chipola College. Competition was heavy this year and the scholarship committee decided to award three scholarships. Anthony Severson, a Graceville High graduate, and Tagaria Davis, a Cottondale […]

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FWC Enlists Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Provide Data ……..

As part of its goal of working with anglers to improve data collection and management of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for anglers’ assistance through participation in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. This new data collection program will improve how recreational catch is monitored […]

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POWER OUTAGES: PREPARE YOUR FAMILY TO STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE ………

POWER OUTAGES: PREPARE YOUR FAMILY TO STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE ………

Summer time in Florida brings the potential for high temperatures and hazardous storms, which sometimes leads to power outages that last from a few hours to several days. TALLAHASSEE—The Florida Department of Health encourages all Floridians and visitors to have an emergency plan and supply kit ready to keep your family healthy and safe.   […]

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A Fishing Trip Could Be Yours – With the Right Photo …………

A Fishing Trip Could Be Yours – With the Right Photo …………

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – Take a photo of your catch and submit it to the BoatUS “Catch of the Month” photo contest and you could find yourself in a fishing boat with rod, reel and none other than Mark Zona. The former pro angler, Bassmaster Elite Series TV personality and host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show […]

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Watching Your Weight? ……..

Watching Your Weight? ……..

Look For Polyols In Your Food To Cut The Sugar, Not The Flavor   (NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who want to reduce the amount of sugar in their diet and still satisfy their craving for the taste of something sweet. Many food products are made with polyols, a group of reduced-calorie sweeteners. These sugar […]

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Obituary for Carl Young ………………..

Obituary for Carl Young ………………..

Carl Young of Chipley died July 17, 2015 at his home following a brief illness. He was born November 6, 1922 in Groveland, FL, the second of four children of Carl Lester and Lela (Vaughn) Young. After graduating from Bradford High School in 1940, he went to work with the State Road Department in Jacksonville, […]

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Working Lands for Wildlife ………

Working Lands for Wildlife ………

Nearly two thirds of all species federally listed as threatened or endangered exist on private lands.                                                                               […]

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This Hurricane Season, Don’t Forget to Prep your Finances, Too …………..

This Hurricane Season, Don’t Forget to Prep your Finances, Too …………..

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2015 hurricane season is now underway, and while Floridians have so far remained free from a severe storm, natural disasters can strike at anytime – some without warning. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater encourages Floridians to remember an often forgotten part of disaster preparedness:  financial planning. To help Floridians plan successfully, […]

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Big Bend Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 20th ………

Big Bend Florida blue crab trap closure starts July 20th ………

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Wakulla-Franklin county line, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be removed from the water before July 20, the first day of a 10-day trap closure.   This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida […]

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BCF Music and Worship Division Receives Ten-Year Reaccreditation from NASM ……..

BCF Music and Worship Division Receives Ten-Year Reaccreditation from NASM ……..

Since 1997, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) has been a member in good standing with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the premier accrediting agency for college and university music programs. The recent academic excellence review of BCF’s entire music program has extended the renewal of membership for ten more years following […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Aspertools’ Learn about autism spectrum disorder …..

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Harold Reitman’s latest book, Aspertools, offers easy, effective tools to understand and manage life with children affected by what is now the world’s fastest growing developmental disability. Dr. Reitman speaks expertly to the following topics:   • How to cope with the […]

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Governor Rick Scott: Florida Will Do Everything Possible to Protect Military in Wake of Tennessee Shooting ………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today released an executive order instructing the Florida Adjunct General to take immediate actions to secure Florida Guardsmen that work in recruiting centers in the wake of the Tennessee shooting where five military members were murdered. The Governor’s executive order directs Florida Adjunct General Michael Calhoun to take three […]

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New Family and Consumer Science extension agent serving Jackson County ……..

New Family and Consumer Science extension agent serving Jackson County ……..

The University of Florida’s Jackson County Extension Service welcomes a new Family and Consumer Science Agent, Marie Arick. Previously an FCS Agent for the Texas Extension Service, Arick brings a variety of programming experience to Jackson County and will emphasize the areas of consumer science, health, wellness, and food and nutrition for both adult and […]

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West Florida Electric warns of scam ….

GRACEVILLE – West Florida Electric Cooperative was notified recently by a member about a scam.  The member was contacted by a company claiming to be collecting past due balances on WFEC accounts. The caller also told the member that their electric service would be disconnected without prompt payment. This is a SCAM!    WFEC only contacts […]

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Visit Chautauqua Vineyards and Winery in DeFuniak Springs ….

Visit Chautauqua Vineyards and Winery in DeFuniak Springs ….

Chautauqua Vineyards in nearby DeFuniak Springs  invites you to taste and judge for yourself the wines made from estate grown grapes which have earned the winery over 140 medals and awards in national and international wine competitions since the winery’s opening in 1989.   The wines at Chautauqua vary from dry, barrel fermented wines, to […]

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Eat Local: Summer Squash ……

Eat Local: Summer Squash ……

People and their communities can benefit from buying local food—it is often fresher than food that has traveled long distances, and it boosts the local economy. Choosing local foods also protects natural resources, such as wildlife, water, and green space.   Most of Florida’s zucchini are grown in north central Florida, and Florida’s yellow squash […]

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