Be Aware of Conditions Represented by Beach Warning Flags …..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials remind beachgoers to check the surf conditions at public beaches. Understanding the beach warning flags will help to keep you and your family safe as you enjoy the waters. When red flags are flying, swimming in Florida’s coastal waters can be dangerous. “Rip currents can […]

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Livable Design Is What’s Cooking In Kitchens Today …..

Livable Design Is What’s Cooking In Kitchens Today …..

(NAPSI)—Organic, ergonomic and livable are the qualities that homeowners want in their kitchens these days. Plus, everyone wants the kitchen to make his or her own unique design statement. Here are eight facts and hints that can help your kitchen reflect the true you: • Consider integrated accessories such as cutting boards, workstations, caddies and […]

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STATE CONTROL OF RED SNAPPER NOTHING MORE THAN A RACE TO THE BOTTOM ……….

Magnuson-Stevens Works, Rep. Graves’ Bill Unnecessary   Washington, DC – Seafood Harvesters of America, Executive Director Brett Veerhusen issued the following statement today in response to introduction of the Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act:   The Seafood Harvesters of America vehemently oppose this bill. Their proposal for state control of red snapper would […]

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Gov. Scott: Florida Added More Than 12,000 Private-Sector Jobs in June ………

Gov. Scott: Florida Added More Than 12,000 Private-Sector Jobs in June ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 896,900 private-sector jobs since December 2010, and the state’s unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent- the lowest rate since March 2008. In June 2015, 12,200 private-sector jobs were created across Florida. […]

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June Unemployment Rate ………

by Kenny Griffin   Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in June 2015, down 0.2 percentage point from the May 2015 rate of 5.7 percent, and down 0.9 percentage point from 6.1 percent a year ago. There were 529,000 jobless Floridian’s out of a labor force of 9,552,000. The were 8,070,800 nonagricultural jobs […]

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Gary Clark updates Chamber regarding DEP and Florida parks ………….

Gary Clark updates Chamber regarding DEP and Florida parks ………….

Washington County resident Gary Clark was the guest speaker at the July 16th Third Thursday Breakfast hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and he took his time to update members about the tremendous influx of visitors coming to Florida’s State Parks.   Clark, who recently joined the staff of the Florida Department of […]

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Washington County BOCC considers restructuring debt ………

Washington County BOCC considers restructuring debt ………

Commissioners interested in gaining lower interest rate.   by Kathy Foster   Washington County commissioners agreed Wednesday they wanted to approach the 2009 debt restructure in a move to lower their monthly payout by about $3,000.  Commissioners talked (via telephone) with Jeremy Neidfeldt of Public Financial Management, Inc.   The loan is currently held by […]

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CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO PANHANDLE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM ……………

CHIPOLA PLAYERS NAMED TO PANHANDLE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM ……………

TALLAHASSEE – A total of 34 Chipola College student-athletes have been named to the Panhandle Conference All-Academic Team for the 2014-15 academic year.   Team members achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average, either in the current academic year or over multiple years. Chipola student-athletes on the All-Academic Team include:   *  Womens Cross Country: […]

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Florida Chamber Honors Rep. Mike Hill & Rep Matt Gaetz with Distinguished Advocate Award

Florida Chamber Honors Rep. Mike Hill & Rep Matt Gaetz with Distinguished Advocate Award

The Florida Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Representative Mike Hill (R- Pensacola) and Representative Matt Gaetz  (R-Shalimar are among  23 legislators honored with a 2015 Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocate award.   The Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate award recognizes lawmakers who championed key Florida Business Agenda legislation. This award goes to legislators who fought tirelessly for […]

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Kiwanis learn about carrying concealed weapons …….

Kiwanis learn about carrying concealed weapons …….

Kiwanians told there is a need for concealed weapons.   Kenny Brock with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Chipley Kiwanis Club and told those in attendance they should get a permit to carry a concealed gun  because at some point acquisition to the permits will […]

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Deadheading Keeps Summer Perennials Beautiful …….

Deadheading Keeps Summer Perennials Beautiful …….

By Matthew Orwat, UF / IFAS Extension Washington County During these “dog days”, full of hot temperatures punctuated with intermittent rain, gardeners can lose the motivation to get out there and get things done. One task, deadheading, can make a huge difference in the appearance of one’s landscape without a whole lot of effort.   […]

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For All Ages: Teaching Young People About Money ……..

It’s never too early or too late to introduce everyday financial concepts to a young person. And, you don’t have to be a financial expert. Here are tips from FDIC Consumer News to help parents, guardians and caregivers show a child — from a preschooler to a college kid — why and how to become […]

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Choosing Healthy Meals as you get Older ……..

Choosing Healthy Meals as you get Older ……..

10 Healthy Eating Tips for People Age 65+        Eating healthy and being active is important at any age. That’s why MyPlate and the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, are delighted to offer a new resource on healthy eating designed specifically for people ages 65 and older. Choosing Healthy Meals […]

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Not For Human Consumption: Spice And Bath Salts …….

By Donna Bush, Ph.D.   (NAPSI)—A recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report revealed that emergency department visits resulting from synthetic marijuana more than doubled in just one year. Most commonly known as Spice, synthetic cannabinoids go by many street names such as K2, Spice, Diamond, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Moon Rocks […]

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Chipley AAA 9-10 Allstars District Runner up to Graceville …….

Chipley AAA 9-10 Allstars District Runner up to Graceville …….

The Chipley AAA 9-10 Allstars have had a busy post season.   They competed in two tournaments with the last one being last weekend in Sneads where they beat Marianna, Sneads and Slocomb,  but come up short against Graceville.   They played in five games through the heat and finished second place in the tournament.   […]

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NAACP Demands Confederate Flag Removed from Alabama State Troopers’ Uniforms, Patrol Cars, Coat of Arms ……………

NAACP Demands Confederate Flag Removed from Alabama State Troopers’ Uniforms, Patrol Cars, Coat of Arms ……………

The Purge Continues        ……..   Courtesy of  WZEP Radio On June 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) ordered the Confederate battle flag removed from the state Capitol grounds in Montgomery. Three weeks later, the Huntsville, Alabama, chapter of the NAACP said the Confederate battle flag worn by every Alabama state trooper and […]

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