Obituary for Mazzie Ann Moore …….

Mazzie Ann Moore, age 82 of Eastpoint, FL passed from this life on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at The Bridge Nursing Home in Port St. Joe, FL. She was born on August 18, 1934 to the late Charles Ellis and Zoah (Hough) Register in Lynn Haven, FL.  Mazzie is a member of the Eastpoint Church […]

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Mondays with Pete: January 2, 2017 ……..

Good morning and Happy New Year; My New Year’s Day began with sounds of fireworks bursting at midnight and beyond in neighborhood by the Tulsa airport hotel. We had to be at the airport at 6 a.m. to catch an early flight home. The TV in the room next to ours was on all night […]

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BOCC considering county ordinance on medical cannabis ……

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE The Washington County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the following by ordinance: “AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON GROWING, CULTIVATION, PROCESSING, MANUFACTURING, DISPENSING, DISTRIBUTION, AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SALE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS, […]

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Council on Aging taking reservations for Senior Day in Tallahassee ……..

Senior Day in Tallahassee is scheduled for March 29, 2017, and Washington County Council on Aging will begin taking reservations January 9th.   This will be a full day of information, education, entertainment, food, and fellowship. We will travel from the Chipley office to Tallahassee on a Chartered bus.   Planners try to keep the […]

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Commissioner Putnam Launches Educational Video Series: The Science of Cooking ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has launched an educational video series titled “The Science of Cooking” to engage 5-8th grade students in the science in daily activities, such as cooking. The six videos, which can be viewed here, shift back and forth between a chef cooking a kid-friendly recipe’s that features Florida-grown […]

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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Twenty Four to Judicial Nominating Commissions ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced eleven reappointments and thirteen appointments to eight Judicial Nominating Commissions. First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission Christa Calamas, 45, of Tallahassee, is the staff director for the Florida House of Representatives’ Health & Human Services Committee. Calamas previously served as the secretary of the Agency […]

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives — Make Sure Yours Are Working …….

Smoke Alarms Save Lives — Make Sure Yours Are Working …….

(NewsUSA) – Smoke alarms save lives. Yet, every day in homes across the U.S., fire deaths still occur. By ensuring that you have working smoke alarms, you can cut your risk of perishing in a home fire by half, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).   “Nearly 3,000 people continue to die in fires […]

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New Cancer Treatment Continues to Progress By Filing for Orphan Drug Status

New Cancer Treatment Continues to Progress By Filing for Orphan Drug Status

(NewsUSA) — It takes a lot to get a drug to market.     First there are reams of applications to submit to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), years of documented research, various trial phases, and a litany of other hoops to jump through that make the process daunting, albeit ultimately worthy. Consider this: […]

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Obituary for Maidelene Carter ……..

Maidelene (Maidy) Carter went to her heavenly home December 30, 2016. She was born on April 11, 1937 to George Taylor and Lilla Jane (Tom) Taylor. Maidy owned and operated The Ideal Beauty Salon for 40 plus years, was a member of the Wausau Community Development Club, served on the Board of Trustees of Washington […]

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Vernon, Florida High School Loses to Holmes County High School in Boy’s Basketball

Vernon, Florida High School Loses to Holmes County High School in Boy’s Basketball

Vernon, Florida High School lost to Holmes County High School in boy’s basketball in a highly contested ball games on the Vernon High School campus on Friday, December 30, 2016. The Holmes County team beat the Vernon  squad in a close 69-64 game, as seen in these photos by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The […]

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President’s Weekly Address: Working Together to Keep America Moving Forward

December 31, 2016 Weekly Address: Working Together to Keep America Moving Forward WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, President Obama reflected on the significant progress we’ve made since he took office in 2009. Over the past eight years, we’ve turned the recession into recovery; 20 million more Americans have health insurance; we’ve brought 165,000 […]

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Comments from Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer ……..

Comments from Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer ……..

Dear Fellow Floridians: It’s the end of the year and we’re readying for new beginnings in 2017. By all accounts, it was a year for the record books.     As the third largest state in the nation, it comes as no surprise that many of the year’s significant moments had a substantial impact on […]

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Bird Workshops at Landmark Park

(DOTHAN) Landmark Park in Dothan, Alabama will offer two educational bird workshops this winter. Learn about these fascinating and lovely creatures of flight found in our local forest as well as in your own backyard. All workshops begin at 10 a.m., are free with paid gate admission and will be presented in the Interpretive Center […]

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Attorney General Bondi Takes Action Against Timeshare Resale Company …….

Attorney General Bondi Takes Action Against Timeshare Resale Company …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi has  filed a civil consumer protection lawsuit against a timeshare resale company and its owners for allegedly making false promises regarding the resale of timeshares. The action alleges violations of the Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the state’s Timeshare Resale Accountability Act. The defendants in the suit […]

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Florida Ends Year with Consumer Confidence Up and Strengthening Housing Market …….

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida’s strong economic and job growth is fueling Floridians’ consumer confidence and housing market which have both seen success at the end of 2016. Consumer confidence rose nearly seven points in December to 97.2 points, the highest level in 2016. Meanwhile Florida’s housing market showed strengthening in […]

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Obituary for Rex Creamer …….

Rex Creamer, age 63 of Chipley, passed from this life on December 26, 2016 at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. Rex was born on August 20, 1953 to Joe Allen Creamer and Dollie Mae Griffin. He served in the United States Army and was a Carpenter by trade. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was […]

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