GOV. SCOTT FIGHTS FOR CHANGES TO STATE MEDICAID PROGRAM …….

Requests HHS to provide waiver to expand access and improve quality for low income Floridians   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott’s Administration sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price outlining greater flexibility the state is requesting for Florida’s Medicaid program to cut federal red tape and provide higher […]

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CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS …….

CHIPOLA MATH OLYMPIC WINNERS …….

MARIANNA—Some 200 students representing 11 area high schools participated in the 33rd annual Chipola College Math Olympiad on March 10.   Students competed individually on written exams in Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Scholarship. Teams competed in three Ciphering competitions and for Team Awards that are earned through highest combined scores on the […]

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3rd Street Memorial Plaque being unveiled in Chipley March 22nd …….

3rd Street Memorial Plaque being unveiled in Chipley March 22nd …….

Unveiling at 11 a.m.      

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………

CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ………

MARIANNA— Chipola softball jumped out to a 4-0 record in Panhandle Conference play with wins over Tallahassee and Northwest.   Chipola trounced Tallahassee 15-3 in five innings and 8-0 in six on March 14.   The Lady Indians continued their dominance with 3-2 and 7-0 wins over Northwest, March 16.   The Lady Indians (37-2) […]

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Dr. Neal Dunn Announces United States Military Service Academy Day ……..

March 18th in Bay and Leon counties. WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) has announced that his district offices are hosting a United States Military Service Academy Day for students in Florida’s Second Congressional District. Informational sessions will be held in both Leon County and Bay County on March 18th. High school and eighth […]

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ……..

CHIPOLA BASEBALL PERFECT IN PANHANDLE CONFERENCE ……..

MARIANNA— The top-ranked Chipola College Indians are 6-0 in Panhandle Conference play after winning the first two games of a four game set with Pensacola.   Chipola blanked the Pirates 8-0 on March 14 behind the pitching of Bowden Francis (6-1). He earned the win with six strikeouts in six innings. Connor Hock finished the […]

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Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Gather at Florida Capitol to Speak Out Against Proposed Cuts to Care for Vulnerable Floridians ………

The Florida Hospital Association (FHA) has launched its “Some Cuts Won’t Heal” campaign at a press conference featuring Florida caregivers and health care professionals who oppose cutting Medicaid, the program that provides health care coverage for children, pregnant women, low-income families, the elderly and the disabled. Deep cuts proposed by some lawmakers will leave Florida’s […]

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DON’T RELY ON LUCK TO GET HOME SAFELY THIS ST. PATRICKS DAY ………..

Tow To Go Program available Friday and Saturday Night   TAMPA, Fla. — From 2011 to 2015, a total of 252 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes on St. Patrick’s Day. To help fight impaired driving this year, AAA and Budweiser urge everyone to have a plan to get home safely if they are celebrating […]

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Sen. Farmer Outlines Proposed Bill To Close Background Check Loophole ………

Sen. Farmer Outlines Proposed Bill To Close Background Check Loophole ………

Tallahassee, Fla. – Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, on Thursday outlined his proposed bill to close the “mile-wide” background check loophole at gun shows during a news conference hosted by the Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence. “What does this bill do? It requires all firearm sales be conducted by a licensed firearms dealer,” Farmer […]

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BCF Hosts Regional Band Festival ……..

BCF Hosts Regional Band Festival ……..

The campus was overflowing with young musicians as the Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville recently hosted the Florida Bandmaster’s District Solo and Ensemble Festival. Brass and stringed instruments were in great supply as students, band directors, and judges packed the campus and melodious sounds filled the air. […]

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Save the Bascom School ……….

Save the Bascom School ……….

Help us renovate and re-purpose this valued community asset.     The Town of Bascom, FL tasked a motivated group of local citizens and former Bascom School students to form the Bascom School Renovation Project Committee to create and execute a plan to restore the 90-year old historic school into a functioning building that will […]

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Dr. Neal Dunn Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition ………

High School Students Encouraged to Submit Artwork to National Competition WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) proudly announces the 2017 High School Congressional Art Competition. The United States House of Representatives sponsors this competition each spring to recognize and honor talented young artists from each congressional district across the country. High school students residing […]

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‘Wings and Wheels’ a workshop for all artists March 29th – 31st ………

‘Wings and Wheels’ a workshop for all artists March 29th – 31st ………

Add to your art work.  

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Recognizing The Best In Education ……..

Recognizing The Best In Education ……..

(NAPSI)—When it comes to educating children and giving parents a choice in the process, some states have been found better than others. Here’s a look at the ones the experts on school choice at EdChoice voted to win last year’s educational choice yearbook superlatives. Most Empowering: Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program Indiana’s program helps more families […]

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WHP Daily Brief – White House Reveals “America First” Budget 📊 | Senate Intelligence Committee: No Evidence of “Wiretapping” …………

WHP Daily Brief – White House Reveals “America First” Budget 📊 | Senate Intelligence Committee: No Evidence of “Wiretapping” …………

White House Press Daily Brief Good evening. The President held a number of events related to St. Patrick’s day. You can find all of those in the releases section at the end of the newsletter. White House Budget Blueprint: “America First” We already knew that the White House’s “America First” budget blueprint for FY 2018 […]

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Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of DMS Secretary Chad Poppell ……….

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Chad Poppell’s resignation from the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS), which will be effective on March 31, 2017. He has served in this role since 2014. An Interim Secretary will be announced in the coming days. Governor Scott said, “Chad Poppell has done an […]

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