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Gov. Scott: I will fight to prevent unfair tax increases in the future ………

LAKE MARY, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced he will propose an amendment to Florida’s Constitution during the upcoming legislative session to require a supermajority vote by future Florida legislatures to raise any taxes or fees. Currently, it only takes a simple majority in the state legislature to raise taxes or fees. If passed, […]

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Okaloosa County man arrested in Vernon area on multiple charges ……..
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Okaloosa County man arrested in Vernon area on multiple charges ……..

Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call, just before midnight on August 12 regarding a distraught man who was threatening to attempt suicide. The caller alleged 35-year-old Wesley Blackerby, of Crestview, had contacted her via Facebook and wrote that he wanted to “crash his truck into a tree” among other comments. Deputies responded to […]

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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to Host Consumer Protection Fairs Throughout Florida …………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–To bring consumer protection education directly to Floridians, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting eight Consumer Protection Fairs across Florida, beginning Aug. 15, through November. “One of our top priorities is protecting Floridians and visitors from fraud, and these consumer protection fairs help educate consumers so than can avoid scams,” […]

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Agenda for BOCC’s Aug. 16th Workshop ………..

AGENDA WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS August 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Commission Board Room 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428   I. PROCLAMATION A. Call to Order – Chairman B. Invocation/Pledge   II. ADOPT THE AGENDA   III. NON- AGENDA AUDIENCE – Effective October 1, 2013, Florida Statute 286.0114 mandates that “members of the […]

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The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water ……..
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The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water ……..

The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab   by Andrea Albertin The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Team, from left to right: Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase […]

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FITNESS FACTS: SilverSneakers Celebrates 25 Years of Health and Happiness
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FITNESS FACTS: SilverSneakers Celebrates 25 Years of Health and Happiness

(NAPSI)—While the fitness industry has changed over the decades with workout “fads” that have come and gone, one exercise program has stood the test of time—SilverSneakers®. As the nation’s leading community fitness program designed for older Americans, SilverSneakers has changed thousands of lives through fitness for the past 25 years. What began in 1992 as […]

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Three Montgomery women arrested for theft
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Three Montgomery women arrested for theft

Helping themselves to items from the Dollar General store in Vernon led to the arrest of three Montgomery, Alabama women after a concerned citizen reported what they witnessed. A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was approached around 9:30 pm on August 8, by a citizen who had just witnessed two black females pull into the store, grab […]

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Washington County Commissioner Tray Hawkins Spearheads County Building Permit Streamlining
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Washington County Commissioner Tray Hawkins Spearheads County Building Permit Streamlining

Just a couple of weeks after hosting a series of high-impact closed door meetings with Florida Senator George Gainer, Washington County, Florida Commissioner Tray Hawkins kicked off the streamlining of the building permit process for municipalities outside of the County seat of Chipley. On July 26, 2017, each of the five municipalities located in Washington […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College Cosmetology Program Offers Free ‘Back To School’ Haircuts on August 12, 2017
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Florida Panhandle Technical College Cosmetology Program Offers Free ‘Back To School’ Haircuts on August 12, 2017

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the Cosmetology Program from Florida Panhandle Technical College offered free ‘back to school’ haircuts at Live Oak Baptist Church in Vernon, Florida, as seen in these photos by Real Florida Media, a subsidiary of The Goulding Agency in Chipley, Florida.. The occasion was the 4th Annual ‘Back to School Bash’ […]

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Northwest Florida High School ‘Friday Night Lights’- A Deceptively Calm Look At A Ballet of Massive Proportions
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Northwest Florida High School ‘Friday Night Lights’- A Deceptively Calm Look At A Ballet of Massive Proportions

If you watch a duck glide effortlessly across a still body of water, all you notice is the serene calmness of travel, with almost no obvious effort. What you do not see is the almost frantic, ceaseless motion below the waterline, and, much akin to the iceberg, 90 percent of this is invisible to the […]

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