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Washington County School Board agenda for Dec. 18th Workshop …….

School Board will meet at 3 p.m. next Monday. 1. MEETING OPENINGS A. Call to order by the Board Chair 2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA A. Approval of Agenda as Stated or Restated 3. ITEMS TO DISCUSS A. Facilities B. 2018 Structural Re-Organization C. Teacher Graduate Reimbursement Program 4. ADJOURN           

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News from the Florida Public Archaeology Network
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News from the Florida Public Archaeology Network

  NORTHWEST FLORIDA TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Join us on Tuesday, January 16th at the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) Coordinating Center in Pensacola, FL, to learn what it takes to be a Heritage Monitoring Scout! We will talk about threats to archaeological sites, how to identify some common site types and artifacts, and the best way […]

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Are your shrubs planted too deep ……
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Are your shrubs planted too deep ……

The question of the month is “Why do the shrubs look like this?” The answer might be that the shrubs are planted too deep which can eventually kill them. Roots are deprived of oxygen when smothered. The above-ground symptoms are similar to root rot — chlorotic foliage, lack of growth, thinning of the canopy, and a general […]

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Workplace diversity, vegetable gardening most popular Extension documents for 2017 ………
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Workplace diversity, vegetable gardening most popular Extension documents for 2017 ………

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diversity in the workplace and a Florida vegetable gardening guide top the list of most popular University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension documents from 2017. UF/IFAS stakeholders visited the UF/IFAS Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) website 7.4 million times in 2017.   Here is this year’s list of […]

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The Brutal Truth About Selfies, Narcissism and Low Self-Esteem
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The Brutal Truth About Selfies, Narcissism and Low Self-Esteem

Are ‘selfies’ a cry for attention?  Do they necessarily reflect low self-esteem or a need for validation? Or are they simply what they appear to be- an exercise in poor judgement and taste? Facebook and other social media have developed apps which allow you to take selfies after artificially smoothing your wrinkles, whitening your teeth […]

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Commissioner Putnam presents Governor, Cabinet with ‘Fresh From Florida’ Christmas Trees ………
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Commissioner Putnam presents Governor, Cabinet with ‘Fresh From Florida’ Christmas Trees ………

Continuing a long-standing tradition of kicking-off the holiday season in the Florida Capitol, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented Florida-grown Red Cedar Christmas trees to Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Patronis today.     Photo on left: Commissioner Adam H. Putnam […]

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Jimmy Patronis: Meet the new member of our Explosive Detecting K9 Team
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Jimmy Patronis: Meet the new member of our Explosive Detecting K9 Team

Dear Fellow Floridians: This week Oregon, an 18-month old German Shepherd, officially joined my office’s Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations (BFAI) Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Unit. I had the honor of swearing him into office at a meeting of the Governor and Florida Cabinet. Oregon’s partner, Detective Monty Taylor, has more than 15 years […]

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Governor Scott Recognizes Deputy Willie Finklea with Governor’s Medal of Heroism
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Governor Scott Recognizes Deputy Willie Finklea with Governor’s Medal of Heroism

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Manatee County Sheriff’s Deputy Willie Finklea with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism for his actions to save a couple from a burning car earlier this year.   Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m incredibly proud to honor Deputy Willie Finklea with the […]

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Obituary for Aarion Jasiyah James McLeroy ……

Aarion Jasiyah James McLeroy, age 2 of Panama City, Florida went home to be with the Lord on December 11, 2017, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. Aarion was born on July 26, 2015, in Panama City, Florida to Joseph McLeroy and Sarah Elizabeth Eck. He was a very sweet and loving […]

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Obituary for Wynell Myers Heinrich ……..

Mrs. Wynell Myers Heinrich, age 73, of Bonifay, Florida passed away December 12, 2017 at her son’s home.  She was born January 26, 1944 in Holmes County Florida.  Wynell was preceded in death her father, Brady Myers; her mother, Reba Everett Myers Sellers; one son, Sandy Parrish; four brothers, Tommy Myers, Donnie Myers, Jim Myers and Roy […]

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