AAA: GAS PRICES DRIFTING LOWER, FOR NOW ……..

AAA: GAS PRICES DRIFTING LOWER, FOR NOW ……..

Gas prices have declined 14 of the last 16 days. During that time, the national average price  has declined 2 cents. Pump prices have drifted lower on increased inventories and declining oil prices. “Gas prices are falling now, but fundamentals are pointing higher,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gulf Coast refineries are […]

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Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming activities …….

Yard of the Month recipient named —  John and Leanne Pedraja, 1261 Church Avenue in Chipley.     The Washington County Chamber of Commerce also announced the following upcoming activities at their monthly luncheon last week:    Chamber officials are seeking nominations for the 2017 Business of the Year.  The Chamber annually recognizes a local […]

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Study Finds Colorectal Cancer Rates Have Risen Dramatically in Gen X and Millennials ………

Three in ten rectal cancer diagnoses now in patients under 55   A new study finds that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer.   The study is led by American Cancer […]

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Art News You Need To Know ………….

Art News You Need To Know ………….

THIS JUST IN FROM THE ARTS ACTION FUND  …  The White House released its proposed budget to Congress last week, officially recommending full termination of funding of both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for FY2018. THIS JUST IN FROM THE ARTS ACTION FUND… The White House […]

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GIRL SCOUTS SEEK WOMEN OF DISTINCTION NOMINEES …….

Do you know an extraordinary woman who has distinguished herself as an outstanding member of the community? A program inspired by Girl Scouts nationally, the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle Women of Distinction Awards honor women from across the Florida Panhandle who truly stand out for their commitment to the community. Nominations are now […]

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Tips To Help Families Improve Health ………

Tips To Help Families Improve Health ………

(NAPSI)—Although March is officially National Nutrition Month, anytime is a good time to eat more nutritiously, points out the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). It offers 12 tips to help. Go fresh. Choose fresh seafood, lean poultry, and beans as your protein source. If using ground meats, choose 93 percent lean ground turkey or […]

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5th Annual ‘ArtKidDoo’ Festival Slated For April 8 in Downtown Chipley, Florida (Part 1)

5th Annual ‘ArtKidDoo’ Festival Slated For April 8 in Downtown Chipley, Florida (Part 1)

Mark your calendar and join Early Learning Coalition and ‘Real Florida Magazine’ at Shivers Park in downtown Chipley, Florida on Saturday, April 8 for the 5th Annual ‘ArtKidDoo’ Festival. Join hundreds of children and parents for a unique experience, exploring the arts and understanding that ‘play is the work of a child’- including paint, clay, […]

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Obituary for Jamie Sue Krawczynski ……..

Jamie Sue Krawczynski, age 38 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on March 14, 2017. She was born on August 26, 1978 to James Hamilton and Betty Sue (Mason) Kimbrough in Jacksonville, FL. Jamie is survived by two children, Jamis Rushing and Morgan Mae Oliver, her mother, Betty Sue Kimbrough and husband Randy, grandparents, […]

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TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT POISONINGS IN YOUR HOME DURING NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK …….

During the 56th National Poison Prevention Week, celebrated March 19-25 this year, the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties is sharing tips to ensure the safety of homes and communities and help prevent poisonings. In 2016, nearly 38,000 poison exposure calls reported in Florida were regarding children age 5 and under. Poisonings […]

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Wildflower News: Parrot Pitcher Plant ……..

Wildflower News: Parrot Pitcher Plant ……..

This plant (Sarracenia psittacina) is the smallest of our more common pitcher plants but its dark red buds and flowers show up along the roadsides. It blooms later than the rose pitcher plant and the yellow trumpet pitcher plant. Its leaves lie close to the ground and at the end they curve around into a […]

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Take Our Business Rent Tax Survey TODAY ………

Take Our Business Rent Tax Survey TODAY ………

Make Your Voice Heard Florida is the only state with a Business Rent Tax, and the Florida Chamber is urging the legislature to phase out this $1.8 billion Florida only tax on businesses. That means in Florida, businesses pay a six percent tax on the space they lease, including added costs to that lease, such […]

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BCF To Present “The Lion and The Lamb” April 6th …….

BCF To Present “The Lion and The Lamb” April 6th …….

In celebration of the Easter season, The Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will present the musical, “The Lion and The Lamb” on Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the BCF Wellness Center. The performance will feature the combined musical talent of the entire BCF College Choir […]

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Tobacco Cessation Classes in Holmes County ………..

Holmes County- Big Bend Area Health Education Center in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Holmes County (DOH-Holmes) and Doctors Memorial Hospital  offer tobacco cessation classes on the 4th Thursday of each Month from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at DOH – Holmes, 603 Scenic Circle, Bonifay.   For more information please contact James Lewis at […]

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Don’t Drive Damaged Goods ……..

Don’t Drive Damaged Goods ……..

(NAPSI)—More than 725,000 vehicles driven on U.S. roads every day may be dangerous, according to new research from Carfax. These vehicles were damaged so severely in an accident, by fire or flood that DMVs across the country require permanent title marks to warn people about the damage. Still, thousands are back on the road in […]

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Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …….

Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …….

It has been more than nine months since the tragic attack at Pulse nightclub took 49 innocent lives and shocked our country. I will never forget waking up to the horrific news. I quickly assembled my team of victim advocates and immediately headed to Orlando to offer whatever help we could. Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly […]

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BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill ……….

BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill ……….

Nitrates are the primary pollutant being addressed by the Jackson Blue Spring/Merritt’s Mill Pond BMAP. This BMAP identifies nitrogen fertilizer used in agriculture as the primary source of nitrates in the Jackson Blue Springs Basin. by albertin Photo credit: Doug Mayo The 2016 Florida Water Bill authorized regulations that will affect everyone in Florida.  Farmers […]

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