Courthouse Committee told everything moving on track ……

Courthouse Committee told everything moving on track ……

Washington County’s Courthouse Committee met Sept. 29th to learn that work, inspections and plans for the Dec. 1st grand opening are moving along smoothly.   Jeff Goodman, chair of the committee,  reported that work is now almost complete on the courtroom and a lot of furniture is being moved into the new structure.   Goodman […]

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David Melvin honored by Opportunity Florida …….

David Melvin honored by Opportunity Florida …….

Opportunity Florida recently honored David Melvin, owner of Melvin Engineering in Marianna, with the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award was presented at the 2016 Florida Rural Economic Development Summit. David Melvin has long been an advocate of business development in the Northwest Florida region as well as the rest of the state. He […]

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GOV. RICK SCOTT: WE WILL FIGHT FOR JOBS; PROPOSING $85M FOR JOBS ……..

ORLANDO, Fla. – During last week’s meeting the Enterprise Florida (EFI) Board Meeting, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose $85 million in his 2017-2018 recommended budget for economic incentives to bring more jobs to Florida. Governor Scott also announced that he will be proposing legislation during the upcoming legislative session to restructure EFI […]

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Every Income Group Experienced Significant and Similar Drops in Uninsured Rates Under the Affordable Care Act ……..

ACA led to widespread coverage gains across income, age, geography, and race; expanding Medicaid significantly strengthens gains   The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new research analyzing gains in health insurance coverage from 2010-2015 across key demographic categories of Americans: income, age, geography, race and ethnicity. The report finds that ACA […]

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CHIPOLA SCIENCE STUDENTS VISIT CAVERNS …….

CHIPOLA SCIENCE STUDENTS VISIT CAVERNS …….

Chipola College environmental science students recently learned about the ecological, commercial, historical values and scientific names associated with selected trees along the Bluff Trail at the Florida Caverns State Park. Pictured below, Billy Bailey, Park Services Specialist, shares information with the students.  

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Frozen Blueberries Make Cool Sweets And Toasty-Warm Treats ……..

Frozen Blueberries Make Cool Sweets And Toasty-Warm Treats ……..

(NAPSI)—As the days get cooler and life gets busier, many of us crave comfort foods—and a little bit of berry can go a long way. Fortunately, frozen blueberries are goodness frozen and available year-round. Whether you’re grabbing a quick snack on the run, trying new recipes to beat the winter blahs or baking treats to […]

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Rock The Falls Music & Craft Show a big hit ……..

Rock The Falls Music & Craft Show a big hit ……..

Music throughout the day on Saturday kept everyone tapping their feet.   by Kathy Foster   From opening to closing visitors kept coming to Falling Waters State Park on Saturday to enjoy all the activities provided at the Rock the Falls 2016.   From vendors, to fun for the children, and entertainment for everyone there […]

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Jerry Haviland celebrates 100th Birthday in high style ………

Jerry Haviland celebrates 100th Birthday in high style ………

From a quilted throw (created from Jerry’s old shirts and ties) to a multitude of cards wishing him a Happy 100th Birthday and  handcrafted items made just for him,  Jerry Haviland spent Saturday afternoon visiting with family members and friends as they gathered at the Hinson Crossroads Fire Department to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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BCF Welcomes Maasai Missionary ……..

BCF Welcomes Maasai Missionary ……..

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville know the college’s registered trademark by heart, “Changing the World Through the Unchanging Word.®” They are also always looking for opportunities to learn more about missions efforts around the world. For many BCF students, one of those extraordinary opportunities came to […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Why Did She Jump?’ …….

A Mother’s Heart-Wrenching Story Of Loss That Offers Hope For Recovery And Healing.   A mother of five and grandmother to nine, married and divorced four times, and a clinical social worker in private practice for nearly forty years, Joan Childs thought she had experienced or seen it all. But nothing could have prepared her […]

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TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA EXPANDS FREE QUIT SERVICES ……

New Program and Ads Encourage Floridians to Quit Your Way   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Quitting tobacco isn’t easy, but finding help should be. With its new Quit Your Way program, the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is making it easier for tobacco users in the state to access the free and proven effective resources available […]

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Healthy Lung Month: Adopt New Habits To Breathe Easier …….

Healthy Lung Month: Adopt New Habits To Breathe Easier …….

(NAPSI)—According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the United States and worldwide, causing more deaths than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined—but a few simple steps can help you protect your own life. What To Do Don’t Smoke: Quitting smoking and avoiding secondhand cigarette smoke is the best […]

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Seven Safety Tips For Protecting Your Child ……..

Seven Safety Tips For Protecting Your Child ……..

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, some 70,000 children under age 5 are injured every year by common household products and toys—but yours don’t have to be among them. Here are seven ways to keep infants and toddlers safer: 1. Cook safely. Never leave food unattended on the stove. Turn pot handles so […]

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Chipley, Florida High School Football Squad Beats Franklin County High School in Conference Game

Chipley, Florida High School Football Squad Beats Franklin County High School in Conference Game

In his second win as a Head Coach, Blake Wilson led his team to victory in the Chipley Tiger’s first annual conference game against the Franklin County Seahawks on Friday, September 30, 2016, with a final score of 63-32. The game, played in Philip Rountree Stadium in Downtown Chipley, was plagued by injuries on both […]

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Vernon, Florida Celebrates 2016 Homecoming on Friday, September 30

Vernon, Florida Celebrates 2016 Homecoming on Friday, September 30

Most Northwest Florida parades and festivals in 2016 swelled beyond their normal size due to the large number of people running for political office, and the 2016 Vernon Homecoming Parade was no exception. The weather was picture-perfect, and the 2016 installment of Vernon, Florida’s annual Homecoming Parade was a crowd-pleaser, with pomp, pageantry and great […]

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Dorothy Harper thanks EMT’s and Paramedics with plaque and picnic ………

Dorothy Harper thanks EMT’s and Paramedics with plaque and picnic ………

Dorothy and Floyd Harper, Uncle Billy’s Restaurant, were at the EMS office in Chipley Friday afternoon to thank the EMTs and Paramedics for taking outstanding care of her during her recent illness.   by Kathy Foster   Along with presenting the EMS staff with a plaque expressing her appreciation, Dorothy and her husband  prepared a […]

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