Dyslexia: Warning Signs And Solutions

  (NAPSI)–One in five people in the U.S. has some sort of learning disability like dyslexia, yet experts say that for many children, the problem remains undiagnosed far longer than it should. Recognizing the early signals of such learning differences can be extremely important for a child’s success in school and life.   Pediatric neuropsychologist Nichole Dawson, […]

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Chamber supports Northwest Florida Community Hospital

Chamber supports Northwest Florida Community Hospital

Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett praised the leaders and staff at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley for the improvements to the medical facility at the Chamber’s 3rd Thursday Breakfast hosted at the hospital.   The new meeting place for the Chamber monthly membership breakfast, Everett said he was pleased to […]

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Comments on Supreme Court Ruling Upholding 2011 Pension Law

  — Florida House Democratic Whip Remarks — Rep. Alan Williams Statement On Public Employee Pension Ruling TALLAHASSEE, FL – Representative Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee), the House Democratic Whip, issued the following statement regarding the  Florida Supreme Court ruling concerning a mandatory public employee contribution to retirement plans. “I am deeply disappointed by today’s Court decision […]

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Glenda Bethel Career Employee for January at Chipola

Glenda Bethel Career Employee for January at Chipola

BETHEL IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Glenda Bethel is Chipola College’s Career Employee for January.  Bethel serves as an Operations and Technical Support Associate in Information Systems department and has worked at the college since 2004. Here, Bethel (left) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough.

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Lamar Grantham dies

Lamar Grantham, 64, of Vernon, Florida, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 23, 1948 to the late Lloyd Grantham and Lillie (Carter) Grantham. Mr. Grantham was a lifelong resident of Vernon, Florida. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of Christian Haven Church. Mr. Grantham worked in […]

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Florida’s Teacher of the Year is National Finalist

– Pre-K special education teacher one of four contenders for National Teacher of the Year – Tallahassee, Fla., January 17, 2013 – For the fourth year in a row, the Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year is a contender for the National Teacher of the Year award. Alex Lopes, Florida’s 2013 Teacher of […]

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President Gaetz’s Statement on Florida Supreme Court Ruling in Pension Case

Tallahassee – Senate President Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) today released the following statement regarding the Florida Supreme Court reversing the judgment of the trial court and upholding legislative changes to the Florida Retirement System. “While I am still in the process of reviewing the Supreme Court’s opinion in its entirety, I commend the Supreme Court for […]

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Governor Rick Scott Statement on Election Reform

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement, outlining his call for election reforms after a briefing with Secretary of State Ken Detzner: “I asked Secretary Detzner to meet with election supervisors following the November election to identify specific ways we can fix the problems we saw in some counties with long lines […]

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Local Land Trust Expands Tumble Creek Nature Preserve

  Panama City, Florida – January 17, 2013   A 15-acre addition to Tumble Creek Nature Preserve has been purchased by the Bay County Conservancy, expanding the ecologically valuable preserve to nearly 82 acres. Situated near the intersection of Bay, Washington and Jackson Counties, Tumble Creek consists of uplands with longleaf pine, turkey oak and […]

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Wausau Garden Club Celebrates Arbor Day

Wausau Garden Club Celebrates Arbor Day

Members of the Wausau Garden Club gathered at the Washington County Emergency Operations Center on Pioneer Road,  just West of Wausau,  Thursday morning to plant a tree recognizing 2013 Arbor Day and honoring former Wausau Mayor Roger Hagan.   Planted in honor of the long time mayor who recently retired, the evergreen Bull Bay Magnolia […]

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Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Celebrates 50 Years; Looks Forward

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Celebrates 50 Years; Looks Forward

  A Television And Cultural Icon Is Turning 50   (NAPSI)—Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom premiered on NBC on Jan. 6, 1963. And television hasn’t been the same since.   “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom brought the world’s most exotic places and creatures right into Americans’ living rooms,” said Jim Fowler, who joined the legendary […]

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Vernon Middle School 2nd nine weeks honor roll 2012-2013

Vernon Middle School 2nd nine weeks honor roll 2012-2013   All A’s 5th grade Sarah Smith Hannah Walters   6th grade River Basinger Kayla Brock Lana Bush   7th grade Olivia Cotton Payton Poppell     8th grade Tristan Costales Amber White     A-B Honor Roll 5th grade             […]

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Bonifay Police Arrest Two

  The Bonifay Police Department thanks the public for their assistance bringing two fugitives to justice.   Courtesy of WZEP Radio   Bonifay Police received information on the location of two separate fugitives from justice. Both wanted for absconding from state probation and both having previously fled from law enforcement officers since becoming wanted criminals. […]

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Congressman Jeff Miller comments on Gun Law Proposal

Miller says he is disappointed that President Obama and Vice President Biden continue to use tragedies for the purpose of forwarding their agenda.   By Congressman Jeff Miller   “I am disappointed that President Obama and Vice President Biden continue to use tragedies for the purpose of forwarding their agenda to take firearms out of […]

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Remarks by the President and Vice President on Gun Control

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________ REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT ON GUN VIOLENCE South Court Auditorium 11:52 A.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Before I begin today, let me say to the families of the innocents who were murdered 33 days ago, our heart goes out to you. And […]

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Mr. Charlie Yates obit

Mr. Charlie Yates of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, formerly of Caryville, Florida, passed away Jan. 10, 2013 in the Grand Boulevard Health & Rehab Center in Miramar Beach, Florida.  He was of the Methodist faith.  A Veteran of the U.S. Army, and before retiring, he operated a service station and taxi cab service in the […]

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