Biden Says, “Critically Important to Act” on Guns–Opens Door to Executive Action

By NRA-ILA     The Obama administration is seeking to institute a far more sweeping gun-control agenda than simply reinstating the failed Clinton bans on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines.   While the administration seeks to ban whole classes of firearms, a working group led by longtime gun control supporter Vice-President Joe Biden is also […]

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The Blooming Camellias – the Winter Wonderland Shrubs

The Blooming Camellias – the Winter Wonderland Shrubs

 By John V. Foster Starting around the beginning of November in Northwest Florida, Camellia bushes do their thing, which is to provide super blooming shrubs in White, Pink, Red and mixtures of the same, with shiny green evergreen leaves as a background. Camellias come from Asia, including China, Korea, Southern Japan and the many islands […]

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Cozie D. Brown passes

Cozie D. Brown, age 98 of Chipley, Florida, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Mrs. Cozie was born October 4, 1914 in Chipley to the late Henry and Daisy (Burch) Johnson. She was a life-long resident of Chipley and a long time member of Blue Lake Baptist Church where […]

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How Does the American Taxpayer Relief Act Affect You?

  By USA.gov   On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) into law. This new law addresses many of the tax issues that were debated by Congress at the end of 2012, and which were referred to by many as the “fiscal cliff.” Here is what the law addressed, […]

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Saving For College: Seven Super Budget Tips

  (NAPSI)—Learning how to create a budget—and stick to it—is vital to proper money management. Techniques will differ. Some people like to jot income and expenses down on paper. Others keep a sophisticated budget spreadsheet, while others prefer using a free, online budget planner that does most of the work for them. Experts acknowledge there […]

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Guardian ad Litem Needs Your Help !

The hurting do not care if they feel no one cares. Thousands of volunteers are needed in the state of Florida and elsewhere to serve as a Guardian ad Litem. These children who have been removed from their abusive homes need a voice. They need an advocate! You could be that one… The Guardian ad […]

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A Financial Tool For Older Americans

  (NAPSI)—Beginning March 1, 2013, the U. S. Treasury will no longer issue paper checks for federal benefits, including Social Security, instead requiring recipients to switch to electronic payments. If beneficiaries do not set up their own electronic direct deposit to a bank account, they will receive their federal benefits on a prepaid card. To […]

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Gov. Rick Scott Highlights Importance of Manufacturing jobs During Workday at Goya

Gov. Rick Scott Highlights Importance of Manufacturing jobs During Workday at Goya

Underscores Importance of Eliminating Barriers to Build Up Florida Manufacturing Jobs Two days after Governor Rick Scott announced his commitment to eliminating sales taxes for investments in manufacturing equipment, he spent his 15th “Let’s Get to Work Day” highlighting the importance of building up manufacturing jobs. Throughout his day at Goya, Governor Scott performed quality […]

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Sweetbay Magnolia Makes Good Specimen

Sweetbay Magnolia Makes Good Specimen

by Theresa Friday It is a beautiful semi-evergreen to evergreen tree eventually growing 40 to 60 feet tall and about half as wide. Sweetbay Magnolia is very striking when the glossy green leaves flutter in the wind exposing the whitish undersides. The narrow oblong leaves are 3 to 5 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide. Extremely […]

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Elisa Cruz in Top Chipola Employee For December

Elisa Cruz in Top Chipola Employee For December

      Elisa Cruz serves as a Departmental Staff Assistant in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department and has worked at the college since 2005. Here, Cruz (center) is congratulated by Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough (left) and Associate Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Willie Spires.

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DEP Secretary celebrates completion of project to help restore America’s Everglades

More water will be retained in Everglades National Park.   FLORIDA CITY– Today, DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. joined leaders from the South Florida Water Management District, US Army Corps of Engineers and Everglades National Park as well as state and local partners to celebrate the completion of the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project […]

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Bonifay Arrest Sex Assault

Courtesy of WZEP Radio   On January 11, 2013 the Bonifay Police Department arrested a Louisiana man for a single count of capital sexual battery on a child. Dale Anthony Castro a 41-year-old, black male of Monroe, Louisiana is in the Holmes County Jail on a $50,000.00 bond. The investigation began on December 26, 2012 when […]

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Governor Scott: Job opening in Florida remain strong

Governor Scott: Job opening in Florida remain strong

  December online job vacancies increase more than 8 percent over the year   TALLAHASSEE— Today, Governor Scott announced the number of available online job openings in Florida increased in December 2012 compared to the previous December by 19,380 (+8.0 percent), for a total of 260,281 openings (seasonally adjusted).   Governor Rick Scott said, “In two […]

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Freddie Joe Gainey dies

Freddie Joe Gainey, 57 of Bonifay, Florida died on Friday, January 11, 2013, at his residence in Bonifay, Florida. Born Monday, March 28, 1955 in Holmes County, Florida, he was the son of the late Joe Gainey and the late Annie Flowers Gainey.  He was the husband of Jeanie Gainey. Surviving are sons, Billy Joe […]

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Joint Statement by President Obama and President Karzai – January 11, 2013

At the invitation of President Obama, President Karzai and his delegation visited Washington January 8-11, 2013. President Karzai’s visit comes at an important juncture for both our nations, as we take steps to further strengthen an enduring partnership as sovereign nations, and based upon recognition of our shared interests and shared security. In their meetings […]

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Elimination of Manufacturing Equipment Tax will benefit Florida’s Small Businesses

FSBDCN State Office: On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to grow Florida’s manufacturing industry by eliminating sales tax on manufacturing equipment. The Governor hopes the tax break will help bring more manufacturing firms to Florida, creating jobs in a critical industry for the state. Florida is home to over 17,500 manufacturing companies, employing more […]

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