Obit for Harvey Lewis Elmore

Harvey Lewis Elmore, 69, died March 9, 2013 at his residence in Panama City Beach surrounded by his loving family and friends. Lewis was born in Geneva, Alabama to the late Harvey H and Alma Mosley Elmore in 1943. Shortly after he was born, he moved to Graceville, FL where he was raised. He received […]

Chipola Lady Indians finish second in Florida/Region VIII Tourney

Chipola Lady Indians finish second in Florida/Region VIII Tourney

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians finished second in the FCSAA Florida/Region VIII Saturday, March 9, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.     Panhandle Conference co-champion Gulf Coast captured the championship with a 61-53 win over the Lady Indians.   Chipola made it to the title game with a 72-52 win over the other conference […]

Cooper’s Revenge: When seeking Vengeance Becomes A Brother’s Right

  Ponte Vedra Beach, FL,  – Cooper’s Revenge (First Coast Publishers), the first novel by Terrence L. Williams – a thirty-year decorated veteran of the CIA, is a gripping thriller that draws attention to the devastating toll improvised explosive devices (IED’s) have taken on our military men and women serving in the Middle East, and […]

Tips for Integrating Land and Wildlife Management: Quail in Cattle Country

By William M. Giuliano and Lauren Watine   Provided by UF/IFAS    In Florida, changes in land management practices during the past 50+ years have led to declines in quail habitat and populations. Important changes involve the use of fire, conversion of native range to improved pastures and hayfields, and overgrazing. This has led to […]

Briant to Speak in Chapel

Briant to Speak in Chapel

  Wayne Briant, pastor of Southside Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla., will be the guest speaker in the R. G. Lee Chapel March 11-13, at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville. Services will be held each day beginning at 10 a.m. CST.   Known for his evangelical preaching and heart for the lost, […]

Obit for Marvin Buford Smith

Mr. Marvin Buford Smith, age 79, of Mobile, Alabama passed away March 8, 2013 in Mobile. He was born June 3, 1933 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Shelby and Estelle Hammonds Smith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his son, Gary Smith; a granddaughter, Aranda Smith; two brothers, […]

Legal Document Solutions opens office in Bonifay

Legal Document Solutions opens office in Bonifay

Legal Document Solutions, LLC recently opened a home office in Bonifay, Florida as an alternative to high legal fees. Legal Document Solutions was created with the purpose of providing top-quality legal document preparation services and giving the consumer an affordable legal alternative to access the courts. For anyone who has been putting off seeing an […]

The Big White-Flower Red Bark Crape Myrtle

The Big White-Flower Red Bark Crape Myrtle

Comments and writing about Lagerstroemia faurei ‘Townhouse’ tends to fall short of the facts, as Townhouse Crape Myrtle is a goodsized tree in the Deep South and has several characteristics that make it special. Native to Japan and more cold hardy than the usual crape myrtles, Townhouse is the smaller of the two well-known L. […]

Saving Water with Smart Controllers

Saving Water with Smart Controllers

  UF researchers have been investigating irrigation water savings with the use of smart controllers.   Smart controllers reduce outdoor water use by monitoring and using information about site conditions (such as soil moisture, rain, wind, slope, soil, plant type, and more), and applying the right amount of water based on those factors.   Using […]

Citrus Greening

  Provided by UF/IFAS   Huanglongbing (also known as HLB or citrus greening) is a disease affecting citrus production all over the globe. Citrus greening affects all citrus cultivars and causes tree decline, a serious threat to Florida’s citrus industry. The disease is believed to be caused by the bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. The Asian […]

How to Tell if You’re Truly Buying American

How to Tell if You’re Truly Buying American

(NewsUSA) – Three million jobs.  That’s the number supporters of the “Buy America” movement calculate could be created here at home if every U.S. household simply reallocated just 5 percent of its annual spending to products made on our soil.   This begs the question: Given all the horror stories about shoddy foreign goods — […]

Obit for Armetta J. Creel

Armetta J. Creel, age 92, of Cottondale, Florida, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at her home. Armetta was born July 30, 1920 in Cottondale to the late William Thomas and Mary Magdalene (Davis) Justice. She was a homemaker, a member of the Lovewood Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Order of The […]

Obit for Lester B. Grace

Mr. Lester B. Grace, 79 of Pensacola, Florida died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola , Florida. Born Sunday, January 28, 1934 in Esto, Florida, he was the son of the late John Grace and the late Victoria Stewart Grace and is preceded in death by one son, Vick Grace. […]

Chipley Council says Landmark Water Tower structurally unsafe and must come down

Chipley Council says Landmark Water Tower structurally unsafe and must come down

In a special meeting March 7th the Chipley City Council voted to deem the situation with the historic water tower at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Hwy 77 to be an emergency situation and agreed the water tower must come down.     Council members talked with former city administrator Jim Morris concerning the […]

6th Grader Ciara McEntyre takes 1st Place in Washington County School Bee

6th Grader Ciara McEntyre takes 1st Place in Washington County School Bee

Taking top honors in the Washington County District Spelling Bee March 8th were:   * Sixth grader Ciara McEntyre – 1st Place   *  Seventh grader Dominic Bouton – 2nd Place   *  Eighth grader Marquez Brown – 3rd Place  

Statement on the Employment Situation in Februar

WASHINGTON, DC – Alan B. Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the employment situation in February.   The Employment Situation in February Posted by Alan B. Krueger on March 8, 2013   While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides evidence that the recovery […]