TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott appointed Matilde Miller as the interim Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR). She has been at DBPR for more than 16 years and has held numerous positions including Legislative Affairs Director, and most recently, Chief of Staff. As Secretary, she will oversee the licensing […]
TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced his “Finish in Four, Save More” legislative and budget proposals to encourage colleges and universities to continue to make higher education more affordable for students and also help students graduate in four years. Currently, only 44 percent of undergraduate students at Florida state universities graduate within four […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on Ken Lawson being named the new President and Chief Executive Officer for VISIT FLORIDA. The VISIT FLORIDA Board voted today on Ken Lawson’s position. Announcements on leadership for DBPR will be made soon. Governor Scott said, “I am proud that Ken Lawson has […]
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to creditworthy water projects. […]
Students show work at meeting.
Teachers of the Year, Rookie Teachers of the Year and Top School-Related Employees introduced at School Board meeting …….
School Board congratulates top ranking candidates. Teachers of the Year Rookie Teachers of the Year School Related Employees of the Year
Sheriff Kevin Crews to work with School Board to re-instate D.A.R.E. program into Washington County schools ……….
Check presentations made by Forest Service and United Way of Northwest Florida. by Kathy Foster Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews said Monday night he wants to work with Board officials to bring back the D.A.R.E., or a similar program, into the local school system. Talking with Board members, Crews indicated he felt […]
The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that 55-year-old Gary Lamar Murphy of Tallahassee died as a result of injuries sustained in a Jan. 9th crash in Jackson County. His passenger, 50-year-old Pamela Elaine Austin, also of Tallahassee, received burns in the crash and was taken to the Burn Center in Mobile, Alabama. The […]
Statewide Recruiting Efforts for the Florida Highway Patrol In an effort to fill the Highway Patrol vacant positions we are planning to hold recruitment screening at the below locations. The Career Fair will assist potential applicants in processing and screening for the application process. We plan on targeting individuals who meet the minimum qualifications […]
Courtesy WZEP Radio The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing DeFuniak Springs man who disappeared in August 2015. John Thomas Watson, who also goes by the nickname “JT” Watson, is 6’3”, with brown hair, brown eyes, numerous tattoos, and weighs approximately 200 lbs. Watson was released from prison […]
Will look at ‘Hot Topics’ at February Workshop. by Kathy Foster Washington County’s Planning Commission members recently said they will start the new year addressing the county’s Future Land Use Map and ‘Hot Topic’ issues being faced.
Welcome to 2017! Free Program: Growing Citrus in the Big Bend For the Gardening Friends of the Big Bend (GFBB) January meeting, Jonathan Burns from Tallahassee Nurseries will discuss growing various type of citrus in our area. Light snacks before and door prizes after! Cost: Talk is Free and there will be […]
Internationally-touring folk duo Hungrytown, will perform a concert in Chipley on Thursday, January 19th at 6:00 PM. Hungrytown’s songs and music have appeared in numerous television programs, including the IFC’s Portlandia, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Neftlix’s new hit comedy, Lady Dynamite; as well as various documentaries and major sporting events ranging from NASCAR motor […]
Monday, Jan. 16th at 9 a.m. The Martin Luther King committee of Blountstown invites everyone to the 26th Annual Martin Luther King march and remembrance service for the great Dr. Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 16. The celebration will begin at Blountstown City Hall, 20591 W Central Avenue, with a march with a community march. […]
(NewsUSA) – The phrase ‘six degrees of separation,’ suggests that only a minuscule measurement is what divides one person from another. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) has decreased those degrees dramatically, connecting us not only to each other, but to everything from our fitness trackers to our coffee makers. Consider this: according to a […]
Rita Catherine York, 52 of Vernon, passed from this life on January 5, 2017 at Bay Medical Center’s Covenant Hospice wing. Rita was born on December 24, 1964 in Suffern, New York To Raymond Charles Davis and Mary C. Mydosh. She had lived in the Florida Panhandle for 15 years since coming from New York, […]