Weekly Rundown with Jimmy Patronis ………….

Dear Fellow Floridians: My office is charged with holding unclaimed property accounts mostly from dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings. But, we also hold property from long-forgotten safety deposit boxes. So, have you checked www.fltreasurehunt.gov to see if you have any unclaimed property or cash? This week we partnered with… Read More »

Living Well in the Panhandle ……..

Winterize Your Home and Electric Bill As the mercury plummets, utility bills move in the opposite direction.  Winter is not over yet, and there are some easy steps to save money on your electric bill during the next cold snap. Learn more about saving money on your electric bill. Cold, Allergy, or the Flu? What… Read More »

Washington County Council on Aging offering AARP Smart Driver Course ………

AARP representative Erich Beck will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Washington County Council on Aging, 1348 South Blvd., Chipley.   Participants will be updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies.   All participants receive… Read More »

4th Annual North Florida Wildflower Festival

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT       Sponsored in part by Barkman Apiaries.   4th Annual North Florida Wildflower Festival Saturday, April 28, 2018 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT The North Florida Wildflower Festival celebrates the beauty and charm of the region! Featuring vendors that specialize in… Read More »

Millennials seek home ownership ………………

One in seven millennials plan to purchase or refinance a home in the next 12 months  Over half of millennials have either bought or refinanced a home in the past two years, or plan to purchase or refinance a home in the next two years, according to a recent AAA Consumer PulseTM survey. Click here for complete survey results. … Read More »

Planning for Retirement ……

Three Steps Toward A Better Retirement In 2018   (NAPSI)—For seniors who have already entered retirement, there are some important things that can be done in 2018 to make it better and more fulfilling: 1. Consider your spending. Create a budget and track your expenses. Most experts say you’ll need at least 70 to 80… Read More »

Wildflower Alert: White Screwstem ………….

This is a very small wildflower (Bartonia verna) of late winter and early spring.   It likes to grow in open damp areas where the nearby vegetation doesn’t cover it up. It has four bright white petals and is in the gentian family.   You have to look closely to find it; it can bloom… Read More »

Pam Bondi’s Weekly Briefing ……….

PROTECTING FLORIDIANS | TEXT VERSION | EN ESPAÑOL Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing This week, I met with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and our great federal partners in Tampa to discuss strategies to combat the national opioid crisis claiming lives in Florida. We work constantly with the DOJ, FBI, DEA and our great state and local law enforcement… Read More »

Chipola College Homecoming Court 2018 ………..

The Chipola College Homecoming Court will be presented during the halftime of the Chipola vs Northwest game on Saturday, Feb. 17.   Pictured below from left, are: (front) freshman Tazjhani Baker of Marianna, freshman Bailey Foxworth of Bonifay, sophomore Madison Kincaid of Marianna, sophomore Cristina Ramirez of Graceville, sophomore Grace Wester of Grand Ridge (back)… Read More »

Bonifay man receives serious injuries in crash …………….

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 30-year-old Kenneth King of Bonifay, Florida was seriously injured in an early morning crash Feb. 9th in northern Holmes County.   According to the FHP report, King was westbound on SR 2 in a 2010 Dodge Ram and for an unknown reason the driver drove off onto the south… Read More »

Commissioner Adam H. Putnam’s Statement on Passage of Spending Bill with Disaster Funding for Florida Agriculture ………..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passing a spending bill that includes more than $2.3 billion for agricultural assistance: “The passage of this spending bill is a critical first step to finally getting Florida’s farmers, ranchers and growers… Read More »