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FWC commends recently approved Seminole County bear ordinance

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) commends Seminole County on its recent unanimous vote to approve an ordinance that will help deter bears from lingering in Seminole County neighborhoods. The ordinance requires residents to take precautions to remove food attractants such as unsecured garbage, and encourages the use of bear-resistant trash receptacles. “By […]

FWC seeks info on buck stolen from truck parked at restaurant

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) with the assistance of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating an incident of a stolen buck in Leon County. The eight-point buck (shown at left) was stolen out of the back of a hunter’s truck in Tallahassee on Dec. […]

FWC: New permit will allow mackerel tournaments to donate catch for charity

With just a no-cost permit, mackerel tournament directors can donate tournament-caught king and Spanish mackerel to a licensed wholesale dealer in exchange for a donation to the charity of the tournament’s choice. While this activity has traditionally occurred at mackerel tournaments in Florida, recent federal regulation changes prohibited the activity unless a state permit was […]

Brown named new law enforcement director for FWC

This week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) welcomed a new law enforcement director, Col. Curtis Brown. Brown, who is known among his colleagues at the FWC and partner agencies for his passionate dedication to conservation, will oversee more than 1,000 employees in the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. He’ll direct their efforts […]

Liberty Community Coalition seeks funding, leaders

The purpose of the Liberty County Community Coalition is to provide a point of collaboration and cooperation for all entities and individuals supporting the health and wellbeing of the children and families of Liberty County. We may be one of the county’s most unknown entities. The desire of this group is to improve the standard […]

~Free service provides victims with information and notification any time an offender’s status changes~ New mobile app offered by Dept. of Corrections will give victims access to offender information

Tallahassee - Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews announced today a new Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) mobile app which provides information and notification of an offender’s status to victims of crimes committed by inmates in the Department’s custody or under its supervision. “Ensuring that Florida families are safe is the Department of […]

Army Private Shelton graduates from advanced training July 24

U.S. Army PV2 Kandice M. Shelton graduated from Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Eustis in Newport News, VA. B Company, 1st Battalion, 222nd Aviation Regiment on Wednesday, July 24. She has been promoted from the rank PVT to PV2. Kandice completed her training in MOS 15T (UH-60 Helicopter Repairer). The UH-60 Helicopter Repairer is primarily […]

Bizzie Bee Quilters present Hatcher brothers handcrafted quilts & pillows

Members of the Bizzie Bee Quilters of Blountstown presented Rachel and Phillip Hatcher of Blountstown with quilts and neck pillows that they made for their boys, Bryson and Samson. Bryson is expected to undergo a kidney transplant in August and the ladies wanted to make sure that the family stayed warm during their time in […]

Sprucing up the town

There was plenty of work to go around as more than 40 volunteers gathered Saturday morning to take part in Altha Pride by sprucing up the town and helping some homeowners with a few chores. Left: Scott Payne puts a fresh coat of paint on Altha Town Hall.

Private Kenneth M. Johnson graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Kenneth M. Johnson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and […]