Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 2
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Beekeeping in the Florida Panhandle: beekeeping equipment – part 2

Danny Bost, Central Panhandle Beekeepers Association Whatever task you attempt in life, using the right tool makes the task easier. Each task has its own set of required tools, with additional recommended tools usually not needed. Beekeeping equipment is the same. We will discuss the necessary tools you will need to start with. Personal protective…

How to restore the gift of giving
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How to restore the gift of giving

Tom Purcell Here’s an unpleasant holiday statistic: average Americans are giving significantly less to their favorite charities this year than they did just four or five years ago. Average Americans have long been among the most generous people on Earth. But this year, thanks to an economy disrupted by COVID, soaring interest rates and three…

Biden continues to face political headwinds
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Biden continues to face political headwinds

Carl Golden Stung by a succession of high profile polls showing President Joe Biden trailing former president Donald Trump among crucial swing state voters, the White House and its allies in Congress have scrambled to calm jittery nerves and reassure donors and establishment leaders all is well and under control. Many aren’t buying it. There…

Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!
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Neighbors, start your Christmas lights!

Jase Graves Each year the weekend after Thanksgiving, I sense an innate urge to risk life, limb and public humiliation by festooning the exterior of our home with several hundred C9 incandescent lights. (I’m still resisting the whole LED craze – also known as “the Devil’s bulbs.”) My mild-mannered next-door neighbor and I always engage…

Things I’m glad I did
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Things I’m glad I did

Jase Graves If you read my last two columns, you know that I’m now milking this one-trick pony for all it’s worth – including some mixed metaphors. In my previous columns, I discussed things I haven’t done, and things I’ve done and wish I hadn’t – respectively (actually, there was quite of bit of disrespect…

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Animals in entertainment: is our amusement worth their suffering?

By Destra Moses The inhumane use of animals in entertainment is pervasive and includes but is not limited to bullfights, elephant rides, lion walks, cockfights, and marine and land wildlife “performances.† As animal advocates, let’s stop taking part in this mistreatment.  Facts about the use of animals for entertainment: Bullfights are not “fair fights†but…

OPINION | Kent: Returning community news to Holmes and Washington counties
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OPINION | Kent: Returning community news to Holmes and Washington counties

What to expect in the months ahead Call me Tom Brady.  After two “retirements†from the realm of journalism, July 1, 2023, marked my official return to the industry, this time as Publisher and co-owner of Washington County News and Holmes County Advertiser. To be honest, I think the only person surprised that I couldn’t…

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As crime rages in NYC, Manhattan DA pursues paperwork case against Trump

By Ron Hart | Guest Columnist In a sad day for our country, Donald Trump was forced to come to New York City to face bookkeeping charges dating back to a purported incident in 2009. It was a paperwork entry at his company that he did not do. He was charged with 34 meaningless crimes….