Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Equine Infectious Anemia is Still a Concern for Horse Owners (with audio)

August 20, 2018 by Jennifer Bearden Sometimes we can get complacent and forget why we do things.  A Coggins test in horses is one of those things.  We know that it is a requirement in Florida to have a current negative Coggins test (within the last 12 months) in order to: Move horses within the state, Move horses out of the ...

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Mobile Woman Rams Ex-Boyfriends Car in Destin

Monday August 20, 2018 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mobile Alabama woman on multiple charges after she repeatedly rammed her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle on Highway 98. 31-year old Sherelle Triplett is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, child neglect without great harm, driving with a suspended license, and felony criminal mischief. Triplett’s ex-boyfriend says Triplett spotted ...

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Master Naturalist Classes a Perfect Fit for Gardening Enthusiasts

August 10, 2018 by Carrie Stevenson For many Floridians, gardening is a window into learning the cycles of the natural world. Understanding pollination, distinguishing beneficial insects from harmful ones, creating compost, or knowing what time of year to apply iron supplements are important for a gardener to be successful. While we have our share of campers, hikers, and kayakers, over the ...

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Wasps Benefit the Garden

August 2, 2018 by Larry Williams I respect the fact that wasps can sting when threatened or disturbed. But I also respect the fact that they are beneficial. Every time I’ve been stung by wasps, I either accidentally disturbed a nest that I didn’t know was there or I intentionally disturbed the nest and paid the price. Paper wasps are common ...

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Willie Nelson’s 2018 Farm Aid Concert to Air on AXS TV on Sept. 22 With Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves & More

August 16, 2018 The 2018 Farm Aid benefit concert will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Conn. In addition to performances from founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and board member Dave Matthews, the lineup includes Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson & ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report June 15 – June 21, 2018

Bay County Reserve Officer Cooper was conducting resource inspections of vessels returning from fishing in St. Andrews Bay prior to the beginning of the recreational red snapper season. During an inspection of one vessel, he found the vessel’s occupants to be in possession of undersized red snapper and undersized scamp. The captain of the vessel was issued a citation for ...

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VA fraud: 83-year-old Pensacola man pleads guilty to receiving $200k in fraudulent benefits

July 10, 2018 Pensacola, FL – According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, a 83 year old Pensacola, FL man has pled guilty to defrauding the Department of Veteran Affairs for just over $200,000.00. Documents introduced at the time of the guilty plea reflect that, at some point prior to July 3, 1996, Richard E. Kohl, ...

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Plant Right Size Plant in Right Size Place – July 13 Plant Clinic

The mature size of plants is an important consideration when choosing plants for your landscape. By: Larry Williams  July 10, 2018 Before selecting a plant, be sure to find out how large it will eventually get. It’s important to know both the mature size in height and width. And don’t rely on the word dwarf in the plant name. This ...

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Okaloosa County Hosts Northwest Florida Estuary Program Workshop Today on Okaloosa Island

Okaloosa Island – The Emerald Coast Convention Center will play host to the Northwest Florida Estuary Program Workshop from 9AM to 1PM April 25th. The Estuary program works to preserve the environment across the Florida Panhandle, by combining the resources of Okaloosa, Walton and Washington counties, to protect the more than $1.6 Billion tourism industry which provides 36,000 jobs in our area. The program ...

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Fast Food Employee Arrested With Drugs and Handgun While Working

DeFuniak Springs, FL – A 20-year-old DeFuniak Springs man has been arrested for possession of drugs and a handgun while at work. Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to the Burger King restaurant on Monday afternoon after a concerned citizen reported that a worker possibly had a gun. Officers made contact with management and determined that 20 year ...

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