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Yearly Archives: 2017

Floridians’ Top 10 Consumer Complaints in 2017


TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released today the top 10 consumer complaints filed with the department in 2017. Complaints about violations of the state’s Do Not Call list were the most common, followed by complaints … (Read More)

Unemployment holds steady across state

Posted on — Staff and wire report

Florida’s unemployment rate held at 3.6 percent from October to November, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.Franklin County had the lowest rate in the region at 3.3 percent; Holmes County was the highest at … (Read More)

New partners at Counts Real Estate

Posted on — The News Herald

PANAMA CITY — Steve Counts, president of Counts Real Estate Group Inc. has announced the company’s four newest partners.Carl Allen, Don Cooley, Robbie Hughes and Bubba McCants “bring over 100 years of combined experience, management and education to our family … (Read More)

Cajun Christmas lights up ZooWorld

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

PANAMA CITY BEACH — ZooWorld is offering guests an opportunity for a Southern-themed holiday experience with its first-ever Cajun Christmas celebration.From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Sunday, Dec. 24, visitors can take a free photo with Santa Claus and … (Read More)

Dave Says: The past can haunt you

Posted on — The News Herald

Dear Dave,My wife co-signed on a loan for an old boyfriend five or six years ago. Now, a collection agency is after her for the remaining $5,000. We make about $90,000 a year combined, and our attorney recommended we file … (Read More)

Lane mixes Old Fashioneds, new infusions at Firefly

Posted on — KRISTY SMITH

Name, Age: Michael Lane Westbrook, 35Years bartending: 10 yearsBar location: Firefly, 535 N. Richard Jackson Blvd., Panama City BeachFavorite Drink to make: “Old Fashioneds.”What’s the most sold drink in the bar? “I’d say the Apple Pie Martini.”When someone says “surprise … (Read More)

Former Bay resident promoted at CBS

Posted on — Staff Reports

A former Bay County resident has continued her climb up the CBS News ladder after being named vice president of news for the network.Kimberly Godwin, who attended Oscar Patterson Elementary and still has family living here, “will be responsible for … (Read More)