State college enrollment continues to shrink

TALLAHASSEE – Florida college officials are trying to figure out what’s behind a continuing drop in state college enrollment, which analysts project could decline by more than 9 percent over the next five years if the trend persists. The most recent end-of-year data on college system enrollment showed a system-wide enrollment of 293,493 students for…


McKinney earns Doctorate in Worship Studies

Justin McKinney, who serves as Multimedia Manager and Adjunct Professor in the Music and Worship Division at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, has recently completed all of the requirements necessary for his degree in Doctor of Worship Studies with a concentration in Leadership from Liberty University.  In addition to maintaining a 4.0…

Customer Engagement Marketing: A New Strategy for the Economy

The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile. Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture. We woke reasonably late following the feast and free flowing wine the night before….


FPTC unveils ambulance simulator

CHIPLEY – The Florida Panhandle Technical College unveiled their new ambulance simulator at a ribbon cutting on Monday, August 9.  The simulator was purchased with Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) grant funding. The ambulance simulator cost $80,000 along with an additional $17,000 for a fully functioning trauma patient simulator named HAL.  Both simulators are a boon for…


McClendon Scholarships still avaliable

MARIANNA— The Chipola College Foundation is still accepting late applications for the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship for the Fall 2021 semester.     Applicants  will be considered as funds become available. Applications are available on the college website and outside the Chipola Foundation building.     Applicants must complete the application and provide documents including: a student letter,…


Community shows support for Holmes County teachers through ‘Adopt a Teacher’ movement

HOLMES COUNTY ­– For the second consecutive year, local businesses and members of the community are rallying around Holmes County educators through the “Adopt a Teacher” movement.   The program uses social media as a platform for teachers to share their needs, with many posting links to their “wish lists.” Some local officials, businesses, and residents…