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Boys and Girls State

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Every summer the American Legion and its Auxiliary sponsor a leadership and citizenship program for high school juniors, called Boys State and Girls State. Boys and girls are usually nominated by their high schools and sponsored by local American Legion posts. In Florida, the Boys and Girls State attendees spend nine days in Tallahassee. They stay in the Florida State University dorms and divide into subgroups called cities. The citizens of each of these cities elect mock municipal officials and representatives to the mock state legislature. Many programs…

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Hide a rock and seek a rock

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Imagine the fun of decorating and hunting Easter eggs without the risk of the eggs going bad and turning stinky. That’s how the latest trend could be described. People paint rocks and then hide them for anyone to find. Often these rocks have little inspirational or personal messages painted on them. People also leave clues on social media as to the rock’s location. Whenever the rock hunters find the rocks, they can either keep them as a memento or they can turn around and hide…

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Commissioner Adam Putnam Again Lowers Fees for Concealed Weapon License Applications and Renewals

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the fee to apply for or renew a concealed weapon license will be reduced by $5 as of Saturday, July 1. Commissioner Putnam worked with the Florida Legislature to save Florida consumers $5 on application fees, down from $60 to $55, and renewal fees, down from $50 to $45. Active law enforcement officers, correctional officers and correctional probation officers can now obtain a new license for $55 and renew their licenses for $45. “I’m a proud supporter of the Second Amendment…

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Celebrate the nation’s independence this July 4th

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. However, the tradition of celebrating the day that the Continental Congress adopted the historic document declaring the 13 American colonies as independent sovereign states goes back to the 18th century. Since 1776, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. The vote for independence actually took place on July 2nd, but the document stating such was not formally adopted until the fourth….

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