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Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – July 4th weekend

Florida came in 14th. States ahead ...
noted as early as 1817. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams commissioned a facsimile, unveiled in 1824 … may have been completed using a 19th-century technique of ink transfer. The resulting printed copies were ...

James Monroe, Who Died on Independence Day, the Founding Father Who Most Shaped Florida

In 1819, John Quincy Adams, Monroe’s secretary of state, concluded negotiations with Spain and the Adams-Onis treaty ensured Florida would be an American territory. Even though his presidency is generally considered a success, Monroe takes a back seat in ...


The Quincy Rotary Club presented a $28,000 check to the Rotary Youth Camp for the Physically Challenged of North Florida. The funds were raised through the annual Quincy Rotary Golf Tournament. The camp, which is celebrating its 21st year, operates three ...

Patricia K. Horton

Kelley and his wife, Dana, of Greensboro, Florida, and Ronnie K. Horton and his wife, April, of Quincy, Florida; also one very special aunt, Helene Glass, of Chattahoochee; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild with one on the way. Pat was preceded in ...

Evacuations Ordered Because of Wildfire Burning Near Quincy

QUINCY, Wash. - Level three evacuations have been issued for ...
Military releases names of 7 special forces Marines killed in Florida helicopter crash Military releases names of 7 special forces Marines killed in Florida helicopter crash

John David Futch Jr., 73, guitar, banjo and mandolin musician who played for ‘The Call of the Wild’

John David Futch Jr., of West Columbia, died June 25, 2015, at the age of 73. Born June 14, 1942, in Quincy, Florida, he was the son of the late John David Futch Sr. and Dolly Mae Futch. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and founder/owner of The ...

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued for multiple Florida & Georgia counties

in Florida, until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm is located seven miles north of Quincy, and moving east at 40 MPH. The storm is capable of producing heavy rain, frequent lightning and damaging winds in excess of 60 MPH. Locations impacted by the ...

St. Pete Standoff Ends Peacefully

According to the police department, the agency was called out to a home in the 1800 block of Quincy Street around 8 p.m. Relatives of the woman inside called police after the woman made suicidal statements. When a family friend went by to check on the 59 ...

Marco Wilson Adding Offers

"It's one of my favorite schools, from when they recruited Quincy. He said if he didn't go to Florida, mostly likely he would have chosen Ohio State." "It's a school I really want to visit, and they are going to get strong consideration from me," he continued.

518 Rosewood Street Quincy Fl 32351

This charming ranch in the popular Burmah Heights neighborhood is COMPLETELY RENOVATED and ready to move in! 3/2 Split floor plan with big laundry room featuring utility sink, bonus sunroom, and 1 car garage with new garage door and lifter! New roof ...

Another Property Sold in Quincy, MA

Quincy, MA: This Condo in Quincy, MA recently sold for $290,000. This is a Hi-Rise style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Flavin & Flavin Realty

Another Property Sold in Quincy, MA

Quincy, MA: This Single-Family in Quincy, MA recently sold for $428,000. This is a Colonial style home and features 6 total rooms, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, 0.11 acres, and was sold by CENTURY 21…
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Protect Your Business in QUINCY FLORIDA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in QUINCY FLORIDA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]

In QUINCY FLORIDA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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