Bay County was recently added to the list of Florida counties with confirmed cases of the Zika virus, which can be transmitted by infected mosquitoes. In an effort to combat mosquito populations in Bay County, beginning Aug. 15, the Waste to Energy facility will accept up to 10 used tires per household per day at no charge to residents.

On Aug. 23, the Bay County UF/IFAS Extension Office will host a workshop to help answer questions from the general public about the Zika virus and mosquitoes. Officials from Bay County Mosquito Control and the Florida Department of Health at Bay Country will also participate.
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Aug. 7 is Florida Purple Heart Day

Aug. 7 is Florida Purple Heart DayOn Nov. 11, 2013, the Bay County Board of County Commissioners declared via proclamation that Bay County is a Purple Heart County. The Bay County Commission proudly supports Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet's resolution that Aug. 7 be recognized as Florida Purple Heart Day. Please click the link below to read the resolution.
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Budget meetings/workshops set

Budget meetings/workshops set The Bay County Board of County Commissioners will hold its final two budget meetings at 5:01 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 20 in the Commission Chambers of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL. The board will discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

The meetings are open to the public and will be broadcast live on the county's Web site at the link below.
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Chasin' the Sun episodes available online

Chasin' the Sun episodes available online Click the link below to view episodes of the Bay County Tourist Development Council's Chasin' the Sun fishing show, an outdoors fishing and lifestyle television show filmed in Panama City Beach and produced by Visit Panama City Beach. Show sponsors include AFTCO, Guy Harvey Sportswear, Costa, YETI, Shimano, Yo-Zuri, Jackson Kayak, Half Hitch, and Hy's Toggery.

In the first season of the program, 13 episodes were aired on the Sportsman Channel, which reaches 36 million U.S. TV households per episode. Filming for season 2 is currently underway.
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