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18 Years Ago: “Where I Get Where I’m Going” Hits No. 1

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this newsCountry music traditionalist, Dolly Parton, teamed up of with modern country star Brad Paisley to unite the battling sides of the genre with a best of both worlds duet for “When I Get Where I’m Going.” The song appeared on Paisley’s 2005 album Time Well Wasted and features harmony vocals from Parton. Other songs included on this album are “The […] More                 Read More

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Scotty McCreery Shares Details About New Album

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this newsScotty McCreery Has A New Album On The Way – Here’s Everything You Need To Know Scotty McCreery is gearing up to release a new album, his first in three years. His last release was 2021’s Same Truck, which contained the hit singles “You Time,” “Damn Strait,” and “It Matters to Her.” In 2023, McCreery […] More                 Read More

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Sail for Fun at The Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show — Mar 1-3

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news Anchors aweigh for adventure and excitement at the Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show, the premier nautical extravaganza of the year! From March 1st to March 3rd, 2024, the scenic Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach transforms into a mariner’s paradise. This spectacular on-land exhibition is the ultimate destination for sea enthusiasts and outdoor lifestyle aficionados. Get yout tickets HERE. Step aboard the latest vessel models, marvel at the newest high-tech marine engines and electronics and gear up with the finest marine accessories. The show promises an impressive fleet from renowned manufacturers and top dealers, showcasing everything from the perfect entry-level bow riders to the state-of-the-art 42′ center consoles rigged with powerful quad outboards. It’s a celebration where REAL. FUN. BOATS. come to life, and it’s all happening under the Florida sun! Secure your tickets now and dive into the details of the venue and exhibitors on the website. The event schedule is as follows: March 1, Friday | 10 a.m. to Sunset – Red Carpet Opening Day March 2, Saturday | 10 a.m. to Sunset – Ladies Day March 3, Sunday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Military Appreciation Day But the allure extends far beyond the boats. Embrace the vibrant, active beach life that’s become a hallmark of the Emerald Coast. Whether you’re up for gliding on a stand-up paddleboard, reeling in the catch of the day from a fishing kayak, flipping burgers in your outdoor kitchen,... Read More

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Culinary Canvas: The Artistry of Great Southern’s Coastal Cuisine

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news 18 years after my wedding reception at Great Southern and the soul rolls are still the best version of an egg roll I’ve ever eaten—the crispy skin hiding a blend of collards and chicken, pickled peach chutney mounded on the side and zesty mustard ribbons offer a juxtaposition of crunch and melt-in-your-mouth all at once. Some things have changed. The side porch where we celebrated now houses b.f.f., the once parking area outside transformed into an elevated covered dining platform during Covid and never went back. However, the one constant, besides those soul rolls, remains Jim Shirley’s reputation as a community maker and excellent chef. Shirley has cooked at the James Beard House, served the King and Queen of Spain his Southern fare,  and opened many restaurants from Pensacola to 30A.  His commitment to sourcing locally (you can see his chefs out at the docks getting the freshest catch) and giving back to his community is legendary from serving on boards of the Autism Society and Children’s Home Society to keeping the pulse on the industry through involvement with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. His daughter and Vice President of Operations, Madison Shirley added, “It’s deeply rooted in our ethos that you learn about your community and the people you’re surrounded by, the people you break bread with. What you’re eating and sharing with them is your story, your family story, and your community story told through what you put... Read More



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Texas Wildfire Reaches Second-Largest Size In State’s Recorded History

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this newsOn Wednesday (Feb. 28), multiple major wildfires, including the second-largest recorded in Texas history, swept through the state’s panhandle, causing evacuations, property damage, and a temporary closure of the nation’s primary nuclear weapons facility.                 Read More


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Balancing Beauty and Babies: Jessica Fay’s Journey as a Style Maven and Supermom

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news The beauty and style blogger behind Lipstick, Heels, and a Baby and mother of three talks about life as an influencer and her home decor style. Jessica Fay didn’t set out to be an influencer––it sort of just happened. In 2012, Fay started her blog (plus a YouTube channel and a Pinterest account) as an online journal of sorts to stay connected with her husband Ryan, who was deployed to Afghanistan when their firstborn son Braydon was just eight weeks old. On the blog, Lipstick, Heels, and a Baby, Fay documented her adventures with Braydon (such as weekend trips to the mountains with her parents) so that Ryan could check in on them when he could. “I noticed my outfits getting pinned on Pinterest, and it kind of took off naturally from there,” Fay said. On her Instagram account, which has over 300K followers, you’ll find her favorite recipes, hair and skincare products, outfit inspo, and so much more. We had the chance to chat with Fay about home decor, the influencer life, and must-haves for a day at the beach with the kids. Beach Happy: What is the best part about being an influencer? And what’s the most challenging part? Jessica Fay: The best thing about what I do is being able to connect with so many amazing women all over the world. The most challenging part for me is being able to turn it “off.” I can technically work... Read More