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Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida State Parks announces new, free mobile app

Florida-- Trees, lakes, trails, wildlife- they're all things that come to mind when thinking about Florida's parks. Techonology, smartphones and applications, howeverm are probably the last things to come to mind- until now!

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Park Services department has announced the launch of their new, free mobile application, which will serve as an interactive guide for users on the go at any of Florida's 171 parks, trails and historic sites. 

Highlands Sheriff purchases wireless finger print scanners

Highlands Sheriff purchases wireless finger print scanners

SEBRING, Fla.- New wireless identification technology is now in the hands of Highlands County Sheriff's Deputies, enabling local law enforcement to quickly confirm the identity of suspects and other unknown individuals.

The Sheriff's Office used forfeiture funds to purchase nine of the Rapid ID handheld finger print scanners at a cost of $2000 each.

The devices will allow deputies to instantly confirm the identity of known criminals using offender databases and the FBI Repository for Individuals of Special Concern.

City of Wauchula announces launch of new website design

City of Wauchula announces launch of new website design

Wauchula, Florida-- The City of Wauchula is pleased to debut its new website design, along with additional new online services.  

"For the City, keeping citizens informed and educated on a wide variety of issues is important.  One of my main policy initiatives is to preserve an open government forum,” said Terry Atchley, City Manager . “Our new site, using the Virtual Town Hall web service, will allow us to do that and save money over previous efforts by having the staff do the updating directly."

Expanded Wi-Fi in Downtown Tampa

Expanded Wi-Fi in Downtown Tampa

Tampa, Florida -- There's great news for people who want to do work in Downtown Tampa.

The City is in the process of adding Wi-Fi to several municipal buildings downtown, and even to multiple parks including Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, the Tampa Riverwalk, and Lykes Gaslight Square Park.

The first part of the iniative, adding the Wi-Fi to the buildings, has been completed. Spots now offering Wi-Fi are as follows:

Volunteer needed for government broadcasting experience

Volunteer needed for government broadcasting experience

Brooksville, FL -- Hernando County Government Broadcasting is looking for volunteer assistance with editing video projects. Experience Adobe Premiere 5.5 software is preferred, and the volunteer would need to contribute up to 16 hours per week as their schedule permits.

Learn to access free eBooks

Learn to access free eBooks

Carrollwood, Florida -- Adults and teens are invited to an eBooks for Kindle and Kindle Apps class at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library on Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Learn how to check out and download free library eBooks to read on the Kindle or any device using the free Kindle app and Overdrive.

You can also discover how to use library eBooks with an Amazon.com accounty.

Limited seating is available and registration in person is required no earlier than one hour prior to the start of the program.

For more information call 813-273-3652.

Hernando Property Appraiser's Office: Volunteer needed!

Hernando Property Appraiser's Office: Volunteer needed!

 

Hernando Co., FL-- The Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office is seeking a volunteer for assistance with its Geographic Information System (GIS) project.

They say computer experience - Arc GIS -  is preferred, and the individual could expect to contribute up to 30 hours per week as their schedule permits.

For more information about  the position, please contact Manuel Padron in the Property Appraiser's Office at (352) 754-4190.