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UPDATED: Fatal hit-and-run suspect identified, in custody

UPDATE: The suspect in Saturday's fatal hit-and-run has been identified as 38-year-old-Travis Lee Ray, who is currently on felony probation. FHP reports Lee struck and killed a cyclist on State Road …

Chipley holds swearing in ceremonies, reorganizes

CHIPLEY – Chipley City Council  swore in Mayor Tracy Andrews for a third term and Councilman Tommy Sasser for a fourth term when the council met in regular session Tuesday, October 12. The …

Liquor petitions come down to the wire; Measure headed to referendum

Efforts to secure the final petitions to place alcohol sales on a special referendum came down to the wire on Friday, the petition deadline.Elections officials stopped counting around 2:20 p.m. when …

FHP seeking suspect in hit and run

Washington County – Florida Highway Patrol is actively searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a Lakeview, Alabama man with serious injuries.Emergency responders …
Business
The Social Security Scam has been around awhile now and became more prevalent when consumers were not falling for the IRS calling them. There are several ways a scammer can try and get you with this …
National Housekeeping Week was observed September 12 through 18, recognizing the value of those who serve in the professional cleaning industry. Whether caring for businesses, private homes, or …
Long-time Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser employee John Cameron Everett shut down his production computer and picked up his fishing pole on Tuesday as more than four decades …
CHIPLEY – An arcade and pool room is slated to open later this month at 1307 Jackson Ave.  Chipley City Council on Thursday approved a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Committee to …
Entertainment
Break a leg: Theatre students perform with gusto

Artistically inclined students in the Holmes and Washington County School Districts can find an outlet for their creative spirit, within the community’s school-led theatres, whether their talents …

CHS Theatre Department announces cast for 'The Curious Savage' The Chipley High School Theatre Department, under the direction of Kevin Russell,  is currently in full rehearsals for their fall theatre production, "The Curious Savage."  Following an …
WCSO holds 3rd annual rodeo CHIPLEY? The 3rd annual Washington County Sheriff’s Office Rodeo was held Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11, at the Washington County Equestrian Center.The rodeo include all the …
Sand Jam postponed until 2022 PANAMA CITY, –  COVID-19 has thrown two solid blows to entertainment in Northwest Florida this year. The first was delaying Gulf Coast Jam and with the announcement today from …
Sports

State Backs Limited Fishing of Goliath Grouper

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday backed limited fishing of goliath grouper.

Rivalry in the mud

The Vernon Yellow Jackets hosted the Chipley Tigers Friday night in a classic local rivalry that has been ongoing for nearly 60 years. The Tigers dominated the field, despite the muddy …

Holmes County hands Sneads first loss of the season in home victory

Holmes County went into Friday night’s game against the 3-0 Sneads Pirates as the underdog; However, with home-field advantage, a supportive student section, and something to prove after …

CORRECTED STORY: VHS v. PSJ game canceled

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is updated to correct unintentional inaccuracies on  statements made by Principal Brian Riviere. A former version of this story stated reasons for the game's …
Life

Scarecrows to return to downtown Chipley

CHIPLEY – A Washington County staple will soon return to downtown Chipley ahead of the Chipley Garden Club’s annual fall celebration. The scarecrows will start showing up in downtown over the …

One street at a time: Local church launches outreach to bridge community gaps

One local church is taking to the streets – literally – to help meet needs and bridge gaps in the Chipley community. On Saturday, July 31, Ambassadors of Christ Church hosted the first in a …

‘Meating up’ with the Boyds" Former U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd enjoys life after statesmanship

The only side former U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd concerns himself these days is of beef. And when it comes to trying to fit under a big tent, the only polar opposites he has to draw to the middle …

Wausau Possum Fest and Fun Day returns Aug. 7

WAUSAU – After a pared-down 2020, organizers of Wausau’s iconic Possum Festival and Fun Day say the event is making a strong return. Now in its 52nd year, the festival has returned under the …

The subtle ways we judge others

I used to think I was a better Christian whenever I sat next to someone in church whose Bible didn’t have as many underlined passages as mine.Then one day, my husband Bert bought me a new Bible for …
Opinion
Is it autumn for America?

The autumn leaves are expected to be extra vibrant this year in Pennsylvania, though they are changing colors a week later than is normal.That’s fitting. Very few things are “normal” this …

Sticking with my father on John Hinckley News that a federal judge had approved the unconditional release of John Hinckley Jr. next June set my phone to ringing furiously earlier this week.Journalists naturally wanted to know what I thought …
Hometown football is more than a sport The moment die-hard fans of our local football teams is finally here: The 2021 football season is underway. Our hometown teams are geared up for a successful season, but before we set them up on a …