Caryville mulls cemetery pricing
CARYVILLE – The cost of cemetery plots was the top discussion when the Caryville Town Council met in regular session on June 8. … Read More
Youngstown man arrested on felony charges
WASHINGTON COUNTY – A call that came into the Washington County Communications Center on June 8 led to the arrest of a Youngstown … Read More
Chipley man arrested for warrant and cocaine
CHIPLEY – On June 8, Chipley Police Department made contact with Hurtis Tyrone Jackson, 40, of Chipley and according to a press … Read More
More local news

14th Judicial Circuit to receive two new judges

BAY COUNTY – For the first time since 1973, the 14th Judicial Circuit is appointing two new judges at the same time. Last month, Governor Ron DeSantis approved funding for two new circuit …

NFCH upgrades to all new beds

CHIPLEY – Northwest Florida Community Hospital is upgrading its patient, resident, and staff comfort levels, thanks to a donation of 72 hospital beds from the Florida Division of Emergency …

Vernon mulls changing adjustment policy

VERNON – A policy that was put into place in 2015 concerning adjustments on city bills for filling swimming pools came under discussion when the Vernon City Council met in workshop on June 7. A …

Chipley Redevelopment Steering Committee to make recommendations

The Chipley Redevelopment Steering Committee is expected to soon make improvement recommendations to members of Chipey City Council. The committee was formed in early 2021 by a resolution of the …

DeSantis signs impact fee restrictions

TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 24 bills into law late Friday, including a measure that limits local impact fees imposed on builders and developers to help pay for infrastructure to handle …

Remains of Tuskegee Airman returned to the Panhandle

MARIANNA – The remains of a WWII Veteran and Tuskegee Airman Cornelius Davis, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, are back home in the Panhandle. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle …

Business
Today so many homes are connected to the internet.   Whether you have internet connected light switches, a doorbell camera or maybe a Samsung refrigerator many of us have some connection to the …
BONIFAY – First Federal Bank was recently named on Newsweek’s America’s Best Banks 2021 as the Best Small Bank in Florida. Now, the plaque awarded in association with that honor is making its …
Melvin Roulhac is Chipola College’s Career Employee for May.  Roulhac has worked in the college Physical Plant since 2013. Pictured from left, are Director of Facilities and Campus Operations, …
MARIANNA – The Administration of Jackson Hospital recently announced Nichole Ussery, BSN, RN of Cottondale as the Chief Nursing Officer. Ussery assumes the role as Chief Nursing Officer after most …
Sports

Holmes County football shuts out Vernon in Spring Classic

VERNON  – The Holmes County football team shut out Vernon 14-0 in their spring game on Monday night.  Even though 15 of the Blue Devils players didn’t dress out, they still took …

Chipola baseball players named to All-Conference Team

MARIANNA—Ten Chipola College baseball players were named to the All-Panhandle Conference team.First-team picks were: Outfielder: Andre Tarver and Pitcher: Luis Guerrero. Second-team selections …

Chipola softball wins State; coach and five players awarded

The Chipola Lady Indians scored a 4-3 win over Indian River to capture the FCSAA State Softball Championship on May 9.Five Chipola players were named to the FCSAA All-Tournament Team— Most Valuable …

Moore signs with Bishop State Wildcats

Chipley High School Senior Samantha Moore signed a volleyball scholarship Monday, May 10, with Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama. Moore is pictured on signing day with family members, …
Life

Churches announce Vacation Bible Schools

Here is a list of upcoming Vacation Bible Schools for the local area. If your church would like to add an event to this list, email the information to: cwyatt@nevespublishing.comBethany Baptist …

Kents celebrate 51st wedding anniversary

James Burton Kent and Martha Bowen Kent marked their 51st wedding anniversary Saturday, May 22, 2021. The couple celebrated with a small reception and vow renewal ceremony surrounded by close …

Animal cruelty facts and stats: What to know about abuse victims and legislative trends

The shocking number of animal cruelty cases reported every day is just the tip of the iceberg—most cases are never reported. Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse are not …

Happy Corner: It’s mayhaw time

They didn’t name them Mayhaws for no reason. The small red (sometimes yellowish) fruit that tastes somewhat like an apple is a native fruit that is often found growing wild in the low places …

NFCH treats WCSO for National Law Enforcement Week

CHIPLEY – Northwest Florida Community Hospital took a moment to thank members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in honor of National Law Enforcement Week. NFCH staff made a food delivery …
Entertainment
Panhandle Watermelon Festival returns June 25-26

CHIPLEY – "Melons and Music" are back for the 65th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival, set to take place June 25 and 26 in Chipley. This year’s free concert at Jim Trawick Park will be …

‘BBQ in the Pines’ is Saturday CHIPLEY  – Local BBQ teams will converge at Hard Labor Creek Plantation this Saturday, May 1, for a chance to compete for prizes and bragging rights as the champion of the Washington County …
‘The Addams Family: A New Musical’ opens at Chipley High School The Addams Family: A New Musical will take the CHS stage again tonight and tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday, April 29, and 30 at 7p.m. Directed by Kevin Russell, the cast includes: Gabriel Jimenez …
Opinion
Now that Joe Biden and the Democrats are ensconced in Washington, the COVID pandemic is suddenly over. Red states that did not have as many Draconian laws imposed on them by their Republican leaders …
It’s normal these days to applaud the return to normality. But I’m going to miss some of the abnormal stuff we’ve been doing during the pandemic. The Top 10 things I hate to lose: 10 - Home …
Sunday made D-Day plus 76 years. And on Memorial Day last week we honored and mourned all the men and women who’ve died while serving in our military. So maybe it’s a good time for …