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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 – 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 …

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 …

Here is a list of upcoming Vacation Bible Schools for the local area. Shepherds Gate ChurchCHIPLEY – Shepherds Gate Church will hold VBS from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday, July 5 through …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What are your plans for your kids this summer? If you’re like me, you want them doing more than just laying around, eating everything they can find, and getting way too much screen time. If that …

CHIPLEY – The Chipley Woman’s Club honored senior Juniorettes during its May luncheon Wednesday, May 12. “Leading with the heart of a servant, Lara Fleener, Keegan Welch, Nadia Kent, and …

PONCE DE LEON — More than 200 pounds in four years is how much weight a local teacher lost to pursue her goal to feel healthier than ever, but she is not stopping there. Ponce De Leon High …

Clayton Phillips of Caryville, will turn 90 on April 29th.  He was born in Coffee County, Alabama.  His family moved to Washington County when he was a child, initially living in the …

The Washington County Historical Society will commemorate National Military Appreciation Month and the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day with the unveiling of a bronze bust of WWII French ace …

More than 30 years ago, Kevin Edwards says he was given a gift as a shy Vernon High School student, a gift he is now passing on in his empowering debut children’s book, “Kevin Turns Fear into …

CHIPLEY – From trailblazer to patriot, Jeanne Betts of Chipley has held many titles in her lifetime. On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, she added one more: Centenarian.Betts commemorated her …

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the latest installment of articles chronicling the history of the Chipley Woman’s Club. These articles will culminate with the organization’s Centennial celebration, …

BONIFAY – Wes Hampton, known for his tenor talents in the Gaither Vocal Band, will be featured during “Gospel Music Weekend’, presented this weekend by the Holmes County High School Music …

Juke Joints are a particular southern institution and were common throughout the Holmes County area in the first two thirds of the 20th century. They have been described as a small inexpensive …

PROVO, UTAH – For Spring Break 2021, 14 Baptist College of Florida (BCF) students joined Campus Minister Lance Beauchamp to help a North American Mission Board (NAMB) church plant, Mosaic Church, …

My California Encourager, Ray Reynolds, had suggested that I purchase Holmes County writer Sue Riddle Cronkite’s first novel, "Louett’s Wake," but true to my …

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