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Chipley Christmas Fest was a two day affair this year with a host of activities and fun for the whole family. The lighted Christmas parade was held on December 3 followed by the festival at the …

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews made a $1,000 donation each to the ARC and Washington County Council on Aging this week, thanks to proceeds from the agency’s fundraising efforts …

Letters to Santa have long been a tradition for children during this time of the year. The United States Postal Service has been accepting letters  for 109 years for the  USPS Operation …

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is working to make Christmas a little brighter for local families with the return of the annual Deputy Jingles’ Toy Drive.  Jingles, who …

AIDS research has come a long way since the disease was first reported in the United States in June 1981, but one local group says they are still working to break the stigma that still surrounds …

CHIPLEY - Officers with the Chipley Police Department responded to a call referencing a disturbance at the Days Inn on Nov. 26. When officers arrived at the room they made contact with the …

The Chipley football team is preparing to take on the top-ranked 1A team in the state following their huge region finals victory over Baker. Junior quarterback Neal Adams said that the win was big …

VERNON - The resignation of Mayor Candice Hodges brought forth discussion on a myriad of topics when the Vernon City Council met in special session on Monday, Nov. 29. Attorney Michelle Jordan was …

CHIPLEY – The Chipley High School girls and boys basketball teams have organized a Christmas toy drive for those less fortunate. This is the second year the Chipley Tigers have put on …

A Vernon woman has been sentenced in a case stemming from a 2019 vehicle crash that resulted in the death of her 4-year-old son.   26-year-old Terri Ruth Sheffield of Vernon pled no …

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Washington County voters now have a date for the election that will potentially change the county’s status from dry to wet, but some local residents say they take …

A Washington County woman who was arrested on a felony warrant out of Colorado is now facing additional charges for the introduction of contraband into the Washington County Jail. The Washington …

Most know the holiday season has begun when the familiar sound of a ringing bell and the sight of a smiling face greet them as they walk into a store.  November 19 marked the start of an …

A report of a drive-by shooting resulted in the arrest of two Jackson County men; however, no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting itself, which is still under investigation. The …

Washington County voters could see a sample ballot for the alcohol referendum as early as next week. Political Action Committee Advance Washington County is on to agenda to address the Board …

TALLAHASSEE –  A federal judge has quickly rejected Florida’s request to block a Biden administration requirement that workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care …

In a time when supply chain issues are creating shortages for school lunch programs nationwide, Holmes and Washington counties are having a vastly different experience with the effects felt by local …

CHIPLEY – The Washington County Historical Society has received the first installment of a $50,000 grant from the Florida State Department of Historic Resources to help fund the Historic …

Two were arrested Thursday afternoon following a pursuit that spanned Holmes and Washington Counties. Holmes County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident began when HCSO investigators …

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is actively in foot pursuit of a wanted person in the Union Hill Road and Yates Settlement Road area. Please avoid this area as there is a heavy law enforcement …

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