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Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service on Monday urged residents to be wildfire ready by highlighting Florida Wildfire Awareness Week, April 5-11. Since …

This is a list of scheduled Washington County public meetings for the months of April and May 2021. Please note meetings dates are subject to change, and additional meetings, such as public hearings …

The Town of Wausau and City of Vernon each hosted community Easter egg hunts Saturday, March 27 at the Dalton Carter Recreation Center and Vernon Sportsplex, respectively. Both events offered food, …

BONIFAY, Fla. – Life Out Loud Church is preparing for its community Easter egg hunt, but while members are getting ready to hide eggs, they are ensuring inclusiveness is easily found. The …

A Holmes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy attempted to stop a blue 2021 Jeep on March 22, after it almost struck him at the intersection of Highway 79 and I-10. The Jeep jumped onto the …

BONIFAY – The community gathered at the Bonifay fire station Saturday, March 27, to celebrate groundbreaking ceremonies for the long-awaited expansion project at Bonifay Fire-Rescue. The …

BONIFAY – The City of Bonifay held elections Tuesday, March 23. Mayor James “Eddie” Sims and Seat 3 Incumbent Travis Cook retained their roles on the council unopposed. Roger …

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that all Floridians ages 40 and older will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday and that all adults will be eligible on April 5. The …

Panama City native Clint Daniels will perform as the guest artist at the Spanish Trail Opry, slated for 7 p.m., Saturday, April 10. Daniels is making the trip from Nashville, Tennessee, …

CHIPLEY – Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted in regular session Thursday, March 18, to keep the Crystal Lake public boat ramp closed for a little while longer. The board …

Diane M. Robinson has returned as a reporter with the Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser, a position she previously served from 2016 to 2019. “I am pleased to …

It’s been a somber few days in Washington and Holmes county as the community towns mourn the loss of three local teenagers. They died after their car was struck by a tractor-trailer and became …

During the early morning hours of Monday, March 22, officers of the Chipley Police Department observed an individual with a known active warrant in the area of Motel Drive. After the subject …

WASHINGTON COUNTY — A vehicle speeding down Hwy 90 near Odom Rd. resulted in the arrest of a Chipley man on methamphetamine charges. Around noon, March 18th, a traffic stop was conducted on …

Bethlehem School recently held the Tropicana Speech Contest. Presented in partnership with Florida’s 4-H program, the annual contest has been sponsored by Tropicana since 1969 in an effort to …

CHIPLEY — Northwest Florida Community Hospital welcomes James C. Beggs, MD Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Beggs’ name may sound …

On March 21, officers with the Chipley Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a red, four-door sedan on Hwy 77 for driving without headlights on. The officer made contact with the …

VERNON – Washington County is mourning the loss of a beloved resident, Charles Gilley.  Gilley passed away on March 17 at the age of 76 and is most notably known for opening …

BONIFAY - On March 19, 2021, a deputy with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office stopped an older black Chevy Tahoe for having no license plate on Highway 79. The driver of the truck was …

BONIFAY – On March 20, 2021, an investigator with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office stopped a white Chevrolet truck being driven by Shane Allen Irby of Bonifay. Irby was found …

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