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TALLAHASSEE --- More than a decade after walking away from the governor’s office, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist launched a campaign Tuesday to try to unseat Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022.Crist, a …

CHIPLEY - The smell of barbecue was in the air on Saturday when the Washington County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual BBQ in the Pines. The cook-off competition saw nine teams vie for …

A formal signing took place for a new partnership (tuition scholarship) between The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville and the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists (WVCSB) …

MARIANNA—Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. …

TALLAHASSEE --- Florida lawmakers passed a $101.5 billion state budget Friday and ended a 60-day legislative session that gave Gov. Ron DeSantis many of his top priorities. The House and Senate …

Every year local peanut farmers brace for diseases that might wipe out their crop. Not just enemies they’ve fought off before, but new and emerging ones. They’re hard to see at first. Then, …

PONCE DE LEON – A Jackson County man is in custody after an altercation during a child custody exchange resulted in a fatal shooting at the rest area located just off I-10 in Ponce de …

VERNON – Vernon High School JROTC took a moment to honor the memory of one of its own during the organization’s annual banquet, held Tuesday, April 27. Amid the usual presentation of certificates …

CHIPLEY – Work is underway for a traffic project many in the community say is long overdue. Florida Department of Transportation is currently working to install a traffic signal at the …

  The Town of Wausau met in special session Tuesday, April 27, to accept the resignation of the town’s maintenance employee. David Ferguson.    Ferguson did not give a …

TALLAHASSEE – Public and private colleges and universities could soon be protected from coronavirus-related lawsuits under a wide-ranging higher education bill that also includes tuition breaks for …

HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES – Whether at home or on the move, Holmes and Washington county residents can now enjoy their hometown news through a new website recently launched separately for the …

TALLAHASSEE – A bill that would expand Florida’s “Right to Farm” law is expected to be signed this week by Governor Ron DeSantis. The Florida House approved the measure by a vote of …

CHIPLEY – The Washington County Council on Aging held its annual Senior Expo Tuesday, April 20, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley. This event is designed to connect the community’s senior …

CHIPLEY – Chipley High School Spirit of the Tiger Band Seniors Trevor Balkcom and Kaleb Hobbs were joined by Troy University Director of Bands Dr. Mark Walker, CHS Band Director Richard …

CHIPLEY – Chipley’s Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program helped connect local high school students with vocational, professional, and other educational resources on Thursday, …

CHIPLEY – Residents of Buckhorn Boulevard won't have to wait much longer to see progress on the road's paving.Washington County Commissioners approved a bid for the project from Roberts …

CHIPLEY – Chipley City Council convened for the first time in the newly renovated council chambers of Chipley City Hall Tuesday, April 13. The council reports that while some punch-list items such …

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Amidst the din of phones ringing and scanner radios talking in the background, two dispatchers calmly handle the chaos surrounding them. They are the voice of reason on the …

BONIFAY – Holmes Work Camp in Bonifay is among work camps across the state to be consolidated into a main institution.The Florida Department of Corrections says there simply isn’t enough staff to …

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