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Wausau Fire and Rescue has long been locally referred to as “Home of the Renegades.” The department celebrated a new home for its members on Saturday when it hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies to mark the official opening of its new state-of-the-art fire station.

A south Florida couple are behind bars in Washington County after a routine patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle in Vernon. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a suspicious …

Big trucks, big fun

Touch-a-Truck draws over 300 kids

West Pittman Baptist Church held its second annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday as a way to bring the community together and allow children to learn about all sorts of heavy equipment and …

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 26-year-old Parisha Antwanette Massaline. Massaline has active warrants out of Washington County for attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, battery, two counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Chipley water facts to sip on

How much water do Chipley residents use in a day?

Chipley residents probably don’t think of how much water is being used throughout the city when they turn on a faucet or start the laundry. The city knows hundreds of thousands of gallons are used daily.

The Washington County Public Library (WCPL) recently received a $20,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to purchase educational tablets and materials.

After six years of supplying pre-packaged breakfasts and lunches during the summer months, the Washington County Public Library (WCPL) is now offering a vital food program year-round. The Feeding …

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death in the Florida Forestry Service camping area in Ebro. WCSO received a call around 12:30 p.m. on August 30, regarding a body …

A former correctional officer accepted a plea deal and was sentenced Wednesday for one count of second-degree murder with a firearm.

There was no shortage of glitz and glamor in the Venetian Room as ladies gathered to celebrate the enduring strength and allure of accomplished women at the Beautiful You Campaign Gala Saturday.

United Property & Casualty Insurance Co. will exit Florida’s troubled homeowners’ insurance market, forcing customers to find new coverage as their policies come up for renewal, the insurer’s parent company announced Thursday.

State and local Primary Elections are over and the results are in with changes being made in several races. State Senator District 2 candidate Jay Trumbull took the win over challenger Regina …

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of David Corbin to the Washington County Board of County Commissioners Friday afternoon.

2022 Primary Election results are in

Washington County voters made their voices heard

Preliminary results are in for the Washington County Primary Elections with 33.54 percent of voters turning out. The races included: State Representative, two County Commission seats and two School …

Jennifer Rich has been named editor of the Washington County News and Holmes County Advertiser.

‘Do it afraid’

Vernon native brings home message to face those fears in second children’s book

Vernon native Kevin B. Edwards never imagined when he was bullied in his youth that those moments would fuel a children’s book series he hopes will inspire kids to push past their limiting beliefs.

‘Spread the Love’

Chipley native answers call to spread love and positivity

Many have seen him and know that he spreads love wherever he goes. But they don't know who Decaris Hunter is and why he spends his free time holding up signs with positive messages in busy …

A Wausau man is behind bars on multiple drug charges after a call came into the Washington County Sheriff’s Office regarding a suspicious person.

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners moved ahead with advertising for the amended boat ramp ordinance when they met in regular session Aug. 18.

As school begins, Vernon High School students and staff are reeling from the tragic death of Athletics Director and Head Coach Trey Pike. Pike was killed in a boating accident in the late hours of …

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