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More than a decade after the last Bay Point Billfish Tournament, a new Blue Marlin tournament is coming back to the newly rebuilt docks at Point South Marina at Bay Point.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile. 16-year-old Rachel Harlan was last seen at her residence on Worley Road at …

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) reports the state is at a 50 year low in crime rates.

The Vernon Historical Society is on a mission to bring Hard Labor Church back to its former glory after time and Hurricane Michael have taken a toll on the historical structure.

The Mongoven building could soon be getting a new look thanks to a Community Development Block Grant Program Hometown Revitalization Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-HRP) grant the City of Chipley was awarded in 2021.

A Chipley man was charged in connection to a shooting incident late Thursday night.

Chipley Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred late Thursday night.

Second-graders at Vernon Elementary School penned Letters to Santa. Here is the full batch of submissions: Dear Sonta, My name is Andrea and I am seven years old. For Christmas I want a tablet …

The ARC Washington-Holmes and Washington County Council on Aging each received donations from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 14. Sheriff Kevin Crews says the annual donations …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a hard freeze warning for portions of Southeast Alabama, Big Bend, Panhandle Florida and South Central and Southwest Georgia. Sub freezing …

This time of year, traditions are in no short supply. For J.C. Fears, tradition goes far beyond the holiday season – it’s a way of life.

Two drivers were transported to area hospitals with injuries sustained in a crash involving a Washington County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle and a pickup truck Monday evening.

The Washington County Council on Aging received a sizable Christmas blessing from Florida Power & Light (FPL) on Friday.

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce was in the holiday spirit all day Dec. 15 and held two festive functions for its members.

Downtown Chipley business owners came out in force to the Chipley City Council meeting Dec. 13 to voice their concerns over the possible sale or lease of the parking lot at the old KC’s Pizza.

The Chipley Christmas Fest hosted a Christmas card contest among the fifth grade classes at Kate M. Smith Elementary School.

An early morning attempt to rob an ATM in Chipley was unsuccessful and Chipley Police Department is asking anyone with information to come forward and help identify the would be robbers. Monday …

Brian Patrick Rich, 39, is in custody at Washington County Jail.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting incident late Sunday morning that left one victim in stable condition with the shooter still on the run late Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center is calling for a level two out of five risk for severe weather in the western Florida Panhandle valid through Wednesday.

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