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FPTC ranked top community college in state

Three programs also earn high rankings

Florida Panhandle Technical College (FPTC) was recently named the number one community college in the state by Best Colleges.  Best Colleges, an online educational planning resource, ranked …

Day one of the attempted second-degree murder trial of Shawn Thomas Gainey began on Tuesday in a Washington County courthouse with Chief Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson presiding. Gainey was …

The driver of a DynaFire work van sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle crash on Monday afternoon at mile marker 120 on Interstate 10. Witnesses say the van was riding alongside of their …

FPTC ranked top community college in state

Three programs also earn high rankings

Florida Panhandle Technical College (FPTC) was recently named the number one community college in the state by Best Colleges.  Best Colleges, an online educational planning resource, ranked …

After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caryville Worm Fiddlin’ Festival returned Saturday, May 7.

The Washington County Historical Society on Friday held a punch reception honoring veterans. The event was held to not only honor those who have served their country, but to showcase a narrative …

A Vernon man is in custody after allegedly stealing a vehicle from Panama City Beach. Washington County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call on May 3 in reference to a suspicious person …

TALLAHASSEE – A series of sales-tax “holidays” on such things as school clothes, hurricane supplies and tools and a suspension of the state gas tax in October topped a package signed …

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watch until 6 p.m. This watch affects six Panhandle counties, including Holmes and Washington and Bay. Listed in the watch are Bay, Calhoun, Holmes, …

Holmes and Washington counties on Thursday joined other communities across the U.S. to commemorate National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme was “Exalt the Lord Who Has Established …

Washington County has settled a lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleged she was discriminated against for her gender and pregnancy. Commissioners voted to accept the $55,625 settlement …

A Walton County man will face sentencing May 23 in Washington County after pleading guilty to human trafficking charges that include the prostitution of a minor. According to court records, the …

A Bonifay man is behind bars after leading Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a pursuit on May 2. An HCSO deputy was dispatched to a pursuit in …

The application process is now open for purchasing a license to sell liquor in Washington County. April 25 marked the end of the 90-day waiting period for the January 21 local option election, …

Devin Collier was sworn in as Florida's 14th Judicial Circuit's newest judge during an investiture ceremony held at the Bay County Courthouse Friday afternoon. Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Devin …

Following through on a recommendation from Gov. Ron DeSantis, the State Board of Education on Friday appointed Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. as Florida’s next education commissioner. Diaz, a Hialeah …

Chipley High School girls track team had a successful turn at Tommy Oliver Stadium on March 21 with team members qualifying for regionals. Several took home medals as district champions. 2A District 2 …

A short pursuit lands a Washington County man behind bars on multiple charges On April 27, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle that was traveling …

A Chipley man is in custody after leading Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase on April 27. WCSO deputies observed a male subject driving recklessly on a …

Vernon High School held Senior Night for their baseball team on April 27. Recognition of the two seniors was held during the game between the Jackets and Poplar Springs. Senior Trent Kerr plans to …

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