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The calvary arrived in bucket trucks this week as linemen from Gulf Power, West Florida Electric Cooperative, and Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative converged on Louisiana after Hurricane Ida’s …

VERNON - What began as a trial adoption for a rescue bully-breed named Nala, turned into a social media firestorm after Nala went missing. Furever Bully Love Rescue (FBLR) Vice President …

TALLAHASSEE– The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are reminding drivers to exercise caution this …

Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Lousiana around 12 p.m. CDT Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph and a central pressure of 930 mb. The …

TALLAHASSEE --- A Leon County circuit judge Monday upheld a decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration to cut off federal unemployment money for tens of thousands of Floridians in …

WASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES – The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit is highlighting a program put in place to help veterans who suffer from conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and …

TALLAHASSEE --- Ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his constitutional authority, a Leon County circuit judge on Friday sided with a group of parents in a high-profile lawsuit challenging …

The Chipley Police Department will soon welcome three new law enforcement vehicles, thanks to the USDA Community Facilities Grant Program. In part, the $92,400 grant, along with approximately …

Tropical Depression Nine strengthened Thursday and became Tropical Storm Ida just before 4:30 p.m., according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression Nine formed late Thursday …

Washington County Emergency Management advises residents who are experiencing high water levels on their property should monitor local news outlets throughout the weekend.  Rain …

HOLMES COUNTY – Around 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, a tractor trailer(V-1) driven by a 44-year-old man from Gainesville, GA, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 on the inside lane at …

SUNNY HILLS – There have been improvements made to the Sunny Hills community over the last few years and those are thanks in part to the Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU). The …

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The search for a new County Fire Coordinator is underway after Rick Kerr unexpectedly resigned from the position. County Administrator Jeff Massey says the county …

WAUSAU -  The expansion project on the Possum Palace is expected to be underway in the near future according to Engineer Cliff Knauer as he advised the Wausau Town Council when they met in …

WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved a new Public Participation policy when they met in regular session on Thursday, August 19.  The new …

CHIPLEY - Florida Panhandle Technical College has been instrumental in training many of the local volunteer firefighters for their Fire I certification and Emergency Medical Technicians for their …

CHIPLEY – Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the local community are mourning the loss this week of a beloved WCSO communications officer.Taylor Forrester was a dispatcher at the …

TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis says he anticipates “pretty good” July unemployment numbers, as a federal report Thursday showed that first-time jobless claims last week in Florida were at a …

WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County 4-H Club is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 24 from 3-5 p.m. The public is invited to learn what Washington County 4-H is all about from …

Florida attracted 31.7 million visitors in the second quarter of this year, as the state continued to expand tourism-marketing efforts and COVID-19 vaccinations became readily available.Based …

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