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A Chipley man was arrested for methamphetamine possession following a traffic stop of a golf cart. Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office observed a male on a golf cart that …

The service of a search warrant on a Caryville home led to the arrest of two on Thursday, April 14. The Washington County Drug Task Force and the Washington County Sheriff’s SWAT team …

A Washington County man is behind bars on methamphetamine charges stemming from a child pornography investigation out of Bay County. The Bay County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) wrapped up a five-month …

The challenges of the post-pandemic fall of 2020 were no match for determination of the members of the Chipley High School “Spirit of the Tiger” Band.  Not only does the band …

PANAMA CITY – A 95-year-old World War II veteran who was the victim of a home invasion took the news of his attacker’s prison sentence with the same calm reaction as his 911 call when he …

Holmes County Sheriff John Tate and Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews are part of a collaborative  effort by Panhandle law enforcement leaders to take a more proactive stance on preventing …

Wausau Fire and Rescue and Discover Life Church on Saturday hosted the annual Community Egg Hunt. The event was held at the Possum Palace, where thousands of eggs were hidden for local children. …

Florida's struggling citrus industry continues to see a decline in the crop for the current growing season, with the harvest on track for the lowest yield since before World War II. With the …

Lighting the way for inclusion

Local law enforcement agencies participate in ‘Torch Run’

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics made its way through the community last week with several area agencies represented, including Holmes Correction Institution, Northwest …

HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) is responding to an outbreak of meningococcaldisease in Florida. However, it can be prevented and treated. Getting vaccinated …

More than four years after receiving funding to build the new Wausau Fire Department, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the project’s final grant to purchase furnishings, …

Researchers have put forward a second above-normal forecast for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season. Colorado State University researchers on Thursday predicted 19 named storms, with nine growing …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon April 9 to 7 p.m. April 9. Affected areas include fire weather zones 007, 008, 009, 010, …

Governor Ron DeSantis was at Indian Pass Raw Bar in Port St. Joe on Friday, April 8, to present some panhandle counties and municipalities with $23 million in funding for various projects. Gov. …

Students at Florida Panhandle Technical College (FPTC) are gaining real world experience and helping to build the future of economic development in the process. Many programs at FPTC offer …

Sen. Jeff Brandes, a St. Petersburg Republican who has argued for taking aggressive action to deal with Florida’s property-insurance problems, intends to pursue polling lawmakers about holding …

Florida’s longest yard sale, Flea Across Florida is returning this Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, for its spring event. 

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.  At 2:31 p.m. CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Donalsonville to 9 …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee re-issued a tornado watch at 1:45pm CT stating the tornado watch has been expanded east for Florida counties and is now valid until 7p.m. While the greater …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southern Holmes County, Northwestern Washington County and Central Walton County until 2:15 p.m. CDT. At 1:18 …

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