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Investigators with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office report that preliminary findings indicate the subject of this morning’s death investigation in the area of Pate Pond Road and …

A 19-year-old Tallahassee woman, fleeing a hit-and-run accident in Alabama, was apprehended early Friday evening after being pursued by Holmes County sheriff’s deputies. According to a news …

A Chipley man was arrested, after Washington County Sheriff’s deputies found him impaired behind the wheel of a vehicle. On July 5 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Washington County …

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate immigration-related issues such as the smuggling …

Hundreds were in attendance as the City of Vernon celebrated the return of its Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 2.  The event kicked off with the downtown parade, immediately …

A traffic stop leads to the arrest of two and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 77 near …

 Chipley Police Department (CPD) is asking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a stabbing. CPD was dispatched to Northwest Florida Community Hospital in reference to a patient …

‘We refused to be silent’

POW/MIA advocate recalls fight to remember the forgotten soldiers

PHOTOS – 5 Pat Mearns stands in front of the POW/MIA memorial outside the Washington County Historical Society in Chipley. Mearns was one of the founding members of the League of Wives, the …

Florida Department of Transportation has issued traffic advisories for Holmes and Washington counties. Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and …

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Florida Beautification Grant Program workshop for local governments and community development organizations. The workshop will begin at …

A Chipley teen was sentenced on Monday in the shooting death of his brother in 2021. 15-year-old Mathew Pierce was sentenced to 15 years confinement to be followed by 15 years of probation by …

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) held a ceremony for the first participant to graduate from the program in Washington County.  The program was put in place to …

The 66 annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival drew in record numbers despite high temperatures this weekend. The concert saw 7,500 people in attendance to see Shenandoah and Josh Turner perform their …

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising of the relocation of the Park and Ride area in Bay County to Crystal Lake Drive in Washington County. The State Road 77 Park and Ride area is …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a heat advisory in effect from Wednesday to Friday as well as the increased fire danger conditions. Wednesday through Friday will see record …

Parents and guardians of children who have special learning and developmental needs will have one less local education option with the closing of Chipley’s Arts Learning Center. Certified …

A Chipley is behind bars after Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies found him impaired behind the wheel of a vehicle. On June 20, WCSO deputies saw green Dodge truck sitting on …

Washington and surrounding counties lost a lifelong agriculture advocate and innovator with the passing of Dr. Robert Bruce Christmas Sr. Friday, June 17. Best known for his tireless work in the …

Two North Florida Congressmen will likely face off in November after Gov. Ron DeSantis shifted the region’s battle lines. Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. …

‘Dentistry in paradise’

Dr. John Savage reflects on 60 years of dentistry and a lifetime of service

One could say Ebro resident Dr. John Savage has lived the life of several men over his 88 years. A true Florida Panhandle native, Savage was born in Okaloosa County in 1939. His parents moved to …

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