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With the opening of archery and crossbow seasons over the weekend in Northwest Florida, hunters will want to be mindful of protecting the deer population from chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Taphophobia is the irrational fear of being buried alive. It’s a fear that came true for Mary J. Nepper, according to local legend. Nepper, born in 1868, was 35 years old when her family …

Late nights in the newsroom are a notorious part of working in the newspaper industry. It may be possible that some never clocked out and left the building for good even after departing this life.

Halloween Happenings

Here are some spooky events to take your little ghouls and goblins to

Halloween is just around the corner. Here are some spooky events going on this week.

A Defuniak Springs man is behind bars in Washington County after a disturbance was reported tolocal law enforcement.On Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Chipley …

A Panama City man was declared deceased at the scene of an accident at the intersection of State Road 79 and James Potter Road early Sunday morning.

 An investigation by the Washington County Drug Task Force led to several suspected drug dealers being arrested on felony drug charges. For the past few months, investigators with Washington …

A Chipley man was found guilty Oct. 10 of tampering with a witness and could be facing life in prison.

On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Michael devastating the panhandle, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that over $126 million has been awarded to communities impacted by the storm through the Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Program.

Fence posts, barbed wire and cattle feed are not on most people’s hurricane preparation lists - but North Florida Farm Bureau chapters are making sure Central Florida cattlemen have what they need to recover their livestock.

Monday marked the four year anniversary of Hurricane Michael’s destruction across Holmes and Washington Counties.

Busy Bee destination travel plaza is coming to Bonifay

Convenience store to bring in over 100 jobs

Once a bustling truck stop town, Bonifay will soon get a reboot as a place tourists and truckers look forward to making a pit stop.

Washington and Holmes County members of 4-H are learning what it takes to raise chickens forbackyard egg production.4-H members took ownership of four baby chicks during September and October and …

Hurricane Ian may have spared Northwest Florida from disastrous wind and precipitation, but it did compound the inflation-fueled strain on grocery budgets as Floridians stocked up on essential supplies.

Single mom Katlyn Nelson and her daughter, 6-year-old Hensliegh, are putting life back together one day at a time after losing everything in a house fire Sept. 28.

A Chipley woman was arrested Sunday after shooting her live-in boyfriend through the doorway oftheir home.Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at a home on Prissy Lane in Chipley …

Hurricane made landfall in southwest Florida as a strong category 4 hurricane on Wednesday afterneen, carving a path through the state and leaving behind devastating flooding and damages. Rescue …

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow. “This was a big …

Florida legislators hope to break a proverbial curse hanging over families in some of the state’s most economically challenged communities by making sure the next generation is ready to enter the local workforce.

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