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The mayoral seat will be the only contested race when Vernon holds it municipal election Tuesday, April 19. Former Vernon city councilman Gary Owens and Marlene Hintz each qualified for the position, …

The Holmes County School District is mourning the loss of beloved custodian Karen Watson after she and her husband, John Watson, passed away in the wake of a tornado that destroyed their Washington …

The Spanish Trail Playhouse (STPH) will present cellist Caleb Hernandez in concert at 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 10. “Caleb Hernandez will bring an outstanding concert of cello works to The …

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch, in effect until 2 p.m. CT Tuesday afternoon, April 5, for five counties in the Panhandle, including Holmes and Washington. The watch …

A Chipley woman is in jail after a traffic stop on Monday, April 4. A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop around 1 a.m. on a silver Honda Pathfinder in Chipley. A …

Prevention and Pinwheels

GaL speaks about the need for child advocates

The Guardian ad Litem (GaL) program is looking for volunteers to advocate for children in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. April is …

CHIPLEY ­– The threat of rain didn’t dampen the turnout for the Rock the Falls Music Festival, which returned to Falling Waters State Park on Saturday after a two-year …

Fixes for Florida's troubled property-insurance system aren’t likely to be added to a special legislative session this month on congressional redistricting. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, …

Bonifay Fire-Rescue is currently on scene with a multiple-vehicle crash on North Highway 79, near the intersection of Highway 177. Eight patients were assessed on scene by Bonifay Fire Department …

UPDATE: Holmes County deputies help end high-speed chase

Two 20-year-olds arrested after fleeing through five counties

A high-speed chase through five counties Friday ended safely after Holmes County sheriff's deputies  deployed spike strips that blew out the vehicle's tires  and slowed its …

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed its preliminary estimates on Friday afternoon that the deadly tornado that passed through Washington County early Thursday morning was an EF-3 with 150 …

The National Weather Service is expected to be in Washington County on Friday to conduct a damage survey which will determine the strength of the tornado that passed through early Thursday morning, …

The Gaston Road fire is 80 percent contained according to Emergency Management officials in a statement to Washington County News on Thursday morning. The scene was turned over to Division of …

Washington County Sheriff's Office reports a tornado touched down in the early morning hours on Thursday on Gilberts Mill Road and surrounding areas in Washington County. Witnesses on scene tell …

According to officials the Gaston Road Fire in New Hope is 60 percent contained after spreading to more than 150 acres. All the homes on Gaston Road and a few on Shell Landing Road have been …

CHIPLEY – The City of Chipley will be hosting Operation Clean Up during the month of April in hopes of encouraging citizens to keep the city clean.  Code Enforcement will be doing …

Washington County Schools are closed tomorrow due to the threat of inclement weather.   The schools will be closed to all personnel.

About 30 parents convened Monday at a special workshop of the Washington County School Board to express concerns regarding some of the district’s coaching staff and hiring practices, with …

On March 27 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence on River Lake Road in reference to a domestic dispute. When deputies arrive …

The head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is stepping down after 38 years with the agency. Commissioner Rick Swearingen advised members of the agency on Friday he will leave the post …

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