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Local K-9 officers shined by placing in the Southeastern State Manhunt Field Trials competition.

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday as it continues to make a projected path toward Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecast models have …

Tropical Storm Ian forms, tracks for Florida impacts as a hurricane

Panhandle residents advised to remain storm-ready

Tropical depression 9 strengthened into a Tropical Storm named Ian Friday night. Nothing has changed in the forecast the center is still forecast to move to the west then northwest and eventually …

With fall in the air, Chipley Garden Club is looking to the community to decorate the town.

Recognition of a former commissioner and the swearing in of a new commissioner were at the top of the agenda for the Washington County Board of County Commissioners when they met in regular session Thursday morning.

Volunteer firefighter training goes above and beyond

17th Annual Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend held

Where there is smoke, there is probably a volunteer firefighter.

Washington County has many historical sites throughout the county and thanks to grants from the Department of Historical Resources (DHR) and Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Tourist …

A strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic is forecast to strengthen as it moves into the Caribbean. Forecast models place it in the Gulf of Mexico by the early next week. A tropical wave …

The Vernon City Council moved to fire City Clerk Karen White when they met in regular session Monday night. The move came after allegations of assault and intimidation and inappropriate behavior …

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he expects more flights to transport undocumented immigrants to out-of-state “sanctuary” communities, as questions continued to swirl …

A Vernon man is behind bars after a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on Monday morning. A Ford truck driven by 25-year-old Traice Alexander Adams, of Vernon, was …

The hit television show “American Pickers” is returning to Florida in December and is looking for places to pick through rare and collectible items.

Jeremy Cole Long was sentenced to 15 years in the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) by Circuit Judge Colby Peel in connection to the 2020 shooting homicide of 28-year-old Charlie Robert Griffin.

The suspect in an attempted murder case was apprehended on September 14, by Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) after a four day search. 26-year-old Parisha Antwanette Massaline is …

Wausau Fire and Rescue has long been locally referred to as “Home of the Renegades.” The department celebrated a new home for its members on Saturday when it hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies to mark the official opening of its new state-of-the-art fire station.

A south Florida couple are behind bars in Washington County after a routine patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle in Vernon. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a suspicious …

Big trucks, big fun

Touch-a-Truck draws over 300 kids

West Pittman Baptist Church held its second annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday as a way to bring the community together and allow children to learn about all sorts of heavy equipment and …

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 26-year-old Parisha Antwanette Massaline. Massaline has active warrants out of Washington County for attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, battery, two counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Chipley water facts to sip on

How much water do Chipley residents use in a day?

Chipley residents probably don’t think of how much water is being used throughout the city when they turn on a faucet or start the laundry. The city knows hundreds of thousands of gallons are used daily.

The Washington County Public Library (WCPL) recently received a $20,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to purchase educational tablets and materials.

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