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About 86 percent of the 56,172 inpatient hospital beds in Florida were occupied earlier this week as the state continues to struggle with a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to data updated by the …

   Tropical Storm Fred Update 7:00 PM   Landfall occurred near Cape San Blas, FL. around 2PM (central).   Washington County’s Flash Flood Warning extended …

Washington County remains under a Flash Flood Warning until 9:45 this evening.  Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected for the next few hours as bands from Tropical Storm Fred move …

GRACEVILLE – As of 4:15 p.m. West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) crews are working to restore power to 1,815 members in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties.   Calhoun: …

CHIPLEY - A noise ordinance that allows for quiet hours and a sound level standard was approved when Chipley City Council met in regular session Tuesday, August 10. The ordinance goes hand in …

TALLAHASSEE  –  Washington County’s Ebro Greyhound Park saw its last night of live greyhound racing in September 2019, but efforts continued behind the scenes to challenge Amendment 13, …

10 a.m. Tropical Storm Fred Update The latest NOAA Tropical Storm advisory states that as of 10 a.m. CST, Tropical Storm Fred is located  about 55 miles southwest of Apalachicola …

PANAMA CITY — Fred is expected to gain strength back to a tropical storm by Saturday. The storm will have to deal with wind shear and a less than ideal environment for a tropical …

CHIPLEY – In preparation for the upcoming storm, the City of Chipley has sand and bags available for residents.  Residents who would like to make sandbags will need to bring a shovel …

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Washington County Emergency Management released a Public Service Announcement this afternoon regarding Tropical Depression Fred and its possible effect on the area. WCEM …

WASHINGTON COUNTY - At around 7 p.m. on August 9, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies made several attempts to complete a traffic stop of a vehicle and were unsuccessful.  WCSO …

WASHINGTON COUNTY - A Holmes County woman is in custody after she led Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase down Highway 79. During the early morning hours of …

WAUSAU – The Wausau Fire Department is one step closer to completion nearly four years after receiving funding, only a few details remain to be move-in ready. The project began in 2018 after …

CHIPLEY – The Florida Panhandle Technical College unveiled their new ambulance simulator at a ribbon cutting on Monday, August 9. The simulator was purchased with Governors …

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Organizers for the Historic Highway 90 Corridor through Washington County received good news this past week with the awarding of a $50,000 grant for the project through the …

CHIPLEY – A $852,800 Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) grant is slated to change the scape of downtown Chipley.The funds, awarded to the city this week through DEO’s Rebuild …

MARIANNA— The Chipola College Foundation is still accepting late applications for the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship for the Fall 2021 semester.    Applicants  …

MARIANNA - Chipola College students, staff, and faculty who are veterans or friends of veterans are invited to the August 10 meeting at the American Legion in Marianna, for dinner at 6 p.m. The …

ESTO – Several local dentists are volunteering their time this week to provide free dental care through the Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit program. The dental bus is offering limited free …

VERNON – Members of Vernon City Council received welcomed news when they met in workshop Monday, August 2 with the announcement that the city is slated to receive roughly $57,000 more than …

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