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After six years of supplying pre-packaged breakfasts and lunches during the summer months, the Washington County Public Library (WCPL) is now offering a vital food program year-round. The Feeding …

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death in the Florida Forestry Service camping area in Ebro. WCSO received a call around 12:30 p.m. on August 30, regarding a body …

A former correctional officer accepted a plea deal and was sentenced Wednesday for one count of second-degree murder with a firearm.

There was no shortage of glitz and glamor in the Venetian Room as ladies gathered to celebrate the enduring strength and allure of accomplished women at the Beautiful You Campaign Gala Saturday.

United Property & Casualty Insurance Co. will exit Florida’s troubled homeowners’ insurance market, forcing customers to find new coverage as their policies come up for renewal, the insurer’s parent company announced Thursday.

State and local Primary Elections are over and the results are in with changes being made in several races. State Senator District 2 candidate Jay Trumbull took the win over challenger Regina …

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of David Corbin to the Washington County Board of County Commissioners Friday afternoon.

2022 Primary Election results are in

Washington County voters made their voices heard

Preliminary results are in for the Washington County Primary Elections with 33.54 percent of voters turning out. The races included: State Representative, two County Commission seats and two School …

Jennifer Rich has been named editor of the Washington County News and Holmes County Advertiser.

‘Do it afraid’

Vernon native brings home message to face those fears in second children’s book

Vernon native Kevin B. Edwards never imagined when he was bullied in his youth that those moments would fuel a children’s book series he hopes will inspire kids to push past their limiting beliefs.

‘Spread the Love’

Chipley native answers call to spread love and positivity

Many have seen him and know that he spreads love wherever he goes. But they don't know who Decaris Hunter is and why he spends his free time holding up signs with positive messages in busy …

A Wausau man is behind bars on multiple drug charges after a call came into the Washington County Sheriff’s Office regarding a suspicious person.

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners moved ahead with advertising for the amended boat ramp ordinance when they met in regular session Aug. 18.

As school begins, Vernon High School students and staff are reeling from the tragic death of Athletics Director and Head Coach Trey Pike. Pike was killed in a boating accident in the late hours of …

A late night boating accident  leaves Vernon High School  mourning the loss of their Athletics Director Trey Pike.  According to Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Pike was in a …

The first Saturday in August has long been the day the Wausau Funday and Possum Festival is held, and this year is no exception. The Wausau Community Development Club hosted the event at the Possum …

The first of three defendants in the 2020 murder of Charlie Robert Griffin was sentenced Aug. 1 after taking a plea deal in the case. 27-year-old Jestiny Lee Fears will serve 15 years in the …

A fugitive wanted in connection with violating her probation on charges off homicide-manslaughter and introduction of contraband into a detention facility was captured in Washington County this …

An amended ordinance concerning boat ramps will be the topic of discussion at an Aug. 17 Washington County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) workshop. Commissioners say they want to hear from …

Longtime Washington County Commissioner Allen Steve Joyner passed away Sunday at his home at the age of 66. Joyner served Washington County as both County Administrator from 2011 to 2013 and …

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