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According to Florida Forestry Division, the two acre wild fire on Rufus Road has been 100 percent contatined with no flames. As winds pick up today there is a chance there could be flames on …

The Washington County Sheriff's Office 911 telecommunications center is reporting an overwhelming number of calls regarding the heavy presence of smoke and ash in the south/southeastern parts of …

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners has implemented a burn ban effectively immediately. The ban will be in effect until the Florida Forest Service determines weather conditions are …

According to Bay County emergency officials the Adkins Road Fore is 700 acres and three quarters of a mile wide and is currently between Tyndall Parkway and Highway 231 along Transmitter Road. The …

TALLAHASSEE — Florida doctors could soon be prohibited from performing abortions past 15 weeks of pregnancy, after the Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill Thursday night that is headed …

A Southport man is in custody on drug charges after a traffic stop by Washington County Sheriff’s Office. On March 2, WCSO deputies conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Orange …

TALLAHASSEE --- Wildlife officials agreed Wednesday to around-the-clock hours for alligator hunting but expressed some concerns about a new part of the hunting arsenal. The Florida Fish and …

A burglary took place at a Second Street home on December 24, 2021, where firearms and a safe were taken. A Chipley man has been charged in the case. On Feb. 23, the owner of the stolen firearms …

A Chipley man is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behaviors after an investigation by the Chipley Police Department. Charles Allan Dunn, 30, of Chipley, was served with a warrant that was …

A Jackson County man is in custody after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamines and outstanding Bay County warrants. Chipley Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a gold …

Oscar Foxworth joined Sure Shots 4-H Club in 2019 and found his niche. Since then, he has spent nearly every Sunday afternoon practicing with his team and coaches at Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports. …

The Washington County Youth Fair begins next week and will be open to the public on Friday morning at 8 am in the Ag Center Auditorium and West Wing Barn. The livestock barn will be open to the …

Looking for answers as the state’s property-insurance problems mount, a Senate committee Monday approved a revised bill that includes targeting roof-damage claims that insurers blame for …

Following his first season with the Tigers, Chipley’s Marcus Buchanan was named by Florida High School Football as the class 1A co-coach of the year.Buchanan was given the honor alongside …

Chipley girls’ basketball player Cami Brown signed to play for Huntingdon College on Friday afternoon.Brown helped lead her team to the 1A Region Finals in her senior season and several playoff …

TALLAHASSEE --- The Florida House on Thursday unanimously passed a proposal that would ask voters to increase homestead property-tax exemptions for first responders, teachers and military members, …

Vernon High School held its Black History Program Friday, Feb. 25, featuring guest speaker Kevin Edwards. Edwards, a Vernon native and 1984 graduate of Vernon High School, is a singer, songwriter …

Vernon Interim City Clerk Michelle Cross filed a formal complaint against a council member when Vernon City Council met in regular session Feb. 22. Cross presented the council with the letter of …

Northwest Florida Community Hospital has recently been seen “popping up” in various places thanks to a State Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Program grant. The grant enabled the …

TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers awaiting federal money scaled back a proposal Tuesday that would help broadband providers expand service to mostly rural, underserved areas. Sen. Jim Boyd, …

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