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Data privacy legislation still under consideration by the Legislature could deliver a $21 billion hit to Florida’s economy. That’s according to watchdog group Florida TaxWatch, which on …

Three men landed in jail on drug charges after a traffic stop on the afternoon of July 29. Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) conducted a traffic stop at Highway 77 and Mud Hill Road …

An Alabama man is behind bars on methamphetamine charges after a traffic stop by a Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy. The deputy initiated the stop on Pate Pond Road near …

The suspect in the drive by shooting that occurred on July 28, is still at large according to the Chipley Police Department (CPD). 24-year-old Antonio Dewayne Brigham, of Chipley, has absconded …

The Chipley Police Department is currently investigating a drive by shooting in the area around the Piggly Wiggly. No further information is available at this time. The News will update this story as …

Washington County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers and SWAT team underwent Single Office Response to Active Shooter training on Wednesday. Real-life scenarios with role players and …

TALLAHASSEE — As summer break winds down and students gear up for the academic year, a back-to-school tax “holiday” on items such as clothes and school supplies began …

First Lady Casey DeSantis recently announced nearly 59,000 Florida families would receive a one-time payment of $450 to help offset the effects of inflation and help prepare children to return back …

A fire has been reported off of Sinclair Street in Chipley. At this time, it is unknown what started the blaze behind the Farm Bureau Insurance building. This report will be updated as more …

The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida (ELCNWF) last week announced the launch of Kickstart Success, a new campaign aimed at addressing the critical shortage of childcare teachers in the …

Two Chipley youth have been charged in connection with the Monday morning break-in of the Chipley Food Mart at 1039 Main Street in Chipley Florida. According to a release from the Chipley Police …

Bay County – At approximately 6:05 a.m. on July 14, the Florida Highway Patrol and Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to what initially was reported as a hit and run with …

Washington County preserves district’s B grade

Vernon Elementary goes from C to B

Two years after the Washington County Schools were forced to shut down and transform themselves due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school is once again a B school, and leaders there are …

The Panama City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager that was last seen July 3rd . Fourteen-year-old Briana Jefferson was last seen leaving the …

Investigators with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office report that preliminary findings indicate the subject of this morning’s death investigation in the area of Pate Pond Road and …

A 19-year-old Tallahassee woman, fleeing a hit-and-run accident in Alabama, was apprehended early Friday evening after being pursued by Holmes County sheriff’s deputies. According to a news …

A Chipley man was arrested, after Washington County Sheriff’s deputies found him impaired behind the wheel of a vehicle. On July 5 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Washington County …

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate immigration-related issues such as the smuggling …

Hundreds were in attendance as the City of Vernon celebrated the return of its Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 2.  The event kicked off with the downtown parade, immediately …

A traffic stop leads to the arrest of two and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 77 near …

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