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An 18-year-old Bonifay man, changing a flat tire while working on a roadside service truck crew, was struck and killed Friday evening on the shoulder of Interstate 10. According to a preliminary …

Failure to register as a sex offender has landed one man in the Washington County Jail. Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) investigators received information regarding 61-year-old …

A local business has filed legal action alleging the Chipley Police Department (CPD) is holding company property “without cause.” Godfrey Environmental Contracts, LLC, an …

The City of Chipley held code enforcement on Thursday held hearings in four different cases. Three of those involve nuisance issues while the fourth was a result of construction being performed …

  Brothers Jeff and Jerry Lenz say they made the move to Washington County to get back to their small-town roots, opening two new businesses in Chipley in the process. Their first …

TALLAHASSEE - Holmes and Washington Counties could be among some of Florida’s most financially strapped small school districts that could have paid thousands of dollars more for textbooks than …

Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed the state’s $109.9 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The historic budget includes more than $40 billion in federal funding and a record $1.24 …

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will allow residents and visitors alike to go fishing in Florida without a license over two specific weekends this month.License-free …

A precautionary boil water notice is in effect for customers on Holley Avenue from MLK Dr. to Hwy. 77 and 7th Street from Glenwood Avenue to Holley Avenue due to a water main break in the …

Local Baptist church leaders are responding to a recently published report by Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders that listed alleged sexual abuses by ministers within SBC-affiliated …

Bonifay Fire-Rescue is on scene at a structure fire on West Highway 90, just outside of Bonifay. Multiple agencies have been notified for assistance.  Please use caution in the area, as …

Emergency responders are on  the scene now fighting a fire at the new Mobile Homes USA dealership south of the interstate in Chipley. The cause of the fire is not yet known. We will update …

At 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Bonifay Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire on Bethlehem Church Road. Engine #1 and Tanker #1 responded in three minutes and were on scene nine minutes …

Deputies with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search and subsequent capture of a Covington County, Alabama inmate who escaped Sunday from a work release detail near Highway …

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) encouraged Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during Florida’s Disaster Preparedness …

'Melons and Music are comin’ in hot”

Panhandle Watermelon Festival celebrates 66th year

The 66th Annual Panhandle Watermelon will be held Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Jim Trawick Park and the Washington County Agriculture Center. This year’s Friday night concert event …

Members of Vernon High School’s JROTC program continued a Memorial Day tradition with the placing of 79 American flags on the graves of local veterans. Instructor Major William Chomos led …

Two Washington County men have been arrested during Operation Rogue Wave, a joint multi-agency Human Trafficking and Internet Crimes Against Children operation launched in Panama City Beach last …

A Walton County man was sentenced May 23 in Washington County after pleading guilty to human trafficking charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor with production of obscene …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a tornado warning for west central Bay County, southeastern Walton County, and southwestern Washington County until 10 a.m. CDT.  At 9:33 …

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