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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 …

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ribbon cutting in 15 months for Thursday, July 29, to celebrate the Grand Opening of Eclectic Decor and More. Shop owner Kristen Taylor, a …

CHIPLEY – The Washington County Public Library Chipley Branch recently wrapped up its summer programs, and the statistics were higher than anticipated. There were 200 participants in the …

Vernon native and President of GAC Contractors Derwin White passed away Saturday, July 31. White, 55, was part of overseeing several local projects during his 35-year career with GAC, including …

The Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday issued an administrative order directing circuits to modify and extend previously enacted temporary health and safety protocols and …

At its annual meeting last week, the Florida Press Association selected Panama City businessman Todd Neves to join its board of directors. The Florida Press Association was founded in 1879 as a …

TALLAHASSEE --- With most students expected to be in classrooms next month, after many learned online for at least part of the 2020-2021 school year, retailers anticipate a surge in shopping during …

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