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TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he will issue an executive order to prohibit school districts from imposing mask-wearing requirements as students return to classes in August.Scoffing at …

VERNON – Vernon City Council met in special session Wednesday, July 28, to address the recent arrest of a temporary street department employee who has been charged with child …

WASHINGTON COUNTY - A fugitive out of Washington State who was wanted in connection with a kidnapping, robbery and multiple fraud charges has been captured in Washington County on July …

WAUSAU – After a pared-down 2020, organizers of Wausau’s iconic Possum Festival and Fun Day say the event is making a strong return. Now in its 52nd year, the festival has returned under the …

CHIPLEY – Florida Department of Transportation has reconsidered a recommendation to remove the traffic signal located at U.S. Highway 90 and 2nd Street as part of the Highway 90 resurfacing project …

The Florida Department of Corrections is facing allegations that it breached a legal settlement requiring it to make changes at prisons to meet the needs of inmates with disabilities. The advocacy …

TALLAHASSEE --- The numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Florida continue to increase, with an additional 67,413 infections and 358 deaths reported between July 16 and Thursday, according to data …

TALLAHASSEE --- With several lawsuits on hold amid mediation, a Leon County circuit judge wants an update on the status of negotiations in the state’s attempt to recoup millions of dollars paid to …

CHIPLEY ? After nearly a year of being forced out of their buildings due to major damage from flooding caused by Hurricane Sally, only two of five public offices have moved back into respective …

Washington County School Board adopted the millage and approved the district’s tentative budget for the 2021-22 school year in budget hearing held Monday, July 26. The Required Local Effort …

CHIPLEY ? When Lord Robert Baden Powell began the scouting movement in 1907, one can scarcely believe he knew how quickly that movement would spread worldwide. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is now in …

CHIPLEY – The Florida Department of Health in Washington County issued a rabies alert for the area of Central Washington County in response to a cat that tested positive on July 23, 2021. …

Washington County business leader Jim Town passed away Friday, July 16, leaving behind the fruits of decades of service and a legacy of economic innovation. Town was at the heart of several …

CHIPLEY – The Washington County School Board is expected to approve its tentative millage rate and budget for the new fiscal year on Monday. To receive Florida Education Finance Program funds …

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Activities have been back in full swing at the Washington County Council on Aging (WCCOA) following last year’s pandemic closures. The senior center is offering new …

A proposed Florida constitutional amendment would limit the authority of government to close churches or restrict the sizes of gatherings, after controversies emerged across the country during the …

Florida is slated to receive as much as $1.6 billion in multi-state legal settlements with three pharmaceutical distributors and one drug manufacturer stemming from the opioid epidemic, Florida …

SUNNY HILLS - When the  29-square mile neighborhood that was to become Sunny Hills was being developed in the early 90s, lots in the community were popular real estate boons. In fact, in …

 CHIPLEY -  Just a little more than  95 years ago, Chipley became the birthplace of Gulf Power when it bought Chipley Light and Power Company and became an actual lighting company. As …

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