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Hurricane season is fast approaching, and residents in the south end of Washington County are anxious about what that could mean for the already perpetually flooded area. The residents in around …

'Glory to Graves'

Veterans’ headstone restoration project kicks off ahead of Memorial Day holiday

Staff and consumers of the Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc. are working to honor veterans by restoring grave markers at their final resting place. For Arc Community Project Coordinator …

An twin engine airplane accident was reported at 5810 Douglas Ferry Road on Sunday evening shortly before 8 p.m. CDT. This is a developing situation, and emergency personnel are en route. This …

Heading into a special session next week to address the state’s troubled property-insurance market, legislative leaders said late Friday they will focus on issues such as roof-damage claims, …

VERNON ­– Investigators have arrested a Georgia man following a shooting incident that took place around 11:39 Saturday morning at the Vernon Express convenience store in …

A physical disturbance earlier this afternoon lands one in jail on several felony charges.  Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence off Northshore Dr. in …

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and Washington counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.  Washington …

Several local farms are collaborating to present the first annual Flower Farm Tour in an effort to encourage people to shop locally for their floral needs. Hosted by Black Barn Blossoms in Vernon, …

Pending school board approval, Coach Trey Pike is being recommended as Vernon High School's new athletic director and head football coach. Coach Pike has been an assistant at VHS for the past two …

Several county projects were top discussion items when the Washington County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Thursday, May 19. County FEMA Coordinator Kevan Parker advised …

Florida Power and Light (FPL) held official ribbon untying ceremonies at the Washington County Courthouse Thursday for the solar tree “planted” on the grounds by FPL. The green ribbon was …

A driver and his dog escaped without injury after the semi truck they were riding in caught fire in Washington County Tuesday afternoon. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, …

Vernon Middle School was on lockdown Tuesday following the report of an alleged gun threat received through the FortifyFL app. Just after 11 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office …

A juvenile charged with attempted murder has accepted a plea to a lesser charge. 17-year-old Wesley Charles Ehrie of Chipley was charged with attempted second-degree murder after what law …

Spring Flingin’

Pemberley Farm holds first annual open house

Pemberley Farm held their first annual spring fling on May 14 in Chipley. The event featured hayrides, fishing, games, a living history exhibit, and demonstrations of working a sawmill and food …

TALLAHASSEE – State Rep. Cord Byrd, a Neptune Beach Republican who has been at the forefront of controversial legislation supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis, will oversee the 2022 elections in …

A 21-year-old Defuniak Springs man is dead after his vehicle overturned on Interstate 10 on Friday. Just before 4 p.m. a red 2000 Nissan pickup truck was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 at …

A Chipley man is behind bars after allegedly stabbing his roommate on May 5. Washington County 911 Telecommunications Center received a call on May in reference to a possible stabbing in the 3900 …

A Chipley man is behind bars for battery on a law enforcement officer. Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at Blue Lake after a call reporting a suspicious person was …

Two men are behind bars after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) responded to a hunting lease on May 10 in reference to a report of stolen and damaged property. When deputies …

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