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A jury found Shawn Thomas Gainey guilty of attempted second-degree murder on Wednesday after a two-day trial. The six-member jury took just ten minutes to deliberate, returning the guilty verdict …

Officials say vandalism is a growing problem for Washington County’s public parks and landings, with thousands of dollars worth of damage being done in recent weeks. The damage has forced …

Construction is expected to begin next year on a craft distillery in Vernon. The Washington County Board of County Commissioners and the Washington County Planning Commission have each approved …

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Local law enforcement agencies participate in ‘Torch Run’

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics made its way through the community last week with several area agencies represented, including Holmes Correction Institution, Northwest …

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed its preliminary estimates on Friday afternoon that the deadly tornado that passed through Washington County early Thursday morning was an EF-3 with 150 …

The National Weather Service is expected to be in Washington County on Friday to conduct a damage survey which will determine the strength of the tornado that passed through early Thursday morning, …

Washington County Sheriff's Office reports a tornado touched down in the early morning hours on Thursday on Gilberts Mill Road and surrounding areas in Washington County. Witnesses on scene tell …

According to officials the Gaston Road Fire in New Hope is 60 percent contained after spreading to more than 150 acres. All the homes on Gaston Road and a few on Shell Landing Road have been …

Several homes have been evacuated in the area of Gaston Road and Shell Landing Road in Vernon due to a wildfire which began Wednesday afternoon. Emergency responders are at the scene. The  …

Plans to construct two new Pre-Kindergarten sites are in early stages for the Washington County School District. Marianna-based Donofro Architects presented school board members with preliminary …

Washington County emergency officials will soon have safe rooms to enter when major disasters come to call.  The rooms will be constructed according to Federal Emergency Management Agency …

West Florida Electric Cooperative reports 24 members are currently affected by power outages in Holmes, Washington, and Jackson counties from this morning’s severe weather system. Crews are …

Smoke from wildfires currently burning in Bay, Gulf and Calhoun counties is causing poor air quality in parts of the northern Panhandle. An air quality sensor near Bonifay reported that air …

According to Florida Forestry Division, the two acre wild fire on Rufus Road has been 100 percent contatined with no flames. As winds pick up today there is a chance there could be flames on …

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners has implemented a burn ban effectively immediately. The ban will be in effect until the Florida Forest Service determines weather conditions are …

A Chipley man is charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behaviors after an investigation by the Chipley Police Department. Charles Allan Dunn, 30, of Chipley, was served with a warrant that was …

Washington County will host Amnesty Day to collect household-quantity hazardous waste from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 12. For one day only, Washington County residents are allowed to …

Three Washington County men were arrested on drug charges after the Washington County Drug Task Force (WCDTF) served active warrants in two locations. Donald Eugene Skipper, 54, of Chipley, was …

No injuries have been reported to 30 students who were on a Washington County school bus involved in an early morning crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the bus was traveling east on …

No injuries have been reported after a Washington County school bus crashed on Friday morning, Jan.21. Florida Highway Patrol said in a release the bus was traveling east on Hartford Boulevard …

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