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How to help communities impacted by Hurricane Ian

Hurricane made landfall in southwest Florida as a strong category 4 hurricane on Wednesday afterneen, carving a path through the state and leaving behind devastating flooding and damages. Rescue …

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in southwest Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow. “This was a big …

Abbott: Workforce development is key to ending generational poverty

Florida legislators hope to break a proverbial curse hanging over families in some of the state’s most economically challenged communities by making sure the next generation is ready to enter the local workforce.

K-9 teams place in simulated manhunt competition

Local K-9 officers shined by placing in the Southeastern State Manhunt Field Trials competition.

UPDATE: Hurricane Ian forms south of Cuba

Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Sunday as it continues to make a projected path toward Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecast models have …

Tropical Storm Ian forms, tracks for Florida impacts as a hurricane

Tropical depression 9 strengthened into a Tropical Storm named Ian Friday night. Nothing has changed in the forecast the center is still forecast to move to the west then northwest and eventually …
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With the highest pay increase in Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) history recently approved by the Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Northwest Florida Reception Center is looking to hire correctional …
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Sports

FSU tramples over Boston College 44 - 14, extending season to 5-0.

It took a mere 13 seconds for the Semnioles of Florida State to set the explosive tone of Saturday night's game against Boston College putting the sold out crowd of 79,560 on their …

Vernon falls to Liberty County Bulldogs

The Vernon Yellow Jackets traveled to Bristol Friday night to face former head coach Gerald Tranquille and his Liberty County Bulldogs. Despite a very hard-played game, Vernon fell 21-0 to the Bulldogs and took a 0-1 record.

After rain delay FSU defeats Duquesne 47-7 in season opener

After a 90 minute lightning and rain delay, Renegade and Chief Osceola planted the famous flaming spear in the middle of the field to being the 2022 football season against Duquesne.  The …

Remembering Vernon High School Coach Pike

As school begins, Vernon High School students and staff are reeling from the tragic death of Athletics Director and Head Coach Trey Pike. Pike was killed in a boating accident in the late hours of …
Life

Buchanan celebrates 104th birthday

Oscar “Buck” Allan Buchanan of Chipley celebrated his 104th birthday Saturday, June 4, surrounded by family and friends. About 100 guests attended the event, held at his son’s home …

‘Bringing back the homestead life’

As the number of modern conveniences increase, the way of life for the average American family tends to adapt to those conveniences, often causing traditional knowledge of self-reliance – such …

DeSantis announces 57-day Gulf red snapper season

During a visit to Destin, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the 2022 Gulf red snapper recreational season, which will total 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red …

Chipley High School Theatre Department to present “The Sound of Music”

The Sound of Music will take the stage at Chipley High School at 7 p.m. nightly on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 26, 28, 29. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased …

‘The church in the valley’

Homecoming service held April 3 at Hard Labor Church in Vernon featured more than the traditional celebration of church history; it also looked toward restorations that would mean the 90-year-old …
Opinion
OPINION

Biden’s approval is a slidin'

It was a bad week for Sloppy Joe Biden and Democrats. If I were delt the poker hand of Biden, Harris, AOC, Schumer, and Pelosi, I would fold. After a brief 5-point spike in dismal approval rating …

Are Rosh Chodesh and Rosh Hashanah right for you?

Three mysteries. He was the bravest of men in my world. And utterly humble. My father was commissioned in the field during the war, and he made light of that. “They handed those things …

End fake peace mentality and treat North America as the war zone it is

When the Arctic Council was formed in 1996, its member nations regarded the Arctic as a "low tension" area -- what a NATO study called a "zone of depoliticized cooperation."      …
Entertainment

Spanish Trail Playhouse to present Camp Meeting

Spanish Trail Playhouse is announcing a brand-new show for the 15 anniversary season. Celebrate old-time Gospel heritage through music. Featuring vocalists and musicians from our surrounding …

Big trucks, big fun

West Pittman Baptist Church held its second annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday as a way to bring the community together and allow children to learn about all sorts of heavy equipment and …

53rd annual Wausau Possum Fest draws large crowds

The first Saturday in August has long been the day the Wausau Funday and Possum Festival is held, and this year is no exception. The Wausau Community Development Club hosted the event at the Possum …
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