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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 at 3941 A …

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 …

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 …

Alligators in Florida will be targeted around-the-clock when the next hunting season begins in August. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a final rule change last week …

FPTC ranked top community college in state

Three programs also earn high rankings

Florida Panhandle Technical College (FPTC) was recently named the number one community college in the state by Best Colleges.  Best Colleges, an online educational planning resource, ranked …

Day one of the attempted second-degree murder trial of Shawn Thomas Gainey began on Tuesday in a Washington County courthouse with Chief Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson presiding. Gainey was …

The driver of a DynaFire work van sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle crash on Monday afternoon at mile marker 120 on Interstate 10. Witnesses say the van was riding alongside of their …

FPTC ranked top community college in state

Three programs also earn high rankings

Florida Panhandle Technical College (FPTC) was recently named the number one community college in the state by Best Colleges.  Best Colleges, an online educational planning resource, ranked …

After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caryville Worm Fiddlin’ Festival returned Saturday, May 7.

The Washington County Historical Society on Friday held a punch reception honoring veterans. The event was held to not only honor those who have served their country, but to showcase a narrative …

A Vernon man is in custody after allegedly stealing a vehicle from Panama City Beach. Washington County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call on May 3 in reference to a suspicious person …

TALLAHASSEE – A series of sales-tax “holidays” on such things as school clothes, hurricane supplies and tools and a suspension of the state gas tax in October topped a package signed …

The National Weather Service has issued tornado watch until 6 p.m. This watch affects six Panhandle counties, including Holmes and Washington and Bay. Listed in the watch are Bay, Calhoun, Holmes, …

Holmes and Washington counties on Thursday joined other communities across the U.S. to commemorate National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme was “Exalt the Lord Who Has Established …

Washington County has settled a lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleged she was discriminated against for her gender and pregnancy. Commissioners voted to accept the $55,625 settlement …

A Walton County man will face sentencing May 23 in Washington County after pleading guilty to human trafficking charges that include the prostitution of a minor. According to court records, the …

A Bonifay man is behind bars after leading Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a pursuit on May 2. An HCSO deputy was dispatched to a pursuit in …

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