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The Washington County Board of County Commissioners moved ahead with advertising for the amended boat ramp ordinance when they met in regular session Aug. 18.

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 …

A late night boating accident  leaves Vernon High School  mourning the loss of their Athletics Director Trey Pike.  According to Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Pike was in a …

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 …

The first of three defendants in the 2020 murder of Charlie Robert Griffin was sentenced Aug. 1 after taking a plea deal in the case. 27-year-old Jestiny Lee Fears will serve 15 years in the …

A fugitive wanted in connection with violating her probation on charges off homicide-manslaughter and introduction of contraband into a detention facility was captured in Washington County this …

An amended ordinance concerning boat ramps will be the topic of discussion at an Aug. 17 Washington County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) workshop. Commissioners say they want to hear from …

Longtime Washington County Commissioner Allen Steve Joyner passed away Sunday at his home at the age of 66. Joyner served Washington County as both County Administrator from 2011 to 2013 and …

Data privacy legislation still under consideration by the Legislature could deliver a $21 billion hit to Florida’s economy. That’s according to watchdog group Florida TaxWatch, which on …

Three men landed in jail on drug charges after a traffic stop on the afternoon of July 29. Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) conducted a traffic stop at Highway 77 and Mud Hill Road …

An Alabama man is behind bars on methamphetamine charges after a traffic stop by a Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy. The deputy initiated the stop on Pate Pond Road near …

The suspect in the drive by shooting that occurred on July 28, is still at large according to the Chipley Police Department (CPD). 24-year-old Antonio Dewayne Brigham, of Chipley, has absconded …

The Chipley Police Department is currently investigating a drive by shooting in the area around the Piggly Wiggly. No further information is available at this time. The News will update this story as …

Washington County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers and SWAT team underwent Single Office Response to Active Shooter training on Wednesday. Real-life scenarios with role players and …

TALLAHASSEE — As summer break winds down and students gear up for the academic year, a back-to-school tax “holiday” on items such as clothes and school supplies began …

First Lady Casey DeSantis recently announced nearly 59,000 Florida families would receive a one-time payment of $450 to help offset the effects of inflation and help prepare children to return back …

A fire has been reported off of Sinclair Street in Chipley. At this time, it is unknown what started the blaze behind the Farm Bureau Insurance building. This report will be updated as more …

The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida (ELCNWF) last week announced the launch of Kickstart Success, a new campaign aimed at addressing the critical shortage of childcare teachers in the …

Two Chipley youth have been charged in connection with the Monday morning break-in of the Chipley Food Mart at 1039 Main Street in Chipley Florida. According to a release from the Chipley Police …

Bay County – At approximately 6:05 a.m. on July 14, the Florida Highway Patrol and Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to what initially was reported as a hit and run with …

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