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Washington County has many historical sites throughout the county and thanks to grants from the Department of Historical Resources (DHR) and Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Tourist …

A strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic is forecast to strengthen as it moves into the Caribbean. Forecast models place it in the Gulf of Mexico by the early next week. A tropical wave …

The Vernon City Council moved to fire City Clerk Karen White when they met in regular session Monday night. The move came after allegations of assault and intimidation and inappropriate behavior …

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he expects more flights to transport undocumented immigrants to out-of-state “sanctuary” communities, as questions continued to swirl …

A Vernon man is behind bars after a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on Monday morning. A Ford truck driven by 25-year-old Traice Alexander Adams, of Vernon, was …

The hit television show “American Pickers” is returning to Florida in December and is looking for places to pick through rare and collectible items.

Jeremy Cole Long was sentenced to 15 years in the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) by Circuit Judge Colby Peel in connection to the 2020 shooting homicide of 28-year-old Charlie Robert Griffin.

The suspect in an attempted murder case was apprehended on September 14, by Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) after a four day search. 26-year-old Parisha Antwanette Massaline is …

Wausau Fire and Rescue has long been locally referred to as “Home of the Renegades.” The department celebrated a new home for its members on Saturday when it hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies to mark the official opening of its new state-of-the-art fire station.

A south Florida couple are behind bars in Washington County after a routine patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle in Vernon. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a suspicious …

Big trucks, big fun

Touch-a-Truck draws over 300 kids

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 …

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the whereabouts of 26-year-old Parisha Antwanette Massaline. Massaline has active warrants out of Washington County for attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, battery, two counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Chipley water facts to sip on

How much water do Chipley residents use in a day?

Chipley residents probably don’t think of how much water is being used throughout the city when they turn on a faucet or start the laundry. The city knows hundreds of thousands of gallons are used daily.

The Washington County Public Library (WCPL) recently received a $20,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) to purchase educational tablets and materials.

After six years of supplying pre-packaged breakfasts and lunches during the summer months, the Washington County Public Library (WCPL) is now offering a vital food program year-round. The Feeding …

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death in the Florida Forestry Service camping area in Ebro. WCSO received a call around 12:30 p.m. on August 30, regarding a body …

A former correctional officer accepted a plea deal and was sentenced Wednesday for one count of second-degree murder with a firearm.

There was no shortage of glitz and glamor in the Venetian Room as ladies gathered to celebrate the enduring strength and allure of accomplished women at the Beautiful You Campaign Gala Saturday.

United Property & Casualty Insurance Co. will exit Florida’s troubled homeowners’ insurance market, forcing customers to find new coverage as their policies come up for renewal, the insurer’s parent company announced Thursday.

State and local Primary Elections are over and the results are in with changes being made in several races. State Senator District 2 candidate Jay Trumbull took the win over challenger Regina …

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