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Local Baptist church leaders are responding to a recently published report by Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leaders that listed alleged sexual abuses by ministers within SBC-affiliated …

Bonifay Fire-Rescue is on scene at a structure fire on West Highway 90, just outside of Bonifay. Multiple agencies have been notified for assistance.  Please use caution in the area, as …

Emergency responders are on  the scene now fighting a fire at the new Mobile Homes USA dealership south of the interstate in Chipley. The cause of the fire is not yet known. We will update …

At 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Bonifay Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire on Bethlehem Church Road. Engine #1 and Tanker #1 responded in three minutes and were on scene nine minutes …

Deputies with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search and subsequent capture of a Covington County, Alabama inmate who escaped Sunday from a work release detail near Highway …

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) encouraged Floridians to purchase disaster preparedness items during Florida’s Disaster Preparedness …

'Melons and Music are comin’ in hot”

Panhandle Watermelon Festival celebrates 66th year

The 66th Annual Panhandle Watermelon will be held Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Jim Trawick Park and the Washington County Agriculture Center. This year’s Friday night concert event …

Members of Vernon High School’s JROTC program continued a Memorial Day tradition with the placing of 79 American flags on the graves of local veterans. Instructor Major William Chomos led …

Two Washington County men have been arrested during Operation Rogue Wave, a joint multi-agency Human Trafficking and Internet Crimes Against Children operation launched in Panama City Beach last …

A Walton County man was sentenced May 23 in Washington County after pleading guilty to human trafficking charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor with production of obscene …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a tornado warning for west central Bay County, southeastern Walton County, and southwestern Washington County until 10 a.m. CDT.  At 9:33 …

Hurricane season is fast approaching, and residents in the south end of Washington County are anxious about what that could mean for the already perpetually flooded area. The residents in around …

'Glory to Graves'

Veterans’ headstone restoration project kicks off ahead of Memorial Day holiday

Staff and consumers of the Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc. are working to honor veterans by restoring grave markers at their final resting place. For Arc Community Project Coordinator …

An twin engine airplane accident was reported at 5810 Douglas Ferry Road on Sunday evening shortly before 8 p.m. CDT. This is a developing situation, and emergency personnel are en route. This …

Heading into a special session next week to address the state’s troubled property-insurance market, legislative leaders said late Friday they will focus on issues such as roof-damage claims, …

VERNON ­– Investigators have arrested a Georgia man following a shooting incident that took place around 11:39 Saturday morning at the Vernon Express convenience store in …

A physical disturbance earlier this afternoon lands one in jail on several felony charges.  Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence off Northshore Dr. in …

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and Washington counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.  Washington …

Several local farms are collaborating to present the first annual Flower Farm Tour in an effort to encourage people to shop locally for their floral needs. Hosted by Black Barn Blossoms in Vernon, …

Pending school board approval, Coach Trey Pike is being recommended as Vernon High School's new athletic director and head football coach. Coach Pike has been an assistant at VHS for the past two …

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