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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 …

Washington County preserves district’s B grade

Vernon Elementary goes from C to B

Two years after the Washington County Schools were forced to shut down and transform themselves due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school is once again a B school, and leaders there are …

The Panama City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager that was last seen July 3rd . Fourteen-year-old Briana Jefferson was last seen leaving the …

Investigators with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office report that preliminary findings indicate the subject of this morning’s death investigation in the area of Pate Pond Road and …

A 19-year-old Tallahassee woman, fleeing a hit-and-run accident in Alabama, was apprehended early Friday evening after being pursued by Holmes County sheriff’s deputies. According to a news …

A Chipley man was arrested, after Washington County Sheriff’s deputies found him impaired behind the wheel of a vehicle. On July 5 at approximately 9:20 p.m., Washington County …

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate immigration-related issues such as the smuggling …

Hundreds were in attendance as the City of Vernon celebrated the return of its Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 2.  The event kicked off with the downtown parade, immediately …

A traffic stop leads to the arrest of two and the seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 77 near …

 Chipley Police Department (CPD) is asking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a stabbing. CPD was dispatched to Northwest Florida Community Hospital in reference to a patient …

‘We refused to be silent’

POW/MIA advocate recalls fight to remember the forgotten soldiers

PHOTOS – 5 Pat Mearns stands in front of the POW/MIA memorial outside the Washington County Historical Society in Chipley. Mearns was one of the founding members of the League of Wives, the …

Florida Department of Transportation has issued traffic advisories for Holmes and Washington counties. Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and …

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Florida Beautification Grant Program workshop for local governments and community development organizations. The workshop will begin at …

A Chipley teen was sentenced on Monday in the shooting death of his brother in 2021. 15-year-old Mathew Pierce was sentenced to 15 years confinement to be followed by 15 years of probation by …

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) held a ceremony for the first participant to graduate from the program in Washington County.  The program was put in place to …

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