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Several county projects were top discussion items when the Washington County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Thursday, May 19. County FEMA Coordinator Kevan Parker advised …

Florida Power and Light (FPL) held official ribbon untying ceremonies at the Washington County Courthouse Thursday for the solar tree “planted” on the grounds by FPL. The green ribbon was …

A driver and his dog escaped without injury after the semi truck they were riding in caught fire in Washington County Tuesday afternoon. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, …

Vernon Middle School was on lockdown Tuesday following the report of an alleged gun threat received through the FortifyFL app. Just after 11 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office …

A juvenile charged with attempted murder has accepted a plea to a lesser charge. 17-year-old Wesley Charles Ehrie of Chipley was charged with attempted second-degree murder after what law …

Spring Flingin’

Pemberley Farm holds first annual open house

Pemberley Farm held their first annual spring fling on May 14 in Chipley. The event featured hayrides, fishing, games, a living history exhibit, and demonstrations of working a sawmill and food …

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 in the 3900 …

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 …

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