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

Washington County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a missing man. David Michael Carter a 59-year-old black male was last seen leaving his home on Rodewood Drive …

The Chipley Police Department is asking the public to report any information they may have that could lead to identifying and locating suspects in a rash of recent burglaries. Police Chief Scott …

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the appointment of Chipley resident Ted Everett to Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD). Everett serves as the Chairman for Opportunity …

A circuit court judge has granted Washington County’s motion to dismiss two of three counts in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a local heavy equipment operator. Wesley Griffin, owner of …

While on patrol in Greenhead on Wednesday, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a man acting suspiciously in a construction work zone. The deputies made contact with the man …

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) responded shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday to the area of 2207 Sapp Road in Cottondale near the Jackson and Washington county …

A month after being found guilty of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm, Shawn Thomas Gainey on Wednesday was sentenced to serve 40 years in the Florida Department of Corrections. Gainey …

Members of the towing service industry gathered Monday to honor the life of Bonifay resident Corey Reynolds and to raise awareness about the importance of Florida’s Move Over Law. About 30 …

Gas prices soared upward in the past week, increasing by 18 cents per gallon to reach a new record average of $4.76. In reporting the new worst price ever, AAA — The Auto Club Group also …

Washington County School District has announced the continued participation under the National School Lunch and BreakfastPrograms Community Eligibility Provision for the 2022-2023school …

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Republican Senate leaders Tuesday quickly endorsed House Appropriations Chairman Jay Trumbull, R-Panama City, to succeed Sen. George Gainer, who announced he will not run …

A Chipley man is behind bars after stabbing his nephew in an altercation on June 5. Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies responded to a call regarding a physical altercation at …

Oscar “Buck” Allan Buchanan of Chipley celebrated his 104th birthday Saturday, June 4, surrounded by family and friends. About 100 guests attended the event, held at his son’s home …

Rocks for soldiers

Painted rock project spans globe to keep local father and daughter close

Military deployments can be hard on families, especially children. One local girl has found a way to feel closer to her deployed father while bringing a little happiness to other soldiers in the …

Four Panhandle residents were nabbed Friday at a local motel, after an anonymous tipster told the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that one of the women was being held against her …

A 53-year-old Vernon man has been arrested on sexual molestation charges following an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. On May 5, the WCSO school resource deputy …

An 18-year-old Bonifay man, changing a flat tire while working on a roadside service truck crew, was struck and killed Friday evening on the shoulder of Interstate 10. According to a preliminary …

Failure to register as a sex offender has landed one man in the Washington County Jail. Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) investigators received information regarding 61-year-old …

A local business has filed legal action alleging the Chipley Police Department (CPD) is holding company property “without cause.” Godfrey Environmental Contracts, LLC, an …

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