Orange Hill, Ebro Fire Departments receive new firefighting equipment
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Orange Hill, Ebro Fire Departments receive new firefighting equipment

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz The Orange Hill and Ebro Volunteer Fire Departments recently got new equipment in the form of five Air-Paks, 10 air supply bottles, and five masks each, courtesy of a state grant that Washington County Fire Coordinator Justin Leach said is $102,000 in total.  Orange Hill Lieutenant David Knowles said the equipment is “way overdue.”…

FDOT solicits public input on SR 79 resurfacing project
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FDOT solicits public input on SR 79 resurfacing project

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz The Florida Department of Transportation is gearing up to resurface a portion of State Road 79 in Washington and Bay counties–and welcoming public feedback on the project before it gets underway. FDOT plans to resurface travel lanes and auxiliary lanes, median crossovers, and paved shoulders on SR 79 from West Bay Bridge to south…

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Vernon pedestrian injured in vehicle fire

A 56-year-old pedestrian from Vernon was injured after attempting to extinguish a vehicle fire at the intersection of state roads 79 and 20. The unidentified man was seriously injured on Saturday, Oct. 28, after he stopped to assist a vehicle truck pulling a utility trailer engulfed in flames, a news release from the Florida Highway…