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School district releases student enrollment numbers

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Student enrollment numbers for the Washington County School District were published as part of a report for a Nov. 13 school board meeting. Overall enrollment numbers as of Nov. 8, 2023, are lower than the level recorded in 2015. However, enrollment has fluctuated over the years. Depending on the particular year you look at,…

Family honors memory of Tyler Swearingen
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Family honors memory of Tyler Swearingen

The family of Tyler Swearingen prepared to release balloons in his memory at Chipley High School on Sept. 28. From left: Bianca Tharpe, Dathan Tharpe, Ethan Tharpe, Shawn Tharpe, Courtney Tharpe, Jacob Swearingen, Nickolas Swearingen and Lily Hall. Tyler, a junior at CHS, was killed in a car accident on Sept. 23. Keep an eye…

Carter pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
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Carter pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Former Washington County School District paraprofessional Crystal Nicole Carter pled not guilty to two counts of sexual assault by person over 24 sexual battery on a victim aged 16 or 17. During court proceedings on June 5, Carter was appointed to be represented by Public Defender Casey Bigelow by Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Chief Justice Christopher…

Chipley woman arrested on sexual assault charges
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Chipley woman arrested on sexual assault charges

A Chipley woman is behind bars on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor following an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The parent of a former Washington County School District student filed a complaint with WCSO on May 4 regarding alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by 44-year-old Crystal Nicole Carter. As part of…