BONIFAY - The second inmate who escaped from the Holmes County Jail early this morning was captured shortly after 9 a.m. today.
David Challender, 28, of Vernon, was awaiting trial for murder and w
BONIFAY - One man has been captured and one is still at large after escaping from custody at the Holmes County Jail early this morning.
At approximately 12:40 a.m., this morning, Jeffery
BONIFAY - Local law enforcement and Holmes Correctional facility's K-9 unit are in pursuit of an inmate who escaped from the Holmes County Jail. Few details are known at the moment, but two inmates
CHIPLEY - After a day-long process of reviewing eight applicants for the position of courthouse architect on July 18, the Washington County Courthouse Committee agreed on Justice Reference Architect
BONIFAY - Holmes County Board of County Commissioners called a workshop to speak with road workers and foremen to discuss concerns about road work and maintenance.
"Mostly you could say it's
BONIFAY - Some residents were back in front of the Holmes County School Board when they met in regular session last week seeking answers they say they still have not received.
Resident Veronica Wi
HOLMES COUNTY - Florida school grades and preliminary grades are in, recently released by the Florida Department of Education, with Holmes County averaging a “C” from the state.
The majority of gr
CHIPLEY — Washington County schools retained their “C” grade from the Department of Education for the third consecutive year, but district wide numbers took a noticeable jump.
"I'm very proud
CHIPLEY - The Washington County Council on Aging has a waiting list for senior citizens in need of their Meals On Wheels service, a list Director Mary Smith hopes she will be able to shorten, despit
WAUSAU - Wausau postal customers recently received a survey form from the U.S. Postal Service recently asking for their input into a process that is currently reviewing the Wausau post office.
CHIPLEY - An early morning accident claimed two lives in Washington County Tuesday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports Daniel Alford, 30, of Panama City Beach was traveling southbound on S
CHIPLEY - Washington County Property Appraiser Gil Carter recently certified the preliminary property tax roll, and the county's overall taxable value is preliminarily listed at $813,482,973 - down
CHIPLEY - Washington County's courthouse committee is expected to recommend Justice Reference Architecture (JRA) of Panama City as their number one choice to lead architectural plans for the buildin
VERNON – The Florida Department of Transportation invites you to attend a public information meeting concerning Phase D of the State Road 79 Design-Build project from Reedy Branch to Court Street in
HOLMES COUNTY - Supervisor of Elections Debbie Wilcox Morris has announced early voting dates and locations for this year's primary elections.
“Being an involved voter has become more and more imp
A Bonifay man has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell after an investigation revealed he was receiving marijuana through the mail with intentions of distributing it.
The Holmes County Sheriff's Office has taken two suspects into custody in connection with a burglary that occurred last month.
Joseph Lee, 38, of Bonifay and Geoffery Challender, 31, of Bonifay, w
BONIFAY - Owner of Stateline Liquors, located at 1065 State Road 179A in Westville, Mike Joshi came before the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners during their June 8 meeting to request expa
CHIPLEY - The Washington County School Board will meet at 3:30 p.m., Monday, July 28, to discuss the proposed half-cent sales tax and to give the public a chance to give their input. The meeting was
CHIPLEY - The Washington County School District has formally decided to amend its school lunch policy and opt out of the Community Eligibility Option (CEO), a U.S. Department of program that allowed
BONIFAY - City Auditor Hilton Galloway returns to Bonifay for the city's annual audit with news that brought nods of approval during their regular scheduled meeting on July 14.
"After all the
Bethlehem native Alan Justice has formerly announced his candidacy for Holmes County's District 3 School Board seat.
A 1990 Salutatorian graduate of Bethlehem High School, Justice attended Chipola
Read the June-July edition of the Washington County Business Advocate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II introduced bipartisan legislation today to prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from expanding their re
CHIPLEY – Chipley Police Department reports the arrest of Lexus Raynez Roulhac, 20, of Chipley on July 8 on charges of selling cocaine.
According to the report the Chipley Police Department receiv
CHIPLEY – Chipley Police Department reports that due to the efforts of the community the subject responsible for grand theft at Chipley Wal-Mart on June 28 was identified as Derrick McCallister, 23,
CHIPLEY - Residents of Chestnut Hill St. came out in droves Tuesday night to protest the proposed entryway for a new 24-hour drive-thru convenience store.
Council members unanimously approved the
CHIPLEY - Members of the Chipley City Council quickly wrapped up their regular meeting Tuesday night after hearing from residents of Chestnut Street who protest the location of the proposed driveway
CARYVILLE - With the summer days heating up, Caryville Flea Market Supervisor Paron Beeco explained to the Caryville Town Council that extreme heat has been a deterrent for both vendors and visitors
CHIPLEY - An elderly woman was taken to the hospital as precautionary measure after she accidentally ran her car into the side of the McDonald's restaurant in Chipley early this afternoon, July 10.
BONIFAY - About 250 people came out for this year's Southern Gospel Sing, a stark contrast to the thousands that once attended the more than 60-year Holmes County tradition.
The event, held annual
CHIPLEY - A Wausau woman is recovering from injuries sustained during a one-car accident last week.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports Mikaela Stewart-Bush, 22, was traveling on Davidson Rd. aroun
BONIFAY — Holmes County school board members Tuesday stalled on filling a position that would give half its student body a chance at a popular state scholarship.
In the district, 248 students are
WESTVILLE - West Pittman Baptist Church hosted the first in a series of local political forums Saturday, July 5.
About 20 local residents came out for the opportunity to ask questions of candidate
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Ebro native and 1996 Vernon High School graduate Karen Hornsby is more than 2,000 miles away from Washington County this week but says she's never felt closer to her hometown.
University of South Florida (USF) a permit to exhume bodies at Marianna's Dozier School for Boys, the university is asking for the public's help in identifying the remains. The body of at least one
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Supervisor of Elections Carol Finch Rudd has announced early voting dates and locations for this year's primary elections.
"Early Voting provides a more convenient alterna
WAUSAU- Wausau postal customers received a survey form from the U.S. Postal Service recently asking for their input into a process which is currently reviewing the Wausau post office.
Known as the
Dothan, Ala. - The Chipley Police Department was part of a multi-agency investigation into the illegal sale of guns, resulting in ten arrests, including that of an Alabama school teacher.
CHIPLEY - The Washington County School Board is expected to ask the Board of County Commissioners to place a referendum on the November ballot asking voters to approve a half ce
CHIPLEY - The Chipley Police Department is asking the public to help identify the suspect in a theft from the Chipley Wal-Mart.
The incident happened Saturday, June 28.
According to police repor
BONIFAY – Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved the ordinance extending the county gas tax for another seven years after a public hearing held during the meeting of June 24.
BONIFAY – The Holmes County UF/IFAS Extension agency is celebrating their 100th year of service.
Extension Director Shep Eubanks is spreading the word about the notable milestone.
BONIFAY – Even though 12-year-old Alexzandrea “Allie” Smith is only in the seventh grade at Bonifay Middle School, she stood up to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer with her pub
WaltonCounty realtor Jan Hooks is hoping to win the District 5 seat in the House of Representatives, which will be vacated this year by Representative Marti Coley due to term limits.
Hooks has liv
CHIPLEY - The Washington County Tourist Development Council's (TDC) two-year quest to find a suitable logo to present local tourism won't be coming to an end anytime soon.
After being dissatisfied
CHIPLEY - The Chipley Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is reopening two grants for property improvement.
The CRA Special Improvement Grant reopened yesterday after residents reported having trouble findi
SAND HILLS - The Florida Highway Patrol reports no injuries resulted from a two-car accident that took place Saturday at the intersection of State Road 20 and State Road 79.
According to FHP repor
JACKSON COUNTY - A two-car collision claimed the life of a Chipley woman Tuesday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Madeline Martin, 77, of Chipley was traveling northbound on State
CHIPLEY - Just days after expressing his appreciation to county commissioners for running pumps to help alleviate flooding for property owners on Rolling Pines and Childress roads in Washington Coun