TALLAHASSEE — Comprehensive gaming legislation in the state House won’t help Ebro Greyhound Park’s quest for slots.
The bill (HB 1383), filed earlier this week, reflects House Speaker Will Weather
CHIPLEY – The Washington County Planning Commission is looking to change nonconforming land use classifications in an effort to update county land use maps.
County Senior Planner Mike DeRuntz says
UPDATE: Fugitive Randall Ralph Holley has been apprehended near the end of Vinson Road near Ebro. According to preliminary reports, both Holley and a law enforcement officer received minor inj
Chipley - Chipley Police Department reported the arrest of Ahmad Shibly Raihan, partial owner of Chipley Foodmart, on charges of selling synthetic marijuana under the lable of "Scooby Snax Potp
A number of communities within in Holmes County were recently awarded grants from the Northwest Water Management District to improve their water conditions.
Towns receiving funding include: City o
Washington and Holmes county residents could soon be among those finding the concealed carry permitting process more convenient.
A Senate committee has already passed legislation that would allow&
VERNON - It's been seven years since popular Washington County teen Britney Wright disappeared from her Vernon home, but her family hasn't given up looking for answers.
A gathering of fa
The City of Chipley hopes to use a $440,000 Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWD) grant to encourage economic development in Washington County.
The funding is part of about $10 milli
Local resident and community activist Karen Schoen is looking for about 1,000 farmers in Washington, Holmes, Jackson, and Walton counties to participate in a pilot program she hopes will change the
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there’s still time to experience Washington County’s tribute to local agriculture by visiting the Youth Fair going on now at the Washington County
The Washington County Board of Commissioners heard recommendations from county engineer Cliff Knauer about how to address the Blue Pond Community Center on State Road 77 when they met in regular ses
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LAKELAND — A lot of ‘what-ifs’ will be circulating around Chipley today.
A day after three players were suspended for a violation of
BONIFAY – Mayor Lawrence Cloud announced his intentions to run again for mayor during the upcoming elections after the Bonifay City Council approved of Resolution 14-10 during their meeting on Monda
The Tallahassee Police Department reported that they have located Michael McNamara, a 17-year-old who went missing on Monday, Jan. 13.
The Tallahassee Police Department Special Victims Unit recent
A Santa Rosa County woman was killed in a one vehicle crash that occurred in the Holmes County jurisdiction of Interstate 10 around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.
According to Florida Highway Patrol re
BONIFAY — Attorney Brandon Young once again came before the Bonifay City Council during their Monday, Feb. 10 meeting, as legal representative of a subdivision for which efforts are being made to de
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosted the fourth in a series of Economic Development Symposiums Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) in Chipley.
CHIPLEY — If Chipley’s victory over West Gadsden could be summarized in two words, they would be preparation and composure.
The Tigers shrugged off West Gadsden’s concerted efforts to create a cha
Federal and state agencies are warning residents of both the Chipley area and in the area of the Joint Base Lewis McChord military base in Washington that more victims could surface in the recent in
VERNON — A candle light vigil will be held for Britney Wright, who has been missing since July 22, 2007.
The vigil will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the park beside the Tom Thumb in
CHIPLEY — Life on the basketball court either gets tougher from here or 100 percent easier.
Chipley and West Gadsden square off Friday night in a Region 2-1A regional final boys basketball game, a
The Lady Tigers rallied to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, but Paxton regained control in the game's waning minutes to beat Chipley 39-34 in the Class 1A girls basketball state championshi
The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office has located Casey Jean Anderson, a 27-year-old Ponce de Leon who was reported missing by his mother from their home on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 16.
A Chipley man is being held without bond in Washington State’s Pierce County Jail this week after being charged with the alleged repeated rape of a ten-year old family member.
According to investi
The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the help of local residents in the search for a missing Ponce De Leon man.
Investigators report 27 year-old Casey Jean Anderson was reported missin
The Tallahassee Police Department Special Victims Unit is asking for help from residents in the Washington County area in a continued effort to locate Michael McNamara, a 17-year-old missing person.
BONIFAY — The Holmes County Fire Department responded to a fire at the Economy Lodge around 1:41 a.m. today, Feb. 14.
Command was established by Deputy Chief L. Cook, and Bonifay Fire-Rescue bega
WESTVILLE — Deputies have recovered the body of a 26-year-old woman from the Choctawhatchee River in Holmes County.
The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) on Monday removed the body of Cyn
PONCE de LEON — A traffic violation led to the pursuit and arrest of a Westville man last Sunday, Feb. 9.
A Holmes County deputy observed a Pontiac four-door sedan fail to stop at the intersection
CHIPLEY — Crews will begin bridge construction activities on Flowing Wells Road over Limestone Branch in Holmes County the week of Feb. 10.
Improvements include replacement of the existing w
BONIFAY — Bonifay Police Department reported the arrest of Christopher Cruz Walley, 25, of Cottondale on Feb. 8 on warrants from Washington County for a recent violent assault and kidnapping of a wo
BONIFAY — Bonifay Police Department is asking for public assistance in the search of Jacob “Jake” Levi Andrews, 23, of Bonifay on charges of violation of probation, aggravated battery, driving with
CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s aid in capturing Christopher Cruz Walley, 25, in connection to the violent assault and kidnapping of a woman on the afte
CHIPLEY — Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved to seek funds to construct a new 30,000 square foot courthouse facility at the current location at an estimated cost of $8,811,515
HOLMES COUNTY — Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal wreck that occurred on I-10 mile marker 109 on Sunday night involving three vehicles with two injured and one dead.
According to the report
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the State of Florida has approved our filing for an expansion to the Washington County Enterprise Zones in both Vernon and Ebro.
TAMPA — The remains of 55 people have been unearthed from a graveyard at a former reform school with a history of abuse, researchers said Tuesday.
University of South Florida researchers began exc
CHIPLEY — Chipley Police Department reported the arrest of Charles William Shumaker during a traffic stop on Jan. 28.
According to the report, an officer with the Chipley Police Department conduct
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Highway Patrol announces that a 31-mile section of Interstate 10 in the eastern half of the Panhandle has re-opened to traffic after being closed yesterday due to icy condi
CHIPLEY — The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Chipley Police Department, reported the arrest of six people on Jan. 27 following an extensive n
FDOT Update 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 30:
Chipley – TheFlorida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures and restrictions inNorthwest Florida due to Winter St
TALLAHASSEE – Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) officials urge residents and visitors in the Panhandle and Big Bend region of northern Florida to remain vigilant and use caution on are
Gulf Power Company employees are geared up and ready as a wintry mix of ice and snow is predicted to fall in Northwest Florida.
Line crews have increased their staffing into the night Tuesday, as
A message from WASHINGTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
Due to the upcoming weather, there will be no school on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
All employees (10- and 12-month) should not report to work on Wedne
A message from HOLMES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
Due to the upcoming weather, there will be no school on Wednesday, Jan. 29 or Thursday, Jan. 30. All athletic events have been canceled for these two
VERNON — Showing the love and support the Washington County community was quick to give aide to a local student, Andrea Wright, who recently lost her leg to a tragic hunting accident. Vernon High Sc
BONIFAY — After much discussion the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners decided to tighten the requirements for waste disposal franchises in Holmes County, during their Jan. 14 meeting, to i