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The Florida Supervisors of Elections Association will offer four $1,200 scholarships for 2023 college students as announced in a release from  Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol F. …
In his first legislative session since his election in November, State Rep. Shane Abbott has announced his list of legislative priorities for the session that begins in March.
Two people died in a structure fire off Beaver Dam Road overnight in Esto.
Sports

Lady Wildcats take home win at Thanksgiving tourney

The Bethlehem Lady Wildcats started the 2022-2023 basketball season strong with a first place win at the Thanksgiving Slam Basketball Tournament in Destin over the holiday week.

‘They played hard with every snap of the ball’

A couple years of COVID-19 and injuries setting back the Bonifay K-8 football team is a distant memory after wrapping up the 2022 season as conference champs Oct. 13.

FSU tramples over Boston College 44 - 14, extending season to 5-0.

It took a mere 13 seconds for the Semnioles of Florida State to set the explosive tone of Saturday night's game against Boston College putting the sold out crowd of 79,560 on their …

After rain delay FSU defeats Duquesne 47-7 in season opener

After a 90 minute lightning and rain delay, Renegade and Chief Osceola planted the famous flaming spear in the middle of the field to being the 2022 football season against Duquesne.  The …
Lifestyle
Opinion
Love and mental illness
Everyone dreams of finding their soulmate, but what happens when you find them and they have a mental illness? Do you love them through it or do you cut and run?  Loving someone with mental …
New Year’s realizations
Many use the phrase, “New year, new me,” but is it really a new you? Or rather an improved you?
Do you remember, Daddy?
My dad lays in the hospital bed with his head hung down. His neck hurts, but he can’t seem to hold it up anymore. His 90th birthday was in December, and his Alzheimer’s is getting worse. The big strapping, strong man that I did flips off of as a kid is fighting to remember his life. We are fighting to hold on to him too.
Policies of the newly “woken” left drag down Democrats’ midterm hopes
Under the administration of Joe Biden — and whoever is calling the shots in the White House — our country has gone downhill. We are on the brink of war in Ukraine, China/Taiwan, and maybe …
Biden’s approval is a slidin'
It was a bad week for Sloppy Joe Biden and Democrats. If I were delt the poker hand of Biden, Harris, AOC, Schumer, and Pelosi, I would fold. After a brief 5-point spike in dismal approval rating …
Entertainment
Spanish Trail Playhouse to present Camp Meeting
Spanish Trail Playhouse is announcing a brand-new show for the 15 anniversary season. Celebrate old-time Gospel heritage through music. Featuring vocalists and musicians from our surrounding …
Big trucks, big fun
West Pittman Baptist Church held its second annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday as a way to bring the community together and allow children to learn about all sorts of heavy equipment and …
Remembering The Fish House and Mr. Tall WhiteHair
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” - Mark Twain When I was 18 years old, a proud new graduate of Port St. Joe High School, I got a job at the …
Inaugural ‘Flower Farm Tour’ blooms on May 28
Several local farms are collaborating to present the first annual Flower Farm Tour in an effort to encourage people to shop locally for their floral needs. Hosted by Black Barn Blossoms in Vernon, …
Vortex Spring Rodeo kicks off Friday
The Third Annual Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo will be held May 20 – 21 at The Original Vortex Spring, in Ponce de Leon. Gates open each day at 3 p.m. with events beginning at 7 p.m. …