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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate immigration-related issues such as the smuggling …

Florida Department of Transportation has issued traffic advisories for Holmes and Washington counties. Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and …

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Florida Beautification Grant Program workshop for local governments and community development organizations. The workshop will begin at …

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising of the relocation of the Park and Ride area in Bay County to Crystal Lake Drive in Washington County. The State Road 77 Park and Ride area is …

A Westville man is behind bars after Holmes County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Investigators ran a covert online operation posing as a 15-year-old child. On June 21, 60-year-old John McGlaun, …

The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a heat advisory in effect from Wednesday to Friday as well as the increased fire danger conditions. Wednesday through Friday will see record …

Parents and guardians of children who have special learning and developmental needs will have one less local education option with the closing of Chipley’s Arts Learning Center. Certified …

For the first time in Holmes County history, a county commission seat is unopposed. District 4 incumbent and BOCC Chairman Earl Stafford has held the seat since 2018 and will be retaining that …

One local family has come away from the unprecedented flooding disaster in Yellowstone with a deep appreciation for the people of Gardiner, Montana. Mandy Callahan, Bonifay resident and teacher at …

Two North Florida Congressmen will likely face off in November after Gov. Ron DeSantis shifted the region’s battle lines. Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. …

 FDOT issues Washington and Holmes County Traffic Advisory  Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and Washington counties as crews perform …

Bonifay Fire Rescue (BFR) responded to a multi-vehicle crash at 3:30 a.m. Friday morning. On Highway 79, just north of Mount Olive Church Road, a tree had fallen in the road. A semi-truck …

The Holmes County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) and the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (FCRFTF) put two behind bars on June 16. Information regarding the whereabouts of Jeremy Windsor, …

Holmes County Commissioners approved a bid for an archaeological study on the Bonifay-Chipley Road paving project when the board met in regular session June 7. The bud was awarded to All Phases …

‘Calling foul’

Parents question Dixie Youth restricting son from championship games

12-year-old Tye Williams of Bonifay has been playing baseball for half his life in the Holmes County Dixie Youth Baseball Association. Today, his parents are challenging a decision by the league that …

Carol Kent Wyatt has been named the editor-in-chief of four community newspapers owned by Neves Media Publishing. Wyatt reprised the role of editor of the Washington County News and Holmes County …

Florida's recreational red snapper season will open this Friday, June 17 and run consecutively through July 31. 

Two area non-profit organizations are teaming up to bring a new mental health resource to the Florida Panhandle. Alaqua Animal Refuge and Healing Hoof Steps established the new partnership to …

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and Washington counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Washington County: • …

Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the appointment of Chipley resident Ted Everett to Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD). Everett serves as the Chairman for Opportunity …

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