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Cottondale man arrested by CPD
On December 10, officers with the Chipley Police Department responded to Walmart in reference to a physical altercation between a female and a male subject. When officers arrived on scene they observed a vehicle driving recklessly through the parking lot before stopping in a parking spot. The driver
Alabama Man Arrested on Weapons and Drug Charges in Washington County
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. - An Alabama man has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a suspicious person in the area of Payne Lake Road in Vernon on Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.
Disaster Recovery Centers in Franklin and Washington counties will close Wednesday, December 12
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The State/FEMA disaster recovery centers in Carrabelle (Franklin) and Chipley (Washington) will permanently close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 12.
14-year-old taken into custody after threat against south Alabama schools
HOUSTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A 14-year-old is in custody following a threat posted on social media targeting Rehobeth middle and high schools. Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza confirmed the teen was taken into custody Monday morning, and there was extra law enforcement on campus as a safety prec
Debris haulers tearing up roads in Jackson County
GRAND RIDGE, Fla - Some Jackson County residents who live near debris removal sites are dealing with greater issues than just slower traffic. The county tried to have the sites set up off of paved roads like the one off of Highway 69 and Brushey Pond Road in Grand Ridge.
Planning approves application for Greenhead VFD
CHIPLEY – A development review application for Greenhead Fire Department was approved when the Washington County Planning Commission met in regular session on December 4. The new station that is set to be built at 5150 Spring Pond is required to gain a permit from Florida Department of Health for a
Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrest in Washington County
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. - In Washington County, a traffic stop leads to a meth arrest. Authorities have arrested 49 year-old Steven Joel Lewis of Enterprise, Alabama after a deputy stopped his vehicle and noticed him becoming very nervous.
Suspicious person arrested on active warrant
An Alabama man was arrested on drug and weapon charges last Thursday, after Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a suspicious person in the area of Payne Lake Road in Vernon.
Re-Book to Re-Build Helps Schools in Nine Counties
BAY COUNTY, Fla. - Nine school districts in the panhandle received a big donation on Tuesday, while also being encouraged to read more. The Re-Book to Re-Build campaign is designed to help schools across the area get their libraries back in order so children have a great place to learn.
Cottonwood man interferes in daughter’s arrest; fights and bites officer
A Cottonwood man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of a police officer after he interfered with his daughter’s arrest Friday evening. Robert Bartley Shiver, 40, of Cottonwood was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of a police officer-strong arm.
Deputies investigate local unlicensed contractor accused in organized fraud
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies are investigating a report of a local unlicensed contractor that has reportedly been taking money from customers without showing up to do the work.
Multiple Meth Bust Made in Washington County
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. - Three people have been arrested for drugs in unrelated traffic stops. On November 29th, a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 79 and Douglas Ferry Road. Authorities said that 37-year-old Summer Tankersley was in possession o
Old-fashioned Christmas celebration in Chipley
The holiday season is upon us and the Chipley Christmas Fest is gearing up to bring together a family friendly celebration in Downtown Chipley. This year’s event is presented by Tobacco Free Florida & Community South Credit Union and will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4-8pm.
Juvenile charged for making threats towards Rehobeth schools
A juvenile is in custody and has been transported to the diversion center for making threats toward Rehobeth Rehobeth Middle School and Rehobeth High School late Sunday night. The suspect was taken into custody at 12:58 a.m. Monday, Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said.
Warrant results in two arrests by HCSO, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force
BONIFAY – Two subjects are in custody as the result of a joint effort between investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.
14-year-old in custody for making threats to Rehobeth Middle School
Many parents chose not to send their children to Rehobeth Middle School Monday due to a threat made to the school on social media. The shooting threats were made on Instagram Sunday night around 8 pm causing security at the school to be heightened on Monday.
Chipley Blacktop Courts, Family Hoop Roots Shape Forrest
Thirty miles separate the Florida Panhandle towns of Chipley and Malone; roughly twice the distance between New York City and Newark, N.J., where the 11th-ranked Florida State men’s basketball team meets UConn in Saturday’s Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center.
Sneads suffers pair of loses to Chipley
The Sneads Lady Pirates put up a tough fight during their expedition to Chipley Tuesday night, but in the end the Tigers were able to take the win 44-34. The Pirates were able to keep things close in the first quarter, but Chipley was able to take a 12-9 lead that they expanded in the second to 23-1
Elite Realty in Chipley looking for toy donations
CHIPLEY, Fla. - Elite Realty in Chipley is one of those businesses looking to give back this holiday season.
Bonifay doctor's office under state investigation
BONIFAY, Fla. - Some employees at a Holmes County doctor's office are left in the dark as state personnel raided the facility Wednesday morning. Florida's Attorney General is investigating a Holmes County doctor for Medicaid fraud.