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Jackson County hires new Fire Rescue chief
MARIANNA — Jackson County Commissioners hired a new Jackson County Fire Rescue chief on Tuesday, but he’s no stranger. Charles Brunner graduated from Marianna High School and had worked for JCFR for some years before moving on to a Bay County Fire Rescue team, and has also studied at and worked for
Jackson County working hard to remove debris quickly
MARIANNA, Fla - In Jackson County, large piles of debris are still seen on the sides of roads. Officials said they're pleased with the process so far in the panhandle but there's still a lot of work to do.
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.
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.
Local Christmas ornament available now
A bright, shiny 1957 Chevy and the headquarters of an iconic local auto dealership of days gone by highlight this year’s Century 21 Sunny South Properties Christmas ornament.
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
Endeavor prospect shows strong interest
MARIANNA – A company with 50 to 100 jobs attached has committed to setting up shop here if Jackson County can build it a $4 million structure entailing about 40,000 square feet, and provide water, sewer service and adequate access roads to and from the site.
Bond hearings set for Dothan men charged with assaulting a police officer
Bond hearings are set for two men accused of assaulting a police officer. Juan Carlos Guerrero Delgado and Jose Roberto Delgado, both of Dothan, have a bond hearing scheduled for Dec. 13. The men are held in the Houston County Jail without bond.
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.
Walton, Holmes, Washington, and Jackson County Legislative Delegation Meeting
Walton, Holmes, Washington, and Jackson County Legislative Delegation Meeting. The Walton, Holmes, Washington, and Jackson County Legislative Delegation will hold their annual Pre-Session meetings on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the following locations:
Sunland residents are in the Christmas spirit
MARIANNA, Fla. - Residents at Sunland in Marianna got in the holiday spirit watching their annual Christmas Parade Thursday afternoon. This year, thanks to hurricane Michael, Sunland didn't get to hold their annual fall festival.
Florida carnival workers among 3 charged with killing couple, burying them in shallow graves
Three carnival workers — two from Florida — have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple at a Kansas fair whose bodies were found days later in shallow graves in Arkansas.
Don’t let Michael steal your joy this year; Cypress UMC community Christmas bash is Dec. 16
The congregation of Cypress United Methodist Church has organized a community Christmas celebration and is inviting everyone to attend. In a press release about the event, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m., organizers had this to say:
Christmas comes early to Jackson County in Dozier property
Clint Pate, Jim Peacock, Governor Rick Scott, Eric Hill and Jimmy Patronis. What has been in the works for months and months came to fruition Tuesday morning in less than five minutes as the Florida Cabinet unanimously approved transferring 1278 acres of what has commonly been referred to as the ‘Do
Man arrested for stealing trailer from Marianna home
MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) - A man is in custody for stealing a $6,400 trailer from a Marianna home. The Marianna Police Department reports John Christopher Johnston, 38, from Jay, Fla. has been charged for a trailer theft on Nov. 27.
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.
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.
Arraignment scheduled for Dothan man charged with child abuse
A Dothan man charged with child abuse of a child less than 12 years old will go before Houston County Judge Kevin Moulton Tuesday for his arraignment hearing. Joseph Earl Poke, 53, of Dothan is charged with sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old. Bond is set at $30,000.
County battle goes to Marianna
What better way to start the 2018-19 basketball regular season than with an in-county rival? Cottondale is obviously the smaller school size wise between Marianna and Cottondale but never shies away from competition. They opened their season with a road trip to Marianna and gave Marianna all they wa
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.