• Chipley man arrested on drug charges and firearm by convicted felon

    Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Travis Dion Yarbrough, 46, of Chipley on July 25, on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. READ MORE

  • Local K-9 teams recover escapees

    K-9 units from Washington County's Northwest Florida Reception Center (NWFRC), Holmes Correctional Institute, and Jackson Correctional Institute apprehended two escaped inmates Wednesday. READ MORE

  • Sam Mitchell Public Library reopens

    The Sam Mitchell Public Library in Vernon held a reopening celebration Wednesday after a two month closure for repairs. READ MORE

  • Schoen announces candidacy for House Dist. 5

    Sunny Hills resident Karen Schoen has officially announced her candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives District 5 seat, which will soon be vacated by state Rep. Marti Coley due to reaching her term limit. READ MORE

  • County submits 'rollback' millage

    The Washington County Board of County Commissioners tentatively approved a proposed property tax "rollback" rate of 9.252 when they met in regular session Thursday. READ MORE


    BONIFAY - The second inmate who escaped from the Holmes County Jail early this morning was captured shortly after 9 a.m. today. David Challender, 28, of Vernon, was awaiting trial for murder an... READ MORE

  • UPDATE: Challender at large and dangerous

      BONIFAY - One man has been captured and one is still at large after escaping from custody at the Holmes County Jail early this morning. At approximately 12:40 a.m., this morning, Jef... READ MORE

  • 1 still at large in inmate escape

    BONIFAY - Local law enforcement and Holmes Correctional facility's K-9 unit are in pursuit of an inmate who escaped from the Holmes County Jail. Few details are known at the moment, but two ... READ MORE

  • Courthouse Committee's top choice for architect is JRA

    After a day-long process of reviewing eight applicants for the position of courthouse architect on July 18, the Washington County Courthouse Committee agreed on Justice Reference Architecture, Inc. as their top choice to present to the Washington County Board of County Commissioners when they meet in regular session this Thursday, July 24. READ MORE

  • 'We can do a better job'

    Holmes County Board of County Commissioners called a workshop to speak with road workers and foremen to discuss concerns about road work and maintenance. READ MORE

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