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Yesterday | Washington County News

Second Inmate in Custody

The second inmate who escaped from the Holmes County Jail early this morning was captured shortly after 9 a.m. today.

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Related Topix: Holmes County, FL, Bonifay, FL

Yesterday | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 23

A South Florida judge has agreed to delay the resentencing of Jose Padilla, who was convicted in 2007 of terrorism support and conspiracy charges.

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Related Topix: Palm Beach County, FL, Violent Crime

Yesterday | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

2 killed in head-on car crash

The Florida Highway Patrol reports that that 30-year-old Daniel Alford and 46-year-old Glen Devuyst died in the crash early Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Alford, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Washington County News

Washington County looking to "shorten" Meals On Wheels waiting list

The Washington County Council on Aging has a waiting list for senior citizens in need of their Meals On Wheels service, a list Director Mary Smith hopes she will be able to shorten, despite experiencing a nearly $10,000 cut in funding from the federal government this year.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Chipley, FL

Washington County News

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. After ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Washington County Decides on Architect for Courthouse

Washington County courthouse employees have been working out of the county's annex building since December, when health officials condemned the old courthouse because of mold, mildew and structural issues.

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Washington County News

Assessed property values drop 3%

Washington County Property Appraiser Gil Carter recently certified the preliminary property tax roll, and the county's overall taxable value is preliminarily listed at $813,482,973 - down 3.23 percent from last year.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL, Vernon, FL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Washington County News

School board sets workshop to discuss half-cent tax

The Washington County School Board will meet at 3:30 p.m., Monday, July 28, to discuss the proposed half-cent sales tax and to give the public a chance to give their input.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Calhoun County Schools Earn "A"s for School Year

The Florida Department of Education has released its grade assessment for elementary and middle schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Washington County News

Washington County road closure announcement

The Washington County Public Works Department has advised Falling Waters Road from State Park Road to Clayton Road will be closed today for maintenance.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Washington County News

One suspect identified and another in need of identification

Chipley Police Department reports that due to the efforts of the community the subject responsible for grand theft at Chipley Wal-Mart on June 28 was identified as Derrick McCallister, 23, of Graceville, who is still at large.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL, Graceville, FL

Washington County News

Chipley Recreation Director Guy Lane was named 'Employee of the Quarter'

Members of the Chipley City Council quickly wrapped up their regular meeting Tuesday night after hearing from residents of Chestnut Street who protest the location of the proposed driveway for a new convenience story .

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Washington County News

Ebro native Karen Hornsby makes Top 20 on 'Rising Star'

Ebro native and 1996 Vernon High School graduate Karen Hornsby is more than 2,000 miles away from Washington County this week but says she's never felt closer to her hometown.

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Related Topix: Ebro, FL, Best of 2007, Watches

Washington County News

USF asks for help identifying Dozier school remains

University of South Florida a permit to exhume bodies at Marianna's Dozier School for Boys, the university is asking for the public's help in identifying the remains.

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Related Topix: University of South Florida, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

RickeyStokesNews.com

Cottondale Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Monday, July 7, 2014 at approximately 12:05 p m, deputies arrived at an address on Lovewood Road in Jackson County in reference to information that a person wanted on a Washington County warrant was residing there.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cottondale, FL

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WTVY Dothan

Washington County Plans A Patriotic July 4 Parade

Washington county residents enjoyed a short and sweet parade that went right through the middle of historic Wausau.

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Related Topix: Wausau, FL

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Residents Fear Losing Water Pump

Washington county residents are still dealing with flood issues that started in the spring.

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Related Topix: Weather

Washington County News

School board to seek half cent tax

The Washington County School Board is expected to ask the Board of County Commissioners to place a referendum on the November ballot asking voters to approve a half cent sales tax.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Washington County News

TDC logo back in limbo

The Washington County Tourist Development Council's two-year quest to find a suitable logo to present local tourism won't be coming to an end anytime soon.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

Washington County News

Chipley PD seeks 1 in theft

The Chipley Police Department is asking the public to help identify the suspect in a theft from the Chipley Wal-Mart.

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Related Topix: Chipley, FL

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