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13 hrs ago | WJHG-TV Panama City

Washington County School District Officials Propose Sales Tax

Washington County School District officials are proposing the county's first ever half cent sales tax to improve facilities and upgrade technology.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Meals on Wheels Loses Funding, Gains Waiting List

The Meals on Wheels program serves millions of meals to elderly shut-ins across America, but the program has had some financial set-backs in Washington County.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

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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.

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Related Topix: Panama City, FL, Chipley, FL, Bay County, FL

Washington County News

Sam Mitchell Public Library reopens

"We were officially closed for two months," said Washington County Public Libraries Director Renae Rountree.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Weather, Vernon, FL, Chipley, FL

Washington County News

Local K-9 teams recover escapees

The units were among those responding to assist the Holmes County Sheriff's Office after two men escaped from Holmes County Jail custody around 12:40 a.m., but the K-9 teams had both recovered by 9 a.m. Morrill was recently sentenced to 30 years in the Florida Department of Corrections, and Challender, a state fugitive from Gwinnett Co., Ga., was ... (more)

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Related Topix: Holmes County, FL, Bonifay, FL

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Washington County Drug Task Force Make Another Arrest

The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Chipley Police Department and federal agencies, reports an arrest as a result of the execution of a search warrant at 1397 Garrett Road in Washington County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Chipley, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

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

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

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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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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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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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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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

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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

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