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Chipley man killed in traffic incident
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A 62-year-old Chipley man was killed after he got out of his vehicle and was run over by his truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man was headed north on Pittman Hill Road and shortly after passing through the intersection of McCormick Road he “may have attempted to place the vehicle in park and cut the ignition off,” troopers wrote.
Local Residents Invited to Attend Virtual Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program Meeting
The Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program’s Technical Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 9:00 AM (CST). The meeting will be virtual, following Florida Statutes section 286.011. Representatives from the Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, and Holmes County Commissions will attend, but no voting will occur.
County Commission discusses salary, potential raise for County Project Director
Currently, Holmes County Project Director David Corbin’s salary is $60,000. County Commissioner Brandon Newsom brought up the potential to give Corbin a raise during a Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, though no such action was ultimately taken. County officials in general have frequently and publicly referenced the county’s overall tight budget.
Council on Aging hosts Christmas event for senior citizens
Senior citizens in Holmes County got to enjoy a lunch and Christmas festivities through an event hosted by the Holmes Council on Aging. The event was called “A Vintage Christmas” and held at Gully Springs Baptist Church in Bonifay on Friday, Dec. 8. The event was open to people 60 years of age and older.
JAIL Report for December 7, 2023
Justin Oliver, 36, Tallahassee, Florida: Grand theft motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine: Marianna Police Department. Natalie Marrero, 33, Chelsey, Alabama: Sixteen counts of criminal use of personal identification, sixteen counts of false swearing: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Kayla Morgan, 28, Bradenton, Florida: Violation of probation: Jackson...
Pageant queen pleads not guilty to charges she conspired to kill her husband
ABACO, Bahamas (WTVY) - A former Houston County pageant queen, as expected, pleaded not guilty to murder-for-hire charges in the Bahamas on Friday, as did her two accused co-conspirators. Lindsay Shiver, a Houston Academy graduate, is accused of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, former Auburn football player and...
Police arrest man after law enforcement chase
A 26-year-old man from Chipley was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 6, after a law enforcement pursuit on a motorcycle that ended with a foot chase at a local business. Gabriel J Ragan-Reece was taken into custody after driving through a traffic stop while going over 70 miles per hour in a 35-mph construction zone on State Road 90. A Washington County Sheriff’s Office news release said Ragan-Reece also had a warrant out of Tennessee for a Violation of Probation for burglary and previous flee and elude charges.
Brandon Newsom, Joe Rone continue war of words over Busy Bee project
Holmes County Commissioner Brandon Newsom and Holmes County Development Commission Executive Director Joe Rone kept verbally sparring over the expected new Busy Bee location during a Holmes County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Newsom has taken issue with the changing terms of an agreement Busy Bee...
Bonifay man dies in vehicle crash
A traffic crash on Saturday, Dec. 2, resulted in the death of a 69-year-old man from Bonifay. Douglas A. Church was walking west bound across the intersection of Highway 77 and Nadia Ave. in Chipley against a green light when he was hit by a white Dodge truck, according to the Chipley Police Department (CPD).
This place in Hartford is offering a Taste of Home: Exploring Mom's Kitchen and Its Iconic Breakfast
Mom's Kitchen in Hartford is famous for its delicious, home-cooked food that everyone loves. The restaurant has a diverse menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They focus on creating a warm and welcoming experience. The Mom's Special Breakfast Platter is a standout among the delicious dishes. The signature dish is a delicious Southern feast with eggs, grits, hashbrowns, pancakes, toast, smoked sausage, and ham. It's a hearty and comforting combination.
Dog survives 2 car accidents, owner dies in crash
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WMBB) — A story of tragedy and survival out of Walton County. Brian Langley and a passenger died in a car crash off HWY 285 on Nov. 9 just South of Mossy Head. Brian’s dog, four-year-old Pitbull Taz was ejected from the car and first responders presumed him to be lost […]
Chipley entering season as Panhandle favorite
CHIPLEY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Chipley boys basketball team is entering this season with a loaded roster, prepared for another deep run. The Tigers have been ready for their shot at redemption, since the heartbreaking loss to Williston in the state final last year. “We want to come back and get a state championship,” Chipley […]
County Commission rescinds Fire Department fees for vehicle crash responses
Holmes County Emergency Medical Services Director Steve Connell initially proposed the Holmes County Fire Department be reimbursed for costs associated with responding to vehicle crashes–a proposal the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) initially approved on Nov. 28. However, that will no longer be so. The BOCC rescinded...
“I did it out of fear”: Trial for 2020 Geneva murder begins
GENEVA, Ala. (WTVY) - The trial has begun for Michael “Shane” Paul, who has been charged with the murder of Brett Grantham. Paul was arrested in April 2021, eight months after Grantham had gone missing. Investigations led police to find Grantham’s body just a few feet off of...
Nonprofit helping kids with an incarcerated parent this Christmas
HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) - A nonprofit organization in Holmes County, Eye of Hope Recovery Advocates, is putting a spin on the typical Angel Tree. While the Angel Tree program helps families facing financial burden celebrate the holidays, Eye of Hope is helping kids who have a parent incarcerated this Christmas.
Washington County Sherff's Office recognized for helping reduce number of Baker Acts
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is used to responding to distress calls. Some of those distress calls involve mental health crises. “When we get a call from a family that has a member in crisis, they’re having hallucinations, seeing things that aren’t there, threatening to...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in marianna, FL
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to marianna..
Fire department receives donation from haunted house
COLUMBIA, Ala. (WDHN) — One fire department in the Wiregrass received a huge donation for their volunteer efforts at a popular haunted house. Columbia Fire Department and Rescue Squad received nearly $12,000 from Columbia Manor the money went towards a new vehicle for the department that will be used to serve residents of Columbia and Houston County.
Sol Fest Music & Arts Festival Returns For Third Fiery Iteration With 2024 Lineup
Excitement fills the air as Sol Fest Music & Arts Festival reveals its Phase 1 lineup for the third edition. Firstly, the event is happening from Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5, 2024, at the picturesque Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon, FL. Secondly, headliners like REZZ, CloZee, LSDREAM, & Bob Moses (club set) are set to grace the stage. Having said that, the 2024 edition promises an eclectic blend of electronic beats, expanding beyond bass-heavy genres to include diverse acts. The festival is gearing up for a thrilling new chapter, having relocated from Alabama’s Bama Slam Waterpark & Campground.
Adopt A Grandparent for the holidays
BONIFAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Five years ago, two sisters in Holmes County started an Adopt a Grandparent program at a local ALF home. The program gifts residents in the home with Christmas presents. This year the co-creator of the program Jessica Green hopes to expand her donations. If you want to...