This place in Hartford is offering a Taste of Home: Exploring Mom's Kitchen and Its Iconic BreakfastDarrell PryorNewsBreak Contributor
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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 […]
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...
Local Freeport Resident Sentenced to 20 Years for Fentanyl Trafficking
A Freeport resident, Jonathon Hataway Jr., 28, has been given a 20-year prison sentence for fentanyl trafficking. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office VICE/Narcotics Unit had been investigating him. In September 2022, during a traffic stop, Hataway Jr. was found in possession of 57 grams of fentanyl and 27 grams of marijuana.
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.
Walton County boat ramp closure ahead of derelict vessel removal
FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — Changes to boater traffic in Walton County. A boat ramp in Freeport will be closed from December 11-December 15 to remove a derelict vessel from Four Mile Creek. Removing derelict vessels has been a full-speed-ahead mission since Hurricane Sally in 2020. “That caused quite a few derelict vessels for […]
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.
Holiday Schedule Changes for Walton County Waste Collection Services
Changes in solid waste collection services in Walton County have been announced due to the upcoming holidays and office closures. The Walton County Central Landfill and WM will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. This will cause a one-day delay in all waste collection services for that week.
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 […]
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.
This week’s Golden Apple award winner is Lauren Dailey
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - This week’s Golden Apple Winner comes from Washington County. “It was a very, very wonderful surprise. I am very thrilled and excited to be nominated,” said Mrs. Lauren Dailey, a kindergarten teacher at Kate M. Smith Elementary in Chipley. She’s as new to...
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.
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...
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.
Vernon schools hold Christmas concert
The Christmas spirit continues to be felt in Washington County, as the Vernon Middle and High School bands recently held a Christmas concert. The Pride of Vernon Christmas Concert was held Monday, Dec. 4, at the Vernon High School auditorium. Students were decked out in holiday wear for the occasion.
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.
Local Notice: Four Mile Creek Landing Boat Ramp Closure for Vessel Removal, December 11-15
PRESS RELEASE Four Mile Creek Landing Boat Ramp Closure Notification December 7, 2023 - Please be advised that the boat ramp at the Four Mile Creek Landing will be closed Monday December 11th through Friday December 15, 2023. This boat ramp is located at the corner of East Bayloop Road and North Street in Freeport. This closure is necessary to facilitate removal and disposal of a derelict vessel from Four Mile Creek. For more information, contact Public Works at (850) 892-8108.Visit here for more details.
Chipley Government Annex Hosts Festive Door Decorating Contest for Staff
Staff at the Government Annex Building in Chipley had the option to participate in a Christmas Door Decorating Contest. The photos below are of the contestant doors. Due to the nature of these images, if you are visually impaired, please call our office and we will provide personal assistance.Visit here for more details.
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.
You Won’t Believe This Florida County Has the Lowest Property Taxes!
Property taxes are a significant expense for homeowners, and the amount you pay can vary depending on several factors, including the location of your property and the assessed value of your home. In Florida, property taxes are relatively low compared to other states, but there is still a wide range of rates from county to county. So, which Florida county has the lowest property tax in the state?
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 […]