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Vernon school locked down after false gun threat

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Washington County middle school was locked down on Tuesday morning after law enforcement received a tip of an alleged gun on campus. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said they received a tip through FortifyFL, a suspicious activity reporting tool, that said a student had a gun on the Vernon […]
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22-year-old Niceville man critically injured in motorcycle crash

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A 22-year-old Niceville man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in Okaloosa County Tuesday morning. It happened around 3:20 a.m. on State Road 293 south of Lakeshore Drive. FHP states the motorcycle crossed the median and overturned. The man was transported to a local...
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Holmes County makes return trip to Fort Myers

BONIFAY, Fla. (WMBB) – The Holmes County baseball team was sent off to Fort Myers on Monday afternoon, preparing for their second consecutive Class 1A State Semifinals appearance. The Blue Devils fell to the eventual state runners-up Chipley in the Final Four last season, but Holmes County senior right fielder Trent Pilcher said they’re coming […]

OCSO investigating 'suspicious activity' after 11-year-old approached by man at Destin bus stop

DESTIN — The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of suspicious activity near a school bus stop Monday morning. Interpreters were working Monday to get all of the information from the victim, who does not speak English, according to the OCSO. The initial report indicated the 11-year-old girl was approached by a man about 8:15 a.m. near Beach and Sandalwood drives.

Two Ponce De Leon teens, Freeport woman injured in crash on U.S. 331 in Walton County

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Three people, including two teenagers, were injured in a crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 331 and Rock Hill Road in Walton County on Monday. A 17-year-old driver reportedly crossed into the path of another vehicle about 7:30 a.m. while traveling through the intersection, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Holmes, Bozeman head south Monday in advance of State Finals

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -A pair of area high school baseball teams used Monday as travel day in advance of their respective 1A State Semifinal games Wednesday in Fort Myers. Let’s start in Bonifay. Coach Jeromy Powell and his Holmes Blue Devils packing up the bus at their field around...

Results are in, public sides with Little Miss Samson

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - News 4 held a poll asking “Should Little Miss Samson be allowed to compete in Little Miss NPF pageant?” The results are in. The public sides with allowing Little Miss Samson to compete in the Little Miss NPF Pageant. Original Story:. Subscribe to our...

Memorial Day Travel Numbers

It’s that time of the year again when Bay District Schools is in the process of negotiating salaries and other contract issues ahead of the upcoming school year. They say it takes a village, and the Deane Bozeman Bucks Baseball Team is a testament to that as they are heading to the state championship.

BDS and BESPA negotiate support employee raises

They say it takes a village, and the Deane Bozeman Bucks Baseball Team is a testament to that as they are heading to the state championship. The heat is on this week with better rain chances by the weekend. Community members send off baseball team to state tournament. Updated: 9...

DeFuniak Springs Police address teen ‘fight clubs’

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - DeFuniak Springs Police are asking Walton County parents to pay attention. “Our main concern is safety. These kids are getting hurt,” Lieutenant Richard Black said. DFSPD posted to Facebook Monday with a title in all capital letters reading “FIGHT CLUBS MAY GET TEENS BANNED...

Alleged gun threat locks down VMS

Vernon Middle School was on lockdown Tuesday following the report of an alleged gun threat received through the FortifyFL app. Just after 11 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received information through the app that a student was in possession of a gun on the VMS campus. Washington County...
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Eugene Anderson Obit

Eugene Mac Anderson, 70 of Ebro, passed from this life on May 14, 2022 in Panama City, Florida. Eugene was born on August 9, 1951 in Panama City, Florida to Cecil and Nellie Joyner Anderson. A lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle, Eugene served his country in the United States Army and the Florida National Guard for 41 years, 6 months, and 10 days where he retired as E-7 Sergeant First Class. His senior leadership with the Florida National Guard’s Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 124th Infantry Division, was crucial during the early stages of the Iraq War, as his company helped provide security forces for the first patriot battery to make it into Baghdad, Iraq. His heroism helped garner numerous accolades and medals including the Bronze Star, Army Achievement Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal (2), Global War on Terroism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, among many others. Eugene’s Military legacy was inspired by his father, Cecil, who was a World War II Veteran, which in turn led to his grandchildren, Garrett and Gavin, to follow his path also and join the United States Army. His generosity and selflessness extended well beyond his service in the military, as he often helped others who were less fortunate or in need with his time and finances. Eugene enjoyed traveling after his retirement in 2011 and loved to share the stories and experiences with those he loved dearly, his children and grandchildren. He held a unique interest in history, especially historical coins and vintage stamps. He will be sorely missed.
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SARA, Florala airports receive FAA funding

Two Covington County airports will benefit from grants awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration. A total of 26 grants were awarded to Alabama airports and among those are the South Alabama Regional Airport and the Florala Municipal Airport. In all, Alabama airports received funding of over $12.5 million. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for various airport improvements to support infrastructure construction and safety advances.

Community members send off Holmes Co. baseball team to state tournament

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - In small towns, like Bonifay, Friday night lights aren’t only reserved for football, but for all sports, including baseball. “The attendance at our ball games has just been phenomenal, so it’s great, and everybody is excited,” Holmes County High School Principal Tim Baggett said.

Facing financial woes, DeFuniak Hospital reportedly misses payroll

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WMBB) – Employees at Healthmark Regional Medical Center in DeFuniak Springs have apparently not gotten their most recent paycheck. News 13 spoke with a medical professional currently working at Healthmark who has chosen to remain anonymous. They said they haven’t been paid in three weeks.