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New Jackson County manufacturing building expected to bring dozens of jobs

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Revitalizing the Endeavor Property in Marianna and putting the more than 500 acres to use is important to local officials. “Governor Scott gave us this property right after Hurricane Michael, and my promise to him was that we would use it to revitalize Jackson County and make it a better place,” Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Jim Peacock said.
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Popular Panhandle band returning after more than 50 years

CALHOUN COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Panhandle band is heading back to where they first performed after more than 50 years. The Villagers got their start performing in Blountstown in the early 1960s. Lead singer Cliff Ellis is no stranger to big stages. He has spent the last 50 years coaching college basketball at Auburn, […]
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Quincy man arrested for attempted murder

QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) - The Quincy Police Department responded to a shooting Sunday evening near the 500 block of Williams Street. According to QPD, 19-year-old, Joe Cox, was having an argument with a victim over money matters. Cox shot the victim in the lower right abdomen and fled from the...

Sneads eying fifth consecutive postseason appearance

SNEADS, Fla. (WMBB) – The Sneads football team is returning some key pieces from injury, eying a fifth consecutive season with a trip to the playoffs. The Pirates made it all the way to the Class 1A State Semifinals in 2020 and had a first-round exit in regionals last season. Head Coach Bill Thomas said […]

Do you believe the Garden of Eden was in Bristol, Florida?

The Garden of Eden By Isaak Van OostenPublic domain on Wikimedia commons. Every state has legends attached to them. Whenever there's a true story, there are bound to be fibs, tall tales, and rumors to go along with it. Some people believe they are true. Others like to play into the fun and may even think, "what if?". Others believe it's complete tinfoil hat nonsense.

Lisa Boulden

Lisa Boulden, age 59, formerly, from the town of North East, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at her residence in Marianna, Florida. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 21, 1963 and spent most of her life in Maryland where she worked for nineteen years as a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service. Lisa enjoyed traveling, baking, cooking, diamond puzzles, and was a huge ELVIS fan. Her greatest love was spending time with family and friends.

Matthew “Landon” Garcia

Landon was born on May 2, 2003 in Tallahassee, FL. He was a student at Marianna High School class of 2022. Landon enjoyed soccer and played all 4 years at MHS under the guidance of Coach Michael Gable. Landon enjoyed fishing and was extremely gifted at the game of Soccer. He was selected for MVP and Captain his senior year of high school. Landon was one of two chosen to represent our region, selected by the FACA state soccer committee, to play for the 2022 FACA ALL-STAR team hosted in Mulberry, FL.

Blountstown searching for state title with new head coach

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. (WMBB) — New head coach, Greg Jordan is heading into his thirteenth year coaching the Blountstown Tigers, and he was even once a Tiger himself. “Been with coach Bo for about three years and coming in as a senior with no head coach, but coach Jordan has been here and I know he’s […]

Marianna man dies in Jackson County car accident

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — One person was killed in a single car crash early Saturday morning according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Investigators said an SUV was traveling northbound on State Road 73 at 1:30 a.m. before the driver ran off the road when trying to make a left turn. Troopers said the 19-year-old […]

Mary Davis Bright

Mary Davis Bright, 92, of Marianna, FL passed away August 7, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. Mary was born August 21, 1929, in Kinard, FL and graduated from Kinard School. She had a true love for bookkeeping and spent most of her career at Swearingen Equipment Company, with short term positions at Warner Brothers and Sheffield Radio & TV. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Marianna and prided herself on recruiting new members for the Adult Choir. Mary was a fierce mother and grandmother, adopting surrogate children along the way. She had a servant’s heart and was sharp mentally until the very end of life. Mary will be remembered for her love of people, gifts of service to others, and for her penchant for elegant attire, perfectly matched jewelry, chicken and dumplin’s, homemade biscuits and really sweet iced tea.

David Barrentine

David Barrentine, 66 of Marianna, Florida died Friday, August 5, 2022 at Marianna Health and Rehab. He was born March 11, 1956 to LB and Johnnie Ruth Barrentine. Even from a young age, David was always an athlete. After playing ball all through high school, he stayed involved in sports by refereeing baseball and basketball all over Jackson County. There were very few games played where David wasn’t on the sidelines. When he wasn’t at a game, he was spending time with his family. There was never a doubt that David was a devoted son, especially when it came to his mother, some might even say he was a mama’s boy. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He loved nothing more than being outside with the grandchildren playing all around him. He always loved woodworking and collecting antiques, including Pepsi cola bottles. David was preceded in death by his parents, LB and Johnnie Barrentine; brothers, Jimmy Barrentine, Larry Barrentine, and sister-in-law Mary Fears. He is survived by his children, Keely Elmore (Eddie) and Colby Barrentine; stepchildren, Ashley Cumbie (Brandon), and Jordan Stone; grandchildren, Allie Hinson, Rylee Elmore, Oliver Barrentine, Zephyr Barrentine; Kamryn Cumbie, Keaton Cumbie, Trenton Stone, and Hailey Stone; one brother, Rex Barrentine (Julie); nieces and nephews, Lauralee Barrentine-Vause (Brad), Brooke Jett (Kenny), Jesse Barrentine (Haley), Bailee Coningsby (Reid), and Chad Fears. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 AM Monday, August 8, 2022 with a service following at 11 AM at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Marianna man killed in Jackson County crash

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) - A 19-year-old man was killed in a single car crash Saturday morning due to losing control of his vehicle. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. when the man was traveling northbound on State Road 73. The driver lost control of...

A direct question for candidates: How will you reduce use of fossil fuels? | Charles Dodson

It has been a brutal, scorching, scary summer for people around the planet, which includes us Floridians. I am a proud lifelong Floridian. I was raised in the small town of Sneads, about an hour west of Tallahassee. I was a trial lawyer for 31 years before becoming a circuit judge for 12 years. I retired from my judgeship in 2021. My entire legal career I made decisions based on evidence. As a judge I made decisions based on the evidence presented to me. I’m 70 years old now.

JAIL Report for August 4, 2022

Madison Harper, 20, Marianna, Florida: Possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession of certain drugs without a prescription: Marianna Police Department. Orande Nathan, 31, Jacksonville, Florida: Trafficking in phenethylamine: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. There are a total of 187 inmates lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

Marianna youth softball team wins Dixie World Series

MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) – The Marianna 10U All-Stars were welcomed home as Dixie League World Series champions on Thursday evening. The team represented the state of Florida in the World Series in Alexandria, Louisianna, winning all but one of their games in the tournament, and taking the victory over South Carolina 20-0 in the finals. […]