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Vernon High School Athletic Director dies in boating accident

UPDATE: August 7, 2022 8:47 p.m. VERNON, Fla. (WMBB) — Vernon High School employees and district officials held a meeting on Sunday after the confirmation of the death of the high school’s athletic director and football coach. Superintendent Joe Taylor said this is a terrible situation for Vernon High School and the district. “With the […]
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Trey Pike was more than a football coach

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Vernon High School lost one of its own early this morning. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission confirmed Trey Pike, the high school’s athletic director, and head football coach, died in a boat accident. An off-duty Panama City fireboat found the boat early...
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RV catches fire at Dixie RV in Mossy Head

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. -- Walton County Fire Rescue was called out to a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon in the Mossy Head community. According to rescue crew's, firefighter's received a call at approximately 1:39 p.m. to head out to Dixie RV to put out a RV reportedly engulfed in flames. Firefighter's...
MOSSY HEAD, FL
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Geneva football season preview 2022

GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — After the COVID-19 season of 2020, last season played a better tune for the black and gold of Geneva. The scarcity of numbers on the gridiron haunts head coach Les Sanders again in 2022. That’s why he says the key for this year’s team is to simply stay healthy.
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Possum Festival attracts large crowds for 53rd year

WAUSAU, Fla. (WMBB) — It’s the time of the summer when a Washington County town pays tribute to a certain marsupial. The 53rd annual Possum Festival took place in Wausau on Saturday, and just about the whole community came out to partake in the festivities. “This parade is really awesome,” festival-goer James Anderson said. “My […]
WAUSAU, FL
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Two arrested, 3 wanted for double homicide in Dothan, Bonifay

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The bodies of two Dothan residents, Shauna Terry and Damien Bell, were found buried on the property of Sheena Marie Thurman in Bonifay last Friday. Officials said Thurman has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder in both Alabama and Florida. “The...
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Street mural leaves DeFuniak Springs residents on the fence

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - DeFuniak Springs officials say they want the city to be a destination spot for tourists. One way of doing this is by promoting the arts. “It’s been a bit of a collaborative effort between Main Street and the city, and also with the Tree and Beautification Board,” said City Beautification & Tree Board Chair Kim Wennerberg. “We’re all trying to work together to make downtown more interesting and more of a destination.”
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Elma Kaye “Frances” Brock

Elma Kaye “Frances” Brock of Alford, FL, passed away on August 4, 2022, at her home while surrounded by those she loved. Frances was born on July 16,1945 to Joe William Brock and Lula Barnes Brock. She was a graduate of Cottondale High School and was a lifelong...
ALFORD, FL
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Freeport pushing past small roster

FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — Last season, the Freeport football team hit the ground running, with a start that every team wants, then a road block turned freeport’s 3-0 season into a 4-7 season. “The beginning of the year went as well as we could have planned it in terms of player health, wins and losses, […]
FREEPORT, FL
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Samson rescue looks at fees due to a state decision

SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN)— Samson Rescue is dealing with an issue other private and government-run rescue squads are dealing with statewide. Recently, the state of Alabama approved a fee on emergency medical transport providers. The Samson City Council passed a measure where its rescue service will be charging the fee...
SAMSON, AL

53rd annual possum festival began Friday night

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — It’s a tradition that dates back 53 years. The Possum Festival in Wausau brings out families from all across the panhandle, and this year was no different. The festival is more than just a good time for residents; it’s a big part of history in the town of Wausau. Possum […]
WAUSAU, FL
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Wednesday wreck in Geneva claims life of a Holmes Co. man

GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva police are reminding people to be careful behind the wheel after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on State Highway 27, near the Pea River bridge claimed the life of a Northwest Florida man. Ronald Thompson, 61, of Westville was killed. Police say he was...
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Eglin Federal Credit Union to add a DeFuniak Springs location. Here's the plan

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Eglin Federal Credit Union will start developing a property at 677 U.S. Highway 90. The short-term plan is to install two drive-thru ATM/Video Tellers at the site. The project is being designed to look similar to the drive-thrus being constructed near Niceville High School, as well as the site at Jonquil Avenue and Mary Esther Cutoff in Fort Walton Beach.
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The 53rd Possum Festival returns in Wausau

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The marsupials are back. Don’t be alarmed if you happen to see any of these cute guys running around because the 53rd Annual Possum Festival returns to Wausau. “This possum festival originated to commemorate the idea of the possum,” Joe Phillips, MC for the...
WAUSAU, FL
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