Wanted felon arrested in Marianna
MARIANNA, Fla. (WTVY) - A felon wanted for multiple drug charges was found and captured, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. JCSO investigators, alongside the U.S. Marshal Service Florida Caribbean Regional Task Force, arrived as a Marianna residence on Thursday in search of 30-year-old Devonte Keon Thomas. Thomas...
JAIL Report for June 7, 2023
Verralyn Hatch, 77, Marianna, Florida: Driving while license is suspended or revoked, driving under the influence: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Baxley, 31, Grand Ridge, Florida: Aggravated fleeing and eluding: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Karvasia Williams, 40, Marianna, Florida: Violation of state probation: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
Three arrested in connection with car burglaries, WCSO
WASHINTON COUNTY, Fla (WDHN) — Three young adults from Chipley have been arrested and charged in connection with several vehicle break-ins and burglaries. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, June 2, patrol deputies and investigators with the WCSO opened an investigation following several reports of vehicle burglaries, and after viewing Home Surveillance Systems from victims’ houses, developed three suspects.
‘I’m super proud of her’: Michaela Edenfield’s mom and high school softball coach react to her success at FSU
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Friends and family of FSU softball players couldn’t be prouder of all they’ve accomplished. Player Michaela Edenfield grew up in Sneads, which has a population of about 1,700. Now, she’s a hometown celebrity. “I’m just super proud of her,” Edenfield’s mom, Tami Powell,...
Fountain Woman Turns Dream into Reality opening Gypsy’s Roadside Café
FOUNTAIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Life is a recipe of sorts. Each ingredient can change the outcome dramatically. But when the right ingredients fall into place, it can make for something special. Just ask Deborah Naugle. “It’s not work when you love what you do.”. Deborah has her dream job....
City official, ex-fireman charged with computer tampering after investigation: Dothan Police
The Assistant Communication Director with the City of Dothan Communication Center and a Houston County EMA contractor has been arrested and charged after a computer tampering investigation into a county-wide first responder alert system.
EMA Director suspended, two arrested including Rickey Stokes News writer
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Houston County’s Emergency Management Director Chris Judah is off the job, and two others have been charged, including a writer for blogger Rickey Stokes. County Commissioners placed Judah on administrative leave after meeting in executive session. After the unanimous vote to suspend him with pay,...
New rehab center opens in Marianna
MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) —Jackson County has become the latest county in our area to offer substance abuse treatment for jail inmates. The CHROME Ministry Program offers help with other issues like mental illness, homelessness, depression, and abuse. CHROME is the first faith-based program of its kind in Marianna. It stands for Christ Helping Rescue Oppressed […]
Chipley man behind bars in Holmes County
A Chipley man is behind bars in Holmes County after being identified as having an active warrant out of Holmes County. A Holmes County Sheriff’s Office deputy recognized a passenger in a vehicle at M&M Grocery in Leonia, as Mark Hudson, who had an active warrant. As the deputy...
Cottonwood Fire Department gets new state-of-the-art fire engine
COTTONWOOD, Ala (WDHN) — The City of Cottonwood has announced the newest addition to the Cottonwood Fire Department fleet, Engine One!. Engine One, manufactured by Deep South Trucks, is a 2,000-gallon-per-minute pumper that can hold 1,700 gallons on board. It is equipped with International Organization for Standardization and National Fire Protection Association-compliant equipment.
New trial possible for Alabama woman awarded half a million against employer
A jury's decision to award a Dothan woman half a million dollars against her former employer is being challenged.
On the dotted line: Trinity McCree
ASHFORD, Ala. (WTVY) - There’s no place like the Wiregrass! Ashford High’s Trinity McCree will continue her basketball career near home as she signed to play for the Enterprise State Community College Boll Weevils. McCree helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a 21-8 season her senior year, as...
Chrome- A Men’s Rehabilitation Center In Jackson County Holds Official Ribbon Cutting
MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Helping men overcome life’s toughest challenges is the focus of Chrome, a faith-based recovery center in Marianna. “For men to walk from rescued which is rescued from whatever life’s pains are. The pain of addiction, pain from the loss of family members, poor choices, mental illness,” said David Bottner, CEO of Chrome.
New school bus camera system law aims to hold drivers accountable
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A new state law gives local school districts the ability to install cameras on school buses to document bad drivers. The purpose of the cameras is to catch people who don’t stop for bus signals or speed through school zones. “I just feel like the legislature has done a good […]
Jackson County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting: June 13, 2023
The Jackson County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular meeting on June 13, 2023, at 9:00 AM CST. The meeting will take place in the board chambers at 2864 Madison Street in Marianna, FL.
JCSO: Two with active warrants arrested in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Two men have been arrested in Jackson County Friday night after a traffic stop leads to the discovery of meth in their vehicle. According to a Facebook post by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling west on Highway 98 around 9 p.m. […]
Council hires Macon as chief
Bonifay City Council called a special meeting on June 2 to vote for a new police chief and full time deputy. Jimmy Macon and Johnny Whitaker were approved for the positions, respectively. The council voted for the disbanding the police department in the beginning of May after the top three...
Learn how to preserve food at home using a canning method
MARIANNA, Fla. (WMBB) — There are a number of reasons to preserve your food using the canning method. It can save you money, help control what goes into your food, and better prepare you for disasters. UF/IFAS Extension — Jackson County officials are hosting a three-hour canning course Saturday, June 10th starting at 9 a.m. […]
Three south Georgia communities to receive grant funding for public safety
Georgia is investing over $83 million in public safety. Three of those grants are awarded to communities where we live.
Houston Co. Commision could soon give nod to architecture firm for farm center project
DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Although there are many architecture firms in Houston County, the commission is planning to give Gosselin Architecture firm the nod to restore life back into the dilapidated farm center. “The reason he has been proposed is that he has done a lot of major projects,...
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