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  1. 36 PMRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 8 | Washington County News

    The Washington County Council on Aging group in Ebro recently volunteered their time and talent to the patients of Emerald Coast Hospice by making clothing protectors and tie-on-pouches for walkers and wheelchairs. The group says the items are "all made with love."

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  2. Vernon increases franchise feesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | Washington County News

    Vernon residents will soon see a 2 percent increase in their utility bills, following a vote on Monday by Vernon City Council members to raise the city's franchise fee, bringing the fee from 4 to the legal cap of 6 percent. "After careful consideration and searching all avenues, the franchise raise is an attempt to generate revenue to move into the future," said Sloan.

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  3. Ebro updates sexual predator ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | Washington County News

    In regular session Thursday, the Town Council heard the final reading of Ordinance No. 17-09 the Town of Ebro, Florida Sexual Predator Ordinance, repealing Ordinance No.

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  4. WCSO investigating after shots fired at vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | Washington County News

    The Washington County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation Thursday after a complainant reported his vehicle was shot while he was traveling down a public roadway. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Happy Hill Road in Ebro shortly after 9 p.m. on Oct. 19. The rear of the victim's vehicle had been struck several times during the incident.

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  5. Ebro darkened over lack of lightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Washington County News

    That's the essence of the state government's response to Ebro City Council's request for an illuminated intersection, according to the Council. At the intersection of State Road 79 and 20, nighttime drivers will see the red, yellow and green lights that beam from the stoplight; however, the light poles they're suspended from -- and just about anything other than street reflectors -- are not visible.

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  6. 5% utility fees go in effect on next billRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | Washington County News

    Utility customers in the unincorporated portions of Washington County will see the recently approved 5 percent utility franchise fee on their October bill. Established by a legal process outlined in Florida statute, the fee is contract between the county and area utility companies Gulf Power and West Florida Electric Cooperative that outlines the companies' use of the county's public right-of-ways.

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  7. Confession made in murder of Dennis BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Washington County News

    Washington County Sheriff's Office first received a report Monday that Brown, 49, of Ebro, was missing - a case that Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews said was being worked "around the clock" earlier this week. WCSO was advised Brown, who had been at a friend's house having drinks, had not been seen since leaving the friend's residence on September 9. A body was then discovered by a Washington County Public Works employee on Crews Lake Road Thursday morning, lying just 15 feet from the roadway.

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  8. Investigation launched after body found in EbroRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Washington County News

    The Washington County Sheriff's Office confirms a death investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body found in Ebro. Washington County Communications Center received a call Thursday morning in reference to a body being found at shortly before 9 a.m. Washington County Sheriff's Office immediately responded to the scene confirming the findings of what appears to be a male subject located in the woods, approximately 15 feet from the roadway.

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  9. Ebro greyhound injuries, deaths, up in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | Washington County News

    More dogs perished this year in a single month of racing at Ebro Greyhound Park than died during the entire 2016 racing season. A rare “snapshot” of the track's greyhound injury report, made public Aug. 17, shows between May 9 and June 8 that 15 greyhounds were seriously injured, 12 suffered broken legs and three dogs died, including one from a “severe compound fracture.” That compares to 13 serious injuries, five broken legs and two deaths for the 11-week period between June 25 and Sept.

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  10. Ebro women arrested on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Washington County News

    Two Ebro women were arrested following what appeared to be an attempt to avoid law enforcement at a traffic accident scene Saturday, September 12. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies working a traffic accident at the intersection of State Road 79 and State Road 20 observed a vehicle reversing to avoid the accident scene just before it proceeded to travel north in the southbound lane of State Road 79. The deputy, in an effort to stop the vehicle and warn oncoming motorists, began to approach the vehicle which finally came to a stop in the parking lot of the Ebro Greyhound Park. The driver, identified as Darlene Faison, 50, of Ebro, stated to the deputy that she was “running late to the methadone clinic”.

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  11. Communities host 'Back to School' eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | Washington County News

    With the new school year beginning this week, local organizations are wrapping up back to school supply drives and helping ensure local children have what they need for academic success. Several community churches in the Vernon and Ebro area came together Saturday to host the first annual Back to Fest at Campbell Park, spearheaded by Vernon High School Assistant Principal, Dr. Charles Peterson.

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  12. Suspicious activity leads to drug arrests Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | Washington County News

    EBRO – Two men have been arrested in the Ebro on unrelated drug charges over the last few days while on patrol in the area. A Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy encountered a truck parked on the side of Casey Road in the early afternoon of July 24. Observing two men standing outside of the vehicle, the deputy stopped to check on the subjects.

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  13. Sen. Gainer hosts District 'listening tour'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | Washington County News

    Washington County's five municipalities are the first in a series of "listening" stops being made by Senator George Gainer in an effort to gain input on the needs of every town in his six-county district. Gainer, who sent out letters to each local government entity in District 2 last month to request the meetings, sat down with a representative from Caryville, Chipley, Ebro, Vernon, and Wausau earlier this week.

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  14. Sheriff eyes Ebro and Vernon substationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | Washington County News

    Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews is looking to improve law enforcement coverage in the county by activating a long-dormant law enforcement substation at Vernon City Hall. Crews states while the station will be unmanned for now, it will serve as a place for deputies to write reports or conduct interviews without having to drive all the way back to the sheriff's office in Chipley.

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  15. Prison inmate hopes DNA will clear him of 1996 attempted murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | Washington County News

    A former Washington County resident is hoping new technology will exonerate him of the 1996 brutal beating of an Ebro woman. John David Peterson has served more than 20 years of a 30-year term handed down in December 1997 by Judge Russell Cole for attempted murder and armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

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  16. Ebro opens Saturday for live racing amid speculationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | Washington County News

    Ebro Greyhound Park president Stocky Hess quickly admitted Monday he's been bombarded with questions about the dog track as it prepares to begin its 63rd season of live racing Saturday. The current legislative session in Tallahassee has been addressing the issue of gambling statewide, and a decision could come as early as Friday on whether Ebro could be granted a license to house slot machines on the premises, as passed by Washington County voters during a referendum in 2012.

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  17. Election candidates confirmedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Washington County News

    Tina Armstrong Sloan qualified for a one-year term as mayor. Rebecca Baxley and Joey Brock will be on the ballot for a two-year term on the city council.

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  18. Senate gambling proposal could lead to 1,250 new jobs in Washington County Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2017 | Washington County News

    The House and Senate advanced diametrically opposed gambling packages Thursday, setting the stage for the first serious negotiations in years between legislative leaders - and the Seminole Tribe of Florida - on the thorny issue. The Senate overwhelmingly approved a gambling proposal that is friendly to the pari-mutuel industry.

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  19. Senate ready to wade into gambling issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Washington County News

    The Senate is expected this week to consider a proposal that would make wide-ranging changes in the state's gambling industry, including allowing slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities such as Ebro Greyhound Park in Washington County. Senators are slated to take up the bill , filed by Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, during a floor session today, March 29. The bill comes as the state seeks to reach a new gambling agreement, known as a compact, with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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  20. Undercover sting leads to drug arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | Washington County News

    Christy Tregre, 44, and Tarah Bergeron, 32, both of Paradise, Louisiana, were staying in Panama City Beach for Spring Break when they made contact with a Washington County undercover investigator in the early morning hours of March 15. The women initiated the transaction, planning a meeting for the purpose of trading hydrocodone, also known as Lortab, in exchange for methamphetamine. The undercover investigator met the suspects in Ebro, near the Ebro Motel.

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