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  1. Hawkins announces candidacy for Dist. 3 Commission seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 22 | Washington County News

    Hawkins has personally contributed to growing the local economy through 16 years of owning and operating John Hawkins Tel-Com, Inc. The company provides more than 30 local jobs, making it one of the largest in the southern part of the county, and Hawkins has networked in several states, fostering numerous contacts and professional relationships. The Vernon native says that experience, as well as his family background, helped develop tools that would serve Washington County residents well.


  2. Authorities seek sexual offender Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Washington County News

    Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a sexual offender whose whereabouts are currently unknown. Authorities need information to locate 67-year-old Billy Roberts.


  3. 'Tenacious and caring': WCN editor rememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 12 | Washington County News

    Former Washington County News Editor Cheryl Withrow, who passed away in Michigan at age 64 on March 28, is being remembered by the community this week. Withrow, who served as editor for several years during the 2000s, was known for her giving nature, as well as for her fearlessness.


  4. Vernon man gets maximum sentence for Panama City Beach DUI manslaughter Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 8 | Washington County News

    A Vernon man was sentenced to the maximum penalty for drunkenly running down a good samaritan after the victim's family members emotionally called on the judge to do so. PANAMA CITY - A Vernon man was sentenced to the maximum penalty for drunkenly running down a good samaritan after the victim's family members emotionally called on the judge to do so.


  5. Washington County School District applies for 21st Century Community Learning Center GrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 6 | Washington County News

    The Washington County School District is applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for the 2016-17 school year. The grant will provide after school enrichment programs for students in grades three through five.


  6. Saunders won't seek re-election to Washington County School Board Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Washington County News

    Saunders, who has served three terms in the seat, says he recognizes the importance of each school related position to student success. "I commend all our school employees for their hard work and dedication," said Saunders.


  7. High school lifters prepare for regional meet Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Washington County News

    Lifters from eight area schools competed to earn a place at the regional championship at Godby High School in Tallahassee March 31. The top six lifters from each weight class will advance to the next level. Christian Alderman and Ryan Malloy from Vernon High, both now district champions, will lead five other Vernon lifters at the regional meet.


  8. Vernon swears in officials, navigates rec policies Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Washington County News

    A change to the City of Vernon's policy regarding background checks for city recreational league volunteers had the mayor's phone ringing off the hook over the past week after a long-time coach was dismissed from his position just two weeks into Dixie Youth Baseball season. Monday night's Vernon City Council meeting was well attended by baseball parents and supporters who wanted answers as to why Coach Yardley Potter, 41, was informed he would have to step down from coaching.


  9. Vernon Historical Society to launch the Simmons CollectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Washington County News

    Most who grew up in Vernon during the thirty-year time span that Stephen B. Simmons served as a teacher at Vernon High School remember his interest in local genealogy and his meticulous record keeping. Soon, modern genealogy enthusiasts will be able to further their own research through the fruits of his labor, thanks to the Vernon Historical Society's launching of "The Simmons Collection," which will open to the public Saturday, April 16. His collection is the result of more than a half century of work, compiled long before the birth of the internet and email. 2 comments

  10. Donut Land Express to bring bakery to VernonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2016 | Washington County News

    Donut Land Express has been a popular area shop since it first opened for business in Bonifay nearly ten years ago. Soon, owners John Smith and Charlie Mingus will expand into Washington County with the planned opening of a bakery on State Road 79 in downtown Vernon.


  11. Washington County Campaign ContributionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 | Washington County News

    June 1 through June 30, 2015: Contributions $5,205; Expenditures $0: Contributions were reported as coming from Kevin Crews $5,005 and Sasser's Bookkeeping $200; There were no expenditures reported.


  12. Boil water notice issued in VernonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | Washington County News

    The City of Vernon has issued a boil water notice for those residing west on Spoonmill Road starting at the bridge to U.S. 79 at Three Oaks Winery, including the intersecting roads of Roscoe Road and Owens Ave. A water main break has occurred at the bridge on Spoonmill Road. As a precaution, citizens are advised to drink bottled water and bring all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes to a rolling boil for one minute prior to use.


  13. 3 incumbents, 1 challenger vie in Vernon electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Washington County News

    As of press time, Mayor Victor Starling is slated to run unopposed and four qualified candidates are running for three available seats on the city council. Current council members Joey Brock, Gwen March and Gary Owens are running to stay in their current respective seats.


  14. City of Vernon sets electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Washington County News

    Qualifying will be held at Vernon City Hall, beginning at 8 a.m. on January 25 and will end at noon, January 29, with candidates being confirmed when the council meets in called session at 5:30 p.m., Monday, February 1, and the election being held Tuesday, March 8. The deadline for voter registration in this election is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8. Registration forms are available at Vernon City Hall and the Washington County Supervisor of Elections office.


  15. Officials treating 7 ft hole on Fortune Lane as sinkholeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Washington County News

    Washington County Emergency Operations officials are hoping forecasted weekend rains don't slow their attempts to repair a hole that appeared on Fortune Lane in northwest Vernon. Officials barricaded and closed the dirt road late Wednesday after a hole two feet in diameter and five feet deep was reported by a Washington County Public Works employee.


  16. Three arrested on drug, weapons charges Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | Washington County News

    A report of suspicious activity led to three arrests involving drugs and the illegal carrying of a concealed weapon. Bonifay Police Department responded to a call from Tivoli Inn Sunday evening, where officers made contact with the occupants in one of the rooms of the motel.


  17. SAFER grant delivers on firefighter promiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Washington County News

    The first full time certified firefighters funded by the county's $1.1 million Staffing for Adequate and Emergency Response grant are officially in place. The firefighters began their service at the Vernon Fire Department and the Washington County Fire Department in Sunny Hills Monday as part of the county's plan to provide better support for the county's busiest fire stations during the most critical hours.


  18. Beloved Wausau postmaster retires after 18 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2015 | Washington County News

    Sisters Edna Enzweiler and Justina Fagan travel from Vernon and Panama City, respectively, for hometown service from 70-year-old Postmaster Laurell Harvey. "She deserves retirement but if I had it my way, she'd stay right here," said Enzweiler.


  19. Vernon soldier home on leave, meets newborn daughter for first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2015 | Washington County News

    Christmas came early for one Washington County family as a local solider returned home on leave - and met his newborn daughter for the first time. US Army PV2 Zackery Gibson was greeted by his family at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Monday when he returned from a whirlwind of military training and transfers.


  20. 'No regrets': Clark Rogers celebrates 100th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Washington County News

    Many things have changed in the century since Clark Rogers was born on his family farm east of Wausau, but those who know him say the former Washington County School District bus driver and mechanic has remained rooted in the values and ideals of his childhood. The third of seven children, Rogers never moved away from his native Washington County and has a long history of service to the community.


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