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  • Washington County Declares Local State Emergency for Flooding

    Washington County Declares Local State Emergency for Flooding

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:41:19 GMT
    Washington County has declared a Local State of Emergency effective at 6AM on Friday, April 18th. We urge drivers to use caution when traveling on county roads, particularly dirt roads. Heavy rains haveMore >>
    Washington County has declared a Local State of Emergency effective at 6AM on Friday, April 18th. We urge drivers to use caution when traveling on county roads, particularly dirt roads. Heavy rains haveMore >>
  • Speed Limit Changing on State Road 71 in Calhoun County

    Speed Limit Changing on State Road 71 in Calhoun County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:14:31 GMT
    Based on the results of a recent speed study, the Florida Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit from 55 MPH to 60 MPH on State Road 71 in Calhoun County Thursday, April 24. New signsMore >>
    Based on the results of a recent speed study, the Florida Department of Transportation will increase the speed limit from 55 MPH to 60 MPH on State Road 71 in Calhoun County Thursday, April 24. New signsMore >>
  • Bay Education Foundation Awards Tuition Assistance Scholarships

    Bay Education Foundation Awards Tuition Assistance Scholarships

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:11:07 GMT
    The Bay Education Foundation is proud to announce the award of Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarships for the Fall 2014 semester to the following Bay District Schools employees. semester. The FoundationMore >>
    The Bay Education Foundation is proud to announce the award of Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarships for the Fall 2014 semester to the following Bay District Schools employees. semester. The FoundationMore >>
  • Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax in Florida

    Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax in Florida

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:46:51 GMT
    Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1. For Floridians who are supposed to pay the taxes but haven't, the announcement of Amazon'sMore >>
    Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1. For Floridians who are supposed to pay the taxes but haven't, the announcement of Amazon'sMore >>
  • Red Snapper Fishing Season in State Waters Set

    Red Snapper Fishing Season in State Waters Set

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:28:07 GMT
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days inMore >>
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days inMore >>
  • UPDATE: Charges Filed in Stabbing Case

    UPDATE: Charges Filed in Stabbing Case

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:50:45 GMT
    Two people are sent to the hospital after a stabbing on Panama City Beach. Bay County Sheriff's Office deputies say it happened this afternoon at this business on Front Beach Road. When deputies arrivedMore >>
    UPDATE: The Bay County Sheriff's Office made an arrest yesterday evening in connection with the stabbing of Tyler Morgan Buckbee. Buckbee was stabbed by Mary May at about 4:30 yesterday, March 15, 2014.More >>
  • Father and Son Held on Weapons, Drug Charges

    Father and Son Held on Weapons, Drug Charges

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:16:00 GMT
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office, along with assistance from the ATF, arrested Larry Hall and Larry Hall Jr., both of 1060 Delaware Road, DeFuniak Springs, Tuesday, April 15th. A member of the Sheriff'sMore >>
    The Walton County Sheriff's Office, along with assistance from the ATF, arrested Larry Hall and Larry Hall Jr., both of 1060 Delaware Road, DeFuniak Springs, Tuesday, April 15th.More >>
  • Jackson County Library Seals Time Capsule

    Jackson County Library Seals Time Capsule

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:51:22 GMT
    Community members gathered at the Jackson County Public Library to celebrate 'Viva Florida', which is the state's 500th birthday.. "As a part of that celebration the State of Florida gave each of theMore >>
    Community members gathered at the Jackson County Public Library to celebrate 'Viva Florida', which is the state's 500th birthday.. "As a part of that celebration the State of Florida gave each of theMore >>
  • Eight Arrested on Drug Charges in Gulf County

    Eight Arrested on Drug Charges in Gulf County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:43:53 GMT
    The Gulf County Sheriff wastes no time taking drugs off the streets. Sheriff Mike Harrison says he arrested 29-year-old Ellery L. Dobbins, 24-year-old Blake C. Lincoln, 21-year-old Sidney L. Robbins,More >>
    The Gulf County Sheriff wastes no time taking drugs off the streets. Sheriff Mike Harrison says he arrested 29-year-old Ellery L. Dobbins, 24-year-old Blake C. Lincoln, 21-year-old Sidney L. Robbins,More >>
  • County Commission Votes to Fix Wastewater Treatment Plant

    County Commission Votes to Fix Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:08:32 GMT
    The corrosion at the sewage lift station in Callaway has been repaired. Now, Bay county moves forward to make sure it doesn't happen again. The county will look to the original service agreement to determineMore >>
    The corrosion at the sewage lift station in Callaway has been repaired. Now, Bay county moves forward to make sure it doesn't happen again. The county will look to the original service agreement to determineMore >>
  • Shellfish Harvesting Areas Closing

    Shellfish Harvesting Areas Closing

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:56:43 GMT
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing shellfish areas for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels. In this context, shellfish does not include scallops,More >>
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily closing shellfish areas for the harvest of oysters, clams and mussels.More >>
  • Rabid Raccoon Found in Jackson County

    Rabid Raccoon Found in Jackson County

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:14:49 GMT
    A raccoon received by the Jackson County Health Department has tested positive for rabies according to lab results recently received from the Department of Health Pensacola Branch Lab. The raccoon foughtMore >>
    A raccoon received by the Jackson County Health Department has tested positive for rabies according to lab results recently received from the Department of Health Pensacola Branch Lab. The raccoon foughtMore >>
  • Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Robbing Lottery Winner

    Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Robbing Lottery Winner

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:15:26 GMT
    Circuit Judge James Fensom sentenced Kelvin Jaquez Mack on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for his participation in an armed home invasion of a Florida Lottery winner. Mack, 27, of 6005 Wallace St., wasMore >>
    Circuit Judge James Fensom sentenced Kelvin Jaquez Mack on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for his participation in an armed home invasion of a Florida Lottery winner. Mack, 27, of 6005 Wallace St., wasMore >>
  • Man Charged with Having Sex with a Juvenile

    Man Charged with Having Sex with a Juvenile

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:51:32 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in Youngstown on April 8, 2014. A woman wished to file a complaint against James Timothy Cooper. She told deputies she had reason to believe Cooper wasMore >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in Youngstown on April 8, 2014. A woman wished to file a complaint against James Timothy Cooper. She told deputies she had reason to believe Cooper wasMore >>
  • Man Charged with Threatening Taxi Driver After Stealing Gun

    Man Charged with Threatening Taxi Driver After Stealing Gun

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:53:51 GMT
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested a Panama City Beach man Sunday, April 13, who allegedly stole a firearm and then threatened a man with it a short time later. Deputies responded to a home in BayMore >>
    The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested a Panama City Beach man Sunday, April 13, who allegedly stole a firearm and then threatened a man with it a short time later. Deputies responded to a home in BayMore >>
  • Law Enforcement Officers Complete Executive Institute

    Law Enforcement Officers Complete Executive Institute

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:17:43 GMT
    The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation today of 34 first-line supervisors from the Florida Leadership Academy. The graduates serve in leadership roles in criminal justiceMore >>
    The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation today of 34 first-line supervisors from the Florida Leadership Academy. The graduates serve in leadership roles in criminal justiceMore >>
  • "NOLE Tank" Winner Takes Cash Prize

    "NOLE Tank" Winner Takes Cash Prize

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:13:04 GMT
    Friday evening, April 11, the final round of NOLE Tank was held at FSU Panama City with the top three teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges composed of local entrepreneurs and businessMore >>
    Friday evening, April 11, the final round of NOLE Tank was held at FSU Panama City with the top three teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges composed of local entrepreneurs and businessMore >>
  • Jim Woodruff Dam Locks Closed for Repairs

    Jim Woodruff Dam Locks Closed for Repairs

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:08:44 GMT
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announced today the Jim Woodruff Lock located on the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Florida will be closed to all vessels as unscheduledMore >>
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announced today the Jim Woodruff Lock located on the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Florida will be closed to all vessels as unscheduledMore >>
  • Boil Water Notice Issued in South Walton County

    Boil Water Notice Issued in South Walton County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:45:10 GMT
    Due to a possible compromise in the Regional Utilities distribution system residents of West Wild Blueberry Way are advised to boil all water which is utilized for drinking or cooking purposes. WhenMore >>
    Due to a possible compromise in the Regional Utilities distribution system residents of West Wild Blueberry Way are advised to boil all water which is utilized for drinking or cooking purposes. WhenMore >>
  • Registration Open for BCSO Wilderness Camp

    Registration Open for BCSO Wilderness Camp

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-04-08 18:37:37 GMT
    Registration is now open for the Bay County Sheriff's Office Wilderness Camp. The Camp is offered at no cost to boys, ages eleven to fifteen, that reside within Bay County. Registration forms are availableMore >>
    Registration is now open for the Bay County Sheriff's Office Wilderness Camp. The Camp is offered at no cost to boys, ages eleven to fifteen, that reside within Bay County. Registration forms are availableMore >>
  • Man Convicted of Trafficking in Meth

    Man Convicted of Trafficking in Meth

    Monday, April 7 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-07 21:39:12 GMT
    Four men and two women of a Bay County jury convicted Thomas Michael Palmer on Monday of trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine. Assistant State Attorney Bob Pell told jurors in his closing argumentMore >>
    Four men and two women of a Bay County jury convicted Thomas Michael Palmer on Monday of trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine. Assistant State Attorney Bob Pell told jurors in his closing argumentMore >>
  • John Rich Launches Redneck Riviera LLC

    John Rich Launches Redneck Riviera LLC

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-03-18 17:59:48 GMT
    John Rich officially launches the new lifestyle brand, Redneck Riviera, LLC, today at a press conference at Spinnaker in Panama City Beach, Florida in front of thousands of Spring Break revelers. JoiningMore >>
    John Rich officially launches the new lifestyle brand, Redneck Riviera, LLC, today at a press conference at Spinnaker in Panama City Beach, Florida in front of thousands of Spring Break revelers. JoiningMore >>