Governor Rick Scott has been in constant communication with local officials and emergency management in Washington County. The following information has been reported to the State Emergency Response Team and includes specific actions the state has taken to aid the residents of Washington County impacted by Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Releases Updates on Hurricane Michael Response in Washington County
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will be informing consumers about scams targeting utility customers during the 20th Annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 4–10, 2018.
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, PSC staff will be speaking with customers in Washington County about how to avoid these scams while also providing tips on energy and water conservation and information about the Lifeline Assistance telephone/broadband discount program.
The time and place for the PSC event is below:
Thursday, March 8, 2018
2:15 p.m. CST
Washington County Council on Aging
1348 South Boulevard
Chipley, Florida 32428
For more information about NCPW and to see a nationwide calendar of events, please visit ncpw.gov.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested Darren Keith Collins, 47, of 1631 Duncan Community Rd., Chipley, Florida, for one count each of lewd and lascivious molestation, victim under 12 years of age and contributing to the delinquency of a child.
An investigation determined that Collins intentionally touched a child under the age of 12 in a lewd or lascivious manner and also forced the child to touch him.
On November 30, 2017, Collins was booked into the Washington County Jail. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit.
Please visit the Secure Florida website to review tips for keeping your children safe online.