Archives for February 2018

Students at Haney Technical Center got quite a scare

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Students at Haney Technical Center got quite a scare, Thursday. The campus was evacuated after an electrical fire, the News Herald reports. Officials expect the building to reopen Friday after repairs are made. No one was hurt.
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Bay County District Schools say they are taking a threatening emial they recieved last week very seriously

PANAMA CITY — Following a mass shooting at a Florida highschool that claimed more than a dozen lives, Bay County District Schools say they are taking a threatening emial they recieved last week very seriously. The sender wasn’t clear where, but they noted that the “big day” had been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7. School officials said the incident was immediately reported to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
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Panama City homeless population on the rise

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – According to Doorways of NW Florida officials, there are roughly more than 400 homeless people living in Bay and its surrounding counties. The annual survey found there are more than roughly 400 homeless people living in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties, the News Herald reports.
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Panama City Beach seniors spreading love

One PC group spent their Valentine’s Day hand-making quilts for Panama City Beach Police. “Threads that Bind” is an organization made up of seniors at the Lyndell Conference and Senior Center in Panama City Beach, and the group has made 30 quilts for Panama City Beach Police.
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Flu season means more substitute teachers needed in Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The flu season has raised the need for substitute teachers in local schools. Bay District School leaders said they always have a shortage of substitutes, but the need is enhanced due to illnesses. The district is looking for more applicants.
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New store in Callawy is bringing dozens of jobs

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – A new store in Callawy is bringing dozens of jobs to the area. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on South Tyndall Parkway had its grand opening on Wednesday and store officials tell the News Herald they’re providing 60 jobs for residents of Bay County.
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PC man accused in 2017 DUI crash pleads no contest

PANAMA CITY – A PC man accused in a 2017 DUI crash could be facing five years in prison. The 37 year old suspect pleaded no contest, Wednesday, to the incident on Back Beach Road (U.S. 98), July 11, causing life threatening injuries to a teen scooter driver.
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Undercover raid at Bay County massage parlor netted several arrests

PANAMA CITY BEACH – An undercover raid at a Bay County massage parlor netted several arrests. According to reports from the News Herald, four people were taken into custody at Aquarius Day Spa, on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach, after suspicions of prostitution were reported at the facility.
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Former VAC director pleads not guilty for alleged extortion

Panama City, Fla. – The former director of the Visual Arts Center pleaded not guilty to a nine-count indictment Tuesday afternoon in federal court. Vicki Middlemas is accused of using her position to steal money from the VAC and the city.
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Bay County man suspected in multiple armed burglaries

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Bay County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man they believe is connected to multiple armed burglaries and associated crimes. Deputies arrested Corey Gaddy, 39, Saturday, according to reports from the News Herald.
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