Local News

Drug Probationer Re-Arrested On Drug Charges

Drug Probationer Re-Arrested On Drug Charges

On October 31st, 2017, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division, along with State Probation and Parole, served a search warrant at a residence in the city of Callaway. During the search, investigators found approximately four and a half ounces of powder cocaine, two pounds of marijuana, one ounce of crack cocaine, approximately eight […]

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Unlicensed Contractor Busted

Unlicensed Contractor Busted

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of a Baker man for charges relating to doing contracting work without a license. In August of 2017, a report was made to the BCSO pertaining to a couple who purchased a house in Callaway, and paid Timothy Simpler to complete renovations to the home. Simpler […]

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Southport Chop Shops Out Of Business

Southport Chop Shops Out Of Business

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office received numerous reports in October of stolen motorcycles in the Southport area. On October 20, 2017, responding to an anonymous tip, BCSO deputies went to a residence on Hamrick Road in Southport. The deputies could see a motorcycle within the residence and contacted the Criminal Investigations Division. Investigators responded to […]

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Former Assistant State Attorney Arrested

Former Assistant State Attorney Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of local attorney Greg Wilson. Wilson has been charged with one count of Introduction of Contraband into a Detention Facility and one count of Perjury. While working on an unrelated case, a Bay County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant discovered a possible inappropriate relationship between Wilson and an […]

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Business News

Unlicensed Contractor Busted

Unlicensed Contractor Busted

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of a Baker man for charges relating to doing contracting work without a license. In August of 2017, a report was made to the BCSO pertaining to a couple who purchased a house in Callaway, and paid Timothy Simpler to complete renovations to the home. Simpler […]

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Don’t Be SquHair Now Open

Don’t Be SquHair Now Open

Panama City – Don’t Be SquHair, Panama City’s newest Hair Salon is now open in their newly remodeled location. Located on Hwy 2301, in Bayou George, Don’t Be SquHair is conveniently located for those residing in the Northern part of Bay County. Morgan Isenberg, the proprietress is a Panama City native. She recently returned to […]

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BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

BCSO Warns of Texas Related Scams

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office today issued a scam alert for Bay County. Because of the dire flooding situation in Texas seen in the media and on social media, scammers will begin to send out emails and make phone calls in an attempt to fraudulently raise money for flood-relief in Texas.   The BCSO urges […]

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Panama City Kmart to Close

Panama City Kmart to Close

The Panama City Kmart on 15th & Lisenby is closing.  The store will begin liquidating on Thursday, with their final days of operation in December. Kmart is the latest victim of purchasing habits brought on by the internet and its wider array of offerings and pricing. 20,282 total views, 1 views today

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School News

Students Working Against Tobacco Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Students Working Against Tobacco Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

PANAMA CITY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Health in Bay County and Bay County’s Tobacco Free Partnership are recognizing Students Working Against Tobacco, SWAT, this week as they celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is October 23 – 31 annually. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. Red Ribbon Week […]

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Mia Burton, Local Educator Recognized With Shine Award

Mia Burton, Local Educator Recognized With Shine Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. In recognition of Blindness Awareness Month, five of the educators honored today teach visually […]

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Bay Booster Club Treasurer Arrested

Bay Booster Club Treasurer Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday the arrest of Rebecca Kominczak on Friday, October 13, 2017. Kominczak is the treasurer of the Bay High Booster Club and allegedly made personal purchases using a debit/credit card given to her by the Booster Club. The BCSO was contacted last week by the Bay County School Board […]

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Student Who Pointed Gun At Local School Arrested

Student Who Pointed Gun At Local School Arrested

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a juvenile in connection with an altercation in which the juvenile allegedly pointed a gun at victims. The incident took place outside the gym at a high school basketball game on January 6, 2017. The evening of January 6, the BCSO had two School Resource Deputies working a basketball […]

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Outdoor News

BCSO Rifle Range Open To Hunters

BCSO Rifle Range Open To Hunters

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office will open their rifle range on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am until 1pm. This is to offer hunters the opportunity to sight-in their rifles. The range is located on South Campflowers Road and JD Nolin Road in Bayou George. 291 total views, 2 views today

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Event CANCELLED  Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

Event CANCELLED Free Rabies Vaccinations For World Rabies Day

NOTE:  This event has been CANCELLED.    PANAMA CITY, Fla.- Today, on World Rabies Day, the Florida Department of Health in Bay County and Bay County Animal Control announces a free rabies vaccination event planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Frank Brown Park, located at 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, […]

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FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

FWC Rescues Texans Stranded In Storm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers are continuing to actively assist with disaster response efforts in the Houston area. FWC officers have rescued more than 200 Texans since arriving in the area after being deployed by Governor Scott in response to Texas’ request for emergency assistance. Nearly 125 FWC […]

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Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

As sure as I eat black-eyed peas and collard greens with hog jowls every New Year’s Day, we Americans love our traditions. Whether it’s our taste in music, what we wear, what and how we celebrate, or what we like to eat, our culture is centered on tradition. For hunters, our passion for the outdoors […]

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Other Recent Posts

Onlooker Arrested On Meth Charges

Onlooker Arrested On Meth Charges

On October 19, 2017, while Bay County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators were working a homicide scene at the Coconut Grove Motel, Brandon Dame approached the crime scene and spoke with individuals nearby. Dame then walked away from the immediate scene but remained close by and began acting suspicious. Investigators spoke with Dame and got consent […]

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Traffic Stop Yields Meth, 2 Arrests

Traffic Stop Yields Meth, 2 Arrests

On October 19, 2017, members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division, with assistance from Patrol deputies, conducted a traffic stop on two vehicles, a truck and a motorcycle that were following each other. A BCSO K9 alerted to the presence of narcotics within the truck. Upon searching the vehicle investigators found a […]

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Traffic Stop Results In Meth Charge

Traffic Stop Results In Meth Charge

On October 19, 2017, members of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Leanari Woodruff. During the traffic stop a K9 alerted to narcotics within the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle investigators found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. On scene, Woodruff initially gave investigators a false […]

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