Holmes County Newswire

Holmes County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Holmes County, FL.

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  1. Washington and Holmes Community EventsRead the original story

    Monday Jun 29 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County 4-H Tech Wizards Program is offering a free summer mentoring program to Holmes County youth ages 9-13 who are interested in STEM . Programs will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 1, Wednesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 29. Meetings will be held at the Holmes County Ag Center located at 1169 East Highway 90. For more information call Niki Crawson or Charlea Horn at 547-1108.

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  2. Holmes County celebrates faith and freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Washington County News

    The 2015 Panhandle Patriotic Celebration drew thousands to the Bonifay Recreation Center Sunday night to celebrate faith and freedom in the festival's twelfth year. This year's attendance topped out at around 3,000, while last year's fest saw about 5,000 people.

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  3. Holmes County looking at future use along widened SR 79Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Development Commission is working with its neighbors in Washington County to ponder future use along the new two-laned State Road 79 extending south of I-10 to the Washington County line. HCDC executive director Raymon Thomas said meetings are just beginning with the Chipley Redevelopment Agency to determine which direction the City of Bonifay may want to go in with what it will aim to see happen along the widened highway.

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  4. Lynn Haven mayor connects with Bonifay KiwanisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Washington County News

    Lynn Haven Mayor Margo Anderson spoke to the Bonifay Kiwanis Club in its weekly luncheon meeting June 17. Anderson has ties to Holmes County through her mother, who is from the area. She spoke to Kiwanians about her family's influence on her drive to be involved in public service as a teacher and her run for mayor.

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  5. Holmes County employees give the gift of bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Washington County News

    Anyone who noticed the Big Red Bus parked in the Holmes County Courthouse parking lot June 17 might be happy to know county employees were inside giving a gift with no known substitute - the gift of blood. "You just never know when you might need some yourself," said Diane Eaton, clerk of court employee.

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  6. HCSO arrests 4 on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Washington County News

    A search warrant at a Minnesota Avenue residence in Bonifay by the Holmes County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of four on various drug charges. HCSO executed the warrant Friday, June 19, and located a variety of controlled substances inside the residence.

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  7. Firefighters get donated food to Holmes County residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | Washington County News

    ... families that come in here," said Murphy. "They're working, but they're just not quite making ends meet." HOLMES COUNTY - Over two dozen people with empty boxes and numbered tickets in hand formed a long line out the front door of Esto City Hall ...

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  8. Bonifay woman charged in shaken baby caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Washington County News

    A Bonifay woman was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with one count of aggravated child abuse after authorities received a call involving an unresponsive infant. Bonifay Police Department and Holmes County EMS responded at about 3:30 a.m. to a home on Aretta St. and transported a five-week-old infant to Doctors Memorial Hospital. 1 comment

  9. Health department cuts jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners learned in the June 9 regular meeting that the county health department was forced to issue over a dozen pink slips due to funding issues. "As a result of the legislative changes and the federal government not giving Florida as much money with the Low Income Pool , we had to put together a workforce reduction plan," said Karen Johnson, Holmes County Health Department administrator.

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  10. Owens earns leadership training milestoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Washington County News

    ... very fortunate I'm there and can pick up on some things that may enhance our learning opportunities here in Holmes County." Owens is also on the FSBA Board of Directors representing the collective interests of Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Walton and ...

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  11. The 110th session of historic Brock reunion set is June 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Washington County News

    ... three sons all in the Hinson Cross Roads area. The Brock Reunion will be meeting in its present location, the Holmes County Agriculture Center Building on U. S. 90 East of Bonifay on Saturday, June 20, and you are invited. This is our tenth year in ...

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  12. Don't trash it' - Recycling center can save businesses cashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Recycling Center wants residents to know it's an underutilized local resource that could save local businesses a bundle of cash each month. Tucked away on Thomas Drive in Bonifay near Doctors Memorial Hospital and Holmes Correctional Institute, the county recycling center is a well-organized operation in charge of disposing of recyclable and hazardous waste generated in the county.

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  13. Authorities seeking information on stolen tractorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Washington County News

    The 6105 John Deere Tractor was taken from the intersection of R.M. Ward Road and U.S. 90 in Westville. Holmes County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about this incident to call HCSO at 547-3681 or CRIME STOPPERS 1-866-689-8477.

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  14. Kitchen fire erupts in mobile homeRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 11 | Washington County News

    Bonifay Fire and Rescue, Esto Fire Department, Pittman Volunteer Fire Department and Holmes County EMS responded to the call that came in at 3:55 p.m. The caller said smoke was drifting from the roof at both ends of the home. First responders arrived on scene at 4:11 p.m. Two firefighters forced their way into the home and quickly extinguished a fire confined to the kitchen area.

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  15. Authorities seeking information on stolen tractorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Washington County News

    The 6105 John Deere Tractor was taken from the intersection of R.M. Ward Road and U.S. 90 in Westville. Holmes County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about this incident to call HCSO at 547-3681 or CRIME STOPPERS 1-866-689-8477.

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  16. Historic Highway 90 Corridor enters next phaseRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 9 | Washington County News

    "The corridor is unique because it is divided into two segments by a part of Holmes County," said Heather Lopez, Washington County Tourist Development Council Director. The easternmost of the two segments centers on Chipley, while the westernmost segment passes through the city of Caryville on the Choctawhatchee River.

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  17. City to fund new fire gearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | Washington County News

    ... wasn't clear where funding would come from to foot the bill. In recent weeks, the council penned a letter to Holmes County Board of County Commissioners asking for financial backing to support the fire department since about 80 percent of fire calls ...

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  18. HCSO arrests 1 in vehicle theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | Washington County News

    ... June 5, after the victim received information it was in the Houston County area. An investigator from the Holmes County Sheriff's Office was able to locate the vehicle in Dothan, with assistance from Houston County Sheriff's Office. Anthony Dault of ...

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  19. Man charged with drug traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 5 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Deputies spoke to Michael Joe Potter of DeFuniak Springs just before noon Wednesday and learned he had an active warrant from Holmes County, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

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  20. Meth Lab Discovered in DeFuniak Springs HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Deputies went to Rockman Lane Wednesday morning after someone reported a man was trespassing. They quickly learned he had a warrant out of Holmes County.

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