Holmes County Newswire

Holmes County Newswire

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

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  1. One dead, 5 injured in fiery crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Washington County News

    Alabama State Troopers are working to notify several families of loved ones involved in a fiery crash that happened around 8:30 Friday morning in Geneva County, Alabama, just over the Holmes County, Florida line. Details of what led to the crash remain unclear at this time; however, troopers report the crash involved an SUV and two pick-up trucks, all of which burst into flames.

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  2. Busloads of Wildwood fans descend on Lakeland to support girls' title ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | The Daily Commercial

    That's because many residents headed south to watch the Wildwood Middle High School girls basketball team play Bonifay Holmes County in the Class 1A Final Four in the Lakeland Center.

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  3. Commissioners approves road projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Washington County News

    BONIFAY – In last Tuesday's regular session meeting of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners, County Engineer Cliff Knauer and Engineer Jake Mathis of Melvin Engineering, presented the board with recommendations for this year's Small Community Outreach Program and Small County Road Assistance Program submittal lists. The board approved the recommendations which will allow for widening and resurfacing or paving for four Holmes County roads.

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  4. 4-H plants red mapleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Washington County News

    Members of Holmes County 4-H and the Florida Forestry Service partnered to plant a tree in Middlebrooks Park. The red maple sapling was left over after a tree give away during Arbor Day.

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  5. Esto Council on properties: We should lead by exampleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Washington County News

    ... discussed by the council but was not approved.  Town Attorney Jeff Goodman advised the council to look at Holmes County's policy on nuisances and model the town policy after the county's. The issue is expected to be brought up again when the ...

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  6. Wildwood overcomes slow start to earn Final Four berth Updated Feb 14, 2017 atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Daily Commercial

    ... advances to the Class 1A state semifinals at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at The Lakeland Center against Bonifay Holmes County or Port St. Joe. “We were thinking too much instead of just getting out there and playing our brand of basketball,” ...

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  7. Happy 150th birthday, Laura Ingalls WilderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Washington County News

    Laura Ingalls Wilder died Feb. 10, 1957 - but it was the 150th anniversary of her birth that local residents were celebrating 60 years later, on Feb. 10, 2017. The celebration, held at the Holmes County Historical Society Museum on Kansas Avenue in Bonifay, was a simple affair, with Holmes County Historical Society President Randy Torrance serving up hotdogs and birthday cupcakes while those in attendance heard stories about Wilder's life and took part in judging a contest for "Best Pioneer Girl Dress" contest.

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  8. Art farm owners move on from collapsed dreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Washington County News

    ... up to leave a touristy Caribbean island to sink their $50,000 life savings into an investment in the Holmes County countryside. “We are 100 percent grateful to those people who believed in us and accepted us into their community. ...

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  9. Laurel Hill snaps streak, beats Paxton for 1-1A titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 11 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... a regional quarterfinal matchup against the loser of Saturday night's District 2-1A championship game between Holmes County and Graceville. Paxton will play the winner of that game, also on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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  10. Severe Thunderstorm WarningRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 7 | RickeyStokesNews.com

    The National Weather Service in Tallahassee has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Houston County in southeastern Alabama... Eastern Geneva County in southeastern Alabama... Northeastern Holmes County in the Panhandle of Florida... North central Jackson County in the Panhandle of Florida... * Until 500 PM CST * At 414 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located near Slocomb, or 7 miles northwest of Graceville, moving east at 40 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

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  11. Great American Bingo opens in BonifayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Washington County News

    BONIFAY – The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to Bonifay last Friday with a grand opening celebration. The Great American Bingo Hall, located at 495 St. Johns Road in Bonifay, offers both smoking and non smoking rooms in which to play.

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  12. Trail Life: 'Fostering Godly men'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Washington County News

    ... than 2,000 pounds of non-perishable goods and $700 in cash donations, which was distributed equally to the Holmes County Ministerial Association food bank and Chipley's Share and Care Community Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to help expand the ...

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  13. Putnam: Rural areas get 'short shrift'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | Washington County News

    ... counties, however, with the establishment of an interlocal agreement with the City of Bonifay and Holmes County to expand commercial opportunities outward from the established commercial corridor on U.S. 79 south from I-10 to Douglas Ferry ...

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  14. Suspect facing felony chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Washington County News

    HOLMES COUNTY – On January 16, 2017, the Holmes County Sheriff's Office received a report that a Geneva, Alabama business was broken into. Checks that were stolen during the burglary were forged and cashed at a local convenience store in Holmes County.

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  15. Tigers are 13-6 after wins over Wewa and St. JoeRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2016 | County Record

    The Blountstown Tigers have improved to 13-6 after wins over Wewa and Port St. Joe and a loss to Holmes County. On January 24, the Tigers hosted Wewa and easily the defeated the Gators, 78-56.

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  16. Taylor takes oath of officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Washington County News

    On January 27 at the Holmes County Courthouse, Luke Taylor was sworn in as the new judge for Holmes County in the 14h Judicial Circuit. Taylor was accompanied by his wife, Meg and their three children as Lead Circuit Judge Elijah Smiley gave Taylor the oath office, officially swearing him in.

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  17. School board mulls old campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Washington County News

    BONIFAY –Holmes County School Board convened in a special meeting Friday to discuss the fate of the old Bonifay Elementary and Middle School campuses when the new K-8 school opens this fall. With the vacating of the current campuses, school board members are faced with the question of what to do with the property after the new academic year begins.

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  18. Manhunt suspect captured in DeFuniak SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Walton Sun

    ... near Davis Lane and Will Kelly Avenue. Deputies and K9 units, DeFuniak Springs officers and K9 units from the Holmes County Sheriff's Office and Walton Correctional Institution looked for Ruggierello until the search was suspended because of ...

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  19. BMS to present Beauty and the Beast Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Washington County News

    ... Bonifay Middle School's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. will be presented to the public at the Holmes County Ag Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 and Friday, May 19. Admission will be available at the door and is $5 with children four ...

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  20. Lady Tigers drop three straight gamesRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2016 | County Record

    ... Alyia Everett and Maria Rebollar with 2 each. On Friday night, the Lady Tigers were overpowered by a strong Holmes County team, 68-29. The Tigers were led by Kortnie Johnson with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Krystyna Everett added 9 points followed by ...

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