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Wednesday | Washington County News

Second Inmate in Custody

The second inmate who escaped from the Holmes County Jail early this morning was captured shortly after 9 a.m. today.

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Wednesday | Washington County News

Challender at large and dangerous

One man has been captured and one is still at large after escaping from custody at the Holmes County Jail early this morning.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Washington County News

Holmes earns "C" in preliminary 'school grades'

Florida school grades and preliminary grades are in, recently released by the Florida Department of Education, with Holmes County averaging a "C" from the state.

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Washington County News

Residents: We're still waiting for answers

Some residents were back in front of the Holmes County School Board when they met in regular session last week seeking answers they say they still have not received.

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Washington County News

'We can do a better job'

Holmes County Board of County Commissioners called a workshop to speak with road workers and foremen to discuss concerns about road work and maintenance.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Washington County News

Early voting begins August 16

"Being an involved voter has become more and more important in today's world," said Morris.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Washington County News

HCSO arrests 2 in firearms theft

The Holmes County Sheriff's Office has taken two suspects into custody in connection with a burglary that occurred last month.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Washington County News

Low attendance doesn't stop Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing

About 250 people came out for this year's Southern Gospel Sing, a stark contrast to the thousands that once attended the more than 60-year Holmes County tradition.

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Related Topix: Bonifay, FL, Gospel, Bill Gaither, The Gaither Vocal Band, Gaither Vocal Band, The Nelons

Washington County News

H.C. school board debates live vs. virtual Spanish teacher

Holmes County school board members Tuesday stalled on filling a position that would give half its student body a chance at a popular state scholarship.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Washington County News

County approves gas tax ordinance

Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved the ordinance extending the county gas tax for another seven years after a public hearing held during the meeting of June 24. "There's limits on what we can tax and gas is one that we can," said County Attorney Jeff Goodman.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Washington County News

Shaving to make a difference

Even though 12-year-old Alexzandrea "Allie" Smith is only in the seventh grade at Bonifay Middle School, she stood up to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer with her public declaration in front of hundreds on June 1. Smith said she was inspired to help a six-year-old little girl by the name of Carolyn Hendrix of Pensacola who was ... (more)

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Washington County News

Holmes County celebrates God and country

Nearly 10,000 came out for the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration event Sunday, held at the Bonifay Recreation Field.

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Washington County News

Holmes County celebrates God and country

Nearly 10,000 came out for the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration event Sunday, held at the Bonifay Recreation Field.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Washington County News

Bonifay man convicted of drug trafficking on Wednesday

According to the State Attorney's Office a Holmes County jury convicted Jeffrey Morrill, 32, of Bonifay of trafficking in more than 200 grams of methamphetamine on Wednesday, June 25. Assistant State Attorney Brandon Young showed jurors during the one-day trial that officers discovered two bottles of methamphetamine liquid in Morrill's barn on Oct.

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