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  1. Shooting in Bonifay Sends One to Hospital, and One to JailRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... o get the gun away from him. Wright will be processed at the Washington County Jail before extradition back to Holmes County. At this time Wright is being held on a charge of Armed Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and Attempted Felony Murder.

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  2. Early morning shooting suspect detainedRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Washington County News

    ... The victim, whose identity is not released at this time, was transported to Doctors Memorial Hospital by Holmes County EMS and later to Bay Medical Center by helicopter. The victim remains in serious condition. Wright is being held on $70,000 bond ...

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  3. Former assistant principal sentenced for sexual batteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Mississippi Press

    A former assistant principal in Holmes County has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for sexual battery of a 10th grade student. George Lomax, the former assistant principal of Jacob McClain High School in Lexington, was convicted this past week in Holmes County Circuit Court.

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  4. School board to make audio from meetings available to publicRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Washington County News

    Holmes District School Board passed a unanimous decision in a brief regular meeting Feb. 17 to make audio recordings of meetings available online to the public in the future. Before minutes from the Feb. 3 meeting were approved, Kolmetz asked for an amendment to include comments she made at the end of the meeting reiterating that no statutes exist to prevent non-residents of Holmes County from speaking out at public board meetings.

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  5. L to R: Theodore Brodeak, Steven OverstreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 21 | WTVM

    ... r-old Steven Overstreet. The investigation also led to two additional thefts in Geneva County and one theft in Holmes County, FL., all of which were allegedly committed by Brodeak and Overstreet.

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  6. Freeport Returns Home With 1A State Hoops Title TrophyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... for Walton County, Paxton won it last year, South Walton in 2013. Ponce de Leon, just on the east side of the Holmes county line won it in 2012.

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  7. HCSB listens to more scrutiny over "status quo"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Washington County News

    ... school board meetings and the board's policy to limit comments to a five minute allotment for residents of Holmes County only. "Unless you can provide some evidence that limiting speakers based on their home addresses (is allowed under Florida law), ...

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  8. Holmes Co. councils take action on grant-funded improvementsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Washington County News

    Local governments in Holmes County tended to the business of making the most of grant funding from multiple sources for projects ranging from road construction to water system replacement and the acquisition of future reinforcements for hazardous weather. On Tuesday, Bonifay City Council received a proposal from engineering firms ARCADIS and David H. Melvin, Inc. to manage a project covered by funding from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

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  9. Facebook post sparks investigation of alleged equestrian abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County community was left buzzing after a social media post went viral last week, accusing a Bonifay horse farm of the neglect and abuse of over two dozen horses. Amy Shepherd of the Marianna-based Hidden Springs Horse Rescue said a quick response was what she had in mind when she authored the Feb. 5 Facebook post expressing concern about information she received regarding conditions at Lewis Quarter Horses in Bonifay.

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  10. HCSO seeks info on burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Sheriff's Office is asking residents in the vicinity of County Road 173 to be alert after two residential burglaries were reported in the area earlier today. One took place between CR 173 and Cody Taylor Lane, and another between CR 173 from Bonifay to Tri-County Rd .

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  11. Photos of the Week 2.5.2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | De Funiak Springs Herald-Breeze

    ... Thursday night. (Photo by Patrick Casey) CRETE ZORN (3) of Ponce de Leon scored 13 points in a 63-53 win over Holmes County in Bonifay on Jan. 27. The Pirates won their first game against their rivals in Bonifay since December of 2006. (Photo by ...

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  12. Deputies arrest eight on felony chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Washington County News

    Holmes County Sheriff's deputies arrested eight Bonifay residents in a roundup of felony arrests stemming from various investigations conducted over the past six months.

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  13. Superintendent responds on decision to suspend teacherRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Washington County News

    ... a parent meeting," Steverson wrote. Steverson distributed the letter in front of a packed house at the Jan. 20 Holmes County School Board meeting in which her family and students spoke out in support of

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  14. Paving grants on the horizonRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Washington County News

    Holmes County may see miles of dirt road slowly disappear over the next several years if county commissioners get their wish to receive grant funding to cover the cost. The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners reviewed a plan to apply for grants from the Florida Department of Transportation that would cover projects to pave rural dirt roads throughout the county.

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  15. Middlebrooks Park slated for improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Washington County News

    ... installation of fitness equipment, such as a rowing machine and vertical press. - Reviewed a notice from the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners to sell a .65-acre parcel of vacant property located at the corner of Bay Ave. and Pine St. near ...

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  16. PDL girls win sixth straightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | De Funiak Springs Herald-Breeze

    ... season and is one of only two teams to score more than 60 points against the Bulldogs so far this season. Holmes County was the other squad to do so in a 78-71 loss in Freeport on Jan.5. Tim Alford is in his 20th season at the helm of the Pirates' ...

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  17. "Remember, it is not the things you have that make you happy. It is...Read the original story

    Sep 27, 2012 | Washington County News

    On Feb. 7, 1867, a literary legend was born, seven miles north of the small Village of Pepin, Wis., to Charles Phillip and Caroline Lake Ingalls. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was the name to be given to this legend - a legend that lives on with the Ingalls family in Holmes County.

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  18. BHS teacher suspended for alleged insubordinationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Washington County News

    ... original version of this story incorrectly stated that The Concerned Citizens for the Positive Development of Holmes County group planned to protest Superintendent Eddie Dixon's discipline decision. Spokesperson Rev. Eddie Eaton said the actual ...

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  19. Rickety Holmes Co. wooden bridges phasing outRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Washington County News

    Some of the residents on Old Liberty School Road off of County Road 177 in Holmes County have had to take an even longer scenic route to and from home as construction to replace one lane wooden bridges on dirt roads throughout the county continues. The Florida Department of Transportation recently awarded a $577,753 contract to replace the wooden bridge on Old Liberty School Road that once spanned Gum Creek.

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  20. Holmes Co. inmate sentenced in escapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | Washington County News

    Holmes County Jail inmate Jeffrey Shardon Morrill, 32, will spend the rest of his natural life in jail following two escape attempts over the summer. There were over 100 cases on the Jan. 21 pre-trial court docket in Holmes County with offenses covering everything from possession and manufacture of controlled substances to burglary, battery and sex offenses. 2 comments