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  1. More severe weather warnings issuedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Washington County News

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR HOLMES COUNTY, EASTERN WALTON COUNTY, AND CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA UNTIL 5:30 PM CDT AT 4:40 PM CDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETECTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAUREL HILL TO 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF DE FUNIAK SPRINGS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

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  2. Man rejects plea deal in deputy's shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Washington County News

    A DeFuniak Springs man rejected his attorney's advice to plead no contest on charges related to the suspect firing shots at a Holmes County Sheriff's deputy during a 2008 pursuit. A status hearing was called for 42-year-old Matthew Olin Bryant on Thursday leading up to the suspect's trial beginning next week.

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  3. Details emerge in double murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Joshua Brandyn Gaskey was already wanted in Escambia County for stealing checks from a church at the time he is believed to have killed Sheley and Jacqulyn Brooks at a Holmes County residence.

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  4. Neighbors React to Ponce de Leon MurdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... sheriff come up here and said that something bad had happened up the road," said neighbor Kenneth Stanley. Holmes County Sheriff's Officials say they were called to the residence along Grant Road around 6 p.m. Saturday. Once on scene officials found ...

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  5. Second victim dies in Saturday night shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Pensacola resident Joshua Brandyn Gaskey is now facing two counts of murder in Holmes County.

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  6. Second victim dies from Ponce de Leon shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Washington County News

    Sheley Glenn Brooks and his wife Jacqulyn Brooks were found shot in the head Saturday at a home in Ponce de Leon, according to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. Sheley Brooks, who had been discharged from Bay Medical Sacred Heart Monday, died Tuesday evening, according to Lt.

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  7. Shooting victims parents of Walton officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Walton County spokesman Louis Svehla confirmed Tuesday that a woman who was shot to death Saturday in Holmes County and her seriously wounded husband were the parents of Dede Hinote, Walton's deputy county administrator for administration.

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  8. HCDC considering possible niches for industrial parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Development Commission is pondering possible niches to hone in on for construction of the new industrial park. "One of the things we've talked about analyzing from a market perspective is what is the best industrial niche," said Stantec planning manager Ray Greer.

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  9. Man arrested in Holmes County killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Holmes County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the suspect and victims in a Saturday killing in Ponce de Leon.

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  10. Suspect, victims identified in PDL slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Sheriff's Office has officially released the names of the suspect in Saturday's murder in Ponce de Leon. Joshua Brandyn Gaskey, of Pensacola, was identified shortly and located in Escambia County shortly after the HCSO responded to the a residence on Grant Road in reference to a possible homicide.

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  11. Second victim remains in Bay Co. hospital after PDL slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Washington County News

    The second of two intended victims remains in unknown condition at a Bay County Hospital this evening, following a murder that took place at a Grant Rd. residence in Ponce de Leon Saturday, April 18. The Holmes County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible homicide at the residence shortly before 6 p.m. Upon arrival, investigators discovered two victims, a female who was deceased, and a male with life-threatening injuries. Two suspects were identified within less than five hours of the crime and are currently in custody in Escambia County on unrelated charges stemming from existing felony warrants. 2 comments

  12. Two in custody following Ponce de Leon murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Washington County News

    Two key persons of interest are in custody following a murder the Holmes County Sheriff's Office reports happened Saturday, April 18, in Ponce de Leon. The HCSO responded to a report of a possible homicide at a Ponce de Leon residence shortly before 6 p.m. HOLMES COUNTY - Two key persons of interest are in custody following a murder the Holmes County Sheriff's Office reports happened Saturday, April 18, in Ponce de Leon.

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  13. HCSO responding to murder sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Sheriff's Office is responding to a report of a murder in Ponce de Leon. A female victim has been reported as deceased and a male victim is in unknown condition.

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  14. Caryville man charged in Walton armed robbery after DNA matchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Washington County News

    A local man was extradited to Walton County from the Holmes County Jail Thursday following his identification as the suspect in an armed robbery. Simeon Lee Prevatt, 32, of 800 Wrights Creek Rd. in Caryville, was being held in Holmes County on charges of dealing in stolen property when the Walton County Sheriff's Office received a report that DNA and fingerprints found at the scene of an armed robbery matched that of Prevatt.

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  15. DNA match leads to alleged robberRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... and fingerprints belonged to 32-year-old Simeon Lee Prevatt, of Caryville, who is currently serving time at Holmes County Jail, the release said. He will be extradited to Walton County to face charges. Contact Daily News Staff Writer Trista Pruett ...

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  16. Holmes Co. Development Commission plans branding and grant searchRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Development Commission hopes a new branding campaign and seeking out possible rural development grants will give developers more reasons to glance in Holmes County's direction. It's no secret rural counties rely - and thrive - heavily on state and federal grants that help economic expansion projects transpire. 2 comments

  17. RICH: What should we add to the blank canvas?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Washington County News

    ... I'd written about the very same topic that week. That headline told me the pondering of industrial growth in Holmes County is something that's been going on for 60 years. The article was about a public meeting called in which all "citizens ...

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  18. School canceled, juvenile in custody after bomb scareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Washington County News

    ... of an explosive. They checked every vehicle and bus before the campus was cleared of any potential danger. The Holmes County Sheriff's Office said no suspicious devices were found in or around the school after a thorough search. However, enough ... 1 comment

  19. Gas tax revenue distribution up for reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Washington County News

    The Town of Ponce de Leon spent much of the April 2 meeting wondering which direction the county will go in to determine how much gas tax revenue the town will see in the future. The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is currently reviewing the method used to decide how the six cent gas tax earned by the county on every gallon of fuel sold is distributed to municipalities within the county.

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  20. Jones reappointed to UWF board of trusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Washington County News

    Gov. Rick Scott has reappointed a Holmes County native to a second term on the University of West Florida Board of Trustees. "I've always been very interested in education," Jones said.

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