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  1. Santa's helpers: USPS employees assist St. Nick in mail deliveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Washington County News

    Scores of those letters flow through post offices across the United States, and those in the Washington and Holmes county area are no exception. The counties' largest post offices are among those who have helpers enlisted to ensure Jolly 'ol St. Nick's mail not only flows properly, but is also answered as much as possible.

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  2. Showing her inner beauty: Local beauty queen leads toy driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Washington County News

    Future Little Miss Holmes County Emma Grace Fowler has no trouble showing she's more than just a pretty face. The 7 year old Bonifay Elementary School student heard about the Grady Chitty Memorial Toy Run and its efforts to provide Christmas gifts to children in the Holmes and Washington County Guardian ad Litem program and decided she didn't want the program's kids to miss out on the fun of Christmas morning.

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  3. No charges for suspended BES teacherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Washington County News

    The Office of the State Attorney says it won't pursue criminal child abuse or endangerment charges against a Bonifay Elementary School teacher who was found to have been under the influence if illicit drugs while in her classroom. BES third grader teacher Dawn Hersman was placed on an "indefinite leave of absence" by the Holmes County School Board last month after a complaint was filed alleging the teacher was involved in drug related activity.

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  4. Holmes Co. units respond to early morning structure fireRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 30 | Washington County News

    An early morning fire destroyed what is known locally as the old Dogwood Lakes store in Holmes County, but illustrated a quick response time from Holmes County based fire departments. Bonifay Fire Chief Shay McCormick reports that dispatchers received the call around 4:06 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. The caller reported a structure fire at a commercial building at the intersection of Highway 177-A and Marian Drive.

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  5. Westville woman charged with filing false abuse reportsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Washington County News

    The Bonifay Police Department reports the arrest of a Westville woman for calling in "multiple" false child abuse reports to the state's abuse hotline. Jessica Elizabeth Combee, 28, of Westville, is charged with 28 felony counts of the false reports, which were reportedly filed by Combee against two Holmes County households.

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  6. Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Chipola College District Board of TrusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Capital Soup

    Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Kyle Hudson and the reappointments of Hannah Sumner Causseaux and Daniel Ryals III to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees. Hudson, 33, of Westville, is the Holmes County Clerk of the Circuit Court.

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  7. Tobacco Free Florida can double your chances of quitting smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Washington County News

    The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 20. The Florida Department of Health in Holmes County and Tobacco Free Florida are encouraging tobacco users to plan in advance to quit on that day or to use the day to make a quit plan. The Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is currently in its 39th year.

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  8. Burglary ring busted with help from communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Sheriff's Office reported with help from citizens the sheriff's office was able to break up a burglary ring that covers Holmes, Walton, Washington and Jackson Counties. According to the report, on Veterans Day, information was received from a burglary victim, in Westville, which identified the suspects. 1 comment

  9. Holmes Co. schools honor veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | Washington County News

    ... found at www.bonifaynow.com in the photo gallery and video can be found on Facebook at Washington County News-Holmes County Advertiser for both Bonifay Elementary School and Bethlehem School's Veterans' Day Celebrations.

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  10. Holmes Co. voter turnout 'average' for midtermRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Washington County News

    Out of the 11,123 of registered voters in Holmes County the number of early voters are 1,256 and the number of absentee voters are 1,386, which according to Holmes County Supervisor of Elections Debbie Wilcox Morris, is an average number for a midterm election. She continues to try to encourage voters to participate in the election process because it "impacts everyone who lives in Holmes County."

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  11. Barton bids Holmes Co. BOCC goodbyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Washington County News

    After over 27 years of service in Holmes County, EMS Director Greg Barton turned in his notice of retirement for approval at the board's Oct. 28 meeting. "Over these years I have had the honor and privilege to help those in need in some of the most unfortunate times of their lives and this has been a true blessing to me," said Barton.

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  12. CAGE v. STATERead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2014 | FindLaw

    ... by Scott Stuart, John R. Henry, Jr ., attorneys for appellee. A 1. Jeremy Cage appeals his conviction in the Holmes County Circuit Court for statutory rape, arguing that the trial court erred in excluding certain evidence and in denying his motion ...

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  13. 2014 Holmes County Campaign ContributionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2014 | Washington County News

    ... $706.20. May 1 - May 31: monetary contributions were $0: expenditures were $113.10; expenditures were for Holmes County Supervisor of Elections (petitions) $13.10 and City of Bonifay (place signs in city limits) $100. June 1 - June 20: Candidate ...

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  14. Bonifay man and juvenile arrested in string of burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Washington County News

    ... Reeves, 22, of Bonifay. Also taken into custody was a 16-year-old of Bonifay. Reeves was booked into the Holmes County jail on charges of burglary of a structure, armed burglary, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, two counts grand theft and petit ...

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  15. Community pulls together to keep on of their ownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Community is pulling together to help a local family stay not only in Holmes County but in America. "Carla Templeton owns the Silver Door off of Bethlehem Road and she has become extremely active in our community in every aspect and she has been having some immigration problems," said Julia Bullington, Director of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce.

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  16. WINGS temporarily replaced by 'after school program'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Washington County News

    ... said Dixon. "This just gives us a little more time to think of something." Property purchase agreement with Holmes County Board of County Commissioners. Dixon assured the Board that in the agreement the school board does not have to start paying the ...

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  17. Farm Share program reaches hundredsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Washington County News

    Volunteers came by the dozens to hand out food for over 500 local families through the efforts of the Holmes County Health Department and Food Share at the Holmes County Agriculture Center on Oct. 24. "We're a non-profit organization that takes donations from organizations and individuals and we pass it out to the people through communities, events and so forth," said Willie Davis, truck driver and warehouse man for Food Share. "The more that is donated the more we can give.

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  18. Whitehurst hired as Holmes Co. CoordinatorRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | Washington County News

    Holmes County Board of County Commissioners voted to hire Wendel Whitehurst as the Holmes County Coordinator during their Oct. 14 meeting, with a vote of four to one, with Chair Monty Merchant voting "no." Whitehurst was originally hired in March as a FEMA Coordinator on temporary employment while FEMA work was being done to fix roads damaged by the heavy rains over the last two years.

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  19. Cities announce official "Trick-or-Treat" datesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Washington County News

    Chipley - "Trunk-Or-Treat" will be held in lieu of "Trick-or-Treat" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Pal's Park on Saturday, Nov. 1. Children's games and activities will also be available. In Holmes County, only the City of Bonifay has reported an official date.

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  20. Early voting begins MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Washington County News

    In Holmes County, early voting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays at the Elections Office, located at 201 N Oklahoma Street, Suite 102 in Bonifay. In Washington County, early voting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays at the Elections Office, located at 1331 South Blvd. in Chipley.

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