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  1. Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Robert Jones to University of West Florida Board of TrusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Capital Soup

    Jones, 72, of Westville, is the chief executive officer of Jones-Phillips & Associates Inc. He served in the Florida Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve from 1966 to 1992. Jones previously served as a member of the Holmes County Planning Commission.

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  2. Tigers defeat Graceville, fall to Sneads; record 13-3Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | County Record

    The Blountstown Tigers are now 12-3 overall and 7-2 in the district after defeating Graceville last Tuesday, 3-2, then falling to Sneads Friday, 6-4. The Tigers traveled to Holmes County Monday and won 11-5.

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  3. Law enforcement agencies investigating string of vehicle burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Sheriff's Office , along with the Bonifay Police Department, the Bay County Sheriff's Office and the Washington County Sheriff's Office, are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries. Monday, March 23, the HCSO received a call from a citizen reporting his truck had been stolen some time during the early morning hours.

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  4. RICH: Into the horizonRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Washington County News

    I'm not entirely sure what Curtis Snell was thinking when he let me take the controls of his personal aircraft in a flying tour of the rural landscape on Saturday. Let's just say I'm happy to be on the inside page of this edition and not on the front for all the obvious reasons.

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  5. Jury selection begins Monday in FDOT eminent domain suitRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Washington County News

    A civil suit filed by the Florida Department of Transportation is expected to go to trial next week, with jury selection beginning Monday. The suit, filed in 2012, is an eminent domain action related to the widening of State Road 79, extending north of Cypress Creek Bridge to the Holmes County line.

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  6. Holmes Co. BOCC hires new EMS directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved a recommendation to hire a new director for the county's emergency medical operations in a regular meeting Feb. 10. By unanimous vote, Steve Connell will be the director of Holmes County EMS. Connell, who's been with Holmes County EMS for 24 years, said the long-term goal in his new leadership role over the EMS stations in Bonifay, Westville and a rapid response station in New Hope, is upgrading the level of care in EMS coverage across the county.

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  7. Winning Fantasy 5 ticket sold in EstoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Washington County News

    Five "Fantasy 5" players, including one in Holmes County, have selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot of $43,947.02 each. The Florida Lottery said Tuesday the winning tickets were purchased in Holmes County, Punta Gorda, Miami, Tamarac and Lantana.

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  8. Holmes County 4-H youth on target in state archery matchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County 4-H Dead Centers Archery Club competed in the 2015 Florida 4-H State Archery Match on Saturday. "We are very proud of all of our 4-H youth that attended the 4-H State Archery Match this year," said Holmes County 4-H Agent, Niki Crawson.

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  9. Two arrested in attempt to steal copper wireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Washington County News

    Holmes County Sheriff's Office arrested two men from Geneva County on March 11 in a failed attempt to steal copper wiring from a vacant home near S.R. 2 and Rum Rd. An alert citizen tipped off authorities of a burglary in progress and was able to provide a clothing description and tag number to deputies, who arrived to immediately find two suspects. Stefan Cox, 23, and Charles Huckabee, 46, were apprehended at the scene.

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  10. Tigers improve record to 9-1; host Altha on FridayRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2015 | County Record

    On Tuesday night, the Tigers hosted Holmes County. When the dust settled, the Tigers had a 1-0 victory.

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  11. JROTC rifle team is on the mark in rifle seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Washington County News

    Holmes County High School's JROTC rifle team showed off outstanding marksmanship on Feb. 23 in a shoulder to shoulder shootout against the Liberty County JROTC rifle team. Match 8 of the rifle season for the Blue Devils was against one of their toughest rivals.

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  12. Troy fraternity and wounded warriors hike through Holmes CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Washington County News

    A Troy State fraternity is carrying on the tradition of leaving no man behind as 19 brothers spent spring break trekking 128.3 miles to raise funds and awareness for wounded warriors. Many tired feet crossed over the Holmes County line from Alabama on Sunday as the Alpha Tau Omega Hard Walk 2015 group passed through on a five-day walk from Troy, Ala.

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  13. Home Improvements, Example of Chain ReactionRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2013 | Washington County News

    ... I put in an album the teaching certificates for Grandma Mary Young Meeker issued in 1891. She first taught in Holmes County at Mt. Olive and her certificate was signed by Whitmill Curry, Hholmes County's first Superintendent, . She taught one term ...

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  14. Holmes County alum Womble to lead Blue DevilsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Washington County News

    The past two years have not been especially fun for the Holmes County football program, though new coach Kevin Womble is hoping to change that in the very near future. Womble was named the new Blue Devils coach Friday after spending the past four seasons at Providence in Jacksonville as defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, and strength and conditioning coach.

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  15. Our View: Government in the SunshineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Washington County News

    ... maintain transparency and fostering a relationship with the people they serve. The Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser recently reported that the Town of Caryville had violated the Sunshine Law first by a councilmember's ...

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  16. Bonifay man arrested for possession of child pornographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Capital Soup

    ... multiple images and videos of child pornography on a computer owned by Theriot. Theriot was booked into the Holmes County Jail with no bond. This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 14 For Further Information Contact: Gretl ...

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  17. Power outages scheduled for Holmes County communities TuesdayRead the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | Washington County News

    As West Florida Electric Cooperative continues to improve lines and equipment in the Bonifay district, a planned power outage has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 beginning at 8:30 a.m. affecting only the following communities: East Pittman, Gritney, Caryville Campsites, Hathaway Mill, Bethlehem, Curry Ferry, Crews Crossroads, Driver's Crossroads, Miller's Crossroads, Ard's Crossroads, Rum Road, all of Teen Challenge, Mt. Ida Road, Dogwood Lakes Highway north of Marsh Road, north of S.R. 2 from Choctawhatchee River to Esto.

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

    Saturday Feb 28 | 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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  19. Early morning shooting suspect detainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | 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 ... 2 comments

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

    Feb 25, 2015 | 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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