Holmes County Newswire

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  1. Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo marks 70th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Washington County News

    ... a local program that helps local residents with funding for screening and early detection. Through PINK, the Holmes County Health Department and Tri-County Community Council will be able to better help detect breast cancer through early screening. ...

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  2. Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo to celebrate 70thRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Washington County News

    ... a local program that helps local residents with funding for screening and early detection. Through PINK, the Holmes County Health Department and Tri-County Community Council will be able to better help detect breast cancer through early screening. ...

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  3. Teen foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Sheriff's Office reported 15-year-old Joseph Mitchell was found last night and before that his girlfriend was found after going missing shortly after Mitchell. Over the weekend, 15-year-old Joseph Mitchell Jackson of Opp, Ala., traveled to Holmes County to visit his girlfriend.

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  4. WHTC considers name changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Washington County News

    ... Panhandle Technical College. "Many years ago, Washington-Holmes Technical Center only served Washington and Holmes County," said Compton. "But today, our enrollment has changed. We are serving from Escambia County all the way to Leon County. We've ...

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  5. County approves 4% pay raiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Washington County News

    Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved a four percent pay raise for all non-union county employees and a county contribution of $35 per employee toward health insurance during called session Aug. 28. The same raise was offered to union employees, including those in the road department and ambulance service, but the union turned down ... (more)

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  6. Picnic in the park, Saturday, Sept. 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | Washington County News

    ... from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Ponce de Leon Springs. Picnic in the Park is sponsored by Holmes County Teen Court, Holmes County School Board, C.A.S.E. Coalition, Holmes County Law Enforcement and Florida Department of Environmental ...

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  7. HCDC, donut shop owners fight hurdle to business expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Washington County News

    ... tell you that you're the best employer in town, that's scary." The partnering owners eventually turned to the Holmes County Development Commission with their need for expansion. The commission had to get creative in coming up with possibilities to ... 4 comments

  8. Highlands deputy salary lowest in six-county regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 23 | Highlands Today

    ... County pays correctional deputies $20,000 a year. Police officers risk their lives on Bonifay streets in Holmes County for $21,840, according to a 2013 Florida Department of Law Enforcement study. “Absolutely,” Carr said. “You ...

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  9. Merchant seeks re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Washington County News

    A 1975 graduate of Holmes County High School, Merchant worked for the Florida Department of Transportation for 31 years before retiring.

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  10. Mayor Powell is Dist. 4 hopefulRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Washington County News

    Esto Mayor Danny Powell has formally announced his candidacy for Holmes County Commissioner, District 4. Mayor Powell has resided in the town of Esto since 2001 and has served on the Esto Town Council since 2004.

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  11. Ryals among top in state FCAT scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Washington County News

    Bonifay Elementary School fourth grader Jayla Ryals was recently praised by Senator Don Gaetz as being "one of the highest performing students in our state" and "among the very best in Holmes County" in regards to her FCAT scores.

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  12. Johnson seeks District 4 Comm. seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Washington County News

    Retired Holmes County native L.T. "Sonny" Johnson, Jr. is among those hoping to be District 4 voters' choice to represent them on the Holmes County Board of Commissioners.

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  13. County makes $98,000 property purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Washington County News

    Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approve to purchase 40 acres of land from Continental Forest, Inc. in the amount of $98,000 during the meeting of Aug. 12. The board became interested in purchasing more property as a dirt pit after studies showed one county pit running out and the county is in need of large dirt supplies for the upcoming ... (more)

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  14. FBC Bonifay's prayers answered for F.A.R.M. to help addictsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2014 | Florida Baptist Witness

    ... F.A.R.M., was a suggestion from a couple in Okeechobee, and First Baptist readily adopted the name. Meanwhile, Holmes County Baptist Association was struggling to maintain its little-used campground. The Holmes County Baptist Campground is now home ... 4 comments

  15. Holmes County Political Meet and Greet FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Washington County News

    Mingle with your Holmes County candidates seeking political office from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15 at the Bonifay Recreational Center located at 608 West McKinnon Ave. in Bonifay.

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  16. Person Found Responsible for Westville Mobile Home FireRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2014 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Tuesday, the State Fire Marshal and Holmes County Sheriff's Investigators announced they'd interviewed a suspect who admitted to starting all three fires from inside the residence.

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  17. Westville fire suspected to be arsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Washington County News

    Holmes County Sheriff's Office, along with the Florida State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire and Arson are investigating the fire in Westville that left four homeless on Aug. 7. According to the report this was the third of a series of fires at the residence, with fires also on July 10 and July 13. During the investigation arson was suspected and a ... (more)

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  18. Holmes County BOCC reviews possible budget cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | Washington County News

    The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners began refining the budget for the new fiscal year when they met Aug. 5. "As you know, last week we set our tentative millage rate at last year's rate, which was 9.6605," said Chair Monty Merchant.

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  19. HCSB board addresses cell phone policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | Washington County News

    Discussion turned to student cell phone use during the Aug. 5 meeting of the Holmes County District School Board after discussing the Code of Student Conduct, taking on a new point of view for technology usage in schools.

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  20. Esto approves financial assistance to lone festival chairRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | Washington County News

    ... parking for the Two Toe Tom Festival. Council tabled the intent of buying books titled Heart and History of Holmes County, The Heritage of Holmes County, Florida and Holmes County Cemetery Census because no members have been able to contact anyone ...

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