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Schools in the Holmes County district will be under “heightened security” when classes resume Monday, Nov. 29, following a threat received Sunday. According to a report from the Holmes …
HOLMES COUNTY – Having access to fresh fruits and vegetables is not always easy for some Holmes County residents. Holmes County UF/IFAS Extension Director Kalyn Waters recognized …
HOLMES COUNTY – Investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office have charged a south Florida man with several felonies in connection to his coercion and subsequent false …
Brandon Young, Chief Assistant State Attorney for Holmes County in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, has been appointed as a Circuit Court Judge by Gov. Ron DeSantis.  Young, who has served in …
Sports

Holmes County's Colby Jones signs with Northwest Florida State College

BONIFAY – Holmes County shortstop Colby Jones signed to play baseball for Northwest Florida State College on Wednesday.  In his junior year with the Blue Devils, Jones had a batting …

Will Tiger Woods ever play again? Let’s hope

Tiger Woods, who became his own cautionary tale, made his redemptive comeback in 2019 when he won the Masters. It had been 3,950 days since his last major win. It was probably the best comeback story …

Holmes County freshman advances to 1-A state golf tourney

Savannah Goodman fought back from a slow start to earn one of three individual qualifying spots in Tuesday, November 2, Region 1-1A golf tournament at St. Johns Golf and Country Club in …
Lifestyle
Opinion
Rittenhouse and clear self-defense: He should be found not guilty
Now 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for fatally shooting two men and wounding a third. He and a friend traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin to protect local business owners and provide medical aid …
Alec Baldwin and actors who play in areas they should not
Beware of actors with guns. The first to realize this, too late, was President Abraham Lincoln.According to the Los Angeles Times, “Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a …
The construct of ‘Two Americas’ has changed
In speeches at Stanford University in the mid-1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr coined the term “Two Americas.” He described the then starkly different lives and opportunities of social …
Bourbon and branch water in Washington, anyone?
Once upon a time, Democrats and Republicans worked together for the betterment of the country. Yes, I know it sounds crazy. Nowadays they act like they are trying to co-parent a teenager while going …
It’s like, literally, amazing
Maybe I am getting old. I remember when TV and water were free and pornography cost money. I remember when LGBT meant a lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato sandwich. My generation can actually fly …
Entertainment
Churches host Fall Fest for community
Three Holmes County churches came together on October 24 to host a Fall Festival for their community.Hickory Hill Baptist, Leonia Baptist and West Pittman Baptist Churches hosted the event where …
76th Annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo
BONIFAY - The Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo was held this past weekend, October 7-9 at Memorial Field in Bonifay. The rodeo included all the events  one would expect to see, such as barrel …
Break a leg: Theatre students perform with gusto
Artistically inclined students in the Holmes and Washington County School Districts can find an outlet for their creative spirit, within the community’s school-led theatres, whether their talents …
Touch a Truck a success
WESTVILLE – The West Pittman Baptist Church held a Touch A Truck event on Saturday September 25 as a way to bring the community together, allow children to learn about all sorts of heavy equipment …
Sand Jam postponed until 2022
PANAMA CITY, –  COVID-19 has thrown two solid blows to entertainment in Northwest Florida this year. The first was delaying Gulf Coast Jam and with the announcement today from …