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A Walton County man found guilty of soliciting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl for sex via social media has been designated a Sexual Offender and now faces sentencing Sept. 7, State Attorney …
Data privacy legislation still under consideration by the Legislature could deliver a $21 billion hit to Florida’s economy. That’s according to watchdog group Florida TaxWatch, which on …
On July 11, the  Dothan Police Department received a missing persons report for Shauna Terry and her boyfriend, Damien Bell. The two were last seen leaving a Dothan motel in a red SUV on July …
Sports

Holmes County’s Jones named Class 1A Player of the Year

Holmes County ace pitcher, Colby Jones, was selected as the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 1A Player of the Year. In his senior season, Jones led Holmes County to a 24-7 record and pitched all seven …

Poplar Springs hosts 12th annual summer shootout

More than two dozen boys high school basketball teams traveled from around the region this week to compete at the 12th annual Poplar Springs summer camp. Last week, the varsity girls teams …

‘Calling foul’

12-year-old Tye Williams of Bonifay has been playing baseball for half his life in the Holmes County Dixie Youth Baseball Association. Today, his parents are challenging a decision by the league that …

FWC offering license-free fishing events in June

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will allow residents and visitors alike to go fishing in Florida without a license over two specific weekends this month.License-free …
Lifestyle
Opinion
A pro-lifer and a pro-choicer do lunch
The day Dobbs was handed down, I happened to be lunching with a new friend who was upset and angry over the decision. She's a libertarian and strongly pro-choice. I said "Sorry," and meant it. Not …
A belated Fourth of July missive
“Freedom … is not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s …
Dems’ dearth of ideas spawns weaponization of government against opponents
Instead of trying to win over voters by putting forward the best thinking in the marketplace of ideas, Democrats use government to make people do what they want them to do. If the people do not, the …
It's not what Trump knew, but what he had a responsibility to know
Watergate, whose 50th anniversary is upon us, is remembered for the question: "what did the president know and when did he know it?" But in our age of post-truth politics, the question loses its …
An open letter to the class of 2022
Dear Class of 2022, Here it is: the culmination of your high school career.  As you don your cap and gown and turn your tassel from the right to the left, I urge you to pause for a moment …
Entertainment
Remembering The Fish House and Mr. Tall WhiteHair
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” - Mark Twain When I was 18 years old, a proud new graduate of Port St. Joe High School, I got a job at the …
Inaugural ‘Flower Farm Tour’ blooms on May 28
Several local farms are collaborating to present the first annual Flower Farm Tour in an effort to encourage people to shop locally for their floral needs. Hosted by Black Barn Blossoms in Vernon, …
Vortex Spring Rodeo kicks off Friday
The Third Annual Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo will be held May 20 – 21 at The Original Vortex Spring, in Ponce de Leon. Gates open each day at 3 p.m. with events beginning at 7 p.m. …
State expands alligator hunting hours
Alligators in Florida will be targeted around-the-clock when the next hunting season begins in August. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a final rule change last week …
Holmes County churches host community egg hunt
Area churches held a community egg hunt Saturday, April 16, at Prosperity Park. More than 10,000 plastic eggs were filled with candy and goodies, and 20 bicycles and Easter baskets were also given …
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