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HOLMES COUNTY - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has announced the drawdown of Lake Victor beginning the first week of November and lasting through the first week of March …
CHIPLEY — A Caryville woman claims Cricket Wireless is still collecting payments on her sister’s cell phone account after her sister died. Sherry Bryant has been a Cricket Wireless …
BONIFAY – Lauren Kay Wambles pled no contest Wednesday, October 6, to being an accessory after the fact in connection to the 2020 homicide of 51-year-old Raul Ambriz Guillen. 24-year-old …
**UPDATE** BONIFAY – The early morning scene of an accident on Interstate 10 at mile marker 106 was more than emergency responders bargained for.   According to Florida Highway Patrol, David …
Sports

State Backs Limited Fishing of Goliath Grouper

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday backed limited fishing of goliath grouper.

Holmes County’s Jake Riley leads entire state in receiving yards

HOLMES COUNTY – Holmes County football player Jake Riley is currently No. 1 in the state for receiving yards. The senior has 593 yards through four games with the Blue Devils. “It’s a …

Rivalry in the mud

The Vernon Yellow Jackets hosted the Chipley Tigers Friday night in a classic local rivalry that has been ongoing for nearly 60 years. The Tigers dominated the field, despite the muddy …
Lifestyle
Opinion
Is it autumn for America?
The autumn leaves are expected to be extra vibrant this year in Pennsylvania, though they are changing colors a week later than is normal.That’s fitting. Very few things are “normal” this …
Sticking with my father on John Hinckley
News that a federal judge had approved the unconditional release of John Hinckley Jr. next June set my phone to ringing furiously earlier this week.Journalists naturally wanted to know what I thought …
Hometown football is more than a sport
The moment die-hard fans of our local football teams is finally here: The 2021 football season is underway. Our hometown teams are geared up for a successful season, but before we set them up on a …
Memories from 50 years ago in Bonifay, Florida and the U.S.
As a part of the 50th Year Celebration for the HCHS Classes of 1970 and 1971, the following information is provided for the enjoyment of all who may be of a certain age or who may have been around 50 …
Are you getting the vaccine?
We are seeing a resurgence of the Covid-19 and variants which had been predicted to happen due to relaxing precautions and celebrating Independence Day, family reunions, and other large gatherings …
Entertainment
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 …
Chipola Theatre announces 2021-2022 season
MARIANNA - The Chipola College Theatre Department announces its 2021-2022 season with a line-up of six plays that promise to be exciting entertainment for all ages.   For ten …