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National Housekeeping Week highlights contributions of cleaning professionals

National Housekeeping Week was observed September 12 through 18, recognizing the value of those who serve in the professional cleaning industry. Whether caring for businesses, private homes, or …

The only side former U.S. Congressman Allen Boyd concerns himself these days is of beef. And when it comes to trying to fit under a big tent, the only polar opposites he has to draw to the middle …

I used to think I was a better Christian whenever I sat next to someone in church whose Bible didn’t have as many underlined passages as mine.Then one day, my husband Bert bought me a new Bible for …

BONIFAY – Saturday saw the celebration of the official re-opening of a Holmes County recreation staple. Golfers have been enjoying the recently revitalized greens of the Dogwood Lakes Golf …

BONIFAY – More than a thousand were in attendance for the return of the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration in Bonifay on July 4.Due to the pandemic, last year’s celebration was adjusted to …

Here is a list of upcoming Vacation Bible Schools for the local area. Shepherds Gate ChurchCHIPLEY – Shepherds Gate Church will hold VBS from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday, July 5 through …

The shocking number of animal cruelty cases reported every day is just the tip of the iceberg—most cases are never reported. Unlike violent crimes against people, cases of animal abuse are not …

They didn’t name them Mayhaws for no reason. The small red (sometimes yellowish) fruit that tastes somewhat like an apple is a native fruit that is often found growing wild in the low places …

PONCE DE LEON — More than 200 pounds in four years is how much weight a local teacher lost to pursue her goal to feel healthier than ever, but she is not stopping there. Ponce De Leon High …

BONIFAY — The pro wrestling community is once again coming together to fight a common opponent: cancer. “Wrestling Against Cancer” is taking place this Saturday, May 8, at the Bonifay Rec …

HOLMES COUNTY – Each year, Holmes County is the site of several agriculture research trials under the direction of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural …

WESTVILLE – Area churches held a community egg hunt Saturday, April 3, at Prosperity Park. More than 10,000 plastic eggs were filled with candy and goodies, and 20 bicycles and Easter baskets were …

CHIPLEY – From trailblazer to patriot, Jeanne Betts of Chipley has held many titles in her lifetime. On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, she added one more: Centenarian.Betts commemorated her …

BONIFAY – Wes Hampton, known for his tenor talents in the Gaither Vocal Band, will be featured during “Gospel Music Weekend’, presented this weekend by the Holmes County High School Music …

Pittman Volunteer Fire Department presented the 2021 Miss Sunflower Cutie pageant Sunday, April 18, at Poplar Springs High School. This pageant was a fundraiser to help assist Pittman VFD with costs …

Juke Joints are a particular southern institution and were common throughout the Holmes County area in the first two thirds of the 20th century. They have been described as a small inexpensive …

10 years ago2011Callahan honored with 50-year pinLeona Callahan was presented with her 50-year membership pi from the Order of the Eastern Star by Bonifay Chapter No. 325.Callahan was a charter …

PROVO, UTAH – For Spring Break 2021, 14 Baptist College of Florida (BCF) students joined Campus Minister Lance Beauchamp to help a North American Mission Board (NAMB) church plant, Mosaic Church, …

My California Encourager, Ray Reynolds, had suggested that I purchase Holmes County writer Sue Riddle Cronkite’s first novel, "Louett’s Wake," but true to my …

Alabama writer Rick Bragg told about speaking to a group of Southerners, mentioning to them that the South was wrong on the Civil War and on civil rights. One man rose from his seat and noisily left …

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