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A Walton County man will face sentencing May 23 in Washington County after pleading guilty to human trafficking charges that include the prostitution of a minor. According to court records, the …

A Bonifay man is behind bars after leading Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a pursuit on May 2. An HCSO deputy was dispatched to a pursuit in …

A disabled vehicle in Ponce de Leon led to the arrest of two on multiple drug charges. A Holmes County Sheriff's Office deputy was patrolling in the area of Highway 181 and Highway 81 on May 1, …

BONIFAY – A former corrections officer is charged with the sexual battery of two victims under the age of 12. 47-year-old Jack Phillip Cates of Bonifay was arrested Wednesday after an …

Devin Collier was sworn in as Florida's 14th Judicial Circuit's newest judge during an investiture ceremony held at the Bay County Courthouse Friday afternoon. Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Devin …

Following through on a recommendation from Gov. Ron DeSantis, the State Board of Education on Friday appointed Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. as Florida’s next education commissioner. Diaz, a Hialeah …

Holmes County voters made their voices heard when the local option referendum was passed on April 28. The referendum asked voters to decide whether to change the current ordinance, which allows …

‘See the able, not the label’

Holmes County holds 2022 Holmes District Olympics

The 2022 Holmes District Olympics were held Thursday, April 28, at the Bonifay Recreational Center. The event is in its seventh year of games with each school in Holmes County being heavily …

On April 22, Holmes County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant at a residence at 2463 Henry Grey Road in Bonifay. The search warrant stems from intensive investigations conducted …

Bonifay City Councilman Robert Dewey Urquhart was found guilty of misdemeanor battery after a short trial at the Holmes County Courthouse on April 27. Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Russell …

A Graceville man was arrested and charged with the possession of controlled substances after a traffic stop in Holmes County yesterday, April 26. A deputy with the Holmes County Sheriff’s …

After more than two years of waiting, permits were approved for work on the Bonifay-Chipley Road paving project; however, Holmes County Board of County Commissioners learned of a condition that must …

Fewer than 11 percent of Holmes County’s 11,249 eligible voters had cast their ballots when early voting ended for the alcohol referendum at 4 p.m. Monday. The referendum asks voters to decide …

The Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) recently awarded mini grants to several Holmes County art and theatre classes.  CRAA held its monthly meeting last week at Holmes County High …

The State Board of Education will meet April 29 to consider the appointment of a new education commissioner, after Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday recommended Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. R-Hialeah, for the …

Young Eagles take flight

Pilots introduce kids to the world of aviation

For the past 30 years, the Young Eagles program has been taking children ages 8 – 17, on their first flight to introduce them to the world of aviation. On April 23, around 60 children were …

A Ponce de Leon man was arrested after fleeing from a Holmes County Sheriff's Office deputy yesterday. The deputy  attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a traffic infraction at the …

Federal jury trial proceedings are set to begin Monday, May 9, for a $1.4 billion health care scheme that preyed on several rural medical facilities in at least three states, including …

During a visit to Destin, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the 2022 Gulf red snapper recreational season, which will total 57 days, the longest season since the state assumed management of red …

A Holmes County man is in custody after being picked up on a warrant in Noma on April 19. The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Steven Watford, who had an active warrant, …

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