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“This is a money grab”: Developer fires back over fire department lawsuit accusations

Two years after the groundbreaking for expansion of the Bonifay Fire Station, Holley Development Corporation is speaking out against accusations made by the City of Bonifay in a lawsuit the city is pursuing against the developer over subpar work.  The city council voted in a special meeting March 16 to hire attorney Joe Passeretti of…

PIT maneuver brings pursuit to end in Holmes County
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PIT maneuver brings pursuit to end in Holmes County

All hands were on deck Thursday afternoon as a pursuit came to an end on State Road 79 north of Bonifay and resulted in the arrest of two people from Cincinnati. The chase started in Bay County in pursuit of a Chevrolet Impala driven by Jerome Henderson and passenger, Cheyenne Swartz.  The chase traveled through…

City lawyers up for fire department lawsuit, candidate faces fraud investigation
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City lawyers up for fire department lawsuit, candidate faces fraud investigation

Bonifay City Council voted to hire an attorney to proceed with a lawsuit between the City of Bonifay and Holley Development Corporation for faulty construction at Bonifay Fire Department in a special meeting March 16.  The council passed a vote agreeing to pay attorney Joe Passeretti of Beggs & Lane, RLLP an hourly rate of…

Down Home Street Festival brings community together
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Down Home Street Festival brings community together

Dreary weather didn’t keep festival-goers away from Bonifay’s annual Down Home Street Festival March 18.  Live music was on tap, smells from delicious foods wafted through the air, and Veterans Boulevard was lined with vendors selling a variety of homemade goods, crafts, jewelry, clothing and art. Many local organizations set up tents to mingle with…

Bonifay city council calls special session Thursday for fire station bond claim
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Bonifay city council calls special session Thursday for fire station bond claim

Bonifay City Council heard from a resident of North Cotton Street in Monday night’s regular meeting regarding his concern over the property across the street that he has watched deteriorate over the years.  Bonifay resident Sidney Adams, who owns a home across from the treehouse and property that’s become one of the longest-looming problems for…

Here are the candidates for Bonifay’s city election March 28
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Here are the candidates for Bonifay’s city election March 28

The window to qualify for Bonifay’s city election has closed. Here are the candidates voters can expect to see on the ballot March 28. Mayor Emily Rone McCann Robert D. Urquhart Council Member Seat 1 Larry F. Cook Jason Powell Council Member Seat 2  James Russell James W. Sellers Council Member Seat 3 Roger H….

Passengers extricated from early morning rollover crash on I-10
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Passengers extricated from early morning rollover crash on I-10

Bonifay Fire-Rescue extricated four out of five people involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash that occurred around 4:30 a.m. Monday.  The crash occurred at mile marker 114 on Interstate 10 eastbound. According to Florida Highway Patrol, four adults and an infant were traveling east in a 2005 silver Toyota 4Runner with Texas plates when the…

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Development commission talks future land use, industry showing interest in Holmes

What might happen to Holmes County’s future landscape was a topic in the Holmes County Development Commission’s regular session Feb. 21. Holmes County’s comprehensive plan was last updated in 2000. Allara Mills Gutcher, the principal planner with The Planning Collaborative firm in Bay County, presented the commission with an overview of what the county’s stakeholders…

Blustery weather causes wildfires, internet outages
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Blustery weather causes wildfires, internet outages

Blustery winds sparked a few minor wildfires, caused electricity to flicker and made internet service spotty around the local area Friday.  A wind advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. as southwest winds 20 to 30 mph and gusts up to 40 to 50 mph are expected, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).  Bonifay…

Bonifay city election is March 28: Here’s what voters need to know
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Bonifay city election is March 28: Here’s what voters need to know

Bonifay City Council held a town hall meeting regarding the upcoming election just before its regular session Monday night. With unusual term limits on the ballot, the council opened the floor for voters to ask questions and learn other election procedures.   When is voting? Early voting will be Friday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to…