Bonifay officials look to pursue grant funding for downtown redevelopment
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Bonifay officials look to pursue grant funding for downtown redevelopment

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Currently, some privately owned buildings in Downtown Bonifay are vacant. However, officials and staff with the City of Bonifay are looking into pursuing grant money and using that funding to purchase the buildings and revitalize the area. The Bonifay City Council unanimously approved going after grant money that would go towards purchasing downtown buildings…

Brandon Newsom, Joe Rone continue war of words over Busy Bee project
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Brandon Newsom, Joe Rone continue war of words over Busy Bee project

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Holmes County Commissioner Brandon Newsom and Holmes County Development Commission Executive Director Joe Rone kept verbally sparring over the expected new Busy Bee location during a Holmes County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Newsom has taken issue with the changing terms of an agreement Busy Bee has for the coming…

County Commissioner Brandon Newsom, Development Commission argue over charter, Busy Bee project
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County Commissioner Brandon Newsom, Development Commission argue over charter, Busy Bee project

cbreaux@kentsmith.biz Following concerns raised by Holmes County Commissioner Brandon Newsom, the charter for the Holmes County Development Commission–enacted in 1959–will be reviewed to see if any changes are necessary. Newsom has called the charter and a project to develop a Busy Bee location at the southwest corner of Interstate-10 in Holmes County into question over…