Lawmakers back higher education protections, tuition breaks
TALLAHASSEE Public and private colleges and universities could soon be protected from coronavirus-related lawsuits under a wide-ranging higher education bill that also includes tuition breaks for non-traditional students.The House on Wednesday night voted 102-11 to give final approval to the bill (HB 1261), which had passed the Senate earlier and now will go to……
PDL woman charged with child neglect in shooting incident
A Ponce De Leon woman was charged with multiple counts of child neglect and aggravated battery after a shooting on New Year’s Day. Walton County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that deputies responded to Reddick Road in Ponce de Leon just after 7 p.m. regarding a shooting in which the victim suffered a……
‘He needs to stay in jail the rest of his life’: Reid waives right to trial in homicide case
A continuance was granted in a pretrial hearing at Holmes County Courthouse April 19 due to a large number of discovery items submitted in the homicide case against Raymond Matthew Reid, 32. Reid is the accused gunman in the Sept. 17 shooting death of 53-year-old Jimmy Junior McCullous. “It’s a lengthy process,” said Michelle Granger,……
Fatal shooting victim identified, family seeks answers
The family of 53-year-old Jimmy McCullous hopes that someone will come forward with information that could identify the gunman who left McCullous for dead late Saturday night.
Holmes County first responders and community commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11
BONIFAY Holmes Countys first responders and members of the community commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with Day of Remembrance Ceremonies held Saturday at Bonifay K-8. Sheriff John Tate welcomed the crowd, followed by the presentation of colors by the Holmes County High School JROTC and the singing of the National……
UPDATE: Bonifay City Council removes Urquhart after guilty verdict
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