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Blue Devils return home to a Holmes County championship celebration

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The 2022 Holmes County High School Baseball Team made history by winning its first ever state championship Thursday night. The Blue Devils defeated the Bozeman Bucks 3-1 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. “To do it with my dad, Coach Powell and my brother-in-law, you...
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Fort Walton Beach woman killed in Multi-vehicle crash on I-10 in Holmes Co.

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Florida Highway Patrol says a woman was killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-10 in Holmes County Thursday night. Troopers say a small car was driving eastbound in a westbound lane near mile marker 110 on I-10 when it hit a semi-truck head-on. Officials tell us the driver was ejected from the car when it went into the median. The semi-truck continued west to the north shoulder where it burst into flames.
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Holmes claims first state title in program history

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Thursday night, the Holmes baseball team faced Bozeman in the 1A baseball state championship. This matchup marked the first title game with area teams taking on one another. Headed into this one, the Bucks were the top seed sitting at 25-4. The 25th win coming on...
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Holmes County baseball wins Class 1A State Title

FORT MYERS, Fla. (WMBB) – The Holmes County baseball team won their programs first state championship with a 3-1 victory over Bozeman in the Class 1A State Finals. Senior Colby Jones got the start and win for the Blue Devils who finish the season at 24-7. The Bucks finish as Class 1A State Runners-up and […]
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FDOT issues traffic advisories

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Holmes and Washington counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Orange Hill Road (County Road 273) Replacement over Hard Labor Creek Bridge – Drivers will encounter a traffic switch to the temporary ACROW bridge, Monday, May 23 for construction work.
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One killed in wrong-way I-10 crash

Emergency responders are on the scene of a fatal crash at mile marker 110 in Holmes County. According to law enforcement reports, the Holmes County Communications Center received a call at approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday reporting a car traveling east in the west-bound lane of Interstate 10. The car collided...
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Holmes County baseball advances to Class 1A State Title

FORT MYERS, Fla. (WMBB) – The Holmes County baseball team advanced to the Class 1A State Finals with a 4-1 victory over Fort White in Fort Myers on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils (23-7) will face a familiar Panhandle foe in top-ranked Bozeman for the title game on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. EST, […]
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Local athletes sign to colleges

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Three Bay High athletes are on to bigger and better things. Two cheerleaders and a football player signed to colleges Wednesday. Cheerleader Kailey Kaspar signed to the University of North Florida. Fellow cheerleader Isabelle Stevens is signed to the University of South Florida. Former Bay High running back Demari Wyatt […]
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Holmes beats Fort White, earns berth in 1A Championship game

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County approves first ARPA purchase

Holmes County commissioners approved the purchase of medical equipment for Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) when the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday. The county earmarked $404,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in August 2021 for the purchase of medicinal storage equipment and software which will...
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Holmes County native is new Washington State FFA president

Retired Ponce de Leon teacher Leroy Gillis is locally known for his contribution to local agriculture, having served many years as both the school’s Agricultural Education Teacher and Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor. His grandson, Sam Gillis, is following in his footsteps as a leader in FFA. A...
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Bozeman and Holmes County prepare for playoff games

FORT MYERS, Fla. (WMBB) — Bozeman and Holmes County are readying for their semi-final 1A playoff games Wednesday. Top-seeded Bozeman is taking on Dixie County. The Bucks are 24-4 this season and have won every single game against the 1A competition they have played. “It’s more of just like do what we do all year,” […]
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Holmes County school evacuated after bomb threat

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Students at an area school were evacuated after a threat was made to the school. Holmes County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Poplar Springs High School Tuesday morning. We’re told students from that school were taken to Bethlehem School while authorities searched the campus. We’re told all students are safe.
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UPDATE: Drawing of popular meme led to Poplar Springs bomb scare

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office has identified an 11-year-old Poplar Springs student as the source of a perceived bomb threat that led to the school’s evacuation Tuesday morning. HCSO investigators state the student drew a picture illustrating a popular meme featuring the fictious character “Sonic the Hedgehog” and bearing the phrase, “There’s a pipe bomb in your mailbox.”
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McGowan signs with Ave Maria University

Holmes County High School senior Faith McGowan signed a four-year full ride student athlete scholarship to play basketball for Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. McGowan plans to major in sports medicine with emphasis on exercise physiology. She will begin classes in the fall.
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