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imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF ‘Happy Days’ ends Friday BONIFAY — Holmes County High School’s final performance of “Happy Days – A New Musical” will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the HCHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. For details, call 547-9000. Holly Kolmetz Memorial Scholarship Volume 123, Number 5 By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Training Manager Jeff Brewer, with Family Dollar Distributions Inc., confirmed during the May 8 Kiwanis Club of Bonifay meeting the outlet the city of Bonifay approved zoning for in October 2012 will be a Family Dollar store. The new store will be next to the Tom Thumb on State Road 79 near Memorial Park and has a tentative construction start date of February 2014. “Once they get started, they usu- “What we market is convenience. When you’re on your way home and don’t want to go all the way to Wal-Mart for milk, we offer convenience.” ally only take two to three months to finish, and that’s from when they first start clearing to when the first register is opened for business,” Brewer said. “We got most of our customers in 2008, and we’re pushing to keep them. It’s been a challenge, and it’s becoming more and more challenging, but we’re determined to stay competitive” Jeff Brewer “We market for more urban areas generally,” Brewer said. “What Family Dollar training manager we market is convenience. When you’re on your way home and don’t want to go all the way to Wal-Mart enced a “boom in business” after the economy went down, those the fall of the economy in 2008. who would usually go to Target for milk, we offer convenience.” “It was revolutionary for dollar Brewer said both Family DolSee DOLLAR A2 lar and the Dollar General experi- stores at that time because when STUDENTS TOUR DOCTORS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL A scholarship for $1,500 will be awarded to one Ponce de Leon High School senior and one Bethlehem High School senior, class of 2013. A 2.5 GPA or higher is required. This scholarship can be used for college or vocational school. See your high school guidance counselor for applications and details. Return all completed applications by Friday. Pleasant Grove Church will have a See BRIEF A2 INDEX Arrests ................................. A3 Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra.................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B4 Classifieds ............................ B6 By CECILIA SPEARS ESTO — The Esto Town Council approved the final reading and held a public hearing of an ordinance to increase the town’s water rates on May 7. The rates will increase to $19 inside town limits and $21 outside the town limits for the first 3,000 gallons and $4 per thousand gallons over 3,000 gallons, as well as $1 per month per meter for fire protection, $125 for security deposits, $200 for connection fees and $500 for tap-in fees. The rates will take effect immediately and will be reflected on the statements mailed in June. In other business, landowner Brady Well made an offer to sell his property to the town for $36,000. The property has been used by visitors as extra parking Eighth-grade students from the career education class at Bonifay Middle School recently visited Doctors Memorial Hospital for their annual field trip. The students visited the clinical lab and the radiology, pharmacy, nursing, cardiopulmonary and rehabilitation departments, where they were given presentations by department directors and staff. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE TIMES-ADVERTISER See WATER A2 Bonifay recognizes National Garden Week By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: Fax: 850-547-9418 Esto to raise water rates 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT Health Fair planned Homecoming at Pleasant Grove 50¢ Family Dollar coming to Bonifay HOLMES COUTY — BONIFAY — The Health Fair of Holmes Council on Aging will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the National Guard Armory. Please come join us and wear your red, white and blue to celebrate our seniors and our soldiers. B1 BONIFAY — The Bonifay City Council issued a proclamation recognizing the first week of June as National Garden Week on Monday. “Gardens have a passion for nurturing the beauty and resources of the earth through the planting of seeds, the care of all plants and the riches of their efforts,” City Clerk Jeri Gibson read. “Gardeners seek to add beauty, splendor, fragrance and nutrition to our lives through the growing of herbs, vegetables, foliage and flowers. “Gardeners work to preserve our country’s traditional spirit of independence and initiative through innovation and hard work,” and “gardeners advocate the importance of all creatures, large and small, that share our world and their roles in a balanced and productive ecology,” according to the proclamation. The council also agreed to allow the Bonifay Garden Club to place ribbons on Waukesha Street for the duration of National Garden Week. The garden club agreed to take on the task of maintaining the potted plants in downtown Bonifay. In other business, the council approved resident Jim Hayes’ request for the city to provide him with a quitclaim deed to 10 feet of the alleyway next to his property on the terms that an easement be honored, allowing the city to place utility lines through that property if need be. Mayor Lawrence Cloud voted against the request. Property owner Bill Lee approached the council about water accumulating in the cellar of the day care center on Indiana Avenue. “In the 20 years we’ve been there, we’ve never had an issue until the new water lines were put in,” he said. “I’m not saying that is the issue, I’m just saying it’s a possibility.” Superintendent Jack Marell agreed to take a look at the property See GARDEN A2 5016817 Wednesday, MAY 15, 2013 Miss Holmes County

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