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imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY Wednesday, DECEMBER 18, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF Mr. and Mrs. Claus to visit the WCPL CHIPLEY — Mr. and Mrs. Claus will stop by the Washington County Public Library during story time at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be reading to the little ones during story time. After story time Santa will take pictures with the children so be sure to bring your camera. The visit will be made to the Chipley branch of the WCPL. The library is at 1444 Jackson Ave., in Chipley just past City Hall. For more information, call 638-1314. Volume 123, Number 36 Gritney VFD annual Christmas Turkey Shoot GRITNEY — Gritney Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Christmas Turkey Shoot is at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the See BRIEF A2 INDEX Opinion ................................A4 Extra....................................B1 Faith ....................................B4 Obituaries ............................B5 Classifieds ............................B7 Phone: 850-547-9414 Website: Fax: 850-547-9418 50¢ BOCC reviews road name change policy By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners agreed to review a Road Name Change Policy presented by County Attorney Jeff Goodman during their meeting on Dec. 10. “The board of county commissioners shouldn’t be in the business of hearing why someone thinks their road name needs to be changed and how they’re justified over another,” said Goodman. “We need a policy so that people know the requirements needed for a road name to be changed.” Some of the requirements included a list of property owners adjacent and on the road, a petition signed by at least 80 percent of property owners adjacent to and on the road, approval from 911 Coordinator to insure 911 compliance, a $500 fee for internal review and advertising, submission of an overview of the road so that the entire road is renamed, followed by two public hearings before it can be approved of by the board, followed up by an effective date. “I piecemealed it to- gether based on the needs of Holmes County,” said Goodman. “Here’s a draft to be put on the agenda for the first meeting in January and there will be an application drawn up for review. We just need to remain as consistent as possible.” The first hearing was held for an application for a zoning change from residential to commercial to a piece of property on the cor- ner of County Road 81 and Sandy Creek Road located just north of Ponce de Leon, which was approved of and recommended to the Board of County Commissioners by the Holmes County Planning and Zoning Commission on Dec. 3. “I’m wanting to build a convenience store and gas station,” said landowner See BOCC A2 Winter Wonderland FREDERICK GORDON FONDO FREDERICK TYLER FONDO SHELIA MARIE FONDO 3 charged in synthetic narcotic ring Relay For Life drawing BONIFAY — The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office Relay For Life team will hold a drawing for a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card on Friday, Dec. 20. Tickets are a $1 donation to the Holmes/Washington County Relay For Life. To purchase tickets go to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office or call 547-4421 for more information. Poplar Springs hosts Christmas tourney | A7 Staff Reports CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser The chilly evening air made it feel even more like winter as Live Oak Assembly of God held their fourth annual Winter Wonderland on Friday, providing games, food and entertainment for children and adults alike. More of the story and photos can be found on Page B1. CARYVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Town threatens to remove bodies if bill isn’t paid By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT CARYVILLE — Caryville Town Council Member Jim Taylor informed the council that there are unpaid graves at the Caryville Town Cemetery during Monday’s town council meeting. The council agreed to send a letter to the deceased persons’ next of kin informing them of Caryville Town Attorney Lyndia Spears’ advice that the town send a warning that the bodies would be removed if the bill isn’t paid. “It was a tragedy two years ago when a man shot his wife and then himself,” Taylor said. “People who lived in the town used to get a plot for free but then it was becoming crowded and people were abusing the right. We need a system.” Taylor explained the couple was placed in the cemetery before their rates were increased, and they placed the bill on the next of kin’s water bill. “You can bill them but you can’t put it on their water bill,” Spears said. “We need to send a letter stating they had no authority to use the cemetery, and we will have the bodies removed or they can come pay the bill.” Taylor also informed the council that there were sev- POPLAR SPRINGS — Holmes County Sheriff ’s Office reported there were three people arrested in connection to a synthetic narcotic ring on Dec. 6 at a residence in the Poplar Springs Community. The Holmes County Sheriff ’s Office served a search warrant at the residence, and deputies discovered 150 pounds of synthetic marijuana, along with paraphernalia, firearms and cash, according to the report. Owner of the residence, Frederick Gordon Fondo, 48, was arrested along with his wife, Shelia Marie Fondo, 45, and son, See SYNTHETIC A2 Campaign to impeach Obama comes to Bonifay By CECILIA SPEARS eral unpaid markers at the cemetery. “They had no right to mark their plot without paying, and we need to let them know that we’re taking it up until they pay,” Spears said. “You’ll wind up not having a plot for the people of this town because of people taking advantage of the system.” The council approved of reappointing Council Member Henry Chambers as chairman and Taylor as co-chairman. The council agreed with Chambers’ suggestion to come up with fundraising ideas for the town of Caryville BONIFAY — Signs with President Barack Obama’s image marked with a Hitler mustache and insisting on the president’s impeachment garnered a lot of attention as representatives from the LaRouche Political Action Committee positioned themselves on the corner of State Road 79 and U.S. 90 on Dec. 11 to rally supporters in favor of their campaign to impeach the president. “The Obama administration is supporting the most criminal institution in the world,” said Rick Lopez, political consultant with LaRouche PAC. “His agenda is to cripple America. His agenda must be stopped; he must be stopped.” Lopez said Bonifay was one of many stops on their nationwide campaign. See CARYVILLE A2 See CAMPAIGN A2 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... we bring it home! @WCN_HCT 5018963

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