Atlanta Group Purchases Million Dollar Land in Holmes County

Former television personality Jim Fowler's dream of a life in the wild project appears to be doomed in Bonifay, Florida.

Published reports indicate that the Holmes County Development Commission has sold a $3million dollar chunk of the property to an Atlanta group.

The land is near the Interstate-10 and Highway 79 interchange.

However, a development commission member tells News 4 that the land sale and plans for a wildlife refuge are unrelated.

With the new international airport under construction north of Panama City Beach, the tract of land has more than doubled in value over recent years.

In 2002, Georgia native Jim Fowler announced intentions of building a wildlife refuge attraction across several hundred acres of both Washington and Holmes counties. Although, nothing has taken place.

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