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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  • by Bill Location: Enterprise on Jun 27, 2008 at 11:17 AM
    That was just the usual hot air about a wildlife refuge. You didn't think there would actually be someplace interesting to visit in this neck of the woods. Money always trumps everything else. More ugly strip malls and crummy sub divisions is what we need in the green desert known as the Wiregrass.
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