Finally, after the breakthrough discovery in the Steinhatchee River on Wednesday that may finally bring home the man they knew as “Papa,” the grandchildren of Toole are speaking out about the first real evidence about what may have happened to him.
Workers cleaning up following Hurricane Idalia discovered skeletal remains in a Chevrolet Cavalier with a 1995 Houston County license plate submerged in the Steinhatchee River about one hour west of Gainesville.
Enterprise Police responded to Enterprise High School at around 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday after a teacher discovered a man attempting to pass himself off as a student on the school bus that was traveling from the Enterprise Career and Technology Center at the end of the school day.
Whitaker was appointed as interim chief in early September after the firing of former police chief Jimmy Macon, which came in direct happening with former Mayor Emily McCann and Larry Cook by virtue become the new Bonifay Mayor.
At an emergency meeting Tuesday evening, it was announced Emily McCann, Mayor of Bonifay, has resigned from her position, with Vice-Mayor Larry Cook taking over and immediately announcing the termination of Bonifay Police Chief Jimmy Macon.
As Hurricane Idalia gets closer to landfall and with many people along the Florida Big Bend evacuating or in the process of doing so, farmers and livestock owners have a safehaven option available for their animals here in Alabama.
Concerns were raised earlier this month about budgetary issues that put BPD at risk of being axed for the second time in 2023, the first coming in May following the dismissal of the department’s top three in command.
The animals were found to be in beyond poor and unlivable conditions, with food and water found to be extremely limited on the property, and a majority of the animals had no ready access to even that minimal amount of nourishment.
On August 19, deputies with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office met with a victim at the Bonifay Police Department in reference to an incident that started in the City of Bonifay and continued through Holmes County and into Alabama.
The new facility which is comprised of physicians and community members plans to reopen the hospital and provide emergency care, surgical procedures, imaging, and lab services starting on January 1, 2024.