U.S. Senator Bill Nelson speaks in Holmes County

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - U.S. Senator Bill Nelson left Panama City Tuesday morning and headed to Bonifay to speak with Holmes County Commissioners and other community leaders and members.

The main topic of discussion was the possibility of bringing broadband to the rural parts of the county.

Nelson also took questions and comments from the public.

One person asked about funds for improving downtown Bonifay, while Sheriff John Tate asked for Nelson's help with faith-based programs.

Both Nelson and County Coordinator Wesley Adams said these types of meetings are good for all parties involved.

"This is the way you learn," Nelson said, "get right out with the people. They can talk to you about whatever's on their mind, and I can tell you, there were a lot of subjects on their mind."

"We're happy to see Senator Nelson, to see that he takes care of and wants to find out information about counties that are in need," Adams said. "It's good to have people like Senator Nelson that have our back and to help with any needs that we may have."

Congress will be back in session in September. Until then, Nelson said he's spending the time off traveling around Florida to speak with different groups.