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Bonifay man arrested for illegally dumping debris

According to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, an estimated 350 pounds of debris, including a toilet, old television, wood paneling, and other items, were found discarded in the area (HCSO).
According to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, an estimated 350 pounds of debris, including a toilet, old television, wood paneling, and other items, were found discarded in the area (HCSO).(WJHG)
Published: May. 28, 2020 at 11:32 AM CDT
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A Bonifay man was charged with illegal dumping for dumping household debris and other trash on Creek Road off Highway 79.

According to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, about 350 pounds of debris, including a toilet, old television, wood paneling, and other items, were found discarded in the area. Officials identified Mark Anthony Williams, 55, as the suspect and he was charged with illegal dumping.

The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind residents that people who choose to dump illegal items can be arrested.

Sheriff John Tate says this is an ongoing problem in the county.

“Most of our citizens take a lot of pride in the scenic beauty found here in Holmes County, but unfortunately, there are those who choose not to dispose of household and other waste in a proper manner,” Tate said. “Not only does this affect the beauty of our community, it can also create environmental and other safety hazards. We are fortunate to live in a county that offers natural beauty and resources. Let’s all do our part to keep it beautiful.”

The Holmes County Recycling Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The recycling center accepts items including paper and metal goods, plastic, and appliances. The center can be contacted at 850-547-0922.

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