VERNON - Donut Land Express has been a popular area shop since it first opened for business in Bonifay nearly ten years ago. Soon, owners John Smith and Charlie Mingus will expand into Washington County with the planned opening of a bakery on State Road 79 in downtown Vernon.

"We will be keeping our retail store in Bonifay," said Mingus. "We are just expanding our operations."

Donut Land Express' retail store in Bonifay will expand around the same time, opening in the afternoon to offer barbeque and ice cream.

"We are looking forward to serving the people with our expansion," said Mingus.

The opening is projected to take place sometime in mid-April and will create approximately five jobs between Holmes and Washington counties.