Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Crestview Trio Arrested in Stolen Vehicle

September 3, 2018 Holt, FL – An OCSO deputy who noticed a suspicious vehicle on Log Lake Road found the driver hiding in the woods and two others near the car. He quickly learned the vehicle had been stolen from Chestnut Avenue in Crestview earlier in the evening. The owner, who said she may have left it unlocked with the keys ...

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Tropical Depression 7 Expected to Strengthen to Tropical Storm

Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven Advisory Number 2 Location: 23.4 N   78.7 W About 175 mi ESE of Marathon, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 30 mph Present Movement: WNW or 300 degrees at 15 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 1012 mb or 29.89 inches of mercury Watches & Warnings A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the Mouth ...

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Tropical Disturbance 7 Moving West-Northwestward Bringing Tropical Storm Conditions of Heavy Rainfall Over Portions of the Central Gulf Coast Tuesday Night & Wednesday

Sunday, September 2, 2018 Location: 23.0N 77.8W About 110 mi N of Camaguey, Cuba About 240 mi ESE of Marathon, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 30 mph Present Movement: WNW or 300 degrees at 15 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 1012 mb or 29.89 inches of mercury At 7:00 PM CDT, Tropical Disturbance 7 was centered near latitude 23.0 North, longitude 77.8 ...

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Santa Rosa County Green Infrastructure and Watershed Tours

September 2, 2018 by Bethany Diamond Santa Rosa Co. – Want to learn about green infrastructure techniques and how using these techniques can help to manage stormwater on your property? Join us September 22, 2018 at the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension office at 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton FL 32570 from 9 am until 4 pm for an introduction to Green Infrastructure Workshop. ...

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Baker Student Arrested After Sending Threatening Messages

Friday, August 24, 2018 Baker, FL – A Baker School student who made threatening comments in a message to another student via social media was arrested today by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. 17-year old Kaleb Crooks is charged with making a false report about planting a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction or concerning the use of firearms ...

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Holmes County Outdoor Expo – September 7 & 8

August 24, 2018 by Kalyn Waters We invite you to be a part of the 3rd Annual Holmes County Outdoor Expo, which is hosted by the University of Florida/ IFAS Holmes County Extension Program. The Expo will be held September 7-8, 2018 at the Holmes County Agricultural Center in Bonifay, FL. The mission of the Holmes County Outdoor Expo is to raise awareness of the ...

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Now’s the Time to Start Preparing for Cool-Season Food Plots

August 24, 2018 by Mark Mauldin I know it feels too hot outside to talk about hunting season or cool-season food plots, but planting time will be here before you know it and now’s the time to start preparing. The recommended planting date for practically all cool-season forage crops in Northwest Florida is October 1 – November 15. Assuming adequate soil ...

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Crestview Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For 2017 Baker Home Invasion (with previous stories)

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Crestview, FL – Joey Kyle Smelley, of Crestview, was sentenced to 20 years state prison on the charges of Burglary of a Dwelling with Assault, Grand Theft over $20,000, Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft of a Firearm. On September 10, 2017, Smelley, along with Cody Jon Kurpil, entered an occupied home on Hilton Road in Baker, ...

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Destin Sees Third Pedestrian Fatality on Hwy 98

Thursday, August 23, 2018 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a pedestrian that occurred last night on Harbor Boulevard (Highway 98) in Destin. The victim has been identified as 53-year old Richard McIntosh, current address unavailable. McIntosh had just left the Red Door Saloon when witnesses say he stepped into the outer eastbound lane at 300 ...

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Dustin Lynch Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 More than six years after making his Grand Ole Opry debut on March 2, 2012, Dustin Lynch was invited to join the esteemed organization during last night’s (Aug. 21) Opry showcase. Dustin received the surprise invite from Trace Adkins, who was celebrating his 15th anniversary as an Opry member. “Being a member of the Grand Ole ...

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