Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

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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Ray Stevens, Jeannie Seely, Brenda Lee & Ben Folds Inducted Into Music City Walk of Fame

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 The Music City Walk of Fame inducted four new members—Ben Folds, Brenda Lee, Jeannie Seely and Ray Stevens—during a ceremony on Aug. 21. The Music City Walk of Fame—created in 2006—is a tribute to artists of all genres who have contributed to the world through song and made a significant contribution to the music industry with ...

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Loretta Lynn Announces Sept. 28 Release Date of New Album, “Wouldn’t It Be Great”

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 More than 15 months after suffering a stroke in May 2017, Loretta Lynn has announced plans to release her new studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, on Sept. 28. The album was originally slated to drop in August 2017, but Loretta’s recovery rightfully took priority. “This new record means so much to me, but this last year I ...

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Monday Evening Traffic Crash Slows Traffic, Sending One Victim to Hospital by Helicopter.

Monday August 21 A two vehicle traffic crash that occurred Monday evening on E James Lee Blvd near the intersection of Industrial Drive blocked traffic for a short time while one driver had to be cut out of their vehicle. According to the Crestview Fire Department’s Public Information Officer, Corey Winkler, Firefighters form station one responded the crash that resulted ...

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Crestview Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Juvenile 25 Years Ago

August 20, 2018 A Crestview man has been arrested on charges he sexually molested a young girl over a period ranging from 1993 to 1996. The 35 year old victim, informed investigators 61 year old Bobby Jelks Wilson Jr. started sexually assaulting her on a daily basis starting in 1993 and it continued for approximately 3 years. The victim who ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 27 – August 2, 2018

Bay County Officers Hayes and Scott were on vessel patrol in St. Andrews Bay when they checked a vessel coming in from offshore. The officers found that the operator was in possession of three undersized triggerfish during the closed season. Citations were issued for the violations. Jackson County Lieutenant Allen was on patrol near a landowner’s cornfield when he heard ...

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