Local and State News

Alabama State Parks Seeks Input to Enhance Gulf State Park Pier Fishing Experience

January 23, 2018 Have you ever gone fishing at the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier? If so, Alabama State Parks wants to hear from you. In an effort to continually provide quality outdoor experiences, Alabama State Parks is launching an online survey to learn more about the experiences of anglers who utilize the pier. Everyone from avid fishermen ...

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Applications Now Available For The 2018 CHELCO College Scholarship Program

January 23, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – CHELCO will award three one-time scholarships of $1,000 in April. The scholarship is designed to help members or their dependents with college expenses. Applicants must be a CHELCO member, spouse or dependent of a member and must live on CHELCO lines. Applications are available now, and the application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018. The ...

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Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab, Klinge Brothers of Everyday Paranormal, To Appear At Walton High School Friday January 26th

January 23, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – Have you ever wanted to know what goes into making a reality show on Paranormal Investigations? The 2018 Florida Chautauqua Association Keynote will feature Brad and Barry Klinge of “Ghost Lab” on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9AM at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. They will discuss what goes into making a ...

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Accidental Fire Injures Inmate; Escambia Inmate Praised For Quick Action

January 22, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A Walton County inmate was severely burned Thursday while trying to start a piece of equipment. At around 8am Thursday morning, Jason Brase, 22, an inmate assigned to a county work crew received 3rd degree burns while assisting his work supervisor with a piece of equipment off Engles Road in DeFuniak Springs. As ...

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Crestview Police Seeks Suspects In Charities’ Burglaries

January 22, 2018 By Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department is seeking leads after two nearby Crestview charity-run stores were burglarized a day apart from each other. On the morning of Jan. 19, officers responded to a call of a reported burglary at the Exodos Ministries thrift store at 696 Ferdon Blvd. North that had apparently occurred ...

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Crestview To Discuss Waving Traffic Impact Fees And Storage And Use Of Recreational Vehicles

January 22, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview City Council has a special meeting this evening at 5:30 PM for a public hearing on an ordinance regarding the waiver of traffic impact fees by the City of Crestview.  After the special meeting, Council will go into workshop session to discuss the Environmental Center Plan and more discussion concerning Storage and use of ...

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One Arm Man Wrecks Stolen Vehicle

Navarre, FL – A Car that was stolen from a fast food restaurant in Fort Walton Beach Saturday morning wrecked a few hours later in Navarre due to the suspect’s disability of having only one arm. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release, 24 year old Slater Glen Allen Cole of Mary Esther, FL, stole a 2015 Hyundai Elantra from the ...

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Woman Attacks Her Children’s Father With Turkey Carver

January 21, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – A 37 year old DeFuniak Springs woman has been arrested for attacking her children’s father with a turkey carver. Officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded to a Lakeview Drive residence around 8 p.m. Friday night in reference to a disturbance.  Police arrived to find a man bleeding from his hand from ...

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Purse Theft Arrest, Keep a Grip on Your Purse While Shopping

January 19, 2018 Fort Walton, FL – A Fort Walton Beach woman was arrested on Thursday, January 18, 2018, for stealing a woman’s purse out of her shopping cart January 17th. 33-year old April Griffin of Windmill Drive is charged with grand theft. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Walmart on Beal Parkway Wednesday after the victim ...

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Crestview Liquor Store Robbed At Gun Point

January 17, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with a Jan. 16 nighttime robbery of a local liquor store. Police were summoned to the Cash’s Crest liquor store and lounge at 1675 Ferdon Blvd. South around 8 p.m. in response to a hold-up alarm activation. The cashier told responding officers that she had ...

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