Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

THERESA “TERRY” BRADLEY 1949-2018

Theresa “Terry” Bradley, 69, of Mary Esther, FL, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick Stanley Wooster and Geneva Hildegard Wagner-Wooster.  She leaves behind her husband of 50 years, William “Pinky” Bradley, and son Richard Bradley (daughter in law Katie) and several nieces and nephews.  A celebration of life will be ...

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GALA WATERS 1946-2018

Gala C. Mary Waters, age 72, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018, in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  She was born May 9, 1946, in Ripton, Vermont to Rex Barrows and Vera Hemond.  She liked working and spending time with the children at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where she attended and was a person who would take a stand for all animals. ...

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WARRINGTON MAN STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH PISTOL IN HOME INVASION

A Warrington man was struck in the head with a pistol after deputies say two men armed with a gun invaded his residence. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that took place in the Warrington area on Thursday. According to ECSO, two black males entered a home at the 5 blocks of Ellis Drive in Pensacola and ...

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ROY CLARK, COUNTRY GUITAR VIRTUOSO, ‘HEE HAW’ STAR, HAS DIED

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as “Yesterday When I was Young” and “Honeymoon Feeling,” has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. Clark ...

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TEEN CHARGED WITH THREATENING TO SHOOT OTHER STUDENTS

A Crestview High School student was arrested this morning following an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigation into alleged threats against another student. 15-year old Drew Williams is charged with making a false report concerning the use of a firearm in a violent manner against a person. A witness says Williams threatened during a Facetime video chat to bash another 15- ...

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HUNDREDS OF SUPPLIES DONATED TO GCSC STUDENTS AND FACULTY

  The Association of Florida Colleges is delivering supplies to gulf coast state college’s students, faculty and staff. AFC held its statewide conference in Orlando and attendees donated emergency relief supplies. The donations began three days after Hurricane Michael. The items range from school supplies to clothing and are much needed. “This is what we do for members of our ...

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HURRICANE MICHAEL RELIEF WORKER INDICTED ON MURDER ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES

Ledesma Vonzell Wooden, a Hurricane Michael relief worker, was indicted Thursday, November 15, 2018 by the Grand Jury of Okaloosa County for the charges of first degree premeditated murder with a firearm, attempted first degree premeditated murder with a firearm, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm by discharging a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Investigators ...

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SWEATER DONATIONS FOR BAY DISTRICT SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NEED

Bay District Schools said 14,000 students are in need of clothing for school. They have met the need for backpacks but are still in need of clothing donations. The company brilliant tees are working with bay district schools to help fulfill this need. People can but sweaters that will be delivered to kids at school. “If you lost everything and ...

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MOTHER ARRESTED FOR DUI IN DESTIN

A DeFuniak Springs woman is facing charges after a crash with property damage in Destin. According to the arrest report, 27-year-old Ellen Rae Caswell failed to negotiate a roundabout at Benning Drive and Mountain Drive. A witness told the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office that her Kia Soul hit the curb, drove over a sidewalk, and stopped in a parking lot. The ...

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