Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

IRIS JACKIE CAULEY JACKSON 1928-2019

Iris Jackie Cauley Jackson (Irisy), age 90, of Freeport, Florida passed from this life peacefully and surrounded by family on January 17, 2019. Iris was the daughter of Jessie and Mark Windol Cauley. On November 24, 1945, she married Evans Herman Jackson of Freeport where they made their home. Together they had five sons and a daughter and owned several ...

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WARRANT SERVED FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING TRAILER, ELUDING POLICE

A warrant has been served for a Mary Esther man accused of stealing a trailer and eluding police. According to a report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, video footage depicts 39-year-old Jason McKendry unlawfully taking a utility trailer and attaching it to his truck from a residence that was under construction in Mary Esther on September 29. The owner ...

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PILING UP

Traffic at the Steelfield Road landfill has dramatically increased since Hurricane Michael. Prior to the storm, Bay County solid waste division manager, Glenn Ogborn, said there would be less than 100 cars on a busy day which has now almost tripled. The vehicles dumping at the landfill consist of debris haulers and commercial vehicles. With the magnitude of debris from ...

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FHP SEARCHING FOR DRIVER IN FATAL HIT-AND-RUN ON FAIRFIELD DRIVE

Authorities are looking for the driver in a deadly hit-and-run in Escambia County. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a man was struck and killed on Fairfield Drive near Pace Boulevard on Thursday around 7 p.m. The fatal hit-and-run accident happened just feet away from Whataburger on Fairfield Drive. FHP troopers and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies are still on scene ...

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WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED, ALLEGEDLY SOLICITED SEXUAL VIDEO OF STUDENT

Police arrested a local high school teacher on Thursday for allegedly soliciting a student to send an inappropriate video. Pensacola Police Department (PPD) have arrested 30-year-old Mark Lua , a Washington High School teacher on the charge of promoting a sexual performance by a child. According to PPD, Luna convinced a student to send an inappropriate video of herself to ...

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LOCALS GET LESSONS ON RENOVATING LANDSCAPES

Some locals gained some seeds of knowledge Thursday evening at Gulf Coast State College. With Arbor Day approaching and some locals looking to renovate their yards, the University of Florida Institution of Food and Agricultural Services wanted to help residents get started. Thursday in the Sarzin lecture hall, the group hosted their first workshop in their Landscape and Recovery series. ...

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THE DANGERS OF FENTANYL

Jackson County Sheriff’s officials got the call Tuesday one of their own had been exposed to the opioid Fentanyl during a field test. “I later started hearing some different kind of traffic where he was radioing back and I knew something didn’t sound right so the more I listened, I heard him calling for EMS because he needed some help,” ...

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS

A Bonifay woman was arrested Wednesday after numerous complaints from concerned citizens. Deputies say they received many complaints regarding suspected illegal drug activity at an address in Bonifay. Deputies say they arrived and found the home to be that of Tina Pierce, 45. Deputies did say Pierce admitted to having drug paraphernalia in her home when they told her of ...

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WOMAN WANTED FOR ALLEGEDLY SCAMMING ELDERLY LANDLORD IN WALTON COUNTY

Walton County Sheriff’s officials are searching for a woman wanted after allegedly scamming a 77-year-old for nearly 14 months using the names of charitable organizations. Lethia Lynette Garcia, 45, is wanted by WCSO for reportedly misleading her landlord in order to obtain the use of a rental home located on Highway 331 for more than a year using the names ...

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