Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TO PARTICIPATE IN OPERATION SAFE DRIVE

Beginning today through March 7, 2019, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joins its southeastern law enforcement partners to participate in the Operation Safe DRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) safety campaign. The Safe DRIVE campaign is a high visibility, education and enforcement initiative designed to deter behaviors that contribute to commercial and non-commercial motor vehicle crashes. “FHP is committed to ...

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DOROTHEA JOHANNA CARMAN 1927-2019

Dorothea Johanna Carman passed away peacefully on Friday morning, March 1st, 2019 at home with her husband Dean by her side. He was the love of her life for 58 years. Dora was born in Jutphaas, Netherlands on January 3, 1927 to Father, Hendrikus Scholman, and Mother, Johanna van Wijk, and was the eldest daughter and last surviving of eight ...

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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY; DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

A death investigation is underway after human remains were found in Escambia County Monday. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO), the remains were found in front of the Town & Country Plaza on Pace Boulevard. At this time, ECSO says the cause of death has not been determined. They added it doesn’t appear to be suspicious. The Medical ...

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HONDURAN MAN ARRESTED IN CRESTVIEW FOR ASSAULTING BORDER PATROL AGENT

Border Patrol agents arrested a Honduran man on Feb. 28 in Okaloosa County who was wanted for the alleged assault of a Border Patrol agent. According to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Edwin Edgardo Tercero, 41, and five other occupants of his vehicle were pulled over by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies during a routine ...

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NWFSC ANNOUNCES WALTON WORKS PARTNERSHIP WITH BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Northwest Florida State College has announced its partnership with the Walton County Board of County Commissioners in support of a Triumph Gulf Coast application for Walton Works. On Feb. 26, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners committed $1.5 million to the $5.25 million Walton Works project, directing staff to research the ability to use funding from the RESTORE Act ...

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TORNADO TOUCHES DOWN IN DEFUNIAK

A tornado touched down Sunday night near DeFuniak Springs. Jeff Goldberg, director of Emergency Management, said residents of Walton County began calling emergency services around 7 p.m. to report what they believed was a tornado. The National Weather Service, according to Goldberg, has been called in to investigate. “Right now there isn’t a whole lot of information to give,” Goldberg ...

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RENY JOSE STILL MISSING AFTER FIVE YEARS, FAMILY CONTINUES TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS

Rice University student Reny Jose went missing in March of 2014 after renting a house in Panama City Beach with other students. Now with their son missing for five years, Reny’s parents are still searching for answers. Reny’s father Jose George said, “If something happened, maybe an accident happened, we just want the closure, that’s what we’re looking for.” Even ...

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MISSION850 AND FLORIDA CAMPUS COMPACT HELP RESIDENTS REMOVE DEBRIS

The Panhandle is slowly rebuilding after Hurricane Michael, but disabled veterans, elderly residents and homebound individuals still need a helping hand. That’s why Mission850 in conjunction with Florida Campus Compact, volunteered to help remove storm debris. Florida Campus Compact works with over 50 public and private universities to promote direct action in communities. Mission850 was founded after the storm to ...

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