Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

CLINIC TO OFFER FREE MEDICAL, VISION, DENTAL SERVICES THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, locals can get free medical, vision, and dental care in Callaway. Panama City Beach city leaders announced the free Remote Area Medical Clinic Tuesday. The clinic will offer free medical, vision, and dental treatments at the Walmart Supercenter on North Tyndall Parkway. They say services will include medical physicals, health consultants, eye exams, glaucoma testing, and dental treatment ...

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BAY DISTRICT SCHOOLS HIRES FEMA CONSULTING GROUP

As many of us recover from the storm, navigating through FEMA assistance can be a daunting task. On Tuesday the Bay District school board took a measure to ensure maximum reimbursement to rebuild. The board approved the hiring of FEMA consulting group Hagerty Consulting Inc. The consulting group will work with FEMA on the district’s behalf to help receive the ...

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RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BEGIN AT RUTHERFORD, BAY HIGH AND MERRITT BROWN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Some displaced Bay County students are a step closer to returning to their normal school campuses. On Tuesday, reconstruction projects for three Bay County schools got the green light from the school board. Construction will begin Wednesday at Rutherford High School, Merritt Brown Middle School and Bay High School.  Those three chosen due to extensive damage and the goal to ...

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TENT CITY CAMPERS TOLD TO LEAVE

The deadline for anyone staying in tents at forest park united methodist church to leave was Dec. 11, 2018 and 1 pm. The Panama City Police Department was on scene to make sure the pack up went smoothly. People have been staying in tents in the church’s parking lot since November. Just within the past 30 days, law enforcement has ...

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DEBRIS HAULERS TEARING UP ROADS IN JACKSON COUNTY

ome Jackson County residents who live near debris removal sites are dealing with greater issues  than just slower traffic. The county tried to have the sites set up off of paved roads like the one off of Highway 69 and Brushey Pond Road in Grand Ridge. A resident who lives on Brushey Pond Road said the debris trucks are using ...

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SEVERAL BALD EAGLES REBUILD NESTS AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL

Since 1782 the bald eagle has been known as the U.S. national emblem. The birds are no longer endangered but are still protected. For Dottie Rogers, one of her favorite things to do at this point in her life is watch nature. From her deck, she gets a birds eye view. She whistles to catch the attention of two bald ...

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VIRGINIA BURGESS 1943-2018

Mrs. Virginia Burgess, age 75 of the Alaqua Community of Walton County passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, December 14, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born May 9, 1943 in DeFuniak Springs, the daughter of Woodrow and Ella Lou Sunday Gillis.   Virginia attended Walton High School, graduating with the Class of ...

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MARY LEE MOORE 1946-2018

Mrs. Mary Lee Moore, 72 age, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018. She was born on May 31, 1946 in Panama City, Florida to Cecil C. Neel and Amanda Matzen Neel.  Mrs. Moore was resident of Walton County. She was Holiness by faith and a member of Community Holiness Church in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She was a devoted wife, mother, ...

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VIVIAN ILENE KELLEY 1923-2018

Mrs. Vivian Ilene Kelley, age 95, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born on September 13, 1923 in Crestview, Florida to John F. Davis and Annie Elaine Cole Davis. Mrs. Kelley was a resident of North Fort Myers, Florida. She was Assembly of God by faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. ...

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DRIVER IN FATAL WRECK WAS NEARLY 4 TIMES OVER LEGAL LIMIT

The driver in a fatal crash from Labor Day weekend was nearly four times over the legal limit when drove away from law enforcement officers and caused a crash that killed himself, two people in a separate vehicle and critically injured his passenger, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol. It happened around 11:45 p.m. on August ...

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