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TONI K (TK) GARNSEY 1969-2019

Ms. Toni K (TK) Garnsey, age 49, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019. She was born May 22, 1969 in Flint, Michigan to James and Jessie Stricklin Garnsey Millwood.  Ms. Garnsey was a resident of Walton County, Florida having moved here from Flint, Michigan in 2006.  She was a Christian by faith.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.  She ...

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GOLDIE BELL CRAWFORD 1935-2019

Mrs. Goldie Bell Crawford, age 83, passed away Tuesday, April 02, 2019. She was born on November 20, 1935 in Panama City, Florida to John and Myrtle Weathers Garrett. Mrs. Crawford was a resident of Freeport, Florida having lived here her entire life.  She was Methodist by faith and a member of Freeport United Methodist Church.  She loved to quilt, ...

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LYNN HAVEN MAYOR REACHES OUT TO CITIZENS FOR INPUT

  The city of Lynn Haven is currently operating without an official city manager and Mayor Margo Anderson is wondering if it should stay that way. On Friday, Mayor Anderson posted on her personal Facebook page asking the residents what they think about changing the city’s government  The possible change would eliminate the need for a city manager and allow ...

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LOCAL ORGANIZATION HELPS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS THROUGH COLLEGE

  A local group is doing their part to help high school seniors go off to college. The Pilot Club of Panama City hosted their annual pancake festival Saturday morning. The event took place at Applebee’s on in Panama City, featuring pancakes, sausage, coffee, and orange juice. Those who attended also were able to buy sweet treats in part of ...

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UWF OFFICE HELPS VETERANS, ACTIVE-DUTY TROOPS, DEPENDENTS NAVIGATE COLLEGE

  Technically, it’s the Military and Veterans Resource Center. Practically, though, the offices and study spaces on the second floor of Building 4 at the University of West Florida’s Emerald Coast campus are a haven for active-duty military personnel, veterans and dependents navigating the decisions, paperwork and other challenges of beginning, or continuing, a collegiate career. Even a partial list ...

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FEEDING THE GULF COAST DISTRIBUTES 30,000 POUNDS OF FOOD

  Feeding the Gulf Coast has been committed to the recovery effort post-Hurricane Michael and Saturday they partnered with First Baptist Church of Panama City to continue their work. Thirty thousand pounds of food were distributed, which is expected to feed up to five hundred families. Feeding the Gulf Coast’s service area includes all gulf coast counties in Florida, Alabama, ...

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DESTIN INDOOR ADVENTURE PARK DELAYS OPENING

  Urban Air Adventure Park Destin, an indoor trampoline park, will not open this spring. The park was scheduled to open at the Emerald Coast Centre in Destin in the spring or early summer, but the franchisee said that will not be the case. “Due to some delays in permitting and construction, a spring opening is no longer possible,” Urban ...

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EMERALD COAST BEACH ACCESS VARIES WILDLY, BASED ON COUNTY

  Residents of Holiday Isle don’t expressly forbid tourists and visitors from crossing the public beaches behind their homes or condominiums, but they don’t make it easy to get to them either. They’re not alone among inhabitants of the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village when it comes to trying to prevent the outside world from encroaching upon the crystal white sands ...

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RACE ON U.S. 331 RESULTS IN CRASH, INJURIES REPORTED

  According to Florida Highway Patrol, multiple people were taken to the hospital with injuries after a race led to a crash in Walton County Saturday night. Troopers said the crash happened as a result of a Chevrolet Camaro northbound on U.S. 331 racing another Camaro across the Clyde B. Wells Bridge. According to a release from FHP, one of ...

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