Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

INMATE SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR SOLICITATION OF MURDER

Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that Darell Robinson has been sentenced to 30 years state prison on the charge of Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder.  Robinson was convicted after a jury trial in July.    The charges arose from an incident which occurred in March of 2016.  Robinson, while incarcerated in the Okaloosa ...

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CRIME STOPPERS WEEKLY WANTED

Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to the anonymous tipster who helps authorities locate Jordon Scott Stewart and Chris Henry Compton.   Jordon Scott Stewart – White male, 21 years old (DOB: 05/03/1996), 5’09” tall, 130 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.  Stewart is wanted on a felony warrant for attempted murder.       Chris Henry Compton – Black male, 30 years old ...

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH

  Congratulations are in order for those who have been named September Student of the Month in Walton County.   Maude Saunders Elementary School Paris Hughes West DeFuniak Elementary School Chloe Jordan Mossy Head Elementary School Beau Daughtry Paxton Elementary School Lilly Norman Paxton Middle School Will send next month, unable to reach parents Walton Middle School Arya Patel Walton ...

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GENEVA COUNTY’S DORRIETY NAMED IN PREP SPOTLIGHT

Two area football players have been named to this week’s AHSAA Prep Spotlight. LUKE DORRIETY, GENEVA COUNTY: Returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown and had nine tackles as the Bulldogs beat G.W. Long 34-7. Teammates Marquez Johnson and Tyler Reeves had 11 and nine tackles, respectively. It was the first win for Geneva County in the series since 2007. Also, YORK GAMBLE, SLOCOMB: Had 11 ...

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WASHINGTON COUNTY ISSUES WATER ADVISORIES

The Washington County Department of Health issued an advisory Monday regarding hazards and risks to water supplies due to storms and flooding. Heavy rainfall, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can contaminate your water supply. Drinking contaminated water may cause illness. Individuals cannot assume that a water supply in the storm affected area is safe to drink. A storm can also ...

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EPA GRANTS POLLUTION WAIVERS TO FLORIDA UTILITIES AFTER IRMA

State and federal environmental regulators issued a blanket waiver on Monday for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards without penalty for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency said the so-called No Action Assurance granted through Sept. 26 came at the request of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The letter said the move will provide Florida utility generators needed ...

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FORT WALTON BEACH CHURCH VANDALIZED

A popular Fort Walton Beach park and a nearby church was vandalized over the weekend. Residents around Ferry Park, located on Hughes Street NE, woke up Monday to the outfield of one of the baseball diamonds had been damaged by a vehicle driving and spinning out. The same thing had happened to the lawn at First Church of Christ on 232 Hollywood Boulevard NE. A ...

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FAYE MCGOWAN 1931-2017

Mrs. Faye  McGowan, age 86, passed away Monday, September 11th, 2017. She was born on July 12th, 1931 in Holmes County, Florida, to J.C. and Minnie Lou Urquhart Paulk. Mrs. McGowan was a lifelong resident of Holmes County. She was Baptist by faith, and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she was a member of the ladies’ prayer ...

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WALTON KIWANIS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

The Walton Kiwanis Club celebrated its 10th anniversary last month. The Kiwanis, which boasts 27 members, points to a growing membership and ist assistance to local charities over the last decade as a banner of pride. During that period, the Kiwanis has given over $100,000 to local charities. Meetings are now held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at ...

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BAKER FAMILY VICTIMS OF HOME INVASION

A Baker family says two men came into their Hilton Road home Sunday morning and stole a car and cash, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office media release. “One of the victims says two white males entered the house around 10:30 a.m. and took a wallet with cash, then stole a 2005a black Lincoln Town Car containing a firearm, cash, and other valuables. She ...

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