Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

SMALL GROUP HOPES TO FULLY LEGALIZE POT IN FLORIDA

More than 71 percent of Florida voters in November agreed marijuana should be used to treat serious illnesses – the highest margin of support among the nine states considering various levels of cannabis legalization last year. Given that kind of public backing, a group trying to legalize adult recreational cultivation and consumption of the drug hopes 2018 will finally be ...

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WCSO SEEKING TWO SUSPECTS

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking information two subjects wanted out of its jurisdiction. Juan Pablo Hernandez– Hispanic male, 32 YOA, 6’, 180 lbs., Black hair, brown eyes.   This subject is wanted on a Felony Failure to Appear for the charge of Leaving the scene of an Accident w/Injuries, DUI w/Serious Bodily injury X2 and No Valid ...

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GAS PRICES RISE; MONTH-LONG STREAK OF DECLINES IS SNAPPED

Gas prices increased for the first time in more than a month, according to AAA. whose data is collected from credit card swipes and direct feeds from 120,000 gas stations nationwide, in cooperation with OPIS and Wright Express.  Florida gas prices averaged $2.14 on Sunday. The state average is 1-cent less than last week, 7 cents less than a year ago, ...

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FLORIDA MAN FIGHTS DEATH SENTENCE

Mark Asay, who’s execution is set for August 24th, is one of about 200 death row inmates whose convictions were final before 2002. Florida’s Supreme Court has ruled anyone convicted after 2002, the date of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, is entitled to have a new sentencing hearing and that the jury must be unanimous. Convictions finalized before 2002 are stuck ...

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APPALACHICOLA TEEN DIES IN CAR CRASH

An Apalachicola teen is dead after the car she was driving crashed into a tree. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 19-year-old Faletta Leown Davis was driving on U.S. 98, just west of Higgins Road, late Wednesday night. FHP says the Suzuki Forenza Davis was driving veered off the roadway, and she crashed into two pine trees. Davis died at the scene. 

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17 ARRESTED IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY SO PROSTITUTION STING

Escambia County investigators have arrested 17 people in a two-day prostitution sting, according to a press release. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigator Lt. Mike Ward said 10 alleged prostitutes and seven “johns” were arrested over the course of two days as investigators worked undercover on social media site “backpage” to create and respond to prostitution ads. ECSO investigator Col. Robert ...

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN ATLANTIC

Tropical Depression 4 formed Wednesday night over the open waters of the Atlantic.  The next name on the list is ‘Don.’ The environment is not expected to be favorable for development over the coming days because of increasing wind shear.  The storm will move W/NW and is expected to pass north of the Leeward Islands this weekend. It is much too early ...

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CHIPLEY TEENAGER MISSING

Chipley Police are looking for a teenager who was last seen earlier this week and they need the public’s help finding her. According to a news release, police are looking for Halley Lamb, 15. She’s white, with brown eyes and straight brown hair. She was last seen Monday July 3, 2017, leaving her house in Chipley. When she left, she ...

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LIFE ENRICHMENT SENIOR CENTER

Life Enrichment Senior Center 312 College Avenue DeFuniak Springs, FL  32435 850-892-8746 seniorcenter@co.walton.fl.us Hours of Operation-Monday through Thursday 8:30-4:00     Calendar of Events July 10th – 13th 2017                                                 Monday – July 10th                             Zumba ...

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GAS PRICES HIT 13-YEAR LOW

The estimated 37.5 million Americans who hit the road on Independence Day found the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, according to AAA.  Although the national average of $2.23 was the lowest for the holiday in 12 years, gas prices in the southeastern U.S. were the lowest in 13 years. On July 4, 2017, gas prices averaged $2.15 in Florida ...

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