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QUACKER IS A LITTLE QUACKED UP, NEEDS HELP

  At first glance, she seems to have it all — a nice place to live (private swimming pool included), plenty of good food, even a roommate named Sylvia. But appearances can be deceiving. And when Big Girl rises to make her way across her Navy Street living quarters, it’s immediately apparent that for her, for now, life isn’t all ...

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MID-BAY BRIDGE TO CLOSE TONIGHT

The Mid-Bay Bridge between the Destin and Niceville areas will be closed to all traffic from 11 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Saturday as workers continue to make permanent repairs. Drivers will have to use alternative routes during the closure. Repairs to the post-tensioning tendons, which are pre-stressed steel cables inside the bridge that reinforce concrete, are expected to be ...

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VISIT SOUTH WALTON NAMED TOURISM OFFICE OF THE YEAR

  Visit South Walton was honored as Tourism Office of the Year for organizations with budgets of more than $2 million by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS). The award was announced at the 2019 Shining Example Award Presentation during the Southeast Tourism Society’s annual Connections conference March 19-21 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Visit South Walton Executive Director Jay Tusa and ...

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BCSO WARNS OF WARRANT SCAM

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a scam alert today to make the public aware of an old phone scam with a dangerous new twist that is currently in the Bay County area. Several complaints have been made to the BCSO about a phone scam requesting payment to remove a warrant and avoid arrest, deputies wrote in a news release. ...

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BAY COUNTY MAN FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES

  The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said that 62-year-old Morris Tate allegedly uploaded two videos of child pornography to the social networking site Tumblr under the username “tateruniverse.” The Sheriff’s Office was able to track the upload back to tate using his email. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Tate admitted to posting the videos and pictures to the site. Tate ...

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MAN STEALS DONATION JAR FROM CARYVILLE GAS STATION

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who stole a donation jar from a Caryville gas station. Deputies say he took the jar on Wednesday afternoon from the River Stop Gas Station on U.S. 90. The bucket contained donation which were being collected for a local family who has a medically needy infant. The suspect is a ...

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MICHAEL WHITE’S RESIGNMENT AGREEMENT DETAILS RELEASED

  Lynn Haven City Commissioners accepted the resignation of Michael White as City Manager during their meeting Tuesday. This comes a week after White was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill. Lynn Haven City Attorney Adam Albritton said White’s legal council submitted his resignation letter Tuesday. Albritton said the council’s decision ...

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CRIMESTOPPERS WEEKLY WANTED AD

Good afternoon! Attached are this week’s Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers wanted individuals. These and more wanted folks can be viewed at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com. Please Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to the anonymous tipster who helps authorities locate Matthew Kyle Estes and Erica Alicia Varner. Matthew Kyle Estes – White male, 34 years old (DOB: 07/26/1984), 5’07” tall, ...

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7 YEAR OLD ACCIDENTALLY DISCHARGES PISTOL

  Officers and Detectives with DeFuniak Springs Police responded to North 20th Street Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in reference to a possible shooting of a child.  Responding units were able to determine that no one had actually been shot or injured.  Investigators determined that a 7 year old had found a pistol that was being stored in a vehicle ...

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EUGENE GRINER 1924-2019

Eugene Griner, born March 5, 1924 in Pond Creek, Fla., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother passed from this life on March 27, 2019 at  home surrounded by family.  Leaving behind his loving wife, Myrle Griner of Mossy Head, Fla. after 71 years, brother, Beal Griner (Sylvia) of Lake Wales, Fla., sisters, Cleo Everadge of Milton, Fla., and Iva Pacini ...

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