Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS TELLER STATIONS

The City of DeFuniak Springs will be accepting sealed bids for the installation of a three station teller line in its utility billing department located at 71 Hwy. 90. Bids will be accepted at City Hall until 2 pm Thursday, May 4. Bids shall be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope – ‘Sealed bid, DeFuniak Springs Teller Stations.’ ...

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TAX DEADLINE

The taxman cometh tomorrow. Tuesday is the deadline for filing income tax. If you are not ready to file just yet, the IRS has provided an automatcic 6-month extension upon request. The IRS says nearly 40 million taxpayers have yet to file their returns.

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HOLMES COUNTY ARRESTS WOMAN ON MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES

  BONIFAY — A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on an outstanding warrant, along with drug charges. The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, acting on a tip, arrested Vernita Connell on charges of possession of marijuana and possesssion of drug paraphernalia, and the outstanding warrant.  Officers had been informed that Connell had a substantial amount of methamphetamine at her residence. Officers ...

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OKALOOSA-WALTON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION TO MEET

The Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public meeting at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Okaloosa County Administrative Complex training room, 1250 Eglin Parkway, Shalimar, Fla. The Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m and the Technical Coordinating Committee at 1:30 p.m. in the same location.  For more information, please contact staff at 850-332-7976. ...

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FLORIDA TWEAKS STAND YOUR GROUND LAW

  The Florida Senate passed a bill that would tweak the state’s “stand your ground” law to make it clear residents don’t have to be attacked before using force against someone threatening them in their home.   The bill passed on a 22-15 vote Thursday. Republican Sen. David Simmons said his bill was simply a clarification and didn’t substantially change ...

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MENTAL HEALTH PILOT PROGRAM LIKELY COMING TO OKALOOSA COUNTY

  Chances appear good the Florida Legislature will award Okaloosa County a pilot program to assist the mentally ill outside of a jail environment.   Legislation to allow the Department of Children and Families to initiate a Forensic Hospital Diversion Pilot Program within the county has made it to the floor of the state Senate. The state House Health and ...

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OLIN DOUGLAS BRYAN

Mr. Olin Douglas Bryan, age 72, a lifelong resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 13, 2017. He was born on July 8, 1944 in DeFuniak to James and Gladys Bryan. Olin graduated from Walton High School in 1962 and went on to become well known in the community for his mechanical ...

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