Latest News

Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

BRUNER SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS FOR CHILD PORN

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on April 18, 2017, Daryl Bruner, age 37, was sentenced to 17 years and 4 months in state prison by Circuit Judge John Miller for fifteen counts of Possessing Child Pornography and one count of Transmitting Child Pornography.   After his release from prison, Bruner will be on Sexual Offender probation for 10 years.  Bruner was ...

Read More »

ZELDA RUTH TAFT

Zelda Ruth Taft, 87, died Friday April 24, 2017, at her home in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Prior to 2004, Zelda had been a resident of Fort Smith, Ark., since high school. She was born in Dierks, Ark. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Otto H. Taft, of Fort Smith; her son, Lon H. Taft; her sisters Jacqueline ...

Read More »

BLONDELL G. NORTON 1947-2017

Blondell G. Norton, age 70, of Temple, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017.   She was born on January 24, 1947 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, daughter of the late “Fate” Hamiliton and Ethel Starnes Hamilton. Blondell was a homemaker and attended Grace Life Church in Villa Rica, Georgia. She was the former owner of Aladdins Florist in Douglasville, Georgia. Blondell ...

Read More »

ROAD CLOSING

 The City of DeFuniak Springs announces a road closing for Saturday, April 22. Jackson Ave. from Circle to Crescent Avenue will be closed from 2 pm until 10 pm. Citizens in the vicinity can expect congested areas of heavy foot traffic and traffic delays. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.          

Read More »

PHYLLIS KENDALL CASEY JURKIEWICZ 1945-2017

Mrs. Phyllis Kendall Casey Jurkiewicz, age 71, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. She was born July 20, 1945 in Ships Cove, Newfoundland, Canada. Mrs. Jurkiewicz was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. Mrs. Jurkiewicz is preceded in death by her father, Hubert Kendall of Newfoundland, Canada. Mrs. Jurkiewicz is survived by her mother, ...

Read More »

NWFS RANKED IN 50 TOP BEST ONLINE BACHELOR IN NURSING PROGRAMS

 NICEVILLE, FL- College Choice has ranked Northwest Florida State College, the only community college to make the list, among the top 50 Best Online Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) programs. “Northwest Florida State College is the only community/state college on this list and that is cause for celebration for our nursing faculty, staff, and students,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of NWF ...

Read More »

MATTHEW SCOTT CARNLEY 1996-2017

Matthew Scott Carnley, age 20, passed away Wednesday, April 19., 2017. He was born November 6, 1996 in Marianna, Florida to Victor and Stacy Knight Carnley. Matt was a resident of  Walton County. He attended Walton High School. He worked in the hardware industry. He was very creative and enjoyed art work and spending time with his family and friends. ...

Read More »

WALTON COUNTY WEEKLY BEACH SAMPLINGS

 The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October. The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals, which may cause human disease, ...

Read More »

CONCEALED CARRY

The Alabama Senate has voted to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a getting a permit.  Senators approved the bill on a 25-8 vote Tuesday. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives.  The bill has been heavily criticized by some law enforcement officers who say the permits are needed for public safety. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen ...

Read More »

$13 MILLION HOME IN SANTA ROSA BEACH

  Talk about luxury living. Santa Rosa Beach is now the home of the highest priced home on the Emerald Coast. The estate known as ‘Casa Amore’ is now on the market for $13 million. The six-bedroom, seven-bath house is located in the gated Gulf Dunes community in Santa Rosa Beach. The estate has 12,167 square feet of living space, sits on ...

Read More »