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ARGYLE MAN CHARGED WITH 42 FELONIES INCLUDING POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN

A 62-year-old Argyle man is charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography after a nine-month-long investigation by Walton County investigators. Starting in November 2018, Walton County Sheriff’s Office received numerous tips via the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involving child exploitation. WCSO Special Victims Unit quickly identified the suspect as Terrell Lee Burdette, 62, of 43 ...

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THOMAS “TOM” M. ANDERSON 1945-2019

Thomas “Tom” M. Anderson, age 74, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 in Miramar Beach, Florida.  He was born April 4, 1945 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to the late Angus King and Ruby Padgett Anderson.   He played on Walton High School’s Football Team and graduated with the class of 1963. Following school, he began working with ...

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MATTIE JANE JOHNSON 1920-2019

Ms. Mattie Jane Johnson, age 98, passed away Thursday,June 27, 2019. She was born on July 16, 1920 in BruceFlorida, to William Hardy Bozeman and Nancy Brown Bozeman.   Ms. Johnson was a resident of Lynn Haven, Florida, originally from Freeport, Florida. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Lynn Haven, Florida.  She worked as a lunchroom worker at the Freeport High School for many years before retiring. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great ...

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2 TOURISTS DROWN IN THE GULF OFF PANAMA CITY BEACH

  It started as a single red flags Sunday morning, but was quickly upgraded to double red as first responders performed a number of water rescues throughout the day. Panama City Beach police and Beach fire rescue arrived at the beach near Crane street and Front beach road in response to a distressed swimmer. The swimmer was pulled from the ...

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MID-BAY BRIDGE CLOSURE PLANNED

  The Mid-Bay Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 27 as workers continue permanent repairs. Drivers will have to use alternative routes during the temporary nighttime closures. Repairs to the post-tensioning tendons, which are prestressed steel cables inside the bridge that reinforce concrete, are expected to be complete ...

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TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SEVEN-VEHICLE CRASH

  Two people suffered serious injuries and four received minor injuries during a seven-vehicle crash Monday morning in Walton County. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Christian Carvajal, from Hialeah, Florida, was driving a Dodge Ram west on State Road 20 around 10 a.m. The truck drifted to the left and crossed the centerline swiping ...

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MAN ARRESTED FOR OPERATING WATERCRAFT UNDER THE INFLUENCE AT BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

  A Pensacola man is behind bars after an arrest report says he was operating a personal watercraft (PWC) erratically and allegedly under the influence. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) the incident occurred on Saturday at the Big Lagoon State Park in Escambia County. The report says two FWC Officers were patrolling in the idle ...

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GAS PRICES PROJECTED TO RISE IN THE NEXT WEEK

  The state of Florida is seeing the lowest gas prices since February but AAA officials expect that to change. According to their website, Franklin, Gulf, Calhoun, Holmes, Washington and Bay county have some of the highest averages per gallon in the state. Last week, Panama City had the highest average per gallon at $2.58. AAA spokesman, Mark Jenkins says ...

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