Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

TWO VEHICLE CRASH CLAIMS THE LIFE OF A CANTONMENT WOMAN

A two-vehicle crash in Pensacola claims the life of a Cantonment woman. According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), 69-year-old Desiree Mattair of Cantonment was traveling northbound on North Palafox Street in Pensacola on Tuesday evening when another vehicle collided with Chevy Malibu. The report states, 49-year-old Mark Gruschow of Texas was traveling on south on North Palafox when Mattair’s car ...

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BAY DISTRICT TO SHUTTLE

The second wave of Bay County schools reopened Tuesday. On Thursday Arnold High School and Surfside Middle School will follow suit sharing a campus but parking has been a concern for Arnold students. Superintendent Bill Husfelt said Arnold students are to use the Wyndham parking garage on Front Beach Road which is about point 0.7 miles from Surfside. He said ...

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MONEY APPROVED TO UPGRADE PORTER PARK

There has been a lot of rebuilding from Hurricane Michael, but a project that was started long before the hurricane hit, now has the funding it needs to begin; showing even a hurricane can’t slow growth. The city of Lynn Haven has approved funds to renovate Leslie Porter Wayside Park. The money comes from the “Restore Act” funds in a ...

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A 1993 WALTON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATED HAS WON THE SENATE RACE

In a year of liberal challenges to President Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party’s biggest coup, flipping a red state’s U.S. Senate Seat. Representative Kyrsten Sinema won the Arizona Senate seat being vacated by Republican Jeff Flake to become the first woman to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state. The race against Republican Representative Martha McSally ...

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U.S. 98 EXPANSION ON SCHEDULE

The massive $75 million expansion of U.S. Highway 98 remains on schedule, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. How much all that funding will improve traffic flow,  particularly during the summer months, remains to be seen. Currently, two sections of U.S. 98 are being widened. The Walton County expansion, from Emerald Bay Drive in Destin east to Tang-O-Mar Drive ...

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ALLEGED RAPE, ABDUCTION IN CRESTVIEW NOT SUBSTANTIATED

The Crestview Police Department has received multiple inquiries regarding a social media post purporting to warn of an alleged rape in the parking lot of a local business. However, no rape reports have been received by the police. The Friday afternoon post on the “Crestview Crimes and Break-Ins” Facebook page alleged, “a friend of our roommate was raped last night ...

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