Author Archives: Nancy Simpler

HELP EMERGENCY RESPONDERS FIND YOU – DISPLAY YOUR ADDRESS

When you need help, call 911 and help is on the way. Seconds count and we want our community to have the fastest service available in an emergency. “Our citizens deserve the best possible service. Please help us by displaying your numerical address prominently,” said Chief Mark Weeks. Simple reflective stickers will work or other types of materials such as ...

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FRANK CHARLES DOMBROWSKI 1955-2019

Mr. Frank Charles Dombrowski, age 63, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was born on May 15, 1955 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Chester and Jennie Myrzynski Dombrowski. Mr. Dombrowski was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  He was Episcopal by faith and a member of St. Agatha’s Episcopal Church in DeFuniak Springs.  He graduated from Walton High School ...

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GERALD “JERRY” LEE COLLINS 1951-2019

Mr. Gerald  “Jerry “ Lee Collins, age 67, passed away  Thursday, March 14, 2019.  He was born August 21, 1951 in  Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to Woodrow and Margaret Kilpatrick Collins.   Mr. Collins was a resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He was Methodist by faith and a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  He was ...

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ALEXANDRA DAWN SHAW 1985-2019

Alexandra Dawn Shaw, age 33, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at her residence.  She was a cheerleader and a 2003 graduate of Walton High School.  Alexandra was currently employed with Mark Harris Bail Bonds where she had been an employee for more than 7 years.  Working with Mark and Grant Harris, as well as Alicia ...

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TAMPA CONFERENCE SPOTLIGHTS KIDS’ BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

A major conference in Tampa is bringing experts together from across the country to address why kids involved in the juvenile justice system have high levels of behavioral health disorders.  The 32nd Annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Behavioral Health features a number of keynote speakers, including Frankie Guzman. He’s director of the California Youth ...

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CRESTVIEW RED-LIGHT CAMERAS CAUGHT 270 VIOLATORS IN FEBRUARY

Traffic safety cameras at two intersections in town detected 270 cars running red lights in February, bringing the total to almost 600 for the first two months of 2019.Crestview Police Department records custodian Nancy Hough said while she sympathizes with some drivers, “Cameras just don’t lie. We’ve got photographic and video evidence that they drove through a red light.” She ...

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CONTRACT FOR EGLIN F-35 STUDENT DORM SET TO BE AWARDED

A $29 million construction contract for a new dormitory for F-35 maintenance personnel training at the base is expected to be awarded within the next few days through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to the facilities engineer for Eglin’s 33rd Fighter Wing. Eglin Air Force Base serves as the training center for all F-35 maintenance personnel, regardless of ...

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POPEYE’S IN CRESTVIEW CLEARED TO OPEN

A deal has been worked out that will allow Popeye’s restaurant to open while it waits for the final documents needed from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to City Manager Tim Bolduc. “We were waiting on the Corps of Engineers to close out their documents so we could give Popeye’s a certificate of occupancy,” Bolduc said. Barry Henderson, ...

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BROXSON SHEPHERDS AOB REFORM

Northwest Florida Sen. Doug Broxson found himself in the center of a maelstrom during the first week of the legislative session as a controversial Assignment of Benefits bill passed through the Banking and Insurance Committee he chairs.Senate Bill 122 was pushed out of Broxson’s committee Monday and has landed in the Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. David Simmons. “The thunderstorm ...

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