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FIRST RESPONDERS SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE MISSING SWIMMER

  The Coast Guard and other first responders searched the Gulf of Mexico by Seagrove Place Monday for a swimmer possibly at risk of drowning offshore. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office said they received calls from witnesses who said there appeared to be a man far offshore struggling to stay afloat, according to spokeswoman Corey Dobridnia. Deputies responded by boat ...

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LOCAL RESIDENTS QUESTION STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF FUTURE STAGE

  The new performance stage planned for the Fort Walton Landing is designed to hold up in 150-mph winds, says City Manager Michael Beedie. Plans call for the $1.5 million stage to be an open-air facility that extends partially over the Santa Rosa Sound. The modernly equipped structure will replace the existing stage, which does not have a permanent roof. ...

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4 NEW RESTAURANTS COMING TO CRESTVIEW

  Citizens of Crestview will soon have more options when it comes to their dining choice. Four new restaurants are getting set to open throughout the city in the next few months. City manager Tim Bolduc said the explosion of new restaurants is all part of city staff’s efforts to expand the city. “I think that as the city continues ...

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FWB MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING CAPTURED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

A man accused of kidnapping a woman in Fort Walton Beach was taken into custody after a leading lawmen on a high-speed car chase in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon, officials say. According to a social media post from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the communications center received a 911 call from employees of a Love Truck Stop in Cottondale. ...

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FHP SEEKING DRIVER WHO REAR-ENDED MOTORCYCLIST IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY

  A motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries after a driver hit the rider from behind and took off. According to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred on Sunday night around 8:47 p.m. on Glass Drive and Rainbow Avenue. The report states 54-year-old Tina Marie Sisson was riding her motorcycle southbound on Glass Drive when ...

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PENSACOLA MAN ALLEGEDLY POINTS GUN AT WOMAN IN FRONT OF CHILDREN

  A man has been arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman while children were present. The arrest report from the Pensacola Police Department states 43-year-old Roderick Randall and a woman were in an argument over some comments made by her Facebook. The report says Randall felt he was being slandered on social media. During the argument, which ...

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MILTON SAILOR KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

  A 21-year-old sailor who served aboard the USS Alabama has passed away. Nathan Castor’s father, Robert, said that his son died in a motorcycle crash. Robert said that he purchased the bike on a Saturday, April 28th, and was involved in a single-vehicle crash on April 30th outside the Naval Submarine Base in Bangor, Washington. His father said his ...

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KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN BLOCKS DISASTER AID BILL

  For a second time, the U.S. House attempted to pass a disaster relief bill that would send billions in aid to Americans hurt by hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters over the past year. And, for the second time, the move was blocked by a Republican congressman. This time, Republican Thomas Massie of Kentucky’s 4th District objected and prevented ...

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LICENSE-FREE SALTWATER FISHING WEEKEND

  Want to catch a Florida memory? This weekend you have a chance to get out on the water and salt water fish for free. This weekend, June 1st and 2nd, and next weekend, June 8th and 9th, there will be a license-free fishing weekend for all Florida residents and visitors who want to experience saltwater fishing but don’t have ...

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DUNE ALLEN PARKING PROJECT RAISES A STINK

Walton County is willing to pay James Richard, the owner of 30A’s popular Stinky’s Fish Camp, $2.2 million for property adjacent to his business that it wants to turn into a parking lot Richard will be able to use. When the restaurant was re-built after a fire, ownership reconstructed its parking lot and put in the minimum number of spaces ...

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