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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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WRECK IN ARGYLE

  EMS and Fire Rescue responded to a wreck behind Melhorns in Argyle. The woman had cuts on her face and arms. No further information has been released.

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SEMI CARRYING CAULIFLOWER OVERTURNS AFTER BLOWOUT

  A semi truck overturned on U.S. Interstate 10 Monday afternoon after one of its tires experienced a blowout near mile marker 78. Chanthavongsor Sengphet, 62 of Phoenix, Arizona, was traveling in the outside lane of of I10 at approximately 4:20 p.m., according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol. A blowout on one of the semi truck tires ...

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LOCAL WOMAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN BOATING ACCIDENT

  A Fort Walton Beach woman remains in intensive care three days after getting entangled in a boat propeller off a Destin beach. Lee Ann Dorn, who is 55, was flown to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on Saturday night after the 6:15 accident just east of Destin’s east jetty. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission accident ...

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GILBERT “GIL” LEE FRYE 1936-2019

Mr. Gilbert “Gil” Lee Frye, age 83, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019. He was born on May 19,1936 in Louisville KY., to Frank Dennis Frye and Daisy Lee Frye. Mr. Frye was a resident of Walton County, Florida for 20 years, coming from Scottsdale AZ. He was a member of The Gathering at Sandestin.  He was a loving husband, ...

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EDNA JEANETT BELL 1923-2019

Edna Jeanett Bell, age 95, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 in her daughter’s home peacefully and surrounded by her family. She was born December 25, 1923 to John Edward Robinson and Annie Ophelia (Straughn) Robinson in Walton County.  She was a lifelong resident of the Liberty Community and a member of Cluster Springs Baptist Church. ...

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