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LOCALS RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT HURRICANE RECOVERY EFFORTS IN THE GLENWOOD AREA

Since Hurricane Michael, Panama City leaders have worked to get things back up and running. “It changed the way everything looked, the whole landscape looks different,” said Panama City resident Mark Black. Several people in the Glenwood community say the devastation from Hurricane Michael changed their neighborhood. “It’s kind of depressing and I feel like the city should be doing ...

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NEW LIFE COMING TO DOWNTOWN PANAMA CITY BUSINESSES

Hurricane Michael severely damaged One Heart’s Yoga studio in St. Andrews. “We didn’t know how long it was going to take to repair and so we were really concerned that the yoga community wouldn’t be able to continue to practice,” said owner of One Heart Yoga Studio, Morgan Godwin. Now, the yoga studio has found a new home in Downtown ...

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DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING A FAMILY WHILE HOLDING HANDGUN

According to Florida Highway Patrol, a Panama City man was arrested after threatening a family and brandishing a handgun near East Milton Saturday afternoon. Troopers said Gregory Welchel, 57, was driving a Cadillac Escalade and towing a white box trailer. A report said the man was brandishing a handgun and threatening a family traveling in a minivan. The van was ...

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WOMAN IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER BEING STABBED THREE TIMES

According to the Springfield Police Department, a 44-year-old woman is in stable condition after being stabbed in the chest three times Sunday night. Officers say they responded to Bob Little Road just after 7 p.m. Sunday in reference to a stabbing. They say they victim said Samuel Solomon stabbed her and he fled on foot. Officers say while Solomon was ...

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GULF COAST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO REOPEN ENTIRE HOSPITAL

Hurricane Michael devastated Bay County and surrounding areas, including the area’s medical facilities. Administrators at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center have been working around the clock to repair and reopen the hospital to pre-storm levels. Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center CEO Brad Griffin stopped by our studios and announced that the hospital is expected to reopen at 100-percent by Monday ...

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HIGH SPEED CHASE IN BAY COUNTY LEADS TO CAR FIRE

According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, there was a suspicious vehicle on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach early Monday morning. When officers approached the car, the driver took off. They say the car then had an issue with its tires, which caused it to crash on Highway 231 near Highway 390. The driver then got out of ...

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FREEPORT MAN DIES IN WALTON COUNTY CRASH

A Freeport man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Walton County Sunday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Matthew Gilbert, 29, was driving north on County Road 83A at around 9:30 p.m. when he lost control of his truck and ran off the road. He then crashed into multiple objects including a ditch, power pole, and a tree. ...

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CRESTVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT HOSTING RECRUITING EVENT

The Crestview Police department is looking for qualified applicants to join them in their department. They will be holding a recruiting event Thursday, January 10th at Warriors Hall. Those who attend can apply for officer or dispatcher positions, interview with command staff, and possibly receive on-site job offers. The address is 201 Stillwell boulevard in Crestview. The recruiting event will ...

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PASTOR LONNIE LEE FOREHAND 1947-2019

Pastor Lonnie Lee Forehand, age 72, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 6, 2019 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida shortly before he was to do what he had done almost every Sunday morning for the past 47 years, preach the word of God.  He was born January 4, 1947 in DeFuniak, the son of Thomas Nathaniel “Buck” and Jewel Lynell Forehand.  Being ...

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