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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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SEVEN OUT OF 300 PEOPLE RECEIVE BLUE TARPS IN PORT ST. JOE

Hundreds of roofs in Gulf County are damaged and local leaders have said not enough people have tarps on their homes. Project Blue Roof has been working all over the area to put tarps on damaged roofs. Port St. Joe commissioners said around 300 people signed up for a blue tarp and only seven have been helped. The city said ...

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INSPECTORS LOCATE DAMAGED HOMES IN PORT ST. JOE

Over in Port St. Joe inspectors want residents to know if entering their home could be dangerous. If you have a green sticker on your home, it appears that there is minimal damage and it is safe to have your power turned back on. The yellow stickers mean you may need an additional inspection before you turn things back on ...

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LOCAL ATTORNEY WARNS ABOUT PUBLIC ADJUSTERS

Since hurricane Michael, Panhandle residents have seen helping hands, as well as those who are just here to take their money and run. Officials said that even insurance adjusters can be phony. “If you have people coming in and wanting to give you free estimates, be suspicious right then,” said attorney, Wes Pittman. “Because they’re going to try to sell ...

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SATSUMA GROVE ENDURES HURRICANE MICHAEL

Jackson County citrus grower Mack Glass’ grove looks a little different after Hurricane Michael. “It kinda whipped the trees around a little bit, but the fruit amazingly, over half of it held onto the tree,” Glass said. Glass said damaged fruit usually falls off within two weeks. “We’ve allowed it an extra week to make sure we get rid of ...

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