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OPEN HOUSE BRINGS CITIZENS, LAW ENFORCEMENT TOGETHER

  Rain couldn’t dampen the fun at the Police Department’s open house last week. Residents of all ages came to the event held Thursday evening in Warriors Hall to learn more about the different divisions in the department and meet some of the men and women behind the badges. “The taxpayers are paying for it, so it’s good for them ...

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PARENT CALL LEADS TO STUDENT PARKING LOT BAN

  Students at Crestview High School will no longer be allowed to park in the Crestview Marketplace parking lot, where Winn-Dixie is located. Parents originally thought the decision on Tuesday came from Winn-Dixie. However the decision was made by Marketplace facility owner, Shannon Lewis. “We got a call from a concerned parent that said there were drugs being sold in ...

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DRIVER SUFFERS UNKNOWN CONDITION, PRONOUNCED DEAD

  A 61-year-old Pace man died Wednesday morning after suffering an unknown medical condition while driving. The man, who has not yet been identified pending next of kin notification, was driving along Berryhill Road just east of Blackberry Trail at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday. The victim, after experiencing the medical issue, pulled off onto the north shoulder of the road, according ...

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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PLANS FOR PANDA EXPRESS

  The development process for Panda Express is set to begin seven months after land for the restaurant was purchased. The City Council approved a development application during Monday night’s meeting, which puts Ingenium Enterprises Incorporated in charge of the development under the leadership of project engineer Joey Mantegna. The 2,200-square-foot restaurant will sit on .86 acres of land next ...

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72 LIVE ROACHES, ROACH FECES CITED IN RESTAURANT INSPECTION

Two area restaurants were forced to temporarily close after health inspectors found multiple violations.Peking House in Navarre received a follow-up inspection following an inspection May 8 in which 12 violations were cited, including four dead roaches in the kitchen, “no MSG” advertised while a container of MSG was in the kitchen, and chicken in standing water placed on the floor, ...

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KENNEL REOPENS WHERE ANIMALS FOUND DEAD

  A pet boarding facility has opened at the same address where 21 dead animals were found two months ago. Richard Rack, who also goes by the name Danny James, said in a Facebook post last week that he is again boarding animals in Crestview. “For those who don’t know or haven’t heard, I have FINALLY moved out of the ...

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WANTED FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN HOLMES COUNTY

A wanted fugitive has been arrested in Holmes County. The arrest was made Tuesday by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. Members of the task force met at 3642 Twin Lakes Drive in Holmes County to take 41-year-old Travis Stephens into custody on active felony warrants out of Holmes and Bay Counties. While making the ...

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IMPACT 100 NWF TO AWARD $508K TO CHARITIES THIS YEAR

  IMPACT 100 NWF has announced that its 2019 membership has reached 508 women, which will allow the organization to give $508,000 to local nonprofit organizations serving Okaloosa and Walton counties. Since 2012, IMPACT 100 NWF has given $2.7 million to the community. Grant applications for this year are due June 28. Finalists will be chosen from five focus areas: ...

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