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ESCAMBIA COUNTY DRUG ARREST

In August of 2017, a Trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a black Jeep Cherokee for traffic violations. During the course of the traffic stop, K9 Tango with ECSO was deployed and gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A multitude of narcotics were found within and around the vehicle. Subsequently, the driver was then ...

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WALTON COUNTY BCC CONGRATULATES THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR RECEIVING FUNDING FOR THEIR DRIVE PROGRAM FROM TRIUMPH GULF COAST BOARD

On Friday, December 7th, the Triumph Gulf Coast Board held their meeting in the Walton County Chambers located in the DeFuniak Springs Boardroom to discuss the potential funding of several submitted projects. As part of that meeting, the Board discussed and awarded funding to the Walton County Sheriff Office’s DRIVE Program (Developing Resilient Individuals for a Vibrant Economy). According to ...

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EMERALD COAST CRIME STOPPERS WEEKLY

Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to the anonymous caller who helps authorities locate Jeffery Adam Birdwell and Steven Phillip Burfield. Jeffery Adam Birdwell – White male, 35 years old (DOB: 07/12/1983), 6’1” tall, 225 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes. Birdwell is wanted on a felony warrant for failure to register as a sexual offender. Birdwell’s last ...

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SETTLERS COLONY DRAINAGE PROJECT HAS BEGUN

Construction for the Settlers Colony Expansion drainage improvement project in Gulf Breeze has begun. The project includes installation of an improved stormwater collection and conveyance system with new outfall locations and stormwater treatment components. By contract, the project has a time of completion of 365 days. Construction hours will be Mon. through Fri., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In the ...

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HIGHWAY 390 WIDENING PROJECT DELAYED

According to officials with the Florida Department of Transportation, the third and final phase of the Highway 390 widening project has been pushed back. “Currently we have two phases under construction, the third phase which was originally scheduled to begin in 2019 in our new tentative five-year program is actually being deferred to 2020. So we’re going to see a ...

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F-35 SQUADRONS COMING TO TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE POST-HURRICANE MICHAEL

According to Congressman Dr. Neal Dunn, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced Friday Tyndall Air Force Base will be the home of three squadrons of F-35s. This as Tyndall Air Force Base is recovering from Hurricane Michael. They say Tyndall will become a purpose-built base for the fifth generation fighter with the addition of the F- 35 squadrons. This will ...

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RABIES ALERT ISSUED FOR THE FOUNTAIN AREA

The Florida Department of Health in Bay County is issuing a rabies alert. The rabies alert is for 60 days and includes the area north of Highway 20 in Fountain. This follows two raccoons testing positive for rabies in the area within a week of each other. On December 5, a raccoon tested positive for rabies after killing a cat ...

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EHEAP PROGRAM TO KEEP THE ELDERLY WARM

As the temperatures dip down, many are left wondering how they’ll stay warm. Councils on Aging across the state have a program to help seniors with their utility bills. The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program, or EHEAP, is able to provide emergency home energy assistance for elders. Households with persons 60 years of age or older with ...

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