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TWO-MOTORCYCLE CRASH CAUSES SERIOUS INJURIES IN WALTON

  A 51-year-old Crestview woman was seriously injured Sunday night following a two-motorcycle crash on Black Creek Road. John Tracy Horak, 57 of Holt, was driving a 2001 Harley Davidson north on Black Creek Road near County Road 3280 at around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol. Horak attempted to pass another 2014 Harley ...

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OKALOOSA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELPING TO CUT COSTS AT COMMUNITY GARDEN

  It’s springtime and what better way to celebrate the slightly warmer temperatures than by improving a local community garden. Okaloosa County Commissioner, Trey Goodwin, asked the public works department to help a local community garden. He asked if they could switch from expensive potable water to non-potable water to cut costs– and two weeks later, the job is finished. ...

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MERCY CHEFS CONTINUE TO SERVE UP MEALS IN THE PANHANDLE

  Mercy Chefs were first introduced to our community shortly after Hurricane Michael. Although the storm has passed, the need for a hot meal, in some cases, is still there. Mercy Chefs are still in town helping serve up delicious food to students on spring break who might not have access to food during this time. So far, they’ve served ...

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PET WELFARE VOLUNTEER TURNS 90

  While most 90 year-olds are enjoying the quiet retired life, Jack Dickason still chooses to go to work. For the past 16 years, Dickason has volunteered at Pet Welfare, a no-kill animal shelter on Eglin Air Force Base. “He works the whole time he’s here,” said Carla Engeldinger, who oversees Pet Welfare. “He comes to every board meeting and ...

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DESTINY WORSHIP CENTER COMES TO FWB

  Over 1,000 people took part in the grand opening of the new Destiny Worship Center. The round, cavernous building — and fifth location of the church — features a stage, two large screens, multiple TVs, a high-quality sound system and stage lighting. Sunday’s opening at 233 Hill Ave. N.W. drew more than 500 to the 9 a.m. service and ...

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TWO EGLIN WILDFIRES ’100 PERCENT CONTAINED’

  Two of the three wildfires on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation were reported to be “100 percent contained” as of late Sunday afternoon, while the third blaze was reported to be “approximately 80 percent contained.” That news came in the latest daily update on the fires, issued at 5 p.m. Sunday by Brett Williams, spokesman for the Eglin ...

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ARREST MADE IN DEATH OF OKALOOSA COUNTY THREE-YEAR-OLD

  The Okaloosa County sheriff’s office has charged a Bluewater Bay area man in connection with the stabbing death of his three-year-old son. 61-year old Frederick Franken was arrested at Fort Walton Beach medical center, where he is still undergoing treatment for self-inflicted stab wounds. Investigators said Franken and his son were found on the floor of their home by ...

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FWC WARNS WILDLIFE BECOME MORE ACTIVE IN SPRING

  A variety of species are following their internal biological clocks that tell them to move, mate, feed and nest. Florida’s residents and visitors can help by avoiding disturbing wildlife in spring, according to these tips from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Keep beaches dark at night and free of obstacles during sea turtle nesting season, March through ...

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