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BAY DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR

  Bay District Superintendent, Bill Husfelt, has received national recognition at an awards ceremony on Saturday. Superintendent Husfelt has been named superintendent of the year at the Varsity Brand, school spirit awards. He was one of 5 finalists that Varsity Brand chose. All finalists were nominated from all over the country. Saturday night, he was announced as the overall winner ...

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NEW SENIOR LIVING HOME PROJECT BRINGS $33M AND 100 JOBS TO PCB

  A $33 million investment bringing up to 100 jobs is coming to Panama City Beach with new upscale living for senior citizens. The groundbreaking has begun for giving the city its newest senior living home which many of its builders are calling a modern-day facility. With the help of the city chamber of commerce and construction, the first outline ...

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ONE PERSON RESCUED IN EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE

  An early morning fire damages a Panama City home. It happened shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at a home on Kirkland Avenue. Crews responded within minutes to the scene and found heavy smoke coming from the home. Initial reports said there was someone inside when the fire started. Firefighters began an extensive search and located one person inside the ...

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LAWMEN INVESTIGATE SHOOTING NEAR CRESTVIEW

  A man was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was shot during a fight at a home on Smokey Branch Road, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Tim Holt. He was shot in the left arm and the bullet reportedly traveled into his left side, according to the Sheriff’s Office. ...

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THE ART SHOW MUST GO ON

  Scattered showers weren’t enough to keep hundreds people away from the 31st annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival on Sunday. The event at Grand Boulevard was sponsored by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. Some 170 artists from across the nation showcased their work Saturday and Sunday. According to Jennifer Steele, executive director of the CAA, artists apply for ...

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MAN ARRESTED FOR SOLICITING SEX FROM A MINOR

  A Panama City man is arrested in Walton County after soliciting who he thought was a 14-year-old girl, for sex. 26 year-old Christopher Jackson Jr. engaged with an undercover officer through a social media account depicting a 14-year-old female. Reports said during the exchange, Jackson got increasingly sexual in nature and asked for nude pictures.  He also indicated through ...

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MID-BAY BRIDGE TO CLOSE SATURDAY, MONDAY NIGHT

  The Mid-Bay Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday and Monday as workers continue permanent repairs. Drivers will have to use alternative routes during the temporary nighttime closures. Repairs to the post-tensioning tendons, which are prestressed steel cables inside the bridge that reinforce concrete, are expected to be complete in the fall. ...

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MAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING FIREFIGHTER

  A 30-year-old Holt man has been charged with one felony and two misdemeanors after he allegedly used a personal radio to contact dispatch about a fight. According to a social media post, the Sheriff’s Office heard a radio transmission April 13 that said, “S.O. I’ve got a fight in the Galati parking lot.” A communications officer then requested the ...

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MOTION FILED TO DISMISS WALTON CUSTOMARY USE CASE

  Walton County’s claim that its beaches have been enjoyed by all from “time immemorial” falls flat, according to a motion to dismiss the county’s legal effort to have its beaches declared public based on Customary Use doctrine. The motion to dismiss the Customary Use lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Walton County Court by attorney Ted Borowski on behalf of ...

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