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SENATOR DON GAETZ VISITS WITH LISTENERS ON WZEP

SENATOR DON GAETZ VISITS WITH LISTENERS ON WZEP By: T.H. Merritt, WZEP News Florida Senator and past senate president Don Gaetz spent part of the morning with listeners on WZEP Thursday. The senator discussed pending actions before the legislature for the upcoming session. One of the bills currently under consideration is HB 43,commonly referred to as the “Pastor Protection Act”, ...

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HOUSE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION, ARSON SUSPECTED

HOUSE FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION, ARSON SUSPECTED The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information regarding a burglary and arson investigation in Crestview. Deputies were called to a structure fire at a home on Valley Road on 10/27/2015 at around 6:45 AM. Deputies soon discovered that the fire had been set intentionally and the homeowner reported several firearms, weapons and ...

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LOCAL MAN GRADUATES ARMY BASIC TRAINING

LOCAL MAN GRADUATES ARMY BASIC TRAINING Army Pvt. Sebastian N. Clark has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, ...

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WHS PLAYOFFS BEGIN TONIGHT, REGIONAL SEMI-FINALS UNDERWAY

WHS PLAYOFFS BEGIN TONIGHT, REGIONAL SEMI-FINALS UNDERWAY Walton High School stands on the cusp of history.   With a perfect 10-0 regular season, players, fans and staff are determined to do what hasn’t been done in the history of the school – a perfect season all the way through the playoffs for the state championship title. Its been 30 years ...

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GULF POWER HELPS FURTHER MISSION OF LOCAL NONPROFITS THROUGH POWER OF SERVICE AWARDS

GULF POWER HELPS FURTHER MISSION OF LOCAL NONPROFITS THROUGH POWER OF SERVICE AWARDS Holding back tears and clutching at papers in her left hand, Candy Nowling stood in front of a small crowd and thanked Gulf Power for recognizing her organization for its community outreach and service to others. Nowling, executive director for The Matrix Community Outreach Center, joined Gulf ...

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VETERANS FLY INTO HISTORY

VETERANS FLY INTO HISTORY Area residents, veterans and family members gathered Wednesday at the amphitheatre on Lake DeFuniak for the 10th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony to show their gratitude to those who have served the nation. Local Boy Scouts presented every veteran with a Certificate of Appreciation from WWII through today’s most recent conflicts.  Walton County Tax Collector Rhonda Skipper ...

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UPDATE: CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED IN NOV. 4 HOMICIDE

UPDATE: CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED IN NOV. 4 HOMICIDE Courtesy: Bonifaynow.com Few details have been released in the Nov. 4 homicide of William Ran Elmore, 34, but the cause of death has been officially identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as strangulation. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death, which occurred at 3919 Greenwood Drive, a Bonifay ...

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MOTHER CHARGED WITH FELONY ENDANGERMENT OF INFANT TWINS

MOTHER CHARGED WITH FELONY ENDANGERMENT OF INFANT TWINS The mother of twins born on Halloween at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva has been charged with two counts of felony chemical endangerment of a child. The Geneva County Sheriff’s Office reports that Tonya Lynn Henley tested positive for methamphetamine after giving birth to the twins, a boy and a girl.  The ...

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MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN STATE PRISION

MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN STATE PRISION William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, has announced that Jason Dewayne Jordan has been sentenced to a 15 year mandatory minimum prison sentence and a $500,000 fine on the charges of Trafficking in Oxycodone, Burglary of a Structure, Grand Theft and Criminal Mischief. The charges arose from an incident ...

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FLAT LINING: HOLIDAY TRAVEL AUTO SAFETY

FLAT LINING: HOLIDAY TRAVEL AUTO SAFETY Automakers have been under increased pressure from the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles. One way to accomplish this is by removing the spare tire and replacing it with tire inflator kits. This reduces the weight of the vehicle providing for better fuel performance. According to new ...

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