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D.L. CURTIS CO. MAKES $10,000 DONATION TO CIC

D.L. CURTIS CO. MAKES $10,000 DONATION TO CIC D.L. Curtis Construction presented a $10,000 donation as a presenting sponsor to Children in Crisis for the Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic, Columbus Day, October 12, 2015.  Additionally, J. C. Oakes and Howard Oakes are presenting and major sponsors for this wonderful event for the children in need of a home. The ...

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WALTON COUNTY OFFICIALS ISSUE STATEMENT ON GRAND JURY REPORT

WALTON COUNTY OFFICIALS ISSUE STATEMENT ON GRAND JURY REPORT Courtesy: WMBB  Walton County officials issued a statement following the release of the Grand Jury report about problems in the county’s planning department.  “The County appreciates the work and effort that has going into this report and understands the Grand Jury’s desire to assist the County in making operational improvements.  Some ...

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LAUREL HILL MAN ARRESTED BY U.S. MARSHALS, DEPUTIES FOR THREATS

LAUREL HILL MAN ARRESTED BY U.S. MARSHALS, DEPUTIES FOR THREATS A Laurel Hill man has been arrested for threatening to kill his wife, do bodily harm to her and aggravated stalking. United States Marshals and Okaloosa sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Eric Justin Riley of 8472 Ludlam Road in Laurel Hill just after 8:30 PM Thursday night. Authorities say Riley has ...

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ROUND THE CLOCK HONOR VIGIL CONTINUES FOR SLAIN DEPUTY

ROUND THE CLOCK HONOR VIGIL CONTINUES FOR SLAIN DEPUTY The OCSO Honor Guard is overseeing a round the clock Honor Vigil for slain Deputy Bill Myers until the funeral services are completed.  Myers was killed Tuesday in Shalimar while serving a domestic violence injunction at an attorney’s office.  The gunman was later killed by the SWAT team in a shootout ...

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Drug Task Force seizes 31 grams of meth

Drug Task Force seizes 31 grams of meth The Washington County Drug Task Force reports the arrest of a Chipley man on drug trafficking and firearm charges. Xavier Britavius Baker, 37, of Chipley, is facing multiple charges after investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday at Lot 4 of 919 Alicia Lane. From that residence, the task force recovered a bag ...

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GRAND JURY REPORT UNSEALED

GRAND JURY REPORT UNSEALED In a scathing rebuke of Walton County District 5 Commissioner Cindy Meadows and County Administrator Larry Jones, State Attorney William Eddins presented the findings of a Walton County Grand Jury report unsealed yesterday by the Honorable Judge Kelvin Wells. At an afternoon press conference at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, Eddins congratulated the members of ...

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PROCESSIONAL ROUTE FOR DEPUTY BILL MYERS MEMORIAL SERVICE

PROCESSIONAL ROUTE FOR DEPUTY BILL MYERS MEMORIAL SERVICE A motor vehicle procession will take place immediately following the conclusion of the September 28th Memorial Service for slain Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers at Northwest Florida State College’s Raider Arena in Niceville. The 25 year veteran officer was murdered Tuesday in front of an attorney’s office in Shalimar while serving ...

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ONE KILLED IN CAR CRASH

ONE KILLED IN CAR CRASH A Panama City Beach man is dead today after a vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Bay County. Troopers say 51-year-old Albert E. Dempsey was stopped in the driveway access to the parking lot of Dick’s Wings and County Road 3031 facing east in his 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser when a 20012 Jeep Wrangler, driven by 43-year-old ...

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MAN FRADULENTLY SOLICITING DONATIONS FOR COACHES 4 KIDS

MAN FRADULENTLY SOLICITING DONATIONS FOR COACHES 4 KIDS   A man posing as the Director of a charitable organization has been making false solicitations to businesses in the Walton County area, more specifically the city of Freeport. The man is described as a white male in his mid 50’s who identifies himself as Kyle Coburn; however WCSO has positively identified him ...

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PRESCRIPTION CRISIS

PRESCRIPTION CRISIS It is said the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  For many patients in Florida who are prescribed legitimate pain medication, filling their monthly prescriptions has become a living hell. In an effort to curb “pill mills,” accidental overdose and opioid abuse, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminsitration  Pharmacists would have to get extra training and be encouraged to fill ...

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