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SHOW ME THE MONEY

SHOW ME THE MONEY WZEP AM 1460 Sports was forced to make last minute programming changes Friday night after Holmes County High School Athletic Director Matt Tate and Principal Mickey Hudson demanded cash to cover the game. Fans, friends and family who may not be able to attend the game due to work or illness were not able to hear ...

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MANHUNT IN SOUTH WALTON FOR LOUISIANA ESCAPED PRISIONER

MANHUNT IN SOUTH WALTON FOR LOUISIANA ESCAPED PRISIONER A manhunt continues in south Walton County.  Deputies are searching for Christopher Stringer, one of three men who escaped from the Tensas Parish, Louisiana Jail Thursday. Warden Jay Smith said it is not immediately known how the men escaped, but an investigation is in progress. The three inmates are Chase Courville, Christopher ...

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PHONE SCAMS CONTINUE

PHONE SCAMS CONTINUE DeFuniak Springs Police received a report this morning from a senior citizen of another phone scam. The scammer reportedly contacted them by phone and requested money on behalf of the DeFuniak Springs Police and mentioned “Policemen’s Fund.” The complainant remembered seeing a public service announcement that DeFuniak Springs Police do not solicit money in this manner and ...

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DFS MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

DFS MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER A Defuniak Springs man, who was shot by Niceville Police during a disturbance last Saturday, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of felony burglary. 53-year-old Rex DeWayne Gainey went to the home of his ex-wife in Niceville with a shotgun and threatened to kill her.  The woman called ...

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THIEVES STEAL JAWS OF LIFE

THIEVES STEAL JAWS OF LIFE The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward up to a $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a theft at the Five Points Volunteer Fire Department. Several items were taken during the theft including pieces of cutting and extraction tools, commonly referred to as the “Jaws of Life”. “A ...

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SUNDAY IS NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY

SUNDAY IS NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY Do you still have your grandparents?  If you do, treasure them.  If you don’t, we remember them today. A grandparent is the grandest mom or dad, Not just because of all the kids they’ve had; They’ve seen and done and known so many things We honor them like preachers, priests and kings. They tell us of ...

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POLICE MANHUNT IN SOUTH WALTON

POLICE MANHUNT IN SOUTH WALTON A manhunt is underway in south Walton County at this hour.  Deputies are searching for CHRISTOPHER STRINGER, one of three men who escaped from the Tensas Parish, Louisiana Jail Thursday. Warden Jay Smith said it is not immediately known how the men escaped, but an investigation is in progress. The three inmates are Chase Courville, ...

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SPECIAL: LIVE INTERVIEW WITH COUNTRY STAR ARTIE RODRIGUEZ NEXT WEEK!

  SPECIAL: LIVE INTERVIEW WITH COUNTRY STAR ARTIE RODRIGUEZ NEXT WEEK! Don’t miss an exciting interview LIVE ON-AIR next Friday, 9/18, with country star Artie Rodriguez!  New music from one of the south’s rising stars and a chance to win autographed copies of his latest album!Join “MAC & MERRITT IN THE MORNING” next Friday for a conversation with Walton County’s own Artie ...

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WALTON COUNTY DEPUTIES END STANDOFF WITH WANTED MAN

WALTON COUNTY DEPUTIES END STANDOFF WITH WANTED MAN Quick thinking by Walton County sheriff’s deputies yesterday afternoon prevented a potentially dangerous situation from escalating into a deadly confrontation. Deputy Jeff Miller and Deputy Savannah Bush were called to a residence on North Verdi Lane near Juniper Lake shortly after noon Thursday to quell a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, 38-year-old Chris ...

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