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FREE PROM DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES DONATED TO LOCAL STUDENTS

Many high school juniors and seniors countdown the days until prom. One organization is making sure everyone who wants to attend the night of fun has the opportunity to do so. Saturday dozens of teens got the chance to pick out a brand new prom dress and accessories, all at no cost. “If we can just do one little good ...

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VOLUNTEERS HAND OUT CHILDREN’S CLOTHES AND OTHER MUCH NEEDED SUPPLIES

As the Panhandle continues its recovery after Hurricane Michael, it’s the little things that mean the most. Together We Grow and the Believer’s In Christ Disaster Recovery Group handed out children’s clothing, diapers, toiletries while providing a hot meal and fellowship for those in attendance. Also available for the children were arts and crafts projects and sidewalk chalk. Organizers say ...

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MOBILE PANTRY SUPPORTS RESIDENTS IN NEED

More than 100 residents leaving Lynn Haven United Methodist church today with a box of free food. Around 50 volunteers helped Feeding the Gulf Coast hand out the food. The boxes were filled with several nutritional items such as frozen meat, fruit, bread, and vegetables. The give away is held once a month outside of the church. Volunteers say it’s ...

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GIRL SCOUT COOKIES DELIVERED TO BAY COUNTY

It’s that time of the year again, the time when millions of Americans scour their town for Girl Scout stands selling their famous cookies. Saturday morning, Little Brownie Bakers, the official Girl Scout Cookie bakers for the Panama City region, delivered cookies for local Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle hosted the haul at Aadvantage Relocation ...

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NAVARRE MAN THROWN OVER HANDLEBARS OF HARLEY, SERIOUSLY INJURED

A Navarre man was seriously injured Saturday after losing control of his motorcycle on State Road 87. The man, 57-year-old Douglas Wise, was riding his Harley-Davidson south on State Road 87 when he stopped for a traffic light at East Bay Boulevard, according to information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol. When the light turned green Wise tried to accelerate ...

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SHALIMAR RESIDENT BALKS AT BUILDING ‘SIDEWALK TO NOWHERE’

Rob Shaffer soon could be the town’s newest owner of a sidewalk to nowhere. It’s not a title he would be proud of. In fact, he’s pretty perturbed about the possibility. Shaffer’s single-family residence at 183 Richbourg Ave. was built in 2013. According to a requirement in the town’s land development code, Shaffer was supposed to have a sidewalk built ...

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DESTIN-FWB AIRPORT ANNOUNCES DIRECT FLIGHTS TO ORLANDO

Travelers heading toward Orlando from the the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport will no longer have to fly north to go south. Silver Airways, a Fort Lauderdale-based airline, will begin offering early morning and late evening flights to Orlando starting May 17. Kurt Brulisauer, senior vice president of ground operations for Silver Airways, made the announcement at the airport on Monday. ...

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WCSO K9 TEAM BRINGS HOME ACCOLADES FROM 2019 USPCA REGION 1 K9 TRIALS IN LAKELAND

Thirty-seven dog teams from around the state of Florida spent last week competing for “Top Dog” honors to compete at the national level. Walton County Sheriff’s Office K9 Team, which consists of three K9’s and their handlers, proudly brought home several honors from the USPCA Region 1 K9 Trials in Lakeland, Florida. Deputy Steven Tector and K9 Drago earned their ...

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BAY COUNTY JOB FAIR HOSTS MORE THAN 90 EMPLOYERS

Those looking for a job were in luck, because the largest job fair in Bay County was in full swing Saturday. The 32nd annual Bay County Job Fair was held at Gulf Coast State College. Organized by CareerSource Gulf Coast and Haney Technical Center, the free event hosted over 90 employers who were in attendance to meet potential job seekers. ...

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