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Sacred Heart Announces Additions to Fleet of Emergency Transport Vehicles

Sacred Heart Health System has increased its fleet of emergency-transport vehicles. Additions include: A custom-designed Neonatal Critical Care Transport Unit, which will be stationed at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC) in Miramar Beach and will cover an area within a three-hour radius of SHHEC. This vehicle is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and patient-comfort features and staffed by ...

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Meth Sentencing (Bonifay)

A Baker man was sentenced to 15 years for trafficking in meth. William Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced that Thomas Anthony Bonifay of Baker, Florida has been sentenced to 15 years state prison after he pled to the charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine (over 200 grams). The charges are the result of a traffic stop on ...

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Bill Allows Military ID’s To Be Used To Obtain Drivers’ Licenses

With the new requirements to get a driver’s license in Florida, some legislators think it makes sense to allow military ID’s as a proof of identity. Senator Don Gaetz joined Iraq war veteran Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) in introducing Senate Bill 240 to require government offices to recognize military-issued ID’s as valid identification in applying for Florida drivers’ licenses. ...

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Gulf Power Solar Rebates Available Jan. 15

Power Companies like power and a local company even wants you to make your own power or rather use solar power; and they will help. Gulf Power’s popular solar incentives will be available again this year beginning Jan. 15 for residential and commercial customers. Solar photovoltaic (PV) incentives are limited, so customers who are interested in applying need to apply ...

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Crime Stoppers

These and more wanted folks can be viewed at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com. Please “like” them on Facebook to get the latest wanted folks as well as unsolved cases: https://www.facebook.com/#!/EmeraldCoastCrimeStoppers. Do you have information about a crime? Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that ...

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Cold Weather Shelter Open

The cold weather shelter will be open in the DeFuniak Springs Community Center each evening and overnight through 7am Saturday morning. If you do not have sufficient heat, or just need a place to stay out of the cold, the shelter will provide a cot, bedding and a meal. Since our area does not have to contend with extreme cold ...

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CHELCO asks members to help “Beat the Peak”

Due to extreme cold weather, CHELCO is asking members to voluntarily conserve energy between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., which will help reduce power costs. CHELCO calls its demand reduction programs Beat the Peak. Anything members can do to reduce consumption during peak hours helps CHELCO keep its wholesale power bills lower demand, which stabilizes the cost of power. These ...

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FDOT Encourages Floridians to Thank Our First Responders

If you drive on the interstate highways in Florida, you might see a message thanking our first responders. In recognition of Florida First Responder Appreciation Week, the Florida Department of Transportation is displaying messages on dynamic message signs across the state to encourage Floridians to thank our first responders. Florida’s first responders put their lives on the line everyday to ...

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WCSB Workshop Legislative Priorities

A workshop was held to give the Walton County School Board members a chance to consider what they might want to ask the state for or what they might not want from the state. Walton School Board member Jason Catalano talked about being in the state capital and discussions on the upcoming legislative session. He suggested the workshop to consider ...

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WCSB Meeting Secure Lobby Bay Elementary

The school in Walton County are being secured. At their meeting, the Walton County School Board approved a guaranteed maximum price of $850,860.00 from Elkins Constructors for Bay Elementary for renovations and the secure lobby project. The effort is for all schools in the county to have a secure lobby. This is a type of lobby where there is a ...

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