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Things will soon be a little safer in Crestview and the surrounding communities in North Okaloosa County, at least from a fire safety standpoint.

The City of Crestview broke ground on a fire training facility on Friday that will serve not only Crestview fire fighters, but those in Baker, Holt, Laurel Hill and other local communities.


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Crestview purchases two properties

The former City of Crestview Post Office and the vacant land just east of it will soon be owned by the city.

The two properties, located at 114 and 148 Main Street, were approved for purchase from Crestview Investment Co, LLC, for a price of $135,000.

History museum now open in Crestview

Dreams came true last week when the Crestview History Museum celebrated their grand opening during an afternoon celebration at the “Bush House” circa 1926 located at 198 S. Wilson Street in downtown Crestview.

Music for a monarch’s funeral: Queen Elizabeth’s music maestro once visited Crestview mayor

Several years before the events currently unfolding in Great Britain surrounding the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, a senior Crestview official received an unofficial briefing on the amount of detail that goes into the planning of a royal funeral.

Then-Mayor David Cadle, a former band director whose music career spanned more than three decades, welcomed Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Graham Jones, the former senior director of music for Coldstream Guards’ Household Division, to City Hall April 27, 2017.

Crestview Police give update on Sept. 1 shootings

In the early morning hours of Thurs., Sept. 1, gunshots rang out in several Crestview neighborhoods. The shots were reportedly fired between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

“There was numerous scenes, nobody was injured, but there was property damage,” Crestview Police Department Major Raymond Harp said. “We have an idea of what was going on, but nothing on paper yet. Its still an active investigation.”

There were three scenes in which the incidents took place. Gunshots were investigated at W North Ave. and Lindberg St., E Redstone Ave. near the Crooked Pines townhomes neighborhood, and School Ave. and McClelland St.

Gulf Air Group slated to undertake significant expansion at Crestview’s Bob Sikes Airport

One Okaloosa EDC announced today that Gulf Air Group, Inc. has selected Crestview’s Bob Sikes Airport for a competitive expansion project.  The anticipated $16,000,000 investment will be applied toward the construction and equipping of a new, state-of-the-art aircraft hangar complex totaling 70,000 SF. 

Along with the investment, the company has committed to hiring 55 individuals at an average wage of $89,000 (179% of Okaloosa County’s average wage).  These positions are in addition to the 102 employees the company currently employs in their existing facility at Bob Sikes Airport.




Chiefs too strong for the Gators

For those of you inquiring minds that were curious if Northview running back Jamarkus Jefferson is as good as advertised, the answer is a resounding yes. Jefferson showed just how good he is rushing for 236 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries to lead the Chiefs to a 49-10 win over Baker on Friday. Jefferson has some pretty good teammates too.


Bulldog Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new members

The Crestview High School Sports Hall of fame welcomed its newest members on Friday adding Jose Gamboa, Mario Holley, Thomas Bortner Chase Jaramillo and Alicia Dukes-Lynn into the fraternity honoring the best athletes in Bulldog History.

Durell Peaden, Jr. Pharmacy campus celebrates 10 years

Many community leaders, faculty and students attended the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Durell Peaden, Jr. Rural Pharmacy Education Campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU) and left with a huge appreciation for the visionary behind the school, Durell Peaden, Jr.

Crestview Dazzlers ready to hit the field at home opener

When the Crestview Dazzlers take the field on Friday night at Jack Foster Stadium for the Bulldogs’ home opener against Pace, it will be their first performance since Meet the Bulldogs night almost a month ago.

The performance also marks the official start to the season for the Dazzlers, who perform at all home Bulldog football and basketball games.

Durell Peaden, Jr. Pharmacy campus celebrates 10 years

Many community leaders, faculty and students attended the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Durell Peaden, Jr. Rural Pharmacy Education Campus of Florida A&M University (FAMU) and left with a huge appreciation for the visionary behind the school, Durell Peaden, Jr.

Crestview Dazzlers ready to hit the field at home opener

When the Crestview Dazzlers take the field on Friday night at Jack Foster Stadium for the Bulldogs’ home opener against Pace, it will be their first performance since Meet the Bulldogs night almost a month ago.

The performance also marks the official start to the season for the Dazzlers, who perform at all home Bulldog football and basketball games.



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