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There’s a new place to cool off in downtown Crestview.

The splash park on North Wilson Street opened last Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by city, county and community leaders from civic organizations and businesses.


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City Council approves proposed lower millage rate

For the first time in seven years, the Crestview City Council has approved a reduction in the proposed millage rate.

FPL plans to upgrade energy grid in Okaloosa County

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is upgrading the energy grid in Okaloosa County in 2022 to continue enhancing day-to-day reliability for customers and improving resiliency in the face of severe weather.

Spawning success saves Shoal bass

Tucked away in rural Santa Rosa County within the Blackwater River Forest sits an operation that has been critical to recovery efforts of the Chipola River Shoal Bass population.

In existence for 80 years, the nearly 600-acre Blackwater Fisheries Research and Development Center in Holt has been at the center of helping to revive a species of fish that was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.

Three teens in jail following Crestview burglaries

Two teens and a 20 year old are behind bars following a burglary in the Auburn community near Crestview.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the Auburn community and made contact with three teens in the area, leading to burglary and grand theft charges against the trio.

Crestview man arrested on drug trafficking charges

Jerry Antonio Blackshear, of Williams Ave., in Crestview, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with resisting an officer without violence, possession of cocaine, trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking amphetamine, and drug equipment possession.



Grant expects big things from Carson

Michael Carson stands out wherever he goes. At 6-feet-7 inches and weighing 240 pounds, it’s hard for the Crestview senior offensive tackle not to draw attention.

One place Carson wants people to notice him is on the football field where he starts on the right side of the line. Carson has confidence to match his size.



Allyson LaVictoire named Riverside Elementary principal

Allyson LaVictoire is a product of the Okaloosa County School District as a student, teacher and administrator.

She attended Bob Sikes, Northwood and Walker elementary schools. She went to middle school at the old Richbourg Middle School. And she graduated from Crestview.


Group bringing theater back to Crestview

Crestview is not without its cultural side. A host of city-supported events, festivals and parades abound.

Active parks and rec program? Check. City-owned golf course? Check. A city museum will open in the coming weeks. There is even a community band and community choir.

Okaloosa schools maintain ‘A’ status

Statewide assessment scores were just released for Florida’s public-school students in English Language Arts (ELA) Grades 4-10, Mathematics Grades 3-8, Science Grades 5 and 8, and End-of-Course exams in Algebra, Geometry, Biology, US History, and middle school Civics.

Group bringing theater back to Crestview

Crestview is not without its cultural side. A host of city-supported events, festivals and parades abound.

Active parks and rec program? Check. City-owned golf course? Check. A city museum will open in the coming weeks. There is even a community band and community choir.

Okaloosa schools maintain ‘A’ status

Statewide assessment scores were just released for Florida’s public-school students in English Language Arts (ELA) Grades 4-10, Mathematics Grades 3-8, Science Grades 5 and 8, and End-of-Course exams in Algebra, Geometry, Biology, US History, and middle school Civics.


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