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Governor Ron DeSantis is using money from the Governor’s Job Growth Grant Fund to allow for the build-up of an industrial site in Okaloosa County. The site is expected to bring in thousands of new jobs, as well as make a major economic impact. He made the announcement at a May 18 press conference in Crestview.

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day honors those who serve

They take more abuse than a youth league umpire and get less respect than the old comedian Rodney Dangerfield.

They are the men and women of law enforcement that put in countless hours so most of us can sleep safely at night.

FWC reaches major milestone

Freshwater fisheries researchers and managers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) successfully released 3,300 hatchery-raised shoal bass fingerlings (young fish) into the Chipola River in May.

Leader in life: Maj. Gen. Robert ‘ChedBob’ Chedister passes away at 72

By Brian Hughes

When members of his Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, along with some from other North County churches, found themselves alone before the start of the community’s annual Harvest Supper, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert “ChedBob” Chedister took command and led the charge… …Straight to the dessert tables.

ChedBob is survived by Trecia and sons Dr. Gabriel Chedister, Bradley Chedister and Oluyomi Faminu; sister, Barbara Cowan; and grandchildren Allie Chedister, Gabriel Faminu and Brooke Hancock.

Citizens paying more in taxes without rate increase

As the price of homes increase, so do the taxes that go with their sales.

Documentary (or doc) stamp taxes have not technically gone up, but due to the increase in prices on homes and other properties, citizens could be paying more.

Pensacola community creates campaign to reopen the National Naval Aviation Museum to all citizens

A website and petition campaign called Open Our Museum has been organized by a group of local citizens and civic leaders working together to urge the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense (DoD) to reestablish the public access waiver to NAS Pensacola so all citizens are allowed to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM) and the base’s other historic attractions.



Spring football heating up for Bulldogs

With the interim now off his title, Thomas Grant is in full charge as head coach of the Crestview High School football team.

Grant was pleased with what he has seen as the Bulldogs neared the end of the second week of spring practice.

ABC Pediatrics of Okaloosa puts children first

The health of a child is not something to be taken for granted. At ABC Pediatrics, the caring and qualified medical team prioritizes the health of your child.


City of Crestview joins in to celebrate Hospital Week

Hospital Week took place May 9 to May 13.

North Okaloosa Medical Center showed their support to their employees through a variety of events and activities held throughout the week, including a Carnival Day held on Tuesday May 10, Sweet Treats Day, breakfast, and gift bags.


New residents appreciate Crestview’s hospitality

Misty and Tim Greeley were showing their creations at the Crestview Arts and Craft Show last weekend.

Their creations, moguls and wind chimes, made from seashells are a thing of beauty.

A whole lot of crafting going on

Every craft imaginable from fudge to T-shirts and moguls were on display in downtown Crestview at the Arts and Crafts show Saturday.

Vendors and craftsmen from across the area were on hand to sell their goods and share ideas about crafting.

New residents appreciate Crestview’s hospitality

Misty and Tim Greeley were showing their creations at the Crestview Arts and Craft Show last weekend.

Their creations, moguls and wind chimes, made from seashells are a thing of beauty.

A whole lot of crafting going on

Every craft imaginable from fudge to T-shirts and moguls were on display in downtown Crestview at the Arts and Crafts show Saturday.

Vendors and craftsmen from across the area were on hand to sell their goods and share ideas about crafting.



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