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Apr 29, 2024

Emerald Coast Regional Council probe into event costs could lead to CEO’s ouster

Based on concerns from members of the Emerald Coast Regional Council, the council’s executive committee is working to provide “a complete and total breakdown of all the expenditures” for a recent ECRC-hosted gathering that included a controversial party in Miramar Beach, ECRC Board Chair Kasey Cuchens said today.

Apr 8, 2024

Students and teachers explore local businesses

A group of 15 students and teachers from middle and high schools in north Okaloosa County went on a behind-the-scenes tour of several local businesses on Friday.

Apr 4, 2024

More shopping, dining options are in the works for north Crestview

Two proposed shopping centers are in different stages of development north of U.S. Highway 90 in Crestview, City Manager Tim Bolduc said at today’s Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast at the city Community Center.

Mar 29, 2024

Packed meeting on north county’s future has a ‘keep it rural’ theme

Baker resident Liz Bears quickly peeled stickers from pages and gave them to scores of north Okaloosa County area residents and other folks who filed past her at the Crestview Community Center on Wednesday evening. The message on the stickers read, “Stop North Okaloosa Run Away Growth.”

Mar 26, 2024

Decades-old Senior Activity Center to receive its first-ever upgrades

Fortunately, the days of senior citizens having to walk outside to use the restrooms at Crestview’s Senior Activity Center are numbered.

Mar 21, 2024

Brick upheaval

One reads, “Jesus Loves You,” with the shape of a heart representing the “o” in “Loves.” Another pays tribute to “Mable Edge, Coney Island Icon, ‘What Fer Ya.’” And another honors “Nicholai Jewett, 06-25-1981-07-02-2008, A Proud Soldier for his Country & the Lord, rest in God’s peace.”

Mar 19, 2024

Gigapower expanding fiber internet

Gigapower, a joint venture between AT&T and BlackRock, announced today an expansion of its state-of-the-art fiber optics network to Crestview, providing in-demand quality broadband connectivity to the community.

Mar 19, 2024

Laurel Hill still awaits its second restaurant

The plan to open a restaurant called Cesiano’s in the former Cash’s Liquor Store and Lounge building in Laurel Hill has apparently fallen through.

Mar 14, 2024

County says FPL solar site had uncontrolled stormwater runoff

Okaloosa County officials on Tuesday issued a stop-work order for Florida Power & Light’s planned Kayak Solar Energy Center project after discovering recent heavy rains had washed large amounts of sediment from the project site into adjacent waterways.

Mar 12, 2024

Major Main Street rehab gets underway

Crestview’s nearly $5.7 million Main Street renovation project is “going to be a great improvement, not just aesthetically, but safety-wise, too,” Mayor J.B. Whitten said at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony.
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