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Jan 26, 2023

DeSantis going after Disney still doesn’t sit right

It still surprises me that one of the biggest stories of last year in Florida was Gov. Ron DeSantis vs. Disney and that DeSantis not only won, but he crushed them. Earlier this month, we got our first look at what the changes to the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the special district created in 1967 and signed into law by then Gov. Claude Kirk Jr. The district created a special taxing district for the Walt Disney World Resort and allows it to oversee its own development without outside approval from county or municipal governments.

Jan 23, 2023

Some things aren’t easier with time

It’s hard for me to believe, but I have lived in Northwest Florida for more than 20 years now. I moved down here from Indiana back in November 2002. At the time, my best friend and his girlfriend, now his wife, moved to Okaloosa Island to take jobs at some local newspapers. I wasn’t happy at the newspaper I was working at, so I put in my notice and moved down here with the intentions of being a beach bum for a year or two before I expected to move back to Indiana and figure out my next career move.

Jul 31, 2020

Annoying gnats abound this spring

If you’ve been outside this spring, you’ve probably been bothered by gnats. These tiny flies relentlessly…

Jul 10, 2020

HAPPENINGS: Updates on scams, both old and new

Summer is here, temperatures are hot and the criminals are working hard to steal money. It is unfortunate that the…

Jul 7, 2020

Have a plan in place for hurricane season

How prepared are you and your family for hurricane season? With all that has been going on, this yearly season has…

May 18, 2020

CROSE: Honoring veterans on Memorial Day

We have an abundance of veterans in our small town of Crestview, and we owe them a plethora of gratitude for their…

May 8, 2020

There are many ways to help small businesses

As responsible consumers and citizens, now that small businesses are beginning to open up, how do we support them? We…

May 1, 2020

Celebrate our mothers

Mother's Day is almost upon us. Have you thought about how you are going to celebrate Mother's Day? Traditionally,…

Mar 22, 2020

JANICE LYNN CROSE: Practice kindness

According to the dictionary, a pandemic is a disease that is prevalent over the world or an entire country. We, here in Crestview and in the United States, are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemi…

Oct 29, 2019

CROSE: Robo calls, spoofing must be stopped

The fall flowers are beautiful. Have you driven around your neighborhood and admired the many different colors of mums, pansies, azaleas and other brightly colored fall flowers? Many spring and su…
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