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May 18, 2022

DeSantis grants $3.2 million to Okaloosa

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.

May 17, 2022

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.

May 17, 2022

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.

May 16, 2022

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.

May 10, 2022

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.

May 10, 2022

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.

May 6, 2022

Q&A with U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz

Editor’s Note: We will be meeting with Rep. Matt Gaetz, who represents the 1st District of Florida, on a regular basis to ask him questions about his representation of our district in Congress and initiatives that he is working on to the benefit of our district and our country.

How does your faith help you in your role as a Congressman?
Faith does two things it raises the ceiling on what you believe is possible. The word of God shows us that we don’t always know what is ahead of us.

May 4, 2022

Crestview Police Department retires K-9 Sonic

In dog years, retiring Crestview Police Department K-9 officer Sonic is still a relatively young 56.

The fit German Shepherd is playful like a puppy with a friendly disposition and a wagging to those who approach him at his retirement party.

May 3, 2022

FWC approves proposed black crappie regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has given the green light for staff to move ahead with proposed regulation changes to size and or bag limits for black crappie on specific bodies of water in the state.

Apr 28, 2022

Fifth anniversary of the death of Anna Louise Brown

On April 30, 2017, Anna Louise Brown was murdered while out for a run on a beautiful Sunday. Since her death, lawyer Autumn Beck Blackledge has had the privilege of representing her family in various ways and to communicate with the public on their behalf.
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