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May 25, 2023

Circle K offers 40 cents off gas for fuel day

Across northwest Florida, Circle K locations will offer 40 cents off per gallon as part of “Fuel Day.” The savings event will run between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Fuel Day is also taking place at Circle K locations across the United States. According to Circle K, customers can receive the deal directly at the pump. Here are a list of participating locations in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties:

May 25, 2023

Revival on Main Street

The renovation of Crestview’s old post office on Main Street could be finished by the end of June, according to city Project Manager Jayce Vanderford. The revitalized and city-owned, 1,700-square-foot building will then provide office space for the Crestview Redevelopment Agency and the Main Street Crestview Association.

May 25, 2023

Historic Laurel Hill site gearing up for renovation

Laurel Hill – Businessman Shane Cannon plans to instill new life in the iconic and long-vacant former 1905 Gallery building, as well as the old Cash’s Liquor Store building. Cannon is the registered agent for Cannon/Sullivan Properties LLC of Destin. He and his business partner, Jerry Sullivan, bought the former Gallery property at 3927 2nd Ave. in March 2022 and the former Cash’s site at 8195 State Road 85 last May, according to Okaloosa County Property Appraiser’s Office records.

May 24, 2023

New hotel might be built along John King Road

A developer has proposed building a 102-room Staybridge Suites hotel at 117 John King Road. The proposed 2.4-acre and currently wooded project site stands just east of Amvets Post 35 and across John King Road from Samuel’s Roadhouse and Bayou Mechanical. The property is owned by Grandeur Hospitality Investments LLC of Crestview.

May 24, 2023

Crestview awards trash service contract to Adams Sanitation

Adams Sanitation will take over as Crestview’s new solid waste collector this fall. While Adams Sanitation will provide monthly service rates that are lower than two competing companies, Crestview customers will, starting this fall, begin being charged more than they currently pay for trash collection.

May 23, 2023

North Okaloosa invests $5 million in new medical equipment

North Okaloosa Medical Center has been investing a lot of money and resources into improving its quality of care for patients and its reputation in the community. Mike Nordness, who was appointed CEO of North Okaloosa Medical Center last year, spoke at a recent Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce event about the hospital’s growth.

May 21, 2023

Taking center stage

The core of Okaloosa County is in downtown Crestview, and it emits mouth-watering scents of bacon cheeseburgers, Cajun shrimp po’ boys, Turkish cuisine and Laotian and Thai street food. “If you want to stand in the exact center of Okaloosa County, it’s just a couple blocks away at Main Street Eats, 147 Main St.,” according to an informational panel at the Crestview History Museum.

May 19, 2023

Class of 2023 graduates from Laurel Hill School

The community gathered in the Laurel Hill School gym last Thursday to celebrate the Class of 2023 on graduation night. By the numbers there were 28 graduates, five honor graduates and a countless number of memories.

May 19, 2023

Middle school student arrested for creating a ‘kill list’

An anonymous tip lead to the arrest of a teenager after it was found he had created a “kill list” and shared it with others. On May 15, Walton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies were notified of a tip submitted to Fortify FL outlining Freeport Middle School student Ryan Ciupak, 13, allegedly making threats to harm others.

May 19, 2023

Hayden embraces opportunity as Crestview High School principal

It has been 34 years since Vickie Hayden walked the halls of Crestview High School as a student. A 1989 graduate of Crestview, by her own admission, the once-shy clarinet player is returning to her alma mater as the principal. She replaces Jay Sanders, who announced his retirement last month.
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