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Aug 19, 2022

Six stores announced for Crestview Commons

The City of Crestview recently confirmed that six stores will be calling the Crestview Commons home.

Aldi, Ulta, Marshall’s, Five Below, Burlington’s Coat Factory, and Chili’s are all set to become a part of the long-awaited shopping complex, which will be located off Highway 85 just north of Interstate 10.


Aug 17, 2022

Crestview man’s quest for tool leads to bloody fight, arrest

Crestview Police found a bloody scene when they responded to a call on Aug. 16 involving two men, a woman, and a mechanic’s tool.

According to the arrest report, Jonathan Wayne Brown, 36, of Crestview, went to the home of one of the victims looking for a tool. When Brown arrived at the residence, he was reportedly belligerent with the victim’s fiancée and demanded to speak with the victim.


Animal Cruelty Rescue
Aug 13, 2022

Nine horses removed from cruelty situation

Alaqua Animal Refuge, in conjunction with the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), removed a total of nine horses from a residence in Holt on Thursday and Friday of this past week resulting in an open investigation for abuse and neglect.

Aug 11, 2022

Six stores announced for Crestview Commons

The City of Crestview recently confirmed that six stores will be calling the Crestview Commons home.

Aldi, Ulta, Marshall’s, Five Below, Burlington’s Coat Factory, and Chili’s are all set to become a part of the long-awaited shopping complex, which will be located off Highway 85 just north of Interstate 10.


Aug 9, 2022

Seven developments coming to Baker

Seven targeted developments are coming to Baker, three of which are on Buck Ward Rd. Clyde Lewis, a
Baker resident, raised concerns about infrastructure capacity if the developments are approved.

Baker is an unincorporated area just north of Crestview that is mostly rural with most residents living on acreage.


Blackshear
Aug 4, 2022

Crestview man arrested on drug trafficking charges

Jerry Antonio Blackshear, of Williams Ave., in Crestview, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with resisting an officer without violence, possession of cocaine, trafficking in fentanyl, trafficking amphetamine, and drug equipment possession.

Crestview budget workshop
Jul 29, 2022

City Council approves proposed lower millage rate

For the first time in seven years, the Crestview City Council has approved a reduction in the proposed millage rate.

Jul 28, 2022

FPL plans to upgrade energy grid in Okaloosa County

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is upgrading the energy grid in Okaloosa County in 2022 to continue enhancing day-to-day reliability for customers and improving resiliency in the face of severe weather.

Jul 26, 2022

Spawning success saves Shoal bass

Tucked away in rural Santa Rosa County within the Blackwater River Forest sits an operation that has been critical to recovery efforts of the Chipola River Shoal Bass population.

In existence for 80 years, the nearly 600-acre Blackwater Fisheries Research and Development Center in Holt has been at the center of helping to revive a species of fish that was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.


Jul 22, 2022

Three teens in jail following Crestview burglaries

Two teens and a 20 year old are behind bars following a burglary in the Auburn community near Crestview.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the Auburn community and made contact with three teens in the area, leading to burglary and grand theft charges against the trio.