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Mar 31, 2022

A role for sports in the Crestview community

Recreation Program Supervisor for the City of Crestview Parks and Recreation Department George Hillsman has to be a man for all seasons.

The city’s basketball program recently ended and now he’s already moving into baseball season that starts in a few days.


Mar 30, 2022

Council honors city heroes

Crestview City Council spent more time celebrating its employees at its regular meeting Monday, March 28, than it did discussing city business.

Mar 25, 2022

Invasive Species: What can we all do to fight them?

Invasive species are defined as introduced plants and animals that cause harm to the environment, the economy, and/or human health. They often displace native species further harming the ecosystem.

Mar 24, 2022

Residents share I-10 widening concerns

Homes near Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties already deal with noise and stormwater runoff from the busy highway, several residents said Tuesday, March 15, at a public hearing in Crestview.

They worry that widening I-10 to six lanes would compound those problems.


Mar 23, 2022

Okaloosa County offers $1.5 Million to non-profits through ARPA funding

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners has approved $1.5 million in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19 and to address its negative economic impacts.

Mar 23, 2022

Legacy of Laurel Hill student continues

Six months after her death, the legacy of a Laurel Hill student lives on.

In middle school, Hailey Rose Thale began what would become known as Hailey’s Closet.


Mar 17, 2022

Schools close Friday ahead of severe storms

All Okaloosa County schools are closed Friday ahead of an enhanced risk for severe storms.

Mar 17, 2022

Okaloosa County Offers $1.5 Million to Non-Profits Through ARPA Funding

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners has approved $1.5 million in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID–19 and to address its negative economic impacts.

In acknowledgment of the significant challenges which non-profits have faced and in recognition of the critical services that they provide, the county will accept ARPA funding applications from eligible non-profit organizations beginning Thursday, March 17, 2022.


Mar 17, 2022

Facility to bring more reptiles to Emerald Coast Zoo

The Emerald Coast Zoo will soon be adding a new reptile house to its facility. The zoo, which is home to numerous species of reptiles, will be adding giant pythons, anacondas, a king cobra, and the six venomous snakes of Florida, among others.

Mar 17, 2022

Crestview Sister City Program prepares for French visitors coming in April

Having guests over can sometimes be difficult to prepare for. What to cook, what to do, and where they will stay can be problematic questions. These questions can become even more complex when there is a language barrier.
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