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May 1, 2023

Council approves additional annexations

The city limits of Crestview continued to grow last week as the City Council voted to approve two additional annexations. The council gave final approval to two annexation requests at the April 24 board meeting. The council approved an ordinance annexing two separate parcels, a 1-acre lot on Third Avenue and a 22.28-acre lot on Richburg Lane, and approved rezoning the properties as to mixed-use. In a separate ordinance, the board also approved annexing a 2.45-acre parcel on Richburg Lane.

Apr 29, 2023

‘We will not run out of gas’

The Daybreak Market/76 gas station at the intersection of Santa Rosa Drive and U.S. Highway 90, just west of East Spencer Field Road, is selling regular gas for $1.76 per gallon until 5 p.m. today. Mark Contos, vice president of the Daybreak Market company, said the store has 31,000 gallons available for the grand-opening special.

Apr 28, 2023

Crestview man arrested in fatal 2022 accident

A Crestview man has been charged following a lengthy investigation into a fatal accident that happened last December. Derek Joseph Markheim, 33, of Crestview, was arrested and charged with one count of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a fatal crash that occurred on Dec. 5, 2022.

Apr 28, 2023

Holocaust survivor shares memories — and warnings

Nearly 150 people packed the Crestview Public Library meeting room April 21 to hear the story of Holocaust survivor Rudy Timmerman, who described his experiences in a German labor camp in Poland. They were the first people in 75 years to hear Timmerman’s story.

Apr 27, 2023

Laurel Hill students get a Reality Check

Life can be hard, and Laurel Hill School students were the first in the county to receive a new hands-on lesson designed to help them get better at budgeting their money in the future. High school students from Laurel Hill School last week participated in the Reality Check program, designed to simulate what life could be like as an adult. Each student was randomly assigned a fictitious profile that included a career with a monthly income, spouses and children to care for, a credit score and other details.

Apr 27, 2023

Winn-Dixie offering $20 incentives for vaccinations

Winn-Dixie grocery stores throughout Northwest Florida is offering shoppers $20 in free groceries to shoppers who get vaccinated at one of their stores. Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company of Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket, is offering $20 in free groceries as vaccine incentives in all in-store pharmacies to further encourage customers and their families to get up to date on routine vaccinations.

Apr 26, 2023

Bed, Bath & Beyond files for bankruptcy, to close all stores

The national retail chain Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and will close all remaining stores nationwide.

Apr 25, 2023

First Crestview Commons businesses to open in early May

Major construction on the main building at the new Crestview Commons development is completed and the first businesses are expected to open in early May. Crestview City Manager Tim Bolduc gave an update on the Crestview Commons development at the City Council’s April 24 meeting.

Apr 25, 2023

Candidates prefile for local 2024 ballot

The 2024 primary election is still well over a year away, but the ballot is starting to take shape. The 2024 election cycle will be a busy one locally, with two Crestview City Council and the mayor’s seats up for election, along with the Okaloosa County clerk of court, sheriff, property appraiser, tax collector, supervisor of elections, superintendent, two school board seats and three county commission seats.

Apr 22, 2023

Sheriff’s Office arrests seven during Operational April Fools

Seven people have been arrested following an undercover operation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office targeting adults looking to meet minors online for sexual encounters. Operation April’s Fools is part of an going OCSO effort to protect children from predators looking to do them harm. The suspects in this operation traveled to a predetermined location with the intention to meet the juveniles, but instead were taken into custody by OCSO deputies.