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Mar 17, 2022

Crossing guard receives “Lifesaving Award”

Crestview crossing guard Mackenzi Holliday was presented with a special lifesaving award at the Crestview City Council meeting Monday evening by Mayor J.B. Whitten and police chief Stephen McCosker.

Crestview Animal Control Officer
Mar 11, 2022

Crestview Animal Control Service ready to serve

With over 150 calls taken, the City of Crestview’s Animal Control Service is full steam ahead with Officer Kathryn Healey at the helm.

NOMC supplies
Mar 11, 2022

North Okaloosa Medical Center provides supplies for Ukraine

With less than 24-hours’ notice, North Okaloosa Medical Center was the first hospital in the Panhandle to be able to round up a conference room table full of medical supplies after a desperate call from the Ukrainian wife of a local surgeon, Olga, on behalf of her friends and family in Ukraine. 

Mar 3, 2022

School crossing guard saves Crestview student’s life

Around 8 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Mackenzie Holliday, one of Crestview Police Department’s school crossing guards’ quick reaction saved a student’s life. Holliday, and counterpart Eric Marshall, man a portion of Hwy 85 each morning and afternoon for those walking to and from a local elementary school.

Feb 25, 2022

City making plans for new TDC funds

The Crestview City Council gave the go-ahead last week to submit a proposal for the future use of bed tax funds from the Tourist Development Council. The funds will be new to the north end of the county, which began collecting bed tax money after voters approved the move in the 2021 October election.

Lindley Road notice
Feb 25, 2022

Lindley Road annexation inches closer

The annexation of a 170-acre parcel off Lindley Road is moving closer to a vote, with a first reading at the Feb. 28 city council meeting.

Feb 24, 2022

Crestview man nabbed in warrant for murder

Tyauvion Morris, wanted in connection with a Fort Walton Beach homicide, was taken into custody after US Marshals Service captured him in Opp, Alabama, Feb. 24.

Feb 24, 2022

BISSELL Pet Foundation Announces “Empty the Shelters” Florida Emergency Relief Adoption Event

BISSELL Pet Foundation is hosting a statewide emergency relief “Empty the Shelters” adoption event from Feb. 24-28, 2022. This event is a collaborative effort to support Florida shelters by finding loving homes for pets and providing relief to shelters assisting Santa Rosa County Animal Services after an intake of more than 70 dogs from a large-scale neglect case.

BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor reduced adoption fees for $25 or less for cats and dogs. This emergency event will be hosted in more than 12 shelters throughout Florida. The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Shelter is also participating.


Feb 18, 2022

Crestview band drops four new singles

Below Alabama was formed by four local men just over a year ago and had gigs for all but a few weekends in 2021. One place they don’t get to play very often? Crestview, where Leonard “Bubba” Ellis, who does vocals and guitar, said there are almost no live music opportunities.

Feb 17, 2022

Hotel employee arrested for firing weapon inside hotel, pending termination

A Crestview woman is charged with firing a gun inside a Walton County hotel after business hours.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Hilton located at 4000 Sandestin Boulevard South Wednesday morning, Feb. 16in reference to a shooting that already occurred.

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