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Oct 5, 2022

Randy’s Report

It seems as though each region of the country has its own weather obstacles to contend with when it comes to school closings and sport cancellations.

Some of the policies associated with the weather issues make sense, but others leave me scratching my head.


Sep 20, 2022

Positive leadership, positive results

Our growing impression of the leadership of the City of Crestview is a rare one. We see the City working for the benefit of city residents in ways that most leaders do not.

We saw the City lower the millage rate on property taxes this year – that must be historic. They were looking for a way to give the residents a little relief in a time where inflation and gas prices have been taking a toll on everyone.


Sep 20, 2022

Randy’s Report

Fall has arrived as of September 22. But for local athletes in all fall sports, they are halfway through their respective seasons.

It wasn’t always this way though. I’m old enough to remember when fall high school sports actually coincided with the start of the fall season.


Sep 13, 2022

Randy’s Report

I caught a glimpse of the future last week and all is not lost.

Yes, there are problems in this world, but they can also be looked at as possibilities.


Sep 6, 2022

Randy’s Report

Some of you might not realize this about me, but I’m very competitive and I’m not a good loser.

I was once told by a professor in the Speech Communication Department at the University of Tennessee that I was the most competitive person he had ever known. Of course, that was before some guy named Peyton Manning arrived at Tennessee and had the same professor.


Aug 30, 2022

Crestview deserves the best of us

When Sandpaper Publishing bought the Crestview News Bulletin in January, our team was filled with excitement. We have published Navarre Press for 23 years and we knew the product we could bring to the Crestview community.

Until recently, except for fan-favorite sportswriter, Randy Dickson, we were publishing Crestview News Bulletin with the same staff from Navarre Press. We knew that would be temporary as we searched for the perfect staff members for Crestview.


Aug 23, 2022

Now is a Good Time for Ayn Rand’s “Money Speech”

As America regulates and vilifies capitalism while also using the brute force of government against opponents, Dole and Chiquita are looking to make America their top supplier.

The FBI used a “no-knock” warrant on a likely presidential candidate. The other form of warrant is one where one FBI agent knocks on your front door while the other one goes around back and shouts, “Come on in!”


Aug 23, 2022

“Tis the Season,” please drive carefully…

“Tis the season!” That’s right, hard to believe and I think it started early this year. The does (the mamma deer) are dropping their young!

Why last week a friend of mine saw a large doe cross the road at Price Plantation on Buck Ward Road, luckily, he was going slow and stopped in time to see the tiny wobbly legged spotted fawn trying to follow its mamma.


Aug 23, 2022

Randy’s Report

There is a special bond shared by those of us involved in high school sports.

We come from all walks of life.


Aug 16, 2022

Randy’s Report

This week I celebrated six months back at the News Bulletin. To say that it has been everything I had hoped for would be an understatement.

I am blessed to be working for Sandi Kemp’s team. And I’m even more blessed to be back in North Okaloosa County doing the job I love the most.