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May 8, 2023

A strong week for our faith community

The faithful are strong in Crestview. We have two stories in this week’s Crestview News Bulletin proving that. The National Day of Prayer was another powerful event put on by the City of Crestview in partnership with the faith community in the area.

May 8, 2023

Randy’s Report

Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella said of baseball, “You have to love it like a boy and play it like a man.” I thought about that quote recently as I took a few minutes to watch youth league baseball at Baker as I waited for the varsity game to start.

Apr 28, 2023

Pilgrim Rest Baptist celebrating 135th anniversary

Christian recording artist Steve Green released one of his best loved songs, “Find us Faithful,” in 1988. One hundred years earlier, in 1888, a group of men and women got together to form Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker.

Apr 19, 2023

Crestview High School principal announces retirement

Crestview High School Principal Jay Sanders has announced he will be retiring at the end of the school year. His last day on the job will be around June 30. Sanders, a 1981 Crestview graduate, has been the Crestview principal for two years and said the decision to retire didn’t come easy.

Apr 18, 2023

Star Wars ‘fans’ need to grow up or move on

Even though I’m in my mid-40s, one of my favorite entertainment escapes in life is still Star Wars. It’s something my big brother introduced me to as a very young kid and I remain just as passionate about it today. While most Star Wars fans are great, a small portion of the fandom are sadly among the most toxic people you can meet.

Apr 11, 2023

City’s foreclosure vote a good step

Last week, we reported on the Crestview City Council voting to move forward with foreclosure proceedings on 15 properties that have accrued tens of thousands of dollars in fines if not more for not being in compliance with city codes and make no effort to get into compliance or communicate their intentions to do so with the city.

Apr 11, 2023

Technology really is the best and worst

I love technology. I think it’s incredible that the science fiction of my childhood has become my reality as an adult.

Apr 10, 2023

For God’s Sake: We can turn to the Bible for our definition of faith

Often, when faced with reports that stretch the imagination, we want proof. Even when those who report what seems to be impossible are reliable witnesses, we still struggle to believe them. That’s what happened to Thomas when his friends told him that Jesus had visited them the evening of his resurrection (John 20:19-29).

Apr 3, 2023

Return to writing has been enjoyable experience

It seems a little hard to believe, but it’s been a little more than four months since I joined the staff here at the Crestview News Bulletin and Santa Rosa’s Press Gazette. While my primary job as editor has me working with our reporters on stories, organizing the budgets of the papers and of course editing all the stories, photo captions and graphics for accuracy and grammar (I do apologize for mistakes that sneak past me, they annoy me as well), this job has also given me a chance to return to my roots as a reporter and writer.

Mar 27, 2023

Proposal to allow death penalty for child rapes should move forward

In this week’s Eye on Government page, we have a story about a proposed bill making its way through the Florida Senate committees that would allow people convicted of sexual battery on children under the age of 12 to be sentenced to death.
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