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Stories by Jeff Peyton

Stories by Jeff Peyton

July 22, 2022
Okaloosa County commissioners voted not to proceed with construction of a new emergency services tower in Holt at last Monday’s board meeting, opting instead to ask staff to look at another location.
July 19, 2022

Crestview is not without its cultural side. A host of city-supported events, festivals and parades abound.

Active parks and rec program? Check. City-owned golf course? Check. A city museum will open in the coming weeks. There is even a community band and community choir.

July 19, 2022

A father is questioning the safety of his child at a summertime daycare operated at Bob Sikes Elementary School in Crestview.

John Leitschuck is angry that the same protocols that apply to the school apparently don’t apply to the daycare.

July 7, 2022

Crestview High School, it turns out, produces far more than competitive sports teams.

Three Crestview students just returned home from Nashville, Tenn., after earning Top 10 status at the HOSA – Future Health Professionals global competition.

July 5, 2022

Nearly 70 episodes in, and Chance Leavins still treats every episode of his CivicView podcast like it’s the premiere.

“This is our doorway to building connections,” he explained, adding that every listener is someone not just interested, but invested, in the city of Crestview.

July 5, 2022

The Richbourg School has a mission like no other in Crestview.

One of two in Okaloosa County, the Richbourg School is a K-12 program entirely for special needs students.

June 28, 2022
After hearing from a number of concerned Holt residents about construction of a biosolids disposal plant near the Bone Creek Recreational Area, Okaloosa County commissioners put a six-month hold on any permitting action so county officials can study the matter.
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