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Stories by Jeff Peyton

Stories by Jeff Peyton

Title IX created to protect young women; but that may be history if woke challenges prevail

July 14, 2022

We get why protectors of trans rights are digging in their heels over gender identity and participation in school sports – we really do. In many ways, we even sympathize with their cause.

That sympathy, however, is tempered by the reality that biological males who compete as females in scholastic sports represent the exact opposite of “fairness” and “equity.”

Don’t give it a second thought

July 14, 2022
Ever work with someone who won’t – who can’t – make a decision? Or maybe you’ve been there yourself, staring down lists of details til your eyes blur over, recalculating your options, hoping – no, praying – that the right answer simply presents itself?

Bush House renovations nearing completion

July 13, 2022

It’s been years in the making – some might even say decades – but Crestview’s history is finally getting its own museum.

The demolition and reconstruction work on the Lorenza Bush House, a 3,600 square-foot Craftsman first built in 1925 for the wife of a railroad tracks supervisor, is complete.

Blue Angels more than team of elite pilots

July 12, 2022
Petty Officer 2nd Class John Russell is a man on a mission. A rookie with the Blue Angels, Russell hopes to earn his keep as the elite organization’s flight line controller. “First,” he said with an easy smile, “I need to make E-6.”

Deputies foil ‘high speed’ getaway

July 10, 2022
A Holt man tried to lead Okaloosa County deputies on a “high speed” chase Saturday morning on a riding lawnmower.

Two 15-year-olds facing murder charges in shooting death of Crestview teen

July 8, 2022
Two 15-year-olds have been charged with the murder of a Crestview teen Thursday afternoon. According to Fort Walton Beach police, two 15-year-old boys – Brandon Lanieux and Trevor Brown – met 18-year-old Sean Yadriel Burgos-Jimenez of Crestview in the parking lot of the Fort Walton Beach Recreation Center on Jet Drive NW.

Former Baker fire chief indicted for murder

July 7, 2022

An Escambia County Grand Jury has indicted Brian Keith Easterling for the charge of First Degree Murder.

The Indictment stems from the June 2, 2022, shooting death of Michael Evers.

City employees to receive mid-year cost-of-living raises

July 5, 2022

Most Crestview city employees will soon see a little extra in their paychecks.

City Council, at last Monday’s meeting, approved a one-time $1,000 bonus and a 3% cost of living raise for all city workers below the “director” level.

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