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Stories by Staff Reporters

Stories by Staff Reporters

Prepare now for Hurricane Season

May 31, 2023
Today is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters are finding this year’s hurricane season hard to predict. They have said the current warmer ocean temperatures would normally be expected to increase tropical storm and hurricane activity, but we also have an El Nino event brewing, which usually has the opposite effect.

Fort Walton teen charged with threatening school shooting

May 30, 2023
A Fort Walton Beach teenager faces a second degree felony in connection with alleged threats of a mass shooting at a local school.

Circle K offers 40 cents off gas for fuel day

May 25, 2023
Across northwest Florida, Circle K locations will offer 40 cents off per gallon as part of “Fuel Day.” The savings event will run between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Fuel Day is also taking place at Circle K locations across the United States. According to Circle K, customers can receive the deal directly at the pump. Here are a list of participating locations in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties:

05/27 – Summer Movie Night

May 25, 2023
Located at 540 3rd Avenue in Holt starting at 7:30 p.m.

06/15 – Sickle Cell Fighter Blood Drive

May 25, 2023
Located at 1446 Commerce Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

06/20 – Summer of Movies

May 25, 2023
Located at 1445 Commerce Drive from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

06/20 – Library Fun @ Allen Park

May 25, 2023
Located at 895 McClelland Street at 2 p.m.

06/13 – Brain Bus Event

May 25, 2023
Located at 1445 Commerce Drive from 10-11a.m. or noon to 1 p.m.

06/09 – Adult Summer Reading Challenge

May 25, 2023
Located at 1445 Commerce Drive during regular business hours.

Crestview Commons opening hindered by lack of turn lane

May 23, 2023
The first businesses at Crestview Commons started opening last week, among them Aldi and Planet Fitness. We are excited about Crestview Commons. Its selection of businesses, which includes Ulta, Marshall’s, Burlington, Five Below, Chili’s and Chipotle, are great picks for the area and offer something for just about everyone.