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Deputies capture attempted murder suspect

January 29, 2024
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to assist at the scene of a house fire near Crestview on Sunday night left with a suspect who had an active warrant for attempted murder.

Free trees find new homes

January 19, 2024
Tulip poplar, pecan, white oak, common persimmon, and crape myrtle were among the species of trees given away to attendees of this morning’s Crestview Arbor Day Celebration.

A visit with Space Coast critters

January 11, 2024
Fast-growing Brevard County, which stands along the Atlantic Ocean in east-central Florida and is known as the “Space Coast,” boasts several protected nature areas where numerous species of wildlife can thrive instead of being pushed out by homes, shopping centers, and other developments.

Hub City leaders receive development order applications from Murphy Oil, Tractor Supply Co.

January 8, 2024
The site of the long-closed Hardee’s restaurant by Interstate 10 in Crestview soon could house a gas station and convenience store.

County marches closer to proposed footbridge

January 3, 2024
Planning, permitting and design tasks for a proposed Yellow River pedestrian footbridge that will benefit Florida National Scenic Trail hikers have received the green light.

A legacy of healing

January 2, 2024
Crestview primary care physician Dr. Abdul Mir, whose practice is known for its family-like atmosphere, is retiring after serving patients in the Hub City for 44 years.

November 2023, year in review

December 31, 2023
She’s (still) got that swing

At age 75, Crestview musician Dorothy Burress is still helping set the tempo as a drummer. She currently plays in three bands, The Hashtag Swing Big Band, The Polka Dots German Band, and the North Okaloosa Community Band.

September 2023, year in review

December 30, 2023
Crestview celebrates a Hub City revival

Three floors, as well as an original post office sales counter, were among the interesting finds made during the renovation of the historic building that began housing the Crestview Community Redevelopment Agency and Main Street Crestview Association offices this past June.

August 2023, year in review

December 29, 2023
New murals turn heads in downtown Crestview

The newly completed mural on the north exterior brick wall of the Main Street Crestview Association/Crestview Community Redevelopment Agency office building is “just gorgeous,” MSCA Executive Director Deb Gething said. Featuring an image of a waving American flag and the words, “Thank you for choosing downtown Crestview,” the new mural was created by 2D artist Christina Donahoe, a Pittsburg native who currently lives in Fort Walton Beach.

July 2023, year in review

December 28, 2023
Twin Hills Park gym could receive major upgrades

Crestview officials plan to have the leaky roof on the 46-year-old gymnasium at Twin Hills Park sealed and restored by this fall.

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