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  • King cake sale benefits Mary Perkins Cancer CenterThe annual King Cakes for a Cause benefit sponsored by Cannata's Family Market is underway.Ten percent of sales from the Gooey Butter Snickerdoodle and the new Gooey Butter S'mores-A-Doodle King Cakes will be donated to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at Terrebonne General Medical Center.The king cakes can be purchased at any Cannata's location, at the TGMC PJ's Coffee or online at [...]
  • Readers' Guide: Scandal at OCSD
  • Relief for White Point Road?The new traffic plan could get a trial run during the upcoming Easter weekend, according to county Public Works Director Jason Autrey.
  • Eddie Perillo files far-reaching lawsuitThe father of an autistic boy who suffered alleged abuse at Kenwood Elementary School is demanding a trial by jury, according to the lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court in Pensacola on Wednesday. Each count requests punitive damages, which could add up to millions if awarded by a jury. (Editor's Note: Downloadable 66-page lawsuit included)
  • Florida Lottery results for Wednesday, March 21, 2018These Florida lotteries were drawn Wednesday:Fantasy 5: 03-04-09-14-32Lotto: 02-06-08-22-35-52, estimated jackpot $2.5 millionLotto XTRA: 05Powerball: 03-04-18-29-61, Powerball 25, Power Play 2, estimated jackpot $40 millionMega Millions: estimated jackpot $421 millionPick 2 Evening: 0-7Pick 2 Midday: 0-7Pick 3 [...]
  • State will not impose term limits for lawmakersMONTGOMERY — The Alabama Senate will not let voters decide whether to impose a three-term limit on state lawmakers.The proposed constitutional amendment would have capped term limits in the Alabama Senate and House at 12 years but let lawmakers serve the same amount of time again in the other legislative body. It failed on a procedural motion to bring up the bill for debate Wednesday. The vote was 9-15. [...]
  • BLOTTER: Cop checks on wheelchair-bound man sitting in the rain alone, ‘enjoying the weather’NICEVILLE — An elderly man who was sitting in a wheelchair in the rain told police he was just “enjoying the weather.”A passerby called police on Feb. 11 to report they saw the handicapped man sitting in the rain by himself on Partin Drive. The caller was concerned about the man and wanted someone to check on him.A responding officer located the man and made contact with him about four minutes later. According to call history records, the man told the [...]
  • BLOTTER: Boy pushes girl, too farCRESTVIEW – A 16-year-old boy has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation after he put his hands on a 14-year-old girl and ignored her attempts to get him to stop.The boy put his hands on the inside of her thighs and genital area and applied pressure, according to his Crestview Police Department arrest report.She told him to stop and got up and left, at which point he pulled her back and told her to kiss him, the report said.She refused and pulled away, [...]
  • BLOTTER: Man says there ‘might be’ drugs in his car; officers find drugs for sureNICEVILLE — A man was arrested on multiple drug charges after officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle with methamphetamine in his car.According to a Niceville Police Department arrest report, in early February officers responded to a John Sims Parkway store in reference to an intoxicated person in the parking lot. When they arrived, they found a man who matched the person’s description slumped over in the driver’s seat.Officers woke [...]
  • South Walton to get new developmentsThe number of new developments in South Walton continues to rise with County Commissioners approving seven at a recent board meeting.The one drawing the most discussion was Ocean Estates, a 25-lot single-family residential community to be constructed on 8.29 acres on Thompson Road.While most homeowners in the surrounding community offered no opposition to the developer, ones on Golf Club Drive did, with one resident calling the proposed homes incompatible.The resident [...]
  • PCPD: Man tortured, sexually assaulted disabled womanPANAMA CITY — A paraplegic woman reportedly was burned with a meth pipe, beaten and sexually assaulted by a man she was living with, who deprived her of her wheelchair so she could not escape, according to the Panama City Police Department.Larry Pierce, 46, is facing charges of aggravated abuse of a disabled adult, false imprisonment, two counts of sexual battery and domestic battery by strangulation after he was arrested Tuesday.According to a police report, Pierce and [...]
  • Help nesting sea turtles, keep beaches dark, free of obstacles at nightNesting will begin soon on local beaches
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  • Reflecting a community for eight yearsEight years ago this month Gulf County received a gift
  • Blues in the Lot highlights weekendFestival Saturday is free
  • In search of the ploverThis is a time of year to steer clear of nesting habitat
  • City moves ahead on parking ordinanceDraft ordinance seen as starting point
  • Restoration project picks up $1 millionState appropriation adds to budget
  • County, city to workshop ballpark projectWill consider "adjustments"
  • March is Seagrass Awareness MonthSeagrass is essential to marine life