Local and State News

FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report 1/5/18 – 1/11/18

January 24, 2018 Escambia County County Officer Pettey checked a pair of fishermen at Quintette Boat Ramp. He discovered that they were in possession of 120 panfish, 20 over their allowable daily bag limit. A notice to appear citation was issued for the violation. Okaloosa County County Officer Pifer was on land patrol responding to River’s Edge Boat Ramp in ...

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American Pickers To Film In Florida

January 24, 2018 Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to FLORIDA! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region THIS WINTER! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in ...

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Traffic Shift on U.S. 331 Widening Project

January 24, 2018 Chipley, FL – North and southbound traffic from south of Healthmark Regional Medical Center to north of Coy Burgess Loop South in Walton County will be shifted to the recently completed northbound lanes around 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28.  In addition, the new driveway constructed at the Healthmark Regional Medical Center will open to traffic.  Similar traffic pattern changes ...

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Spiny Lobster Trap Tag Fees Waived For 2018-19 Season

January 24, 2018 As commercial fishermen and women begin to purchase their spiny lobster trap tags, this is a reminder that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has waived the $1 per trap spiny lobster trap tag fee for the 2018-2019 season. This waiver was approved at the December 2017 Commission meeting as an action in response to ...

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Alabama State Parks Seeks Input to Enhance Gulf State Park Pier Fishing Experience

January 23, 2018 Have you ever gone fishing at the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier? If so, Alabama State Parks wants to hear from you. In an effort to continually provide quality outdoor experiences, Alabama State Parks is launching an online survey to learn more about the experiences of anglers who utilize the pier. Everyone from avid fishermen ...

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Applications Now Available For The 2018 CHELCO College Scholarship Program

January 23, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – CHELCO will award three one-time scholarships of $1,000 in April. The scholarship is designed to help members or their dependents with college expenses. Applicants must be a CHELCO member, spouse or dependent of a member and must live on CHELCO lines. Applications are available now, and the application deadline is Feb. 15, 2018. The ...

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Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab, Klinge Brothers of Everyday Paranormal, To Appear At Walton High School Friday January 26th

January 23, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, FL – Have you ever wanted to know what goes into making a reality show on Paranormal Investigations? The 2018 Florida Chautauqua Association Keynote will feature Brad and Barry Klinge of “Ghost Lab” on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9AM at Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs. They will discuss what goes into making a ...

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Accidental Fire Injures Inmate; Escambia Inmate Praised For Quick Action

January 22, 2018 DeFuniak Springs, Fla — A Walton County inmate was severely burned Thursday while trying to start a piece of equipment. At around 8am Thursday morning, Jason Brase, 22, an inmate assigned to a county work crew received 3rd degree burns while assisting his work supervisor with a piece of equipment off Engles Road in DeFuniak Springs. As ...

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Crestview Police Seeks Suspects In Charities’ Burglaries

January 22, 2018 By Brian Hughes Crestview, FL — The Crestview Police Department is seeking leads after two nearby Crestview charity-run stores were burglarized a day apart from each other. On the morning of Jan. 19, officers responded to a call of a reported burglary at the Exodos Ministries thrift store at 696 Ferdon Blvd. North that had apparently occurred ...

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Crestview To Discuss Waving Traffic Impact Fees And Storage And Use Of Recreational Vehicles

January 22, 2018 Crestview, FL – The Crestview City Council has a special meeting this evening at 5:30 PM for a public hearing on an ordinance regarding the waiver of traffic impact fees by the City of Crestview.  After the special meeting, Council will go into workshop session to discuss the Environmental Center Plan and more discussion concerning Storage and use of ...

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