May 2018

Perfect in South Walton

The 2018 Perfect in South Walton award-winners were announced last night at an awards reception hosted by Visit South Walton. The Perfect in South Walton Awards are both nominated and voted on by the public. 2018 is the fourth year that the awards have taken place. “The Perfect in South Walton Awards are not only […] Read More

Former athlete celebrates 100th birthday

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Joan Wiley, a resident of Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach, celebrated her 100th birthday last Friday.Joan, a former athlete who ran against Olympic gold medalist Jessie Owens in exhibition, credits her long life to being very active and making sure she and her family ate healthy and took care of themselves.At this point, Joan loves spending time with her four children, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and making friends at Somerby.
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Three escape injury when car strikes dump truck

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Three people walked away uninjured Wednesday after a car struck a dump truck on U.S. Highway 98, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.A 2011 Kia Optima driven by Christian Rambin, 25, of Newton, Alabama, was traveling west on U.S. 98 in the outside lane just east of County Road 395 at 11:08 a.m. when it struck the rear of a dump truck that was stopped in traffic, according to an FHP news release.Rambin, his passenger 23-year-old Joseph Tilghman, [...]
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Chick-fil-A campout: Residents await grand opening with overnight celebration

CRESTVIEW — Tents full of eager residents lined the parking lot of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant Wednesday to await its grand opening the Thursday morning.More than 100 people began arriving early Wednesday morning at the former Ryan's Steakhouse site at 3000 S. Ferdon Blvd. in Crestview to set up camp and wait 24 hours for the official opening. Chick-fil-A had opened Tuesday to offer first responders and military members free breakfast.Families, couples and church [...]
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‘He was a sweetheart’

CINCO BAYOU — The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the man in a wheelchair who was killed Saturday night's hit-and-run crash on Eglin Parkway.Richard Wild, 64, was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe at 7:53 p.m. as he was trying to cross Eglin near Irwin Avenue in Cinco Bayou. The driver of the Tahoe fled the scene of the crash.Wild's sister, Jean Taylor, who lives in Walton, New York, said she found out about her brother's death Tuesday."It hit me like a ton of [...]
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