In preparation for the BIG GAME this Friday night, Fort Walton High School Principal John Spolski and Choctawhatchee High School Principal Michelle Heck came together to produce a PSA regarding Rivalry Week.
Last week, the Fort Walton Beach Police Department issued a public warning to students who have already been engaging in “rivalry activities”.
“Mrs. Heck, I know where she lives, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to go over to her house and do any kind of damage or anything like that.”, said Principal John Spolski.
Principal Heck followed up with, “In fact, I know where you live too!”
This week, the City of Fort Walton Beach will permanently remove the old gazebo at The Landing in preparation for the upcoming park renovation project.
The gazebo was built in the early 2000’s with a donation from the Women’s Club of Fort Walton Beach, replacing the original gazebo that was in poor condition.
Additionally, the Vandegriff Park Chapel located on Miracle Strip Parkway at Vandegriff Park will also be removed and demolished.
The chapel, which was actually the Methodist Church’s original office built in the late 1940’s, has fallen into disrepair over the years with termite damage and rotting wood. The location of the building will be commemorated and remain on the City’s historic walking trail.
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On Saturday, October 19th, Sgt. Marcus O’Sullivan saw a thank you card posted on the filing cabinet located in the deputy workroom in the Bracken Sub-station and began reading it.
The card was from a woman and her daughter, in response to an incident where her vehicle ran out of gas on I-10 on August 25th. In the card she described how she ran out of gas and she and her daughter were stranded at 10:30pm and how she wanted to thank the deputy, who she only knew as Unit 199, for assisting her that night.
That Deputy is Jason Nobles.
The woman described how she had less than $5 in her bank account until her paycheck posted the following day, and she also did not possess a gas can. She explained her situation to Deputy Nobles and told him she would just have to wait until the next day when she had money to get gas and could pay someone to bring her back to the truck to pick it up, as it was already late in the evening.
“Without hesitation, he told us to lock up the vehicle and he would take us to get some gas.”
The Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office has announced their participation and collaboration with the United States Postal Service in an effort to keep customers informed about their incoming mail pieces.
More specifically, their vehicle registration renewals, property tax notices and business tax receipt renewals.
“Through the United States Postal Service’s FREE Informed Delivery program, our customers can stay informed of the delivery of their individual mail pieces. Using Informed Delivery you can digitally preview your mail and manage your package deliveries,” said Tax Collector Ben Anderson.
According to the Tax Collector’s office, registering for Informed Delivery provides customers with the ability to preview the exterior of incoming and delivered letter-sized mail pieces, as well as track packages in one convenient location.
Potential changes to Crestview’s alcohol ordinance are moving forward. The council passed the first reading of the ordinance Monday night, and now City Manager Tim Bolduc says it will go to its second reading.
According to WEAR, businesses that currently sell alcohol outside the Main Street corridor must be 500 feet away from a church.
The options the city is discussing include leaving things the way they are, reducing the exclusionary zone to 250 feet, or getting rid of the exclusionary zone completely.