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Nichols ever thankful he came home from war

In October of 1966, when most young men in America were doing all they could to avoid going to Vietnam, Andalusia native Sammy Ray Nichols did something different. He left Troy University and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Or, as he explained in his Veterans Day speech here last November, “I was a student at Troy, but I figured out I was wasting my time and my daddy’s money. So I hitchhiked to Montgomery and joined, and then I hitchhiked home to Andalusia.”
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Ambrey Taylor’s triple powers No. 1 Curry to Class 4A title over No. 10 Geneva

Ambrey Taylor is a lover and not a fighter. That is unless she’s staring down a first-pitch strike with ill intent. With the score knotted up at one run apiece and the Curry softball team seeking another burst of energy to its dugout after tying the game, Taylor laid down a searing triple on the 0-0 count to score the go-ahead run in the state title game.
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Geneva falls to Curry 10-6

Two Headland basketball players are taking their athletic careers to the next level. 12 Dothan High seniors sign college scholarships. G.W. Long softball looking to go all the way in Class 2A state tournament. Dale County tops Northside 4-3 Updated: 5 hours ago. Dale County tops Northside 4-3.
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Crestview man sentenced for the murder of 69-year-old woman

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — A Crestview man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison as a result of a negotiated plea agreement with the State to the charge of First-Degree Felony Murder. Ginger Bowden Madden, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida, announced yesterday that on May...
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Gov. DeSantis accuses Biden of violating oath regarding border security

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Gov. Ron DeSantis commented on inflationary pressures and other economic concerns while speaking at spoke at the Hub City Smokehouse & Grill in Crestview. The governor delivered a $3.2 million grant to Okaloosa County for infrastructure development. Toward the end of the event, he accused President Joe Biden of violating his oath of office as a result of his border policies.
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Starnes named valedictorian, Hayes salutatorian at AHS

Andalusia High School held graduation for the senior class of 2022 Friday night and was led by Marion Starnes as the valedictorian and Trevor Hayes as the salutatorian. Starnes is the daughter of Van and Lynn Starnes with a sister, Maecy Starnes. Hayes is the son of Gail Hayes and Harrison Hayes.
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Citizen complaint leads to drug trafficking arrest

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a citizen complaint and a Crime Stoppers tip helped OCSO to locate a Florida man they say was trafficking narcotics from his home on Vermont Avenue. OCSO said Eugene Bradley, 34, had 10 grams of methamphetamine, a gram of fentanyl, 27 grams of cocaine, […]
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Traffic crash shuts down parts of I-10 near Mossy Head

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - (Update 9:33 p.m.) The Walton County Sheriff’s Office says I-10 is back open. (Update 9:20 p.m.) The westbound lanes of I-10 are shut down following a traffic crash with traumatic injuries near exit 70 in Mossy Head on Wednesday, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
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DeSantis grants $3.2 million to Okaloosa

Governor Ron DeSantis is using money from the Governor’s Job Growth Grant Fund to allow for the build-up of an industrial site in Okaloosa County. The site is expected to bring in thousands of new jobs, as well as make a major economic impact. He made the announcement at a May 18 press conference in Crestview.
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Jayer Williamson endorses Shane Abbott in HD 5 race

Adding to a list of political supporters in his run for House District 5, fundraising front-runner Shane Abbott has been endorsed by Rep. Jayer Williamson, whose House District 3 bumps up against HD 5 in Northwest Florida. “Shane Abbott is a proven conservative leader who Northwest Florida residents can trust...
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