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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor Whitten helps judge homeschool science fair

Mayor JB Whitten and other judges learn about Cayson Barreto's science fair project.

Problem: How to hold a socially distanced but fun science fair. Hypothesis: Holding it outside would allow students to spread out. Method: Use the large picnic pavilion in Old Spanish Trail Park. Materials: Lots of brain power and display boards. Conclusi...

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Crestview News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Blessing of the City is set for March 20

A Bible lies open on a local church's pulpit.

Leaders of the Crestview faith community will hold a public blessing of the city on Saturday, March 20, in Spanish Trail Park. The morning ceremony is not expected to take more than 45 minutes and for the public’s safety, will be held as a &...

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Crestview News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Crestview Public Library takes Teddy Bear Hunt citywide

A stuffed teddy bear peeks out from behind a wall.

Traditionally, this time of year the Crestview Public Library hosts the annual Teddy Bear Hunt, also known as Teddy Bear Tea. This year the event will be less traditional. Keeping safety in mind while encouraging maximum participation, we have reached out...

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Crestview News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Corey Newcomb named CPD Officer of the Year

Officer Corey Newcomb is joined by Mayor JB Whitten, Chief Stephen McCosker and the City Council.

Police Officer Corey Newcomb was recognized by his fellow officers, Chief Stephen McCosker and city leaders as the city’s Officer of the Year for 2020.

In presenting Officer Newcomb to the City Council at Monday evening’s meeting, Chief...

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Crestview News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Meet Crestview recreation programs supervisor George Hillsman

Crestview recreation programs supervisor George Hillsman is pictured in the Twin Hills Park gym.

George Hillsman was a few minutes late for our 3:30 meeting at the Twin Hills Park gymnasium. But that was OK: to George, the kids who take part in Crestview’s recreation program come first.

“I was out there working on the soccer field,...

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Crestview News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

‘COVID-19 travel uncertainties’ push Sister City trip to France back to 2022

The courtyard of Noirmoutier's 7th-century chateau, or castle, is seen.

The Crestview Area Sister City Program has made what its president called “the painful decision” to postpone its planned June trip to Noirmoutier, France, until May or June 2022.

“After much discussion, we feel that with the w...

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Crestview News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

‘There’s more to being an officer than writing traffic citations’

Crestview Citizens Police Academy students meet K9 Officers Josh Ellrick and his partner Hero.

After being abruptly interrupted in March 2020 as COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect, the Crestview Citizens Police Academy will return this year, although it will be a “condensed” version, CPD Officer Sam Kimmons said.

“Obvi...

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Crestview News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

L'amour, l'amour at l'ibrary! Pepé Le Pew on display through February

The Warner Bros. lovelorn cartoon skunk, Pepé Le Pew, is seen with a bunch of roses.

February is the month of love and in the Crestview Public Library lobby, the sentiment overflows throughout the month with an exhibit celebrating famed Warner Bros. animated French skunk Pepé Le Pew’s perennial pursuit of “l...

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