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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Checking in at Crestview’s former Lamar Hotel

The 1926 Lamar Hotel is now better known as Desi's Restaurant.

For longer than there’s been a Crestview there’s been a hotel on Main Street spanning the block between Woodruff Avenue and the alley to the south. Now the 1926 Lamar — later the Hilton — Hotel, more familiar today ...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Family Movie Night presents 'War Room' in Spanish Trail Park

Crestview residents watch a film during a Family Movie Night in the Spanish Trail Park amphitheatre.

Families seeking a slow but steady return to “normal” need look no farther than Spanish Trail Park’s amphitheatre and the May 15 Family Movie Night screening. 

After a year of drive-in movies and no food vendors, fami...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Crestview mayor sworn in as NWF League of Cities prez

County Commissioner Mel Ponder swears in Mayor JB Whitten as Mrs. Ann Whitten holds the Bible.

The Northwest Florida League of Cities has a new president and it’s Crestview Mayor JB Whitten. 

In a 1 p.m. May 3 ceremony, Mayor Whitten placed his hand on a family Bible held by his wife, Ann, as Okaloosa County Commissioner Mel Ponde...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Crestview’s Eglin Federal Credit Union Skatepark nearing completion

The Crestview Eglin Federal Credit Union Skatepark nears completion.

The county seat’s long-awaited skatepark is rapidly approaching completion just three months after its Feb. 27 groundbreaking. City officials have set a grand opening for Saturday, June 5. 

While the initial concrete work is complete and...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Art and vintage cars meet in Downtown Crestview May 15

Mayor JB Whitten admires student works at NWF State College's galleries with director Wren Supak.

The beauty of the visual, performance and automotive arts combine in one great afternoon in Downtown Crestview on Saturday, May 15, when the Main Street Crestview Association’s Arts Festival is joined by the Spanish Trail Cruisers Club&rsquo...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Project Blue Light honors LEOs in May

A blue porch light honors law enforcement officers during May.

With a simple change of the lightbulb on their porches during the month of May, residents can show support for their local public safety officers during National Law Enforcement Month.

Project Blue Light is a nationwide recognition of those law enforcement...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Mayoral proclamations honor Crestview police, city clerk

Mayor JB Whitten presents City Clerk Betsy Roy a proclamation as the City Council observes.

Mayor JB Whitten recognized two diverse constituencies within the city government with April 26 proclamations honoring the roles of the Police Department and the City Clerk.

Police Chief Stephen McCosker accepted a proclamation declaring May 9-15 National ...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Crestview chamber announces new leadership

Neko Stubblefield, Tim Bolduc, Sandra Wilson and Christie Austin are seen at the chamber of commerce

The Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of new but experienced leaders as the more than 50-year-old business community organization embarks on implementing a new strategic plan.

Sandra Wilson returned to the chamber office on C...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

City worker volunteers roof Habitat house

City employee volunteers take to the rooftop to shingle a Habitat for Humanity house.

Making up for a planned April 15 date that got rained out, on April 22, a group of 16 City of Crestview volunteers climbed up on the roof of a new Habitat for Humanity house being erected not far from City Hall, completely roofing it for its new owner in ...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Crestview engineer juggles multiple interests

Crestview engineering technician Kyle Lusk juggles many projects at his job.

Engineering technician Kyle Lusk’s office in the Crestview Public Services department looks like that of a typical municipal engineer. All four walls and his desk are covered with maps, development codes, site plans, proposals and charts.

Fortuna...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Community leader honored on 90th birthday

Mayor JB Whitten honors Catherine Dortch with a proclamation on her 90th birthday.

A longtime educator and community supporter was honored on her 90th birthday when Mayor JB Whitten proclaimed April 17 Catherine Delores Dortch’s Day in Crestview.

Born in Greenville, Alabama, in 1931, she married the late Rev. Claude Von Dortch ...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Shoal River band conquers COVID challenges in spring concert

Shoal River Middle School band students await their time to perform the spring concert

Producing a concert is always a challenge. Producing a concert in the time of COVID-19, when many student performers have been working from home and an odd-and-even schedule confounds rehearsal time, is even more challenging.

But on April 8, Shoal River Mi...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Public safety dispatchers lauded by mayor at City Council

Crestview Fire Chief Tony Holland displays a proclamation from Mayor JB Whitten honoring dispatchers

When a resident calls 9-1-1, a firetruck, police car or ambulance arrives at their home in short order. While firefighters, police officers and EMTs are common sights in our community, there’s an integral bunch of people in the matrix who few ge...

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