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The Bay beacon

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Title:
The Bay beacon
Portion of title:
Beacon
Place of Publication:
Niceville, FL
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Bayou Enterprises Inc., Stephen W. Kent- Publisher
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2010
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Weekly
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Bluewater Bay
United States -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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30.516111 x -86.471667 ( Place of Publication )

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Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Description based on: May 11, 1994.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Beacon Staff A total of 35,254 ballots were cast in Okaloosa County in the Aug. 28 primary election, a 26.5percent turnout, according to the county supervisor of elections. Among notable results, U.S Rep. Matt Gaetz, Fort Walton Beach, running with the endorsement of President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination for a second term as Florida District 1 Congressman, defeating Cris Dosev and John Mills, both of Pensacola. Gaetz, who districtwide received 65 percent of the primary vote, will face Santa Rosa County Democrat Jennifer Zimmerman in the Nov. 6 general election. Zimmerman garnered 60 percent in a two-way Democratic primary. There will be two new faces on the five-member Okaloosa County School Board come November. In the District 3 contest for school board, Linda Evanchyk, Fort Walton Beach, defeated Joe Slusser, Baker, and Alby T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 Police Blotter, page A-3 The Walton County Sheriff s Office is seeking a shoeless burglar. Images of a masked, barefoot break-in artist were captured on a security camera inside that Boggy Bayou gas station on State Road 20, just east of Seminole, at about 4:25 a.m. Aug. 29, according to the sheriff s office. He smashed the front door with a rock, tried to get into a cabinet under the register, and ran off with some cigarettes within a few seconds. Anyone with information may call the sheriff s office at (850) 892-8186 or anonymously at (850) 863-TIPS. Walton County Sheriff s Office Beacon Staff A Ruckel Middle School student was charged with threatening to blow up another students home, according to a report by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office on Aug. 29 arrested the 14-year-old Niceville boy on a charge of false reporting with intent to deceive, mislead, or misinform concerning planting a bomb or deadly explosives, a second degree felony, according to the report, which gave the following account: An investigation by a school resource officer found that the boy made the threat during a sixth-period class at the Niceville school on Aug. 27. The student approached another student and asked for a third students address, saying he planned to stab the subject of his query and blow him up. The suspect allegedly went on to say he knew how to make C4 explosives and had some at home. Under police questioning, the boy admitted making the statements, but said he didnt mean it. When asked what he meant by blowing up, he replied, You know, Osama bin Laden style, and made reference to crashing a plane into the residence. A sheriffs spokeswoman said the sheriffs office wants to emphasize that any threat involving students or school safety is taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. Substantiated threats will result in an arrest. The Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end of summer. Undaunted by the possible approach of a tropical storm, in the Twin Cities area people celebrated the long weekend in a variety of ways. At the Bluewater Bay Marina, people of all ages enjoyed the water, whether in it, on it, or contemplating it from a dock. At Lincoln Park, Valparaiso, people held picnics, swam, boated, and built the occasional sand castle. Cyclists and dog-walkers were out and about during the sunny weather that prevailed most of the holiday weekend. Toms Bayou and Boggy Bayou were popular spots for water sports. Golf was another favorite activity. The T-pier in Valparaiso attracted anglers of all ages. Beacon photos by Mike GriffithVoters set the stage for November electionStudent charged with making threatBeacon Staff Gulf Power said it plans to cut its rates for 2019 and beyond by about $9.6 million on an annual basis. The proposed reduction, filed with state regulatory authorities last week, reflects savings from income-tax cuts enacted by Congress last year, the company said. The decrease would come on the heels of a previous tax-savings-related rate cut of $103 million for 2018. In addition, Gulf Power recently filed a separate request with the Florida Public Service Commission to reduce prices based on reduced fuel, conservation and environmental costs. Bidding farewell to summer Please see ELECTION, page A-4 Gulf Power says prices are set to fall50Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6 Pages, 1 Section, 4 Inserts Bearing comfort Matt Gaetz Jennifer ZimmermanBarefoot burglar sought Niceville eyes sewer rate hike By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Possible increases in sewerservice rates by the city of Niceville will be discussed by the city council Thursday. Under consideration is a proposed 2-percent hike in sewer rates, which would help fund a proposed 3.4-percent increase in water and sewer department spending during the fiscal year that will begin Oct. 1. City Clerk Dan Doucet said planned upgrades to the citys aging sewer system include repair or replacement of some lift stations, and of radio control systems that allow city officials to know when such pumps are functioning properly and when they need maintenance. Doucet said a city consultant would brief the city council on the need for a rate increase during a municipal budget hearing at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at city hall. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A 3-year-old shaken up in a traffic accident was calmed by a teddy bear presented by a Niceville policeman. On Aug. 22, as a minivan driven by Kathleen Kossler, of Destin, was preparing to make a left turn from College Boulevard, it was struck from behind by a cargo van. Her young daughter, Alaiza, was in the minivans back seat. No one in either vehicle was injured. Following the crash, Patrolman Christopher Fordham gave little Alaiza the fuzzy friend to comfort her. "She was traumatized by the ordeal and the bear really helped," said the girl's mother. "She fell asleep with the bear." Officer Fordham presented the driver of the cargo van with a ticket for careless driving.

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ArrestsOn Aug. 16 Niceville police arrested Scott Eugene Anderson, 56, of 604 Crestview Ave., Niceville, on charges of failing to register a motor vehicle, driving while license suspended, first offense, and knowingly driving without insurance. An officer stopped a Ford sedan after recognizing the driver as Anderson, who the officer knew did not have a valid drivers license. This was confirmed through a police database. Anderson admitted that he did not have a license, and a check of his vehicle revealed that it was not registered to him. It was also learned that he had no insurance on the vehicle. * On Aug. 16 Niceville police arrested Max Allen John, 44, of 125 North Cedar Ave., Niceville, on a charge of criminal mischief with $1,000 or more in damage. An officer responded to the McDonalds restaurant on John Sims Parkway, where an employee said that John, who appeared to be intoxicated, had been knocking on the glass entrance trying to get in after closing. John then went to the rear of the restaurant, where he struck the outside menu area, breaking it, causing damage estimated at more than $2,000. John was later found within 100 yards of Jim and Nicks restaurant, where he was trying to get in, and appeared to be intoxicated, but had done no damage there. * On Aug. 17 Valparaiso police arrested Danny Pat Connell, 52, of Niceville, on charges of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, drug equipment possession and/or use, and destroying, tampering with, or fabricating physical evidence. An officer stopped Connell, who was riding a bicycle. During the stop, the officer saw Connell throw a glass object onto the ground. Further investigation revealed that the object was a glass pipe of a type commonly used for smoking methamphetamine. The pipe bore burns, and near the pipe were two syringes and a clear plastic bag containing approximately 1.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, which field tested positive. A syringe cap was found in Connells pocket.OtherOn Aug. 9 Niceville police responded to an address in Niceville where someones vehicle tires had been slashed. * On Aug. 10 Niceville police responded to an address on Judith Avenue regarding a report of two people who had been seen on bicycles, going through mailboxes. Nothing was reported taken from any of the mailboxes. * On Aug. 10 Niceville police responded to an address on Crestview Avenue where a female had allegedly damaged the house of her ex-boyfriend. * On Aug. 12 Niceville police responded to an address on Cedar Avenue regarding a disturbance in which a woman allegedly had been chasing a man and punching him, and then tried to hit him with her car. * On Aug. 13 Niceville police responded to an address on Second Street, where they recovered a missing cell phone, and arranged for its return to its owner. * On Aug. 13 Niceville police responded to an address on Weedon Island Drive, regarding a report of a man walking on Bayshore, allegedly flipping off traffic. The man was gone by the time police arrived. * On Aug. 14 Niceville police responded to the Howard Hill soccer complex, where someone had damaged a sign. * On Aug. 15 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Nutmeg Avenue regarding a fraud other than credit card. * On Aug. 16 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Osceola Bay Avenue, regarding a report of battery. * On Aug. 16 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on E. John Sims Parkway regarding some found narcotics. * On Aug. 16 Niceville police received a report from someone who said that homeless people had been living in the woods near her home for the past year. Police contacted the persons and issued them a trespass warning. * On Aug. 17 Niceville police responded to an address in Niceville regarding a report of two adults and two teenagers hanging out near a tree line. Further investigation revealed that the persons were homeless, and were moving from a campsite behind McDonalds, but had not done anything wrong. * On Aug. 18 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Valparaiso Boulevard regarding a narcotics investigation. * On Aug. 18 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on Old Eastgate Road regarding a narcotics investigation. * On Aug. 18 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on N. State Rd. 85 regarding a narcotics investigation. * On Aug. 18 Niceville police responded to Turkey Creek Park where several men had been seen in a jon boat with camouflage and bows and arrows near dock 3, near the middle of the park. The men were gone by the time police arrived. * On Aug. 19 the Okaloosa Sheriffs office responded to an address on E. State Road 20 regarding some lost or damaged property. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from Aug. 27, 2018 through Aug 30, 2018. 0 Structure Fires10 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SiTUATION DATE TIME Date Palm Dr............................Cooking fire...........................8/27/18.....................00:10 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash.........................8/27/18.....................06:59 Als Drive...................................Medical..................................8/27/18.....................14:02 Sunshine Ln.............................Medical..................................8/27/18.....................16:44 Red Maple Way.......................Alarm activation.....................8/27/18.....................19:30 S.R.123.....................................Cancelled...............................8/27/18.....................22:29 Sparkleberry Cv........................Medical..................................8/27/18.....................23:33 Howell Rd.................................Medical..................................8/28/18.....................13:47 Bayshore Dr.............................Medical..................................8/28/18.....................14:08 48th Street................................Medical..................................8/28/18.....................16:06 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical..................................8/29/18.....................14:17 Finck Rd...................................Medical..................................8/29/18.....................15:17 Redman Ct...............................Medical..................................8/29/18.....................17:51 Fir Avenue................................Medical..................................8/30/18.....................11:35 McKinney St.............................Cancelled...............................8/30/18.....................13:25 McKinney St.............................Service call............................8/30/18.....................14:28 Deer Street...............................Cancelled...............................8/30/18.....................18:36 S.R. 85 N..................................Elevator rescue.....................8/30/18.....................20:33 Weekly Safety Tip: When using barbeque grills on decks be sure to leave sufficient space from siding and eaves. Always supervise a BBQ Grill when in use. The Niceville Fire Department has a Facebook page, check it out! Niceville North BayThe North Bay Fire District responded to the following calls from August 27, 2018 through August 30, 2018. STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................8/28/18.....................10:44 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................8/28/18.....................12:16 E. Hwy. 20................................Vehicle accident....................8/28/18.....................14:11 Bayshore Dr.............................Dispatched & cancelled........8/28/18.....................14:08 Highway 20..............................Vehicle accident....................8/28/18.....................15:21 Summit Ct.................................EMS call................................8/28/18.....................19:12 Curacao Way...........................Detector activation................8/28/18.....................21:40 E. Hwy. 20................................EMS call................................8/29/18.....................01:01 E. Hwy. 20................................Service assist........................8/29/18.....................07:08 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. 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Clendennin, Crestview, winning 58.5 percent of the vote. Incumbent Rodney Walker did not seek re-election. For the school boards District 5 seat, Diane Kelley of Valparaiso defeated Bran McAllister of Niceville with 58.2 percent. She will succeed Melissa Thrush of Niceville, who did not seek a third four-year term on the nonpartisan board. In the school board District 1 contest, incumbent Lamar White of Shalimar defeated Willie Harmon of Fort Walton Beach with 64.8 percent. In statewide results, Gov. Rick Scott handily won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. In November Scott will face incumbent Bill Nelson, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Congressman Ron DeSantis, of Flagler County, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Republican and Democratic nominations, respectively, for governor. They will face each other in the Nov. 6 general election. For the office of Florida attorney general, Tampa Republican Ashley Moody, a former judge and former prosecutor, and Tampa Democrat Sean Shaw, a member of the Florida House of Representatives, will appear on the November ballot, having won their respective primaries. Incumbent Pam Bondi was prevented by term limits from seeking a third consecutive term. For Florida commissioner of agriculture, Republican Matt Caldwell, North Fort Myers, a Florida House member, and Democrat Nikki Fried, a Fort Lauderdale lawyer, won their respective parties nominations to stand in the general election. The term-limited incumbent, Adam Putnam, failed in a bid to win the Republican nomination for governor. The candidates for the office of state chief financial officer were not on the primary ballot because neither faced party opposition. Facing each other in November will be incumbent Jimmy Patronis, a Republican appointed last year to fill a vacancy, and Democratic challenger Jeremy Ring, a former state senator from Broward County. Also on the Nov. 6 general election ballot will be the Florida House of Representatives seat for District 4, which includes the Twin Cities area. Incumbent Mel Ponder, a Destin Republican, will face Democrat Rebecca Koelzer of Valparaiso. Neither had primary opposition. The Aug. 28 primary election was lightly attended, with just over one in four eligible voters in Okaloosa County showing up. Republican participation, at 34.2 percent, exceeded Democratic turnout, at 27.4 percent. Just 6.8 percent of Okaloosa voters of no party affiliation cast ballots. Page A-4 Wednesday, September 5, 2018 THEBAYBEACON Crestview 689-7301 Niceville 833-4203 Ft. 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The Hiller Group is dedicated to helping their clients reach their real estate goals while exceeding their expectations. Mark Hiller is one of the top agents in Niceville and is the most reviewed agent on Zillow with over 125 reviews. Who you work with really does matter.(850) 582-SOLDThe Hiller Group at Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. would like to welcome its newest member to the team Bryanna Grix real estate aficionado, mother, and military spouse. Honoring Valparaiso s late Mayor Arnold Bill Nelson Andrew Gillum Ron DeSantis Ashley Moody Sean Shaw Matt Caldwell Nikki Fried Jeremy Ring Rebecca Koelzer Jimmy Patronis Diane Kelley Linda Evanchyk Lamar White Rick Scott Mel Ponder ELECTIONFrom page A-1 People gathered in front of Valparaiso City Hall Friday for a ceremony honoring the city s late mayor, John B. Bruce Arnold. Valparaiso Parkway, which runs in front of City Hall, was rededicated as the John B. Arnold Jr. Memorial Highway. It was a lot of work, but worth it, said Marlene Arnold (fourth from right), widow of the mayor, who was the longest serving elected mayor in Florida at the time of his death at 87 in February 2017. Mayor Arnold (inset) had served since 1964. The naming, by act of the Florida Legislature last year, is honorary, and does not change the official name of Valparaiso Parkway (State Road 190).Beacon photo

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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. ALL AROUND THE TOWN The Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperThe Bay Beacon& Beacon Express 1181 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com FULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair Color Perms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out 101 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon Request Redken Color & Products Kenra Haircare Products & GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks Expert, Certified Techs Detailed Estimates(850)729-6629 Quality Parts Friendly Service BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Page A-6 Niceville swimmers off to a great startThe Niceville Eagles had their Sept. 21 loss at the hands of Lincoln overturned last Wednesday because Lincoln found it had fielded an ineligible player. Coupled with a 42-17 trouncing of East Ridge (Clermont) on Friday night, the Eagles now are undefeated. In the East Ridge game, Niceville had 336 yards on offense, with starting quarterback Will Koch going 15-21 for 183 yards. TJ Pop led rushers with 98 yards, and the versatile Jack White led with 60 receiving yards. Niceville is on the road this week to Pinson, Ala., where they will take on ClayChalkville Friday. The next home game will be the Homecoming game matchup on Sept. 14 against Holmes County Central (Lexington, Miss.). Top: Niceville's swarming defense held East Ridge to 156 rushing yards and 96 yards receiving. Center: Quarterback Will Koch looks to make a pass in the first quarter. Bottom left: The student section is fired up by the Eagle Pride drumline during the third quarter. Bottom right: Friday s game was the Eagle Pride Band's alumni night. Over 75 alumni performed at halftime with the band.Beacon photos by Paula MimsThe Niceville High School volleyball team improved to 5-0 with a straight set win (25-14, 25-19, 25-14) last Thursday night over the Tate Aggies. The Eagles are ranked 17th in class 8A volleyball. Niceville has two matches this week at home. On Wednesday, they take on Crestview (JV 5 p.m., varsity 6 p.m.). On Thursday, the Navarre Raiders come to town (freshman 4:30, JV 5:30, varsity 6:30). Top right:Grace McIntosh, a Georgia Tech commit, gets the block off of a hit by Tate's Kasey Scott. Bottom right: Libero Shayla Libby makes a pass in the second set. Bottom left: The Niceville student section celebrates the win.Beacon photos by Paula MimsThe Rocky Bayou volleyball team remains undefeated after a straight set win (25-8, 25-13, 25-11) over Pensacola Christian Academy last Thursday. This is the second year in a row that Rocky has started their season 6-0. Next up for the Knights is Laurel Hill on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. Top: Jenna Schuliger and Rominey Willner block a hit in the second set. Willner led the Knights with 3 blocks and 10 kills. Bottom left: Rocky players celebrate a blocked hit. Bottom right: Spectators eagerly await the last point that the Knights need to win the second set. Beacon photos by Paula MimsThe Niceville High School swim team looked to be in midseason form already at their first meet Saturday against Fort Walton Beach in a short pentathlon at the Bernie Lefebvre Aquatic Center in Fort Walton Beach. Both the girls and boys team took 7 of the top 10 positions in the meet with Niceville's Stefanie Markwardt coming in first for the girls with a time of 2:52.13. Niceville's Quintin Scholz won the boys competition with a time of 2:30.14, with an almost five second lead over second place Nathaniel Rudman of Fort Walton Beach. The Eagles continue their season this Saturday at the Destin YMCA where they will take on South Walton in a long quad meet that begins at 1 p.m. Left: Niceville s Ashley Kendrick in the 50-yard butterfly. Right: Trevor Stevenson finished the meet in third place with a time of 2:42.33. Bottom: The aquatic Center was packed with fans.Beacon photos by Paula Mims Eagles unbeaten on court Rocky Bayou improves to 6-0 Eagles are 2-0