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News Segment 1
Missing Boater Found
After almost a week, a family’s time of waiting is over after the missing
boater was recovered from Choctawhatchee Bay Sunday morning. The Walton
County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) received a 911 call around 9:10 a.m. from a
boater in the Choctawhatchee Bay who had located a body. WCSO beach/marine
patrol responded to an area in the middle of the bay north of County Road
The body was identified as Robert Shawn Gregory, the missing boater from
the vessel that capsized on October 29. The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) responded to the scene, as well as the
medical examiner’s office.
WCSO and Freeport Fire Department have been assisting the FWC with the
search this week, using numerous boats, a helicopter, a wave runner, a
cadaver dog, the dive team and the MBAT (Mobile Command). The FWC is
currently investigating this incident. The boat’s other passenger swam to
shore and was treated and released from the hospital.
News Segment 2
OCSO Operation Felon Sweep
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with The Florida
Sheriffs Task Force, recently launched an initiative to remove felons from
Florida’s streets. Operation Felon Sweep focused on removing violent
felons, felons with outstanding warrants, and sexual offenders and
predators from our communities. It combined efforts from 43 Sheriff’s
Offices between September 28th and October 22nd and resulted in 11,875
The OCSO was proud to take an active role in this initiative.
OCSO FELONY ARRESTS 289
(including: FOUR aggravated batteries, one aggravated assault, FOUR home
robbery/armed robbery, TEN felony domestic violence, and six firearms
OCSO MISDEMEANOR ARRESTS 56
“Operation Felon Sweep was a successful partnership of Sheriff’s Offices
joining forces in a concentrated effort to make our streets safer across
all jurisdictions,” said Sheriff Larry Ashley. “All you have to do is look
at the number of local arrests and the statewide totals to see the
relevance of this operation.”
The Florida Sheriffs Task Force says it is proud to have coordinated this
make Florida’s streets a safer place for its citizens.
News Segment 3
OCSO Lifesaving Award
Sheriff Larry Ashley presented Lifesaving Awards to two Okaloosa County
Sheriff’s Deputies who went to the aid of an unconscious individual at
Destin Commons October 7th
Sheriff Ashley said the quick actions of Deputy Richard White and Deputy
Tom Henry were critical in preventing the death of a man who had collapsed
at a kiosk and was not breathing when they arrived. Deputy White, along
with an unknown Good Samaritan, started cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or
CPR. Deputy Thomas got Deputy White’s AED (automated external
defibrillator) from his patrol car and successfully delivered a shock
to the man, who was then treated by an ambulance crew. He was transported
to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, recovered, and is reportedly
An AED is a portable electronic device that can help treat someone
suffering from potentially life-threatening heart arrhythmias.
News Segment 4
Looking for the arrest report? http://jailpublic.co.walton.fl.us. This is
the new jail search page. Use the drop down calendar to find dates.
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Football Friday Scores 11/2/12
Walton 17, East Gadsden 14
Freeport 46, Jay 7
Bozeman 46, South Walton 27
Join us for The Jimbo Fisher Show on Monday this week-November 5th. 6-7 pm.
We’ll talk FSU Football with Coach Jimbo Fisher.
The Girls Basketball Tip-Off Classic will be Tuesday, November 6 and
Thursday, November 8 in Ponce de Leon. Choctaw will also be having a
Tip-Off Classic on those dates. Let’s Play Some Basketball!
FSU will be at Virginia Tech on Thursday, November 8. Pre-game at 4:30 pm.
Kick-off at 6:30 pm. Join us right here on WZEP!
In High School Football
Friday, November 9
South Walton at Franklin County 7 pm
Freeport at Rocky Bayou 7 pm
Holmes County hosts Marianna for Homecoming
Chipley will be at Graceville
Vernon hosts Baker
The Air Force Junior ROTC program at Walton High School is hosting the
First Annual “Thank-a-Vet” 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, November 10th at 8 am
at the DeFuniak Springs Lakeyard. Proceeds will go towards the Walton
AFJROTC program and to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The
course will begin at the amphitheater and around the lakeyard and
surrounding areas. This is a certified 5K course and will be professionally
timed. Register at: http://whsafjrotc.sites.runsignup.com/.
Northwest Florida State College is hosting a Baseball Camp on November 19
and 20 on the College’s Niceville campus. Expert coaching staff and players
from the NWF State Baseball Team will serve as camp instructors, teaching
participants about the fundamentals of baseball in an educational and
entertaining setting. The camp is open to boys ages 7 to 14 and the fee is
$90. Campers may enroll in person at any NWFSC area campus or center for
course #XRL 6024; Ref# 84628. The registration form is also available on
the Raider Athletics website at www.nwfraiders.org , see the baseball team
portion of the site. Mail-in registration is accepted.
Obituaries - Listen in the morning, just after noon and the 4pm hour
Also online at our
Vernie Marie Grant, age 89, passed away November 1. Funeral services will
be held on November 5 at 10am in the chapel at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.
A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Committal
services will follow at New Ponce de Leon Cemetery. Davis-Watkins Funeral
Home is entrusted with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared
with the family at http://www.daviswatkins.com.
Mrs. Artie Cosson, age 85, of DeFuniak Springs, passed away Saturday,
November 3, 2012. A time of visitation will be held 6:00~8:00 PM, Monday,
November 5. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 6,
at the First Baptist Church of Woodlawn at 95 Cedar Drive, DeFuniak
Springs, FL 32435. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Floral arrangements are being accepted. You may go online to view
obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Mr. Lawson Hinson, age 65, passed away November 3rd. Arrangements will be
announced later by Clary-Glenn Funeral Home.
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