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Fort Walton Beach Northwest Florida Daily News (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Fort Walton Beach, Florida United Way Hopes to raise $1.33m local i state by a views Northwest Florid _ Oki loom or county proposes Law overgrown Choctaw defeats Gulf rrpp7p sports cd f m saturday August 29, 2015 75 cents daily wow co Crestview officer on leave pending investigation by Toh Mclaughlin 315 44351 we Lac Imam a Nam Wywa pm fir the first time in at least 18 wars. Paws Mast compete for the right to serve to Oka Kiosa county s animal control Vendor the county commission voted last week to extend the Panhandle animal welfare society s contract through the end of this year and to solicit a request for proposals Between now and then to allow competitors to bid to take Over the service Quot we re Fine with that Quot paws director Dee Thompson said a Elf anybody thinks they can do it for less than we re doing it. Id be shocked a the decision to Issue a request for proposals comes As the county reworks its purchasing and policy procedures county administrator John Hofstad said it had nothing to do with specific complaints against paws Hofstad said county purchasing manager Zan Fedorak said she could find no record of the last time the county solicited proposals for animal control services Thompson said this was the first tints the county has not see paws contract i Al of the net St Mort photo from paws at co inside first Baptist Church of Niceville puns to launch a mawr renovation at Campus in a a a him a Hue s Wnek to red your favorite Content business a local i Siar by classified Eva Faith b4 Cocks by obituary by dear Abby a puzzles a editorials Ai sp0bts pm social Media if Tow to Nwe half of of wow instar Yin weather Vii bar a Kadi today with couple Al Shower and a thunderstorm winds South Southeast 6-g Aalt High t6. Low n\u111 Al. 4 us non a Phis read by Dum people everyday �?Tmil1 fori Walton by cd a Fla. Cal of Chi a 206 it Dai mews Destin foundation donates More than $2 million to charities by Trista Pruett 315-44451 Ipoh s not Taiym Tom Crestview police chief Tony Taylor confirmed Friday that one of his officers is under an internal investigation Taylor would not say what la Don Fountain was under investigation for because the probe is ongoing he did say it has been underway for four to five weeks a a he son paid leave pending the investigation a Taylor said of fountains status he could not say exactly when the investigation began and when Fountain s leave started he said the Only people who had Access to the files were out of the office. A these things Are very confidential until they Are he said assistant police chief Rick Brown is doing the investigation. He said Fountain has been with the Crestview Folice department for a Little More than one year he became the departments Public information officer dec 11.2014 Fountain supervised the sup port services division and had experience in Media relations and Public information Accord ing to that announcement. Taylor said no other police offi cer is under investigation now the news comes less than a week after former Crestview offi cers Matt Purvines and Zachary fair doth filed a Federal lawsuit against the City for violating their civil rights the lawsuit stems from the 2012 investigation of former maj Joseph Floyd on charges of racketeering Purvines and Faircloth allege in their lawsuit that they Wen Quot improperly threatened and a improperly retaliated against Quot for reporting corruption. Taylor was named Crestview police chief in october 2012 after former chief Brian Mitchell was fired in connection with the racketeering charges against Floyd Taylor declared at a news com Ferenee dec 4,2012, that the time had come for the department to step away from the past and look to the future Mah Algarin the a the Dettme Charity wine auction foundation donated More than $2 million to Northwest Florida children charities thursday night at Lulu s in Destin by Hatt Algarin 68448 Haohao Mait j who Mimi Arn Destin dry eyes were few and far Between thurs Day night As us Destin Char try wine auction foundation donated $2 3 million to 14 Northwest Honda children s shanties a this is by far the Best Day of the entire year for All of As at the Destin Chanty wine auction foundation. Said John Russell the foun Datum s president a we an forever grateful to our sup porters who Are helping to change the lives of so Many children in our Community Quot As the crowd mixed and mingled at Lulu a which hosted the event a sense of excitement and Energy buzzed eth nonprofit Organ rations and their leaders had no idea How much Money they would receive Beton the Check presentations the 14 charities Neceia my donations were Ami kids kith raid coast <$75,000. The Boyn a girls club of the Emerald coast <$100,000. Children in crisis i $220,000. Ithe children a Volunteer health network it Law Usu it. And Emerald coast autism Center <$200,0001. Emerald coast children s advocacy Center <$175.000>, food for thought $125,000. And hah Tat for humanity of Walton county $182,000 also. Okaloosa Walton homeless continuum of care Opportunity inc <$75,000 pathways for change $220,000 sacred heart Hospital on the Emer Ald coast <$225,000. Shelter House of Northwest Honda $165,000 youth Village <$140,000. And the Art of the Emerald coast $180,000 of you do the math. The donations Don t total $2 3 Mil lion but Russell said that was done intentionally the do was Long strive to create a fund that could be used for emergencies for local Chariot the organize Don has put aside a $48,000 Quot children s fund Quot Quot for the first time do was has now has a safety net of funds for any of our shanties that May have an emergency requirement for funds outside our Normal contributions Russell said a it is our Hope to continue to grow this fund Over the com my years Quot As the announcements were made there were fist pumps smiles plenty of hugs and team of Joy a the instill Charity wine auction foundation changes organizations and by Chang my organizations they Are changing lives Quot said Staci Berryman co founder and director of the Emerald coast autism Center Quot the children we see every Day thank god for people Tike you a Juke hand of the Emerald coast Chil dims advocacy Center told the crowd in addition to the Dona dons do was also honoured Tracy uni thin As its Volun Leer of the year and Jeanne daily As Board member of the year Asevo Donna Kaufman pets chief the cat at the Panhandle Aromas welfare society office the Okaloosa county commission wig accept proposals from private entities to provide animal control services for the county. Lait a dog Peers through the Fence it the paws office Lap. A cat inspects the camera Pimm Fey Mick Tomecek do hem

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