‘Forward’ details north Okaloosa County progress, problems

Forward: A Special Section Tracking Crestview’s Progress, is an unprecedented look at north Okaloosa County’s strides in economy, health, education and recreation, areas crucial to our community’s quality of life. Brian Hughes, Randy Dickson and Matthew Brown spoke with local experts and leaders to bring you the data and analysis on what’s working and what needs improvement in these areas.

  • Visual, performing arts on the rise following committee’s formation

    CRESTVIEW — When local arts organizations extol the virtues of visual and performing arts in the community, it's easy to dismiss it as culture-vultures tooting their horns. However, when the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council praised the arts community's efforts to enhance the region's cultural life, community leaders took notice. READ MORE

  • Community proposals could improve residents’ quality of life

    CRESTVIEW — If city leaders' visions come to fruition, traveling sports teams will play tournaments while moms and dads send their children to swim-team practice before attending pottery or yoga classes in the same facility. Kids will whiz around a skate park adjacent to a park that dogs can call their own, and a pedestrian and bicycle corridor will link downtown Crestview to Twin Hills Park. READ MORE