The News Bulletin's Top 10 stories of 2013

Published: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM.

Authorities closed the facility and Harvest Vineyard staffers relocated residents to a Covington County, Ala., church.

7. VOTERS TURN OUT INCUMBENTS

Crestview voters elected three native residents to the City Council and turned two incumbents out of office in March. Only 1,324 of 12,652 registered voters went to the polls.

Joe Blocker defeated then-president Ben Iannucci III while former president Charles Baugh Jr. lost to Mickey Rytman. Shannon Hayes won the seat of former councilman Tim Grandberry, who did not run for reelection.

The new councilmen joined Robyn Helt and Tom Gordon on the dais in April. The three former councilmen were newcomers to the city.

8.CRESTVIEW NAMED THE NO. 30 COLLEGE TOWN

The American Institute for Economic Research ultimately named the Crestview metropolitan area, including Fort Walton Beach and Destin, No. 30 among America's Top College Towns.



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