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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man drinks purloined Coke, hides stolen items in deliPOLICE BLOTTER: FORT WALTON BEACH — A man who tried to shoplift four portable
Man drinks purloined Coke, hides stolen items in deli
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 hours ago
POLICE BLOTTER: FORT WALTON BEACH — A man who tried to shoplift four portable charging systems and the razors he used to slice open the packaging became nervous when he thought store employees... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man fulfills pledge to hit wife ‘like a man’POLICE BLOTTER: Posted May. 30, 2016 at 4:00 AM FORT WALTON BEACH - A 33-yea
Man fulfills pledge to hit wife ‘like a man’
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 17 hours ago
POLICE BLOTTER: Posted May. 30, 2016 at 4:00 AM FORT WALTON BEACH - A 33-year-old man was charged with battery when he punched his wife in the eye.He told officers that his wife had struck him first. “I... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Move gentleman’s clubRose after weekend shooting”Okaloosa Island — specifically, Santa Rosa Boulevar
Move gentleman’s club
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 23 hours ago
Rose after weekend shooting”Okaloosa Island — specifically, Santa Rosa Boulevard — has long been a valuable asset to our Fort Walton Beach economy. We advertise nationwide that this part of the Emerald Coast is geared toward families. Santa Rosa... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man punches girlfriend while she’s driving, lawmen sayPOLICE BLOTTER: Posted May. 29, 2016 at 4:00 AM FORT WALTON BEACH — A 41-yea
Man punches girlfriend while she’s driving, lawmen say
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
POLICE BLOTTER: Posted May. 29, 2016 at 4:00 AM FORT WALTON BEACH — A 41-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was charged with battery after he allegedly punched his girlfriend while she was driving... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Rocks at park provide inspiration (VIDEO)FORT WALTON BEACH — Having a bad day? Stop by Ferry Park to help remedy the blu
Rocks at park provide inspiration (VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
FORT WALTON BEACH — Having a bad day? Stop by Ferry Park to help remedy the blues. It’s not the fresh air or physical activity that’ll turn your frown upside down; it’s rocks, a bunch of small painted rocks.A mysterious person has taken it upon him... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
SCHOOL SCOOPS: Destin Middle School students ace Microsoft Office Specialists testthe scholarship based on her academic achievements, school activities, communit
SCHOOL SCOOPS: Destin Middle School students ace Microsoft Office Specialists test
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
the scholarship based on her academic achievements, school activities, community involvement and an essay on Americanism.---Fort Walton Beach High School student Matthew Barkley earned the city of Fort Walton Beach ACE Award for May. ACE recognizes... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
STORIES FROM THE STREET: Woman tries to steal son’s birthday presents, cakeso she could give them to her son for his birthday.Officer asks suspect what he
STORIES FROM THE STREET: Woman tries to steal son’s birthday presents, cake
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
so she could give them to her son for his birthday.Officer asks suspect what he shoots up: ‘Anything I can get my hands on’FORT WALTON BEACH — A man whose drug use was discovered during a traffic stop told a police officer he had illegally obtained... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
U-shaped bridge may be pilot project worth exploringthat would fit into the existing space. Also, there could be a larger project t
U-shaped bridge may be pilot project worth exploring
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
that would fit into the existing space. Also, there could be a larger project that would alleviate traffic issues in the Fort Walton Beach downtown area.A U-shaped bridge could be built in the existing footprint and it would meet the height and... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Memorial Day: Make it more than memoriesportions of Northwest Florida in the Florida House of Representatives where he
Memorial Day: Make it more than memories
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
portions of Northwest Florida in the Florida House of Representatives where he serves as Finance & Tax Chairman. He lives in Fort Walton Beach and attends First Baptist Church. By MATT GAETZ | Special to the Daily News Northwest Florida Daily... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
At least five injured when boat explodes at Adventure Marina (PHOTOS, VIDEOfueling the 33-foot cabin boat about noon when it blew them into the water near
At least five injured when boat explodes at Adventure Marina (PHOTOS, VIDEO
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
fueling the 33-foot cabin boat about noon when it blew them into the water near the dock.The injured people were taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, said Simmons, who did not know the extent of their injuries.“It took several hours to... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Boat explodes into flames at Adventure Marina (PHOTOS, VIDEO)were immediately being reported.VIDEO: View a video of the fire >>Clouds of thi
Boat explodes into flames at Adventure Marina (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
were immediately being reported.VIDEO: View a video of the fire >>Clouds of thick, black smoke poured over downtown Fort Walton Beach while a strong smell of fuel and burning fiberglass was evident on the opposite of Brooks Bridge.The scene... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Here's your list of best traffic hacks for this crowded weekendsanity through all the congestion to come:Plan ahead. And leave early. Especial
Here's your list of best traffic hacks for this crowded weekend
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
sanity through all the congestion to come:Plan ahead. And leave early. Especially if you’re taking U.S. Highway 98 from Fort Walton Beach to Destin mid-morning on a Saturday. Trust us.Avoid Destin. This is drastic, but lots of folks do take a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Boat explodes into flames at Adventure Marina (PHOTOS, VIDEO)were immediately being reported.VIDEO: View a video of the fire >>Clouds of thi
Boat explodes into flames at Adventure Marina (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
were immediately being reported.VIDEO: View a video of the fire >>Clouds of thick, black smoke poured over downtown Fort Walton Beach while a strong smell of fuel and burning fiberglass was evident on the opposite of Brooks Bridge.The scene... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
'Now we're saving lives' Road to trauma center certification nearly complete for city hospitalMay. 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM The road to certification as a trauma center has bee
'Now we're saving lives' Road to trauma center certification nearly complete for city hospital
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
May. 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM The road to certification as a trauma center has been a long one for officials at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, and by the time they reach its end, they’ll have helped pave a new route for others.It is... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
I hope you had the time of your lifebest of this test, and don’t ask why“It’s not a question, but a lesson learned
I hope you had the time of your life
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
best of this test, and don’t ask why“It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time.”They played that Green Day song as Fort Walton Beach High School seniors did their “senior walk” on Friday. Classmates and teachers lined the halls as seniors... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Contest winner looking forward to first vacation ever Posted May. 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM FORT WALTON BEACH —The Week 3 winner of the
Contest winner looking forward to first vacation ever
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Posted May. 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM FORT WALTON BEACH —The Week 3 winner of the Daily News Great Giveaway contest, Cara House, is now planning to go on her first vacation ever.“I just simply... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Vehicle equipment violation leads to drug arrestPOLICE BLOTTER: Posted May. 28, 2016 at 4:15 AM FORT WALTON BEACH — Equipmen
Vehicle equipment violation leads to drug arrest
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
POLICE BLOTTER: Posted May. 28, 2016 at 4:15 AM FORT WALTON BEACH — Equipment violation led to a man’s arrest for marijuana possession and giving a law enforcement officer a false name.The incident... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
How good are our teachers?teachers. Both writers are basically engaging in arm waving. Neither writer add
How good are our teachers?
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
teachers. Both writers are basically engaging in arm waving. Neither writer addresses how American students perform on achievement tests or in comparison to students from other countries.I, for one, am unimpressed.- JAMES M. CARGAL, Fort Walton B... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
What's the class of 2016 like?I remember how everyone had those and then one day they died out and I was like
What's the class of 2016 like?
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
I remember how everyone had those and then one day they died out and I was like where’d they go?” — Kansas Cherry (17, Fort Walton Beach High School)“A lot of people listen to the same music and wear the same clothes. People listen to rap music... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
What's the class of 2016 like?I remember how everyone had those and then one day they died out and I was like
What's the class of 2016 like?
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
I remember how everyone had those and then one day they died out and I was like where’d they go?” — Kansas Cherry (17, Fort Walton Beach High School)“A lot of people listen to the same music and wear the same clothes. People listen to rap music... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
What's the class of 2016 like?I remember how everyone had those and then one day they died out and I was like
What's the class of 2016 like?
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
I remember how everyone had those and then one day they died out and I was like where’d they go?” — Kansas Cherry (17, Fort Walton Beach High School)“A lot of people listen to the same music and wear the same clothes. People listen to rap music... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
PHOTOS: This is where the egg meets the turfEighth-graders at Liza Jackson Preparatory School in Fort Walton Beach put thei
PHOTOS: This is where the egg meets the turf
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Eighth-graders at Liza Jackson Preparatory School in Fort Walton Beach put their engineering skills to the test as they competed in an egg-drop project at the school Friday. Steve Brown with Backridge Tree Service dropped all manner of... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man violates restraining order to profess love of wife— A man was arrested for violating a restraining order with his wife, lawmen sa
Man violates restraining order to profess love of wife
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
— A man was arrested for violating a restraining order with his wife, lawmen say.The man, who is 35 years old and lives in Fort Walton Beach, sent a text message to his wife that began, “I know you either hate me or worse have someone else in your... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Shoplifter left her calling car behind, cops sayhelping herself to a five-finger discount at a Niceville Walmart, records show,
Shoplifter left her calling car behind, cops say
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
helping herself to a five-finger discount at a Niceville Walmart, records show, reports the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach. The officer trailed the woman, who managed to get away ... but only temporarily, according to an arrest... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Really, Democrats!remember when you place your vote and she becomes our next Commander In Chief a
Really, Democrats!
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
remember when you place your vote and she becomes our next Commander In Chief and men and women in our armed forces get killed because of her decision-making or lack thereof.The blood this time will be on you, the voter.- TR BELL, Fort Walton... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Bible’s shortest verse appliesis navigating territory never trod before, still using the “traditional” compas
Bible’s shortest verse applies
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
is navigating territory never trod before, still using the “traditional” compasses of violence, greed and apathy that have unfailingly led us over cliffs. The bible’s shortest verse surely applies: “Jesus wept.”- WILLIAM WHITE, Fort Wal... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Police working 'viable leads' from Moriarty Street shooting FORT WALTON BEACH — A man shot Wednesday at 32 Moriarty Street was treated an
Police working 'viable leads' from Moriarty Street shooting
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH — A man shot Wednesday at 32 Moriarty Street was treated and released from Fort Walton Beach Medical Center the same day.Investigators have determined the shooting was not... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Okaloosa health department promotes safe swimming weekOkaloosa health department offers swimming safety tips Posted May. 26, 2016 at
Okaloosa health department promotes safe swimming week
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
Okaloosa health department offers swimming safety tips Posted May. 26, 2016 at 3:30 PM FORT WALTON BEACH — The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County is observing Healthy and Safe Swimming Week for the last week of May.Water-based physical... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Heroin dealer found guilty, faces up to 37 years in prison A Fort Walton Beach heroin distributor was found guilty on multiple drug char
Heroin dealer found guilty, faces up to 37 years in prison
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
A Fort Walton Beach heroin distributor was found guilty on multiple drug charges on Wednesday by the State Attorney’s Office.Corie Dewayne Copeland, 42, has been found guilty of trafficking... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plazabenefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds li
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plaza
Greenwich Time / Posted 5 days ago
benefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds live at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. According to the zoo, the penguin diet includes small fish, such as anchovies, sardines, squids and... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plazabenefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds li
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plaza
Darien News-Review / Posted 5 days ago
benefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds live at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. According to the zoo, the penguin diet includes small fish, such as anchovies, sardines, squids and... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plazabenefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds li
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plaza
Stamford Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
benefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds live at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. According to the zoo, the penguin diet includes small fish, such as anchovies, sardines, squids and... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plazabenefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds li
Beardsley Zoo opens Penguin Plaza
Connecticut Post / Posted 5 days ago
benefiting penguins through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The birds live at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. According to the zoo, the penguin diet includes small fish, such as anchovies, sardines, squids and... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man found guilty on drug chargesFORT WALTON BEACH —A heroin distributor was found guilty of multiple drug charg
Man found guilty on drug charges
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH —A heroin distributor was found guilty of multiple drug charges on Wednesday.Corie Dewayne Copeland, 42, of Fort Walton Beach, was convicted of trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana and possession... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
One injured in Fort Walton Beach shooting; police searching for suspects (VIDEO, PHOTOSUPDATE: ) Fort Walton Beach police are investigating a shooting that occurred
One injured in Fort Walton Beach shooting; police searching for suspects (VIDEO, PHOTOS
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
UPDATE: ) Fort Walton Beach police are investigating a shooting that occurred late Wednesday afternoon on Moriarty Street.PHOTOS: View photos from the sceneThe... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Community, loyal customers rally around Cakemasters (PHOTOS, VIDEO)father founded in 1971, several local businesses have stepped up to help her sa
Community, loyal customers rally around Cakemasters (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
father founded in 1971, several local businesses have stepped up to help her salvage decades of equipment and materials. FORT WALTON BEACH — Cakemasters Bakery owner Lisa Schomburg is a firm believer that angels walk among us.Two weeks after she... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Sylvania Heights bear rousted from tree with paintball gun (PHOTOS, VIDEO) A juvenile black bear who showed up in a Fort Walton Beach neighborhood Wedne
Sylvania Heights bear rousted from tree with paintball gun (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
A juvenile black bear who showed up in a Fort Walton Beach neighborhood Wednesday morning moved on without incident after being shot with a paintball gun. A juvenile black... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
One injured in shooting in Fort Walton Beach; police searching for suspects (VIDEO, PHOTOS) Fort Walton Beach police are investigating a shooting that occurred late in t
One injured in shooting in Fort Walton Beach; police searching for suspects (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Fort Walton Beach police are investigating a shooting that occurred late in the afternoon Wednesday on Moriarty Street.PHOTOS: View photos from the sceneThe... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Stolen purse leads to grand theft arrestJoseph Jimison’s Niceville Police Department arrest report. It contained a $60
Stolen purse leads to grand theft arrest
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Joseph Jimison’s Niceville Police Department arrest report. It contained a $60 wallet with $126 in cash, an iPad, a silver cross with a diamond, and BMW keys valued at $375.Jimison is a 32-year-old Fort Walton Beach man. Northwest Florida Daily... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
U.S. 98 wreck leaves mom, child in serious conditionleaves mom, child in serious condition WYNNHAVEN BEACH — A Navarre woman and h
U.S. 98 wreck leaves mom, child in serious condition
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
leaves mom, child in serious condition WYNNHAVEN BEACH — A Navarre woman and her 5-year-old child are both hospitalized at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center following an accident that involved multiple vehicles on U.S. Highway 98 on Tuesday.PHOTOS:... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Homeless man caught with drugsFORT WALTON BEACH — A man loitering under the gazebo at a local park was charge
Homeless man caught with drugs
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH — A man loitering under the gazebo at a local park was charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia after he tried to hide the items from police.Michael Lee Cox, a 31-year-old homeless man, was arrested May... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Fire department responding to 'suspicious package' FORT WALTON BEACH — Fort Walton Beach Fire Department is currently on scene c
Fire department responding to 'suspicious package'
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH — Fort Walton Beach Fire Department is currently on scene checking on the report of a "suspicious package" according to Fort Walton Beach Police Department.Mary Esther Fire... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A year of tragedy for area pedestriansseriously injured about 7 p.m. when they were hit by a truck as they attempted
A year of tragedy for area pedestrians
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
seriously injured about 7 p.m. when they were hit by a truck as they attempted to cross Racetrack Road near Gibson Road in Fort Walton Beach.Jan. 24, 2016Beatrice Lurk, 73, was hit by an SUV as she attempted to cross U.S. Highway 98 in front of St.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch, and it's for military members Wednesdayfrom 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Cold Creek BBQ in Niceville, Hickory River Smokehous
Yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch, and it's for military members Wednesday
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Cold Creek BBQ in Niceville, Hickory River Smokehouse in Mary Esther and Golden Corral in Fort Walton Beach will serve a free lunch in honor of Military Appreciation Month to anyone who is serving, or who has ever... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Crestview therapy dog calms unfriendly skiesscreaming toddlers and reduced onboard leg room add up to frequently stressed a
Crestview therapy dog calms unfriendly skies
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
screaming toddlers and reduced onboard leg room add up to frequently stressed air travelers.But for passengers at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, a four-legged friend from Crestview brings smiles to frowny faces and relief to frayed nerves.See... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Suspicious 'device' was a false alarm.alarm."Fire Marshal's determined the item in question to be a "benign package"
Suspicious 'device' was a false alarm.
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
alarm."Fire Marshal's determined the item in question to be a "benign package" and disposed of it. Previous coverage: FORT WALTON BEACH — Lovejoy Road was blocked for hours after police received a call of a “suspicious package” around noon... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Suspicious ‘device’ closes road for hoursFORT WALTON BEACH — Lovejoy Road was blocked for hours after police received a
Suspicious ‘device’ closes road for hours
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH — Lovejoy Road was blocked for hours after police received a call of a “suspicious package” around noon Monday.Capt. David Stone with Fort Walton Beach Fire Department said new owners of the building lo-cated at the corner of... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Inaugural flights continue for AllegiantMay 23--Allegiant Air's inaugural flight from Cincinnati to Destin-Fort Walton
Inaugural flights continue for Allegiant
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 7 days ago
May 23--Allegiant Air's inaugural flight from Cincinnati to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport on Friday was the first of a series of "first flights" from the airline's six destinations. On Thursday, inaugural flights from Oklahoma City and Fort... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Off-duty cop wows kids with dance skills (VIDEO)Fort Walton Beach Police Officer Dani Torres threw down a serious challenge Sat
Off-duty cop wows kids with dance skills (VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Fort Walton Beach Police Officer Dani Torres threw down a serious challenge Saturday at the Fort Walton Skating Center — a running man challenge.The 38-year-old officer decided to bust a move in the center of the rink much to the delight of the... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Floyd 'Mac' McCrackenat Eglin Air Force Base, he served as the administrator of the hospital and als
Floyd 'Mac' McCracken
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
at Eglin Air Force Base, he served as the administrator of the hospital and also owner-operator of McCracken Realty in Fort Walton Beach area. Floyd and his wife of 61 years, Mary, moved to Davidson County in 1992 to be closer to their... Read more
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