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Northwest Florida Daily News
Mullet Festival: Forty years of fish and funto an aerobatic show by Milton’s Mayor Byrd Mapoles, who owned his own plane, a
Mullet Festival: Forty years of fish and fun
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted an hour ago
to an aerobatic show by Milton’s Mayor Byrd Mapoles, who owned his own plane, and a daring feat of swimming by former Okaloosa County Commissioner Mike Mitchell, who crossed Choctawhatchee Bay from Piney Point in Destin to White Point. Some... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Milton man arrested in child sex stingInternet Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with thes
Milton man arrested in child sex sting
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with these agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; the State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Milton man arrested in internet sex stingInternet Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with thes
Milton man arrested in internet sex sting
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted yesterday
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with these agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; the State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Peanut butter drive, Fall 'Agventures' among Extension Office eventsoff unopened jars of peanut butter at these Crestview locations: the Okaloosa U
Peanut butter drive, Fall 'Agventures' among Extension Office events
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
off unopened jars of peanut butter at these Crestview locations: the Okaloosa UF/IFAS Extension office, 3098 Airport Road; Okaloosa County Farm Bureau, 921 James Lee Blvd. W.; or the USDA NRCS Service Center, 938 Ferdon Blvd. N. •Fall "Agventures"... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Presidential debate leaves Northwest Florida mostly disappointedproved she does not have health issues.” “I don’t know who won” Chris Garrett
Presidential debate leaves Northwest Florida mostly disappointed
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
proved she does not have health issues.” “I don’t know who won” Chris Garrett is the president of the Young Democrats of Okaloosa County. There were times in the debate that were appealing to him and times when he felt distressed, he... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Stabbing charges dropped; victim admits he lied On Sept. 20, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a stabbin
Stabbing charges dropped; victim admits he lied
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
On Sept. 20, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a stabbing incident at the Heather Glen Apartments, 1599 Hunt Club Street. Aaron Rodriguez, 19, was found to be the victim of a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO names new undersheriff Retired FBI agent Steve Harker was named the new undersheriff at the Okaloosa
OCSO names new undersheriff
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Retired FBI agent Steve Harker was named the new undersheriff at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, replacing former undersheriff Don Adams. According to a press release from OCSO, Harker joins the Sheriff's Office... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
County, cities finalize 2016-17 budgets As the current fiscal year ends and a new one begins Oct. 1, officials in Oka
County, cities finalize 2016-17 budgets
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
As the current fiscal year ends and a new one begins Oct. 1, officials in Okaloosa County, Fort Walton Beach and Destin have each finalized their respective 2016-17 budgets. Of the three, Destin was the only... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Stabbing charges dropped; victim admits he lied On Sept. 20, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a stabbin
Stabbing charges dropped; victim admits he lied
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
On Sept. 20, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a stabbing incident at 1599 Hunt Club Street (Heather Glen Apartments). Aaron Rodriguez, 19, was found to be the victim of a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Linda Kay Carroll: 32 years of questionsLinda would turn up on her doorstep. She passed away last year." The family ha
Linda Kay Carroll: 32 years of questions
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Linda would turn up on her doorstep. She passed away last year." The family had some closure earlier this week when the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office let them look inside Linda's cold case files. On Sunday, 32 years after she first... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
32 years of questionsLinda would turn up on her doorstep. She passed away last year." The family ha
32 years of questions
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Linda would turn up on her doorstep. She passed away last year." The family had some closure earlier this week when the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office let them look inside Linda's cold case files. On Sunday, 32 years after she first... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Partnership brings 3-D printing to local libraryto maintain a technologically skilled and competitive workforce, in conjunction
Partnership brings 3-D printing to local library
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
to maintain a technologically skilled and competitive workforce, in conjunction with the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and the Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network. “By offering 3-D printing services, the UWF... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Taste test: Which school district has the best cafeteria food?is becoming more nutritious with ever growing options, one factor remains const
Taste test: Which school district has the best cafeteria food?
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
is becoming more nutritious with ever growing options, one factor remains constant — it’s no Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Okaloosa County Schools In Okaloosa County Schools, food service is provided by the Nutrition Group. During lunch, students... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
4 traffic changes to expect in Okaloosa and Walton countieson the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform c
4 traffic changes to expect in Okaloosa and Walton counties
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County U.S. 98 Bridge Maintenance- Eastbound outside, the right lane will be closed across the East Pass Bridge... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Taste test: Which school district has the best cafeteria food? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)is becoming more nutritious with ever growing options, one factor remains const
Taste test: Which school district has the best cafeteria food? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
is becoming more nutritious with ever growing options, one factor remains constant — it’s no Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Okaloosa County Schools In Okaloosa County Schools, food service is provided by the Nutrition Group. During lunch, students... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Let God's plan workand God. It seems politicians, power, greed and money are determined to destroy
Let God's plan work
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
and God. It seems politicians, power, greed and money are determined to destroy these natural treasures. Therefore: Dear Okaloosa County Commissioners, Please re-read David Sherry’s guest column in the Daily News on Aug. 21. The best and only... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO investigating Destin bank robbery The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attempted robbery o
OCSO investigating Destin bank robbery
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the attempted robbery of Hancock Bank in Destin earlier this morning. The incident took place at 10:30 a.m. Police say a black male, approximately 5 feet,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Firefighters neededRight now the department has 25 volunteer firefighters, but only a small percen
Firefighters needed
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Right now the department has 25 volunteer firefighters, but only a small percentage are regularly active. With the closest Okaloosa County ambulance stationed in Fort Walton Beach, the Florosa firefighters often are first to respond to... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Butterflies coming throughbutterflies are here year-round,” said Larry Williams, horticulture agent at th
Butterflies coming through
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
butterflies are here year-round,” said Larry Williams, horticulture agent at the University of Florida extension office in Okaloosa County. “You'll see monarchs coming through late summer and fall. This time of year you’ll also start to see some of... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A slice of FWB - Staff's integral to community historythe hotel and garage/restaurant originally were built on land under the steward
A slice of FWB - Staff's integral to community history
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
the hotel and garage/restaurant originally were built on land under the stewardship of the Santa Rosa County government. Okaloosa County was founded in 1915 by combining portions of Santa Rosa and Walton counties. Fort Walton Beach would have... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A slice of Fort Walton Beach - Staff's integral to community historythe hotel and garage/restaurant originally were built on land under the steward
A slice of Fort Walton Beach - Staff's integral to community history
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
the hotel and garage/restaurant originally were built on land under the stewardship of the Santa Rosa County government. Okaloosa County was founded in 1915 by combining portions of Santa Rosa and Walton counties. Fort Walton Beach would have... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
UPDATE: Bob Sikes school bus stopped before crashoccurred; four were taken to a hospital for evaluation. "Bob Sikes Elementary
UPDATE: Bob Sikes school bus stopped before crash
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 14 days ago
occurred; four were taken to a hospital for evaluation. "Bob Sikes Elementary bus No. 0014 was involved in an accident," Okaloosa County School District spokesperson Henry Kelley said. "Four students were transported to the hospital with minor... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Meet the 2016 Bulldog Hall of Fame inducteesfrom Andersonville Seminary. Hughes was a teacher, coach and administrator at
Meet the 2016 Bulldog Hall of Fame inductees
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 14 days ago
from Andersonville Seminary. Hughes was a teacher, coach and administrator at Choctawhatchee High School, and became Okaloosa County’s first African-American head football coach at Richbourg Middle School. Hughes said he could have made more... Read more
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First Coast News
Police arrest 22, including Florida pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including Florida pastor, in child sex sting
First Coast News / Posted 15 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
UPDATED: Local men among 22 arrested in child sex sting (ARREST MUGS, DOCUMENT)custody when they arrived at a designated location to have sex with the minors.
UPDATED: Local men among 22 arrested in child sex sting (ARREST MUGS, DOCUMENT)
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
custody when they arrived at a designated location to have sex with the minors. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office were among the agencies who worked on the investigation. Previous coverage A former local... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
UPDATED: Local men among 22 arrested in child sex sting (ARREST MUGS, DOCUMENT)custody when they arrived at a designated location to have sex with the minors.
UPDATED: Local men among 22 arrested in child sex sting (ARREST MUGS, DOCUMENT)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
custody when they arrived at a designated location to have sex with the minors. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office were among the agencies who worked on the investigation. Previous coverage A former local... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Operation Undertow: Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Operation Undertow: Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
The Arizona Republic / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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York Daily Record
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
York Daily Record / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
Detroit Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Daily Journal
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
Daily Journal / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Daily Record
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex stingCrimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following
Police arrest 22, including pastor, in child sex sting
Daily Record / Posted 16 days ago
Crimes Against Children Task Force, worked the investigation with the following agencies: Escambia County, Walton County, Okaloosa County and Brevard County sheriff’s offices; State Attorney’s Office; Florida Department of Law Enforcement;... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
‘Mr. Thief’ behind bars: Destin man suspect in dozens of home burglariesfrom inside the home appears to show Mitchell committing the crime, the press r
‘Mr. Thief’ behind bars: Destin man suspect in dozens of home burglaries
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
from inside the home appears to show Mitchell committing the crime, the press release said. A tip was called in by an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy. An additional tip was also submitted to Crime Stoppers identifying Mitchell in the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa grapples with future of tourism developmentTourism development in Okaloosa County once again is at a crossroads. On one h
Okaloosa grapples with future of tourism development
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
Tourism development in Okaloosa County once again is at a crossroads. On one hand, the county is on track to have another record year, bringing in enough visitors to bank roughly $9.3 million in bed tax revenue. The area remains the second most... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
‘If 9/11 hadn’t happened ... ’ Makensie Griffin sometimes feels cheated that her father was killed in IraqCRESTVIEW — It would be difficult to find a 15-year-old in Okaloosa County whos
‘If 9/11 hadn’t happened ... ’ Makensie Griffin sometimes feels cheated that her father was killed in Iraq
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
CRESTVIEW — It would be difficult to find a 15-year-old in Okaloosa County whose life has been more affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks than Makensie Griffin. The soft-spoken high school sophomore was just 7 months old when her family arrived at... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Okaloosa now tied for most Zika cases in Northwest Floridain Okaloosa and one in Orange. CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fig
Okaloosa now tied for most Zika cases in Northwest Florida
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
in Okaloosa and one in Orange. CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fight Zika The case locally is the third for Okaloosa County, pushing its total to three and matching Bay County for the most confirmed cases of Zika in Northwest... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa now tied for most Zika cases in Northwest Floridain Okaloosa and one in Orange. CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fig
Okaloosa now tied for most Zika cases in Northwest Florida
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
in Okaloosa and one in Orange. CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fight Zika The case locally is the third for Okaloosa County, pushing its total to three and matching Bay County for the most confirmed cases of Zika in Northwest... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Okaloosa now tied for most Zika cases in Northwest Floridain Okaloosa and one in Orange. CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fig
Okaloosa now tied for most Zika cases in Northwest Florida
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 21 days ago
in Okaloosa and one in Orange. CDC Director: 'Essentially out of money' to fight Zika The case locally is the third for Okaloosa County, pushing its total to three and matching Bay County for the most confirmed cases of Zika in Northwest... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Wife of veteran fights for husband's releasehusband, whom she describes as "very, very ill" with post-traumatic stress diso
Wife of veteran fights for husband's release
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 21 days ago
husband, whom she describes as "very, very ill" with post-traumatic stress disorder and bi-polar disorder. According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office report, Wanless and his father, David, had argued over the whereabouts of a gun Aaron owned.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
"We love our Trump" - Thousands pack the Bay Center for rally - Fort Walton Beach, FLrally wasn’t missing from this one either. “I’d say there’s more,” opined even
"We love our Trump" - Thousands pack the Bay Center for rally - Fort Walton Beach, FL
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
rally wasn’t missing from this one either. “I’d say there’s more,” opined event attendee Mark Franks, the chairman of the Okaloosa County Republican Club. “As I talk to folks, they’re more focused now. The primary’s over, now they’re focused on... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man says diabetes the reason for room full of...said the officers noticed syringes and caps inside the room, and one of the ind
Florida man says diabetes the reason for room full of...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 23 days ago
said the officers noticed syringes and caps inside the room, and one of the individuals told them it was for diabetes. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office A Pringles can with a hidden compartment containing suspected methamphetamine was found in... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Ex-Senate president Don Gaetz among finalists to lead University of West Floridathat became a $500 million enterprise. He has academic experience as the forme
Ex-Senate president Don Gaetz among finalists to lead University of West Florida
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 23 days ago
that became a $500 million enterprise. He has academic experience as the former superintendent of schools in nearby Okaloosa County and as a former member of the county�s school board. Gaetz�s strength is his political background, including... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Gaetz among four finalists to become next UWF presidentcompany that became a $500 million enterprise. He has academic experience as th
Gaetz among four finalists to become next UWF president
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
company that became a $500 million enterprise. He has academic experience as the former superintendent of schools in nearby Okaloosa County and as a former member of the county's school board. Gaetz's strength is his political background, including... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Pedestrian killed on Beal Parkwaya seatbelt, was not injured. His truck sustained about $1,500 in damage. Ocean
Pedestrian killed on Beal Parkway
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
a seatbelt, was not injured. His truck sustained about $1,500 in damage. Ocean City–Wright Fire Control District and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident. Deputies assisted with traffic control for about three hours,... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
'I can't be silent any longer' - Wife of veteran fights for husband's releaseerratic behavior caused Angela to ask him to leave the home they shared with th
'I can't be silent any longer' - Wife of veteran fights for husband's release
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 24 days ago
erratic behavior caused Angela to ask him to leave the home they shared with their two young sons. According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office report, Wanless and his father, David, had argued over the whereabouts of a gun Aaron owned.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa loses legislative influence in TallahasseeOkaloosa County is no longer the center of state legislative influence in North
Okaloosa loses legislative influence in Tallahassee
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
Okaloosa County is no longer the center of state legislative influence in Northwest Florida. When the Legislature convenes in March of 2017, state Rep. Mel Ponder of Destin will, unless he’s beaten by a write-in, be the only county resident among... Read more
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Key West Citizen
County budget hearings begin todayto the county. The rate is the lowest proposed rate in the state, according to
County budget hearings begin today
Key West Citizen / Posted 25 days ago
to the county. The rate is the lowest proposed rate in the state, according to County Administrator Roman Gastesi. Okaloosa County regularly has the lowest rate in the state, but this year that county’s rate is higher than Monroe, Gastesi... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
South Walton’s major issue: taxation without representation!dedicated advocates tell us that this new city would lie south of the Choctawha
South Walton’s major issue: taxation without representation!
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
dedicated advocates tell us that this new city would lie south of the Choctawhatchee Bay, positioned between the Okaloosa County line and Bay County line — an area that currently contains about 24,000 people, or about 38 percent of the... Read more
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