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Northwest Florida Daily News
Road closures planned in Okaloosa and Walton countiesDrivers will encounter traffic delays this week along several state roads in Ok
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 8 hours ago
Drivers will encounter traffic delays this week along several state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Okaloosa County The following turn lane restrictions along U.S. 98 will take place from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. tonight as crews patch places in the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO seeking informationwith what appeared to be duct tape covering her mouth in an older model gray mi
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 11 hours ago
with what appeared to be duct tape covering her mouth in an older model gray minivan in the area of Thornhill Road. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is seeking information of a possible crime. OCSO received a call from an individual on... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Arrest made in Mary Esther home invasion robberyBeach, while two other suspects remain at-large. By Bob Heist | 315-4404 | @bo
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 hours ago
Beach, while two other suspects remain at-large. By Bob Heist | 315-4404 | @bobheistNWFDN | bheist@nwfdailynews.com Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed one arrest in the armed home invasion robbery that was committed late Friday... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Gaetz cautions against 'white-washing' historyand the substantive changes that need to be made. According to Gaetz, he first
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 17 hours ago
and the substantive changes that need to be made. According to Gaetz, he first got involved in politics when he and fellow Okaloosa County residents attended a city council to oppose tax spikes. Gaetz grew up in Okaloosa, graduating from Bluewater... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Take-all root rot common in local lawnsthe best control of this common lawn disease. Contact Larry Williams at 689-58
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 18 hours ago
the best control of this common lawn disease. Contact Larry Williams at 689-5850 or 689-5050; or e-mail lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us. He is the Extension horticulture agent with the Okaloosa County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Flori... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO investigating home invasion robberyin Mary Esther. A reported home invasion robbery late Friday night in Mary Est
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
in Mary Esther. A reported home invasion robbery late Friday night in Mary Esther is currently under investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. According to an OCSO news release, the incident occurred around midnight when three men... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
New 'national treasure' worth visiting in PhiladelphiaNot only could I not have voted for him but I could not have been elected to th
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
Not only could I not have voted for him but I could not have been elected to the office I am now privileged to hold in Okaloosa County. I would like to think that Abigail Adams would be pleased to see that women can vote and hold office. A... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
OCSO issues scam alert for grandparentsOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists t
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists targeting area seniors. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting a phone scam that's targeting grandparents. According to an OCSO post on its Facebook page,... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
OCSO issues scam alert for grandparentsOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists t
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted yesterday
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists targeting area seniors. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting a phone scam that's targeting grandparents. According to an OCSO post on its Facebook page,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO issues scam alert for grandparentsOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists t
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports of con artists targeting area seniors. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting a phone scam that's targeting grandparents. According to an OCSO post on its Facebook page,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A taxing issue: Will voters support enhancing education?Whether you support a proposed half-cent sales tax or oppose it, one thing is c
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
Whether you support a proposed half-cent sales tax or oppose it, one thing is certain: aging and faulty infrastructure of Okaloosa County schools in dire need of improvement. DESTIN — Building two wings on Destin Middle School to provide the city... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Crestview youth detention facility director arrestedJustice, has been arrested for crimes committed as an assistant administrator a
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Justice, has been arrested for crimes committed as an assistant administrator at a youth detention center in Polk County. Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies arrested Hart on Thursday on charges of child abuse, tampering with evidence and two... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Crestview Police: Baker man arrested in large pot bustmore than 10 years with the Police Department. Phillips faces multiple charges
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
more than 10 years with the Police Department. Phillips faces multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail and was being held without bond Saturday mo... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A taxing issueWhether you support a proposed half-cent sales tax or oppose it, one thing is c
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
Whether you support a proposed half-cent sales tax or oppose it, one thing is certain: aging and faulty infrastructure of Okaloosa County schools in dire need of improvement. DESTIN — Building two wings on Destin Middle School to provide the city... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Youth detention facility director arrestedJustice, has been arrested for crimes committed as an assistant administrator a
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
Justice, has been arrested for crimes committed as an assistant administrator at a youth detention center in Polk County. Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies arrested Hart on Thursday on charges of child abuse, tampering with evidence and two... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Youth detention facility director arrestedJustice, has been arrested for crimes committed as an assistant administrator a
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
Justice, has been arrested for crimes committed as an assistant administrator at a youth detention center in Polk County. Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies arrested Hart on Thursday on charges of child abuse, tampering with evidence and two... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman leaves child hungry, naked– A 19-year-old Destin woman was charged with child neglect after leaving her c
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
– A 19-year-old Destin woman was charged with child neglect after leaving her child unattended, naked and hungry. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report did not say how old the child was. The woman apparently took two bags of her... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Okaloosa County clubs and organizations calendarCRESTVIEW — Upcoming meetings for North Okaloosa County clubs and organizations
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
CRESTVIEW — Upcoming meetings for North Okaloosa County clubs and organizations, and those from surrounding areas, are as follows. UPCOMING CHOCTAWHATCHEE AUDUBON SOCIETY: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, in room 400 of the Student Services building, Northwest... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Crestview police bust takes 5 pounds of high-grade pot off streetsit was one of the largest marijuana seizures he's seen in his more than 10-year
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
it was one of the largest marijuana seizures he's seen in his more than 10-year career at Crestview PD. Phillips, who was remanded to the Okaloosa County Jail, faces charges including possession of a controlled substance with intent to distr... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
What's Happening in North Okaloosa CountyCRESTVIEW — Here’s a calendar of upcoming events in North Okaloosa County and s
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
CRESTVIEW — Here’s a calendar of upcoming events in North Okaloosa County and surrounding areas. AUTHORS MEET, GREET & EAT: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19, Café Bienville, 314 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. Northwest Florida writers will chat and sign books... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Crestview police seize $15,000 work of marijuanaof the largest marijuana seizures he's seen in his more than 10 years with the
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
of the largest marijuana seizures he's seen in his more than 10 years with the Police Department. Phillips faces multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was booked into the Okaloosa County J... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
3 former Polk youth academy staffers accused of multiple feloniescharges for: Jose Sanchez, 63, of Sebring, a former assistant administrator, i
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 2 days ago
charges for: Jose Sanchez, 63, of Sebring, a former assistant administrator, is facing charges for: Johnny Heart, 40, of Okaloosa County, a former assistant administrator, is facing charges for: The charges stem from ongoing incidents at the... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
G4S Arrests: Three former Department of Juvenile Justice employees arrested for multiple felonies2 counts Use of Public Record to Commit Felony (F-3) * 2 counts Willful Neglec
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 2 days ago
2 counts Use of Public Record to Commit Felony (F-3) * 2 counts Willful Neglect of JV Offender (F-3) Johnny Hart, 40, of Okaloosa County. Hart is a former Assistant Administrator of the G4S Highlands Youth Academy. He was arrested yesterday at... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Former youth academy staff members arrested for child abuse, neglectjuveniles while they were administrators. Norma Wynn, 56, of Sebring, Jose San
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 2 days ago
juveniles while they were administrators. Norma Wynn, 56, of Sebring, Jose Sanchez, 63, of Sebring and Johnny Hart, 40, of Okaloosa County face several charges including tampering with evidence and failing to report child abuse/neglect, according... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Should Northwest Florida go topless? (PHOTO GALLERY)to a 2014 article by the Northwest Florida Daily News, here are the rules about
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
to a 2014 article by the Northwest Florida Daily News, here are the rules about nudity on the Emerald Coast: OKALOOSA In Okaloosa County, there is no ordinance against public nudity. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office public information officer... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Plans taking shape for new bridgeaccess. Satter said property acquisition needed for right of way to build the
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
access. Satter said property acquisition needed for right of way to build the bridge won’t begin until at least 2020. Okaloosa County Administrator John Hofstad said he has only seen conceptual drawings indicating how construction of the new... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Total Eclipse: 2 school districts cancel outside activitiesSanta Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and makin
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Santa Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and making preparations for students to view it. Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson announced Monday in a press release that all outside activities... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Total Eclipse: 2 school districts cancel outside activitiesSanta Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and makin
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Santa Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and making preparations for students to view it. Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson announced Monday in a press release that all outside activities... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Inmate makes weapon out of tile, cuts victim's neckCRESTVIEW – An Okaloosa County Jail inmate was charged with aggravated battery
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
CRESTVIEW – An Okaloosa County Jail inmate was charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon after he cut another inmate’s neck with a bladed weapon. Numerous witnesses told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that they had seen the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Here's your knife back!house during an argument with her husband about finances was injured when he th
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
house during an argument with her husband about finances was injured when he threw a paring knife at her back. She told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputes that when her husband gets mad, it often leads to physical violence, which is why... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man touches woman's breast, belly, crotchBeach man was charged with battery after touching a woman’s breast, abdomen and
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Beach man was charged with battery after touching a woman’s breast, abdomen and crotch against her will. The victim told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that she’d smacked his hand hard after each touch, according to his arrest... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Plans taking shape for new bridgeaccess. Satter said property acquisition needed for right of way to build the
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
access. Satter said property acquisition needed for right of way to build the bridge won’t begin until at least 2020. Okaloosa County Administrator John Hofstad said he has only seen conceptual drawings indicating how construction of the new... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
OCSO: Potentially deadly fentanyl being sold on streetOkaloosa County Sheriff's Office is advising residents that the pressed pills h
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is advising residents that the pressed pills have a "chalky" texture and do not look like normal prescription pills. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a public alert in reference to what could be... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Don't forget your eclipse spectaclescoming Monday, some folks are still scrambling to find glasses to view the astr
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
coming Monday, some folks are still scrambling to find glasses to view the astronomical phenomenon. If you live near Okaloosa County and still need a pair, here are three places handing the glasses out free to the public. Crestview Public... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Free solar spectaclescoming Monday, some folks are still scrambling to find glasses to view the astr
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
coming Monday, some folks are still scrambling to find glasses to view the astronomical phenomenon. If you live near Okaloosa County and still need a pair, here are three places handing the glasses out free to the public. Crestview Public... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Total Eclipse: 2 school districts cancel outside activitiesSanta Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and makin
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Santa Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and making preparations for students to view it. Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson announced Monday in a press release that all outside activities... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Brothers brawl on pontoon boatDESTIN – Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to referee a fig
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
DESTIN – Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to referee a fight on a pontoon boat in the Destin East Pass on Aug. 2. The fight was between two brothers who live together, according to one of their arrest reports. The suspect was... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man pulls chair out from woman, admits it was 'childish'were captured on surveillance video of the establishment. The woman hurt her b
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
were captured on surveillance video of the establishment. The woman hurt her back in the incident, according to the man’s Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. On the tape, the man can be seen standing behind the victim’s head,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man pulls on door handles, doesn't know whyto get in vehicles that weren’t his. Most of the vehicles were parked, but at
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
to get in vehicles that weren’t his. Most of the vehicles were parked, but at least one was moving, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. He told deputies he’d been pulling on door handles but didn’t know why. He... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
School districts prepare for total eclipseSanta Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and makin
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Santa Rosa and Walton County school districts are creating guidelines and making preparations for students to view it. Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson announced Monday in a press release that all outside activities... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Gaetz condemns racism, cautions against 'white-washing' historyand the substantive changes that need to be made. According to Gaetz, he first
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
and the substantive changes that need to be made. According to Gaetz, he first got involved in politics when he and fellow Okaloosa County residents attended a city council to oppose tax spikes. Gaetz grew up in Okaloosa, graduating from Bluewater... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
'Donate responsibly'at those items any other way but trash," Schimmer said. "We're in the dark. ...
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
at those items any other way but trash," Schimmer said. "We're in the dark. ... We're an easy target." Instead of dumping, Okaloosa County residents can bring their hazardous waste to either of the county's two drop-off sites for free. The sites... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Lakeshore Drive closing cancelledbe heavy enough for the county to get an accurate measure of results of the upd
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
be heavy enough for the county to get an accurate measure of results of the updated traffic pattern." BLUEWATER BAY — The Okaloosa County Public Works Department has decided against closing Lakeshore Drive at White Point Road this Saturday as... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Deputy walks in on domestic violence incidentNICEVILLE – An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a possible
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
NICEVILLE – An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy responding to a possible domestic violence call arrived to see the suspect pinning his girlfriend down with a fist raised as if to punch her. The victim had her arms up in the air as if to... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Drunk driver lies on floor, refuses to move (except to kick)lay down on the floor, refusing to move. The 37-year-old Destin woman also fla
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
lay down on the floor, refusing to move. The 37-year-old Destin woman also flailed and kicked her legs, hitting one of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office employees. She was carried into a booking cell, but refused to provide a breath sample or... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Man with suspicious bulge, 'jumping' artery runs from deputyFORT WALTON BEACH – An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy who noticed a co
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
FORT WALTON BEACH – An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy who noticed a couple arguing as they walked down the road stopped to talk to them. The man appeared nervous and his carotid artery was jumping, the deputy noted. His hands were also... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Lakeshore Drive closing cancelledBLUEWATER BAY — The Okaloosa County Public Works Department has decided against
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
BLUEWATER BAY — The Okaloosa County Public Works Department has decided against closing Lakeshore Drive at White Point Road this Saturday as originally planned. Department head Jason Autry told Okaloosa County commissioners of the decision at their... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Operation Shady Lane ringleader on Wanted list| bheist@nwfdailynews.com The alleged ringleader of the Operation Shady Lane h
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
| bheist@nwfdailynews.com The alleged ringleader of the Operation Shady Lane heroin trafficking sting conducted in Okaloosa County has landed on the Wanted list for Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers. Announced Tuesday, a reward of up to $3,000... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Crestview couple, relative to tackle homelessness through nonprofitcnbrenee Editor’s Note: This continues our Celebrate Community series on nonpr
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
cnbrenee Editor’s Note: This continues our Celebrate Community series on nonprofit organizations that improve North Okaloosa County residents’ quality of life. CRESTVIEW — Crestview residents have launched a nonprofit, Bright Future... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Countdown on for new Florida driver's licenses in OkaloosaIn 13 days the new high-tech driver's licenses will be available in Okaloosa Co
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
In 13 days the new high-tech driver's licenses will be available in Okaloosa County. Santa Rosa and Walton dates announced in November. By Bob Heist | 315-4404 | @bobheistNWFDN | bheist@nwfdailynews.com Colorful high-tech driver’s licenses and... Read more
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