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Northwest Florida Daily News
Walton, Santa Rosa jails to hold illegals for ICEare with local law enforcement, the better we can execute ICE’s public safety m
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 hours ago
are with local law enforcement, the better we can execute ICE’s public safety mission and protect our communities.” Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said in a telephone interview Monday the issue of holding criminal illegal aliens for... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
DeFuniak grand jury investigation completejury was convened to look into multiple complaints of fiscal mismanagement with
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 hours ago
jury was convened to look into multiple complaints of fiscal mismanagement within DeFuniak Springs city government. A Walton County grand jury has completed its investigation into the inner workings of the city of DeFuniak Springs and turned... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Walton, Santa Rosa jails to hold illegals for ICEare with local law enforcement, the better we can execute ICE’s public safety m
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 4 hours ago
are with local law enforcement, the better we can execute ICE’s public safety mission and protect our communities.” Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said in a telephone interview Monday the issue of holding criminal illegal aliens for... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Former Walton County Jail administrator charged with batteryDeFUNIAK SPRINGS — The man who until December 2016 ran the Walton County Jail s
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 13 hours ago
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — The man who until December 2016 ran the Walton County Jail spent some time on the inside earlier this month. Brian William Schultz, who Walton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Corey Dobridnia said was the major over jail... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
7 Okaloosa and Walton traffic changesthrough Thursday, Jan. 25 as crews perform asphalt and guardrail work. U.S. 98
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted yesterday
through Thursday, Jan. 25 as crews perform asphalt and guardrail work. U.S. 98 widening from Airport Road to the Okaloosa/Walton County line: Motorists can expect alternating east and westbound lane closures 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida Supreme Court rejects 10 Death Row appeals at same timeHarry Franklin Phillips in a Miami-Dade County case; Jason Demetrius Stephens i
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Harry Franklin Phillips in a Miami-Dade County case; Jason Demetrius Stephens in a Duval County case; Ernest D. Suggs in a Walton County case; and Frank A. Walls in an Okaloosa County case. The appeals were rooted in a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Florida Supreme Court rejects 10 Death Row appeals, including in Duval and Clayothers were Eric Scott Branch in Escambia County, Kayle Barrington Bates in Bay
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
others were Eric Scott Branch in Escambia County, Kayle Barrington Bates in Bay County, Daniel Jon Peterka in Okaloosa County, Harry Franklin Phillips in Miami-Dade County, Ernest D. Suggs in Walton County and Frank A. Walls in Okaloo... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Walton County Jail inmate injured in equipment fireDEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A Walton County inmate was severely burned Thursday while tr
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A Walton County inmate was severely burned Thursday while trying to start a piece of equipment. According to a press release from the Walton County Sheriff's Office, at around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, Jason Brase, 22, an inmate... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida Supreme Court rejects 10 Death Row appeals at same timeHarry Franklin Phillips in a Miami-Dade County case; Jason Demetrius Stephens i
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Harry Franklin Phillips in a Miami-Dade County case; Jason Demetrius Stephens in a Duval County case; Ernest D. Suggs in a Walton County case; and Frank A. Walls in an Okaloosa County case. The appeals were rooted in a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Ice cream truck vandalism is no treatwhoever stabbed his truck tires. Paul McCarty discovered the vandalism to his
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted yesterday
whoever stabbed his truck tires. Paul McCarty discovered the vandalism to his truck Tuesday night and reported it to the Walton County Sheriff's Office the next morning. He's been driving an ice cream truck in the area for 17 years and is known... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Ice cream truck vandalism is no treatwhoever stabbed his truck tires. Paul McCarty discovered the vandalism to his
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
whoever stabbed his truck tires. Paul McCarty discovered the vandalism to his truck Tuesday night and reported it to the Walton County Sheriff's office the next morning. He's been driving an ice cream truck in the area for 17 years and is known... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Law enforcement looks back on 2017 year in crimeRosa to Walton counties. Many of them, according to law enforcement leaders, st
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
Rosa to Walton counties. Many of them, according to law enforcement leaders, stemmed from the rising opioid epidemic. Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said everything from traffic accidents to car burglaries could be traced back in one... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Law enforcement looks back on 2017 year in crimeRosa to Walton counties. Many of them, according to law enforcement leaders, st
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Rosa to Walton counties. Many of them, according to law enforcement leaders, stemmed from the rising opioid epidemic. Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said everything from traffic accidents to car burglaries could be traced back in one... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Law enforcement looks back on 2017 year in crimeRosa to Walton counties. Many of them, according to law enforcement leaders, st
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Rosa to Walton counties. Many of them, according to law enforcement leaders, stemmed from the rising opioid epidemic. Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said everything from traffic accidents to car burglaries could be traced back in one... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Volusia sheriff's powers part of constitutional reviewwhether voters are fully aware of all the details when they approve a charter,
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
whether voters are fully aware of all the details when they approve a charter, particularly the rules governing a sheriff. Walton County Sheriff Mike Atkinson, president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, noted how much time has passed since... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Proposed development faces legal challengechallenge against the proposed Cypress Lakes development that has been approved
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
challenge against the proposed Cypress Lakes development that has been approved for the west end of County Highway 30A. Walton County Board of County Commissioners approved the development in December and the suit was filed in Circuit Court on... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
WALTON COUNTY SNOWBIRDS: Come join the funBy Dinah Keefe | Walton County Snowbirds Come join the fun by registering from
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
By Dinah Keefe | Walton County Snowbirds Come join the fun by registering from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Faith Assembly Hall at 306 S Geronimo St. in Miramar Beach. A membership fee of $10 per person buys you friendship, special offers... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Starved dog found near death in DeFuniak; owner chargednear death. The dog was missing most of its coat and every bone in its body wa
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
near death. The dog was missing most of its coat and every bone in its body was prominent, according to Jami Lynn Myers' Walton County Sheriff's Office arrest report. Its skin was flaking off and it had open lesions. The dog also had no shelter,... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Come on down!Florida Legislature passed a law in 2014 that gave local governments authority
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Florida Legislature passed a law in 2014 that gave local governments authority to moderately regulate vacation rentals. (Walton County doesn’t regulate rentals, and as a result, it only collects bed tax from owners who choose to report their... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Walton deputy saves boy from choking“Whatever you believe in; there was something at work here.” CHIPLEY — Sometim
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
“Whatever you believe in; there was something at work here.” CHIPLEY — Sometimes the pieces just fall into place. Walton County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy Thomas Corbett wasn’t planning to go to lunch Wednesday. But he and three... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Walton deputy saves boy from choking“Whatever you believe in; there was something at work here.” CHIPLEY — Sometim
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
“Whatever you believe in; there was something at work here.” CHIPLEY — Sometimes the pieces just fall into place. Walton County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy Thomas Corbett wasn’t planning to go to lunch Wednesday. But he and three... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Deputy saves boy's life in local restaurant“Whatever you believe in; there was something at work here.” CHIPLEY — Sometim
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
“Whatever you believe in; there was something at work here.” CHIPLEY — Sometimes the pieces just fall into place. Walton County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy Thomas Corbett wasn’t planning on going to lunch Wednesday. But, he and three... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Freezing cold, ice rock Northwest Floridaa low-speed accident and no injuries were reported, according to authorities.
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
a low-speed accident and no injuries were reported, according to authorities. No ice-related accidents were reported in Walton County. Brooks Bridge, the southbound lanes of the U.S. Highway 331 bridge, the Rocky Bayou bridge and Cinco bridge... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Freezing cold, ice rock Northwest Floridaa low-speed accident and no injuries were reported, according to authorities.
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
a low-speed accident and no injuries were reported, according to authorities. No ice-related accidents were reported in Walton County. Brooks Bridge, the southbound lanes of the U.S. Highway 331 bridge, the Rocky Bayou bridge and Cinco bridge... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Freezing cold, ice rock Northwest Floridaa low-speed accident and no injuries were reported, according to authorities.
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
a low-speed accident and no injuries were reported, according to authorities. No ice-related accidents were reported in Walton County. Brooks Bridge, the southbound lanes of the U.S. Highway 331 bridge, the Rocky Bayou bridge and Cinco bridge... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Destin moves to loosen Sunday alcohol salessaid the city’s current law on Sunday alcohol sales forces many local customers
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
said the city’s current law on Sunday alcohol sales forces many local customers to travel to Fort Walton Beach or Walton County, where they can purchase their beer, wine and liquor earlier in the day. In unincorporated Walton County,... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee water, wastewater on track to meet fast growthBut the Oconee County government also owns about 29 percent of the new Hard Lab
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 6 days ago
But the Oconee County government also owns about 29 percent of the new Hard Labor Creek Reservoir, now nearing full pool. Walton County owns the remainder of the reservoir. Walton County could need water from the reservoir within the next decade,... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Extreme ice conditions across Emerald Coastacross the three-county area BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE: 8:30 A.M. All lanes of tr
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
across the three-county area BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE: 8:30 A.M. All lanes of travel are now open on the U.S. 331 Bridge in Walton County. Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting these bridge closures/openings Garcon Point Bridge Navarre... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Extreme ice conditions across Emerald Coastacross the three-county area BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE: 8:30 A.M. All lanes of tr
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
across the three-county area BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE: 8:30 A.M. All lanes of travel are now open on the U.S. 331 Bridge in Walton County. Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office is reporting these bridge closures/openings Garcon Point Bridge Navarre... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Extreme ice conditions across Emerald Coastto close Brooks Bridge due to icing which has already created an accident that
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
to close Brooks Bridge due to icing which has already created an accident that closed the eastbound lanes to traffic. Walton County Sheriff’s Office reported before 7 a.m. that the southbound lanes of the U.S. 331 bridge were being closed due... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Wind chill advisory extended across Emerald Coastto close Brooks Bridge due to icing which has already created an accident that
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
to close Brooks Bridge due to icing which has already created an accident that closed the eastbound lanes to traffic. Walton County Sheriff's Office reported before 7 a.m. that the southbound lanes of the U.S. 331 bridge were being closed due... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
CAUTION: Extreme icing conditions across Emerald Coastaccident that closed the eastbound lanes to traffic. Check back at nwfdailynews
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
accident that closed the eastbound lanes to traffic. Check back at nwfdailynews.com for details when the bridge reopens. Walton County Sheriff's Office reported before 7 a.m. that the southbound lanes of the U.S. 331 bridge were being closed due... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
CAUTION: Extreme icing conditions across Emerald Coastaccident that closed the eastbound lanes to traffic. Check back at nwfdailynews
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
accident that closed the eastbound lanes to traffic. Check back at nwfdailynews.com for details when the bridge reopens. Walton County Sheriff's Office reported before 7 a.m. that the southbound lanes of the U.S. 331 bridge were being closed due... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
'I'm here, please help me:' Woman hides in bedroom after enraged husband beats herthe wife told him her husband was being physical with her and had threatened to
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
the wife told him her husband was being physical with her and had threatened to kill her, according to a report from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, the man answered the door and the deputies noticed injuries to the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Woman throws vacuum, 'other items' at husband during argumentviolence charges after throwing a vacuum at her husband during an argument. Ac
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
violence charges after throwing a vacuum at her husband during an argument. According to an arrest report from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 7 deputies made contact with a woman at her Miramar Beach home in reference to a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Winter weather closuresto the winter storm. We will update this list throughout the afternoon and nigh
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
to the winter storm. We will update this list throughout the afternoon and night: SCHOOLS Okaloosa County public schools Walton County public schools Santa Rosa County public schools Escambia County public schools Rocky Bayou Christian... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
UPDATES: Panhandle braces for deep freezeroads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon.
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
roads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon. They were expected to begin spraying in Walton county at 8 p.m. The solution is meant to keep roads and bridges from icing over. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
UPDATES: Panhandle braces for deep freezeroads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon.
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
roads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon. They were expected to begin spraying in Walton county at 8 p.m. The solution is meant to keep roads and bridges from icing over. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
UPDATES: Panhandle braces for deep freezeroads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon.
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
roads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon. They were expected to begin spraying in Walton county at 8 p.m. The solution is meant to keep roads and bridges from icing over. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
All area schools close in anticipation of winter stormroads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon.
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
roads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon. They were expected to begin spraying in Walton county at 8 p.m. The solution is meant to keep roads and bridges from icing over. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
All area schools close in anticipation of winter stormroads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon.
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
roads and bridges in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties throughout the afternoon. They were expected to begin spraying in Walton county at 8 p.m. The solution is meant to keep roads and bridges from icing over. Florida Highway Patrol spokesman... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
All area schools close in anticipation of winter stormoperations are cancelled at all college locations on Wednesday due to winter we
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
operations are cancelled at all college locations on Wednesday due to winter weather advisories. UPDATE 1:15 P.M. Walton County Superintendent Russell Hughes confirmed that Walton County schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
It's Official: NWS says wintry mix, snow expected to developuntil 9 a.m. Thursday. The Hard Freeze Warning will extend from Baldwin County
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
until 9 a.m. Thursday. The Hard Freeze Warning will extend from Baldwin County in Alabama across the Emerald Coast to Walton County. It also remains in play that the area will see a wintry mix from late in the afternoon Tuesday until 6 a.m.... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
Schools close in anticipation of approaching winter stormschools would be closed as well. Students were already texting about it and a s
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
schools would be closed as well. Students were already texting about it and a sourced confirmed it Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Walton County Superintendent Russell Hughes said he was working with local emergency management officials to make a... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Schools close in anticipation of approaching winter stormschools would be closed as well. Students were already texting about it and a s
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
schools would be closed as well. Students were already texting about it and a sourced confirmed it Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Walton County Superintendent Russell Hughes said he was working with local emergency management officials to make a... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
It's Official: NWS says wintry mix, snow expected to developuntil 9 a.m. Thursday. The Hard Freeze Warning will extend from Baldwin County
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
until 9 a.m. Thursday. The Hard Freeze Warning will extend from Baldwin County in Alabama across the Emerald Coast to Walton County. It also remains in play that the area will see a wintry mix from late in the afternoon Tuesday until 6 a.m.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Schools close in anticipation of approaching winter stormschools would be closed as well. Students were already texting about it and a s
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
schools would be closed as well. Students were already texting about it and a sourced confirmed it Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Walton County Superintendent Russell Hughes said he was working with local emergency management officials to make a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Destin rule on Sunday alcohol sales 'stupid'; council to reviewunincorporated Santa Rosa County, alcoholic beverages may be sold from 7 a.m. t
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
unincorporated Santa Rosa County, alcoholic beverages may be sold from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. every day and in unincorporated Walton County, they may be be sold from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day. Tuesday’s Destin City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
It's Official: NWS says wintry mix, snow expected to developuntil 9 a.m. Thursday. The Hard Freeze Warning will extend from Baldwin County
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
until 9 a.m. Thursday. The Hard Freeze Warning will extend from Baldwin County in Alabama across the Emerald Coast to Walton County. It also remains in play that the area will see a wintry mix from late in the afternoon Tuesday until 6 a.m.... Read more
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Crestview News Bulletin
FDOT prepares for Winter Storm IngaSanta Rosa and Okaloosa counties in preparation for Winter Storm Inga. Operatio
Crestview News Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties in preparation for Winter Storm Inga. Operations will continue at 8 p.m. beginning in Walton County and move east throughout the evening into Jackson County. Motorists may notice an increased number of FDOT... Read more
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