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7 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Community Kudos: a fond farewell, a new beginning

A very nice woman whose name, at her request, I cannot share with you, came into the office the other day to ask that we offer up some community kudos to some folks she encountered at the Fort Walton Beach Home Depot.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man allegedly knocks woman's tooth out during fight

A 47-year-old Destin man is charged with knocking a woman's tooth out and destroying her guitar during a fight.

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Related Topix: Destin, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man accused of prowling with burglarious tools

A 19-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with prowling through a neighborhood with items deputies believe he intended to use as burglary tools.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Authorities release name of pilot, confirm neighbors' fears

Authorities have confirmed the identity of the Laurel Hill pilot who died in a plane crash Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Laurel Hill, FL, Air Accidents, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Northwest Florida Daily News

Humphrey, Harrell, Sumblin and Schaffer inducted into Hall of Fame

Four local women were inducted into the Okaloosa County Women's Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Northwest Florida State College on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Niceville, FL, Crestview, FL, US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Wright, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Voters OK tax breaks for new businesses

Okaloosa County's Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption, which offers a tax break to businesses looking to bring new jobs to the county, was renewed for another 10 years.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Heads Rolled': Goodwin unseats Amunds

Local attorney Trey Goodwin defeated incumbent Don Amunds and Henry Kelley on Tuesday in a hotly contested race for the District 4 seat on the Okaloosa County Commission.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL, Mary Esther, FL, Crestview, FL, Niceville, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Okaloosa School Board race was a nail-biter

When the dust finally settled in Tuesday evening's election, one Okaloosa County School Board member held her seat, another lost it and the third was headed for a November runoff with one of his challengers.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Live Blog: Daily News election coverage

Lamar White won a narrow victory over incumbent Cindy Frakes in the Okaloosa County School Board race.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa County, FL, Walton County, FL, Valparaiso, FL, Destin, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

District 3 voters stick with Broxson

Santa Rosa and north Okaloosa County voters stuck by state Rep. Doug Broxson on Tuesday, giving him a comfortable win.

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Related Topix: Gulf Breeze, FL, Laurel Hill, FL, Tallahassee, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Live Blog: Local election results

Polls here don't close until 20 more minutes. 6:10 p.m. - The Daily News calculates that so far today, voter turnout in Okaloosa County has been around 13 percent.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott, Lottery

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

They're squishy, squirty, and they may be back

In news that will likely dismay no one, the sea slug scourge of Okaloosa Island has, at least temporarily, come to an end.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Okaloosa school start times among earliest in nation

Local advocates of altering high school start times just got a national ally. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement this month recommending no middle or high school in the U.S. begin earlier than 8:30 a.m. to better align with the natural sleeping patterns of teenagers.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Santa Rosa County, FL, Walton County, FL, Baker, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man charged with filing false statement

A 35-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is accused of providing a false statement to police three days after filing a statement that he had been a victim.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL, Shalimar, FL

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Voters head to polls: Precints to stay open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters across Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties will head to the polls Tuesday to elect county, state and federal officials.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa County, FL, Walton County, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

OUT & ABOUT: Speaking of Business

Being a one-man department, there's only so much I can do to cover our local business community.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man accused of hiding marijuana near off-duty cop

An 18-year-old Cabot, Ark., man is accused of trying to hide a jar of marijuana in some bushes near an off-duty Fort Walton Beach police officer.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Man charged with holding gun during argument about infidelity

A 42-year-old Fort Walton Beach man is charged with pulling out a gun during an argument about whether he'd been unfaithful in a relationship.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

WTVY Dothan

Okaloosa Co. Deputies Responding to Plane Crash

First responders, including the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, EMS, and firefighters, have responded to a report of a downed small, single engine plane in North Okaloosa County.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Fla. Panhandle military beach is little-known gem

Alabama tourist Lance Du Bose has long enjoyed taking his family to a little-known spit of beach underneath a highway bridge on the Florida Panhandle, where there's sand, shade and shallow water and fewer visitors than the beaches in nearby Destin.

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Related Topix: Destin, FL, US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base

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