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2 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Suspect indicted in murder of Santa Rosa couple

Derrick Ray Thompson now officially faces three counts of first degree murder. A Santa Rosa County grand jury indicted Thompson Thursday for the killings of Steven and Debra Zackowski.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Bay County, FL, Death Penalty

4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Commissioners want Navarre pass decoupled from leaseholders issue

Santa Rosa County Commissioners don't believe the Navarre Beach leaseholders' right to own their property should be tied to reopening the Navarre pass.

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Related Topix: Navarre, FL, Escambia County, FL, Pensacola, FL, Destin, FL

9 hrs ago | Navarre Press

Request for Proposal | Legal #2645

Notice is hereby given that the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners is calling for and requesting proposals from qualified consultants to provide investment advisory services for its 457 plans.

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Related Topix: Milton, FL

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Eight takeaways from the primary election

State Rep. Matt Gaetz sees Trey Goodwin's victory over incumbent Don Amunds as a clear sign that Okaloosa County voters "want to move forward."

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

Northwest Florida Daily News

Four people detained in Gulf Breeze robbery

Meeting a woman on Craigslist may have led to an armed home invasion robbery for a Gulf Breeze man, according to authorities.

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Related Topix: Gulf Breeze, FL, Pensacola, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Santa Rosa School Board race headed to run-off

The race is not over for the District 3 seat on the Santa Rosa County School Board.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Live Blog: Local election results

Bob Cole, who has trailed all night to Jim Melvin, now leads 50.24 percent to 49.76 percent with 40 of 41 precincts reported.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, FL, Okaloosa County, FL, Destin, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Miller clinches Republican nomination for U.S. House

As expected, Congressman Jeff Miller trounced challenger John Krause in the Republican primary for the District 1 U.S. House seat.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pensacola, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

County needs more than $8 million for beach project

Santa Rosa County must commit to collecting more than $8 million before the state will approve a beach renourishment project planned to start in the next two years.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Bet while drinking turns deadly in Pace

A 20-year-old Pace man is in custody Tuesday morning, charged with negligent manslaughter in the Monday night accidental shooting of an individual who was at his house drinking.

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Related Topix: Pace, FL

Historic City News

Juvenile Justice boots Youth Services International

Historic City News has learned that the private company, Youth Services International, can no longer respond to a current invitation to negotiate the contract for the St. Johns Juvenile Correctional Facility Florida because the Department of Juvenile Justice has canceled a contract with the controversial operator of a 40-bed residential facility in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison

Mon Aug 25, 2014

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, Okaloosa County, FL, Walton County, FL, Baker, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Land proposal puts Navarre pass in jeopardy

Navarre Beach leaseholders may soon own their properties, but the price could be the end of any remaining hope of ever reopening the Navarre pass.

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Related Topix: Navarre, FL, Escambia County, FL, Pensacola, FL, Destin, 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: Okaloosa County, FL, Walton County, FL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Local trauma response team closes doors

A group that has been providing support for survivors of tragedy in Okaloosa County since 1995 will suspend services indefinitely as of Friday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Okaloosa County, FL

WALA

EMA officials urging caution during heat wave

According to the National Weather Service there is a potential for dangerous heat index values from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24. Most areas will see heat indices between 104 and 107 degrees each afternoon, with some locations reaching heat indices as high as 108-110.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Emerald Coast sees record tourism in June

Earlier this week, Visit Florida and Gov. Rick Scott were touting Florida tourism for being on pace for a record-breaking year.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Rick Scott, Walton County, FL, Okaloosa County, FL

Navarre Press

Notice to Creditors | Legal Notice #2643

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Nancy Jane Krueger, a/k/a Nancy J. Krueger, deceased, File Number 2014-CP-000239, is pending in the Circuit Court for Santa Rosa County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 472, Milton, Florida 32572.

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Related Topix: Milton, FL

Navarre Press

Notice of Foreclosure | Legal Notice #2641

HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi state chartered bank, now known as WHITNEY BANK, a Mississippi state chartered bank, CASE NO.: 14000285CA Plaintiff, vs. WALTER T. DANIELS, JR.; CYBERTECH COMPUTER SERVICES OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, INC.; and PARKWAY PLAZA OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Prosecutors Plan to Seek Death Penalty on Santa Rosa County Man

Prosecutors say they're going after the death penalty against a Santa Rosa County man accused of murdering a local businessman.

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Related Topix: Bay County, FL, Lynn Haven, FL

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