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30 min ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Sharks take center stage along beaches

It appears Shark Week may be starting early with the recent sightings of hammerheads on Navarre Beach and Crab Island early this week.

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Related Topix: Navarre, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Intoxicated person complaint leads to arrest on warrant

A 50-year-old man was arrested on a warrant out of Santa Rosa County after someone called police with an intoxicated person complaint.

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Related Topix: Fort Walton Beach, FL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Woman runs afowl of county poultry ordinance

When Torrie Cox moved from Fort Walton Beach to Mary Esther with her 13 chickens two months ago, she talked to most of her new neighbors.

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Related Topix: Mary Esther, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Okaloosa County, FL, Navarre, FL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Businessman galvanizes efforts to get restrooms at park

The Navarre Park has just about everything - waterfront walking path, splash pad, picnic pavilions - except for a restroom that isn't portable.

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Related Topix: Navarre, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Pedestrian overpass planned for Navarre

Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Jim Melvin proposed a pedestrian overpass to the beach when he first took office in 2010.

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Related Topix: Navarre, FL

Navarre Press

Notice To Bidders Loader Forklift | Legal #2630

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida, will receive sealed bids for one Loader Forklift.

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Related Topix: Milton, FL

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Murder suspect likely to be tried twice

Even though he has confessed to killing Steven and Debra Zackowski in Milton as well as Allen Johnson in Panama City, Derrick Thompson will likely be tried twice on murder charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Milton, FL, Panama City, FL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Suspect in 3 homicides captured in Alabama

Derrick Ray Thompson, 41, was captured without incident in Troy, Ala., early Tuesday, according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Milton, FL, Bay County, FL, Pensacola, FL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Milton offers to help pay for courthouse, with one proviso

The city of Milton will provide funding to offset the cost of building a new judicial center in Santa Rosa County, as long as the new building is constructed in downtown Milton.

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Related Topix: Milton, FL

Pensacola News Journal

January 2014 competency hearing for William Ayd...

William Brandon Aydelott, 17, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing and bludgeoning of his mother, Sharon Aydelott, on Dec. 24, 2013.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Gulf Breeze, FL

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Person of interest sought in double homicide in Northwest Florida

Investigators have named a "person of interest" in a Sunday double homicide in the Northwest Florida community of Milton, according to a story in the Pensacola News Journal.

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Related Topix: Milton, FL, Pensacola, FL, Bay County, FL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Expert: Jobless numbers not what they seem

Just looking at Florida's new unemployment report released Friday it would appear that the nation has begun outpacing the state in job growth, but a local economist says that is not the case.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Bed tax collections signal possible record tourist season

Northwest Florida is on pace for another record-breaking tourist season. Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties each saw double digit increases in their bed tax collections for May. Ed Schroeder, Okaloosa County's tourist development director, said the county targeted its advertising this spring to make sure the summer season got off to a strong ... (more)

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Related Topix: Walton County, FL, Okaloosa County, FL

WJHG-TV Panama City

Satsuma Farmers Cautious of Citrus Greening

Citrus productivity has gone down over the past ten years... Mainly due to a deadly disease called citrus greening.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Entomology

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WALA

Recent murders put spotlight on domestic violence

The recent murders of two young women on the Gulf Coast is putting the spotlight on domestic violence.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

WJHG-TV Panama City

Man Convicted of Unlawful Sexual Activity with Minors

A man arrested last year was convicted this week by a Santa Rosa County jury of several charges, including lewd behavior and molestation, unlawful sexual activity with minors and tattooing a minor.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Dash for cash? A look at some of the high dollar races

Carolyn Ketchel, who in mid-June learned she no longer had competition in the District 2 Okaloosa County Commission race, believes her campaign bank account might have whispered something in Dave Parisot's ear.

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Related Topix: Okaloosa County, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Baker, FL, Crestview, FL

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

School board race illustrates the high cost of campaigning

In this particular race, for the District 1 seat Frakes has held for 16 years, the candidates have raised a total of $46,602.

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Related Topix: Walton County, FL

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Navarre Press

Johnson pre-files for 2016 race for sheriff

The officer Sheriff Wendell Hall hopes will replace him after his last term has pre-filed for that 2016 race.

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Related Topix: Navarre, FL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Pensacola News Journal

Hopeful immigrants: Risks outweigh dangers back...

Pat Hudson will present "Poetically Funny," the first of what he hopes will be a series of clean comedy and spoken word events, on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pensacola, FL

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