Okaloosa County Newswire

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  1. YMCA files for bankruptcy; list of creditors more than 20 pages longRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Hundreds of Okaloosa County YMCA members will have to wait and hope they'll get some portion of dues back from a now officially bankrupt organization.

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  2. New unemployment figures mask a deeper problem, experts sayRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... August rate of 4 percent. Only Monroe County in South Florida had a lower unemployment rate at 3.7 percent. Okaloosa County's unemployment rate went from 4.9 percent in August to 4.6 percent last month. It had the third lowest unemployment rate in ...

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  3. Election 2014: Okaloosa County School BoardRead the original story

    Sunday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Who can vote? All registered voters in Okaloosa County. What's next? The winner takes office Nov. 18. What is the salary? The 2014-15 salary for school board members is $34,928 Age : 65 Residence : Baker Profession : Retired educator Key experience : Spent 44 years in education as teacher, coach, counselor, administrator, curriculum coordinator and ... (more)

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  4. Woman charged after - violent' fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to the residence on Oct. 11 for a disturbance, according to the arrest report.

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  5. Woman charged with fight over leaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 28-year-old woman is accused of attacking a man who didn't want her to take a lease agreement. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called on Oct. 11 for a disturbance, according to the arrest report. The victim said he and Tiffany Marie ...

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  6. Election 2014: Santa Rosa County School BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... District? BOSTON : As an advocate of creating partnerships, I would work with Lynn Zanow and Beth Hanning of Okaloosa County, who were instrumental in creating the Okaloosa STEMM Center, in order to do the same in Santa Rosa County. I would work ...

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  7. Be careful fertilizing Florida lawns in fallRead the original story

    Sunday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Williams at 689-5850 or 689-5050; or e-mail lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us. He is the UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Okaloosa County. The time to fertilize our lawn grasses in Florida is during the growing season, not when the grasses are going to "sleep" ...

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  8. Woman accused of battery over text messageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called for a battery on Oct. 11, according to the arrest report.

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  9. LETTER: A community Y needs a community solutionRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Closing the YMCA impacts many Okaloosa County residents and is a strike against the quality of life in Fort Walton Beach.

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  10. Del Stone: It's raining - Now a Weather BulletinRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... CHANNEL 666'S LIVE STORM TRACKER HEADQUARTERS! CHANNEL 666'S DOPPLER RADAR IS TRACKING A THUNDERSTORM OVER OKALOOSA COUNTY IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA THAT COULD PRODUCE GUSTY WINDS, HEAVY RAINS AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES. ALL ACTIONS MUST BE TAKEN NOW ...

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  11. State unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | St. Augustine Record

    ... County had the state's lowest unemployment rate (3.9 percent), followed by Walton County (4.0 percent); Okaloosa County (4.9 percent); and St. Johns and Wakulla counties (5.3 percent each). Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate (13.1 ...

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  12. Woman arrested after witness calls in drunken driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... after a witness called in a drunken driver and followed the car until police arrived. A witness called Okaloosa County Sheriff's officers on Oct. 10 about an intoxicated driver, according to the arrest report. The witness said the driver was "unable ...

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  13. Kelly family weighs in on Destin Y controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... children of Mattie Kelly, says Destin's YMCA is being unfairly blamed for the demise of all three of Okaloosa County's Y branches. Kelly claims her mother, known by many as Destin's matriarch, left $1 million in her will to be used to get a YMCA in ...

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  14. Florida jobless mark down on eve of electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

    ... 3.9 percent in August. Walton County in Northwest Florida went from 3.9 percent to 3.8 percent, while nearby Okaloosa County dipped from 4.9 percent to 4.6 percent. Many of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively ...

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  15. YMCA closures delay middle school swim seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The upcoming season for middle school swimmers in Okaloosa County will be a little different than previous ones.

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  16. Plenty of questions remain as customers push for refunds and administrators search for solutionsRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The doors at Okaloosa County's YMCA's are locked up tight and the people inside aren't responding to those seeking admittance.

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  17. EDC celebrates 25 years with a focus on - the heart and soul of the American economy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    By all accounts, the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council had a banner year as it celebrated its 25 anniversary in 2014.

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  18. Counties get state defense grants to protect local basesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... our community more military-friendly and helping our military installations to be even better neighbors." Okaloosa County was awarded $200,000 to acquire land in the Shoal River area that is in the direct path of Duke Field's flight line. Another ...

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  19. Pistol competition builds rapport, tests skillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... a pistol shoot-off designed to build rapport between the two services. During the competition, held at the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office shooting range in Crestview, the soldiers from the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the officers ...

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  20. EDITORIAL: Net some mullet memoriesRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... 30 years. Under their leadership, the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival became the largest civilian event in Okaloosa County, with annual atten-dance in excess of 100,000." Of course, attendance figures didn't climb that high just because people were ...

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