Okaloosa County Newswire

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  1. Child Dies Near Shore In Ft. Walton BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... t off shore with family nearby. The U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office joined the search until they located the child's body, not far from where they were last seen.

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  2. Man sits on bucket, refuses to get upRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... on July 26, according to the arrest report. He was sitting on a bucket, and despite multiple orders from Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies, refused to stand up. A deputy was able to arrest him while he was sitting on the bucket, the report said. ...

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  3. Budget talks continueRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Funding for the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and widespread storm water repairs continue to dominate Okaloosa County's 2014-15 budget deliberations.

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  4. Woman runs afowl of county poultry ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... all it took was one phone call to the county for Cox to receive a correction notice last Friday from Okaloosa County Code Enforcement. The note said she had five days (not including the weekend) to remove her chickens or she would be cited for ...

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  5. County commission candidate forum slated for Aug. 7Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Want to learn more about the candidates running for the Okaloosa County Commission? The Destin Log and the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a candidate forum and invite the public to come out and hear what the aspiring commissioners have to say about the future of Destin and Okaloosa County.

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  6. Diver recovers body of missing 4-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... search for a 4-year-old boy who was last seen playing in the water at Garnier's Beach Park. Boats from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard are searching. Multiple citizen boats are also assisting. Capt. Bill Royal with the ...

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  7. Lawmen hope display will warn people of hot car dangersRead the original story

    Monday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Visitors to the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex Extension this week will be greeted with a strong reminder of the dangers of leaving animals and children in hot cars.

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  8. EDITORIAL: Breathing new life into old placesRead the original story

    Monday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... used as a school since the early 2000s but has been leased to different entities at different times. The Okaloosa County School Board recently gave the Rader Group, which oversees Okaloosa Academy Charter School, the go-ahead to bring students from ...

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  9. Louisiana man charged with attacked two teenage girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Deputies were called to the Seaspray Condominiums on U.S. Highway 98 about 12:30 a.m., according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. They found Kendrick Cordel Boxie, 35, in the dining room, restrained by two women. A 15-year-old girl told ...

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  10. Summer reads: Local libraries check out season's hot booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... by Jeff Kinney Want a digital alternative? If lugging around a physical book isn't for you, check out the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative's Digital Library. It offers free eBooks and audiobooks for a variety of portable devices with a ...

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  11. Lawn, landscape, garden diseases increase with wet weatherRead the original story

    Monday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... 689-5850 or 689-5050; or e-mail lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us. He is the Extension horticulture agent with the Okaloosa County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida. The frequent rains and high humidity of summer provide ideal ...

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  12. EDITORIAL: 'Nowhere but up' for OCT busesRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The big news about the Okaloosa County Transit system is not that OCT has won another reprieve.

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  13. Crestview Police Hope to Raise K-9 Unit FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 26 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... them about tracking suspects, fleeing suspects. This past Friday we had an incident that required the use of Okaloosa County's K-9 unit. That ultimately did locate a suspect. And response time would be so much lower if we had our own K-9 on hand," ...

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  14. Woman performs CPR on boy pulled from poolRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 26 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... La., was being watched by a relative after he had been told not to get in the pool, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. But he jumped in anyway because he wanted to swim with the other people. About 6:30 p.m., Maisie Patin of ...

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  15. Industry group opposes bed tax money for sheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Commissioners' growing support for using bed tax money to fund beach and marine patrols has rankled feathers in Tallahassee.

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  16. Event on island could snarl trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County School Board will hold a "Teachers Welcome" assembly from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

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  17. Okaloosa residents to see drop in school tax rateRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The proposed tax rate levied by Okaloosa County Schools is slightly lower than last year.

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  18. Search comes up empty for fast-food bridge jumperRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Island, climbed out of the water and took off running, according to Michele Nicholson, spokeswoman for the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. A number of agencies responded to the call, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Sheriff's Office, the ...

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  19. Florida Keys still rank among lowest in state in joblessnessRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Front www.keysnet.com

    ... the second month at 3.4 percent. Monroe County (the Keys) went from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent, followed by Okaloosa County at 4.6 percent, Sumter County at 4.8 percent and Wakulla County at 4.9 percent. On the other end of the spectrum, Southwest ...

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  20. Shooting victim treated, releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Heart Hospital on Wednesday morning after being shot in the neck. According to a media release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to investigate a shooting shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. They found Tyree Frost in the ...

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