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  1. Okaloosa has a new second in commandRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County now has a second in command. Commissioners have named Kay Godwin the new deputy county administrator.

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  2. Man accused of repeated sexual molestationRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Investigators say he admitted to sexual contact that began when the victim was 8 years old, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. At one point, Lopez-Emeterio said the victim told an adult about it but he "denied it at the time," his ...

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  3. Tax cuts, greyhounds, marijuana to dominate local agenda at sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... news in Northwest Florida, where coastal counties and cities grapple to fund infrastructure needs. In Okaloosa County alone, officials have identified $50 million dollars in needed stormwater improvements. "Our needs outweigh our funding ...

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  4. Man Facing Sexual Battery On A Child ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WTVY Dothan

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Fort Walton Beach man on charges he sexually molested a child over a period of approximately six years.

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  5. Students unfazed by new examRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... of the Florida Standards Assessments. The login troubles at Choctaw were echoed at three other schools in Okaloosa County and a handful of other school districts. Tuesday, even as adults demanded change, students said they weren't unhappy with the ...

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  6. Driver pleads in wreck that killed Duke studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... when a man impaired by methamphetamines and the anxiety drug alprazolam crossed the Interstate 10 median in Okaloosa County and slammed into a van carrying her and six fellow students. The impact caused both vehicles to flip. DeNardis died, while ...

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  7. A Day in ... Fort Walton BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... and Sundays noon-4 p.m. Admission is $7 for kids, $9 for adults, and $8 for seniors with $1 discounts for Okaloosa County residents. - Goofy Golf: Play some miniature golf. Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids. This mini-golf spot is at 401 ...

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  8. Federal funds slated for Okaloosa flood recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County is slated to get a share of $5.9 million the United States Department of Agriculture has set aside to help stabilize areas eroded by flooding that took the region by surprise last year.

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  9. UPDATED: Okaloosa reports issues with FSARead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... of Education," said district spokesman Henry Kelley. A few opted to suspend testing for the day, but Okaloosa County's issues were quickly resolved everywhere but Crestview High School, Kelley said. By Monday afternoon, some of those students ...

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  10. Report: Escaped Baker Act patient climbs into ceiling at FWBMCRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... when a report came in that an escaped Baker Act patient wearing a medical gown had climbed into the ceiling, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michele Nicholson. Seven deputies remained on the scene at shortly after 6 p.m. as hospital ...

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  11. Newly named airport's growth outpacing competitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... flew in or out of the airport in January compared to January 2014. "I'm very encouraged," said Sunil Harman, Okaloosa County's airports director. "For us, it's an overall increase that is significantly greater because over that period of time since ...

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  12. Stories from the Street: Man tells deputies items in vehicle are his except 'anything illegal'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... DUI arrest, 54-year-old Pursley's vehicle was inventoried before being towed, according to arrest reports. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies found a small baggie of cocaine in the center console. Pursley told deputies "all the items in his vehicle ...

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  13. 2015 Home Show includes lawn and garden seminarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... If you plan to grow tomatoes this year, you may want to attend the How to Grow Tomatoes in Florida seminar. Okaloosa County Master Gardeners will have an educational booth to help answer gardening questions and provide lawn and landscape ...

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  14. DJJ funding, enterprise zones priorities for Associations of CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County's battle to be reimbursed for more than $3 million in overcharges from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has been going on for more than four years.

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  15. Building a better shoulder season: County officials, businesses work to attract new touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... time of the year - shoulder season, as it's called in hospitality circles - has been a two-edged sword for Okaloosa County. On one hand, locals get a break from the tourists. Beaches are quiet and empty. Traffic between Fort Walton Beach and Destin ...

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  16. Those we missed: History makers who didn't make the bookRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Since the publication of the centennial book "Okaloosa County Memories," we have asked members of the community who should have been included in the book.

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  17. Traffic stop leads to discovery of nearly one pound of weedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A traffic stop for a broken tag light led Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies to the discovery of around three-quarters of a pound of marijuana.

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  18. EDITORIAL: Session '15: A few ideas to watchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Finance and Tax Committee, ought to die. Some lawmakers think strip clubs are all about human trafficking. Okaloosa County businessman Tim Beal demolished that notion in a Feb. 22 guest column. Slapping a new tax on electronic cigarettes (another ...

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  19. Man accused of attacking woman while visitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... man is accused of attacking a woman who was letting him do his laundry and charge his phone at her home. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called on February 15 for the attack, according to the arrest report. The woman said she had allowed ...

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  20. Proposed machining program on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County School Board isn't quite ready to dip its toes into a new career-technical program built around machining.

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