Okaloosa County Newswire

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  1. Lock and load: New facility coming to Fort Walton BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... in our area that is even comparable," Campbell said. The closest indoor firing range is near Gulf Breeze. Okaloosa County has at least one public outdoor shooting range in Baker. The other is located behind the gates of Hurlburt Field. The company ...

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  2. Bridge collision report raises more questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... $6 million to study building a new bridge, and perhaps two, between Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. Okaloosa County is attempting to collect $37,843 from T&D Towing for the costs of repairing its water lines and FDOT also plans to seek ...

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  3. Choctaw High may forgo the 'royalty' at promRead the original story

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... and other years they didn't have any crowns at all. This year, Choctaw will be the only major high school in Okaloosa County not to crown a king and queen. Fort Walton Beach has done it every year for at least the last two decades. Gates said she ...

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  4. EBT system launched for WIC families in Okaloosa CountyRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County has announced the Women, Infants and Children program has transitioned to an electronic benefits transfer, or EBT system.

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  5. Plan to create massive reef structures moves forwardRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 5 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... is near perfect as reef material, he said, ideal for creating the nooks and crannies smaller fish hide in. Okaloosa County has also got the money its going to need to construct the reefs, Henson said. Florida Fish and Wildlife have provided an ...

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  6. Teen teaches business lessons to childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    "Brave cost me 500 dozen eggs," said Bolen of the horse he purchased by selling cartons of his Natural Eggs to customers from Walton to Okaloosa county.

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  7. Gardens may be affected by coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... cold spell, according to horticulture experts from local University of Florida IFAS Extension Offices. Okaloosa County Extension Director Larry Williams has noticed a number of people who already started growing their warm season vegetable gardens ...

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  8. School board moves to fire vet tech instructorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 14 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Choice High School and Technical Center. Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson recommended Monday night that the Okaloosa County School Board fire Jennifer Arne following a district investigation, which stated Arne knowingly kept the illegal reptile on ...

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  9. Looming storms stir up the Gulf, but don't keep beachgoers awayRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 13 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... shore that can quickly send a person out to sea. About eight lifeguards were on duty, said Rich Huffnagle, Okaloosa County's beach safety chief. Their goal is to make contact with every single beachgoer to let them know what the conditions are and ...

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  10. DUI stop results in drug equipment bust, other chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... deputies found aluminum foil containing what appeared to be burned marijuana in his pocket. According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report, 32-year-old William Brent Rogers of Charleston, S.C., was stopped on Santa Rosa Boulevard ...

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  11. Cashier admits pilfering from the registerRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... officers and store video surveillance stealing cash from his registers over a period of five weeks. An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report indicated he took $881 and that upon questioning he admitted taking the money. He was charged with ...

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  12. Spring fever or lawn headacheRead the original story

    Friday Apr 4 | 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. With the cold, wet weather that has persisted this winter, I predict a ...

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  13. Man whacks other man over the head with beer bottleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... over the head with a beer bottle and proceeded to beat him up during a fracas at Nightown, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report. The cause of the argument wasn't listed in the report. The victim suffered a black eye and a ...

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  14. Lawmen say woman bowed up at convention centerRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Jessica Leigh Craig of Athens, Ala., after Craig allegedly stole three hair bows. The owner told an Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy one of her employees saw Craig straightening and arranging bows on a table, then slip a purple bow into a plastic ...

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  15. Report: Angry because he can't renew car tags, man vows to blow up tax collector's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... when he couldn't renew his car tags and threatened to blow up the Santa Rosa County Tax Collector's Office. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies went to the Okaloosa County Tax Collector's office in Destin to deal with a disturbance. When they ...

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  16. Three arrested after meth lab foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 12 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    - Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies stumbled onto a spent methamphetamine cook Friday afternoon after responding to a reported domestic dispute at a home on Fairview Drive. Deputies responded to the home in Wright after someone called 911 and said ... 1 comment

  17. Bike Safety: Tips and FAQsRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 12 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Bike Safety: Tips and FAQs

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  18. Motorcyclists flock to competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... orange cones with ease before coming to a halt on a sharp turn. Emerald Coast Blue Knights Fl XXV and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office hosted the event, which will donate its profits to the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center, said Fred ...

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  19. 'My mom, she's, uh, she's pulling guns out on me and she's hitting me'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 10 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... man: "Yeah, she's pulling her gun out on me. She's pointing and threatening me with it." According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report, "This call to 9-1-1 resulted in law enforcement responding emergency response with lights and ...

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  20. UPDATED: Fuel truck rollover leads to evacuations, gridlockRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... the driver negotiated a left turn from the southbound lane. Crestview police and fire coordinated with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Okaloosa Emergency Management, North Okaloosa Fire Department, Ocean City Wright Fire Department HAZMAT, ...

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