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  1. Emerald Coast sees record tourism in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... year. Okaloosa and Walton counties both also had their single largest month for bed tax collections in June. Okaloosa County brought in $2.9 million in bed taxes in June, a 3.9 percent increase from June 2013, while Walton County broke the $4 ...

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  2. From Destin to the White House?Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... It's all out there on his website, he says, for everyone to view. Terry Shoemaker, the Florida Fair Tax Okaloosa County Coordinator, has worked closely with Bowers, and he's convinced his presidential campaign isn't something to be laughed at. ...

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  3. OCSO gets report of suspicious man in CrestviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... The release said the sedan was possibly silver or tan. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or text ...

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  4. Man charged with sending threatening text messagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called on Aug. 13 for a report that Duane Merrill Allen had been stalking a woman, according to the arrest report.

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  5. Remote stretch of military-owned Panhandle beach is seen by few outside of training exercisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Winnipeg Free Press

    ... training is underway and they need to keep specific areas clear of non-military traffic. Kelly Windes, the Okaloosa County commissioner who represents the area, said the military and the county work together to keep an eye on the beaches, especially ...

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  6. Man allegedly flees deputies after traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 26-year-old man is charged with fleeing Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies on foot after a traffic stop.

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  7. Crestview Man Remains in Custody for Deviant Sexual BehaviorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    An Okaloosa County Jury has determined a Crestview man should be indefinitely confined in the state's Civil Commitment Center because he's a violent sexual offender. 1 comment

  8. County stays the course on backyard chicken banRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... will be able to keep the 13 chickens she's come to love. The Mary Esther woman was disappointed Tuesday when Okaloosa County Commissioners rejected a bid to allow backyard poultry in residential areas. "It's a shock to me that they just said no," ... 1 comment

  9. Fla. Panhandle military beach is little-known gemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | News Times

    ... training is underway and they need to keep specific areas clear of non-military traffic. Kelly Windes , the Okaloosa County commissioner who represents the area, said the military and the county work together to keep an eye on the beaches, ...

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  10. Okaloosa OKs miniature golf courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Barlow at 850-315-4438 or kbarlow@nwfdailynews.com. Follow her on Twitter @KariBnwfdn. FORT WALTON BEACH - Okaloosa County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the development of a 36-hole miniature golf course on Okaloosa Island. The board ...

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  11. Transfer of Military Gear to Local OfficialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... an interview. Walton County Sheriff's officials have a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicle. Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials have a Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck, or BEARCAT. Most departments generally ...

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  12. Man charged with threatening people walking in front of his houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... threatening three people with a gun after they walked in front of his residence. Michael Dewayne Howell told Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies that he believed the three were on his property, according to the arrest report. He said he told the ...

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  13. Man charged with molesting childRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Rafael Jacob Stoffel was arrested Aug. 14. According to his arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Stoffel called the state Department of Children and Families hotline to report that he had "fondled" the child in June in Destin.

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  14. Local candidates ready to unloose purse strings before primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... spend what remains of their campaign contributions to garner good will before next Tuesday's primary. Okaloosa County Commission District 4 opponents Trey Goodwin and incumbent Don Amunds appear poised to blitz any remaining undecided voters out ...

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  15. Family members' illness inspires students to take on icy challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Just two days into a new school year, students and teachers from across Okaloosa County dumped ice water over their heads.

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  16. Mysteries of the deep? High-tech 'submersible' salvagedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... his agency had responded to a call about a "partially submerged" floating "barge" on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office called it in, after a deputy on beach patrol spotted it about one mile east of Beasley Park, according to ...

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  17. Evaluation reveals gains in elementary scienceRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 19 | ESchool News

    A Department of Defense Education Activity Grant evaluation of elementary science programs that incorporate Pitsco Education Science Missions revealed significant gains in state testing by students in Grades 3-5 in Okaloosa County, FL.

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  18. Three charged with breaking into man's house over cell phone picturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... charged with breaking into a man's house to demand the man delete photos of the woman off his cell phone. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to the Hurlburt Road residence on Aug. 9 for a trespassing complaint, according to the arrest ...

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  19. Man thought property was contracted to be demolishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... after the resident had died told police he thought a relative had been contracted to demolish the property. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to the home on George Avenue in Crestview for a report that someone had forcibly entered the ...

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  20. Man arrested with weed after running from crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 22-year-old Navarre man was charged with trying to run from a vehicle crash with 15 grams of marijuana. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called for a crash on Scottsdale Drive on Aug. 6, according to the arrest report. When a deputy arrived, ...

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