Okaloosa County Newswire

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  1. Leaves of three, leave it be good rule of thumbRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 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. You have probably heard "leaves of three, leave it be" since ...

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  2. Man hospitalized after accidental shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... shot himself, authorities say. The shooting was reported just before 10 a.m. Fort Walton Beach police, Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies, EMS and firefighters from Mary Esther and Ocean City-Wright responded to the home on Roserita Place. MARY ...

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  3. Equestrian Center takes on animal care, educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... It is one of three stables in the area, housing horses for owners for convenient access in the south end of Okaloosa County. The Equestrian Center is not only a stable, it is a lesson academy where students can immerse themselves into horse culture ...

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  4. New county building taking shapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... has been one of the most efficient builds I have ever seen," said Jason Autrey, public works director for Okaloosa County. "It has been an exceptionally accelerated project." The $12 million building, which features a ground-level wing and a ...

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  5. Personnel board may help decide fate of former deputiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A judge has ordered the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office to breathe life back into a personnel review board it killed in 2011.

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  6. Man accused of kidnapping autistic child faces molestation chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... times between 2009 and 2013, before the kidnapping in March 2014. Karl Menz, 52, is currently in custody in Okaloosa County on charges related to the kidnapping. That case is currently scheduled for trial on July 13. Menz is now also charged with ...

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  7. Man accused of punching woman, taking cell phoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... a female acquaintance and taking her cell phone while she was waiting for a relative to pick her up. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to the home on May 11 after 7:30 a.m., according to the arrest report. The victim said 38-year-old ...

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  8. IMPACT 100 to host grant workshopRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Walton Sun

    IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida will hold a workshop for Okaloosa and Walton County nonprofit organizations interested in learning about and applying for a 2015 grant from 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 9 in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Although attendance is not required, potential grant applicants are encouraged to attend.

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  9. Subway Safe Alleged Burglars ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 52 year old Barry Banfield and 43 year-old Laura Price were arrested Thursday night. Investigators say the pair smashed the glass door of the Subway on Mary Esther Boulevard.

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  10. Man pleads guilty to child molestationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Malave made headlines in October 2014 after being caught in Anchorage, Alaska, as a fugitive from justice on Okaloosa County warrants. Authorities said then that Malave had fled to Alaska after becoming aware of the warrant for his arrest. He was ...

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  11. Woman accused of having cocaine in braRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... report. She allegedly admitted to having marijuana in her purse after the man with her was questioned by Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies. A probable cause search yielded copper coated steel wool in her purse and a gram of crack cocaine in her ...

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  12. Driver and passenger injured in I-10 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 53-year-old Bonnie Hawthorne was traveling west on I-10 just west of the Okaloosa County line about 12:03 a.m. when she lost traction and began to fishtail as she approached other vehicles from behind.

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  13. Grant helps FWB manufacturer relocate, expandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... environment in Florida," Penn said. "We are pleased that the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and the community are committed to nurturing the manufacturing industry, and are delighted that our ongoing success is bringing more ...

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  14. Two local schools recognized for inspiring studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... write-up focused on how it had to establish an identity after becoming the second high school in southern Okaloosa County. It specifically noted the school was left off the U.S. News & World Report ranking last year. "The best teachers are the ones ...

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  15. Woman, 55, tracks down burglars; demands property backRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | WALA

    ... over her cell phone but denied taking her credit cards. Johnson then ran off while the victim contacted the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. After arriving, deputies say the woman told them she had just seen the pair. When officials conducted a ...

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  16. Two accused of burglary after confrontation with victimRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... cell phone, change and credit cards missing from her Pinedale Way home, according to a media release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The 55-year-old woman remembered two suspicious men in the neighborhood earlier and drove around the ...

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  17. Woman accused of drunken driving after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Road 20 and Redwood Avenue for the crash at around 10 p.m. on May 8, according to the arrest report. An Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy who was first on scene reported that the woman smelled strongly of alcohol and was slurring her speech. After ...

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  18. Woman accused of using scissors during attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A 28-year-old woman is charged with using scissors to stab another woman in the arm after an argument. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to the Fort Walton Beach home around 4:30 a.m. on May 10, according to the arrest report. Monchel ...

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  19. Homeless film, initiative met with supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... someone you love." Sarah Yelverton, executive director of the Continuum of Care and Opportunity Inc., joined Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles and mayors from Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Cinco Bayou and Destin for a "symbolic signing" ...

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  20. Lionfish tournament rescheduled due to inclement weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Inclement weather forced the cancellation of an Okaloosa County lionfish roundup Saturday, but event sponsors are hopeful this weekend will be better for divers and worse for their prey.

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