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TALLAHASSEE _ A bill that could increase the speed limit on some Florida roads got a favorable review from a state House subcommittee this week.
The artwork of selected students from four Okaloosa County high schools and three middle schools was recognized Thursday during the Van Porter Art Show at the Arts & Design Society of Fort Walton Beach.
Okaloosa County students will soon have new equipment for a favored activity. The Okaloosa County School Board has entered into an agreement with the Florida Department of Education to bring 34 new, traveling bicycles to its students.
ShayCore Enterprises of Jacksonville was among three North Florida businesses honored by the state Thursday for creating jobs.
Last week's fatal fire at a home on Gardner Drive is still under investigation. Firefighters were called to the one-story, white brick home Feb. 27, where they found 89-year-old Waltraud "Wally" Guerra unconscious in her living room.
The City Council will vote Tuesday to fill its Seat 4 vacancy. The seat was vacated by Trey Goodwin, who announced in November that he was stepping down to move outside the city limits and run for Okaloosa County Commission District 2. The city's charter states that only a sitting council member can nominate a resident to fill a seat.
Cost is $15 per hand. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Last bike out 11 a.m.; last bike in 2 p.m. FORT WALTON BEACH - Paws on the Throttle, a motorcycle poker run to benefit the Panhandle Welfare Society, will be held March 16. Cost is $15 per hand.
A Fort Walton Beach man with a drug habit is accused of taking two pills from another person's prescription.
With just one "no" vote, a Florida House panel signed off on a measure Wednesday that would legalize a strain of non-euphoric marijuana used to treat children wracked by potentially deadly seizures.
A new group has formed with the goal of establishing a permanent homeless shelter in Okaloosa County.
The shallot is closely related to the onion but like garlic comes in clusters with a head comprised of multiple cloves.
A man was arrested on Friday for stealing a bottle of rum and pushing a store owner away after being confronted, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
Southern hospitality is exuding from Fort Walton Beach area residents following the recent vandalism of Michles & Booth's patriotic mural, according to the law firm.