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Fort Walton Beach, Florida is located in Okaloosa County. Zip codes in Fort Walton Beach, FL include 32547, 32548, and 32549. The median home price in Fort Walton Beach is $159,900 which is roughly $94/per square foot. More Fort Walton Beach information.

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8 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

City may seek - professional help' on vagrancy issue

The idea of hiring a consultant to help the city deal with its vagrancy issue has gained traction among City Council members.

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8 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Man pulled from Sound identified, still critical

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office identified Robert David Walters as the man pulled from the Santa Rosa Sound Monday after attempting to cross the waterway on a dare.

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8 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

Students learn judicial process first-hand

For nearly two hours 17 students in the school's leadership class and 6 members of its National Honor Society held a mock trial under the guidance of Judge John Brown.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Storm flooding a headache for residents

Julia and Steven Ryan realized that Florida is rainy, but they never expected spring storms to flood their home twice in five days.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Clerk's records' office moving out of annex

As a date with the wrecking ball fast approaches for the Shalimar Courthouse-annex, its last inhabitants are pulling out.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Swimmer nearly dies crossing Sound on a dare

A man had to be pulled from the water Monday afternoon while attempting to swim across the Santa Rosa Sound on a dare.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Hookah Corner to reopen after truck slams through building

The Hookah Corner Bar and Grill in downtown Fort Walton Beach is expected to reopen later this week after repairs can be made to the front of the business.

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Sunshine State News

Crunch Time in the House for Gaetz-Edwards Medical Marijuana Bill

House Bill 843, often called "the Charlotte's Web bill," faces its most critical review yet Monday morning when it goes before Rep. Dennis Baxley's Judiciary Committee.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

EDC turns 25

"We had very little money," said Larry Scott, one of the founders of the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

A settlement unsettled four years after oil spill

A Niceville property manager had to give up the extras in her life the year "the whole summer got canceled."

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Man killed in rollover crash

A 27-year-old man was killed in a rollover crash on Yacht Club Drive Friday night, according to city police.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

A soaked Emerald Coast

The constant rain combined with nearby construction work and a lack of proper drainage had surrounded her home on Joyner Drive in Fort Walton Beach with water.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Dudes have their day at Silver Sands

Daryn Oliver had big plans for his prom at Silver Sands School on Friday night. What would he wear? A nice black suit and a white shirt.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Saturday is day of service for Mormons

On April 8 at the City Council meeting, Mayor Mike Anderson and the city of Fort Walton Beach issued a proclamation declaring April 19 a Day of Service.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Walton Sun

Locals gather for General Women's Conference

Twenty thousand women of all ages gathered in the Salt Lake City Conference Center for the historic first ever gathering of those eight and up to 80 plus for the General Women's Conference.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

New mural adds splash of color to historic FWB building

A burst of color 10 years in the making splashed onto First Street downtown Thursday morning.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Local job fair draws large crowd of hopefuls

Jobseekers and businesses and organizations with staff openings united Thursday for Panhandle Job Fair, now in its 21st year.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Officer found at fault in U.S. 98 accident

A Fort Walton Beach Police Department officer was found to be at fault for a 2 a.m. accident Thursday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Beal Parkway.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

A curious champion for Senate President Don Gaetz's public records bill

Senate President Don Gaetz made a public records bill one of his top priorities this session, only to see it stall in the Florida House.

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Toddler injured in pizza oven accident

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized after his fingers were caught in a pizza oven at Hungry Howie's on Eglin Parkway Wednesday afternoon, according to the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department.

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