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  1. Destin Receives $500,000 Grant from State for Storm Water ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    City leaders say they have tried to fix the problems in the past, but have never had the proper resources. "We were asked by both Senator Gaetz and Representative Gaetz about any particular storm water needs we had in the City of Destin," said Greg Kisela, City Manager.

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  2. Local Leader Discusses building a Destin High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Opening a high school in Destin has become a topic of discussion once again, but not by Okaloosa County School Board members, rather a city leader. Destin Councilwoman Prebble Ramswell has expressed to the community that either a traditional high school or charter school in Destin is needed.

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  3. Leatherback Sea Turtle Released back into the WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    A team from Gulfarium's Sea Turtle C.A.R.E program have been working the past few days to help a leatherback sea turtle get better. On Thursday, the 5-foot beached leatherback was found in the Rocky Bayou area in Niceville.

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  4. Okaloosa Commissioners Deny Developers Open Container ProposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    A Destin developers' proposed plan for an open container policy at two establishments in Okaloosa County was shot down Tuesday by commissioners. Developer Peter Bos proposed a policy change to allow alcoholic beverages at Destin Commons, the Legendary Marine, and a linear park.

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  5. Destin Walmart Shoplifter ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has charged a Niceville man with stealing more than $3,200 in merchandise from a Destin Walmart. According to deputies, they spotted 30-year-old Michael Hagan putting items in a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying for them.

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  6. Destin City Officials are Taking Steps To Protect Family Image During Spring BreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Spring break 2015 in Panama City Beach made national headlines and left the city with a bad reputation, that's why county and city officials have already passed several ordinances aimed at cracking down on next year's spring break. Now, one of our neighboring cities is looking at taking some precautions of its own to make sure the party doesn't move onto its beaches.

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  7. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Officials Search for Missing ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and other local agencies are searching for a male who went underwater Sunday afternoon in the Crab Island area, and never resurfaced.

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  8. Wine Connoisseurs Attend South Walton Beaches Wine and Food FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Wine connoisseurs from across the country are in South Walton to sample some of the best wine you can find, and it's all for a good cause. "The local support is incredible," said John Russell, president of the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.

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  9. The Department of Agriculture is Reporting Dozens of Skimmers at Gas PumpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Department of Agriculture is reporting dozens of skimmers at pumps across the state. Skimmers are fake card readers used to illegally obtain credit and debit card information.

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  10. Walton County Commissioners Deny Hampton Inn ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    After months of discussion, and countless meetings, Walton County Commissioners voted not to move forward with the Hampton Inn project Monday night. After many hours of talking about the project, commissioners agreed the project was not the right fit for 30A and South Walton.

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  11. Deputies Charge Man with DUI After Hit and Run Causes $10,000 in DamagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Santa Rosa County man in connection with a weekend hit and run accident. Sheriff's deputies say Christopher Allen Garner, 35, of Pace drove recklessly out of a parking lot off of Highway 98 in Destin around 7:20 p.m. Saturday night. 3 comments

  12. Nearly a Dozen Military Troops Feared Dead in Helicopter CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Military officials say a helicopter carrying the troops crashed late Tuesday night in heavy fog. They say seven marines and four army crew "We had two aircraft participating in a training mission last night," Eglin Air Force Base Public Information Officer Mike Spaits said.

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  13. Walton Co. Agencies and Business Owners Prepare for Spring BreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The beaches are quiet and peaceful now across South Walton. But in a month, these beaches will be packed with people, and Walton County Sheriff's officials are ready for the crowds.

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  14. Woman Allegedly Stabs BoyfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Okaloosa Sheriff's Office says Heather Hudson, 31, and her boyfriend Richard Sansom, 31, got into an argument and Hudson cut him. Deputies found Sansom in the parking lot of the apartment complex the couple lived in with cuts and stab wounds to his arm, chest, left side of his neck, and left hand.

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  15. Business Owners and Local Leaders Discuss Crab IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Crab Island is a submerged sand bar just north of the Destin Bridge currently owned by the State of Florida. While it's always been a popular spot, Destin City Leaders say they're concerned about a few aspects of the island, and think change may be needed.

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  16. FWB Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Position Officially ListedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    That's how incoming Fort Walton Beach high school principal John Spolski described the ground made Friday in finding the school its next athletic director and head football coach. The job was officially listed Friday after Spolski decided last month not to renew the contract of Mike Owens, who spent the last 15 years leading FWB's athletic department and the football team, guiding his Vikings to four district titles and 10 playoff appearances on the gridiron.

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  17. City of Destin Officials Looking to Regulate Crab IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    It is quiet and peaceful now, but in a few short months, Crab Island in Destin will be filled with locals and visitors soaking up that Emerald Coast sun. Crab Island is a submerged sand bar just north of the Destin bridge.

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  18. Authorities Identify Cause of Fatal December 2013 Plane CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The National Transportation Safety Board says a fatal plane crash near Sandy Creek Airpark in December 2013 was probably caused by the plane running out of fuel. Retired Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Larry Eli Caison, 52, from Shalimar, was flying from Palm Beach County to Destin to be with his family for Christmas, when his single engine plane crashed.

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  19. Officials Looking to Re-Brand Northwest FL. Regional AirportRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    "They conducted a search for several hundred people, and not just people from this area that are familiar with the airport but those who visit the area and may not be familiar with our airport," said Mike Stenson, Deputy Director of Airports. According to a study paid for by Airport Department officials, the results of the research revealed the current name is perceived as "vague," "generic" and is generally confusing.

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