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  1. Tripping to the topRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 1 | Walton Sun

    It's no secret that Northwest Florida tourism has been growing every year, and with that growth travel and vacation rental companies nationwide are taking note. This week, popular vacation rental booking website Tripping.com named Destin the No.

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  2. Gaetz amendment would enhance spending for Gulf Test RangeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Walton Sun

    U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has won an early battle to secure funding for the nation's military test ranges, including the Gulf Test Range that extends off the coast of Northwest Florida. The final House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act, completed Thursday, included a $41.9 million increase for the military test ranges, a news release from Gaetz's office said.

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  3. There's a private island 100 miles east of Destin with no roads, no...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Just a couple of miles off the coast of Port St. Joe, a 7-acre private island with no roads, one restaurant and 26 private bungalows awaits anyone looking for a quiet Floridian getaway. Black's Island, which is situated in the middle of St. Joseph Bay, has mostly been a well-kept secret for decades.

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  4. There's a private island 100 miles east of Destin with no roads, no stores and 26 private bungalowsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Just a couple of miles off the coast of Port St. Joe, a 7-acre private island with no roads, one restaurant and 26 private bungalows awaits anyone looking for more quiet Floridian getaway. Black's Island, which is situated in the middle of St. Joseph Bay, has mostly been a well-kept secret for decades.

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  5. Best cities for singles? Not oursRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | Walton Sun

    The Crestview/Fort Walton Beach/Destin metro area ranked 159th on a list of best places to be single in the United States. And based on the zumper.com study's key indicators, the area squeaked by with a D. Panama City and its surrounding area also scored a D, coming in at 158th.

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  6. Santa Rosa Beach woman wants to protect undeveloped acreageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Crossing a wooden footbridge a few feet above a slow-moving creek, Teri Tolbert spots the slim storm-uprooted tree fallen across it. She bends down, and with a little effort tosses it aside, looking satisfied as it splashes into the dark water.

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  7. School Scoops: Construction Junction this SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | Walton Sun

    For a fun, family oriented weekend activity, the Fort Walton Beach Police Department hosts Construction Junction Kids Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds on Lewis Turner Boulevard. The free event provides close-up interaction with big equipment in a safe environment, and the Home Depot Kids Crew Hands-On Building Kits provide an added feature to the day.

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  8. FHP searching for hit-and-run driver in serious Walton County collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Walton Sun

    The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a driver involved in a serious hit-and-run crash early Tuesday morning. According to news release from the FHP, at around 2 a.m. Tuesday the driver of a Toyota Scion XB was driving on Highway 98 eastbound when the driver attempted to make a left turn across the westbound lanes.

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  9. Two Walton projects make 'Budget Turkey' listRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | Walton Sun

    INLET BEACH - Two major Walton County road projects that got a combined $4 million in state funding have landed on the Florida TaxWatch Institute's latest "Budget Turkey" list. Each year, the TaxWatch Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization, prepares a list of projects that got state money, or attempted to get state money, outside of established channels or from inappropriate sources.

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  10. UWF president talks about her goals for the schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Walton Sun

    University of West Florida President Martha Saunders is planning the school's next 50 years following its golden jubilee.  Saunders sat down with the Northwest Florida Daily News recently to discuss her first year as president and what, exactly, is planned for the future of the university, which is based in Pensacola but has a campus in Fort Walton Beach. Q: How did you come to serve as the University of West Florida's president? A: You may not know that I got my professional start at the University of West Florida.

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  11. 32 AMRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Walton Sun

    A man who engaged a 15-year-old for nude photos through a popular smartphone app is now behind bars for traveling to meet a minor for sex. According to a press release from the Walton County Sheriff's Office, on March 16, deputies learned following a tip of a parent that a 15-year-old Walton County girl had been sending nude photos to a 27-year-old man out of Fort Walton Beach in exchange for Amazon gift cards.

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  12. Theft victim gets to have her day in court with 'Mr. Thief'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Walton Sun

    It's been more than two years since Rozz Friedman came home to discover her precious heirlooms had been stolen. When the burglar is sentenced April 9, Friedman will get a the chance to speak to the man she refers to as "Mr. Thief."

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  13. NW Fla. makes big mark among 'most conservative cities'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Nothing points out just how conservative, spelled Republican, this region is than a somewhat casually compiled study of the 10 most conservative cities in Florida. Never one to shy from stirring whatever pot he finds himself in front of, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz made a statement in the run up to his 2016 election to Congress that might have been much remarked upon were it spoken almost anywhere else.

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  14. Cows scatter on I-10 after semi overturnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Interstate 10 reopened late Friday morning after emergency crews wrapped up their efforts to round up dozens of cows that escaped from an overturned semitrailer Thursday night. The driver of the semi, 65-year-old Mark Lindsey of Dade City, was taken by helicopter to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in critical condition following the 11:15 p.m. wreck, according to a media release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

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  15. School Scoops: Rocky Bayou edges Collegiate in tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Rocky Bayou Christian Academy's academic team - undefeated during the regular season - took on Collegiate High School - which suffered one regular-season loss - in the Okaloosa Schools/Cox Communications Academic Tournament. Rocky Bayou Capt.

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  16. Victims critical in Crestview late-night shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2018 | Walton Sun

    The victims were identified as 35-year-old Ron Borner and 25-year-old Kreskin Robinson, both of the Fort Walton Beach area. Borner and Robinson were in critical condition Saturday in a local hospital, according to Crestview Police Department spokesman Brian Hughes.

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  17. Warm weather draws critters back to shorelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Northwest Florida beaches are beginning to come alive once again as spring breakers, lifeguards and marine life migrate back to the shoreline.  Fort Walton Beach and Destin will begin posting lifeguards this weekend, while South Walton and Navarre lifeguards have already begun manning their posts. Beach flags, which identify the conditions of the Gulf of Mexico, will also all fly again by Saturday.

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  18. 7 men busted in Walton child sex stingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | Walton Sun

    A sex sting orchestrated by the Walton County Sheriff's Office last week resulted in the arrests of at least seven men for trying to have sex with underage boys and girls. The men arrested were James Nicholas Gibson, 27, of Pensacola; Trenton Patrick Hooks, 32, of Milton; Chad Dreyton Dugas, 18, of Fort Walton Beach; Keith Christopher Meade, 30, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Timothy Keith Lewis, 20, of Milton; Thomas Wayne Bannin, 36, of Fort Walton Beach; and Charles Martin Spence, 33, of Valparaiso.

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  19. Two children among four injured in Walton County hit-and-runRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2018 | Walton Sun

    A 5-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy were among four people injured after a hit-and-run car accident in Walton County on Saturday evening. According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2008 Ford F-150 truck was traveling east on Cypress Avenue, approaching Girl Scout Road, when the driver attempted to make a left turn.

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  20. School Scoops: School District receives $1.25M grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2018 | Walton Sun

    The Department of Defense Education Activity awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant to the Okaloosa County School District science and math departments, which will share the funds to support secondary science and math curriculum. The grant allows Meigs to add technology in the classrooms, support STEM summer camp, provide professional development for teachers and pilot an online tutoring program.

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