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  1. Laurel Hill family embraces special orphan they adopted 53 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 14 | Walton Sun

    John Corson sat in the living room of his mother's home on the Walton/Okaloosa county line on a chilly March day, clutching his bear, named Thief, on his lap. “He named it that because his cousin used to run around and try to steal it from him,” laughed his younger sister, Jolie Williams.

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  2. School Scoops: Niceville HS rules in roboticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | Walton Sun

    The Niceville High School robotics team competed at the FIRST Rocket Center Regional in Huntsville, Alabama, early in March, when the team competed with and against 43 other high school teams. Coach Ben Shuman said the NHS team ranked first after its first qualifying match, and it went undefeated until the end of the first day of qualifiers.

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  3. Boat crash sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 21 | Walton Sun

    A Freeport man has been found guilty of boating under the influence after he crashed his boat through a dock in Niceville last March, injuring himself and a woman on board and causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , on March 11, 2017, Edison Scott McKenzie, who was 49 at the time, was operating his 23-foot center console boat in Choctawhatchee Bay when he struck a dock.

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  4. Eglin warns: You may hear a loud BOOM on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | Walton Sun

    EGLIN AFB - The 96th Civil Engineer Group's explosive ordnance disposal flight is scheduled to perform a routine munitions demolition on Range C-62 on Monday morning, according to a news release issued Friday.  Residents in the areas of Mossy Head, Niceville and DeFuniak Springs may hear a large detonation during this time.

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  5. Warm, dry weather follows weekend of thunderstormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Da'Vel Johnson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said some areas along the coast - including Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Navarre - will have to put up with scattered showers Tuesday and Wednesday before a near-perfect forecast for Thursday. "Areas farther north, like Niceville, might not see any rain," Johnson said.

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  6. School Scoops: Kenwood Es earns honorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2018 | Walton Sun

    Kenwood Elementary School has been identified as an Exceeding Expectations school by the East Coast Technical Assistance Center, which awarded the recognition to this Title I Okaloosa school. ECTAC is a network of 46 school districts in Florida that provide assistance to member districts in the development and implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act Title I program.

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  7. Man killed in Friday's crash identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | Walton Sun

    The pedestrian killed during Friday's night's crash on U.S. 331 has been identified as 43-year-old Brandon Robert Cordova of Niceville. The crash occurred around 8:40 p.m. on Dec. 29 after 60-year-old Alabama resident Robert Thomas was traveling south in a BMW on the outside lane of U.S. 331 and struck Cordova who was walking in the outside southbound lane.

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  8. Boss of the 'Dogs does it his wayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Somewhere on the coaching spectrum, located right between scary intense and unapproachable, is Tim Hatten's Friday night scowl and steely gaze. It's not so much that the veteran coach demands perfection.

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  9. Family, authorities follow up new leads in missing man caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | Walton Sun

    A search party for missing Niceville man Jacob Lyon turned up empty Wednesday, but after more than two years of searching for their missing son, new leads are giving Jacob's parents hope he will be found. Jacob was 19 years old when he was last seen in October 2015.

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  10. School Scoops: Florosa Elementary donates to foundationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Earlier this month, Florosa Elementary School donated $95 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarships to surviving children of fallen special op forces members. The foundation also offers counseling and immediate financial grants.

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  11. Don Gaetz supporting measure to ban greyhound racingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Gaetz and state Sen. Tom Lee, both members of the Constitutional Revision Committee, are listed as co-introducers of a measure "to prohibit wagering on greyhound or other dog races." Niceville resident and former state Senate President Don Gaetz has signed on in support of a measure to amend the Florida Constitution to do away with greyhound racing.

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  12. Halloween events for Monday and TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Halloween Kids Family Night: Get in costume and take your family to Chik-fil-A in Destin or Niceville. At the Niceville location, 1348 E. John Sims Parkway, children in costume will receive a free four-piece kid's meal from 4-8 p.m. At the Destin location, 1063 Highway 98 E., children will receive a free four-piece kid's meal with the purchase of an adult meal from 3-10 p.m. Kids in costume will receive a free IceDream cone.

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  13. PHOTOS: Uncommon butterfly showing up in good numbers along Emerald Coast Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2017 | Walton Sun

    The Daily News received this information and photos from local butterfly expert Mary Ann Friedman of Niceville, who wanted to share some good news about a butterfly uncommon to these parts, the zebra hellicon: "In most years we get a few strays late in the year. Last year there were a few more than usual.

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  14. School Scoops: Paxton students honored for 'Schoolyard Stomp'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2017 | Walton Sun

    The elementary students of Paxton School earned recognition for participating in the Physical Education Department's “Schoolyard Stomp.” Each student received an apple toe token. Kiwanis advisor for K-Kids Jean Pulley saw 26 students participate in the first meeting of the school year held at Edge Elementary School.

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  15. CHROMA Gallery opens on 30ARead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Artist Kathleen Broaderick's work has been getting a lot of notice lately, from being juried in to the Foster Gallery exhibits three times in the past year to now opening her own gallery -- CHROMA. Broaderick described her gallery as small, but she said it packs a punch and it's filled with her original artwork.

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  16. Irma sparks seashell searchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Strong northern winds by Irma created an unusually low tide, which allowed beachgoers to search for shells and treasures along shoreline normally covered by water. "We're under low tide and have good stiff offshore wind," said Rich Huffnagle, beach safety division chief for Okaloosa County.

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  17. Returning to Leonard Destin's homesteadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | Walton Sun

    In last month's History Mystery we discovered that the current property containing 3.4 acres where The Trust for Public Land will build the Captain Leonard Destin Park is only a small part of the 19.74 acres that was once the original home site of Leonard and Martha Destin before it was divided among the male children. Our History Mystery this month will look a little deeper into the property used by the founding father at what was called Moreno Point Military Reservation.

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  18. Countdown on for new Florida driver's licenses in Okaloosa Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Colorful high-tech driver's licenses and state identification cards, designed for added security and to cut down on fake IDs, will start rolling out across Florida this month. But unless it's time to update a card because of an expiration date or a name or address change, there's no need to rush out for a new ID.

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  19. Another plan for a Destin high schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Representatives from the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Okaloosa County School District announced a plan Friday they hope will lead to a Destin high school. The two organizations have proposed a half-cent sales tax to benefit the school district and help fund the new high school.

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  20. Ponder supports plan for Destin to get a high school Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2017 | Walton Sun

    Representatives from the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Okaloosa County School District announced a plan Friday they hope will lead to a Destin high school. The two organizations have proposed a half-cent sales tax to benefit the school district and help fund the new high school.

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