Okaloosa County Newswire

Okaloosa County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Okaloosa County, FL.

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  1. Crestview Confederate flag coming downRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The descendants of Bill Lundy may have come up with a proposal to allow the dignified removal of the Confederate Flag from near the Okaloosa County Courthouse.

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  2. The highs and lows of July 4th weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... of the holiday weekend. Stop-and-roll traffic Traffic over the weekend was heavy, especially in southern Okaloosa County. From early Friday to Sunday evening, congestion on U.S. Highway 98 was a common sight in Destin. A handful of crashes further ...

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  3. Bill Campbell's Blog: Court-ordered restitution hasn't always workedRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... even when the court order said restitution. Which brings us to David Selby. He was the attorney for the Okaloosa County School Board until 1990. That's when it was discovered he'd absconded with $21 bucks short of $200,000 from county coffers. He ...

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  4. Deputies mediate dispute over property rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office were called to the beach Saturday night after a group of Holiday Isle residents occupying the beach allegedly blocked an Emerald Grande ferry boat from dropping off passengers, according to Michele Nicholson, public information officer for OSCO.

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  5. State funding for schools serving military children gets a boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... by the state and federal government, he said. Santa Rosa County got almost $1.2 million through the grant. Okaloosa County received $2.4 million to help offset the costs of having nearly half of its land owned by the government. "I thank our entire ...

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  6. Stories from the Street:Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... 18 are charged with burglary and three of the five with arson, after a fire at a private pool on June 27. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called at 6:52 a.m. to a locked and gated pool on June 27, according to arrest reports. The pool has a ...

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  7. OUT & ABOUT: Share a Coke this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Coke cans with Dusty printed on them, so this might be my only shot. --- The largest hiring event in North Okaloosa County is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 at the Crestview Community Center, 1446 Commerce Drive. The North Okaloosa Veterans ...

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  8. Crestview Woman Dies in Car Crash in Okaloosa CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    A Crestview woman is dead after a car crash Saturday night on Interstate 10, near mile marker 44 in Okaloosa County. According to Florida Highway Patrol officials, around 5 p.m. Saturday, two cars were traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when the first car, being driven by 29-year-old Levi Jernigan, was towing a large box trailer loaded with an inflatable jump house.

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  9. Re-establish old, declining lawn; attend plant clinicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... fix at best. A plant clinic will be held July 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The plant clinic is designed to provide a place and time for people to bring in samples of ...

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  10. Beaches, roads packed on the FourthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 4 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... Eglin Parkway near Second Avenue in Fort Walton Beach about 12:15 p.m. took out a power pole. At 12:56, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office sent out a notification that southbound Eglin was down to a single lane from Second Avenue to Joe and ...

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  11. Police called for dispute over 100 year old treeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office originally got the call around 3:30 p.m. as a 911 hang up, according to the call log.

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  12. Fourth of July Celebration in DeFuniak SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    Saturday will be the 26th year the DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association has put on their annual Fourth of July celebration around the lake yard. DBPA volunteers have spent months hiring bands, scheduling activities and of course planning the firework show.

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  13. District seeks an earful from parents of Okaloosa studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Every year, parents in Okaloosa County are asked to share their perspective on the performance of their children's schools.

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  14. Boeing takes over Edwin Watts facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... mean some good job growth for us." Nathan Sparks, executive director of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, toured the facility and described Boeing's work as "mission critical and very important." "Having a nameplate like Boeing in ...

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  15. Chamber asks public to help rebrand FWBRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... images from across the Fort Walton Beach area, Eglin and Hurlburt, Mary Esther, Shalimar and unincorporated Okaloosa County. Corcoran said he hopes the contest will ultimately provide 15 to 20 iconic photos that celebrate the essence of Fort Walton ...

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  16. Heat Zone map can help with plant choicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... 689-5850 or 689-5050; or e-mail lwilliams@co.okaloosa.fl.us. He is the Extension horticulture agent with the Okaloosa County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida. Not all plants like our hot summer weather here in the South. The ...

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  17. Teens charged with burglary, arson after fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Five teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are charged with burglary and three of the five with arson, after a fire at a private pool on June 27. Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called at 6:52 a.m. to a locked and gated pool on June 27, according to arrest reports.

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  18. Local counties to see millions from BP settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... amounts they were each receiving through the RESTORE Act. Tentative estimates by county officials indicate Okaloosa County will receive about $35 million, Walton $31.7 to $37 million and Santa Rosa around $25 million. The catch? The money will be ...

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  19. Crestview FedEx workers to relocate to new plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... kind of heavy truck traffic a major player in the package delivery business generates. "If it can't be in Okaloosa County, we're glad to have it in Northwest Florida," said Nathan Sparks, executive director of Okaloosa's Economic Development ...

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  20. Audubon: Fireworks could be deadly to nesting shorebirdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... leading to the beach in Santa Rosa County. "We have a pretty strong volunteer base in Navarre," she said. In Okaloosa County, most of the focus will be on birds who have forsaken the busy beaches to nest on white rooftops. The endangered least tern ...

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