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Okaloosa County Newswire

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  1. PAWS contract going out to bid (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    For the first time in at least 18 years, PAWS will be required to compete for the right to serve as Okaloosa County's animal control vendor.

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  2. Chamber celebrates Okaloosaa s 100th with new game Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    In celebration of Okaloosa County's centennial, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to play "Experience Okaloosa."

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  3. Irs Scam AlertRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Destin

    There is a new IRS scam circulating in Okaloosa County. The con-artists calls or emails someone saying they owe money to the IRS and gives them directions on paying by getting a "Green Dot Card.

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  4. UPDATED: Schools face second day of lockdowns; man arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... that Buchanan had returned to the Carol Avenue home, Royal said. Silver Sands School, which caters to Okaloosa County's special needs students, went into modified lockdown at 7:43 a.m., Okaloosa County Schools spokesman Henry Kelley said. Because ...

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  5. UPDATED: Suspect arrested in standoff near schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... of a firearm by a convicted felon. For the second day in a row Silver Sands School, which caters to Okaloosa County's special needs students, has been placed on "modified lockdown." The school's resource officer called for the lockdown after a man ...

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  6. Making a Difference: Ketchel recognized for social work careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    After four decades working in all levels of social work, Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel has been recognized for her work on behalf of the most vulnerable members of society.

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  7. Women's Hall of Fame welcomes four new membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women has welcomed four new members to the county's Women's Hall of Fame.

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  8. OCSO review board to move forward Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... retirement. I deny this. The controversy continues and until it is resolved the board cannot move forward." Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux said Eubanks never officially resigned from the elected position because the resignation was ...

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  9. Woman charged with fight at acquaintance's homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies were called to the residence on Aug. 10 around 7 p.m., according to the arrest report.

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  10. 5 Okaloosa County Schools Placed On "Modified Lockdown"Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WJHG-TV Panama City

    ... second period, so our job is to immediately go outside and make sure we got them in as quickly as possible." Okaloosa County's Superintendent of District Schools, Mary Beth Jackson, said, "My step-grandchildren are in this district. My grandchildren ...

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  11. Girls Cross Country Preview: Okaloosa County boasts crowded group of elite teams, individualsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Now the Fort Walton Beach transfer, who has a background competing in a Class 2A in the small school-filled Walton County, has teammates and opponents throughout Okaloosa County on the same level.

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  12. Sheriff's Office seeking clues in teenager's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Almost a year after 18-year-old Jonha Campbell's body washed ashore on a beach west of the East Pass, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is still working to determine the circumstances surrounding his death.

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  13. United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties trains 45 Loaned ExecutivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Walton Sun

    ... Coast; Brooke Kenton of Trustmark Bank; Carrie Warf of Shelter House; Larry Carter and Shannon Tait of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office; Connie Watson and Michelle Hooper of the Early Learning Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties; Danny ...

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  14. Photo Gallery: Animals at PawsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    A vote will be held by the Okaloosa County Commission to accept proposals from private entities to run provide animal control services for the county.

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  15. Women's Hall of Fame welcomes four new members Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Northwest Florida Daily News

    The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women has welcomed four new members to the county's Women's Hall of Fame.

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  16. 'I want a zero tolerance policy': Destin buildings tagged with 'Max HTX' graffitiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Destin

    ... allowing to take place. I want a zero tolerance policy towards gangs. Period." Michele Nicholson from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said there have been two reported cases this year; one on Aug. 23 at 511 Harbor Boulevard and another April 18 ...

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  17. Deputies Seeks Public's Help in Destin Death CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | WJHG-TV Panama City

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office needs your help in the death of a Destin teenager. It's a story we first brought you last November.

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  18. Board still mulling prayer complaintRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    More than two months after the Freedom From Religion Foundation requested the Okaloosa County School Board stop praying at meetings, the district continues to research and craft its response to the organization.

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  19. Teen caught in Polk County after escape Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Northwest Florida Daily News

    ... in Polk County. He was believed to have left the area by getting a ride out of town, a news release from Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said Monday. A fisherman said he'd let the teen use his cell phone to call for a ride, not realizing he had ...

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  20. Okaloosa Co. Sheriffs Issue 20 Citations In 1St Week Of "Operation Safe Schools"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | WTVY Dothan

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is taking part in an initiative created by the Florida Sheriff's Association called "Operation Safe Schools." In the first week of operation, OCSO deputies reported 44 school zone warnings, 20 school zone citations, one pedestrian violation, and one school zone related stop which resulted in a felony narcotics arrest.

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