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JOAN COE DILLON 1930-2019

Mrs.  Joan Coe Dillon, age 88, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019.  She was born April 29, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama to Thomas and Katherine Malpeli Coe.  Mrs. Dillon was a resident of  Miramar Beach , since December 2014 moving from Birmingham, Alabama. She was Presbyterian by faith and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a loving mother, ...

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SUSPECT AT LARGE: MAN FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE AFTER BEING ATTACKED

  A local man fighting for his life, after being attacked. Investigators are still working on piecing together what happened and who is responsible. It started with a 911 call. “We received a call about a medical issue in the Mossy Head community,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Walton County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived on scene the victim was incoherent ...

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HOLMES COUNTY CLERK OF COURT SUSPENDED BY GOVERNOR

  The Clerk of Court for Holmes County was suspended by the Governor Thursday following his arrest on fraud charges by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Kyle Hudson, was arrested Tuesday night on one count of organized scheme to defraud, seven counts of official misconduct, and one count of money laundering. The investigation began in January after an annual ...

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PANAMA CITY BEACH LIFEGUARDS DIVING INTO TRAINING

  Panama City Beach lifeguards are diving into the training process this week. Being a lifeguard is no small job. Riley Thore and several other lifeguards are spending the last two weeks of March learning important safety techniques required to be an effective beach lifeguard. Thore said, “It’s really easy to get in trouble out on the beach and, you ...

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OKALOOSA COUNTY TEACHER RECEIVES STATE EDUCATION AWARD

  An Okaloosa County teacher was honored at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday. Nicole Wilson received an Excellence in Education Award from First Lady Casey DeSantis. Wilson teaches at Longwood Elementary School and is an Air Force Veteran. She has been teaching for six years and is continuing her own education by pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.

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DESANTIS ASKS COURT TO REJECT JACKSON CASE

  The state Senate — not the Florida Supreme Court — is the proper venue to determine whether Gov. Ron DeSantis was justified in suspending an Okaloosa County school official, lawyers for the governor argued in a new court filing. DeSantis, less than a week after he was sworn into office in January, suspended Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson, citing “scathing” ...

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DESTIN BUSINESS CATCHES FIRE

Destin Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on Mountain Drive in Destin on Wednesday. The fire, according to a post by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, was inside Destin Collision at 338 Mountain Drive. The road was closed for a short time while the fire was being extinguished.

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NEW SEAFOOD RESTAURANT TO PASS A GOOD TIME IN MARY ESTHER

  A restaurant specializing in Cajun-style boiled seafood opened on Mary Esther Cut-Off on Sunday. The Juicy Crab House, a Florida-based seafood chain located the former Hickory River Smokehouse, is a 300-seat casual eatery serving an array of locally caught seafood. Tommy Zou, the general manager, said customers can choose between half or whole pound of king crab, snow crab, ...

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NAVARRE MOTHER, TODDLER, ROOMMATE DISPLACED BY FIRE

  A mother, her 2-year-old, and a roommate were displaced by a house fire Wednesday night that started in their garage and was further fueled by a car, fire officials said. According to Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton, fire crews responded to the house fire at around 7:45 p.m. on El Paseo Street and saw heavy fire coming from the ...

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