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NOAA PREDICTS FEWER STORMS THIS SEASON

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting a quieter hurricane season, with fewer storms than previously expected. NOAA says there will be a less active Atlantic hurricane season than previously predicted due to conditions in the ocean and atmosphere. “There are still more storms to come – the hurricane season is far from being over. We urge continued preparedness ...

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MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING $12,000 IN SUNGLASSES

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputies are charging a Shalimar man after they say they linked him to the theft of more than $12,000 in sunglasses from an Okaloosa Island business. Deputies say, Jeffrey Bowes, 48, is charged with burglary, grand theft, and criminal mischief. Bowes is accused of using a pry tool to get into Islander Surf and Sport on Miracle ...

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UNDERCOVE NARCOTICS OPERATIONS NETS TWELVE ARRESTS

Guns, illegal drugs and more found as authorities crack a suspected undercover narcotics operation near Ft. Walton Beach. 12 people, ranging in age from 16 to 66, arrested on a wide variety of charges. The undercover investigation was conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, along with other authorities, began in April. It was learned narcotics ranging from cocaine and ...

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WANTED FUGITIVE FOUND IN MEXICO BEACH CONVICTED FELON’S HOME

A wanted fugitive was found in convicted felon Paul Francis’ home the night of his arrest. “It’s just crazy. I didn’t think somebody like that would be out here,” a resident said. “The four years I’ve been here, this is pretty much a rare incident,” Mexico Beach Police Chief Anthony Kelly said.  Out of the roughly 1,000 people living in ...

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WALTON COUNTY SET TO DO BATTLE FOR CUSTOMARY USE

The Walton County Commission is prepared to embark upon a long and probably expensive mission to return large swaths of coastline to the public by proving that people have been enjoying the beaches of South Walton for a very long time. Commissioners have established Saturday, Sept. 8 as the day they will hold a public hearing at which they are ...

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MAN SENTENCES TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 2017 HIT AND RUN

A man involved in a hit and run accident last year will spend the next decade in prison. Dijivis Paul pled no contest Friday to leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. the accident happened on September 18th, 2017 in Panama City. Trinidi Coalson, 35, was killed, leaving behind her husband, daughter, and granddaughter. Paul was sentenced to ...

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AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE DIED IN JACKSON CO. WRECK

At least one person is dead after a wreck in Jackson County. Florida Highway Patrol said it happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning on State Road(I-10) westbound at mile marker 130. They say the wreck involved four sedans and a tractor-trailer. FHP said a Nissan Altima lost control and hit a guardrail on the ramp. The two people inside got ...

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HOLMES COUNTY MAN DIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CAR CRASH

A Holmes County Man has died in a single-car crash Wednesday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kolby Miller, 21 of Bonifay, was traveling north on County Road 177A in a 1988 Chevy, when his vehicle traveled off the roadway and started spinning colliding with the concrete bridge. Miller was thrown from the vehicle after his car hit the ...

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BEACH DINING DOWN IN SOUTH WALTON

You came to enjoy the beach, so why not get the most out of the view? South Walton’s sugar-white sand beach and turquoise water make an unbeatable backdrop for your meal, and that only makes the world-class cuisine stand out more. Whether you’re looking for romance, casual eats or cocktails and a night out, there’s a perfect spot for you. ...

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