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WALTON COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

WALTON COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY In a rare emergency session, Walton County Commissioners met at 4 PM yesterday to declare a local State of Emergency due to heavy rainfall and local flooding. The County is experiencing issues with roads and bridges that are currently under water, stranded individuals and livestock and several culvert failures. The Florida Panhandle, southeast Alabama and ...

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ROAD CLOSURE LIST

Walton County Sheriff’s Office ROAD CLOSURE LIST   NORTH WALTON -Engles Rd.- Water running across it at new bridge -Red Hill Rd/ Sherwood Rd. – Water on the roadway around the bridge.  -Indian Creek Ranch Rd. – Currently is impassable, water over road at bridges  -White Creek Rd. – Water over the road at bridges -McKinnon Bridge Rd. – Water ...

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TEEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN SHOOTING OF OLDER BROTHER

  TEEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN SHOOTING OF OLDER BROTHER  A 15-year old Fort Walton Beach teen faces charges of first degree attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a domestic violence related shooting at a home near Fort Walton Beach Tuesday morning. Antonio Rashod Swain was arrested shortly after Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies ...

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POLICE SEARCHING FOR CELL PHONE STORE BURGLAR

POLICE SEARCHING FOR CELL PHONE STORE BURGLAR The Chipley Police Department is investigating a Burglary which occurred at the Verizon Wireless Store located at 1611 Main Street, Chipley Florida on September 27, 2015. An unidentified subject forcefully entered the store during the early morning hours took several electronic devices. The Chipley Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying the male subject. ...

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WOMAN ATTEMPTS TO KILL HER HUSBAND

WOMAN ATTEMPTS TO KILL HER HUSBAND Courtesy: WMBB/MyPanhandle.com A Bay County woman is behind bars after she shot her husband three times.  Goldie Barrera, 43, told her husband she was upset with him and was ‘just going to end it’ at about 11 p.m. Monday night before she shot him with a handgun, according to an arrest affidavit. The affidavit added ...

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SHOAL RIVER REACHES FLOOD STAGE

SHOAL RIVER REACHES FLOOD STAGE The heavy rain in Walton county has also resulted in widespread flooding of area creeks and rivers across the county.   The Shoal River at Mossy Head reached moderate flood stage Tuesday afternoon, but appears to be headed towards a crest around 17ft. Water levels in smaller creeks and streams should begin to subside today, with the  Choctawhatchee River ...

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MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR SLAIN DEPUTY

MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR SLAIN DEPUTY Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Myers was remembered Monday as an individual who touched thousands of lives in countless positive ways in the decades he wore a badge. An estimated 2000 people streamed into the Raider Arena at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville today to pay tribute to Deputy Bill Myers, a man ...

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SLOW MOVING TROPICAL SYSTEM SOAKS PANHANDLE

SLOW MOVING TROPICAL SYSTEM SOAKS PANHANDLE A slow moving tropical system has been drenching the Florida Panhandle, south Alabama and southwest Georgia for the past day and a half. Law enforcement personnel have been busy with traffic crashes and road closures due to standing water on the roadways.  Walton County sheriff’s deputies closed portions of U.S. Hwy. 331 S at ...

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UPDATE: HOSPITAL WILL RETAIN MEDICARE/MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY

UPDATE: HOSPITAL WILL RETAIN MEDICARE/MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY Good news for residents of north Walton and Holmes counties and Geneva County, Alabama residents who rely on Medicare and Medicaid to pay for healthcare at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva. CEO Sam Johnson says the hospital has been notified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that they accepted Wiregrass Medical ...

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