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CHELCO SEEKS HISTORICAL PHOTOS

CHELCO SEEKS HISTORICAL PHOTOS This year marks the 75th anniversary of Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO). Throughout the year, the co-op has been showcasing parts of its history in its publications. All of this is leading up to a celebration at the annual meeting in April 2016. A video project is underway, and we are currently seeking old photos that may ...

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HULBURT FIELD RECEIVES FIRST NEW HOMES UNDER MILITARY HOUSING PRIVATIZATION HOUSING INITIATIVE

HULBURT FIELD RECEIVES FIRST NEW HOMES UNDER MILITARY HOUSING PRIVATIZATION HOUSING INITIATIVE A ribbon cutting ceremony is set to celebrate the opening of the first new homes on Hurlburt Field as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative. When complete, the project will consist of 404 new homes and an 8,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art community center. The Osprey Landing neighborhood is ...

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POINT BLANK

POINT BLANK Commentary By: T.H. Merritt, News Director   A good man died Tuesday – a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a friend – a part of you and me. Deputy Bill Myers of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office was murdered by a coward who could not face him man to man. Shot multiple times in the back ...

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FUNERAL SET FOR SLAIN DEPUTY

FUNERAL SET FOR SLAIN DEPUTY A Memorial Service in honor of slain Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Myers has been scheduled for Monday, September 28th at 11 a.m. inside the Raider Arena at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The service will be open to the public and members of the media. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that ...

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CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED

CRASH VICTIM IDENTIFIED The Florida Highway Patrol has identified a child killed in an ATV accident in Bonifay Sunday afternoon. Troopers say 9-year-old Landon Tyler Johnson of Bonifay was killed when the ATV he was driving collided with another 4 wheeler on Tri County Airport Road around 3:30 PM. The child was driving the 2005 Arctic Cat 450 alone following ...

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FAIR DAYS

FAIR DAYS The smells, sights and sounds of fall are just around the corner.  The 2015 Walton County Fair kicks off Monday, October 5th. Walton County Fair Association Vice President Danny Glidewell said they are working to hard to make this year’s event a success. “Contrary to the rumors, we will be open for business and ready to go on ...

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CIC GET KEYS TO NEW FOSTER HOME

  CIC GET KEYS TO NEW FOSTER HOME Damian Curtis, owner of D. L. Curtis Construction and Architect Jamey Mattern with DAG Architecture presented the keys for the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation – Travis Tringas Cottage to Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO and Kitty Johnson, Chair of the CIC Board of Directors earlier this week. This is the ...

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LOCAL STUDENT GRADUATES FROM AIR FORCE BASIC TRAINING

LOCAL STUDENT GRADUATES FROM AIR FORCE BASIC TRAINING Air Force Airman Mitchell S. Nolan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn ...

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DEPUTY SHOT TO DEATH; SWAT TEAM KILL GUNMAN

DEPUTY SHOT TO DEATH;SWAT TEAM KILL GUNMAN A longtime veteran of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office who rejoined the agency to serve part-time after retiring in 2013 has died at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center following a Tuesday morning shooting in Shalimar. 64-year old Deputy Bill Meyers retired from the OCSO in November 2013 after nearly 25 years with the ...

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AMBULANCE INVOLVED IN CRASH

AMBULANCE INVOLVED IN CRASH They had to call an ambulance for an ambulance Monday afternoon. A Walton County EMS crew was transporting a patient to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast when they rear-ended a BMW on Hwy. 331 South near Mallet Bayou Road around 4 PM Walton County Public Information Director Louis Svelah said the driver of the ...

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