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Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach Do you have any exotic pets you can no longer care for? Would you like the opportunity to surrender those pets without any penalties or fines? Then join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park for an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Oct. ...

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DeFUNIAK SPRINGS BUDGET

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS BUDGET The new budget for the City of DeFuniak Springs has been approved and included funding for much needed equipment and repairs to various facilities as well as the city’s utility systems. New roofing for public works buildings, the community center and police department are included in the budget along with $60,000 for repairs to the Chautauqua Hall of ...

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NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK BEGINS IN OCTOBER

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK BEGINS IN OCTOBER South Walton Fire District’s Fire Board Chair, Maurice Gilbert affirmed Fire Prevention Week October 4th-10th, 2015 by reading a proclamation at their regularly scheduled meeting earlier this week. The proclamation reiterates the importance of working smoke alarms and encourages everyone to practice “fire safety”. In attendance was Brad Thompson, a South Walton condominium ...

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MURDER WARRANT ISSUED IN DEATH OF FWB MAN

MURDER WARRANT ISSUED IN DEATH OF FWB MAN The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a murder warrant for a former Crestview resident in connection with the shooting death of a Fort Walton Beach man August 9th. 23-year old Jordan Christopher Reeves last known address was 673 Brunson Street. The OCSO is asking for the public’s help in locating Reeves, ...

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CRASH VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES

  CRASH VICTIM SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES A Bay County man involved in a vehicle crash Wednesday near Panama City has died. Troopers say 65-year-old Ronnie Dale Walters, of Panama City Beach, died Thursday morning at Bay Medical Center from injuries sustained after being ejected from his 2004 Jeep Wrangler. Walters was southbound on Sandy Lane around 5:30 PM Wednesday when ...

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FAIRGROUNDS BURGLARIZED

FAIRGROUNDS BURGLARIZED DeFuniak Springs Police responded to the Walton County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning in reference to a burglary. Sometime during the night, unknown persons entered the building and removed approximately $2,900 in construction related tools. The building doors were reportedly secured, however, the building is being re-roofed and numerous openings can be accessed, including a broken window opening. A ...

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FIRE TRUCK OVERTURNS ENROUTE TO FIRE

By: Jennifer Rich, Holmes County Times A volunteer firefighter received minor injuries when the Pittman Volunteer Fire Department fire truck he was driving to a mobile home fire in Westville flipped over on its side just before 6 p.m. Saturday. Gritney Volunteer Fire Chief Stephen Jones was in his personal vehicle behind the fire truck when the accident occurred. “He ...

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LOTTERY THIEF LOSES, BIG TIME

LOTTERY THIEF LOSES, BIG TIME A Slocomb, Alabama man is behind bars after he tried to cash a stolen Florida lottery ticket. Police say 41-year-old Richard D. Morgan was arrested when he showed up at the Big Daddy Liquor Store in Esto to cash a ticket that had been stolen in an earlier burglary. On Tuesday, police responded to a ...

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TREES MAJOR CAUSE OF POWER OUTAGES IN 2015

TREES MAJOR CAUSE OF POWER OUTAGES IN 2015 In the first half of 2015 CHELCO members experienced more outages related to falling trees and limbs than in all of 2014. “It’s been several years since we’ve had a significant tropical storm or hurricane, and we’re certainly thankful for that,” said Vice President of Engineering Matthew Avery. “But it also means ...

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CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY BEGINS OCTOBER 8th

        CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY BEGINS OCTOBER 8th Do you want to know more about law enforcement?  Are you interested in how the Walton County Sheriff’s Department operates? Here’s your chance to see for yourself and get a greater appreciation for law enforcement professionals that work for you. The Citizen Law Enforcement Academy is right around the ...

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