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CAUGHT IN THE ACT

CAUGHT IN THE ACT An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy caught a burglar in the act last night while the suspect was trying to push a riding lawn mower away from a home in Holt. 23-year old Kody Laron Cook, address unknown, is charged with burglary and grand theft. Deputies also served two additional active warrants for previous cases involving ...

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TEXT TO 911 NOW AVAILABLE IN WALTON COUNTY

TEXT TO 911 NOW AVAILABLE IN WALTON COUNTY Walton County Sheriff Michael A. Adknison, Jr. continues to bring new and innovative approaches to public safety. On Jun 15th of this year, Walton County became the first in the Florida Panhandle to enable people in need to send a text message to 911 and be answered by a trained 911 operator.  There ...

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GENEVA COMMISSIONERS APPROVE NEW JAIL SITE

      GENEVA COMMISSIONERS APPROVE NEW JAIL SITE Geneva County, AL Commissioners approved a site for a new county jail. At their regular meeting Monday evening, commissioners voted unanimously to approve property adjacent to the courthouse in Geneva.  The site  was chosen from among three, the other two being the farm center and the industrial park, because of infrastructure, ...

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MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN CRASH

MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN CRASH A Mary Esther man remains in critical condition this today following a collision in Okaloosa County yesterday morning. State Trooper say 61-year-old Steve Daniel Jones was northbound on State Road 189 near the intersection of the Fort Walton Golf Course access road when a 2013 Ford van, driven by 37-year-old Paul George Earl of Ft. ...

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FDLE CLOSES MARCH COMPUTER HACKING INVESTIGATION

FDLE CLOSES MARCH COMPUTER HACKING INVESTIGATION FDLE’s investigation into a cyber-attack which disrupted the administration of the Florida Standards Assessments in March has been closed.  The investigation did not indicate that any items associated with the test administration, including the testing instrument, test results or student information had been compromised. The security procedures utilized by private entities assisted in the mitigation ...

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NO CHANGE IN MILLAGE RATES

NO CHANGE IN MILLAGE RATES Courtesy: Maggie Solomon, WMBB Good news for residents in Walton County – commissioners are making sure taxpayers won’t pay more this coming fiscal year. There was a proposal at this week’s budget hearing to cap the county millage rate at 3.9746. But at a budget workshop back in July, the Board asked the finance department ...

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MAN PLANTS BOMB ON WIFE’S CAR, BOMB SQUAD RESPONDS

DFS MAN PLANTS BOMB ON WIFE’S CAR, BOMB SQUAD RESPONDS A Walton County woman and her boyfriend nearly escaped death on Sunday after discovering a bomb planted underneath their truck. The woman was a passenger in a a Dodge pickup being driven by her boyfriend when she she heard noises coming from underneath the vehicle.  The man stopped to investigate and ...

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A FOND FAREWELL…

A FOND FAREWELL… WZEP AM 1460 bade a fond farewell to longtime employee and station manager Wes Richardson Tuesday. Wes leaves WZEP after a distinguished 15 year career. Beginning as a board operator while still in high school, he has worked just about every position at WZEP over the years.   At a lunch honoring his many years of loyal and faithful ...

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WALTON COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM RE-OPENS, RENOVATION COMPLETE

WALTON COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM RE-OPENS, RENOVATION COMPLETE The Board of Directors of the Walton County Heritage Museum welcomes the public to view the renovation and additions they’ve been working hard on all summer. President Sharon Grenet is excited to share the progress with the community. “It is absolutely wonderful.  We have accomplished so much and we are thankful for all the ...

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CRESTVIEW CAPITULATES

CRESTVIEW CAPITULATES The Confederate Flag that has flown at the William “Bill” Lundy War Memorial at Confederate Park since 1958 is coming down – for good.  Bill Lundy was Florida’s last surviving Confederate War Veteran who died in 1958. The Crestview City Council voted Tuesday night to remove the flag and give it to the Lundy family. The council ordered ...

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