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FIBER OPTIC CABLE CUT

FIBER OPTIC CABLE CUT The Walton County South Walton Annex experienced an outage of both their phone and internet service late Thursday morning.  Residents with official business at the Annex were unable to send email to or call county offices.  Walton County Public Information Officer Louis Svelah, says officials were notified by Century Link that a fiber optic cable had ...

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Shooting subject dies

Shooting subject dies The subject involved in the officer-involved shooting last week has died, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Spokesperson Kevin Cook said Pierre Gabriel Koellner, 29, of Opp, died Monday evening at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Koellner was involved in a shooting that happened at 2:30 p.m., last Thursday. According to Opp Police ...

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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS GOODBYE TO FOUR

 Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Jr. is loosing some of his finest as four senior officers retire after their law enforcement career. Sergeant Joe Honish came to WCSO in 1990 as a Corrections Officer and has been a School Resource Deputy for the last 15 years. He says the highlight of his career was “being able to help children and ...

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FLAG FLYS…FOR NOW

FLAG FLYS…FOR NOW Numerous callers were concerned yesterday when they noticed the Confederate Flag missing from the War Memorial at the Walton County Courthouse.  WZEP was inundated with calls throughout the morning asking if the flag had been stolen or if the County Commissioners had ordered it removed. Walton County Public Information Manager Louis Svelah says his office also received ...

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SEPARATE CRASHES KILL TWO

SEPARATE CRASHES KILL TWO  A 25 year-old Fort Walton Beach man was killed Wednesday morning when his motorcycle crashed at State Rd. 85 and 123 in Okaloosa County.  State Troopers say Anthony Lee Coleman, of Fort Walton Beach, lost control of his motorcycle on the entrance ramp, overturned and crashed into the guardrail. Coleman was pronounced dead at FWB Medical ...

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PRE-TRIAL HEARING SET FOR BILLS COACH AND SON

PRE-TRIAL HEARING SET FOR BILLS COACH AND SON Zachery Kromer, the son of Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, has has been scheduled to appear in a Walton County, Florida, court on Sept. 2 for a pretrial hearing. He entered a written plea of not guilty for a misdemeanor battery charge. Zachery Kromer, 21, is accused of placing his ...

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TRIO OF JUVENILES CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH CAR BURGLARIES

TRIO OF JUVENILES CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH CAR BURGLARIES  An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy who spotted something suspicious in Mary Esther conducted a traffic stop that led to the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen property. It also led to felony car burglary charges against three boys – ages eleven, thirteen, and sixteen. The deputy spotted two juveniles running ...

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THIEF PULLS STUN GUN ON GOOD SAMARITAN

THIEF PULLS STUN GUN ON GOOD SAMARITAN On Monday night,  just after 7:30pm Walton County deputies were dispatched to the Ralph Lauren Polo store at the Silver Sands Outlet in Miramar Beach. A 911 caller stated two black females and a black male had stolen items and then ran from the store. The 911 caller told dispatchers one of the ...

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FLAG FLAP

FLAG FLAP Numerous callers were concerned yesterday when they noticed the Confederate Flag missing from the War Memorial at the Walton County Courthouse.  WZEP was inundated with calls throughout the morning asking if the flag had been stolen or if the County Commissioners had ordered it removed. Walton County Public Information Manager Louis Svelah says his office also received numerous ...

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WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS GOODBYE TO FOUR

WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS GOODBYE TO FOUR  Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson, Jr. is loosing some of his finest as four senior officers retire after their law enforcement career. Sergeant Joe Honish came to WCSO in 1990 as a Corrections Officer and has been a School Resource Deputy for the last 15 years. He says the highlight of his career ...

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