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North Okaloosa Pair Charged with Stealing TV’s, Pitbull

Two Holt residents have been charged with burglary and two thefts in the Laurel Hill area of north Okaloosa County. Investigators say 25-year old Travis Monroe Adams of 220 West Highway 90 and 21-year old Myra Ellen King first went to a home at 7838 North State Road 85 around 3:45 p.m. Monday and stole two flat screen televisions. The ...

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Local Woman in Serious Condition After Crash

A Freeport woman was injured after a single vehicle crash in the parking lot of the Freeport Post Office. 42 year-old Jennifer T. Nick suffered a medical emergency while exiting the parking lot, lost control of her vehicle, jumped the curb and struck a pine tree.  The tree fell over causing the vehicle to roll over onto the roof. Nick ...

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The Purge Continues NAACP Demands Confederate Flag Removed from Alabama State Troopers’ Uniforms, Patrol Cars, Coat of Arms

  On June 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) ordered the Confederate battle flag removed from the state Capitol grounds in Montgomery. Three weeks later, the Huntsville, Alabama, chapter of the NAACP said the Confederate battle flag worn by every Alabama state trooper and emblazoned on every trooper’s vehicle needs to go away, as well. NAACP spokesperson Reverend Robert L. ...

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4 New Florida Auto Tags

As of this week, Floridians have four new designs from which to choose when purchasing a specialty license plate.  The AMerican Legion and the Florida Veterans of the Armed Services plates are recent additions to the selection of specialty tags, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida International University tags feature updated designs. The American Legion plate depicts a soldier, ...

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Animal Neglect Inquiries on Social Media Addressed By Holmes County Sheriff

Allegations of neglect at a Holmes County Horse Farm have been unsubstantiated by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office. After the issue continued on social media, Holmes County Sheriff Tim Brown has addressed inquires of Lewis Quarter Horses. Earlier this year, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of animal neglect at property belonging to Lewis Quarter Horses. According to ...

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Ft. Walton Homicide

Ft. walton Police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot in front of his home early Monday morning. Twenty-three year old Keyontray Demar Henry was found on the sidewalk in front of his residence around 1am Monday with gunshot wounds to his stomach and arms after witnesses reported gunfire in the area. Henry was airlifted to Baptist Hospital’s ...

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WC BCC Meeting 7-14-15

WC BCC   The Walton County Commissioner’s meeting started with good news from FDOT District Three Secretary Tommy Barfield. Walton paid for $75 million of the new bridge, but a reduction in price dropped the amount Walton had to contribute. Barfield presented the remaining funds not needed to the commissioners. With this, the half cent sales tax can also come ...

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Bills Coach Arrested

Bills Coach Arrested   On Saturday night deputies with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Winston lane at Inlet Beach in Walton County, in reference to a battery.   When they arrived deputies spoke to the caller and learned three boys had been fishing on the beach when the suspect, later identified as Buffalo Bills Offensive ...

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NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Names Amanda Van Meer a “S.A.F.E. Summer” Local Champion in Firearm Safety

NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Names Amanda Van Meer a “S.A.F.E. Summer” Local Champion in Firearm Safety The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has recognized Amanda Van Meer, owner and proprietor of family-owned Enforcement Firearms in Defuniak Springs, Florida, as a “Local Champion” for her efforts to promote firearm safety in the region. The recognition comes as NSSF continues its third annual ...

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