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11 a.m. UPDATE: Tropical Storm Claudette forms. Minor damage reported

11 a.m. update: Okaloosa County had 120 total power outages as of 8 a.m. By 10:30 a.m., that number had been reduced to 70, 67 from CHELCO and three from Gulf Power customers. There had been minor damage reported, including several trees down with some of them blocking roadways. There was a tree down on the dirt road near the 2000 block of Pioneer Road and one down at Log Lake.
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Tropical Storm Warning Extended Into The Florida Panhandle Ahead of Developing Storm

A Tropical Storm Warning has been extended into the western Florida Panhandle from the Okaloosa-Walton county line and points west. The warning area includes Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola. Potential Tropical Cyclone 3 is forecast to become a tropical storm later today and make landfall along the Louisiana coast early Saturday morning. The strongest winds and heaviest rain will extend well east of the center. Tropical storm force winds are likely along the coastal areas of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties, especially in gusts. Those gusts may reach 50 mph in a few places, resulting in the possibility of sporadic, brief power outages late Friday night into Saturday.
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Judge Thomas Remington honored for 50 years of service to the Florida Bar

Retired Okaloosa County Circuit Judge Thomas Remington was honored in Orlando on June 11 for 50 years of membership in the Florida Bar. Remington's long and distinguished career began only after he had served valiantly as an Army infantry officer in Vietnam. Meet the new judge:Okaloosa Assistant State Attorney Clifton...
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Okaloosa cat rescues SOCKS and Saving with Soul running out of room for new kittens

FORT WALTON BEACH — There’s a storm troubling local cat advocates, and it’s not coming from the Gulf of Mexico. Kitten season is that time of year when temperatures rise, the days grow longer and cats start breeding. This year’s season began earlier than usual and has produced a bumper crop of fuzzy felines that is swamping local cat shelters and rescue organizations.
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Niceville Senior Center to reopen after long pandemic shutdown

NICEVILLE — After more than a year of being closed, mostly because of the COVID-19 crisis, the Niceville Senior Center is set to reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday. The city-owned facility initially opened in December 2018 for adults age 55 and older, but the pandemic forced its shutdown in March of last year, Senior Center Manager Julie Mooney said.
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Okaloosa County’s First Solar Trees Arrive at HarborWalk Village

Okaloosa County has welcomed the first solar trees to HarborWalk Village in Destin during a ceremonial untying of a green ribbon in May. Legendary developer and CEO Peter Bos joined the City of Destin, Okaloosa County, Destin Chamber of Commerce and Gulf Power officials on the HarborWalk Village dock where the two solar trees have been planted under the zip line.
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Divers and Fishermen Enjoying New Artificial Reef!

A large 93-foot U.S. Air Force steel-hull water training vessel, BIG DAWG, was sunk to the seafloor in 104 feet of water, 14 miles southwest of the Destin Pass on May 7. The vessel was offered to Okaloosa County Staff in June 2020, soon after the official request was made. The county worked with Hurlburt Field and a local contractor to transport the BIG DAWG to its final resting spot at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
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OCSO Youth Week offers Okaloosa middle school students peek into law enforcement careers

Middle school students from across Okaloosa County got a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a law enforcement officer this week. More than 300 students registered to attend the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office 2021 Youth Week, with each day featuring three to four activities resembling the daily job of an officer such as fingerprinting, crisis negotiations, a mock physical abilities test and more.