Walton County, FL


Traffic crash shuts down parts of I-10 near Mossy Head

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - (Update 9:33 p.m.) The Walton County Sheriff’s Office says I-10 is back open. (Update 9:20 p.m.) The westbound lanes of I-10 are shut down following a traffic crash with traumatic injuries near exit 70 in Mossy Head on Wednesday, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
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DeFuniak Springs Police address teen ‘fight clubs’

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - DeFuniak Springs Police are asking Walton County parents to pay attention. “Our main concern is safety. These kids are getting hurt,” Lieutenant Richard Black said. DFSPD posted to Facebook Monday with a title in all capital letters reading “FIGHT CLUBS MAY GET TEENS BANNED...

Walton County police investigate teen “fight club”

Number two paper machine at Panama City Paper Mill makes last reel of paper. It’s been almost a month and a half since WestRock made the announcement to close the Panama City Paper Mill. Some would say they never expected the day to come when the Panama City paper mill would close its doors for good.

South Walton County has a new farmers market on 30A. Here are details on the Monday market

SOUTH WALTON — A new farmers market arrived in South Walton County this month, joining two other markets in the area on a new day of the week. The Farmers Market at the Big Chill opened on May 2 under Emerald Coast Markets and Events as the newest farmers market in the 30A area. The market sits at 7000 E. County 30A in Santa Rosa Beach at the Big Chill venue, formerly known as The Hub. It is open on Mondays, year-round, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two Ponce De Leon teens, Freeport woman injured in crash on U.S. 331 in Walton County

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Three people, including two teenagers, were injured in a crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 331 and Rock Hill Road in Walton County on Monday. A 17-year-old driver reportedly crossed into the path of another vehicle about 7:30 a.m. while traveling through the intersection, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Ocean City, Fort Walton Beach unveil fire engine, ladder truck replacing decades-old trucks

A new fire engine and ladder truck are rolling out in south Okaloosa County to replace two nearly decades-old trucks. The Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District and Fort Walton Beach Fire Department each received new trucks this month after a year's worth of manufacturing. Ocea City-Wright fundraiser:Ocean City-Wright firefighter spearheads...

DFS City Council May 9 meeting, Part Two

DFS City Council welcomes Youth Ambassadors, talks farmers market agreement. The DeFuniak Springs City Council held its regular meeting Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Walton County Courthouse. As it was a lengthy meeting, this is the second part of two. Walton County Youth Ambassadors were present to introduce themselves...

Bowlegs celebrates capture of Fort Walton Beach with 66th annual parade

FORT WALTON BEACH — Thousands of people lined Eglin Parkway Monday evening to catch some pirate loot and help Capt. Billy Bowlegs and his merry band of pirates celebrate their takeover of the city. Another recent event: 'The full Star Wars experience': FWB residents celebrate 'May the 4th be with you' day More: Body builders face off in Panhandle Showdown ...

Eglin’s Gate-to-Gate run is back

The Emerald Coast Open came to a close on Sunday after a big ‘restaurant week‘ followed by the Lionfish Festival. The total number of lionfish caught between the pre-tournament and this weekend was a combined 13,827!. In 2021, a total of 10,250 lionfish were removed. 😱😱😱

Okaloosa and Walton traffic advisory for May 15-21

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — Motorists will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Okaloosa County:. State Road (S. R.) 85 Improvements from S.R. 123 to Hospital Drive. Drivers will...