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Report: Destin man injures, attempts to disarm deputy during traffic stop
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Destin man is facing charges for allegedly injuring a deputy during a traffic stop on Wednesday in Okaloosa County. Ryan Scott Benjamin Bielec, 24, is charged with Resisting an Officer and Obstructing Police -- Attempted Deprivation of a Weapon. According to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's...
Crestview Uber driver accused of trying to sell drugs to undercover investigators: WCSO
A Crestview Uber driver faces felony charges stemming from an attempt to sell drugs to undercover narcotics officers in 2023, according to the Walton County Sheriff's Office.
New body cam video shows what happened after an OCSO deputy mistook an acorn for gunshot
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Brand new body camera video showed the moment an already patted-down and handcuffed man was pulled out of a bullet-riddled patrol car in Okaloosa County. It happened shortly after a deputy mistook a falling acorn for a gunshot. That deputy, Jesse Hernandez has since resigned. Body...
Unleash Your Taste Buds: Crestview's Trio of Unforgettable Mexican Dining Experiences
In this article, we're going to explore three exceptional Mexican restaurants located in Crestview. Have you had the chance to try any of these culinary gems? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
All Sports Association writes checks, celebrates youth athletics
OKALOOSA ISLAND -- Entering Friday night's premiere event of the Panhandle, a banquet so lauded that it's drawn the likes of Nick Saban, Bo Jackson and Tim Tebow as keynote speakers, the money raised for area athletics was already staggering. Then, over the course of three hours as drinks, banter, laughter and bidding wars flowed at the Emerald Coast Convention Center at the 55th Annual All Sports Association Banquet, the donations soared to new heights. ...
Texas man sentenced for fatal shooting at Fort Walton Beach bus station
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — A Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction for a shooting in Fort Walton Beach that killed a co-worker and wounded another, said the State Attorney’s Office. An Okaloosa County jury found Ledesma Wooden, 29, of Houston, guilty...
Okaloosa County OKs $613K contract to move ahead with pedestrian path on Okaloosa Island
SHALIMAR — After years of negotiations and planning, the Okaloosa County Commission approved a $612,999 contract for Neel-Schaffer Inc. to be the engineering and inspection team during the planned construction of a 4.3-mile multi-use pathway along Okaloosa Island, offering a safe pathway for bicyclists and pedestrians. The funding for...
Highschool Beach Volleyball | 27 February South Walton Girls Game Notice
The South Walton Girls Beach Volleyball team will have a Conference game with Crestview(Crestview, FL) on 27 February, 2024, None. As of now, Seahawks has won 6 games and lost 4 games, and the winning rate is 0.6.
Niceville girls basketball falls short of Final 4, season ends at 24-5
NICEVILLE — Everything that could've gone wrong did for Niceville in Friday's Region 1-6A title game. Anabelle Shackelford got in early foul trouble, the offense struggled to feed 6-foot-2 Anna Kimball in the paint and Carson Fayard, coming off a 30-point Sweet 16 effort, was bottled up on the perimeter.
On the right track: Shoal River Ranch earns CSX 'Select Site' designation at Bronze level
SHALIMAR — On Tuesday, Okaloosa County's Shoal River Ranch Gigasite near Crestview was recognized as a "Select Site" at the Bronze Level by CSX Railroad. This announcement recognized the Shoal River Ranch as one of 19 locations nationwide, and the second location in Florida, to secure this designation. “We are excited to receive this distinction and are proud of the work One Okaloosa EDC has done to achieve this national recognition,” said Okaloosa County Board Chairman Paul...
⚠️ Traffic Disruptions Expected in Okaloosa and Walton Counties Due to Roadwork
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Chipley, FL. Residents and motorists in Okaloosa and Walton Counties are advised to anticipate traffic disruptions due to scheduled construction and maintenance activities on various state roads. The local transportation authorities urge drivers to plan their commutes accordingly and to remain vigilant for presence of work crews and potential detours or lane closures. The updates aim to improve infrastructure and safety on these roads. For continuous traffic updates and more information, travelers may want to follow the hashtag #NWFLtraffic.
Crestview's Spanish Trail Park: A Historical and Recreational Hub for Residents
The Old Spanish Trail Park in Crestview, established on February 26, 1990, is a well-known recreational facility. It was built on the former L&N Railroad property and now hosts a variety of activities. The park includes ball fields, picnic pavilions, a senior center, an amphitheatre, festival fields, a walking track, a farmers’ market, a playground, and a wooded area. This wooded area is used by scout troops and for World War II reenactments.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.99 and $3.52 in Crestview as of 2024-02-23. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Homes in Okaloosa County sold for higher prices recently: See how much here
Newly released data for November shows that potential buyers and sellers in Okaloosa County saw houses sell for higher than the previous month's median sale price of $344,000. The median home sold for $350,000, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. That means November, the most recent month for which figures are available, was up 1.7% from October.
Fort Walton Beach High School unveils new 17,500 sq.ft. multi-purpose facility
The Okaloosa County School District and community leaders gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the opening of a new 17,500 sq.ft. multi-purpose facility at Fort Walton Beach High School, the first multi-purpose facility completed at a district high school. The building is one of 19 construction and renovation projects happening at...
Florida deputy mistakes falling acorn for gunshot, opens fire on patrol vehicle where man detained
A Florida deputy resigned after he mistook a falling acorn hitting his patrol vehicle for a gunshot and subsequently opened fire on the car, where a person was detained in the backseat, according to investigators.
144-ft ‘casino boat’ to be sunk as new artificial reef off Destin-Fort Walton Beach coast
The Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners has approved a $450,000 contract with Tri-Native Contractors Inc. for acquiring and preparing the 144-foot MV FANTASEA, a retired casino boat, to be sunk as an artificial reef off the coast of Destin-Fort Walton Beach. The FANTASEA currently sits in Louisiana but will be...
Niceville's Italian Cuisine Scene: 6 Restaurants You Can't Miss
# Discover Six Italian Restaurants in Niceville: Have You Dined at Any? This article presents a curated list of six Italian restaurants nestled in the heart of Niceville. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Coin flip decides Doug Stauffer as newest member of Niceville City Council after tied vote
NICEVILLE — After a deadlocked 2-2 vote on whether Doug Staufer or Doug Tolbert should fill the seat left vacant by former Councilman Abner Williams, the Niceville City Council was left to use a coin flip. Stauffer won and now is Niceville's newest council member. Here is what we know: How did we...
Progress made on multi-use path connecting Destin to Fort Walton Beach
OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. -- A big hurdle has been cleared in the effort to build a multi-use path across Okaloosa Island. The county has been working with the Air Force for 5 years to build the 4.3 mile bridge to bridge path from Destin to Fort Walton Beach. Last week,...