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Large brush fire near Destin Bridge on Okaloosa Island
A large brush fire was spotted Friday night on the south side of the Destin Bridge on Okaloosa Island. First responders worked to extinguish the blaze both on the ground and by boat. “Great work with all trucks involved to get this under control,” the Destin Fire Control District wrote...
4 men arrested in Okaloosa County after allegedly using counterfeit bills
Four men have been arrested after a report of counterfeit bills being passed at an Okaloosa Island nightclub, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
Destin High crowns first-ever homecoming king and queen
Destin High, now in its third year, is still experiencing “firsts.”. Friday night, Destin High crowned its first-ever homecoming king and queen. Atianna Vallianatos was crowned queen and Brandon Harnish as king. “This is so awesome … I’m speechless,” said Vallianatos. “The first queen of Destin...
Suspect in Walton shooting rampage charged, released from hospital
WALTON COUNTY, FLA. — The suspect in an alleged shooting rampage in Sandestin has been released from the hospital and booked into the Walton County Jail, said the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, Gunner Harding Cole, 21, of Warner Robbins, Georgia, was formally arrested and booked. Cole...
Texas angler weighs in first fish of 75th Destin Fishing Rodeo: a 5.4-pound redfish
Who knew swapping fishing days could get you on the leaderboard of the 75th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. That's what happened for Abby Pennell, who weighed in the first fish of the 2023 Rodeo, a 5.4-pound redfish caught on the Destin Inshore Guides with Capt. Josh Calhoon. The Pennell family,...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of fort walton beach, FL Need You!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around fort walton beach.
Niceville avenges loss to Crestview, moves to 5-1 behind rushing attack
NICEVILLE -- Another week, another rivalry win for Niceville. Last week was about humbling a state title contender and stretching its win streak to 12 over Choctaw. This week was about redemption, the Eagles avenging last year's 26-21 region quarterfinal loss to Crestview with a 42-21 District 2-4S victory at Eagle Stadium. ...
Three Niceville High School students excel as National Merit Semifinalists
Three students from Niceville High School have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, while two students from Fort Walton Beach High School earned commendations, school officials announced this week. Kira Tuper, Aurora Mendenhall and Brody Plaiser from Niceville High are among 16,000 semifinalists selected from 1.5 million entrants in the...
Deadly shooting happened in self-defense, Okaloosa deputies say
New information has been released on an Okaloosa County deadly shooting that happened Monday.
RVNT Live at Downtown Music Hall: A Night of Electrifying Music and Unforgettable Entertainment
🎵🎉 Get ready to experience an electrifying night of music as RVNT is set to perform live at the Downtown Music Hall!. On Monday, October 2nd, from 7pm to 11pm, the iconic Downtown Music Hall, located at 212 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, will be pulsating with the energetic vibes of RVNT. This band, known for their unique sound and dynamic performances, is all set to take the stage and deliver a night of unforgettable entertainment.
Final Scores: Who won between Crestview-Niceville, FWB-Pine Forest? See here!
It feels like yesterday we were in the dead of summer and welcoming football into our weekend routines. Now, fall is upon us and we're on the second-half schedule of football season. Through five weeks, eight of our 11 area teams are above .500 while Walton and Destin remain the only unbeatens. We've seen area running backs dominate (Cole Tabb, Eddie Love Jr., Connor Mathews, Nuke Mckenzie, DJ Robinson), and we've seen quarterbacks sling it (Wells...
FDOT weekly traffic advisory for Okaloosa County, Oct. 1-7
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Drivers in Okaloosa County may encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads this week as crews perform construction and maintenance activities, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Here is this week’s traffic advisory for Okaloosa County:. — Brooks Bridge Replacement Project.
Vin’tij Celebrates 25 Years
When thinking about how to celebrate 25 years of business, Todd Reber, owner of Vin’tij Food & Wine, didn’t envision a grand party that focused on himself. Instead, he wanted to turn the thank you toward his loyal patrons. For 20 of those years, Vin’tij was tucked into...
Authorities clear out large homeless encampment near Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach
Authorities removed a large homeless encampment near Commanche Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Wednesday morning after receiving complaints from residents in the surrounding neighborhoods. The widespread encampment, located on Eglin Air Force Base property, had encroached on the nearby communities of Tanglewood, Overbrook and Palm Bay. At...
Newly opened!! Taste the islands: a review of OHANA HAWAIIAN GRILL's unique cuisine
Ohana Hawaiian Grill, located in Crestview, has garnered favorable reviews for its distinctive fusion of Korean, Japanese, and Islander cuisine. This unique blend offers a refreshing diversity to the local culinary scene. A notable feature of the restaurant is its wide-ranging menu, which includes offerings such as kalbi ribs, katsu, and shrimp. The generous portion sizes also earn high praise.
Hurlburt Field seeks alternate routes following U.S. 98 traffic congestion in Okaloosa County
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- Traffic can make anyone late for work -- even those in the military. Hurlburt Field has had some serious issues involving the traffic on U.S. Highway 98 and has looked to the community for help. State and local officials are all looking for a way to...
Letter to the editor: Support for Debi Riley for Fort Walton Beach City Council
To the editor: Regarding the process to appoint a city council member to replace resigned former member Larry Patrick, we feel the need to address not only our support for Debi Riley, but also to make clear the travesty of elected city government that was put on display at the last City Council meeting on 9/12/2023. ...
Join the Niceville Library Plant Swap this October: A Fun Event for Local Bookworms and Green Thumbs
Niceville Library Plant Swap Saturday, October 28, 2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Bookworms and Green Thumbs unite! To join in on the fun, bring up to three plants that you are willing to part ways with, then let the trading begin! Plants can be potted or bare-root, but must be pest-free. Cuttings are welcome! Be sure to label your plant with its name and care suggestions for the new owner to refer to.Visit here for more details.
Even More Art, Music, Food and Fun
Get ready to immerse yourself in a true celebration of creativity, community and culture at the 28th annual Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Festival of the Arts. With a record number of artist entries, fun new interactive experiences and expanded food and beverage offerings, this year’s event is sure to be a true celebration of art, music, food and fun!
Harvest Wine & Food Festival Brims with Bounty
The harvest season has, for centuries, celebrated gathering in abundance. Some things remain a constant. The Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is hosting their seventh annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival Oct. 19-22 where attendees will gather in WaterColor for an abundance of culinary creations and fine wines. “Whether...