This Beach in Florida has quartz sand of 20,000-year-old and was named one of the best in the U.S.Aabha GopanNewsBreak Contributor
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First of Three Dillard’s Stores Permanently Closing This Month Sets to Exit Recently-Sold U.S. Shopping MallJoel EisenbergNewsBreak Contributor
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Hearing, trial set in Walton vehicular homicide case
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Bay County man facing a vehicular homicide trial is trying to get much of the evidence in the case thrown out. The crash happened on February 12th, 2021, just before 2 a.m. on Highway 98 near Watersound Parkway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a 59-year-old Ohio man was killed […]
Moment police dog tracks down missing eight-year-old non-verbal child
Police have released footage of the moment a K9 and his handler tracked down a missing non-verbal, autistic child who had wandered away from his home in Okaloosa County, Florida.Dog Beau and deputy Tim Patterson found the missing boy within 10 minutes of beginning their search.“After a sniff of a shirt the eight-year-old had worn, they started their search and K9 Beau began tracking,” Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wrote, sharing the video on social media.“In under ten minutes, they found the little boy behind a house, standing in some bushes and deputies quickly returned him safe and sound to his worried family.”Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More King Charles and Camilla arrive in Berlin for three-day German tourDominic Raab confuses Paul O’Grady for ‘Paul Grayson’ in PMQs mishapMartin Lewis warns millions of Britons are ‘throwing money away’ on pension top-up
Driver crashes into building, leaves scene
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Troopers are on the lookout for a driver that reportedly left the scene after crashing into a building. Sometime during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, Florida Highway Patrol says a Toyota Rav4 drove through the parking lot of the Sherwin Williams on Beal Parkway and crashed into the south side door.
Walton County commission gives green light on golf cart lanes in 30A
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The days of golf carts holding up traffic on 30A may be a thing of the past. The Walton County Commission agreed to move forward on the golf cart pullover lanes. The board is looking at several different locations on 30A that could benefit including Deer Lake, Grayton Beach, […]
Car barrels into paint store in Fort Walton Beach, no driver found
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — The Ocean City-Wright Fire Control District said a car crashed into the Sherwin-Williams paint store on Beal Pkwy Wednesday morning. The fire crews said an employee who arrived at the paint store found the car inside and called for help. When crews arrived, the store and the car were […]
Eastbound lanes of I-10 in Walton County shut down
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The eastbound lanes of I-10 are currently shut down due to a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. According to a Facebook post by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and Walton County Fire Rescue are currently responding to a crash involving multiple vehicles in the eastbound lanes of I-10 near mile […]
BCC votes to transmit amendment for 13,140-acre Girl Scout Road property, approves business park proposals
A large-scale amendment has been approved for transmittal for state review on 1,340 acres on Girl Scout Road, where the applicant is proposing a high-end RV destination resort project. Storage and warehouse/office projects have also been approved within South Walton Commerce Park. The decisions took place at the Walton County...
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS – APRIL 12TH & 26TH
Collective bargaining negotiation meetings are scheduled to be held Wednesday, April 12, 2023 and Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (CST). The meetings will be held at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office north administration building in DeFuniak Springs. The purpose of this meeting is collective bargaining between Walton...
Boater swims to safety after capsizing in Shoal River, Okaloosa Co. deputies recover boat during search
CRESTVIEW, Fla. (WKRG) — Fisherman Daniel Hunter was stuck in a bind when his boat started to sink in Shoal River Tuesday, March 28. Hunter said he was filling up his tank after the boat ran out of gas during a fishing trip and struck a tree in the river. The boat started to sink […]
GALLERY: New drawings and maps of the Brooks Bridge Replacement Project released by FDOT
Ahead of the upcoming open house event for the Brooks Bridge replacement project in Fort Walton Beach, the Florida Department of Transportation has released new renderings and maps of the new bridge. The $171-million replacement project includes constructing two new parallel bridges over the Santa Rosa Sound in Okaloosa County....
Okaloosa Academy students spend day with Army Rangers at Camp Rudder: A Day of Empowerment and Teamwork
Students from Okaloosa Academy were given a unique and transformative experience on March 15, 2023, as they spent a day visiting the 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp James Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base. The students’ day began at 9 a.m., and according to Principal David Schmidt, the visit...
Walton County commissioners table contract for previous land sale
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) — The Walton County Commission approved the sale of approximately 24 acres of land during their meeting last month but new information has slowed the approval process. The land is located in Mossy Head Industrial Park. Commissioners are selling it to the house manufacturing company 37 Properties LLC, which is […]
PCB boy perseveres through speech and motor difficulties
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A boy from Panama City Beach continues to amaze his family, therapists, and peers every day. First-grader Will Whitworth is making a huge transformation in his ability to speak to others. He has gone to Ascension Sacred Heart Pediatric Rehabilitation at Santa Rosa Beach...
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office awards Purple Heart to widow of fallen deputy
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. -- The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office awarded a Purple Heart to the widow of a fallen deputy Wednesday afternoon. Deputy Corporal Ray Hamilton was killed on Christmas Eve while responding to a domestic violence call in Fort Walton Beach. He was shot through a window by a...
Recent heavy rainfall impacts the Wiregrass
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - It’s been quite a stormy stretch these last days of March throughout much of the Wiregrass. Severe storms Saturday brought bad weather, including an EF0 tornado in Houston County near Ashford. Some of the storms brought big hail stones, and off and on heavy showers. Those downpours, however, closed the rainfall deficit at the Dothan Airport for the month of March.
Paxton City Council discusses agreements with Walton County and food pantry
Paxton City Council met for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 21. Three Paxton families received a one-time water bill waiver after experiencing major leaks. The council then discussed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Paxton and Walton County School district. This MOU allows for the Paxton school to use the Agricultural Building in the case of an emergency. This is a long-standing agreement and the Paxton School’s principal is in possession of a key for the Agricultural building. A motion was passed to continue the MOU with Walton County School District.
Inland Storms Today. Storms and Showers For Everyone Tomorrow
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMMB) — Foggy conditions early this morning with mostly cloudy conditions currently across out viewing area. For this afternoon we will start to showers and storms roll into our inland areas. For our Coastal areas it was stay mostly dry for today with a chance of a pop shower. Most of the storms will be on the Florida/Alabama border, with a slight risk for Norther Jackson, Holmes, and Walton Counties. A marginal risk for our areas between the coast and where the slight risk is, and a chance of a storm in our coastal areas.
Liza Jackson students head back to school, mourning the loss of beloved School Resource Officer, Deputy Cullen Coraine
Today, the students of Liza Jackson Preparatory School in Fort Walton Beach headed back to school, following the news of the death of their beloved School Resource Officer, Deputy Cullen Coraine. On Thursday, March 23, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office announced the death of Deputy Coraine:. “It is with...
Bay District’s Teacher of the Year goes on flight of a lifetime
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One special educator got an experience Wednesday that many only dream about. Adrianna Swearingen, the media specialist at Northside Elementary School, flew on a T-38 Talon jet Wednesday as a token of appreciation for her hard work from the Tyndall Air Force Base team. Swearingen...
Golf Carts in South Walton: What You Need to Know
Golf carts. They’re increasingly a part of our daily life in South Walton. From vacationing tourists to second homeowners to long-time locals, more and more people turn to these convenient and environmentally-friendly modes of transport for short excursions. And while electric vehicles are much better for the environment, they can also pose a safety hazard when blended into traffic along with SUVs and higher-speed automobiles.
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