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Beach chairs create barrier on Destin coastline

DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -Some Okaloosa County beachfront owners seem to be going to extreme lengths to keep the public off their beach.This week, a Destin local posted a picture of a bird's eye view from the Jade East condos of the beach below."What they are doing is lining all these chairs and umb

WJHG-TV - 2018-07-19 18:41:00

No Cost to Residents: Destin's Cross Town Connect is One Step Closer to Being Funded

Destin, Fla. - A multi-million dollar connector road in Destin is one step closer to being funded. Cutting right through the center of town, locals are hoping this project cuts down on traffic.


Local entrepreneur opening STEM centers for children in Okaloosa County

He told Okaloosa commissioners he's using two buildings he owned as sites to get kids interested in science, engineering, and math at an early age.

WEAR - 2018-07-20 19:47:21

Fugitive on the Run: James Dexter Jackson

"He's got charges on Bay County and in Walton. Bay county has him on failure to appear on original charges of burglary, grand theft auto. Similar to what we have. Which I grand theft and burglary," said Corey Dobridnia, Walton County Sheriff's Public Information Officer.

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-07-19 23:16:17

Okaloosa passes plan to regulate booze on Crab Island

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) -The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the ordinance regulating alcohol at Crab Island.Described by many as the happiest place on earth, Crab Island's character could soon be changing.


At least one killed in DeFuniak Springs crash

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -At least one person is dead after a crash in DeFuniak Springs on Friday afternoon.According to Walton Fire Rescue, a garbage truck rolled over on Highway 83 and Institution Road.Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

WJHG-TV - 2018-07-20 17:53:00

Tourism money can now help build Destin connector road

In the past, the money was limited to marketing and advertisement for tourism, but officials said this new modification can help them fund up to 70 percent of a Destin connector road.


Destin Approves Resignation of City Manager

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Bear-y Unusual Packages Arrive at Walton County Sheriff's Office

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. - Are you ready for some good news? It's a lion. It's a tiger.. No, it's hundreds of bears, oh my!

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2018-07-20 12:16:17

Florida deputies tell man to leave portion of public beach for trespassing following new beach law

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. — A Walton County man says a private property owner called deputies on him two days in a row for sitting on a stretch of sand outside Vizcaya Dune Allen, a gated community on Santa Rosa Beach.


Santa Rosa United Way helping Milton mobile home residents relocate

Guy Thompson, executive director of United Way of Santa Rosa County, said the organization is coming up with a budget to move Westgate Mobile Home Park residents out of the park, which has been with running water since July 13 because of a faulty septic system.

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 17:42:00

Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters near Pensacola

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters near Pensacola, Florida, Thursday.


BREAKING: Cracks in bridge construction raise questions

Construction of the bridge began in 2017 and is scheduled to be finished in 2020. But the contractor, Skanska USA, faces a deadline on Jan. 26, 2019 to finish the eastbound section—meaning essentially three of the eventual six lanes—in order to earn a $15 million completion bonus.


Man wanted in connection to Crestview bar shooting

Tyrone Dewayne Morris, 42, is wanted in connection to a shooting at the Split Oaks Saloon on July 5.


Baker wins Optimist US Nationals >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Pensacola, FL (July 18, 2018) – With his Opti still wet from the waters of Pensacola Bay and fresh off his 40 point win at the North Americans in Mexico, Stephan Baker of Miami, FL and member of the U.S. Optimist World Team was all smiles after sealing his win over the 256 sailors in the 2018 Optimi


Blue Angels Air Show crowd estimate grows to nearly 250,000

The 2018 beach air show visitation numbers were up from 2017. During the same period in 2017, officials estimated 245,787 people entered the beach.


Swimmer's foot punctured by stingray on Navarre Beach

A woman was stung by a stingray Tuesday afternoon while swimming in the Gulf in Navarre Beach.Santa Rosa County Emergency Services confirm to Channel 3 News they received the call of an incident located at beach access 37c in Navarre around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.A Santa Rosa County spokesperson said t


Stingray punctures foot of Navarre Beach swimmer

(Photo: Santa Rosa County)An 18-year-old woman suffered a puncture wound to her foot Tuesday at Navarre Beach after she was stung by a stingray.Santa Rosa County spokeswoman Brandi Whitehurst said the woman was swimming near crossover 37C at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when the injury happened.Authorities do


Sheriff Adkinson responds to viral video at Vizcaya Beach

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -As the battle over sand continues in Walton County, viral videos are causing even bigger waves throughout the community.Videos can be seen all over social media, and this weekend yet another was posted.The video, shot by two Santa Rosa Beach men, shows deputies respo


Crestview job fair, expo to feature veterans information, over 50 employers

Contact Liz Westby, 833-7587 extension 210 or ewestby@careersourceow.com, for more information.