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SCHOOL SCOOPS: Church in Niceville helps displaced students
First Baptist Church in Niceville donated $6,150 in Payless Shoes gift cards for the more than 240 students displaced by Hurricane Michael and now enrolled in the Okaloosa County School District.
Airframe Profile: F-35 A Lightning II
Warrior Maven Video Above: Will the F-35 Mission Data Files Identify Russian& Chinese Stealth Fighters?. The F-35A Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter combining advanced aerodynamics, survivability in high-threat environments and an enhanced ability to provide pilots and allied assets across
Threat of inclement weather puts damper on Saturday activities
The Niceville/Valparaiso Community Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. Heavy rain is forecast for the area on Saturday, along with some possibly severe weather.
New public beach accessways opened on Okaloosa Island
OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. (WKRG) -- Commissioners Carolyn Ketchel, Graham Fountain, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Okaloosa Island Fire Department and members of the community braved a brisk December day to celebrate the opening of two new public beach accessways on Okaloosa Island.
WCSO: DeFuniak Springs Man Solicited 13-Year-Old for Sex
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. - A 21-year-old DeFuniak Springs man was arrested over the weekend after soliciting who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex, Walton County Sheriff's deputies wrote in a news release.
CHRISTMAS ON THE COAST 2018 (Nov. 28)
The 32nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting, hosted by the city of Destin, will be held at the Destin Community Center at 6 p.m. Nov. 29. This will be an outdoor event for the entire family with a visit from Santa Claus, entertainment from local choruses and musical groups. Refreshments will be served a
2019’s Joseph Grady Wright is drawing comparisons to J.J. Redick
Joseph Grady Wright is one of the best players from the Niceville, FL area in the Class of 2019. The 6-foot-3 Wright, who attends Rocky Bayou Christian School, is a dynamic player that works as a shooting guard.
Florida publisher of conspiracy books faces lawsuit over 'Nobody Died at Sandy Hook'
A Crestview man who publishes controversial books for the edification and entertainment of conspiracy theorists has been named in a lawsuit brought by the father of a child killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Navarre man arrested in MS, accused of driving stolen car
BILOXI, MS (WKRG) - A man from Navarre has been arrested in Biloxi and accused of driving a stolen car. The Biloxi Police Department sent a news release saying they had arrested 39-year-old Marco Leyens of Navarre and charged him with receiving stolen property.
Puppy Yoga Fundraiser Held in Santa Rosa Beach
SANTA ROSA BEACH Fla. - A "Paws and Poses" puppy yoga fundraiser in Santa Rosa Beach gave back to animals misplaced from Hurricane Michael. Yogi's were a little distracted while puppies ran around their downward dogs.
Want to foster or adopt in Florida? (PHOTOS)
Jenn Petion, director of administration and external affairs for FamiliesFirst Network, provided some insight into the process. Q. How many children need adoptive families in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties?
Adoptable pets in Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter
If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680. As seen in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or.
With massive Asheville snowstorm on the way, what to do with 7,000 trapped tourists?
ASHEVILLE - Tourists Ben and Bethany White had planned a quick mountain getaway from their Destin, Florida, home. Now with a massive winter storm bearing down on Western North Carolina, they were trying to get away from their getaway.
Panhandle Butterfly House will remain at same location - for now
NAVARRE, Fla. (WEAR) — For 21 years, thePanhandle Butterfly House has sat at the foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge in Navarre Park. With park development, a new and more costly hurricane-hardened building is needed, or the facility must move.
Pickren leads locals at South Walton's Border Wars
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Twenty wrestling teams and 15 state champions from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee competed against each other Friday and Saturday at South Walton's sixth annual Border Wars.
PNJ Girls Soccer Leaderboard: Gulf Breeze to host rival Navarre in meeting of area powers
The Navarre Raiders and Gulf Breeze Dolphins will renew their rivalry on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Gulf Breeze in a meeting of the area's top two girls soccer programs. Gulf Breeze (8-0, 6-0 1-3A) has posted the area's top start and shown few signs of slowing after finishing as the Class 3A state runn
'Operation Crazy 8' yields 21 arrests locally, statewide (MUGS)
PENSACOLA — Following an investigation by multiple national and state agencies, 21 people were arrested Thursday for a state-wide drug trafficking operation known to law enforcement as "Operation Crazy 8."
PNJ Girls Soccer Leaderboard: Area titans clash as Navarre hosts Niceville
A matchup of two of the Panhandle’s powerhouse girls soccer programs headlines the first week of the last month of 2018. The Navarre Raiders (6-0, 5-0 District 1-4A) will host the Niceville Eagles (4-0, 4-0 1-4A) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in a meeting of the last four district championship winners fro
Former Special education teacher sentenced 7 years for abusing autistic student
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLA. (WEAR-TV) — Marilynn Stillions will spend up to seven years in prison after a judge in Okaloosa County sentenced her Thursday. Stillions was convicted on three counts of child abuse back in October.
Overwhelmed Alaqua Animal Refuge to waive adoption fees
FREEPORT, Fla. — Alaqua Animal Refuge in Walton County is now caring for more animals than at any other time in its 11-year history. They need to make space for hundreds more cats and dogs, most displaced by Hurricane Michael.