Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

WCSO Searching for Suspect Vehicle Following Car Burglaries in Miramar Beach

August 10, 2017 Walton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a suspect vehicle involved in several smash and grab vehicle burglaries at Gold’s Gym on U.S. Highway 98 West in Miramar Beach. These burglaries have occurred within the last two hours. Both victim’s left purses on the front seat in plain view. Passenger side windows were smashed, purses ...

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Certified Pile Burner Course – August 30 & September 13

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Service will be conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course on Wednesday, August 30 in Milton, and Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Marianna and in Madison, FL.  (This course is also being offered in other areas of the state.  Check the website for the closest training to your location:  FFS Training Scheudule).  .  This training will be held ...

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Closes Hwy 90 at Old Bethel Rd for Several Hours

August 9, 2017 Crestview, FL – A fatal accident that occurred at the intersection of Hwy 90 W and Old Bethel Rd Tuesday Afternoon claimed the life of a 44 year old Crestview man. According to a Florida Highway Patrol news release 61 year old Talmadge Lee Johnson of Crestview was operating a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Truck traveling east on ...

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Crestview PD partners with Walker Elementary Partnership will include fundraiser for fourth K9, mentorships

August 9, 2017 by BRIAN HUGHES Crestview, FL — Dogs traditionally chase after birds. This year, however, Walker Elementary School Owls will be chasing after funding for a fourth Crestview Police Department K9 officer. Police Chief Tony Taylor met recently with Walker Elementary Principal Lorna Carnley, Assistant Principal Lori Wagner and student council adviser Elizabeth Springle to discuss an exciting ...

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Department of Health Issues Advisories for Three Okaloosa County Parks

August 9, 2017 Ft. Walton Beach, Fla– The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) conducts bi-weekly saltwater beach water quality monitoring at 11 sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through the end of October.The water samples are analyzed for enteric bacteria (enterococci) that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and ...

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Operation Blue Bird: WCSO Prepares for Start of School Year

August 9 2017 Walton County, Fla— Thursday will mark the start of a new school year in Walton County. Walton County District Schools will begin classes on Thursday, August 10th. To help ensure a safe start Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be executing Operation Blue Bird. Operation Blue Bird will run from August 10th to August 25th.  The focus is ...

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Grand structure to reopen with a new elevator and newly uncovered history

August 9, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla. – The City of DeFuniak Springs has started preserving and restoring the historic Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood at 95 Circle Drive on Thursday, August 3.  The $497,113 project is funded with a grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources with the City adding cash support of $63,825 and in-kind/volunteer services valued at $71,837.  Inmates ...

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August Landscape & Garden Event Offered by UF/IFAS Extension

August 8, 2017 Crestview, FL – Whether you’re interested in vegetable gardening, beneficial insects or having a plant problem diagnosed, there are a number of gardening events happening this month through the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County. Plant Clinic The August plant clinic will be held Friday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Fort Walton Beach at ...

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Driver’s Seat Belt Infraction Leads to Passenger’s Cocaine Trafficking Arrest

August 8, 2017 Ft. Walton Bch, FL – An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy who made a traffic stop after spotting a driver not wearing his seat belt quickly noticed the odor of marijuana emanating from the truck. That odor sparked a search that led to a backpack containing jeweler’s bags, two bags containing 52 grams of cocaine 8 grams ...

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State Roads 85, 123, 285 to close for mission Wednesday Aug. 9th

August 8 2017 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The 96th Test Wing is scheduled to conduct testing on the Eglin range complex requiring the closure of State Roads 85, 123 and 285. Testing will take place Aug. 9. The road should not be closed more than approximately 90 minutes at a time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  A back-up mission ...

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