Local and State News

Fort Walton Beach Police Department Arrests Two Suspects After Shooting Incident

August 3, 2017 Fort Walton Beach—the Fort Walton Beach Police Department responded to a report of shots fired around 12:19 this morning at 11 SE Eglin Parkway. Upon arrival, officers observed six individuals physically fighting in the parking lot. Three of the subjects received non-life threatening gunshot wounds and were transported to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment. ...

Read More »

FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 14 – July 20, 2017

Escambia County Officer Land was conducting a fishery inspection of a commercial fishing vessel in Pensacola. The vessel had multiple ice boxes filled with fish. Officer Land located two greater amberjack among the catch on the vessel. It is currently illegal to possess greater amberjack and the commercial size limit for greater amberjack is 36 inches. Both fish were undersized ...

Read More »

2017-2018 Bus Schedules For Okaloosa County

August 2, 2017 Okaloosa County, FL – The Okaloosa County School District Transportation Department has offices in the north, central and south parts of the county to better serve students and schools. Their main objective is to transport students to and from school in a safe and timely manner every day. The OCSD has a fleet of 240 buses that transport over ...

Read More »

Crestview Teen Helps Lead Florida’s Movement Against Tobacco

August 2, 2017 Crestview, Fla. — Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), Florida’s statewide youth-led movement to combat the tobacco industry, announced the names of its new Youth Advocacy Board members. Kendra O’Malley of Okaloosa County was named a Youth Advocacy Board (YAB) Leader. As a YAB Leader, Kendra will be on the board to represent the Region 1 SWAT clubs. Region 1 ...

Read More »

Walton Man Charged in Weed Eater Assault

Destin, FL – A Miramar Beach man is charged with aggravated assault and other crimes after he threatened Destin Water Users workers with a weed eater. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 32-year old Austin Hopper of 170 Indigo Loop with aggravated assault, criminal mischief, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies were called to 34671 Emerald Coast ...

Read More »

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued For Milligan Water System

August 1, 2017 Milligan, FL – A loss of water pressure has been experienced due to a main line break. Therefore as a precaution, all customers are advised that all water used for drinking, cooking making ice brushing teeth or washing dishes should be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be ...

Read More »

Dear Renters, Take Your Guns With You When You Leave

August 1, 2017 Walton County, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office has a message for those vacationing in our beautiful stretch of paradise. Take your guns with you when you go. Over the weekend, Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies picked up seven guns found by cleaning crews at rental properties across the county. Since Memorial Day weekend, 20 guns have been turned ...

Read More »

Reminder: Goliath grouper workshops start July 31

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state starting July 31 to gather input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. Fifteen workshops are scheduled in total across the state in July, August and October. Share your input and learn more about ...

Read More »

CHELCO offers Cooperative Solar to members

July 31 2017 Going solar just got easier for CHELCO members. CHELCO is offering members the chance to work with their co-op to build a large solar array, and those members can purchase a share of the output. “Our theme is Cooperative Solar: Let’s Build It Together,” said Steve Wolfrom, vice president of member services. “It captures the spirit of ...

Read More »

Be a volunteer monitoring oyster reefs & seagrass in northwest Florida!

July 30, 2017 The Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking volunteers, including college students, to join us this summer and fall in work on the Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration project in St. Andrew Bay, located in Bay County in northwest Florida. This project, funded by the National Fish and ...

Read More »
Copyright ©2017 The Good Country. All Rights Reserved