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Miss Okaloosa County Pageant a success  Destin Log

OKALOOSA ISLAND — The 3rd annual Miss Okaloosa County Pageant was held recently in the Emerald Coast Convention Center. The six age divisions ...



COMMUNITY CALENDAR April 27  Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless noted. Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City ...



Miss Okaloosa pageant winners crowned  Destin Log

FORT WALTON BEACH — The third annual Miss Okaloosa County Pageant was held recently in the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island.



COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 8  Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless noted. Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City ...



COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 4 - News  Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless noted. Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City ...



COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 1 - News  Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless noted. Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City ...



COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 11 - News  Destin Log

All area codes are 850 unless noted. Destin City Hall All City Council meetings, workshops, executive sessions and CRA Board meetings are held at the City ...



FWB High School hits 50: Its such a feeling of home (PHOTOS)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Most anniversaries are celebrated on a specific day. But Fort Walton Beach High School is spreading its 50th celebration over a ...



50 years, 2 directors, 1 band: - News  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — For the past 50 years, the Fort Walton Beach High School band has lived up to the school motto, "Excellence without exception.



Employees of the year  Times-Journal

The Fort Payne Board of Education announced it's Employees of the Year awards at Thursday's meeting.



FWBHS spring musical to channel rom-com The Wedding Singer  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Christa Whittaker has more wedding dresses in the costume shop than the Fort Walton Beach High School theater department could ever need.The theater ...



High School Graduations 2019  The Northwest Florida Daily News

It's time to play "Pomp and Circumstance," and watch the square hats fly — high school graduation season has arrived in Northwest Florida. Here is a list of local ...



HS students get Spat On!  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Marine biology students at Fort Walton Beach High School were a little fishy Tuesday — lionfish-y that is.Choctawhatchee Basin ...



School Board votes to approve Destin High School  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — Destin High School got another step closer to becoming a reality Monday night when the Okaloosa County School Board voted unanimously to ...



Vegan food proves popular at FWB High  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Robin Brown, the cafeteria manager at Fort Walton Beach High School, has a special bond with many of the students she interacts ...



FWB High gets rubberized track  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Torrential rain on Friday morning didn't keep the Fort Walton Beach High School track team from hosting a groundbreaking ...



Check out the lineup for the FWB Christmas Parade  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Here's the line-up for this year's Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday and rolls down Eglin Parkway.Fort Walton Beach ...



Silver Sands students learn how to be gentlemen at their prom  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — “To be, or not to be? A Dude,” read blue pamphlets on every chair at this year's Dude Day at Silver Sands Center School on Friday.



Officials concerned about vaping trend in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton high schools  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Every school day, Niceville High School School Resource Officer Amber Flanagan says she gets a call to investigate student vaping on campus. “When we get ...



Video of Fort Walton Beach grad goes viral  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — LaDarius Marshall never thought cheerleading would make him famous, but a video of him cheering has gone viral on Facebook.



FWBHS works its magic with A Midsummer Nights Dream  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Shakespeare created two of the most famous teenagers in literature when he wrote “Romeo & Juliet.”So a certain poetic justice came into play — and some ...



Fort Walton Beach wrestling coach killed in accident remembered by community  WEAR

The Fort Walton Beach community is mourning the loss of a man who was a mentor to many athletes and a friend to many more. He was killed earlier this week ...



Beast of the Beach returns to FWB  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH – The venue has changed. The allure of its lauded field hasn't. Today and tomorrow the 13th Annual Beast of the Beach wrestling ...



SCHOOL SCOOPS: Free math tutoring available  The Northwest Florida Daily News

If you are a student seeking math assistance before exams, the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy's Mu Alpha Theta Club offers math tutoring from 12:30-4 p.m. ...



Hes got spirit: FWBHS Brian Adams has been cheering on the Vikings for over a decade  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Brian Adams held a pair of light-up white pompoms in his hands on Friday night at Fort Walton Beach High School's homecoming ...



Bruner, Meigs get new principals  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — Two middle schools have new leaders after the Okaloosa County School Board on Monday appointed principals for Bruner and Meigs middle ...



Two face drug charges after home search  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Two people have been arrested and charged with several felonies after a search of their home resulted in the discovery of a large ...



SCHOOL SCOOPS: Time for the sounds of the season  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Time for sounds of the season with the opportunity to enjoy youthful voices from the South Walton Children's Chorus, which performs its “Winter Wonderland” ...



FWB theater students give Shakespeare classic Woodstock twist  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Many are familiar with the Shakespearean comedy “A Midsummer Night's Dream” — not this version.The Fort Walton Beach High School Drama Department will ...



Photos: PHOTOS OF THE YEAR: The BEST local photos from May 2018  The Northwest Florida Daily News

These were the best photos from May 2018 taken by staff photographers Devon Ravine and Michael Snyder. Buy Photo. [1/20]. A group of women enjoy a sunny ...



Shrek the Musical: FWB High School revisits animated movie characters  The Northwest Florida Daily News

It takes nearly an hour to transform Grant Oberle into the green-headed ogre many came to know in the 2001 movie “Shrek.”The Fort Walton Beach High School ...



19 events to look forward to in 2019 - Entertainment & Life  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Break out your 2019 planners and pencil in these 19 events — including several family-friendly outings. 1. Emerald Coast Theatre Co.'s production of “Dancing ...



Vikings out shoot South Walton  Walton Sun

With three players in double digits, the Fort Walton Beach Vikings out shot the South Walton Seahawks Monday night, handing them a 70-51 loss in boys varsity ...



After months of turmoil, Marcus Chambers says well handle things the right way  The Northwest Florida Daily News

As 2018 was drawing to a close and November's general election approached, it became apparent in local political circles that a young man by the name of ...



The 2019 Emerald Coast Open: largest lionfish tournament in history  Destin Log

The Northwest Florida area has been identified as having the highest concentration of invasive lionfish in the world.Lionfish pose a significant threat to our native ...



UPDATE: Bond denied for man accused in Mary Esther fatal wreck  The Northwest Florida Daily News

MARY ESTHER — An Okaloosa County judge has denied bond for the 20-year-old Fort Walton Beach man accused of causing a crash that killed one young ...



Gaetz nominates students to military academies  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — Hundreds of students, educators and proud parents packed into Niceville High School's auditorium Tuesday morning to hear the military ...



Destin Elementary selects Teacher of the Year - News  Destin Log

A first grade teacher from Destin Elementary School has selected as their Teacher of the Year.A graduate of DES herself, Liz Nissley was chosen from four other ...



FWBHS in running for state, national spirit video awards  The Northwest Florida Daily News

This is the first time Fort Walton Beach High School has competed for the national spirit award, McAllister said. In addition to nationals, the high school is also ...



EDITORIAL: FWBHS – where the rubber meets the track  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Being able to improve local tracks is good news for everyone, especially young athletes. The area has no shortage of talent. We need to be able to say the same ...



MARCUS CHAMBERS: The forward path for Okaloosa County Schools  The Northwest Florida Daily News

I recently saw a quote that reads, “Be grateful for what you have, work hard for what you don't have.” More than grateful, though, I am humbled beyond words by ...



Photos: PHOTO GALLERY: #ThursdayThrowback gallery: Dec. 1998  The Northwest Florida Daily News

PHOTO GALLERY: Here's the second installament of our Throwback Thursday gallery, featuring Daily News photos from December 1998. [1/70]. Norriego Point ...



Mary Esther woman killed in car crash  The Northwest Florida Daily News

MARY ESTHER — A 20-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly caused a crash that killed one young woman and ...



SCHOOL SCOOPS: West DeFuniak students learn about horticulture  The Northwest Florida Daily News

In a lesson in horticulture and environment, West DeFuniak Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Jessica Daniel had her class observe parts of a flower by ...



A natural runner: FWBs Smith nabs Runner of the Year award  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — For as long as she can remember, Kambry Smith has been a natural frontrunner.A sophomore at Fort Walton Beach High School, ...



FWB assistant wrestling coach dies in Nashville  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Fort Walton Beach wrestling program lost a family member late Tuesday night. Jorge Hernandez, an assistant coach with the program for five years, was ...



Let the good times roll with Mardi Gras events  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Get ready to celebrate, because Mardi Gras 2019 events begin in February. Here are some Mardi Gras events in the area.DeFuniak Springs Mardi Gras Parade ...



Destiny Worship Center to host open house  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Destiny Worship Center places emphasis on the next generation — big time, added founder and lead pastor Steve Vaggalis.He has proof.The church will launch ...



Princesses, Privateers make plans for future  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Name: Karlia AmielSchool: Choctawhatchee High SchoolKrewe of Bowlegs heritage: daughter of Mike and Jennifer Amiel, Honor Guard LI; granddaughter of ...



New Miss Destin crowned  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — There's a new Miss Destin in town.Fort Walton Beach High School junior Brooke O'Keefe was crowned Miss Destin 2019 at the annual Miss Destin ...



Brooke OKeefe named Miss Destin 2019  Destin Log

There's a new Miss Destin in town.Fort Walton Beach High School junior Brooke O'Keefe was crowned Miss Destin 2019 at the annual pageant on Saturday.



Local teen makes Florida All-State band  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Being selected for “first chair” in a band is always an honor. But being selected for first chair two years in a row at a state-wide competition is something 15 year ...



FWBHS closer to getting rubber track  The Northwest Florida Daily News

We're probably at about $130000 now, including the money being pledged. Pretty close to $150000 is needed to resurface the track."



FWB likes possible baseball league’s pitch  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The possible 2019 teams are the Fort Walton Beach Stingrays, 30A Redfish, South Walton Sand Sharks, Panama City Pompano, Lynn Haven Dolphins and ...



SCHOOL SCOOPS: Seahawk named scholar candidate  The Northwest Florida Daily News

A graduating senior of South Walton High School, Greg Garrett, has been named one of about 4500 candidates for the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.



Photos: VINTAGE PHOTOS: Throwback Thursday March 1999  The Northwest Florida Daily News

THROWBACK THURSDAY PHOTO GALLERY: Here's a taste of what was happening along the Emerald Coast in March 1999. The Thunderbirds amazed the ...



Meet the Fort Walton Beach High Class of 2016  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Fort Walton Beach High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 7:30 p.m. today at the football stadium. Meet the seniors who will be receiving their ...



FWB High School finalist in statewide spirit contest  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The school is asking the community to go online and vote for FWBHS before the winner is announced March 9. Fort Walton Beach High School is reaching out to ...



Honoring MLK  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at Beulah First Baptist Church to celebrate the life of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King ...



Okaloosas schools are some of the oldest in Florida  The Northwest Florida Daily News

If you have a child in the Okaloosa County School District, chances are good the school he or she attends is older than you are. In fact, it's not uncommon ...



2018 graduations dates and locations  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Here are the graduation dates and locations for high schools and colleges across the Panhandle: May 5Northwest Florida State College: 10 a.m. for graduates ...



Steve Riggs reflects on 10 years of Steve Riggs Stadium (PHOTOS, VIDEO)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Steve Riggs still gets a kick out of watching Fort Walton Beach High School football games from the top row of the stands, where he can glance out occasionally ...



Lavin steps down at FWB  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH – From his 21 seasons at the helm of Fort Walton Beach boys basketball, John Lavin developed one golden rule.“Be on time.”Sure, so ...



Where does your high school rank?  The Northwest Florida Daily News

U.S. News & World Report has just released its 2017 Best High School Rankings. Which local high school ranked highest nationally?



The Next Level: 11 FWB athletes sign letters of intent  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — The gym at Fort Walton Beach High School was packed.Tables lined the floor decorated with pictures, jerseys, hats, balloons and ...



Another plan for a Destin high school  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — After years of discussions, a plan is in place for Destin to get its own high school.Representatives from the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the ...



SENIOR PHOTO GALLERIES: View formal photos from NWF schools  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Northwest Florida Daily News would like to congratulate all of those seniors who are graduating this year. Below are photo galleries of senior formal photos ...



Two local students arrested for shooting threats/pranks  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Among the arrested was a 13-year-old Pryor Middle School student who sent a Snapchat of an M4 assault rifle and stated in the social media post: "I would kill ...



PAYING TRIBUTE: Video honors Destin couple who died in crash (VIDEO, PHOTOS)  Walton Sun

DESTIN — Shane Reynolds, Destin resident and former producer/host at National Geographic Wild and Travel Channel, recently published a tribute video to ...



Video helps PAWS animals find somebody to love  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — As a Realtor, Kaye Towner says she believes everyone deserves a safe and happy home. And that includes the animals at the ...



FWB contributes to track project  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Thanks to an effort that City Manager Michael Beedie called "a true community project since the beginning," the run-down asphalt ...



RETAIL CORRIDOR: Pecan Jacks 30A, Pristine Clean LLC  The Northwest Florida Daily News

PECAN JACKS 30A. The concept has a humble beginning. Tim and Veronica “Ronnie” Wyatt would make candy and give it away as Christmas gifts. While also ...



Friday night lights (PHOTO GALLERIES)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

A photographic tour of some of the activities surrounding Friday night football games in our area.



Niceville salutes graduates  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — Niceville High School's 53rd commencement Thursday night was a little soggy, but that didn't stop the 480 seniors and their friends and family ...



Victims of U.S. 98 crash were much-loved couple  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — A well-known and much-loved Destin couple is being mourned following their deaths late Friday night in a traffic accident on U.S. Highway 98 and ...



Generation gap for Destin high school  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — The famous movie quote "If you build it, they will come" worked for a baseball field in Iowa.But what about a high school in Destin?Although the idea ...



Rowdy rivals break bleachers  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Things got a bit heated at the Fort Walton Beach vs. Choctawhatchee game on Friday. So much so, Choctaw now has to pay Fort ...



Sheriffs Office releases fatal wreck dash cam and 911 call (VIDEO)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Walton County Sheriff's Office has released the dash camera video and 911 call from the night of a fatal crash at the corner of County Road 283 and U.S. ...



Longtime FWB coach, educator recovering in hospital (PHOTOS)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Ernie Green, a longtime coach and educator at Fort Walton Beach High School has had some health issues, but his family said he is recovering at Fort Walton ...



Area high schools rank best in state, nation  WJHG-TV

According to the report released by U.S. News for best high schools, several area high schools rank best in the state of Florida and across the nation.



FWB man recalls landmark Silver Inn Bar (PHOTOS)  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Other than the Indian Mound Elks Lodge and the baseball field at Chester Pruitt Park, little remains of the tight-knit community that ...



FWBs Rudman earns female Scholastic Award  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Lucy Rudman was prepared for her holiday pictures.A senior swimmer at Fort Walton Beach High School, Rudman had been told the ...



Gulf coast looks to maintain, restore oysters  The Northwest Florida Daily News

MONROE, La. — The oyster dressing is safe this year.Since the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, 4 billion to 8.3 billion subtidal oysters were estimated to be lost ...



Video of male cheerleader, FWB grad, goes viral  The News Herald

With more than 12 million views, 240000 shares, 90000 reactions and 56000 comments, the video has reached people across the nation.



FWBHS graduate working with Navy communications command - News  The Northwest Florida Daily News

PENSACOLA — A 2016 Fort Walton Beach High School graduate is stationed with a Navy command responsible for teaching future information warriors the ...



Students face charges over school violence threats  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Two local high school students face charges after making threatening other students on social media.A 15-year-old Fort Walton Beach High School student was ...



The Carver-Hill Museum tells stories of Okaloosas segregated black students  The Northwest Florida Daily News

CRESTVIEW — It was just 52 years ago when David Wheeler became one of the last children in Okaloosa County to suffer from segregation at the county's only ...



Taylor Haugen Foundation awards scholarships  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Local high school graduates Blake Johnson, Waylon Steele and Layton Warren have each been awarded a $1500 scholarship from the Taylor Haugen ...



EDITORIAL: Suicide is not painless  The Northwest Florida Daily News

It's been just over two years since a Fort Walton Beach High School freshman took his own life.The school mourned the death of Curtis Dison. Those who knew ...



Junior Seahawks undefeated in youth football action  Walton Sun

After three weeks of play, the South Walton Junior Seahawks are undefeated, 3-0, in the Panhandle Youth Football Association.This past Saturday, the Junior ...



Fort Walton Beach names new head baseball coach  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Fort Walton Beach High School has named a new head coach for a varsity sports team. But no, it's not for football. Last week, former Vikings assistant Brian ...



Defense priority No. 1 for FWB spring  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Phil Dorn knew every name.At Fort Walton Beach football's spring practice on Thursday, the Vikings' head coach addressed every ...



Dorn approved as FWB AD, football head coach  The Northwest Florida Daily News

A blur. Fast-paced. That's how newly-appointed Fort Walton Beach Athletic Director and head football coach Philip Dorn said these last few days have been for ...



Students offer their views at local Safety Summit - News  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Lt. Gary Venuti, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office's school resource officer supervisor, talks with high school students Wednesday at the School District's office ...



Report: Speed, alcohol were factors in November crash that killed 25-year-old Jane Bartleson  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — An investigative report made public late last week into the Nov. 16, 2017 traffic crash that killed 25-year-old Jane Bartleson of Fort Walton Beach ...



Hometown History: FWB stadium's roots go back to Jet Age  The Northwest Florida Daily News

When it was built in the 1950s, Fort Walton Beach's new sports complex was a symbol of the city's reputation as a modern, high-tech community. Built on Jet ...



Photos: PICTURE PERFECT: The Best of 2018  The Northwest Florida Daily News

If you would like to send us a photo for Picture Perfect, email dstone@nwfdailynews.com. Photos must have been taken locally. We receive a great many photos ...



12th annual Beast of the Beach begins Thursday  The Northwest Florida Daily News

OKALOOSA ISLAND — The usual powerhouses are all-in for the 12th annual Beast of the Beach wrestling tournament.There's two-time winner Wakulla and ...



Panhandle pride: Veterans Day events schedule  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Don't miss an opportunity to observe and honor our veterans - the people that have made us the Land of the Free.



Couple uses unfortunate experiences to help others  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — When Peter Rosenberger was in college, he met the woman he would one day marry. However, he never anticipated the struggles ...



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