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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Sept. 18  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 Sept. 14  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 ...



Local students named National Merit semifinalists  Destin Log

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit ...



Photos: FEATURED SENIORS: Fort Walton Beach High School Class of 2019  The Northwest Florida Daily News

To celebrate our future, the Northwest Florida Daily News asked all area high schools to send us photos of their top 5 seniors, along with a short questionnaire.



Interest in Destin high school surpasses expectations  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — For as long as 30 years, the idea of having a high school in this fishing village has been a dream of many residents. Now, that dream is close to ...



Photos: Fort Walton Beach High School graduation  The Northwest Florida Daily News

PHOTO GALLERY: Pictures from Fort Walton Beach High School's Class of 2019 graduation Friday night at Steve Riggs Stadium. [1/376]. Buy Photo. [2/376].



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Choctaw, Fort Walton Beach band camps teach essential skills as new year approaches  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Fort Walton Beach and Choctawhatchee High School band camps teach essential musical and marching skills for 2019 season.



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 ...



Fort Walton Beach High School cafeteria providing vegan options for students  WEAR

There's a new trend at Fort Walton Beach High School - vegan lunch food. It's the first school in the area to serve vegan entrees from the school cafeteria. "Today ...



Destin High School finds a home  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — All the necessary pieces have fallen into place to allow a private organization to establish a high school in the city on land presently occupied by ...



FWBHS student medals in national competition  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Journey Washingtonhigh, a senior at Fort Walton Beach High School, brought home a silver medal at the national ACT-So competition.



This is the real ceremony  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — "That's the ceremony ... out there," Tom Rice said.Looking across the flat expanse of Beal Memorial Cemetery as the sun rose on ...



Engineers detail dangers at Etheredge Stadium  The Northwest Florida Daily News

School officials are hopeful the stadium will be ready for Choctaw's Sept. 6 home game against Gulf Breeze.



Destin school plot thickens  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — An email sent out by Grace Lutheran Church on Friday provides evidence its property is in play as negotiations continue to find a location for a city ...



School Board approves guardian program  The Northwest Florida Daily News

NICEVILLE — The Okaloosa County School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the implementation of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which ...



SIGNING DAY: FWB sends 13 to next level  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — The college-themed tables spanned the 84 feet of hardwood and beyond in Fort Walton Beach High's gym.There was a state ...



How to make schools safe  Walton Sun

FORT WALTON BEACH — In years past when children returned to school after a summer vacation, they'd find their teachers armed with antibacterial wipes, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Local woman critically injured in boating accident  The Northwest Florida Daily News

A Destin woman remains in intensive care three days after getting entangled in a boat propeller off a Destin beach. Lee Ann Dorn, who is 55, was flown to Fort ...



FWB native serves at Pearl Harbor  The Northwest Florida Daily News

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — A 2017 Fort Walton Beach High School graduate and Fort Walton Beach native is serving in the U.S. Navy ...



Princesses, Privateers set goals for future  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Name: Payton Easley BolgerSchool: Choctawhatchee High SchoolKrewe of Bowlegs heritage: daughter of Captain Billy LX, Todd Bolger; Queen LVII, DeDe ...



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 ...



Mr. Hall of Fame  The Northwest Florida Daily News

SANTA ROSA BEACH – All apologies to Gregg Popovich, but Kevin Craig may be the most interesting coach in basketball.The South Walton girls coach is fiery.



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.



Photos: PHOTOS - Reader Submitted - First day of school 2019  The Northwest Florida Daily News

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Sexual assualt charges dismissed against former Niceville High School tennis star Jefferson Hobbs  The Northwest Florida Daily News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Sexual assault charges filed against Jefferson Hobbs, a 2018 Niceville High School graduate and tennis star who had ...



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 ...



Friends raise money for Destin woman injured in boating accident  The Northwest Florida Daily News

While Lee Ann Dorn continues to fight for her life in a local hospital, a pair of her close friends have started a fundraising account to help the family with medical ...



SCHOOL SCOOPS: NHS students qualify for national program  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Niceville High School juniors Halle Bright and Joseph Moore are invited by the College Board to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.



ONE LAST TIME: Area stars ready for final high school baseball game  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Drenched in sweat, John Gillis jogged his way down the first-base line from the bullpen toward the batting cage Tuesday afternoon, ...



A D1 perspective: FWB volleyball welcomes FAMU coach  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Every summer, student athletes across the country spend their time and hard-earned money to attend camps and clinics in hopes of ...



Former Niceville HS tennis star charged with sexual assault  The Northwest Florida Daily News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — A 2018 Niceville High School graduate, a tennis star who signed on to play for the Air Force Academy, is now facing sexual ...



Photos: Fort Walton Beach High School - Class of 2018  The Northwest Florida Daily News

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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 ...



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 ...



Whittaker Theatre Family  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Some people call them Bob and Christa Whittaker.For their daughters Sydney and Helena — along with hundreds of former Fort Walton Beach High School and ...



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 ...



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 ...



Music conservatory opens on Beal Parkway  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Marlayna Goosby, who worked as a music professor at Northwest Florida State College, searched all over Northwest Florida for the perfect building to begin a ...



Why a charter school? - News  Destin Log

As the effort to build a charter high school in Destin gains momentum, some people are left asking some questions. Why a charter school? And what is the ...



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 ...



FWB community theater to present Neil Simons Rumors  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Stage Crafters Community Theatre Inc. will present “Rumors” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 3, 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic ...



Boating accident witness says prop wasnt moving  The Northwest Florida Daily News

DESTIN — A Destin woman critically injured last weekend in a "freak" boating accident continues to make slow progress toward recovery, according to an online ...



Family of woman injured in Destin boating accident seek stranger who donated flip-flops  Walton Sun

DESTIN — Nearly a month after a Destin woman was critically injured in a freak boating accident, her family is searching for the kind strangers who helped them ...



Miss Okaloosa County Pageant a success  The Northwest Florida Daily News

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



Rotary Club raising money for local students  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Do you want $10000? How about a $15000 all-expenses paid vacation? Or a $25000 kitchen remodel? The Rotary Club of Fort Walton Beach wants to give one ...



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 ...



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 ...



Employees of the year  Times-Journal

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



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 ...



19 events to look forward to in 2019  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



FWBs Pejanovic makes good on move, finishes undefeated  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH – Tomas Pejanovic had no friends. No family. No idea of what to expect.A foreign exchange student from Montenegro, he came to Fort ...



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 ...



‘We’re in the short rows now’: Choctaw football returns to practice with stadium’s future uncertain  The Northwest Florida Daily News

FORT WALTON BEACH — With an empty Joe Etheredge Stadium looming in the background Wednesday, the Choctaw football team returned to practice for its ...



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 ...



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 ...



COMMUNITY CALENDAR July 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Destin native runs stunt department on feature film  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Mindy Kelly's handiwork is in Lady Gaga and Beyonce's “Telephone” music video, Childish Gambino's “Sober” music video, many other music videos, video ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Mary Esther UMC welcomes new Director of Music and Worship  The Northwest Florida Daily News

MARY ESTHER — The Mary Esther United Methodist Church will install and officially welcome James Robbins II as its new Director of Music and Worship ...



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 ...



GRADUATION PHOTOS: NWF area school graduations  Destin Log

Thousands of seniors graduated from high school this year in Northwest Florida. Our team of photojournalists photographed many of the high school ...



BRENDA SHOFFNER: Rumors abound in Stage Crafters production  The Northwest Florida Daily News

You've probably heard the rumor that if you ask 10 actors which is more difficult, drama or comedy, most, if not all of them, likely will say comedy. I would do that ...



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?



Shalimar Library hosts art - News  The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Shalimar Library has become the new home to 20 pieces of art created by Shalimar Elementary School students.The students entered Mardi Gras masks ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Destin Elementary selects Teacher of the Year  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Miss Okaloosa pageant winners crowned  Crestview News Bulletin

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Young Professionals: Meet a 25-year-old video production company owner  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Bobby Wagner of South Walton, at just 25, is the owner of a video production company — Land·Air·Sea Productions.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Grant provides funds to fix high school's theater  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Fort Walton Beach High School's theater department hopes to resolve some structural issues after receiving a $22000 grant last week. On Monday, theater ...



Student enrollment numbers soar across Panhandle  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Of the highest growing high schools are Niceville High School with 49 additional students and Fort Walton Beach High School with 28.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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