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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No more crabby water

Glad to hear that we are targeting high-income visitors. Hopefully some emphasis will be put on cleaning up the water at our beaches. It won't take much longer before the word is out that our water contains fecal bacteria on multiple occasions on multiple beaches (recent October Healthy Beaches report).What kind of tourist does this attract? Also, as many locals know, Crab Island has a nickname that reflects the contaminants in our water. I will spare the name, but if you are a local [...]
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Red Kettle campaign to kick off

FORT WALTON BEACH — The Salvation Army in Okaloosa and Walton Counties announces the launch of its annual Christmas Campaign to raise funds to help those who continue to struggle in Okaloosa and Walton counties.The public is invited to help “Ring in the Season” at the Red Kettle Kickoff Event on Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Dillard’s Court area of Santa Rosa Mall.Publisher Diane Winnemuller of the Northwest Florida Daily News will speak [...]
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Jay man convicted on murder, assault charges

JAY — A Jay man has been convicted of second degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated assault in the shootings of his girlfriend and her daughter last year. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on October 20, 2017 Christopher Warrick, who was 57 when he was arrested, was found guilty as charged by a Santa Rosa County jury. The conviction stems from a domestic dispute resulting in a shooting that occurred on July 11, 2016 off Tractor Trail Road in Jay. [...]
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Florida Lottery results for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017

These Florida lotteries were drawn Sunday:Fantasy 5: 4-7-30-33-36Powerball: estimated jackpot $191 millionMega Millions: estimated jackpot $25 millionPick 2 Evening: 0-5Pick 2 Midday: 5-7Pick 3 Evening: 4-6-0Pick 3: Midday: 8-5-8Pick 4 Evening: 7-9-6-3Pick 4: Midday: 5-6-8- [...]
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