Destin - Fort Walton Beach News

11/5/2018 8:45:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
When Hurricane Michael hit land, Briane O’Dell felt helpless. The Destin resident wanted to find a way to help her neighbors in the hurricane affected areas. In response to her feelings, she launched ...

10/31/2018 8:16:00 AM
The News Herald
DESTIN — A new music festival originally slated for Mexico Beach is instead taking place at Destin, and with a new mission: raising funds for Hurricane Michael relief efforts. "I was so excited to hea...

10/31/2018 7:38:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — 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 Prog...

10/29/2018 9:42:00 AM
The Destin Log
The event will be held on Nov. 3 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. Gates will open at 11 a.m. For event and ticket information, visit www.forgottenmusicfestiva...

10/28/2018 6:06:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Just ask Skip Miller. A Bayshore Drive resident, Miller woke up Wednesday morning to find what he described as "tens of thousands" of small dead fish that had washed up to his dock on Choctawhatchee B...

10/27/2018 9:09:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The Destin Fishing Rodeo is no stranger to protests, and this year is no different. Vineyard Vines, one of the Rodeo’s only national sponsors, asked for its logo to be removed from advertisin...

10/25/2018 12:40:00 PM
The Destin Log
The American Legion Post in Destin is collecting items for hurricane victims in the Panhandle Nov. 3 and 4 at American Legion Post 296, 311 Main Street. Some of the things needed are the normal items ...

10/22/2018 1:16:00 PM
WUWF
Jennie McKeon, WUWF Public Media View Slideshow 2 of 6 A rodeo volunteer helps keep track of the fish weighed at the Rodeo. Jennie McKeon, WUWF Public Media View Slideshow 3 of 6 Rodeo Board President ...

10/22/2018 11:38:00 AM
The News Herald
DESTIN — Hurricane Michael is now making waves — economic ones, that is — in areas that escaped the storm's fury. Each morning locally, the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 98 from Panama City into Des...

10/22/2018 8:49:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — While most high school seniors might be overwhelmed balancing school, social life and work, Miss Destin 2018 Ellen Brown says it’s a piece of cake. At the Destin Fishing Rodeo’s Meet Miss Des...

10/21/2018 7:08:00 PM
WJHG
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Florida Department of Health in Bay County and The Florida Department of Health state-wide continues to respond to the health needs of Bay County residents following ...

10/18/2018 2:53:00 PM
Gainesville
Many in the panhandle region, including Panama City, Destin, Marianna and so many more, still do not have access to medical care, electricity or even food. While the roads are starting to reopen, the ...

10/18/2018 10:26:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
The Daily News received these photos of dead fish from Scott Royal, who took them at the end of Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. He said he grew up in southwest Florida, which experienced red ...

10/17/2018 6:20:00 PM
WKRG
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) -- Not only are trucks headed east to help ship donations to Panama City and Mexico Beach after Hurrican...

10/10/2018 7:36:00 PM
WDRB
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Just a few hours after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, Destin Mayor Gary Jarvis spoke with WDRB News about the damage left behind at the popular vac...

10/10/2018 2:20:00 PM
FOX10 News
First responders in Okaloosa County rescued a man at the Gulf Island National Seashore Wednesday. Okaloosa County deputies along with members of the Okaloosa Island Fire Department say they received a ...

10/10/2018 11:50:00 AM
Epoch Times
Storm surge from Hurricane Michael, forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle, began to hit beaches, including one in Destin. Footage uploaded by Instagram user Cheryl Law shows the waves are approaching ...

10/10/2018 11:30:00 AM
Atlanta Blackstar
Heavy surf from the approaching Hurricane Michael pounds the fishing pier on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via ...

10/9/2018 6:40:00 PM
FOX10 News
Looking around Destin Harbor this afternoon it almost looked like any other summer day. But it quickly became apparent that there was something different this afternoon. Many businesses along the boar...

10/9/2018 5:39:00 AM
WEAR-TV
Here are the areas that need to evacuate: Low-lying areas Areas prone to flooding South of highway 98 Areas neighboring Choctawhatchee Bay. Be sure to stay weather aware throughout the course of ...

10/8/2018 6:11:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
At a county meeting held shortly before noon Monday, Jeff Goldberg, Walton County’s Emergency Management director, discussed plans to issue a mandatory evacuation for zones A and B, which cover the co...

10/8/2018 5:47:00 PM
Crestview Bulletin News
Crestview; and Public Works, 84 Ready Road NW, Fort Walton Beach. The City of Destin Public Works is also giving away sandbags at their office on Commons Drive in Destin. The Okaloosa County School Di...

10/8/2018 4:46:00 PM
Crestview Bulletin News
Walton County, currently charted to be on the western side of the storm, announced a mandatory evacuation Monday for all areas south of Choctawhatchee Bay and east to the county line. Some areas north ...

10/5/2018 1:38:00 PM
The Destin Log
T-shirts are a staple of the Destin Fishing Rodeo. The first fishing Rodeo T-shirts were white, although no one can remember the exact year they started being sold. But there is a white T-shirt that h...

10/4/2018 12:38:00 PM
WJHG
Opal caused devastating storm surge up to 10 or 15 feet from Destin to Navarre Beach. Surge was 6-8 feet along the Choctawhatchee Bay. Rain totals were between 3 and 7 inches, which is fairly minimal ...

10/3/2018 1:36:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The 70th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo is off to a big start with great weather and large numbers of weigh-ins each day. "We have been slammed," said Marion Palmgren, associate director of the ...

10/1/2018 11:19:00 AM
The Destin Log
Dec. 6-23: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” • Jan 17-Feb. 3: “Dancing Lessons” • March 7-10: “Bad Dates” starring Jennifer Steele • March 28-April 7: “Around the World in 80 Days” Destin Fi...

9/30/2018 11:44:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Although the 70th Destin Fishing Rodeo is held in Destin, everyone in the area is invited to enjoy the month-long fishing event. “Rodeo season has officially begun!” the executive director of the Rode...

9/28/2018 3:10:00 PM
WUWF
Credit Destin Fishing Rodeo Before Destin was a beach vacation mecca, it was a small fishing village. In June 1948, a group of businessmen started the Destin Fishing Rodeo in hopes of bringing tourist...

9/26/2018 2:21:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
SANDESTIN — Hundreds of dead fish were seen floating Tuesday and Wednesday in Choctawhatchee Bay near Baytowne Marina, leaving some people wondering if the kill was caused by red tide. Mike Hall said ...

9/26/2018 1:17:00 PM
Fox News
Florida couple Lauren and Brandon Woodley were out for a leisurely boat ride early Monday morning, snapping photos of playful dolphins during the hide tide off of Crab Island, near Destin. But when it ...

9/25/2018 3:41:00 PM
Crestview Bulletin News
DESTIN — A shark spotted at Crab Island Monday appears to be a scalloped hammerhead, which is an endangered species. Terra Throgmorton, senior aquarist at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, said tha...

9/23/2018 11:35:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — With new technology and a few additions, the Destin Fishing Rodeo grew by leaps and bounds during its sixth decade from 1998-2008. When 1999 rolled around, there was a changing of the guard, ...

9/21/2018 11:51:00 AM
The New York Times
The group has built four snorkel reefs shaped like turtles, dolphins and other sea creatures 250 yards off the beaches of South Walton. The deeper installation, he said, “raises awareness through art, ...

9/20/2018 8:38:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
A water sample collected in Choctawhatchee Bay at Destin’s East Pass and another taken at the Navarre Beach Pier in Santa Rosa County also confirmed the presence of red tide, the report said. The only ...

9/18/2018 10:42:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Jason Harwell and his family encountered an unexpected sight Monday while waiting for a dolphin cruise at the HarborWalk Marina. "Me and my family just checked in for the Destin Snorkel dolph...

9/17/2018 10:50:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — In just a few weeks, the 70th annual Destin Fishing Rodeo will kick off. “It’s gonna be fun,” said Helen Donaldson, executive director of the Destin Fishing Rodeo. “It’s our 70th year so we’r...

9/16/2018 7:42:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Blink and you’ll miss it. The new 1835 Porch Bar beside Dewey Destin’s Harborside Restaurant is kind of a secret garden, but bar manager Tarra Wixom said it’s time to get the word out about t...

9/16/2018 3:16:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Okaloosa County officials plan to keep sacrificing Okaloosa Island's public beach to give sand to Destin's Holiday Isle private beach. If you treasure Okaloosa Island's beautiful public beaches, we ne...

9/15/2018 8:00:00 PM
WJHG
DESTIN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Veterans wounded in combat spent the day fishing on the water as part of the annual Soldiers on the Water event Saturday. The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, along wi...





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