Destin - Fort Walton Beach News

The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group out of Eglin AFB conducted a maritime Weapons System Evaluation Program in the Gulf of Mexico and in Choctawhatchee Bay, Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 6-8. Within the 53rd WEG, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron is the lead for Combat ...

10/21/2017 6:35:00 PM
Next door, a tree-lined path leads to the Choctawhatchee Bay In addition to their amenities, the Cottages offer the irresistible appeal of old Florida. Each of the seven cottages—affectionately termed Better Together, Humble and Kind, Family Tradition ...

10/2/2017 2:18:00 PM
For fans of the popular HGTV series “Island Hunters,” at $2.5 million South Walton Island offers 53 acres of exclusive privacy off the coast of Florida on Choctawhatchee Bay. Uninhabited and untouched by man, the island is just minutes away from ...

8/26/2017 5:00:00 PM
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8/19/2017 5:00:00 PM
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8/11/2017 5:12:00 PM
Now, officials want to warn locals in the Choctawhatchee Bay area from Highway 20 to Sunset Cove in the Blue Water Bay area of incorporated Niceville about the health advisory. Six thousand gallons of sewage spilled out of the broken pipe and flowed into a ...

8/11/2017 6:03:00 AM
The Destin Log
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has issued public notice for information to find a local missing teenager. According to a post on its Facebook page, OCSO is asking for the public's help to locate 16-year-old Erin Taylor Bankston of Destin. Bankston is 5 ...

8/10/2017 12:27:00 PM
The Destin Log
Students return to the classroom on Thursday and at Destin Elementary School they will be joined by seven new teachers and faculty members for the new school year. The Log would like to introduce you to the new teachers and staff at Destin Elementary.

8/8/2017 10:14:00 AM
KION 46 Central Coast News
Body Camera video shows Destin... DESTIN, Fla. CBS News - Two Okaloosa County Deputies involved in the shooting of a man and a woman in Destin Florida were cleared of any wrong doing. The body camera footage of the shooting released shows the minutes ...

8/8/2017 7:13:00 AM
The Destin Log
Aug. 19: The Springs Capt. Davy and the Crossbones Catch Captain Davy and the Crossbones (his buccaneer crew) on stage from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Al's Beach Club & Burger Bar on Okaloosa Island. Bring the kids to join the crew for song and dance.

8/7/2017 5:45:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel taking on water approximately 40 miles south of Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 5:50 a.m. that the 50-foot fishing ...

8/7/2017 11:25:00 AM
The Destin Log
The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution annually sponsors the American History Essay Contest for all students in grades fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth in public, private, parochial, and home schools. The 2017-2018 topic for ...

8/6/2017 7:40:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a woman who was reportedly going in and out of consciousness 14 miles southwest of Destin Harbor, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 6:30 p.m. of a 73-year ...

8/6/2017 10:22:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — An average day at the beach is never entirely average. With each passing hour, it's a different crowd, a different view. On a recent Tuesday, the Daily News took photographic evidence to see how the beach changes throughout the day.

8/4/2017 3:40:00 PM
NW Florida Daily News
The much anticipated Destin Fishing Rodeo tournament is just around the corner and anglers from across the country are gearing up for the competition. For the month of October, the Destin harbor will be filled with charter and private boats aiming to catch ...

8/3/2017 1:17:00 PM
NW Florida Daily News
Bonnie Drude-Marin, who has a second home on Okaloosa Island, has been visiting Okaloosa County for 50 years. When she saw a photo of the building on the news Wednesday night, she knew she'd seen it before. And she's hoping other local folks with long ...

8/3/2017 5:41:00 AM
Crestview Bulletin News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — For a few moments on Tuesday afternoon, Crestview resident David Gordon stood on the beach, his heart pounding in his chest. He scanned the sky as he gripped a large American flag, hoping to catch a glimpse of a CV-22 Osprey flying above.

8/2/2017 6:28:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Booths selling everything from fruity coconut drinks and hand-blown glass ornaments to pearl leather jewelry and wine slushies line the walkways at Destin Harbor on Thursday night. Families line up shoulder to shoulder to take sunset cruises on ...

8/1/2017 4:06:00 PM
The Destin Log
Italian food lovers have a new restaurant where they can indulge themselves with homemade pasta and seafood dishes. Ciao Italia Bistro, which is located at 985 Highway 98 E, opened its doors last week and will offers northern Italian homemade cuisine ...

8/1/2017 2:47:00 PM
News Herald
OKALOOSA ISLAND — A beach attendant is being credited with taking down an armed man late Monday afternoon. The man, who has not been identified by officials, was arguing with a group of beachgoers over an inflatable octopus, according to the Okaloosa ...

7/29/2017 4:12:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard towed a disabled vessel from 22 nautical miles southwest of Destin Pass, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 11:05 p.m. Friday of a disabled 23-foot vessel with five people ...

7/29/2017 7:28:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
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7/28/2017 4:50:00 AM
DESTIN, FL (RNN) - A captain of a charter fishing boat made an unexpected catch of his own on Thursday, saving a poor cat's life. Jordan Smith, captain of the boat Profishonal with Let's Fish Destin Charters, was passing near the Marler Bridge in ...

7/27/2017 3:31:00 PM
News Herald
One local man hopes to lead the effort to change that. In a story that appeared July 19, Dave Hancock told Daily News Staff Writer Tony Judnich that his group — the Okaloosa Island Leaseholders Association — hopes to encourage county officials to look ...

7/27/2017 11:01:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
Tolbert owns the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort and is the president of the Okaloosa Island Leaseholders Association (OILA), which has about 300 members. He said most association members, along with numerous residential and commercial property owners on either ...

7/27/2017 5:25:00 AM
Fast forward two years, and after much begging to go back to the beach, our family took a trip to Destin, Florida. As my grandmother described it, Destin had the "most beautiful beaches in the world." I could certainly tell why, as the area's nickname ...

7/26/2017 2:14:00 PM
Crestview Bulletin News
Liza Jackson Park, Fort Walton Beach; Wayside Park and Emerald Promenade, both of Okaloosa Island, and Henderson Beach and James Lee Park, both of Destin, failed tests based on EPA-recommended enterococci standards. Enteric bacteria's presence indicates ...

7/25/2017 7:29:00 PM
National Geographic Society
There is no shortage of ways to get out and play in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island, collectively known as the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. The area’s 24 miles of shoreline include powder-white beaches, emerald green water ...

7/22/2017 5:35:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Wanda New and her niece, Summer Walter, enjoy the picture-perfect sunsets beyond Crab Island, the summertime Thursday night fireworks shows and an ideal fishing spot. Stefan Kumm likes the convenience of living a few blocks from his job at ...

7/20/2017 7:22:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS– The Coast Guard assisted a woman with a reported back injury at Crab Island in Destin, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Destin received a report at 11:40 a.m. of a woman who sustained a back injury at Crab Island.

7/20/2017 4:58:00 PM
The Destin Log
Other businesses such as The Beach Butlers, Destin Grocery Girls and BeMyShopper also offer home delivery services in Northwest Florida.

7/18/2017 2:13:00 PM
NW Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — The economic benefits of an Okaloosa Island link to the so-called Great Northwest Coastal Trail Corridor would be enormous, says Dave Hancock. Hancock is the immediate past president of the Okaloosa Island Leaseholders Association.

7/15/2017 9:23:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
Emerald Coast Turtle Watch’s Sara Gray said they now have 11 turtle nests in Okaloosa County. Eight are in Destin and three are on Okaloosa Island. “We are watching over the ones that were washed out and another one that had standing water over it.

7/15/2017 1:03:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation is in the final stages of completing renovations to the Destin Aquatics Center and hope to open its doors soon. Permits are in place to meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Health and the city ...

7/14/2017 11:41:00 AM
The Destin Log
A program at the Destin Community Center helped convert 12 kids into mini-chefs on Thursday during Cooking and Serving Camp. With help of Dewey’s Destin Chef Jim Shirah, students planned a luncheon, made invitations and discussed manners and etiquette.

7/11/2017 4:21:00 PM
NW Florida Daily News
VALPARAISO — GLO, the little charter air service that has been bringing Arkansans to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport since February 2016, announced Tuesday it is suspending all service. The New Orleans-based company sent out a news release saying its ...

7/10/2017 12:43:00 PM
The Destin Log
These cottages afford one the most attractive view of the Gulf Coast.” The ad went on to say: “Island View Cottages face East Pass, where Choctawhatchee Bay enters the gulf. The varied colors of the waters as the surf breaks over the bar presents a ...

7/9/2017 9:28:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
Thirty-four of his acres are on the Choctawhatchee Bay and the beach is just four miles away. "I do this as a way to give back," he said. "When we're here, we play and write. There's no schedule. Just beach, food, fun, and music. We can be real with each ...

7/9/2017 6:09:00 AM
NW Florida Daily News
DESTIN -- The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation has named husband and wife duo Tony and Vivian Zack of Destin the 2017 Festival of the Arts poster contest winners. This year’s 22nd annual event is set for Oct. 28-29 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village ...

7/8/2017 4:06:00 PM
The Destin Log
DESTIN — A small suspicious device discovered by a couple walking their dog Saturday had Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk closed off for several hours, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. First responders from the Sheriff’s Office ...

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