Destin - Fort Walton Beach News

2/19/2019 9:14:00 AM
The News Herald
CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY — Three dolphins have been found dead in local waters in the past eight days, including two discovered on Sunday. Brittany Baldrica, the marine mammal study coordinator for the Emer...

2/17/2019 1:57:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
The Destin History and Fishing Museum made a little history of its own this past year. “2018 was the most successful in the museum’s history,” museum board treasurer John Lefler told the more than 30 ...

2/13/2019 11:21:00 AM
ABC 7 Chicago
Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island is known as the Heart of Florida's Emerald Coast because of its iconic emerald-green water, sugar-white sand, and world-renowned beaches, as well as once ...

2/12/2019 6:10:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Commissioners also voted to have staff study the possibility of putting an estimated $10 million in BP funds toward improving the health of Choctawhatchee Bay. “The Choctawhatchee Bay basin is our Eve...

2/12/2019 5:26:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — A new trampoline park is coming to town. Park Grimmer, owner of the Emerald Coast Centre on Emerald Coast Parkway, said the Urban Air trampoline park is expected to open this fall. The attrac...

2/9/2019 7:16:00 AM
The News Herald
Both sheepshead and black drum also gather in oystery holes in the deep back-country creeks like those at the east end of Choctawhatchee Bay. The basic tactic is to fish a thumbnail-sized piece of fre...

2/7/2019 1:35:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
CRESTVIEW — At best, Okaloosa County’s planned East Pass dredging/beach restoration project could see 105,000 cubic yards of sand placed on a Holiday Isle beach near the east jetty in Destin and an eq...

2/7/2019 8:23:00 AM
New Orleans
The beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, have become popular vacation spots for many New Orleans families. The challenge is knowing which white sand beach is best for your crew. These consider...

2/2/2019 9:14:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — What looks like the Seattle Space Needle and is located in Destin? That would be the new Destin Water Users tower. Located near the corner of Forest Street and Calhoun Avenue, construction of ...

1/29/2019 9:34:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — A local restaurant known for its affordable, Southern-coastal cuisine is branching out to Okaloosa Island this summer. Stewby's Seafood Shanty, located on Racetrack Road in Fort Walt...

1/26/2019 12:15:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — City Council members Tuesday agreed to research an ordinance that would require the collection of fees at the exit instead of the entrance to HarborWalk Village and other privately-owned pay- ...

1/24/2019 5:32:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — For charter boat Capt. Neill Finkel, watching the Coast Guardsmen at Station Destin missing their first paycheck of the year, and facing the likelihood of missing their Jan. 30 paycheck due t...

1/14/2019 2:45:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — With the goal of acquiring more public beach property, city officials hope to have appraisals of eight Gulf-front parcels completed within about the next two to three months. According to cit...

1/14/2019 12:59:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Coastal Cravings of Destin is putting a gourmet twist on the food truck trend. The aroma of pizza dough baking inside a wood-fired oven should make any belly rumble. Foodies hoping for high-e...

1/13/2019 10:05:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — The number of coyotes that roam parts of town has reached a “saturation point,” and the city needs to start trapping many of them, City Councilman Parker Destin says. At Monday’s council meet...

1/12/2019 7:05:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
To the casual observer, it looks like just another snowbird season: more traffic on the roads, especially Emerald Coast Parkway, and longer wait lines at our favorite restaurants. However, behind what ...

1/10/2019 9:15:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — Tourists couldn't be blamed this time for the trash on the shoulder and median near Marler Bridge on U.S. Highway 98 Wednesday. Residents traveling through Okaloosa Island have seen ...

1/9/2019 5:20:00 PM
Crestview Bulletin News
The Sheriff’s Office has reacted to the closure by splitting its District 3 — which covers Destin, Okaloosa Island, Valparaiso and Niceville — into two zones, north and south of the Choctawhatchee Bay ...

1/3/2019 4:00:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
A line of people stood outside the Destin Community Center Thursday afternoon, eagerly awaiting a chance to get through the doors to register for this season’s Destin Snowbirds Club. “People were in l...

12/31/2018 11:25:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Its driest December was in 2001, when it saw just less than 2 inches. On the other side of Choctawhatchee Bay, 11.98 inches of rain dropped on Destin this December. That total was more than 6.5 inches ...

12/26/2018 9:36:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Earlier this year, many dog owners criticized the city for posting signs that banned dogs at all but one city park. In October, the city council responded by instituting a six-month pilot pro...

12/20/2018 9:35:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
OKALOOSA ISLAND — The date for this year's Winter Guest Fest has been set for Jan. 17 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Now in its 14th year, the Winter Guest Fest — formerly known as the Snowbi...

12/16/2018 6:54:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
Today's edition takes a look at the health of Choctawhatchee Bay and other bodies of water. Next Sunday's issue describes the state of our local drinking water — where it comes from and how local agen...

12/13/2018 4:13:00 PM
Orlando Sentinel
Soddy Daisy (TN) 199.5; 10. East Ascension (LA) 172; 11. Clay 158.5; 12. Suwannee 155.5; 13. Ft Walton Beach 130.5; 14. South Walton 110; 15. Arnold 101; 16. Niceville 90.5; 17. Daphne (AL) 89.5; 18. ...

12/12/2018 10:34:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — It’s no secret that the area is a top vacation destination, but now it’s also been selected as a top retirement destination, according to the newly released sixth edition of the book “America ...

12/10/2018 4:16:00 PM
WKRG
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. OKALOOSA ISLAND, Fla. (WKRG) -- Commissioners Carolyn Ketchel, Graham Fountain, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, O...

12/10/2018 7:37:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
The event drew 20 boats, each festively decorated with lights and Christmas decorations, to be enjoyed by a crowd of hundreds. Judges Tisha Maraj, Wen Livingston and Woffy Ramone rated the boats on or...

12/6/2018 4:00:00 PM
traveltips.usatoday.com
Destin, Florida, is located between the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay on the Florida Panhandle. This beach and fishing resort community attracts tourists for recreation on land and on the wate...

11/29/2018 12:02:00 PM
WKRG
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) -- Destin fishermen plan to use their own boats to deliver Christmas presents for Hurricane Mic...

11/28/2018 4:00:00 PM
traveltips.usatoday.com
The journey begins with a narrated tour of Destin Harbor before proceeding to Choctawhatchee Bay and other areas of the Gulf of Mexico. The family-owned and- operated vessel features two restrooms, a ...

11/27/2018 8:00:00 AM
Northwest Florida Daily News
The 3.42-acre park site at 101 Calhoun Ave. overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay. The site was the homestead of Capt. Leonard Destin, who was the first person to settle in Destin in the mid-19th century. The ...

11/26/2018 3:20:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — It’s hard to imagine Destin without the Destin Commons. Earlier this month, the shopping center celebrated their 15th anniversary. Since opening in 2003, Destin Commons has become one of the ...

11/21/2018 5:22:00 PM
Northwest Florida Daily News
DESTIN — Get out the garland and the lights and get ready for the 32nd annual Holiday on the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade on Destin harbor set for Dec. 9. The date has been set and the judges have been ...

11/14/2018 7:33:00 AM
The Detroit News
Now that the cold weather has arrived, you might be thinking about ways to escape it. Consistently rated among the best beaches in Florida and in the USA (and even the world), you can’t go wrong with ...

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...





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