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Florida Power & Light supports 28 local nonprofits with over $200K...

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Consider the variety of need in our community: beds for children who are sleeping on floors, food, clothing and care for at-risk foster children,...

Gulf Coast’s Newest Tourists Ivey & Oliver

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Last week two whale sharks were spotted near the shores of Destin-Fort Walton Beach and have been tagged in a joint effort by the...

Allegiant adds year-round base, new flights at Destin-Fort Walton

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Low-cost airline Allegiant will establish a two-aircraft year-round base at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), creating about 65 new jobs and adding service to...

Okaloosa tourism department picks St. Petersburg-based marketing firm

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Okaloosa County's tourism development department has selected St. Petersburg-based Aqua Marketing & Communications as its "agency of record." The full-service marketing and communications firm was selected...

Airbnb to begin collecting bed tax in Okaloosa County

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Short-term rental company Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting tourist development taxes — more commonly known as "bed taxes" — on behalf of its Okaloosa...

Hard Rock in talks to build resort on Gulf Coast

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The sleepy days of one Gulf Coast community could soon be long gone if one local developer and an international hotel chain have their...

Northwest Florida beaches pose no risk of “flesh-eating” bacteria

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In the wake of errant remarks made by an Atlanta meteorologist regarding statements that "flesh-eating" bacteria was present along Gulf Coast area beaches, local...

Local Green Beret returns to service after amputation

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A Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free...

First of 747 new homes, community center to open at Eglin

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Beginning in April, the first new homes are scheduled to open under Eglin Air Force Base's ongoing privatized housing initiative. In addition to the new homes,...

Okaloosa, Walton hit by governor’s vetoes

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Florida governor Rick Scott announced $256 million in budget vetoes today, and projects in Okaloosa and Walton counties are among the casualties. Legislators finalized a...