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FDOT proposes Northwest Florida Toll Authority for our counties. Tolls are in our future.

FDOT proposes Northwest Florida Toll Authority for our counties. Tolls are in our future.

According to the Daily News, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad told attendees yesterday at the Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium on Okaloosa Island that the state is about 10 years away from a "gas tax cliff" As cars get more efficient and we move to CNG and [...]

Harbinger for Escambia County?

The Tea Party is much more organized in Fort Walton Beach and started to get involved in the local races. Will it move this direction or grow beyond a few small rallies at the parking lot of the dilapidated University Mall? The Daily News reports that the FWB Tea Party with its Red Shirt Brigade [...]

Zoo is making comeback

Zoo is making comeback

The Ft. Walton Beach Daily News reports that new owner and CEO Eric Mogensen of the Gulf Breeze Zoo says attendance is about 15 percent higher than what was budgeted. The zoo closed in August 2009 after struggling for the four years after Hurricane Ivan. The new management, Virginia Safari Park [...]

More details on Morris kick-back scandal

More details on Morris kick-back scandal

Daily News reports: Attorneys for Michael Coup, Sandra Norris and David Yacks, Okaloosa County deputies and officials accused in bonus kickback scheme concocted by jailed former Sheriff Charlie Morris, will be asking a jury why those clients were selected for prosecution on racketeering charges [...]

BP media spins

BP media spins

BP Liz Castro (yes, she is still around) yesterday told a group of realtors that BP’s current policy is to only pay claims to realtors on failed property sales blamed on the oil spill if the property is within one block of the beach, according to report by the Daily News. Castro spoke at town [...]

News: Gulf Region Roundup

Daily News (FWB): Worst fear, greatest hope: Hands Across the Sand buoyed by worldwide support ---At 11 a.m. on Saturday, at 417 sites in roughly 300 cities in 43 states and 12 countries, concerned people will go to their nearest beach and join hands in solidarity against offshore oil drilling. [...]

News: Okaloosa County awaits BP oil onslaught

Northwest Florida Daily News reports: As Walton County beaches witnessed their heaviest showing of tar balls to date, Okaloosa officials are gearing up for a second strong wave of weathered oil to hit shores Monday. Read more.

Okaloosa frustrated, too

Okaloosa frustrated, too

The Daily News reports that officials in Okaloosa County are just as frustrated with BP's Unified Command post as we are here. Read Okaloosa officials vent at spill bureaucracy Folks, BP isn't here to help us.

South Santa Rosa Co. news

South Santa Rosa Co. news

No snow. It's raining, cold...but no snow. My high schooler is happy nonetheless because she will be able to tell her children and grandchildren that in 2010 she got a "snow day" from the school system. The Daily News has two stories of interest. The new Zoo director is reporting that the Zoo [...]

Liberty Counsel to sue Santa Rosa schools

Liberty Counsel to sue Santa Rosa schools

Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian group that has offices in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., has told the Daily News that it plans to sue the Santa Rosa County School District for violating the constitutional rights of its staff and students. The Liberty Counsel filed a motion [...]

Jon Benet Ramsey investigators look at Navarre death

Jon Benet Ramsey investigators look at Navarre death

The Daily News reports that the two investigators that worked on the Jon Benet Ramsey case are looking into the February 2007 death of Joshua Whittier, who was found at the water’s edge near Juana’s Pagoda after a Mardi Gras celebration on Navarre Beach. While the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's [...]

More on child porn suspect

The Fort Walton Daily News has uncovered that James Freeman, who was indicted as part of an international child porn ring, was a registered sex offender leading a campaign to reform Megan’s Law. He was listed as the executive director of Sohopeful.org. The Daily News is doing some great [...]

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