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Okaloosa County


From Pensacola to Destin, airports booming

August 17, 2017

The City of Pensacola released yesterday that 175,814 individuals arrived and departed from the Pensacola International Airport in July, setting a new monthly record. The passengers increased 13 percent over July 2016 and has jumped 4…


Okaloosa close to picking new airport director

January 11, 2016

Okaloosa County has narrowed its for a new director of Okaloosa County’s three airports down to three finalists: Okaloosa’s Interim Airports Director Tracy Stage; Daniel Dickten, director of aviation for Western Reserve Port Authority-Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport…

Business Escambia County

Walton County TDC has BP gift card issue, too

December 8, 2013

One of my favorite investigative reporters, Tom McLaughlin with the Fort Walton Daily News, reports today that auditors found the Walton County TDC had “inadequate” controls that prevented completely accounting for $121,000 worth of gift cards.…


State Attorney agrees to not prosecute Vision Airlines

March 12, 2013

When the Vision Airlines pulled out of the Okaloosa County airport leaving behind more than $100,000 in Passenger Facility Charges, the state attorney filed charges for First Degree Grand Theft. Today State Attorney Bill Eddins announced…


State wants further audit of Okaloosa County finances

February 12, 2013

The state’s Joint Legislative Auditing Committee ordered yesterday a countywide audit of all Okaloosa County finances as well as an audit of the Clerk of Court’s Office. The Auditing Committee, composed of six state representatives and…

Escambia County Politics

Gilmore Deposition for Valentino trial

August 12, 2010

Tomorrow, Okaloosa County Judge Jim Ward will rule on a motion by Barry Beroset to dismiss the misdemeanor charges for campaign solicitation in a government building against Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The actual trial is…


More details on Morris kick-back scandal

July 19, 2010

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…

BP Disaster News

News: Okaloosa County awaits BP oil onslaught

June 20, 2010

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…