Each with the Heart of a Champion By Scott Miller Congratulations is in order. The Niceville High School Men’s Soccer Team is now also known as Florida State Champions! That’s something which is earned only through hard work and dedication, through teamwork and homework. Not only did they finish their 2020...
Every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in our Gulf and Bay, with at least 60% of that being composed of plastic material. Plastics, especially, last a very long time in the ocean and are in such abundance that there are 46,000 individual pieces of plastic litter...
By William Blanken A drawdown is looming. You’re separating at the end of active service. You’ve decided to retire after a long career. No matter when or why you’re leaving the military, a big part of preparing for your civilian life is taking steps to proactively address the financial issues...

Alaqua News

By Mary Chris Murray Alaqua Releases New Episodes for “Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers” Podcast Series The podcast series “Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers,” now in season two, is hosted by Alaqua Founder Laurie Hood, and celebrates the work of advocates from around the world—the “difference makers” who have dedicated their lives to...
By Rita L. Sherwood What a different time we have all lived in the past few weeks! Schools, restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, hair and nail salons, and others (too many to name), and even our beautiful beaches were temporarily closed. What was our reality in the beginning of March is...
By Valerie Burrelle, Impact 100 Communication Chair And Board Of Directors IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida awarded five grant recipients $101,600 each for 2019. Since its conception in 2012, IMPACT 100 NWF has awarded 2.7 million dollars to nonprofits in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Arts and Culture Recipient – Muscogee Nation...
Niceville High School Resource Officer Tori Mason, a deputy with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, has been awarded a $5,000 cash grand prize in the CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength contest sponsored by Hialeah-based CGI Windows & Doors. The annual event recognizes Florida residents who have gone above and beyond to help...
From Superintendent Russell A. Hughes As the 2019-2020 school year has come to a close, I wanted to take the time to say a sincere thank you to all Walton County School District students, parents, and employees. The last few months have been like nothing we have ever experienced, but at...
NWFSC Receives $2.85 Million Job Growth Grant Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a $2.85 million award to Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The funds will be used to establish the college’s Transit Technician program, which will support a broad range of industries to...
By Bob Conrad Today, more than 2.7 million men and women have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight on terrorism. “Unfortunately, for many, the rigors of combat and the challenges of military life take a toll on their overall health,” says Dr. Damon Friedman, an Air Force Special...
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