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OCSD Marcus Chambers & District Programs Highlighted by FADSS We are pleased to announce that Okaloosa County Schools Superintendent Marcus Chambers was recently recognized by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) for his accomplishments during his tenure. In addition, several innovative district programs and awards were mentioned,...
By Lauren Reho Each year through the All Sports Association, the Taylor Haugen Foundation, presents a trophy to an athlete who best demonstrates a balance between academics, athleticism, leadership, community service and faith. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship, a $1,000 donation to the athletic department of his or her...
By Steve Kotowske, Senior Trainer, What’s Up Dog? You don’t have to teach a dog to be a dog. You must instead allow a dog to be a dog; a dog that lives in a human world, so to speak, when we take it on as our companion. As a...
Why this holiday season may be an ideal time to buy that preowned vehicle you’ve been dreaming about By Will Estell Whether you consider yourself a well versed auto aficionado, or someone who simply desires a dependable and presentable automobile to get around in, it’s certainly no secret that both the...
A Liturgical Mass at Christ Our Redeemer Church, Niceville, will celebrate Black History Month on Jan. 29. The Most Rev. William Wack, C.S.C, Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, will be the celebrant. This is a rich and colorful event to emphasize black involvement in the Catholic Church. The Eglin AFB Brotherhood...
Gov. Ron DeSantis made a surprise visit to Okaloosa County recently to announce the inaugural group of schools to receive Florida Purple Star recognition. The Purple Star designation recognizes schools that provide extra support for children of military families. Once the school names were released, it was apparent why...
WEEK 17 Thursday, Dec. 29 Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans, 7:20 p.m., Amazon Sunday, Jan. 1 Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons, Noon, Fox Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, Noon, CBS Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, Noon, Fox Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, Noon, CBS Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, Noon, CBS Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots,...
By Marta Rose-Thorpe Throughout 2022, A Superior Air Conditioning Company was able to bring our community’s Veterans and First Responders together for fellowship and meaningful camaraderie… nine times! We’ve been told many times how much these lunches mean to the men and women who unselfishly served, and are serving, our...
By Victoria Ostrosky When she heard the authoritative knock on her front door, she quickly ran to her baby brother and grabbed his hand. Her eyes were great pools of fear and, with a trembling voice, she begged to not be separated from her little brother. Their home, such as...
By Mark Messerly Walton County’s Dune Lakes are ecological treasures, and there are opportunities to help monitor and preserve these unique environmental systems. In addition to recreational activities, the lakes store and filter water, and provide unique transitional habitats for a unique mix of plants and animals. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance...
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