Meet Local Pro Richard Schmucker

By Kenneth Books Don’t tell Richard Schmucker to take it easy. After retiring from his machine shop at 40, he found time weighed heavily on his...

Bay Buzz Events February 2023

Celebrate Mardi Gras In Niceville! New Orleans-style food, a great band and fun for the whole family will highlight a Mardi Gras celebration 5- 9...

Triumph Gulf Coast Awards $21 Million Grant for Nursing Program at...

The Triumph Gulf Coast board has awarded Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) $21,787,560 for its Nursing Program expansion project. Triumph Gulf Coast is a competitive...

Bay Buzz February 2023

The Okaloosa County School District held a district-wide professional development day at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center Jan. 6. Superintendent Marcus Chambers spoke...

ECCAC’s Signature Gala in the Garden and Golf Weekend March 10

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) is putting on their annual signature Gala in the Garden and Golf Weekend, this year presented by...

Hometown Heroes: Still Teammates After All These Years

By Kenneth Books In the late 1990s, three teenagers ran their hearts out as members of the Fort Walton Beach High School cross-country team. Today,...

End of a Niceville Era

By Kenneth Books The longest-serving city manager in Florida will leave office Aug. 1 after 52 years on the job. Lannie Corbin, 80, who was first...

Local Dining, Drinks and Coffee February 2023

Brozinni Pizzeria Brozinni Pizzeria’s family-friendly pizza place offers you a taste of New York right here in Niceville. Now featuring the Big Apple’s signature crust,...

Free 10-Day Musical Festival Planned for February

By Debbie Carloni, ECMA Foundation Board Member Emerald Coast Music Alliance Foundation, Inc. has a mission to perform free concerts featuring world-class musicians for elementary...

To Honor Corporal Ray Hamilton

On Christmas Eve, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Corporal Ray Hamilton was killed in the line of duty while attempting to arrest a man suspected...