Local and State News

A Message from the Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools, Marcus Chambers –

Sunday, March 22, 2020 The week of March 23rd will be a busy week for our schools in Okaloosa County. As parents, you will receive several important notifications through email, social media, and call outs. The goal for this week is to provide our students and parents with the necessary information as we all transition into this new normal of ...

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Major & Minor League Baseball To Delay Opening Day By At Least Two Weeks; Spring Training Games Cancelled

March 13, 2020 Following a call with 30 Clubs, and after consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Commissioner Robert D. Manfired, Jr. announced on Wednesday, March 12, 2020, that MLB has decided to suspend Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at two weeks due to the national emergency created by ...

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City of Destin Parks and Recreation Department Programs and Events

• *NEW* DODGEBALL: Beginning Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, the Destin Community Center will host open Dodgeball on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Children ages 8 to 14 are welcome to participate in a night filled with friends, fun and dodgeball! The fee is $3/session for non-residents and $2/session for Destin residents. A waiver will be required for each child. ...

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City of Destin Parks and Recreation Department Programs and Events

• *NEW* DODGEBALL: Beginning Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, the Destin Community Center will host open Dodgeball on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Children ages 8 to 14 are welcome to participate in a night filled with friends, fun and dodgeball! The fee is $3/session for non-residents and $2/session for Destin residents. A waiver will be required for each child. ...

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Crestview Inn Shooting Suspect Arrested For Murder

Crestview, Fla. – The Crestview Police Department has arrested one person for murder and released the identity of the victim in Thursday night’s shooting death at the Crestview Inn. The Crestview Police Department has arrested 38-year-old, Lovejoy Cassie Ponthieux of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and charged her with Murder in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Jonathan Tyler Harvard ...

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Shooting at a Local Motel in Crestview Claims the Life of a Niceville Man

Friday, February 21, 2020 Crestview, Fla. — The Crestview Police Department with the assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office is investigating a shooting that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Niceville, FL man. According to a press release from the Crestview Police Department, the unnamed Niceville man was shot to death shortly after ...

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U.S. Navy To Conduct Surface-To-Air Weapon Testing in Gulf of Mexico Today & Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Eglin Air Force Base, Fla – According to a press release from Eglin Air Force Base, the United States Navy will conduct surface-to-air weapon testing in the Gulf of Mexico between 6 a.m. and noon, today and tomorrow, February 19th and 20th. The press release stated the hazard area is approximately 75 miles south of Destin, ...

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Crestview Police Citizens Academy

Residents who want to learn how their community Police Department works can get an insider’s perspective at this year’s free Crestview Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week course begins Feb. 11. Applications are being accepted now. “There’s a lot more to a police department than the average citizen sees,” Community Services Officer Sam Kimmons said. “This program gives you an in-depth, ...

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Alabama Bass Trail 100 Registration Opens June 1

Saturday – January 18, 2020 – By David Rainer Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Tournament bass anglers who are ready to step up in competition need to mark their calendars for June 1, 2020, and set the alarm clock to 6 a.m. That date and time is when registration opens for the newest bass trail in Alabama aimed ...

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FWC and partners hosting a Tri-State Bobwhite Symposium

Saturday – January 18, 2020 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners including the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative are hosting a Tri-State Bobwhite Symposium for landowners and land managers in northwest Florida. The workshop, offered by the FWC’s Landowner Assistance Program, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST at Jackson County ...

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