By Alene Ogle, Okaloosa County Master Gardener Volunteer Below is a list of a few hardy and heat-tolerant Annuals and Perennials Master Gardeners have found successful. They will all make a colorful fall garden as well: Gaillardia — Florida native, drought-tolerant, re-seeding, beautiful yellow, red and orange flowers, easy carefree, blooms...
By Dennis Gilson, Niceville.com A bear biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has been reaching out to residents in Niceville to warn them of increased local bear activity and to help inform them how to live more safely with bears. Kathrine McCarty, FWC’s West Panhandle Bear Biologist,...
Northwest Florida State College personnel have been working diligently to prepare for campus re-opening and are striving toward a safe, healthy campus environment so that we can continue offering high-quality education and fulfilling our mission of improving lives on the Emerald Coast. The safety and wellbeing of our students,...
Walton County School District: Dear parents, Schools will begin for students on August 17. The following is a quick summary of major preparedness efforts: Safety – A Re-opening Task Force has been meeting since May to develop plans to reopen schools. Task force members include representatives from the Florida Department of Health,...
By Mike Barker I am Mike Barker and I want to be your District 3 County Commissioner. Let me tell you a little about myself, and why I want to be your Commissioner. I am a native and lifelong resident of Walton County. I have dedicated most of my adult...
Candidate for Walton County Commissioner, District 1 Growing up in a blue collar family at an early age, Lisa Johnson began to work and eventually would work her way through college at the University of Memphis, acquiring a degree in Business. At that jump off point, Lisa would go on to...
Jeri Michie, a longtime resident of Walton County, is running for the position of Walton County School Board. Jeri is an educator with 34 years of experience in all levels of public and private education including elementary, middle, and high schools. She understands schools through her diverse experiences as...
Fighting for Your Purpose: From Sex Trafficking to Ministry “Fighting for Your Purpose,” updated and expanded, by author Sula Skiles has just been released on Amazon! “People always ask me how I got through all of the trauma and pain in my life story,” says Sula. “In this book, I’ve...
Walton County Transit Service ‘GoWal’ Launched “GoWal,” the area’s first public transit service offering free rides to those traveling north and southbound throughout the region launched in late June. The shuttle buses run along U.S. Route 331 from DeFuniak Springs to South Walton and operates Monday through Friday, 6 a.m....
Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) is excited to announce the Triumph Gulf Coast Board unanimously voted to approve a grant of $7,064,665 to Northwest Florida State College to fund the Aviation Center of Excellence (ACE) project in June. This transformational center serves as a catalyst for workforce training to...

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