By Doug Stauffer The City of Niceville celebrated the community’s rich history with the unveiling of three Florida historical heritage markers at Lions Park in Niceville on Oct. 6. State Rep. Patt Maney was the keynote speaker. The three current markers are the “Old Maritime City” marker, the Boggy Mill Company...

Salute a Veteran

By Angie Toole For the past several years, the Emerald Coast Exchange Club (ECEC) has held its Salute‐A‐Veteran event at the Air Armament Museum, recognizing local veterans and active-duty service members in the area with a flag display and tags purchased by sponsors to recognize the service and heroism of...
By Kelly Murphy-Redd, Official Storyteller of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber Descending by parachute, Howard Hill saw someone with a rifle running down the dirt road in his direction. When he landed, two men in militia outfits and pith helmets stood 10 feet away, looking down the sights of their...
November — the month of Thanksgiving — that time of year when we gather with friends and family to ritually offer thanks and appreciation for all that comes our way. It causes me to pause and reflect upon people whom I am thankful for and to intentionally make myself...
WEEK 9 Thursday, Nov. 3 Eagles vs Texans, 7:15 p.m., Amazon Sunday, Nov. 6 Chargers vs Falcons, Noon, Fox Dolphins vs Bears, Noon, CBS Panthers vs Bengals, Noon, Fox Packers vs Lions, Noon, Fox Raiders vs Jaguars, Noon, CBS Colts vs Patriots, Noon, CBS Bills vs Jets, Noon, CBS Vikings vs Commanders, Noon, Fox Seahawks vs Cardinals, 3:05 p.m., Fox Rams vs...

Bay Buzz November 2022

New Mural Brings Bold and Exciting Energy to Niceville Congratulations to the City of Niceville on the unveiling of its new mural and ADA-Accessible Kayak Launch at Turkey Creek! Designed by Niceville-based artist and Francis Roy Agency Art Director Janae Erickson, it is one of the artists’ largest art installations...
Four Lanes on Highway 20 and a “back way” to Publix is on my dream list of road improvements in the Freeport area. Good news! They ARE ON THE LIST of Recommended Projects from the Transportation Advisory Committee IF the Walton Referendum PASSES. You can view this list at www.welcometowalton.com. The projected...
By Lori Leath Smith Are you looking for ways to help our community? As always during the holiday season, there is an ongoing need for giving. Many children don’t have enough food to eat over a weekend, much less over Thanksgiving, and have to return to school hungry. Some don’t...
By Doug Stauffer Okaloosa County recently gathered together to celebrate the military, first with the U.S. Air Force’s 75th Anniversary celebration, followed the next day with a salute to several veterans inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame at the Northwest Florida State College Mattie Kelly Arts Center in...
By Samuel King Jr. The 96th Test Wing’s explosive ordnance disposal flight recently received the newest EOD robotic system and began training with the equipment recently. The T7 robot, built by L3Harris, is a major upgrade in both size and capability from its 20-year-old brother, the F6A. The Air Force EOD program...
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