Life Media’s own “Theo,” Emerald Coast Turtle Watch and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) remind locals and visitors they can help protect nesting sea turtles by practicing some simple tips. Each year, thousands of sea turtles nest on Florida’s beaches. Florida beaches are the No. 1 place...
In a year that should have been about celebrating ten years of service to the community, Food For Thought is instead honoring a very different anniversary – one year since the start of the COVID-19 shutdown. “Students left school for Spring Break, and just didn’t return. Since then, we have...
By Dave White Eddie Mansfield has a story to tell! In a recent interview with the long-time director of Path of Grace in Miramar Beach, we asked Eddie if he could sum up his life story in one sentence, what would it be? He answered unhesitatingly, “What the enemy meant for...
By Elena Beplay, Coastline K9 In today’s world of uncertainty, many people are searching for protection options and have gone down the road of selecting a family protection dog. As a mother, I can understand the concern for protecting your family. I am here to bring that passion and knowledge...
Laundry Tips and Tricks With Sudsy! Thanks for taking the time to read our fun, informative blog for some basic laundry tips and tricks! Every few months we will go over helpful and creative ideas to combat stains, eliminate smells and dispel myths. In this issue, we want to talk about...
By Marta Rose-Thorpe For years Jimy Thorpe felt the urge to give back. A veteran, Jimy had served as a young man in the U.S. Army for eight years and had always held the highest regard for the men and women who serve our country and keep us safe. This...

Superintendent Updates

Okaloosa County: Marcus Chambers Early registration for the 2021-22 school Year The Okaloosa County School District now is accepting early registration for the 2021-22 school year for children new to the school district, including those entering kindergarten. Florida law provides that any child who will be five on or before September...
By Kenneth Books If your idea of a good time revolves around great classic cars, fun on the beach and Jimmy Buffet, you’re in for a treat May 6-8, 2021. More than 125 classic automobiles will converge on Destin Commons Friday and Saturday for the 10th anniversary of Burning Up The...
Okaloosa County Announces Emergency Rental Assistance Program The U.S. Treasury has awarded Okaloosa County $6.36 million in emergency rental and utility assistance for low-income households experiencing COVID19 financial hardships. Begun April 6, to ensure a successful economic recovery in our area, grant assistance is becoming available for rent, rent arrears,...
By 1st Lt. Karissa Rodriguez Recently, the name and the official role of the Air Force’s newest fighter was unveiled at Eglin Air Force Base. Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics military deputy, presented the F-15EX Eagle ll...

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