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Stories by Daniel Evans

Stories by Daniel Evans

May 31, 2024
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) has fired Deputy Eddie Duran following the completion of an administrative internal affairs investigation into the death of Senior Airman Roger Fortson on May 3. The sheriff’s office said in a press release Friday that it’s administrative investigation determined the deputy’s use of deadly force was not objectively reasonable, and therefore violated agency policy.
May 23, 2024
Covering a breaking news story, especially a tragic one, is one of the hardest parts about being a journalist.

Everyone has heard the phrase, “If it bleeds, it leads,” but the truth is 99.9% of the journalism community would rather go their entire career without covering a tragic event. Probably 100%. And that old saying really applies to readership, because unfortunately, in general the public would rather read about something horrible that happened than someone uplifting someone else.

May 17, 2024
Okaloosa County is under a tornado watch until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Mobile. Strong to severe storms are possible Friday afternoon and into the evening. Strong winds, hail, and a brief tornado are possible during this timeframe.
May 16, 2024
With no offense to any of the local candidates in this election, I’ve always thought school superintendents should be appointed by an elected school board instead of being elected by the public.

Some counties in Alabama and Florida (not all) elect a superintendent of schools, but the rest of the country allows the school board to make the hire. Santa Rosa County is one of 41 counties in Florida where the superintendent of schools is elected.

May 14, 2024
Gulf Breeze News Publisher Lisa Newell announced Tuesday that she is running for Florida Senate District 1.
May 7, 2024
Some studies have shown that moving is ranked as the number one stressor anyone deals with in life.

People have ranked moving above the grief of losing a loved one or a separation or divorce.

May 1, 2024
A Crestview military family received a free HVAC unit on Tuesday morning as a way to celebrate May being Military Appreciation Month.
April 25, 2024
Some of my favorite childhood memories are summer days spent running around my grandmother’s yard in DeFuniak Springs. Back then, a “vacation” for our family meant a four-hour drive to Florida to see family for a few days.
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