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Take a walk through history at Bagdad Mill Site Park

Take a walk through history at Bagdad Mill Site Park

The Bagdad Mill Site Park, a grassy space on the bank of Blackwater River and Pond Creek, has been named a Florida Heritage Site, an honor awarded to only six locations in Santa Rosa County. A large, black plaque describing the birth of this lumber mill community and its significance during the Civil War stands […]

Foster youth get a helping hand

Foster youth get a helping hand

Many 17-year-olds ‘aging out’ of the foster care system face uncertainty. Some of these young adults are still finishing high school. Most lack a family support system to fall back on. “On their 18th birthday, they would just age out of the system,” Young Adult Services Team Manager Melody Kohr said. “They would be solely […]

Teen takes the helm during Gulf rescue

Teen takes the helm during Gulf rescue

The Blue Water Escape Charter boat Charles Garrett Stone and his father, Charles Samuel, are taking out to the Destin Pass sways back and forth in the choppy waves of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a muggy Thursday morning in early June, a brief rain shower has come and gone, and the father and son […]

Jayer Williamson quits commission for House bid

Jayer Williamson quits commission for House bid

District 1 Commissioner Jayer Williamson resigned from the Santa Rosa board on Thursday to comply with state election rules in his bid for state representative. Williamson announced his state representative campaign last October. He’s seeking the Florida House District 3 seat now occupied by Doug Broxson, who is running for the Florida Senate in District […]

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

The Republican Party of Florida Congressional District 1 is hosting a debate series across the expansive district for the next Republican U. S. Representative.  This is the seat currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller who has announced his retirement. The first debate is set for Pensacola on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at […]

Mobile home damaged in fire

Mobile home damaged in fire

Firefighters responded to a call Tuesday afternoon for a fire at a single-wide residential trailer home in Gulf Breeze. Midway Fire Department’s Jon Kanzigg said his crew got the call at 2:04 p.m. and was dispatched to the scene immediately. Kanzigg said they could see smoke as soon as they pulled out of the station. […]

Dillion J

Dillion J

Dillion’s goal has come and gone.  He said he wanted to be adopted by the time school was out this year as he very much wants to be a part of a forever family.   He loves watching television and has a great sense of humor when it comes to the commercials.  He’s very artistic and […]

New Publix awaits environmental plan

New Publix awaits environmental plan

More than 100 acres of greenspace in Holley by the Sea must undergo environmental reclamation as specified by state and federal authorities before the new Publix-anchored Tiger Point Pavilion can be built. Craig Martin, owner of Wetland Services in Pensacola, the developer’s consultant on the project, said he’s working on a preservation and “enhancement” plan […]

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Committee (TDC) approved $61,225 in grants Tuesday, June 7 to fund 18 events such as festivals, 5Ks, concerts, parades and even butterfly tagging in the county. The funds are part of the bed-tax budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal years. Bed taxes are collected on visitors to the county who […]

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