Set Free Refuge is now Set Free Foundation. The decision came down in December, says Skip Orth, Set Free Foundation’s board president.
A Navarre man is behind bars after he allegedly sexually abused a girl over a period of several years. Robert Jason Love, 51, of the 2600 block of Salamanca St., is charged with sexual battery on a minor. The arrest report filed by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office indicates abuse took place between 2009 and 2020.
Santa Rosa County Animal Services has launched 2024-2025 kennel sponsorships, a fundraising effort to help with medical care, foster support, microchip and rabies clinic, spay/neuter programs, and community outreach.
Santa Rosa County Development Services held their first public meeting regarding plans for a Navarre Community Access Road, which if built, will run from Panhandle Trail to Edgewood Drive. The road is being billed as an alternative to Highway 98.
A Milton man is counting more than just his blessings after he won a grand prize from the Florida lottery. Bernard Waters, 63, claimed the $5 million top prize from the $20 Monopoly Doubler Scratch Off game this month. According to the Florida lottery, Waters chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $3,994,698.
Throughout the month of February, Florida Highway Patrol is promoting a campaign to let drivers know that if they are involved in a crash, they should “stay at the scene.”
On Feb. 8, ecologists and extension workers across Florida gathered on Okaloosa Island for the Northwest Florida Lionfish Workshop. The goal of the workshop was to give the latest updates on the science around red lionfish, an invasive and venomous fish species native to the Indo-Pacific. They have been in Florida waters since the 1980s.
Tiger Point will soon be home to a new restaurant and deli. Seneca’s Deli is opening its doors sometime later this spring in the shopping center near Garcon Point Bridge exit onto Highway 98. The restaurant, which will serve freshly made Italian and deli food, is located in the former Shane’s Rib Shack.
The Milton City Council voted 5-2 at a special meeting Thursday to hire Randy Jorgenson to be the interim city manager. Jorgenson retired as city manager in September after serving five years in the position.
Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office K9s Raider and Vixen will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”.