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Dec 10, 2020

Local family lays wreaths for military fallen

Each December, volunteers bundle up against the cold and walk the silent rows of the nation’s military cemeteries, carrying armfuls of bright green Christmas wreaths.

Dec 10, 2020

Solar storm may cause cell phone, radio disruption

Local officials warn that 2020 might bring one more challenge — a solar storm that occurred on Dec. 7 and is predicted to potentially affect the area beginning late Wednesday, Dec. 9. Effects of the magnetic storm, including disrupted cell phone and radio communication, may continue into Friday.

According to NOAA, a geomagnetic storm watch is in effect from Dec. 9-11, due to effects from a Coronal Mass Ejection, which is associated with the solar storm that may affect earth.

Waste Pro
Dec 9, 2020

County expected to approve third waste hauling option

Following Santa Rosa County Commissioners ending the monopoly last month on waste hauling in north county, another hauler plans to file for a permit.

Dec 9, 2020

Gone too soon

Navarre freshman’s death shocked family, friends

Daniel Sinnett gave a hug and kiss to his mom before she left for work on the morning of Sept. 22. That wasn’t out of the ordinary.

Dec 9, 2020

Motorists: Expect delays along I-10 this weekend

Gulf Power will be pulling transmission wire, weather permitting, across Interstate 10 in Pensacola on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13, which will affect the traffic flow.

Baby Skunk
Dec 9, 2020

Skunk sighting? Call FWC

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has launched a new community science project aimed at learning more about Florida’s skunk populations.

Dec 9, 2020

Navarre woman wins $1 million on scratch-off ticket

A 34-year-old Navarre woman won $1 million on a Florida Lotto scratch-off ticket purchased at a Fort Walton Beach grocery store.

susan monson
Dec 8, 2020

Drunk woman allegedly strips, batters Waffle House employee

Susan Lynn Monson, 57, of the 3100 block of Clemson Road in Gulf Breeze was arrested Nov. 16 after an alleged intoxicated afternoon harassing people in Gulf Breeze.

According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, deputies were initially called around 3 p.m. about a possibly mental ill person in the parking lot of Bealls Outlet. The woman, identified as Monson, allegedly walked through the parking lot banging on the hoods of cars and screaming.

Dec 7, 2020

Pearl Harbor: ‘We can’t forget our history’

America went to bed the night of Dec. 6, 1941 not knowing the course of the nation’s history would forever change early the next day.

Dec 7, 2020

Man accused of killing convenience store clerk extradited to Florida

A man who fled to Georgia after allegedly shooting a clerk at a Milton Tom Thumb store has been extradited to Santa Rosa County.

Hakeem D. Peterson was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail Dec. 4.