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Strange Critters
Dec 16, 2020

Beach Creatures 101 – What are you seeing on beach?

In addition to the numerous sea birds that walk along the shoreline or fly overhead, small marine creatures wash up on shore or make their home near its edge.

Some are easy to identify. Others are not.

Dec 16, 2020

Body cams likely on way for SR deputies

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies may start the new year with some new technology as the county seeks to implement body cameras.

Sheriff Bob Johnson presented the issue to the board of county commissioners Dec. 10 as a request for a little less than $1 million for the first five years of the program.

Victoria Ball
Dec 16, 2020

Report: Young mother passed out with kids in car

A 26-year-old Gulf Breeze mother of two was arrested Dec. 10, nearly five months after a Santa Rosa deputy found her passed out in a car with her two children in the back seat.

Baptist Hospital
Dec 16, 2020

Baptist Hospital: We are ready, vaccine may arrive next week

Here’s what officials at Baptist Hospital want you to know about their plans once the COVID vaccine is delivered:

Cold turtle
Dec 15, 2020

Cold Massachusetts turtles flown south for recovery

The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center in Northwest Florida has taken in 12 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles that were recently stranded off the coast of New England during a recent mass cold-stun event.

Dec 15, 2020

First responder PTSD benefit claims rejected

More than two years after lawmakers passed a measure to expand benefits for first responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, an appeals court Monday rejected a claim because it said a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crew member did not file it in time.

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Dec 14, 2020

Local pastor charged with promoting, owning child porn

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested William Dalton Milam, 62, of Milton, on two counts of promoting sexual performance of a child and 25 counts of possession of child pornography. Milam worked as a pastor at a church in Milton.

Dec 14, 2020

HBTS to install cameras around Rec Center

In response to increased vandalism and suspicious activity, the Holley by the Sea Improvement Association Bulletin has announced new safety and security measures for the Recreation Center.

High-resolution cameras will be installed and maintained around the center, especially around the back pavilions and the west side of the property.

Navarre Beach
Dec 14, 2020

Chilly week ahead

It’s not only beginning to look like Christmas in Northwest Florida, but it’s starting to feel like Christmas, too. Cool temperatures and gusts of wind are in the forecast today, so make sure to grab a jacket before you head out the door.

well field discussion
Dec 11, 2020

Commissioners repeal well protections

Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted Dec. 10 to repeal a key protection for the wells that supply water to the south end of Santa Rosa County, allowing pits to expand and resource extraction to occur over the wells.