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Nov 27, 2023

Cold weather shelter open nights Nov. 27-29

The cold weather shelter for the homeless and/or heatless will open on the nights of Monday, Nov. 27 through Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Only service animals (with verification of rabies vaccination) are permitted to stay with guests. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement. The shelter closes at 7 a.m. each morning.

Nov 27, 2023

Distinguished Flying Cross

Hurlburt Field – The sounds of gunfire woke U.S. Air Force Captain James Ryan on an early August morning in 2021.

“There’s a problem, we have to go now,” his aircraft commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Hardman, told Ryan from their deployed location in Afghanistan.

Nov 23, 2023

Escambia County’s Aviation Community Day hosts NASA astronaut

Escambia County District 3 Commissioner Lumon May joined in celebrating the history and future of Black aviation during Aviation Community Day, honoring special guest Capt. Victor Glover, who made history in 2021 as the first Black astronaut to live long-term aboard the International Space Station.

Nov 22, 2023

An Airman’s swing: A journey from the battlefield to the baseball field

Hurlburt Field – U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Travis J. Hackett, a member of the 1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, has an inspiring story that intertwines his love for baseball and his dedication to serving his country.

Nov 22, 2023

County approves plans for Residence Inn at foot of Navarre Beach bridge

Tommy’s Sno Balls in Navarre is about to get a new neighbor.

On Oct. 18, Santa Rosa County Development Services approved a development order for a new hotel on the southside of Highway 98, just east of the foot of the Navarre Beach Causeway. The new hotel, which is a Residence Inn by Marriott, will be four stories tall, 88,110 square feet and have approximately 105 rooms, according to current plans. The address is 8600 Navarre Parkway.

Nov 21, 2023

Nelson-Jameson announces Navarre artist Kathleen Webb as a 2024 dairy art calendar contest winner

Marshfield, WI – Nov. 17 – Nelson-Jameson, a leading food processing distributor, has announced the winners of its first Dairy Art Calendar Contest, including Navarre, artist Kathleen Webb. Nelson-Jameson opened this year’s contest in June, in honor of National Dairy Month, and contest participants submitted original artwork or photos that represent and celebrate dairy.

Nov 20, 2023

Raider NJROTC unit excels at EscaRosa meet

Navarre’s NJROTC battalion placed second overall at the EscaRosa Drill meet earlier this month.

A total of 17 schools competed at the event, which took place in Milton.

Nov 16, 2023

Treatment: ‘more than not taking a drug’

Fentanyl usage has reached a crisis point in the United States. The potent and dangerous synthetic opioid, which is oftentimes mixed with other drugs like heroin and methamphetamine, is the leading cause of death in adults aged 18-45, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Nov 15, 2023

BoCC picks Pensacola firm to conduct feasibility study for aquatic center

The Santa Rosa County Commission last week picked Pensacola-based Baskerville-Donovan, Inc., to study the feasibility of building an aquatic center – or centers.

“This is all part of a process, and we’re on our way” then-Commission Chairman Colten Wright said after commissioners directed staff to begin contract negotiations with BDI.

Nov 15, 2023

Junior Officer reflection–Air Force Comptroller leading and living Agile Combat Employment (ACE)

Hurlburt Field – As an Air Force Comptroller, our ability to adapt to the ebbs and flows of the budget environment and our customer needs is what makes our career field essential to the success of our great nation and the Department of Defense. It is exactly the mind set we need as the Air Force shifts into the Joint All Domain environment. In the conflict against a peer competitor, it will be key to provide flexible and resilient formations to meet commanders’ intent–within the Air Force, we call it Agile Combat Employment.
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