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Dec 26, 2013

Gaetz: FDOT projects will boost economy, communities

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced its proposed five-year work plan for District 3 earlier this month.  The district, which represents 16 counties in the Florida Panhandle, is set to receive an additional $300 million in infrastructure projects.

Dec 26, 2013

State delegation gathers legislative talking points

Leading up to the 2014 legislative session, three state lawmakers held a hearing seeking public input on Dec. 17 in Milton.  Approximately 50 people representing Santa Rosa County government, business and other entities attended — and about a dozen speakers discussed a variety of issues ranging from government spending to bear control and storm water mitigation. 

Dec 26, 2013

More safeguards, tighter controls coming

There are significant differences in the current pier management contract and the new agreement, which goes into effect Jan. 1.  Most notable are tighter financial controls and security measures, including pre-employment background screening in the aftermath of a Navarre Press investigation which prompted the firing of a registered sex offender who was hired to work at the pier. 

Dec 19, 2013

Getting tough on animal abuse

Crimes against pets and animals are still a crime — and cruelty toward animals is often a precursor to cruelty against people.

Dec 19, 2013

Redfish heat up winter fishing

Just because the temperatures drop in the winter months doesn’t mean that the fishing goes south as well.

Dec 19, 2013

Wounded EOD tech receives new home

HURLBURT FIELD – The morning alarm wakes him. He gets dressed, brushes his teeth and gets his 2-year-old son ready for the day. 

Dec 19, 2013

AFSOC commander nominated for Order of the Sword

HURLBURT FIELD – Enlisted Air Commandos lined the flightline at Hurlburt Field last Friday to surprise Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, on his Order of the Sword nomination.

Dec 19, 2013

Blue Angels send off Snowball Express

PENSACOLA – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, welcomed 16 local families of fallen military heroes to the Pensacola Regional Airport on Thursday before their flight to a Snowball Express event in Fort Worth, Tex.

Dec 19, 2013

No Gardasil adverse reactions reported in the county

According to the Center for Disease Control, human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually-transmitted virus in the United States. More than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time in their lives.

Dec 19, 2013

A ‘special’ offering

Attending church services is often a family activity. However, for families with a special needs child, the thought of getting through an hour or more of sitting still and being quiet can be too daunting.
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