Jan 21, 2021

FWC charges 4 with illegal deer harvest in Walton County

In February 2020, FWC officers received information of illegal deer harvest that was taking place at night on private property without landowner permission.

navy
Jan 21, 2021

NAS Whiting Field named ‘Best Small Base in the Navy’

Whiting Field has been named recipient of the 2021 Installation Excellence Award in the small base category.

vaccine
Jan 21, 2021

8,000 on local waitlist for COVID vaccination

Santa Rosa County, with help from partnering hospitals, has administered more than 11,000 COVID-19 vaccinations so far this month.

“We have another 8,000 on the waitlist still waiting for their first vaccine,” said Brandi Bates, public information officer for the county. “We’re at the mercy of the state as to when they send these to us.”


Jan 21, 2021

Spotted seatrout harvest in region set to close

Recreational harvest of spotted seatrout is set to close Feb. 1 in the Western Panhandle, which stretches from Escambia County through portions of Gulf County.

Jan 21, 2021

Chemo Champ – Little boy puts three years of chemo behind him

Brien Carter and his family are headed out the door on a Saturday morning in early October.

They plan to grab breakfast at a local restaurant before making the all-too familiar 45-minute trip over to Sacred Heart in Pensacola.


Harper and McKenzie Mugs
Jan 20, 2021

Couple accused of filming, sexually battering children

A girlfriend and boyfriend from Jay have been arrested for a case involving “probably the youngest victim of sexual battery” that Sheriff Bob Johnson has seen in his 38 years of law enforcement.

county
Jan 20, 2021

County juggling business interest, funding for growth

Santa Rosa County Commissioners walk a razor’s edge when it comes to impact fees.

On one side loom growing infrastructure needs as the population continues to climb.


Jan 20, 2021

Commissioners received donations from pit owner

While county commissioners have denied past accusations of voting based on campaign contributions, citizens have expressed concern that was exactly what happened in connection with repeal of protections for south Santa Rosa’s water supply.

bridge
Jan 20, 2021

Debate continues over bridge name before process even begins

It started on Facebook in December and found its way to a Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting as an item raised during the public forum.

Name the Navarre Beach bridge after Donald J. Trump, a group of citizens suggested. Secure his legacy in a county that overwhelmingly supported him in the November election.


Harper and McKenzie Mugs
Jan 20, 2021

Couple accused of filming, sexually battering children

A girlfriend and boyfriend from Jay have been arrested for a case involving “probably the youngest victim of sexual battery” that Sheriff Bob Johnson has seen in his 38 years of law enforcement.


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