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Author: Staff Reporters

All-County Honor Band has two performances

Santa Rosa District Schools celebrated middle and high school students who were selected to the All-County Honor Band during two performances Saturday, Jan. 28, at Pace Assembly of God’s auditorium. The middle school band was conducted by Ann Leffard, who has taught music education at schools in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. The high school band was conducted by John Folsom, who recently retired after 45 years of full time band directing in Alabama and Georgia.

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Eddington is in over his head

On Saturday we attended the Navarre Beach Leaseholders Association’s regular meeting. It is usually a packed room of leaseholders waiting to hear about the latest updates from beach officials, like the Navarre Beach Fire & Rescue Department, the board for the association, and usually our county commissioner.

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Set Free Refuge hosts gala to celebrate one year of healing

Set Free Refuge is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its transitional home for young women ages 18 to 24 who are survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Called The Refuge, the home provides a one-year program that helps young women find healing by providing a community of love and support to develop the necessary skills to live on their own. It opened Feb. 11, 2022.

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School Resource Officer arrested on lewd and lascivious charge

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Deputy David Daniels Tuesday, Jan. 24, on a felony lewd and lascivious charge. On Monday, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was informed that a report of misconduct had been made against Daniels to the Department of Children and Families. Immediately after receiving the report, the Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes detectives began to investigate the reported incident.

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