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Author: Wendy Victora Rudman

Atlantic system forms 12 days before hurricane season

The first fledgling tropical system has formed in the Atlantic, 12 days ahead of the official onset of hurricane season. The storm is not forecast to pose a threat to Florida. At this point, it's a non-tropical Bermuda low, which may briefly acquire some tropical characteristics this weekend before moving north, according to local officials.

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Commission to discuss staff use of personal electronic devices during meetings

After a citizen called out a Santa Rosa County staff member for looking down at an electronic device during a heated May 11 Board of County Commission meeting, District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright decided it was time to suggest a change.

Wright has placed an item on the May 20 work session agenda suggesting commissioners restrict or limit use of personal electronic devices while in board meetings.

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