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Deputies pull over 12 year old, arrest mother

Deputies pull over 12 year old, arrest mother

Upon pulling over a vehicle swerving along U.S. Highway 98 Oct. 13 in Gulf Breeze, a sheriff’s deputy discovered the driver was not only unlicensed but also 12 years old. The child’s mother, Francisco Darla Saria of Milton, was sitting in the passenger seat, and two more minors were sitting in the back seat according to […]

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

Faith serves as foothold in climb out of addiction

At age 16 Christopher Dykes walked away from the church without looking back. As he launched out into independence, he also launched into experimentation with illegal substances. Dykes said that for nearly 17 years he tried to fill the void of loneliness with everything from alcohol to marijuana to cocaine. Read the full article in […]

Addiction relapse looms during holiday season

Addiction relapse looms during holiday season

For those who have recovered from addiction to drugs and alcohol, the holidays can be a stressful time rather than a celebration of joy. Between guilt, holiday stress, family pressure and all the difficulties that come along with the season, relapse is more common during his period said Twelve Oaks Recovery Center Community Resource Liaison […]

“Stand Your Ground” against a house guest?

“Stand Your Ground” against a house guest?

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has been in effect for more than a 100 years. It’s principle is that a person may use deadly force or threaten to use deadly force if the person believes that such force is necessary to prevent their imminent death or great bodily harm. That law was put to the […]

Sunday morning beer sales approved in Gulf Breeze

Sunday morning beer sales approved in Gulf Breeze

Would-be Sunday morning buyers of beer to-go will no longer have to wait for the clock to strike noon in the City of Gulf Breeze, starting Oct. 9. The ordinance allowing the sales starting at 6 a.m. was approved by city council members Monday night after being discussed for several weeks and undergoing multiple versions. […]

Helpful Healthy Holiday Habits

Helpful Healthy Holiday Habits

Consumer Reports conducted a poll about what people fear most about the holidays. In the top 3 results was weight gain. The New England Journal of Medicine says we gain an average of 1-3 pounds per year. So how do we enjoy ourselves during the holidays and not end up paying for it later? Here […]

5 years probation for Navarre mom

5 years probation for Navarre mom

A Navarre woman accused last year of providing alcohol to minors received five years probation at her Feb. 11 sentencing. Chrisheyl Bryant Watson, 40, of Raider Lane, pleaded no contest to one count of child neglect, a third-degree felony; one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor; and one count […]