alcohol

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 […]

Jay woman accused of sexual assault on high school student

Jay woman accused of sexual assault on high school student

A 45 year old Jay woman, Kimberly Ann Seevers is accused of sexually assaulting a Jay High School student and providing alcohol to minors at her home. The incidents allegedly occurred in January and/or February. Her arrest report states that in August the Jay High School resource officer received information about possible sexual relationships between […]

Raise your glass, increased hours for alcohol sales are now in effect

Raise your glass, increased hours for alcohol sales are now in effect

According to the public information officer for Santa Rosa County, the ordinance aligning hours of alcohol sales in the South Santa Rosa County Tourist Development District is now effective. Alcohol sales from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. each day of the week throughout the South Santa Rosa County Tourist Development District is now allowable. The […]

Report: Woman tries to flee during traffic stop

Report: Woman tries to flee during traffic stop

Becky Lee Steinlicht was arrested Aug. 18 on charges of DUI; fleeing/eluding police; marijuana possession, not more than 20 grams; and narcotic equipment possession. According to the report, Gulf Breeze police officers were alerted to a possible drunk driver on U.S. 98. An officer located the vehicle, a white Pontiac Grand Am, on the 100 […]

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 […]