Hurricane Harvey

Flood insurance funding gets 2-week extension

Flood insurance funding gets 2-week extension

The National Flood Insurance Program secured a two-week reprieve Dec. 7 as President Donald Trump signed a temporary extension of funding for the program. The extension was part of a larger appropriations bill Congress passed one day earlier to prevent a partial government shutdown.  The extension means the program has until Dec. 21 to continue […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING The truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate as the FBI continues an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. 2. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST WAIT From his Cabinet, to his border wall, to Robert Mueller, Trump’s advisers are hoping he will hold off on […]

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa County has been selected by the National Association of Counties (NACo) as one of only four counties in the country to participate in the Coastal Counties Resilience Team Challenge. This three-year program is designed to provide training, offer assistance and promote collaboration to strengthen the ability of counties to handle extreme weather events […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT TRUMP CLAIMED The president incorrectly argued on Fox News that paying hush-money to two women wasn’t “even a campaign violation” because he reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen with his own money. 2. DEMOCRATS AREN’T READY TO EMBRACE THE I-WORD Democrats seem eager to highlight GOP corruption for the midterms, but try to avoid direct […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. AUSTIN BOMBER’S VIDEO AMOUNTS TO ‘CONFESSION,’ BUT NO MOTIVE A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by Mark Anthony Conditt details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police say. 2. WHO IS BRACING FOR TRUMP TRADE SANCTIONS Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses brace for a backlash as […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHERE A SNOWBLOWER WOULD HAVE BEEN A USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT Parts of the northern U.S. are still digging out from heavy snowfall since Christmas, and many others are facing freezing temperatures for the rest of the week. 2. HOW CHINA PUNISHES EVEN MILD CRITICISM OF CRACKDOWN ON UIGHUR MINORITY The wife of a member […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHY TRUMP MAY WITHDRAW DRUG CZAR NOMINEE The president may rethink his support of Republican Rep. Tom Marino amid reports the lawmaker played a key role in weakening federal authority to stop opioid distribution. 2. ‘THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS IN THE UNIVERSE’ That’s how California Institute of Technology’s David H. Reitze describes the collision […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

5 FORMER PRESIDENTS TO ATTEND HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT All five living former U.S. presidents will attend a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M University later this month to help storm recoveries in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. George H.W Bush would be joined by his son, former President George W. Bush, and former presidents Barack […]

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are as versatile as any law enforcement agents out there. Officers do everything from patrolling the water and woods, on the lookout for fishing and hunting violations, to assisting in chasing down criminals on the run. They also jump into action when a hurricane cripples an area, such […]

Happy 126th Billory Baptist

Happy 126th Billory Baptist

Before Holley was Holley, Rev. J. E. Holley, the area’s name sake, gathered together a group in the area to worship in 1891. As the story goes, 29 people were saved that day and a church was born. Through 23 U.S. presidents and seven U.S. wars Billory Baptist Church, or Billowery as it was known […]

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Hurricane Harvey dumped an estimated 50-plus inches of rain in and around Houston since making landfall in Texas Aug. 25, causing catastrophic flooding and forcing thousands of residents into shelters. Relief and rescue efforts are underway and many people across the country have begun making donations for the areas impacted. Locally, organizations such as the […]

Locals help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Locals help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Former Hurricane Harvey dumped 50 plus inches of rain in areas in and around Houston since making landfall Aug. 25 causing catastrophic flooding and leaving thousands of residents in shelters. Relief and rescue efforts are underway, and many have begun making donations for those relief efforts. As part of the Florida Realtors statewide effort, the […]

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

The potential for local severe weather and heavy rain next week is highly dependent on the eventual track of Hurricane Harvey as it thunders ashore in Texas, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile. In a hazardous weather outlook for northwest Florida issued Friday morning, NWS stated: “At this time, confidence is too […]