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Navarre juvenile arrested for attempted murder

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office has arrested two suspects in connection to an attempted murder on Newcastle Drive near Fort Walton Beach April 13th. 21-year old Shea Jones of Fort Walton Beach and 16-year old Natorian Hinson-Brown of Navarre are now charged with attempted murder and firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling or conveyance.

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Commissioners approve land agreement amid opposition

The Board of County Commissioners held a 5-0 vote to approve a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Santa Rosa County and the city of Milton. The vote occurred at their regular meeting on the morning of Thursday, April 28. They moved the matter to the regular agenda of April 28 after also discussing the matter at the April 25 commission meeting. On Thursday, five members of the community expressed their opinion on the matter—every one of them was against approval of the MOA.

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School district offering programs for homeless youth

Santa Rosa County School District is attempting to fill in the gaps and help students with economic struggles.

Recent data from the school district and United Way reveal that many students in the county are living either in poverty or meet the definition of homelessness, and SRC schools have programs to help.

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Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy

After two years of not being able to offer the class, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office recently announced that the Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy is set to be back on May 26.

The Academy, which is a 10-week program, offers an exclusive look at the Sheriff’s Office and the work that they do. It is just for Santa Rosa County residents.

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Democratic Protest Halts Redistricting Debate

A Florida House debate about congressional redistricting was suspended mid-day Thursday as a group of House Democrats protested a plan by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would cut the number of Black-held districts.

Democratic members chanted, “Stop the Black attack,” and sang, “We Shall Overcome,” with some sitting on a state seal at the front of the House chamber.

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