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Navarre child molester gets 25 years

Navarre child molester gets 25 years

A Navarre man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday for child molestation. A Santa Rosa County jury found Derrick Christopher Smith, 25, of Navarre, guilty of lewd or lascivious molestation upon a victim less than 12 years of age. Smith committed the offense June 12, 2016 at the home he shared with the […]

Escambia County enacts new open container ordinance

Escambia County enacts new open container ordinance

Escambia County has adopted a new ordinance effective Mar. 1 restricting open containers in public areas of the commercial district of Pensacola Beach. Residents and visitors can no longer consume or possess any alcoholic beverages in an open container in the public areas within the commercial district like sidewalks, boardwalks, roads and parking lots. Read […]