• Students safe following bus fire on return trip from playoff game

    Photos from a fire which broke out on a bus transporting band students home from the regional semifinal loss in St. Augustine. Photos courtesy Navarre High Band Director Dean Barrow. Navarre High School Band Director Dean Barrow reports all students are safe, following a bus fire which he says may have started from a braking … read more

  • Florida Auditor General to audit City of Gulf Breeze

    The State of Florida Joint Legislative Auditing Committee on November 16 voted to direct the Florida Auditor General conduct an audit of the City of Gulf Breeze. Florida Senator Doug Broxson appeared before the committee to request the audit. “It’s really concerning conflicts and investigations and suspicions of operations and management of the City of … read more

  • Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office investigates inmate death

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an in-custody death of an inmate at the jail in Crestview early this morning. 31-year old Nathaniel Harrison Edwards of 11 Hardie Lane had been arrested shortly after midnight by the Fort Walton Beach Police Department on an outstanding warrant of felony battery – domestic violence. During a … read more

  • Gulf Power provides energy tips to gobble up savings

    Soon homes will be filled with the aromas of roasting turkeys, sweet potatoes and pecan pies as the traditional start of the holiday cooking season begins with Thanksgiving. This is also when kitchen appliances are pushed into overtime preparing meals to be shared with loved ones. As you prepare for the holiday celebrations, Gulf Power … read more

  • Man arrested on drug charges after stopping at robbery scene

    A Navarre man was arrested November 15 after stopping at the scene of a robbery in the Holley community. According to police reports, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office around 10 p.m. on November 15 received a 911 call in reference to a robbery. The location of the incident was on the 3000 block of Barlow … read more

  • Gulf Power aids longleaf pine restoration efforts

    Gulf Coastal Plain Ecosystem Partnership Director Vernon Compton has worked many years toward helping restore longleaf pine ecosystems Gulf Power Company and its parent company, Southern Company, have teamed up with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and other partners to support $5.5 million in Longleaf Stewardship Fund grants for 24 community-led projects aimed to … read more

  • Cold weather shelter to open Sunday evening

    A cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will be open Sunday, Nov. 19 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter may begin arriving at 5 p.m. and join the church for Thanksgiving dinner. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. … read more