• OPINION: Local Business Seeks to Educate Public on Dirt Pits

    We currently own and operate dirt pits, aka barrow pits, in Santa Rosa County and we and we are hoping to educate the public on the differences between dirt pits and landfills. The differences being dirt pits are where dirt, sand, and clay are dug from the ground to be used in everything from yard … read more

  • Parker Fires Back with Racism Accusation After County Clerk Demands Resignation

    Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court & Comptroller Donald C. Spencer during the January 7 County Commission meeting called for District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker (pictured above) to resign. Parker shot back during the board’s January 11 work session, making a racial allegation against Spencer. Spencer on January 7 accused Parker of firing former County … read more

  • Volunteers needed Saturday to build beds for children

    There are literally hundreds of children throughout Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties who aren’t sleeping in peace, but only dreaming of having a comfortable bed… all while struggling to get a decent night’s rest on a couch, chair, blanket, or even a cold, hard floor. To help provide them with a bed, Sleep in … read more

  • Santa Rosa Grand Jury Issues Two Indictments

    State Attorney Ginger Bowden Madden announces that the newly impaneled Grand Jury for Santa Rosa County, FL, have issued the following two indictments for prosecution: Hakeem Denarious Peterson has been charged with First Degree Felony Murder and Robbery Armed with a Firearm for the robbery at the Tom Thumb convenience store on Glover Lane in … read more

  • NAS Whiting Field Named Best Small Base in the Navy for 4th time since 2015

    Naval Air Station Whiting Field has been named recipient of the 2021 Installation Excellence Award in the small base category.  The award lauds the top Navy commands at shore for their installation management, program excellence and community outreach. Installations are graded across a number of key areas including: facilities management, quality of life, environment, energy, property … read more

  • Santa Rosa man nabbed for Attempting to Produce Child Porn, Traveling for Sex with Child

    Members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit have charged a Pace man with attempting to produce child pornography, traveling to meet a minor for sex and three other felonies. 23-year old John Mason Collins, who resides at 4213 Alderwood Drive in Pace, was arrested January 8th after he traveled from Alabama to … read more

  • CDC to Reverse Course and Follow Florida’s Lead Prioritizing “Seniors First” for Vaccinations

        Florida state is home to more than 4.5 million seniors, and both nationwide and in Florida, seniors 65 and older have more severe risks, accounting for more than 80% of all COVID related deaths. The Governor has made it clear this population is his top priority.   Innovative pilot programs, such as the … read more