• Fill the Mayflower 2022 Food Drive Raises 80,000 Healthy Meals for Neighbors in Need

    Fifteen years ago, Jay and Jennifer Bradshaw, owners of Coastal Moving and Storage, created this event and since, they have made millions of meals possible for children, senior citizens, veterans, families, and individuals in need. The 15th Annual Fill the Mayflower food and funds drive – presented by Coastal Moving and Storage and benefitting Manna … read more

  • The Two Most Dangerous Words for Santa Rosa Citizens: Probable Cause

    Probable cause is all that’s needed to ruin a Santa Rosa County citizen’s life. It’s a vague term but one which implies there is a “reasonable” belief that a crime took place. The trouble is that it’s seemingly too subjective and easily influenced by an officer’s personal feelings. It appears to come down to whom … read more

  • Second Murder Suspect Booked After Being Wanted for 1.5 Years

    A 21-year-old man, who has been wanted for more than a year and a half in the fatal robbery of 14-year-old Cody Walker, was booked this morning into Santa Rosa County Jail. Isaac Cameron Daniels, whose residence is listed as Vestavia, Alabama, has been charged with a capital felony homicide county and a first-degree felony … read more

  • Missing Dog “Karma” Case Comes Back to Bite Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office

    In-home video surveillance showing Deputy Pinto questioning Damien Graves. Photo courtesy Damien Graves. A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office inquiry determined Deputy Felipe Pinto violated agency policy in a botched 2021 case involving a Navarre couple, who were facing felonies until the prosecutor dropped all charges after noticing video evidence against them appeared edited. Now … read more

  • Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Escambia and Walton Counties Selected to Start New Recruitment Program for Veterans to Teach

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, during a press conference Tuesday at Fort Walton Beach High School, announced 114 schools in 10 counties across the state will be designated as Florida’s first class of Purple Star campuses in recognition of their support for the children of military families.   Fort Walton Beach High School, located in Okaloosa … read more

  • $10M Secured for Plan to Increase Reuse and End Effluent Discharge into Santa Rosa Sound

    Currently around 1,200 taps on Santa Rosa Island are connected to the Navarre Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant, which  discharges 200,000-600,000 gallons of treated effluent into Santa Rosa Sound each day. The money will help fund a plan which includes permanently ending that discharge into the Sound. (File photo).  Santa Rosa County on November 10 hosted … read more

  • Raiders fall to Creekside in Regional Playoffs

    Eddie Love Jr. cruises into the end zone for the Raiders’ third touchdown in the second quarter against Creekside. (Photo by Stuart Camp) Creekside withstood a second-quarter rally by the Navarre Raiders and pulled away to a definitive 47-20 win in the first round of the class 4S regional playoffs. The Raiders, who finish this … read more