• Driver hits two pedestrians on road connecting Pensacola and Navarre Beaches

    Traffic congestion was reported last night after the driver of a sports utility vehicle struck two pedestrians on State Road 399, which connects Pensacola and Navarre Beaches. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 39-year-old male driver from Winnsboro, Louisiana was traveling east on S.R. 399, and a second vehicle was parked on the south … read more

  • Santa Rosa County’s unemployment rate more than doubles to 10.5 percent

    The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics on Friday released unemployment numbers for April 2020, and Santa Rosa County’s unemployment rate hit 10.5 percent, climbing from 4.0 in March. Other local unemployment rates for April 2020 include: Escambia at 12.8 percent and Okaloosa at 13.3 percent. Statewide the unemployment rate is 12.9 — compared … read more

  • Downtown Milton lamppost banners honor veterans

    A local member of the Daughters of the American Revolution brought forth an idea to create and display banners to honor the area’s veterans. It’s an idea Rita Takeuchi, regent of the Milton-based Three Rivers Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, brought back after visiting her home state of Ohio and seeing a … read more

  • Fort Walton Beach caregiver arrested for neglect of an elderly adult

    Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of a Fort Walton Beach woman for neglecting an elderly adult for more than a month. While employed at Destin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Deanna Kay Tobin oversaw the care of pressure wounds by nurses and staff … read more

  • Pensacola man sentenced to 15 years for meth and firearms

    A Pensacola man has been sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges related to drug trafficking. Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence given to Samuel Gomez, 30, who pled guilty to possession with intent … read more

  • Former Escambia County teacher sentenced to 12 years in prison

    State Attorney Bill Eddins announced May 20 that Escambia County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Dannheisser sentenced Mark Lua, 32, to 12 years in state prison to be followed by 15 years of Sexual Offender probation.  He was also designated a Sexual Offender and will have to comply with all reporting requirements for the remainder of … read more

  • Gulf Breeze Receives Offer for Tiger Point Golf Course Just Under $2M

      Earlier this month, Gulf Breeze council members gave the greenlight for City staff to move forward with drafting a sale agreement for the Tiger Point Golf Club and Course (TPGC) at just under $2 million. Staff addressed the council at the May 4 regular City Council meeting about an offer the City received through … read more