• Charges dropped against mom, state charges boyfriend for filing false report

    State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that his office has filed a No Prosecution in the case of Heidi Nicole Burchinal. Burchinal was arrested on July 21, 2020, for Child Abuse for throwing her baby to the floor after her boyfriend, Shawn McDonald, contacted police and make accusations of abuse against her. McDonald provided a … read more

  • Fort Pickens Fishing Pier to Temporarily Close

    Gulf Islands National Seashore will temporarily close the Fort Pickens Fishing Pier on Thursday, August 20, to facilitate underwater sea turtle research. The study, conducted by the University of West Florida, will evaluate interactions between young adult sea turtles and in-water piers. The fishing pier will close at 9 p.m. on August 19 and will … read more

  • Challenger questions Parker’s use of county staff for dozens of promo videos

    Santa Rosa County District 1 Commission Candidate Geoff Ross District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker since 2018 has been making rounds, recording promotional videos at more than two dozen Santa Rosa County businesses. His challenger, Geoff Ross, claims Parker copied that idea from him and also questions how the incumbent can use county staff to follow … read more

  • Moderna to Produce 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) today announced an agreement with Moderna, Inc. to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The federal government will own these vaccine doses. Moderna will manufacture the vaccine doses while clinical trials are underway. Manufacturing in … read more

  • EDITORIAL: Are YOU part of Santa Rosa County’s problem???

    Santa Rosa County residents were infuriated when county commissioners didn’t bother to seek bids for the Waste Pro contract, which will cost customers more yet provide less pick-up days per week. Residents also seemed upset when commissioners decided to spend around $48 million fund a new county courthouse after voters thrice rejected the project. It … read more

  • U.S. Marshals Offer $5,000 for Information on Escaped Prisoner

    The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a man who escaped from an Alabama jail July 31. Larry Dewayne Gaither, 43, was one of two men who escaped from the Calhoun County Jail. The Marshals arrested the other man, Bryant Deandre … read more

  • Baptist Health Care’s First Intuitive Health-Partnered Dual ER and Urgent Care Facility Nearing Completion

    Plans for the opening of Baptist Emergency Room and Urgent Care in Navarre announced last September are on track. The facility will open in September at Baptist Medical Park – Navarre, located at 8888 Navarre Parkway. A partnership between Baptist and Intuitive Health will bring the first hybrid emergency room and urgent care clinic to … read more