• Okaloosa teacher charged with inappropriate relationship with 13-year-old student

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Meigs Middle School teacher with two felonies after an investigation which began on December 11, 2019. Joseph Michael Sparks, 48, was arrested for Failure to Report Suspected Child Neglect and Unlawful Relationships between Teachers and Students after an attentive parent discovered Sparks was involved in sending/receiving inappropriate … read more

  • FWC bear management plan updated without hunting proposal

    Florida Fish & Wildlife Conversation Commission Commissioners during their December meeting approved the updated Bear Management Plan, which reflects a comprehensive, science-based approach. FWC staff will continue to focus on reducing human-bear conflicts by promoting the use of bear-resistant trash cans and removing bears that pose a safety threat. There was no proposal to hunt, … read more

  • Acting Secretary of the Navy Visits NAS Pensacola First Responders

    Acting Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Thomas B. Modly, right, speaks with first responders to the active shooter incident December 6. U.S. Navy photo. Acting Secretary of the Navy, Thomas B. Modly, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited Naval Air Station Pensacola December 10, following the active shooter incident December … read more

  • City of Milton cash audit finds no improprieties within last 7 years

    The City of Milton was cleared of any financial improprieties during the past 7 years, according to According to Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors. The city hired Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors to perform an oversight review of cash transactions during fiscal years 2012 through 2018. The engagement was predicated upon the concern of the … read more

  • Fallen airmen awarded Wings of Gold

    Three American Heroes: Ensign Joshua K. Watson, Airman Mohammed S. Haitham and Airman Apprentice Cameron S. Walters  The Navy posthumously awarded Wings of Gold December 10 to all three Sailors killed during the December 6 shooting at Naval Aviation Schools Command aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Acting Secretary of the Navy the Honorable Thomas … read more

  • Blue Angels Release 2021 Schedule of 75th Anniversary Air Shows

    The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, released the 2021 air show schedule at the International Council of Air Shows convention December 10. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 55 demonstrations at 29 locations in 2020 and 56 demonstrations at 29 locations in 2021. The 2021 air show schedule announced is: April … read more

  • Nuclear missile field helicopters headed to Eglin for testing

    Air Force Global Strike Command will stand up Detachment 7 later this month at Duke Field, Florida, to support testing and evaluation of the command’s new MH-139A helicopter.  The MH-139A is the first service-unique helicopter acquired by the Air Force and the first aircraft ever acquired by AFGSC. It will replace the Vietnam-era UH-1N “Hueys” which have … read more