• Santa Rosa native and military hero amputee to make second Mt. Everest attempt

    Kirstie Ennis, a Milton High School graduate and combat-wounded veteran, attracted global attention during her recent attempt to scale Mt. Everest as an amputee. Her expedition had to turn back at 28,490 feet, just 539 feet from the summit, but she’s determined to make a second attempt in 2021. Ennis via video message posted Sunday … read more

  • Nearly 3,000 local jobs added over past year

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 17 announced that the Pensacola area added 2,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in April, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area was education and health … read more

  • National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24

    Officer Jarrod Molnar, FWC’s 2016 Boating Officer of the Year, on patrol. Molnar is a coastal officer assigned to Okaloosa County (photo courtesy FWC) “National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24,” said Maj. Rob Rowe, leader of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Boating and Waterways Section. “It presents an opportunity to emphasize the … read more

  • First tropical system could develop this week

    The National Hurricane Center on Sunday afternoon upgraded the chances to 40% for development of a tropical system located in the Atlantic.  “An area of low pressure is expected to form by Monday several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. This system could develop into a short-lived subtropical or tropical cyclone late Monday or Tuesday while … read more

  • Santa Rosa County Animal Services launches Barn Cat Program

    Santa Rosa County Animal Services is launching a barn cat program to place hard-to-adopt animals in a safe and comfortable habitat. A barn cat program places fully vetted healthy cats into safe, independent living spaces such as a barns, warehouses or factories – at no cost to county residents – to help fill important jobs as a … read more

  • Convicted Felon Found with AR15 and Methamphetamine

    An alert Okaloosa County Sheriff’s supervisor who spotted a Crestview man wanted on a charge of felony violation of probation at a gas station in Milligan later captured him when he tried to make his escape. When a traffic stop was made on Dead End Road Thursday around 7 p.m., 32-year old Joshua David Lawrence … read more

  • Military leadership promotions celebrated at Navarre’s Military Appreciation breakfast

    Pictured at the May 17 event are: AFSOC Command Chief CMSgt Greg Smith, NABOR Executive Angela Campbell, AFSOC Commander Lt. Gen. Brad Webb and Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce CEO TJ Goulet. Photo by Romi White Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), was featured speaker during today’s 3rd … read more