• VA releases updated tactical herbicide test sites, including Eglin AFB

    This graphic depicts the locations of Auxillary Field #2 and range 52, located on Eglin Air Force Base property in Okaloosa County. Both sites are in areas closed to all forms of public access. (Graphic by Romi White) The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the January 2020 release of an updated Department … read more

  • Canned fruit drive for low-income families

    FoodRaising Friends and the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program are hosting a food drive through December 2020. Each month will have an emphasis on a specific healthy food, and February’s donation is canned fruit. As FoodRaising Friends’ primary focus is providing low-income families with free nutritionally dense foods, the organization is hoping to improve donations … read more

  • Gulf Breeze doctor pleads guilty to prescription fraud

    Michael T. Harris, 45, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, entered a guilty plea to the charges of acquiring controlled substances by fraud, and using a means of identification of another person in connection to the offense of acquiring controlled substances by fraud. The guilty plea was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern … read more

  • Recycling resumes February 3 in Santa Rosa County

    Santa Rosa County will resume its recycling program the first week of February and to help ensure it is successful, county staff will be taking extra steps to ensure collected recyclables are not contaminated with non-recyclable garbage.  Due to the high volume of contaminants collected when the county previously participated in recycling, staff will visually … read more

  • Milton man gets 15-year sentence after burglary injures police K9

    State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Circuit Court Judge Darlene Dickey sentenced Alan Lee Gilkerson to 15 years in state prison after he entered a plea to Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Battery on a Police Dog, Petit Theft, Resisting Officer Without Violence, and Criminal Mischief. On April 9, 2019 the Santa Rosa County … read more

  • FWC seeks input from cobia anglers

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in coordination with NOAA Fisheries is working on an updated stock assessment for cobia in state and federal waters of the Gulf and Atlantic off Florida. As part of this process, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is asking anglers and divers to share their observations … read more

  • Wife of wounded warrior to speak at Fisher House event

    Fisher House Emerald Coast on February 13 will host a fundraiser at the Air Force Armament Museum. Executive Director Mia Hughes says the event is an opportunity for the community to hear from a family member about “why” Fisher Houses exist and the comfort they provides during a medical event. Jennifer Nelson, spouse of wounded … read more