• 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