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Young woman with worker choosing which dog to adopt from a shelter. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
Santa Rosa County Animal Services is one of 26 animal shelters across the state of Florida participating in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Spring National Empty the Shelters reduced fee adoption event. Empty the Shelters is the nation’s largest funded adoption event.

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Old Bagdad Highway crash leads to pedestrian death

A 40-year-old woman was killed Friday, April 11, when the driver, 46, of an SUV struck the pedestrian. The incident occurred around 8:40 p.m.

Construction Career Days offers students hands-on experience

In recent years, the state of Florida has pushed for greater educational opportunities for trade and vocational training. On April 16 and 17, students from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton counties were given the opportunity to go to Milton to take part in Northwest Florida Construction Career Days.

FDOT announces traffic advisory for county residents

Drivers in Santa Rosa County will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

Milton council rethinks format of work sessions after contentious meeting

The Milton City Council spent the first 40 minutes of its work session Thursday night debating the format of its meetings, including updates to public comment that will allow citizens to speak before any action item is voted on.

Reserve group returning to the skies

Tyndall Air Force Base —  The 44th Fighter Group, Air Force Reserve, conducted their first flying Unit Training Assembly at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, April 6, 2024, since returning to Tyndall. This training proved valuable for the pilots and maintainers by giving them hands-on experience with F-35A Lightning II’s and their first local sortie since departing Tyndall prior to Hurricane Michael.

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Pace Patriots savor feeling of being crowned state weightlifting champions

Kendall Ballou hugged several of his weightlifting teammates during Pace’s championship celebration Friday evening at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.
Ballou, a senior, was overcome with emotion as he and the other Patriots savored the thrill of sweeping the FHSAA 3A Olympic and traditional titles.

Congrats to our Athletes and Students of the Week!

Navarre family finds kidney for son in dad

“An answered prayer.” That’s how Austyn Evans describes knowing her two-year-old son, Conrad, now has a kidney after an agonizing search for a donor. Although the search took them from Northwest Florida to Texas and then to Georgia, the donor turned out to be closer to home (in fact, the donor lives in their home).

Giant flag debate headed to tourism council

Whether Santa Rosa County flies Florida’s tallest American flag depends on where it would be installed.

March 23 event promises to bring slice of Japan to Santa Rosa County

When most people want to experience an authentic experience in another culture, they usually have to get on a plane and fly far away to a foreign destination. For those northwest Floridians looking to explore Japanese culture, you need only hop in your car and drive to St. Sylvester Catholic Church (6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway).

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