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A family living in The Moors off Avalon Boulevard had a scare the night of Saturday, May 21. Shea Riles and her family were trying to settle in for the evening when they heard noises coming from the attic—a man ended up falling through the ceiling and into the room of Riles’s daughter.

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Severe storms possible, sand available at four locations within the county

Heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding, particularly of low lying and urban areas, is possible beginning today, Wed., May 25, through the evening of Thurs., May 26 along with a tornado threat through Thursday morning, according to the US National Weather Service in Mobile.

There is also a high risk of rip currents along Navarre Beach through Friday night. Santa Rosa County Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents to monitor local weather reports and have multiple ways to receive weather warnings, especially overnight.

Transit options available in Santa Rosa county

Santa Rosa County may not have a typical public transit system, but the county does offer options for those who need it.

The para transit system operates for those who may not have access to their own transportation.

Fentanyl Awareness Day alerts to issue in SRC

National Fentanyl Awareness Day seeks to bring attention to a prevalent drug issue, one that affects Santa Rosa County residents.

According to a press release from Attorney General Ashely Moody, over 105,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in the span of a year, and more than 66% of those deaths were related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.

Oyster farms are booming business

Driving over the Garcon Point Bridge between Navarre and Milton, one might notice some floating objects in East Bay, heralded by an American flag and the Florida state flag.

Those objects in the water are not traps—they are oyster farms, put there by Emerald Tides Oyster Company. On the other side, Brandon Smith’s Grayson Bay Oyster Company has their own farms in Escambia Bay.

Nandin named Air Force Spouse of the Year, recognized for SAFE Program

Vice President of Emerald Coast Exceptional Families (ECEF) Angela Nandin was named the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)’s 2021 Spouse of the Year and received the Joan Orr Award.

Nandin was recognized at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation Commerce and Coffee at St. Sylvester Catholic Church May 20.


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Jay Day! Royals win 1A state softball championship

It was a great day for Jay.

The Royals were crowned 1A state champions Wednesday afternoon as they defeated Fort White 6-5 at the Legends Way Ball Felds softball complex in Clermont.



Support for former missing autistic teen pours in

Khrysti Jenkins has seen an incredible outpouring of support in Crestview and beyond since her son went missing on May 6.

Aiden Howey, who is a 14-year-old with autism, has a tendency to wander away from his home, and from May 6 to May 7, he was missing for 22 hours.


Commissioners proclaim EMS Week

Commissioners Sam Parker, Bob Cole, James Calkins and Colten Wright proclaim May 15-21 Emergency Medical Services week in Santa Rosa County.

Local gun show held by retired officer

Three times a year, Milton hosts a gun show.

Rather, Billy Rogers hosts a gun show at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium sponsored by his business, Rogers Dozer Service. The next of which will be June 4 and 5.



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