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Jeffrey Todd Stahler, 61 of the 4100 block of Diamond St. in Pace, was arrested Saturday night, May 27, for a murder in Pace. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon that a body had been found in the 4100 block of Diamond St. When deputies arrived, they found […]

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Hope leads Milton High School Class of 2023 to success

A rainy day gave way to clear skies in time for 435 Milton High School seniors to walk across the stage and accept a diploma Tuesday at Haywood Hanna Panther Stadium.

Veterans parking spaces now at county buildings

Northwest Florida is home to quite a few veterans. In many places, veterans can enjoy designated parking spots but at Santa Rosa County-owned facilities, the only veterans parking spots were for Purple Heart recipients. Other veterans did not have designated parking. At least not until now.

Santa Rosa Medical Center releases stats for 2022

The Santa Rosa Medical Center has released its updated report featuring the hospital’s statistics from 2022. According to SRMC, there were a total of 241,680 patient encounters with 48,400 ER visits, 4,800 surgeries, 4,200 inpatient admissions, 280 births and 184,000 outpatient visits, including physician clinic visits, procedures and imaging.

‘Be the Light in Someone’s Darkness’

Concerned residents of all ages participated in a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk from King Middle School to Milton City Hall on Friday, May 19. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-to-24-year-olds and the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm, please remember that you are not alone. Reach out for help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

Circle K offers 40 cents off gas for fuel day

Across northwest Florida, Circle K locations will offer 40 cents off per gallon as part of “Fuel Day.” The savings event will run between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Fuel Day is also taking place at Circle K locations across the United States. According to Circle K, customers can receive the deal directly at the pump. Here are a list of participating locations in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties:

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Championship dream slips away for Pace

They received their runner-up medals and trophy, fought back tears, and did their best to deal with the pain of having a state championship dream ripped away. Here in Clermont on the final Saturday of May, the Pace Patriots chasing the program’s first softball title in nearly two decades, a storybook ending wasn’t in the cards for a team that made it its mission to finish the year on top of the 6A softball world.

‘You’re never alone’

No one loves you. No one cares about you. If you were to disappear, no one would look for you. You should give up. Those were the deep-cutting words spoken many years ago by the voice in the head of Reggie Dabbs, who was wide awake at 3 a.m. crying in his bedroom.

Bullying contributes to King Middle School teen’s suicide

Jacqueline Williams was on her way home from work April 12 when she received the call. “It’s Kaliyah! Mama, she’s hanging herself in her closet!” Williams’ 13-year-old daughter, Nevaeh, cried hysterically into the phone.

May the Fourth be with you on Star Wars Day

If you’re a fan of the galaxy far, far away, it’s one of the days you look forward to the most each year. If you’re not a Star Wars fan, it’s just May 4. “May the Fourth be with you,” a pun on the famous Star Wars line “May the Force be with you,” has led to May 4 being known as Star Wars Day, an unofficial holiday to celebrate all things Star Wars. Although its popularity has certainly grown in the past decade, the earliest celebrations of the commemorative day are almost as old as the franchise itself.

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