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Apr 16, 2024

Milton Council votes to remove Cusack from Finance Committee

In response to an ethics finding against Milton City councilman Mike Cusack, the council voted to remove him from his role on the city’s finance committee. The vote was four in favor, with Farrow opposing and Cusack abstaining. Earlier this month, the Florida Commission on Ethics found that Cusack had violated state law by using […]

Apr 16, 2024

Patriot NJROTC unit finishes third in nation

Pace’s NJORTC unit remains one of the top programs in the nation, taking third this year at the 2024 Navy Nationals Athletic, Academic and Drill competition at NAS Pensacola the first weekend of April.

Apr 15, 2024

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).

Apr 15, 2024

Santa Rosa County Clerk’s Office warns of phone scams

Phone scams are on the rise in the State of Florida. This is according to the Office of Inspector General, which has received reports from residents and former residents since April 4. The Santa Rosa County Clerk’s Office wants to make residents aware of this scam and how it is being perpetrated.

Apr 12, 2024

Berryhill Elementary parent recognized as statewide volunteer of year

Parents and volunteers play a pivotal role at schools. They help alleviate the needs of teachers by chaperoning, buying classroom supplies, and assisting faculty with a litany of miscellaneous tasks such as painting, arranging bulletin boards and setting up events.

Apr 11, 2024

College closures impacting athletes

Charlie Cottrell was on spring break when he got the news Birmingham-Southern is closing its doors at the end of this school year.

A football recruit out of Navarre, Cottrell was looking forward to his time as a college athlete for the Panthers starting this fall.

Apr 10, 2024

Ag commissioner commends Florida Forest Service for successful firebreak, preventing home destruction on Garcon Point

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson is commending the Florida Forest Service (FFS) and its firefighters with the Blackwater Forestry Center for their quick work of a wildfire that occurred March 28, 2024, on Garcon Point. The mitigation efforts prior to this wildfire – which were funded by the 2022 Emergency Wildfire Management Fund – largely attributed to the containment of the fire, prevented home destruction, and saved lives.

Apr 10, 2024

Base access procedures to change in May

Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. – The 96th Security Forces Squadron will begin 100 percent identification checks for anyone accessing the installation in May.

Apr 9, 2024

Compromised vendor email leads to $852K theft

On Friday April 5, Santa Rosa County Clerk of Courts was notified that a recent payment to a vendor in the amount of $852,983.06 had been intercepted as a result of fraud. Upon notification The Clerk of Courts’ Finance Department issued a fraud alert to their bank.

Apr 9, 2024

Navigating life’s balancing act

Hurlburt Field, Fla. – Balancing work and home life can be a challenge for many Airmen. Adding children to the mix can make it even more difficult, and for single parents, that’s another story.
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