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Stories by Hansen Hasenberg

Stories by Hansen Hasenberg

Pastor Christina Shaver leaving St. Paul UMC after eight years

May 17, 2024
After eight years at St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Rev. Christina Shaver is transferring churches. Later this year, Shaver will take over as lead pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach. Shaver has been in ministry since 2010. 

Liberty Church renovating Imogene Theatre, looking to open early fall

May 14, 2024
Imogene Theatre is getting a facelift. The historical landmark, which was purchased by Liberty Church in 2023, is currently being renovated to fulfill the church’s vision of creating a Milton campus.

Keller Williams donates over $4k to Emerald Coast Exceptional Families for ‘Red Day’

May 10, 2024
On Thursday, May 9, Keller Williams Emerald Coast in Navarre presented a check for $4,800 to Emerald Coast Exceptional Families, a 501c3 nonprofit which provides support services to special needs families. The money will go toward funding for the SAFE program, something ECEF started with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office in 2022. The SAFE program is meant to foster better communication between law enforcement agencies and the special needs community.

Warhorse Project founder defends actions, gives update on recent arrest

May 8, 2024
Outside his home on Dolphin Road in Milton, Sean Hollonbeck, a 31-year veteran and founder of the Warhorse Project, spoke to members of the media in an attempt to clear up what happened May 4 that led to his arrest for kidnapping – false imprisonment and aggravated assault. “The vast majority of this story has not been presented to the public whatsoever,” Hollonbeck said.

1SOW Commander Col. Dierig on challenges, opportunities

May 6, 2024
Col. Patrick Dierig, the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing (1SOW), is hitting the ground running after taking command from Col. Allison Black Feb. 23. As installation commander, Dierig oversees Hurlburt Field’s base support for the wing’s four groups and 24 squadrons, as well as more than 40 tenant units, including Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command.

Woodbine Church ‘packs the park’ in Floridatown

May 2, 2024
Members of Woodbine Church held a special “Pack the Park” day at Floridatown Park in Pace. The park, which overlooks Pensacola Bay, is nestled inside a neighborhood 4.6 miles away from Woodbine Church’s campus. 

School board updates library policies around book challenges

May 1, 2024
The process to challenge a book in Santa Rosa County District Schools has been centralized thanks to changes approved at April’s school board meeting on April 11.

Hurlburt Air Park officially open to public

April 29, 2024
For the first time in roughly 20 years, the Hurlburt Field Airpark is open to the general public.

While the airpark has been unofficially available for public use since April 11, 1st Special Operations Wing (1SOW) Commander Col. Patrick Dierig and others with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to formally welcome community members to the outdoor museum.

Immanual Baptist’s Pacesetters ministry bringing people together

April 29, 2024
Whoever said, “when you get older, things tend to slow down,” didn’t meet Immanuel Baptist Church’s senior adults ministry, known as the “Pacesetters.”

United Way of West Florida celebrates a century of service

April 26, 2024
A century is quite a milestone. For United Way of West Florida, it’s a history they are proud to continue.

United Way of West Florida (UWWF), formerly known as United Way of Escambia County, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024. The nonprofit organization serves Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

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