Navarre couple cooks weekly for Hurricane Michael victims

Monday, November 19, 2018

NAVARRE — Although Sharon Sims and her husband Don Powers are retired, they have been working what is nearly equivalent to a full-time job: cooking for victims of Hurricane Michael.It began when Sims saw a post on Facebook about the destruction of the small communities about 100 miles east of her Navarre home. She looked at her husband and said, “Do you think we could do this to help some?”Powers was all for the idea, but questioned where they would get the […]

Charter school operator gets 20 years for fraud

Saturday, November 17, 2018

PENSACOLA — The founder of a company that operated charter schools in several Florida counties has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.The Pensacola News Journal reported that Marcus May also was sentenced earlier this week to pay a $5 million fine for using those schools to steer millions of dollars into his personal accounts. He was convicted last month of two counts of racketeering and one count of organized fraud.May’s company, Newpoint Education Partners, operated […]

Monarchs are making their annual migratory appearance on Emerald Coast

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Vast numbers pass through the southern U.S. — including Northwest Florida — with the majority taking residence in the mountain forests of Mexico.

Texas without Lone Star Beer? Pabst dispute could bring last call

Friday, November 16, 2018

When the news stories started to circulate about the dispute between beer companies Pabst and MillerCoors — which could end with Pabst being driven out of business — many of them took the same tack: “Ha-ha, those hipsters won’t be able to drink their Pabst Blue Ribbon anymore.” Well, guess what, Texans. Pabst also owns Lone Star Beer. And Pearl, if your Texas pride runs that deep. Both are just as threatened by this dispute as PBR and […]

Pace High celebrates atheletic college signing

Friday, November 16, 2018

PACE — Pace High School celebrated three senior athletes this week during a college signing ceremony at the school.Elise Schultz, golf, committed to Arkansas State University. “I liked the team environment, and enjoyed visiting the campus,” Schultz said.Shultz said she wants to study mechanical engineering. She said she is really excited about this opportunity. Shultz said she started golfing when she was 10 years old with her father, also a […]

Santa Rosa Community Briefs

Friday, November 16, 2018

MILTON — Here’s a look at upcoming events in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas.UPCOMING St. Mary’s Episcopal Church annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair MILTON — St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will hold a arts and crafts fair Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. This event will be held at the historic […]

United Way continues their commitment to help

Friday, November 16, 2018

MILTON — Acting administrator for United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC) Kyle Holley has been busy since taking on the leadership role for the organization.Holley served as grants and major gifts manager until Guy Thompson was removed as executive director on Oct. 26. According to UWSRC spokeswoman Pamela Holt, Thompson and two other unnamed employees were placed on administrative leave on Oct. 3 after an independent auditor into accounting irregularities launched an internal […]

It has been decided

Friday, November 16, 2018

MILTON — After a mandatory recount done on Nov 10., the race for the Milton City Council Ward 2 seat between candidates Pamela Mitchell and Shannon Rice has been officially decided.In the initial count on election night, Rice was in the lead by less than .05 percent of the votes. According to Santa Rosa County supervisor of elections Tappie Villane, if final votes show a difference of .05 percent or less between candidates, Florida law requires a mandatory recount to be done to […]