Prayer breakfast leads MLK Day events

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MILTON — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast held Saturday Jan 12, at the county auditorium led the events for the MLK Day holiday.”The event was very successful,” Rev. Murray Hamilton said.According to Hamilton, 175 people attended the breakfast. The Fellowship of Churches, with Hamilton coordinating, organized the breakfast. The event had music, signing, vendors and of course prayer.Still to come are the Commemorative Program on Jan. 20 and […]

What’s Happening in Santa Rosa County

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa County announcements, events and activities are as follows.ANNOUNCEMENTSHOLIDAY CLOSURESThe courts of the First Judicial Circuit will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Regular operations will resume Jan. 22.FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS HIRING BONUS: The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announces $1,000 […]

Deputy, family need assistance during cancer treatment

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MILTON — Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nic Hubbard started a clinical trial cancer treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland on Jan. 8. Not only is this his second battle with cancer this year, but he is among the three percent of the population that chemotherapy cannot help.Lauren Hubbard discussed her husband’s situation by phone from Baltimore. Not all the news has been bad. The couple had a son named Logan in February and they bought a home in […]

Family of autistic girl pleads for return of dog (REWARD)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Poling said a neighbor saw a white dog that may have been Elkie get picked up by a person in a small red pickup truck.

Pro-choice advocates call Florida abortion bill ‘most extreme’ ever in US

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A freshman lawmaker from Florida’s panhandle has filed a bill that would effectively ban abortions after about six weeks into a pregnancy, an initiative reproductive rights advocates are calling the most […]

‘Huge pile’ of unopened water bottles to be discarded

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The county is unsure of who exactly left the water behind, but because of concerns about its safety and how long it’s been in the sun, the water will need to be thrown away.

UPDATE: Victims ID’d in fatal Santa Rosa crash

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MILTON — A 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old man from Alabama were killed on State Road 87 on Tuesday night when their vehicle overturned. Jessica M. Haveard and Kenneth Tanner Mason Few, both from East Brewton, Alabama, were traveling north on SR 87 at 10 p.m., […]

Two young adults die in Santa Rosa County rollover

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

SANTA ROSA COUNTY — A 19-year-old woman and 21-year-old man died on State Road 87 near Hopewell Road Tuesday night following a vehicle rollover.The two victims, who have not been identified pending notification of next of kin, were traveling north on State Road 87 at 10 p.m. when the 19-year-old driver’s Jeep Patriot began traveling off the road, according to a press release from Florida Highway Patrol. The Jeep traveled onto the east shoulder and collided with a culvert at […]

Florida officer kills rabid otter following several attacks

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MAITLAND — Authorities say a Florida police officer fatally shot a rabid otter several days after people reported attacks.The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Maitland police officer put the sick animal down last week near Lake Maitland.Police say a visitor at a nearby park reported being attacked Jan. 7, followed by two more attacks the next day. Several days later, police responded to a home where someone reported a sick otter in their backyard. Officers say the […]

Sheriff’s deputy resigns after fight at strip club

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy has resigned after being arrested on charges that he battered a couple at a strip club.An internal affairs report says 33-year-old Dwight Robinson quit his job at the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office two days after the July 3 incident at Scores.The Palm Beach Post reports a woman was in the process of selecting a stripper to do a lap dance for her husband when she says Robinson and two other men began grabbing her. […]