Local athletes receive scholarships

Friday, May 17, 2019

SANTA ROSA COUNTY — Each year, Pensacola Sports brings together the top senior student-athletes in each sport from Escambia and Santa Rosa County schools for a dinner and scholarship recognition program.The 2019 Annual Senior Scholar Athlete Banquet had 214 senior nominees and over 700 total people in attendance on Thursday night at Olive Baptist Church for the Annual Senior Scholar Athlete Banquet Presented by Sacred Heart Health System Ascension.Schools in both […]

Gulf Breeze resident receives national honors for volunteer service

Friday, May 17, 2019

GULF BREEZE — Gulf Breeze resident Susan Spencer received two of the nation’s highest honors this week. Spencer was named as the recipient of the Northwest Ombudsman Council’s Ombudsman of the Year Award and, on behalf of the President of the United States, the Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to strengthen our nation and communities through volunteer service.The Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program chose to recognize Spencer who had […]

Navarre Garden Club flower show coming

Friday, May 17, 2019

NAVARRE — The Navarre Garden Club’s semi-annual Flower Show, “Florida’s Many Flags,” will feature specimens of horticulture grown in the area, a large number of floral designs representing the various flags that have flown over the state, and several educational displays.Specimens will be entered, catalogued, identified and placed for viewing May 30 at the Navarre Public Library. Later, three panels of three judges each, certified by The […]

Amateur radio ‘Field Day’ in June

Friday, May 17, 2019

NAVARRE — Members of the Emerald Coast Amateur Radio Association will participate in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23, on Santa Rosa Island in Navarre, next to the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. […]

Brown notches first vintage win after previous topsy-turvy race

Friday, May 17, 2019

EAST MILTON — Two weeks ago Chris Brown found himself sitting on the hood of a fellow vintage driver’s car like a hood ornament. Saturday night he turned someone else’s misfortune into a trip to victory lane at Southern Raceway.Brown was in third place and staying out of trouble when the front two cars driven by Blake Martin and Chris Bayhi spun in front of him. He was able to slow down and drive around the cars […]

‘There is a real need for a shelter’

Friday, May 17, 2019

MILTON — Santa Rosa County does not have a dedicated long-term homeless shelter in the county.That means there is not a place for a homeless family to stay for an extended period. The county does open a cold weather shelter during the winter months if the temperature drops below 40 degrees and stays open as long as the weather mandates.”There is a real need for a shelter in Santa Rosa County,” said Dr. Karen Barber Director of the Santa Rosa District Schools Office of […]

Baby ripped from womb of murdered Chicago teen clinging to life

Friday, May 17, 2019

A baby ripped from the womb of a murdered Chicago teen is clinging to life, officials said Friday.The baby, Yadiel Yovany Lopez, is in critical condition after suffering from a lack of oxygen in the minutes before he was born.Three people — Clarisa Figueroa, Desiree Figueroa and Piotr Bobak— have been charged in the murder of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, […]

Coffee with Commissioner Sam Parker scheduled

Friday, May 17, 2019

GULF BREEZE — A monthly “Coffee with the Commissioner” session is scheduled soon.Join Commission Chairman Sam Parker to share thoughts and ideas for Santa Rosa County 7-8 a.m. May 22 at Panera Bread, 700 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze.The coffee meetings are an informal setting — no appointment required — for the public to meet with the board chairman and are rotated throughout the five districts in the county.

Tesla’s self-driving system was on at time of fatal Florida crash

Friday, May 17, 2019

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the March 1 crash outside of Delray Beach that killed a 50-year-old man.

Transportation Disadvantaged Board sets workshop

Friday, May 17, 2019

PENSACOLA — The Escambia County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will hold a public workshop.The workshop has been scheduled for 10 a.m. May 21 at Pensacola City Hall in the Hagler/Mason room, 222 West Main St. in Pensacola.The board meeting will immediately follow. A full agenda is available online at www.ecrc.org.The board is staffed by the Emerald Coast Regional Council, which provides professional technical […]