Texas woman shot, killed man while posing with rifle for Snapchat, police say

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Texas woman who fatally shot a man two days before Christmas was posing with a rifle for Snapchat when she accidentally pulled the trigger, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Monday.Autumn King, 20, has been charged with manslaughter in connec…

Cold weather shelter opens in Milton

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MILTON — In addition to tonight, a cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will also open Wed. night, Jan. 16 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought in by law enforcement. The shelter closes at 7 a.m. each morning.Santa Rosa County’s cold weather shelter is operated by Ferris Hill Baptist Church, utilizing […]

CAMPUS KUDOS: Santa Rosa County students recognized

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MILTON — Here are highlights involving area students:University of Alabama student Mac Pewitt of Gulf Breeze will participate in UA’s Cooperative Education Program for spring 2019. Pewitt will be working at WestRock-Phenix City.In the Cooperative Education Program, more than 230 students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic […]

Pet food pantry opens at A Hope’s Paw Pad

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MILTON — In a study by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals published in Open Journal of Animal Sciences, the ASPCA estimates more than 1 million households give up their pets due to financial issues every year. A HOPE for Santa Rosa County founder Brandi Winkleman seeks to reduce those numbers locally.Respondents answering an ASPCA study were asked what could have helped them keep their pets and they cited the following […]

Santa Rosa Community Briefs

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MILTON — Here is a look at upcoming events in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas.UPCOMINGTobacco cessation classesMILTON — Quitting tobacco isn’t easy. Finding help should be. Tobacco Free Florida offers free tools and services to help you get started.For those 18 years old, if medically appropriate, the Florida Department of Health offers free nicotine replacement […]

Blackwater Bistro recieves Clayton White Business of Quatrer Award

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MILTON — The Milton city council honored a local restaurant Saturday when it awarded the Blackwater Bistro with the Clayton White Business of the Quarter Award.The city gives this award every quarter to a Milton business for the contributions it has made to the city. The business receives an engraved trophy and will keep the city’s Business of the Quarter sign in the front of the building for three months.City councilman Jeff Snow recommended the Bistro for […]

Fla. mom charged after kids found with rotted teeth, living in house with feces everywhere

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A 23-year-old woman was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm after her children were found in poor condition at their Crestview, Fla., home.On Jan. 5, Angelica Crites’ daughter called 9-1-1 because she and her brother could not wake their mother, according to an arrest report from the Crestview Police Department. No other adults were in the home and the girl couldn’t get into her mother’s bedroom to wake her up.An officer with the police […]

Cops: 7 charged after boy rescued from traffickers (MUGS)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Police say that, over 11 months in a filthy mobile home, the boy was introduced to sadomasochism and used as a sex slave.

Eglin could host F-22s for 3 years

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The F-22s and T-38s will bring an additional 31,000 annual operations to the main airfield.

Announcing teacher of the year semifinalists

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MILTON — The Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 33 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. Here are the five semifinalists:Myra Anderson, East Milton ElementaryCharles Phan, Gulf Breeze HighStacey Dell, Milton […]