Shorebird nesting season begins at National Seashore

Friday, March 15, 2019

GULF BREEZE — Late last week the Gulf Islands National Seashore discovered the first shorebird nest of the season.Nests and chicks are so well camouflaged that they can accidentally be impacted by unsuspecting beachgoers. When beach-nesting birds are forced to fly or run from their nests, their eggs and chicks are left vulnerable to the elements and to predators. While enjoying the park, visitors can help protect shorebirds by:Avoiding posted shorebird nesting […]

Daytona’s still a bike town, but not the ‘Motorcycle Capital of Florida’

Friday, March 15, 2019

DAYTONA BEACH — Faced with an impromptu Daytona Bike Week quiz, Deb James didn’t hesitate when asked to name the “Motorcycle Capital of Florida.”The visitor from Terre Haute, Indiana, offered: “That’s obviously Daytona.”A good guess, but no.While Volusia County may claim the title this weekend as Bike Week concludes, the overall title could […]

Weekly bridge standings released

Friday, March 15, 2019

MILTON — The city of Milton Parks Department has released its weekly bridge results.On March 4 the team of Frankie Turner and Jo Propst posted the top score of 3,420 points in the Rubber Bridge Club.The team of Bill and Mary Louise Bone finished second with 3,330 points for second, while Robert Andrews and Paul Lanham finished third with 2,870 points.On Tuesday, March 5, […]

Santa Rosa deputy struck by car at school; suspects arrested

Thursday, March 14, 2019

MILTON — A  Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy was struck by a vehicle while working at TR Jackson Elementary Thursday afternoon, officials said.At approximately 1:15 p.m., the deputy was advised that two individuals were attempting to pick up a child at the school without authorization, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the car hit him, causing injuries to the deputy.As the vehicle […]

Training Air Wing Five installs new commodore (PHOTOS)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

WHITING FIELD — The Naval Air Station Whiting Field wing that helps train “lethal military professionals,” in the words of Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, chief of U.S. Naval air training, was placed under new command at a Thursday morning ceremony. Navy Capt. Doug Rosa, who […]