What’s Happening in Santa Rosa County

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa government and local announcements, events and activities are as follows.UPCOMINGSANTA ROSA COUNTY MEETINGS: All SRC Board of County Commission meetings and other county meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St., Milton, unless otherwise indicated.Public Safety Coordinating […]

Trucker was watching porn before wreck that killed Minn. highway worker, police say

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A trucker who caused a wreck that killed a highway worker was allegedly watching porn around the time the crash occurred, according to Minnesota authorities.Tate Doom, 49, was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation th…

Man with knife tazed after lunging at Franklin sheriff

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

APALACHICOLA —Deputies tazered and arrested a man they said lunged at Franklin County Sheriff A.J. Smith with a knife after being caught smoking methamphetamine.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said Jeremy Mixon was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine, aggravated assault on an officer, possession of narcotics equipment and resisting arrest without violence.In a news release, Sheriff A.J. Smith said he had received several complaints […]

El Chapo: 5 things to know about Mexican drug lord sentenced to life in prison

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years Wednesday, putting an end to his decades-long reign as the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.Guzman entered the drug trade as a teen, following in his father’s footst…

Florida city amplifies battle against homelessness with popular kids song ‘Baby Shark’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The city is playing sound loops of children’s songs including ‘Baby Shark’ overnight to keep people from lying about the patio of the city’s Lake Pavilion.

A brief history of NASA’s Apollo program

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

People around the country and the world are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first crewed mission to the moon, this week. However, the journey to the moon started years before Apollo 11 landed on the surface of the moon on July 20, 19…

Apollo 1: The moon mission that ended in a fatal fire

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This week, NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first crewed mission to the moon. However, as its name implies, the Apollo 11 mission was just one small part of various missions to send humans to the moon.The United States Apollo …

Hepatitis A outbreak nears 1,900 cases

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — With the largest numbers of cases concentrated in Pasco, Pinellas and Volusia counties, Florida has had about 1,900 reported cases of hepatitis A this year, according to new numbers from the Florida Department of Health.The state added 85 cases last week, bringing the total to 1,898 cases this year.The hardest-hit areas have been in the Tampa Bay region and in parts of the Interstate 4 corridor.Pasco County has had 350 cases, followed by Pinellas […]

Santa Rosa Community Briefs

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

MILTON — Upcoming community events, announcements and activities by local organizations are as follows:UPCOMINGHawaiian Luau fundraiserThe Holley Navarre Seniors Center will have a fundraiser for center events 4-7 p.m. July 27 at the center, 8476 Gordon Goodin Lane, Navarre. Tickets for adults are $25 ($20 for carryout); and $9 for children age 12 and younger. It includes authentic Hawaiian food prepared by native Angela […]

Experience history at Arcadia Homestead

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

MILTON — The beauty of having active archaeological sites on University of West Florida property is you can create interests for almost any visitor.Excavation at the Arcadia Mills site has gone on for years and UWF students still complete digs when needed. The excavation process has shifted a little bit north recently to the Arcadia Homestead at 4755 Anna Simpson Road.”It’s about a half mile before the Arcadia Mills site, boardwalk and hiking trails,” said Leah Fischer, […]