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  • Pedestrian killed on Navarre Beach causeway
    NAVARRE BEACH – Authorities in Santa Rosa County are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday morning.According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, Houston, Texas resident Jeanette Martinez, 38, was hit by an unknown driver on Navarre Beach causeway at about 2:15 a.m.No other information was immediately available.If anyone has information regarding the crash, contact the Florida Highway Patrol at (850) [...]
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    Northwest Florida breaks world records
  • A HOPE aims to lower euthanasia rates in the county
    MILTON — A HOPE for Santa Rosa County FL Inc., an animal advocacy organization is taking on the issues of overpopulation of cats in the county. According to research conducted by A HOPE, Santa Rosa County has the highest euthanasia rate — 67 percent — in the state of Florida.Started by two local women, A HOPE stands for Animal Health Outreach Prevention Education. Brandi Winkleman is president and community relations director and Debra Bankes is the secretary [...]
  • Local lawyer Larry Keefe nominated to serve as U.S. Attorney
    Fort Walton Beach Attorney Larry Keefe is President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.Keefe has been in the legal profession for more than 30 years and a partner with the firm of Keefe, Anchors & Gordon since it opened in January, 2009. He’s been named a Florida “Super Lawyer” 10 times and honored as a “Florida Legal Elite” six times.His expertise lies primarily in civil [...]
  • 4 Adotable pets in Santa Rosa County
    Editor’s Note: Each week, Santa Rosa County Animal Services and the Press Gazette share photos and descriptions of several animals in need of immediate adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of them, call Santa Rosa County Animal Services at 983-4680 or visit 4451 Pine Forest Road, Milton.
  • Florida Highway Patrol cracking down on drunk driving
    TALLAHASSEE — As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign, starting today, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate enforcement efforts on impaired driving through the Labor Day holiday. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways and save lives."Driving drunk or drugged puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each [...]
  • FWC expands access to boating safety exam by allowing online providers to offer courses
    Access to Florida’s Boater Education Temporary Certificate Program has been expanded, thanks to work done by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make allowances for online-course providers to offer the required courses over the internet.In August of 2017, the FWC amended Florida Administrative Code 68D-36.108 to allow the temporary certificate exam to be offered in an online version. This change makes it [...]
  • What's Happening in Santa Rosa County
    MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa County events and activities are as follows. ANNOUNCEMENTSDRUG ADDICTION HELP: Narconon reminds families that the opiate problem in the U.S. is continuing to worsen and it’s more important than ever to know and understand the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose.To learn more about how to identify the signs and symptoms of opiate [...]
  • Ethelene Malone
    Ethelene Malone, 86 passed away July 10, 2018. She was the daughter of Carl and Ethel Malone of Milton, Fl. She was born in the Ferris Hill area of Milton on January 26, 1932. She is survived by her sister, Jean Armistead of Niceville, FL and many family members. She was predeceased by Lenzo, Freddie, Willard and their sister, Leola Malone. She was the second generation of Malone Grocery located at Ferris Hill for many years. She enjoyed her life at Ferris Hill surrounded by her [...]
  • Christine A. Gurski
    Christine A. Gurski, 66, of Milton, FL died peacefully on August 11, 2018. A resident since 1976 she worked primarily in banking starting her career at Pioneer Federal in Milton and finishing at First National Bank of Florida for over 20 years.She is preceded in death by her parents Dorothy and Edward Esz, Sr. She is survived by her husband; Thomas Gurski of Milton, daughter; Kathryn (Kevin) Pinckard of Pace, grandchildren; Chase and [...]