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  • Navarre paramedic assisting with Hurricane Florence response
    CONCORD, N.C. — A paramedic from Navarre is part of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team deployed to North Carolina in the federal response to Hurricane Florence.Jeffrey Bailey, a former Okaloosa County emergency medical technician who is now a paramedic at Baptist Medical Center in Pensacola, was called into service as part of the National Disaster Medical System on Sept. 10. The original mission for him and his team was in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Isaac approached. When that [...]
  • Fisherman saves pelican from fishing line on Navarre Pier
    NAVARRE — Christopher Dudley spent Tuesday afternoon like he spends most of his days off — fishing at the Navarre Pier.But when he cast his line into the Gulf, it caught something that wasn’t a fish. A pelican that was floating on the water below got the fishing line wrapped around his wing and needed rescuing.“I’ve done that with seagulls before, but never a pelican,” Dudley said after he and some other fishermen pulled the bird up [...]
  • UPDATE: Man who triggered school lockdowns faces felony charges
    PACE — A 19-year-old Pace man faces multiple felony charges after running from deputies Monday morning, which forced lockdowns at several nearby schools. Michael Bailey Hall has been charged with fleeing from an officer and dealing in stolen property, as well as a misdemeanor charge of obstructing without violence, according to his Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office arrest report.A deputy noticed Hall around 8:30 a.m. Monday after he turned left on a red light, the report [...]
  • 'I'd do it again and again for you'
    Sam Davilmar earns an award for rescuing a sheriff's deputy from his overturned car
  • Motorist runs out of gas on I-10, is struck from behind
    SANTA ROSA COUNTY — A motorist who ran out of gas while traveling on Interstate 10 received minor injuries when her vehicle was struck by another motorist.Victoria Emory Browning, a 22-year-old Milton woman, was traveling on I-10 near Mile Marker 18 around 9 a.m. when she ran out of gas.She was trying to merge into the outside lane and onto the shoulder when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by John Claude, a 39-year-old Pace man, according to the Florida [...]
  • Homecoming week ends with a loss to Catholic
    MILTON — Milton High School celebrated a homecoming week with festivities that may be remembered by many in the decades to come.Caroline Danielle Worrell is Homecoming Queen for 2018. She was crowned by 2017 Homecoming Queen Kelsey Hodges at halftime. The stands were full and the Panther fighting spirit was evident, but it was not enough. The Catholic Crusaders won a very close football game 17 to 13.
  • A perfect day for a LEAD Academy golf tournament
    PACE — The day was bright, sunny and perfect for golf. Wayne Forbush did his job again this year by meeting the fundraising goals for the Joppa Project, LEAD Academy's newest campus.Forbush said they had 102 golfers this year, they sold 94 T-signs and they had a good silent auction. All proceeds go to the new Joppa road campus located just north of Pace.The 30-acre parcel of land has an administration/class building under construction and will eventually house K-12 [...]
  • Nationwide alert test coming
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Sept. 20.The WEA portion of the test commences at 1:18 p.m. and the EAS portion follows at 1:20 p.m. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine [...]
  • Join the Blackwater Pyrates for river cleanup
    MILTON — The Blackwater Pyrates are having their semi-annual river clean-up this Saturday, Sept. 22 on the Cold Water Creek. The public is invited to join the Pyrates.They will put in at the bridge across from Bob's Canoes on Munson Highway. The crew will put in by 9 a.m. Everyone will take their vehicles down to Pucker Point, just below where Cold Water joins Blackwater River. They’ll drop off their canoes, kayaks dingies, [...]
  • Come one, come all
    MILTON — The Imogene Theatre regularly holds entertaining and historical events for the community. See what’s coming up at the theatre in October. The Imogene Theatre is at 6866 Caroline St.Kyle Verner, of R. E. Development Inc., who manages the Imogene Theatre says patrons should stop by local restaurants downtown and pick up food for the movie and trivia night. Concession stands will be open so Verner asks patrons not to bring drinks.Harry Potter Themed [...]