Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in four counties in September

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in four counties in September (list follows). Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil ...

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Dolly Parton to Be Honored as the 2019 “MusiCares Person of the Year”

September 5, 2018 Dolly Parton can add another honor to her Hall of Fame career: 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year. Following in the footsteps of past honorees like Paul McCartney, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Tom Petty and more, Dolly will be presented with the award at the 29th annual benefit gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center ...

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Two of three Crestview Police Department officers fired following investigation

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Crestview, FL — Two of three Crestview Police officers charged under various alleged infractions of agency written directives and city policies have been dismissed following an extensive internal investigation. Officer Christina Dawson and Investigator Shawn Temple were fired on allegations including policy statement, distraction to others, violating laws relating to the Police Department, code of ethics ...

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Gordon Still Producing Tropical-Storm-Force Winds and Heavy Rain Across South Florida and the Upper Keys

Summary of 1:00 pm CDT Location: 25.8 N   81.9 W About 15 mi WSW of Marco Island, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 50 mph Present Movement: WNW or 300 degrees at 16 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 1007 mb or 29.74 inches of mercury Watches & Warnings A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for: Shell Beach to Mississippi-Alabama border A Storm ...

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Topical Storm Gordon Lashing South Florida with Tropical-Storm-Force Winds and Heavy Rain

Summary as of 10:00 am CDT Location: 25.3 N   81.3 W About 60 mi WNW of Key Largo, FL About 50 mi SSE of Marco Island, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 45 mph Present Movement: WNW or 300 degrees at 16 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 1009 mb or 29.80 inches of mercury Watches & Warnings A Storm Surge Warning is in ...

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Crestview Trio Arrested in Stolen Vehicle

September 3, 2018 Holt, FL – An OCSO deputy who noticed a suspicious vehicle on Log Lake Road found the driver hiding in the woods and two others near the car. He quickly learned the vehicle had been stolen from Chestnut Avenue in Crestview earlier in the evening. The owner, who said she may have left it unlocked with the keys ...

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Tropical Depression 7 Expected to Strengthen to Tropical Storm

Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven Advisory Number 2 Location: 23.4 N   78.7 W About 175 mi ESE of Marathon, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 30 mph Present Movement: WNW or 300 degrees at 15 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 1012 mb or 29.89 inches of mercury Watches & Warnings A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the Mouth ...

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Tropical Disturbance 7 Moving West-Northwestward Bringing Tropical Storm Conditions of Heavy Rainfall Over Portions of the Central Gulf Coast Tuesday Night & Wednesday

Sunday, September 2, 2018 Location: 23.0N 77.8W About 110 mi N of Camaguey, Cuba About 240 mi ESE of Marathon, FL Maximum Sustained Winds: 30 mph Present Movement: WNW or 300 degrees at 15 mph Minimum Central Pressure: 1012 mb or 29.89 inches of mercury At 7:00 PM CDT, Tropical Disturbance 7 was centered near latitude 23.0 North, longitude 77.8 ...

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Santa Rosa County Green Infrastructure and Watershed Tours

September 2, 2018 by Bethany Diamond Santa Rosa Co. – Want to learn about green infrastructure techniques and how using these techniques can help to manage stormwater on your property? Join us September 22, 2018 at the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension office at 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton FL 32570 from 9 am until 4 pm for an introduction to Green Infrastructure Workshop. ...

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Baker Student Arrested After Sending Threatening Messages

Friday, August 24, 2018 Baker, FL – A Baker School student who made threatening comments in a message to another student via social media was arrested today by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. 17-year old Kaleb Crooks is charged with making a false report about planting a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction or concerning the use of firearms ...

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