Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE Water School: Snorkel the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary

July 30, 2017 Navarre, FL – Join the UF/IFAS Natural Resource Extension Agents as we explore the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary! Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 9 am until 1 pm.  Register Today at https://nbsnorkel.eventbrite.com Cost is $20.00 per person, lunch is included.   The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary consists of 30 reef structures in the Gulf of Mexico just south of ...

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Melba Louise Connolly

April 7, 1927 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 90) Melba Louise Connolly, 90 years old, went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2017.  She was born in Arizona, Louisiana in 1927, daughter of Morris & Melba Robinson.  Melba was the oldest of five children.  Mother of three; Glen Perdue, James Perdue and Joan Castleberry.  Known as Mamma Melba ...

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Be a volunteer monitoring oyster reefs & seagrass in northwest Florida!

July 30, 2017 The Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking volunteers, including college students, to join us this summer and fall in work on the Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration project in St. Andrew Bay, located in Bay County in northwest Florida. This project, funded by the National Fish and ...

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Drawdown for Karick Lake Fish Management Area supports bass conservation and habitat management

July 30, 2017 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is partnering with the Florida Forest Service and Aquatic Habitat Restoration/Enhancement Section to conduct a full renovation of Karick Lake Fish Management Area in Okaloosa County. The agency began releasing water July 13 for a complete drawdown. This renovation is to improve fish habitat and balance the largemouth bass ...

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Small Cockroaches Flying Into Homes

July 28 2017 by Larry Williams The Asian cockroach was first identified as a newly introduced species in the U.S. in Lakeland, Florida in 1986. I started seeing this small cockroach in our area about 17 or 18 years ago. They’ve done well recently with the rains and their numbers are probably higher now as a result. They prefer warm, wet ...

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Summer Series – Starts August 17th

The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to offer three intermediate level beekeeping classes.  These classes will be offered via interactive web-conferencing at a number of Extension Offices across North Florida and will be taught by state and nationally recognized specialists.  This summer series will be Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 pm Central Time, 7-8:30 pm Eastern Time.  Each presentation will be ...

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FWC Division of Law Enforcement Weekly Report July 7, 2017 – July 13, 2017

Escambia County: Officer Clark saw an individual operating his vessel in a careless manner. The individual had the outboard motor trimmed mostly out of the water revving it up, while several people were standing near the prop. He was attending the Blue Angel Air Show and was attempting to leave the area. Officer Clark stopped the vessel and immediately noticed ...

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Overnight Structure Fire Destroys Freeport Mobile Home

July 28, 2017 Freeport, Fla— An overnight residential fire destroys an unoccupied mobile home and threatens a nearby camper with residents inside. At approximately 11:20 PM Thursday night, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a mobile home fire on North Street in Freeport. The resident stated that his neighbor’s singlewide mobile home was on fire. The neighbor ...

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Cantonment Man Sentenced to prison for Video Voyeurism and Possession of Child Porn

July 28, 2017 A Cantonment man that was arrested in July of 2016 for video voyeurism charges was sentenced to prison and probation after release after law enforcement found child porn and multiple videos at his home. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on April 12, 2017, Christopher Dreyer pled no contest to the charges of two counts of Video ...

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Gas Station Gets Knocked Off Third Time In A Month

July 28 2017 The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Green Acres Road gas station for the third time this month. The Shell station at 443 Green Acres Road near Fort Walton Beach was held up shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday morning by a black male wearing a red and white ...

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