Author Archives: Christopher Henderson

Appeals Court Affirms Attorney General Bondi’s Efforts to Shut Down Tech Scam

September 13, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The doors will remain shuttered at a scam tech support company following a decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeal that keeps in place an earlier circuit’s ruling granting Attorney General Bondi’s motion seeking to preliminarily enjoin E-Racer Tech, LLC and owner, James N. Veser from doing business and freezing assets. Consumer complaints allege that ...

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September Gardening & Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale

September 12, 2016 by Larry Williams As we move into September, we can expect some relief from summer’s heat and humidity. This change offers a time to possibly catch up on landscape jobs. September also offers a favorable time to purchase and plant some landscape plants. And the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners can assist with this. They are holding a ...

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Former Walton County Planning Director Pleas to Perjury Charges

September 12, 2016 Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that Patsy D. Blackshear, the former Planning Director for the Walton County Planning Department, entered a plea as charged to Perjury in an Official Proceeding and Perjury in an Unofficial Proceeding. There was no plea agreement, and the Office of State Attorney recommended an Adjudication of ...

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Suicidal Man Who Wanted To Die By Cop Is Safely Taken Into Custody Without Harm

September 11, 2016 Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— A man armed with a butcher knife and threatening suicide is taken into custody without injury Sunday night. Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the suspect’s home on Markon Boulevard in Santa Rosa Beach just after 6 o’clock. Deputies had been to the home Saturday on two separate occasions. On Sunday ...

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Governor Rick Scott Issues Proclamation for Patriot Day

09/11/2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott issued the following proclamation recognizing Sunday, September 11, as Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Governor Scott also directed the flags of the United States of America and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, at all local and state buildings, installations and ...

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Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic Alert

Chipley, FL – Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Okaloosa and Walton counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities. Okaloosa County Interstate 10- Slow moving vehicles will be used to perform striping work from mile marker 45 (County Road 189/ Holt Exit) to the Walton County line from 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 to 5 ...

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Pensacola Woman Arrested for Stealing From Seven Disabled Adults

09/09/2016 An employee with a Pensacola group home is charged with stealing more than $12,000.00 from several of the facility’s disabled residents. Penny Williams, 43 of Pensacola, FL, while employed by Capstone Group Homes, allegedly stole more than $12,000 from seven different residents between April and June 2016, according to a news release on September 7th from Attorney General Pam ...

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DHSMV Conducts Commercial Vehicle Brake Safety Week

DHSMV Conducts Commercial Vehicle Brake Safety Week ~ Brake safety and other outreach and enforcement September 11 – September 17 ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) is recognizing Brake Safety Week as part of Operation Air Brake. Operation Air Brake is an ongoing effort by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) dedicated ...

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50th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour

The 50th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour will be held Tuesday October 4, beginning at the Santa Rosa County Extension office located at 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton.  This event will provide another great tour of the agricultural community and working farms for the citizens of Santa Rosa County. “Santa Rosa County has long been a state leader in ...

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Semi Catches Fire After Collision on Interstate 10

09/09/2016 A semi tanker containing 8,100 gallons of methanol ruptured and caught fire after the driver fell asleep and struck the concrete barrier wall on Interstate 10 near the Avalon Blvd exit early Friday morning. On September 9, 2016 at approximately 1:22 AM, 29 year old Kevin Davis on Milton, FL was eastbound on Interstate 10 in a 2017 Mack semi tanker. ...

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