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Santa Rosa sheriff tests positive for COVID-19 after attendance at conference

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — A Santa Rosa County sheriff tested positive for COVID-19 after his attendance at the Sheriffs’ Conference, say the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (SRCSO). The following press release is from SRCSO: “There has been several questions related to Sheriff Bob Johnson’s attendance at the Florida Sheriff’s Association Conference where…MORE

Pensacola Police warn of scammers posing as police, demanding money

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The Pensacola Police Department is warning residents of scammers posing as police officers. PPD public information officer Mike Wood said the scammers have been calling residents claiming to be “Lt. Matt Coverdale of the Pensacola Police Department.” “They are telling the victim a warrant has been issued for their arrest, and…MORE


The Florida Department of Health says Northwest Florida recorded 15 new COVID-19 deaths yesterday, while the state reported 245 additional deaths bringing Florida’s death toll to 7,524. The state also added 5,446 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 497,330. Escambia County had 137 new cases and 4 deaths – Santa Rosa County had 68…MORE


Early voting begins Saturday in Escambia County at nine locations and will continue through Saturday, August 15th. Each location will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., with the exception of the Supervisor of Elections Office which will be open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The locations include: The Molino Community Center on Highway…MORE


NFL hall of famer and Pensacola native Emmitt Smith will likely be involved with the further development of the former Emerald Coast Utilities Authority property that is now owned by Studer Properties. Studer Properties selected a joint proposal from The Dawson Company and Emmitt Smith Enterprises to build a 234-unit mixed-income apartments on the former…MORE


This Friday, August 7th, is the deadline for families in Santa Rosa County to decide if they want their children to return to school, take virtual courses, or attend remote classes with a teacher. The original deadline was Monday, but the district extended it until the end of the week to give parents more time…MORE

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