Teen brutally murders mother

All star baseball player kills mother with bat, kitchen knife

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a son to brutally murder his own mother in the Crane Cove subdivision on Christmas Eve, making international headlines, and shaking the Gulf Breeze community. William “Brandon” Aydelott, the 17-year-old murder suspect, admitted to Santa Rosa County deputies that he brutally stabbed his 48-year-old mother, Sharon Lynn Aydelott, a teacher at Holley-Navarre Middle […]

Teen killed by police

A Gulf Breeze high school senior is dead and a Pensacola police officer is on administrative leave after the officer shot the teen who allegedly left a suicide note to his family and took his mother’s red Corvette on Christmas Eve, running from police and later running over a Pensacola policeman’s leg shortly before the pursuit ended. William “Cody” Goodman […]

Stress is easier when shared, Msgr. Hunt says

No one knows what was on the minds of the two teens whose actions on Dec. 24 ended with the death of one and the murder by another. Monsignor Luke Hunt of St. Ann Catholic Parish in Gulf Breeze said that stress is overwhelming for some people, especially teens. “Not talking to anybody, that’s the real problem,” Msgr. Hunt said. […]

Calendar of Meetings

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3 Board of Adjustments, 6:30 p.m.,County Commission Offices MONDAY, JANAURY 6 County Commission meeting, 9 a.m.,County Commission Offices TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 Marine Advisory Committee, 5 p.m.,County Commission Offices City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m.,City Council Chambers WEDNESDAY, JANAURY 8 South End Tourist Development Council,2:30 p.m., Navarre Visitor’s Center Building Code Board of Adjustments,2:30 p.m., 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

FELONIES 12/20/2013 Adkins, Kris, W/M, 36, 9000 block Deer Lane, Navarre, Failure to appear, resisting an officer Law, Sheena Rae, W/ F, 22, 3000 block Doddie Lane, Navarre, Probation Violation Barnes, Monique, W/F, 24, 900 block Grand Canal St., Gulf Breeze, Conditional Release Violation 12/21/2013 Beard, Ernest, W/M, 50, 2000 block Janet Street, Navarre, Insufficient check 12/24/2013 Brown, Thomas, W/M, […]


30 Years Ago January 5, 1984 Local fishermen created large artificial reefs in order to have a sure place to catch large quantities of fish. They created these reefs by throwing “old wrecked cars, tires, and other such junk out to sea”. A Captain Redd told the Sentinel that, “The different boats have built between 200 and 300 reefs”. He […]

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Two teens, two lives changed forever

William “Cody” Goodman died Tuesday morning, Dec. 24 after leaving his parents a note explaining that he couldn’t live another day with the knowledge that his actions in March took another man’s life. He took his mother’s Corvette and led cops on high speed chases that resulted in a police road block, alleged ramming of the officers’ vehicles, running over […]

In times like this, we reflect

While locals were preparing for another Christmas, two children’s lives in the area were changed forever. Many don’t know why these events unfolded. Many question these teens’ motives. But in light of what happened, many in the community have reached out for a shoulder to lean on. One teen was at the end of his rope, while the other seemed […]

U.S. 98 safer and brighter with LED streetlights

A 19-mile ribbon of LED streetlights now brightens the U.S. 98 corridor in Santa Rosa County to help make traveling safer in the new year. Gulf Power has finalized an unprecedented LED streetlight project to install nearly 1,000 LED streetlights from the eastern edge of Gulf Islands National Seashore to the Okaloosa County line. It is part of a partnership […]