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The Santa Rosa County Commission will present priorities to legislative delegation Tuesday.
Easing restrictions on how Santa Rosa County is allowed to spend tourist-development tax revenue and funding to build a taxiway and apron to connect Whiting Aviation Park to an NAS Whiting Field runway are among the requests County Commission Chairman Colten Wright will share with state legislators at the county legislative delegation’s annual public hearing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Gulf Breeze Community Center on Shoreline Drive.

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UWF student arrested for 30 counts of child pornography possession, says FDLE

A former Navarre High School and current University of West Florida student is behind bars after an investigation uncovered 30 files of obscene material, Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. James Paul Tupas Roquelara, 21, of Pensacola, was arrested by FDLE on 30 counts of possession of child sexual abuse material, and one count each of promoting a sexual performance of a child and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. All of which are felony charges.

State delegation to meet Tuesday in Gulf Breeze

The public is invited to address the Santa Rosa County state legislative delegation at a public hearing beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. The hearing is the only one scheduled in Santa Rosa County before lawmakers report to Tallahassee on Dec. 12 for interim committee meetings.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida to host “Sean of the South”

Sean Dietrich, better known as “Sean of the South,” is coming to Imogene Theatre in Milton for an event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. The event will take place Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Dietrich is a columnist, novelist, and storyteller known for his commentary on life in the American South. According to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, the event, titled “An Evening with Sean of the South,” will consist of storytelling and music from Dietrich and special guests.

Santa Rosa County Animal Services to host a drive-through microchip clinic

Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) is hosting a reduced-cost microchip drive-through clinic on Wed., Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Santa Rosa County Animal Services, located at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton. Only cats and dogs are eligible to be microchipped and the shelter will be closed to set up and run the clinic.

BoCC to discuss industrial park giveaway, Jubilee roundabout and wildfire prevention

The Santa Rosa County Commission will discuss giving industrial property to a medical supply company, Jubilee’s developer building a roundabout, and preventing wildfires at its committee meeting Monday.

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Local nonprofit, other groups building memorial garden

Pirates On The Panhandle, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and Ye Olde Brothers Brewery have been working together to build a memorial garden in honor of Jan Foster and Larry Rolison, who both passed away in recent years.

Santa is coming to town!

The Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade – Presented by: Prime Lending will start at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Navarre Library and will roll south along Presidio, making a left at Esplanade Street and ending in the back parking lot of Centennial Bank.

Sea Turtle Conservation Center programs enriching for animals, people alike

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center has been helping conserve, educate, and research for the better part of two decades. As part of their mission to educate the public about marine animals and other wildlife, NBSTCC has programs and encounters for visitors to get up close and personal with the animals at the center. There are three main programs the Center offers.

Santa is coming to town!

The Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade – Presented by: Prime Lending will start at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Navarre Library and will roll south along Presidio, making a left at Esplanade Street and ending in the back parking lot of Centennial Bank.

Sea Turtle Conservation Center programs enriching for animals, people alike

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center has been helping conserve, educate, and research for the better part of two decades. As part of their mission to educate the public about marine animals and other wildlife, NBSTCC has programs and encounters for visitors to get up close and personal with the animals at the center. There are three main programs the Center offers.

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