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The Fourth of July is almost here and there is no shortage of area events going on to celebrate the holiday, including fireworks on Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach on Monday. Riverfest in Milton is also taking place that day.

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2022 Pensacola Beach Air Show Full Schedule Announced

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will once again host the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show, with viewing opportunities July 6-9. The elite U.S. Navy Blue Angels, our hometown heroes, will headline all events which culminate on Friday, July 8, with a full, dress rehearsal and Saturday, July 9, with the official Air Show. In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be a host of world-class military, aerobatic and stunt plane performers, as well as interactive exhibits, military recruitment stations and all types of vendors on the ground.

“We are so excited to be able to host our hometown heroes on our beautiful beach,” said Leigh Davis, Executive Director of the SRIA. “It’s an awe-inspiring tradition that locals and tourists alike get to enjoy every summer bearing witness to the breathtaking display by the United States Navy’s finest.”

Water system plans tower at SR87-US98 intersection

Holley-Navarre Water System is planning to build a pump station and elevated water tank on property it will lease from Elevate Navarre at the intersection of State Road 87 and U.S. Highway 98, engineer Phil Phillips said Tuesday at the water board’s meeting at the Club at Hidden Creek.

Five vie for Cole’s seat; Piech seeks second term

It’s official – Bob Cole, a fixture on the Santa Rosa County Commission since 2002, did not qualify for the Aug. 23 primary election; he will not run for a sixth term.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Washington – The Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for abortion that had stood in America for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few years […]

Commissioners agree not to cut county tax rate

Santa Rosa County is in the early stages of setting its Fiscal Year 2023 budget, but three things are clear: Commissioners plan significant investment in infrastructure projects and support improving workforce retention.

And they will not cut the millage rate.


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Rotary bringing a new kind of sound to Navarre

Most people associate the sound of Navarre Park with either the water or with the noise of children playing, but in just a few months, people will begin to hear music coming from the park.

The music will come in the form of large stationary instruments that anyone can play.


The Cat’s Meow for Kids

The Cat Country 98.7 Cat, Gulf Winds Credit Union Community Relations Director Frank Giammaria, and Cat Pak Morning Show cohost Mel McCrae helped raise $30,000 that will be donated to Santa Rosa Kids’ House, a shelter for abused children.

Publix employee wins new Kia from United Way of West Florida

Melissa Hall thought she was in trouble when her supervisor wanted to talk to her.

Instead, she found out she had just won a new Kia Soul from United Way of West Florida. 

The Cat’s Meow for Kids

The Cat Country 98.7 Cat, Gulf Winds Credit Union Community Relations Director Frank Giammaria, and Cat Pak Morning Show cohost Mel McCrae helped raise $30,000 that will be donated to Santa Rosa Kids’ House, a shelter for abused children.

Publix employee wins new Kia from United Way of West Florida

Melissa Hall thought she was in trouble when her supervisor wanted to talk to her.

Instead, she found out she had just won a new Kia Soul from United Way of West Florida. 

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