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Aug 24, 2022

Tight Santa Rosa County Commission District 2 race may result in recount 

58 votes and .2 percent of the vote.

That is all that separates Kerry Smith from Jeff Ates in the Santa Rosa County Commission District 2 seat.

That .2 per cent of the vote is significant as an automatic recount is triggered when vote-getters are not separated by more than .5 percent of the vote.

Feb 21, 2024

Financial disclosure reprieves backed

Tallahassee – After dozens of resignations and two lawsuits, a Florida House panel Wednesday supported providing reprieves from a 2023 law that requires local elected officials to disclose detailed information about their personal finances.

Feb 21, 2024

Set Free Refuge changes name, shifts to new focus

Set Free Refuge is now Set Free Foundation. The decision came down in December, says Skip Orth, Set Free Foundation’s board president.

Feb 21, 2024

Navarre man arrested for sexually abusing minor

A Navarre man is behind bars after he allegedly sexually abused a girl over a period of several years.

Robert Jason Love, 51, of the 2600 block of Salamanca St., is charged with sexual battery on a minor. The arrest report filed by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office indicates abuse took place between 2009 and 2020.

Feb 20, 2024

Lawmakers ready to make energy changes

Tallahassee – Florida lawmakers are moving toward approving an overhaul of state energy laws, including eliminating references to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and imposing a ban on offshore wind-energy generation.

Feb 20, 2024

Santa Rosa Animal Services launches 2024-25 kennel sponsorship initiative

Santa Rosa County Animal Services has launched 2024-2025 kennel sponsorships, a fundraising effort to help with medical care, foster support, microchip and rabies clinic, spay/neuter programs, and community outreach.

Feb 20, 2024

Raider flag football team enters new year with plenty of potential

Jason Kisor will be the first to tell you things are a lot different for Navarre’s flag football team this season.
The Raiders have more experience, depth, and the potential to be one of the area’s top teams.

Feb 20, 2024

An incredible weightlifting season for Izzy Zach

Izzy Zach didn’t make it to the podium at the 3A state weightlifting meet a year ago. But oh what a difference a year makes for one of Navarre’s standout lifters.
Zach sat on the floor of the RP Funding Center in Lakeland Friday during the awards ceremony, wearing a medal around her neck and a smile on her face, savoring the thrill of being a state champion for the first time.
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