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Jan 31, 2023

New hotel being planned for Navarre Beach

A new hotel may be coming to Navarre Beach, according to Santa Rosa County Planning and Zoning documents. The hotel, according to preliminary site plans, will feature 200 rooms, along with 34 condominiums. The structure will stand 16 stories high.

Jan 17, 2023

Destin businessman remaking SR 87 corridor in East Milton

It’s all about explosive growth in East Milton. “This is an investment company buying up this property (along State Road 87 between Fortune and Hickory Hammock roads in East Milton),” Mark Siner, president and owner of Choctaw Engineering in Fort Walton Beach, told the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board at its meeting Jan. 12.

Jan 12, 2023

Alvin’s Island eyes Navarre Beach for possible location

People who live along Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach may have a new neighbor in the next few years. Alvin’s Island, a beach-focused retailer and affiliate of Marco Destin, is making plans to build a location on Navarre Beach off Gulf Boulevard. The approximate location is directly in front of The Navarre Beach Regency Condominiums.

Jan 10, 2023

3 things to know: TDC January meeting

With the first month of 2023 upon us, government and community organizations are planning out the new year. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC), which is part of the Tourism Development Office, is one of those organizations.

Jan 9, 2023

Buffalo Rock expands into Santa Rosa County

Buffalo Rock, the nation’s largest single family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottlers, announced its expansion into Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office (SREDO) announced today the  iconic beverage company has agreed to purchase 47 acres of property at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10 for a new distribution facility.

Gas prices on rise
Jan 2, 2023

Gas prices could face roller coaster ride

As average gasoline prices have moved back above $3 a gallon in Florida, a tech company that monitors the fuel industry foresees prices above $4 a gallon in 2023.

Dec 19, 2022

Leadership Santa Rosa recognizes 35th graduating class

On Dec. 8, 27 up and coming leaders of Santa Rosa County gathered to celebrate the completion of Leadership Santa Rosa’s 35th year. This was the first new class since 2020. Leadership Santa Rosa is a 10-month training program designed to prepare participants for leadership roles in the local community.

Dec 14, 2022

Water system preliminary budget increases payroll, user rates

The Holley Navarre Water System has seen its fair share of controversy over the last few months, from the firing of a CEO to accusations hurled at a board member for allegedly stealing water.

Dec 12, 2022

Ogletree: ‘A lot of great things are happening’

Santa Rosa County has experienced a lot of growth in recent years, and that growth should continue, according to the county’s top economic development official.

Dec 6, 2022

Acclaimed dog trainer brings company to Milton

Jeff Minder first discovered he had a passion for dogs when he was at Hurlburt Field, where he was a SERE trainer, teaching airmen to evade enemy canines. SERE is short for survival, evasion, resistance, and escape.