Jun 16, 2021

June 17-23, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

It started with a post about race on Facebook and escalated into five teachers being placed on administrative leave as an investigation was conducted into unspecified allegations of misconduct by the Santa Rosa County School Board June 18.


Jun 10, 2021

June 10-16, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Efforts to incorporate Navarre failed to meet the ballot threshold for the August primary election.


Jun 2, 2021

June 3-9, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

The 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field had a new commander, Col. Jocelyn J. Schermerhorn. She was the Wing’s first female commander.


May 26, 2021

May 27-June 2, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

The Boulevard, a 34-acre entertainment district planned for Navarre, was approved without objection at the May 28 county commissioners meeting.


May 19, 2021

May 20-26, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

With legal action pending, the Santa Rosa County School District opted to hold impact fees in a separate account and not move forward with expenditure.


May 13, 2021

May 13-19, 2021 Blast from the past

One Year Ago – 2020

The FBI learned that Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi Air Force officer who killed three U.S. sailors and wounded eight others at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Dec. 2019, repeatedly communicated with al-Qaida operatives about planning in the months leading up to the attack. 


May 5, 2021

May 6-12, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

A prescribed burn got out of control May 4 near the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and Interstate-10, sparking a wildfire that burned more than 2,000 acres, displaced hundreds of people at a time and destroyed 14 homes.


Apr 21, 2021

April 22-28, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

After ECUA stated that they did not plan to extend their existing contract for waste disposal services in the northern unincorporated parts of the county, commissioners stated during the April 23 meeting that they would negotiate with Waste Pro on taking over the area.


Apr 15, 2021

April 15-21, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

On April 17, the Home Builders Association of West Florida Inc. (HBA) filed to prevent impact fees from being collected in Santa Rosa County on new home construction. The complaint alleged that the fees were calculated using faulty data that was not fully updated.


Apr 7, 2021

April 8-14, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

School closures due to COVID-19 were extended through May 1. Santa Rosa County’s last day of classes was set for May 29 so the decision was made by the school district that students would not return for in-person schooling for the 2019/2020 school year.



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