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Jan 26, 2022

Contract renewed for continuous Navarre Beach repair

The Navarre Beach renourishment project will continue for the next 12 months as the commissioners voted Monday to add a revised grant work plan to Thursday’s regular meeting.

Jan 25, 2022

Adams Sanitation asks for records, Waste Pro provides lawsuit

The trash wars have moved to north Okaloosa County, where Waste Pro of Florida and Adams Sanitation are again in legal conflict.

Waste Pro of Florida filed a lawsuit against Adams Sanitation Dec. 16 2021, after Adams requested records from Waste Pro Dec. 7, 2021.


Jan 23, 2022

Zoning board recommends denial for another Santa Rosa RV Park

Gary Bishop and Robert Preston requested a conditional use on behalf of Sany Creek RVP, LLC to allow an RV Park on a 20-acre Milton parcel during the Jan. 13 zoning board meeting.

Jan 22, 2022

‘Confused’ woman speeds past two state troopers

A 74-year-old woman who sped past a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on U.S. Highway 90 told deputies she was heading home, even though it was in the opposite direction.

After passing one trooper, she came up on a second and passed that one was well.


Jan 22, 2022

Commissioners approve relief stipend for volunteer firefighters

On Thursday, Jan. 13, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the use of $51,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds as incentive pay to provide each active Santa Rosa County volunteer firefighter with a $1,000 relief stipend.

Jan 21, 2022

Economic development office scores bullseye with new company

The Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office (SREDO) received final approval Jan. 13, on an agreement that will enable Element Outdoors to lease a 20,000-square-foot building in Milton.

Jan 21, 2022

Friends rally to help family of 13-year-old girl who died suddenly

Friends of the family of a 13-year-old Woodlawn Beach student who died unexpectedly Monday are raising money to help her mom pay for services.

Sophia Fenner was born and raised in the Gulf Breeze area.


Jan 21, 2022

Winter weather advisory issued: Use caution when driving

The US National Weather Service (NWS Mobile) office has placed Santa Rosa County (except the immediate beaches area) under a winter weather advisory until 12 p.m. Friday.

Jan 20, 2022

Transportation department monitoring road conditions

FDOT’s winter weather plan has been developed to keep Florida’s highway system safe and operational in all types of weather conditions. Motorists may notice an increased number of FDOT vehicles on state routes as maintenance and operations staff respond to winter weather conditions. If icy conditions are detected, FDOT crews will deploy various tankers, bridge […]

Jan 20, 2022

PAWS director resigns, interim named

Tracey Williams, Executive Director of the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, has announced that she has tendered her resignation to PAWS to pursue new opportunities.

A press release announcing her resignation was sent out Thursday afternoon. Williams, who has served as Executive Director of PAWS since July 2020, plans to leave PAWS by late February.



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