Apr 10, 2021

TDC meetings moving back to south end

After a year of holding its monthly meetings in Milton, the Tourist Development Council unanimously agreed to move those meetings back to the Tiger Point Community Center beginning in May.

Apr 9, 2021

New minimum wage challenges county coffers

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners discussed potential financial setbacks that Florida’s new $15 minimum wage could bring to the county.

Apr 9, 2021

Mask mandate to be discussed at next school board meeting

Face masks in schools have been a hot topic of discussion in hallways, at dinner tables and at nearly every school board public forum over the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parents have mixed feelings about the mask mandate for students.

Apr 8, 2021

40 years after military father’s death, California woman returns to Hurlburt Field

When Mary Hume Gangl’s dad went off to a training mission in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she had a decision to make.

She would turn 15 while he was gone. Did she want the family celebration to be held before he left or after he came home? She chose to wait.

Apr 7, 2021

Navarre Beach sees big crowds, doubles guard staff

In the first three months of 2021, Navarre Beach lifeguards have already rescued more people than they did all last year.

Apr 7, 2021

Waste Pro switches cans, modifies service

Waste Pro started its new pickup schedule and rates in South Santa Rosa County April 5 and Waste Pro Division Manager Rick Chancey said he was very pleased with the smooth transition.

Navarre Beach traffic
Apr 6, 2021

County gets green light to improve Navarre traffic flow

Santa Rosa County officials got the green light Tuesday morning to upgrade the traffic lights at the intersections of U.S. Highway 98 with the Navarre Beach Causeway and State Road 87.

beach road
Apr 6, 2021

Visitors loving Navarre; bed tax numbers prove it

Bed tax numbers for Santa Rosa County increased 28.42% in February over last year, representing the fifth straight increase for the fiscal year beginning in October.

Richard and Jeanne Widdicombe
Apr 5, 2021

Money in the bank: How did you spend your stimulus check?

Community reporter Kaitie Meyer hit the beach last Wednesday to talk to strangers about stimulus checks. Finances are typically a private topic of conversation, but many tourists and locals were open to discussing their bank accounts and thousands of dollars appearing in it over the past year.

School bus
Apr 5, 2021

Pickup truck driver backs into school bus

No one was injured in an early morning collision Monday between a pickup truck and a school bus with one child on it.

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