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Santa Rosa County
Jul 1, 2022

Commissioners agree not to cut county tax rate

Santa Rosa County is in the early stages of setting its Fiscal Year 2023 budget, but three things are clear: Commissioners plan significant investment in infrastructure projects and support improving workforce retention.

And they will not cut the millage rate.

Jun 30, 2022

Here comes the Boom! A look at area Fourth of July activities

The Fourth of July is almost here and there is no shortage of area events going on to celebrate the holiday, including fireworks on Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach on Monday. Riverfest in Milton is also taking place that day.

Jun 29, 2022

2022 Pensacola Beach Air Show Full Schedule Announced

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will once again host the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show, with viewing opportunities July 6-9. The elite U.S. Navy Blue Angels, our hometown heroes, will headline all events which culminate on Friday, July 8, with a full, dress rehearsal and Saturday, July 9, with the official Air Show. In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be a host of world-class military, aerobatic and stunt plane performers, as well as interactive exhibits, military recruitment stations and all types of vendors on the ground.

“We are so excited to be able to host our hometown heroes on our beautiful beach,” said Leigh Davis, Executive Director of the SRIA. “It’s an awe-inspiring tradition that locals and tourists alike get to enjoy every summer bearing witness to the breathtaking display by the United States Navy’s finest.”

Jun 28, 2022

Water system plans tower at SR87-US98 intersection

Holley-Navarre Water System is planning to build a pump station and elevated water tank on property it will lease from Elevate Navarre at the intersection of State Road 87 and U.S. Highway 98, engineer Phil Phillips said Tuesday at the water board’s meeting at the Club at Hidden Creek.

Jun 24, 2022

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Washington – The Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for abortion that had stood in America for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few years […]

Jun 22, 2022

Construction on Edgewood Drive begins

Santa Rosa County began construction on Edgewood Drive on Wed., June 22 after months of planning.

According to the County, the Edgewood Drive Construction project includes a new sidewalk and bike lanes along the full length of Edgewood Drive, a new right turn lane at Highway 98, clearing and cleaning existing ditches, and the replacement of drainage culverts. Edgewood Drive will also be resurfaced as part of the project.

Jun 21, 2022

Navarre Beach named “Best for an under-the-radar gem” in Reader’s Digest

Navarre Beach has been included in the Reader’s Digest article, “35 Best 4th of July Weekend Vacations,” as the “Best for an under-the-radar gem.” This comes just one year after being named one of the best beaches in the country (listed 12th out of 25 locations).

Santa Rosa County
Jun 21, 2022

County expected to approve updating economic development plan

It’s time to update Santa Rosa County’s economic development strategic plan, Shannon Ogletree told county commissioners Monday.

Jun 21, 2022

Garcon Point Bridge toll rates reduced

After years of complaints concerning toll prices, it was announced that tolls on Garcon Point Bridge would finally be lowered thanks to a transfer of ownership to the state of Florida.

Jun 19, 2022

Developer plans more than 80 homes south of U.S. 98

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board heard 15 requests for variances, conditional uses, and rezoning during a 6-hour meeting that adjourned after midnight Thursday.