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Feb 21, 2024

Set Free Refuge changes name, shifts to new focus

Set Free Refuge is now Set Free Foundation. The decision came down in December, says Skip Orth, Set Free Foundation’s board president.

Feb 21, 2024

Navarre man arrested for sexually abusing minor

A Navarre man is behind bars after he allegedly sexually abused a girl over a period of several years.

Robert Jason Love, 51, of the 2600 block of Salamanca St., is charged with sexual battery on a minor. The arrest report filed by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office indicates abuse took place between 2009 and 2020.

Feb 20, 2024

Santa Rosa Animal Services launches 2024-25 kennel sponsorship initiative

Santa Rosa County Animal Services has launched 2024-2025 kennel sponsorships, a fundraising effort to help with medical care, foster support, microchip and rabies clinic, spay/neuter programs, and community outreach.

Feb 20, 2024

Navarre Community Access Road gets mixed reviews, county still in study phase

Santa Rosa County Development Services held their first public meeting regarding plans for a Navarre Community Access Road, which if built, will run from Panhandle Trail to Edgewood Drive. The road is being billed as an alternative to Highway 98.

Feb 19, 2024

Milton man wins $3.9 million from Florida Lottery

A Milton man is counting more than just his blessings after he won a grand prize from the Florida lottery. Bernard Waters, 63, claimed the $5 million top prize from the $20 Monopoly Doubler Scratch Off game this month. According to the Florida lottery, Waters chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $3,994,698.

Feb 19, 2024

FHP making hit and run awareness a priority in February

Throughout the month of February, Florida Highway Patrol is promoting a campaign to let drivers know that if they are involved in a crash, they should “stay at the scene.”

Feb 19, 2024

Lionfish a featured topic at Northwest Florida Extension conference

On Feb. 8, ecologists and extension workers across Florida gathered on Okaloosa Island for the Northwest Florida Lionfish Workshop.

The goal of the workshop was to give the latest updates on the science around red lionfish, an invasive and venomous fish species native to the Indo-Pacific. They have been in Florida waters since the 1980s.

Feb 16, 2024

New Italian deli? Don’t fuhgeddaboutit!

Tiger Point will soon be home to a new restaurant and deli.

Seneca’s Deli is opening its doors sometime later this spring in the shopping center near Garcon Point Bridge exit onto Highway 98. The restaurant, which will serve freshly made Italian and deli food, is located in the former Shane’s Rib Shack.

Feb 15, 2024

He’s back: Milton to hire Jorgenson as interim city manager

The Milton City Council voted 5-2 at a special meeting Thursday to hire Randy Jorgenson to be the interim city manager. Jorgenson retired as city manager in September after serving five years in the position.

Feb 15, 2024

Sheriff’s Office K9s Raider and Vixen to receive donation of body armor

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office K9s Raider and Vixen will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring those who served and sacrificed”. 
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