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Mar 26, 2021

Festivals get green light

The Tourist Development Council recommended spending $67,000 to fund more than a dozen events planned for its next fiscal year, which begins October 2021.

Mar 25, 2021

BOCC narrowly approves rezoning for new Pace subdivision

After nearly three hours of discussion and debate Thursday evening, the Santa Rosa Board of Commissioners approved 3-2 to allow rezoning of 315 acres of land in Pace.

United Airlines
Mar 25, 2021

Local airport adds four nonstop destinations

Pensacola International Airport and United Airlines Invite You to #FlyEasy with Four New Destinations United Airlines will offer expanded service to Pensacola, Gateway to the Gulf Coast, with four new nonstop destinations beginning in May 2021: Cleveland (CLE), Milwaukee (MKE), Cincinnati (CVG), and Pittsburgh (PIT).

Mar 25, 2021

Navarre Beach walkover improvements move forward

A windfall of $600,000 that was recently added to the Tourist Development Council budget helped board members Wednesday decide to recommend funding for some county improvements.

Mar 24, 2021

Polio survivor walks Navarre Beach daily

John Kippe is all too familiar with the word pandemic. He was born in Flint, Michigan July 14, 1940.

Two years later, he came down with poliovirus.

Mar 24, 2021

Land development code discussed with zoning board

Santa Rosa County Planning and Zoning Director Shawn Ward educated the Zoning Board about proposed updates to the Land Development Code in a meeting March 18.

Board members from District 1, District 2, and District 5 were present at the meeting.

SRSO hiring campaign
Mar 24, 2021

Ad campaign helping to draw new deputies

At the beginning of March, the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office was down about 20 sworn officers.

Now that number has been cut nearly in half.

Mar 23, 2021

Milton councilman shares news of resignation, confronted by commissioner

Two Milton City Council members have resigned in a week, with the second sharing the news at the March 23 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

George Jordan addressed commissioners during the public forum, thanking them for their support during the nearly three years he has served on the council.

Tommy and Jason
Mar 23, 2021

Tommy’s Snoballs owner loses son, family struggling

People loved Jason Cox, a Navarre hometown boy who surfed his entire life, fathered four children, fell in love with beautiful women and married two of them.

Mar 22, 2021

New CDC guidelines won’t lead to changes within county schools

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines in the classroom, that decision won’t impact the Santa Rosa County School District.