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Mar 22, 2021

TDC recommends additional money for an amphitheater on Navarre Beach

The Tourist Development Council recommended committing an additional $200,000 for an amphitheater on Navarre Beach during the March 17 annual budget meeting.

Mar 22, 2021

PAWS empties the kennels, finds 138 pets new homes

Panhandle Animal Welfare Society adopted out many cats and dogs during their Empty the Shelter event. The event waived all adoption fees and formal applications were not required from March 3 through 15.

Mar 21, 2021

RV park proposal met with community opposition

A proposal to allow an RV park in Milton was met with opposition by community members at the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board March 11.

Mar 21, 2021

Hidden Creek course goes public without board vote

The Club at Hidden Creek notified members by email Saturday that it is going public and will no longer be “accepting or renewing” memberships. Recently purchased annual memberships will be good until their expiration date. Month-to-month memberships will expire April 30.

Shamrock Stroll
Mar 20, 2021

Shamrock Stroll becomes new Navarre Beach tradition

Navarre Beach was covered with green along Gulf Boulevard March 20 for the inaugural Shamrock Stroll. More than 100 people wore their green attire Saturday morning and dressed their dogs up as leprechauns for the 5K Fun Run/Walk, Pet Parade and Costume Contest put on by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

SRSO hiring campaign
Mar 20, 2021

Sheriff’s Office gets creative in recruitment campaign

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 20, 2021

Grassroots watershed protection group formed

The encounter between a water supply protection activist and the Santa Rosa Commission was cordial, but there was posturing for events that might reemerge such as expanding borrow pit mining in the East Milton Area Wellfield Protection Overlay District.

Mar 19, 2021

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines.

Mar 19, 2021

Dogs on beach still off table

On sunny days on the fitness trail along Gulf Boulevard at Navarre Beach you will find many people strolling with and without their pets.

The path that runs along the road is one of the places at Navarre Beach where dogs are welcome on leashes.

Mar 18, 2021

Milton community opposes subdivision

A proposal to allow a new single-family residential subdivision in Milton by Celebrity Home Builders, LLC was met with opposition by community members at the Santa Rosa County Board Zoning Board March 11.