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Navarre Beach
Dec 14, 2020

Chilly week ahead

It’s not only beginning to look like Christmas in Northwest Florida, but it’s starting to feel like Christmas, too. Cool temperatures and gusts of wind are in the forecast today, so make sure to grab a jacket before you head out the door.

well field discussion
Dec 11, 2020

Commissioners repeal well protections

Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted Dec. 10 to repeal a key protection for the wells that supply water to the south end of Santa Rosa County, allowing pits to expand and resource extraction to occur over the wells.

Navarre Beach bridge
Dec 10, 2020

Movement underway to rename Navarre bridge after Trump

In honor of departing President Donald J. Trump, Republicans of Santa Rosa County are petitioning county commissioners to rename the Navarre Beach bridge after him.

Dec 10, 2020

Without public notice, county splits with attorney

County Attorney Roy Andrews sat quietly at the dais just a few feet from Santa Rosa County’s commissioners as they publicly discussed whether or not to fire him.

Dec 10, 2020

Rumors or real? Here are the facts about the bay bridge reconstruction

As State Rep. Alex Andrade addressed constituents, both in person at the Gulf Breeze Community Center and streaming online, during the Pensacola Bay Bridge Town Hall Dec. 2, he spent a most of the evening dispelling rumors about the repair process.

Dec 10, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine delayed for Santa Rosa

Roughly 40 million COVID-19 vaccines will be rolled out this month, but Santa Rosa County in not likely to see any of them, according to Santa Rosa Department of Health administrator Sandra Park-O’Hara.

Dec 10, 2020

County comprehensive plan to get more comprehensive

Looking at Santa Rosa County’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan can be misleading. Under capital improvements, the plan only lists 32 improvements for the past five years.

Almost all were paid for by state, federal or grant funding, not from county coffers.

Dec 10, 2020

Local family lays wreaths for military fallen

Each December, volunteers bundle up against the cold and walk the silent rows of the nation’s military cemeteries, carrying armfuls of bright green Christmas wreaths.

Dec 10, 2020

Solar storm may cause cell phone, radio disruption

Local officials warn that 2020 might bring one more challenge — a solar storm that occurred on Dec. 7 and is predicted to potentially affect the area beginning late Wednesday, Dec. 9. Effects of the magnetic storm, including disrupted cell phone and radio communication, may continue into Friday.

According to NOAA, a geomagnetic storm watch is in effect from Dec. 9-11, due to effects from a Coronal Mass Ejection, which is associated with the solar storm that may affect earth.

Waste Pro
Dec 9, 2020

County expected to approve third waste hauling option

Following Santa Rosa County Commissioners ending the monopoly last month on waste hauling in north county, another hauler plans to file for a permit.