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Aug 19, 2021

911 dispatchers: We carry a lot

In a sturdy building that looks like it’s meant to hunker down in during a storm, a crew of dispatchers works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

They’re the people whose voices you will hear if you call 911.


Aug 18, 2021

Commissioners vote to help fund Jay park

Despite persistent effort, a commissioner was unable to delay the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners from voting to give a municipality in his district $1 million toward construction of a park.

Aug 18, 2021

Medical group adds new county testing sites

Santa Rosa Medical Group is offering COVID testing at two locations:

Aug 18, 2021

Water system holds monthly meeting in ‘record time’

Holley-Navarre Water System’s monthly board meeting on Aug. 17 concluded in “record time,” as described by one of the board members after the meeting was adjourned.

Aug 18, 2021

Court ruling on impact fee ‘huge blessing’ for local family

In the last year, Kaitlyn Hartshorn lost her sister, spent two months in the hospital, gave birth to twins and finally purchased their new home.

Aug 18, 2021

Medical emergency may be to blame for serious wreck

Paramedics responding to a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 90 believe that the driver responsible for the accident may have had a medical problem before the crash.

Aug 17, 2021

Seashore reopening following Tropical Storm Fred

Gulf Islands National Seashore will reopen all areas for day use beginning Wednesday, August 18 at 5:00 a.m.

Aug 17, 2021

A ‘bloat’ of West African pygmy hippos now calls Gulf Breeze zoo home

Six African pygmy hippopotamuses now have a new exhibit and breeding center along the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast to call home at the Gulf Breeze Zoo.

Aug 17, 2021

Sources: U.S. to recommend COVID vaccine boosters at 8 months

U.S. health experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 booster shots for all Americans eight months after they get their second dose of the vaccine, to ensure longer-lasting protection as the delta variant spreads across the country.

Aug 17, 2021

County shops for legal assistance, only one firm steps forward

Among the items on the agenda for the Aug. 19 Board of County Commissioners work session will be discussing how to cover the duties of the county attorney after the end of the month. The Tallahassee-based firm that has been handling the county’s legal affairs announced late last month that they did not wish to continue working in that capacity past Aug. 31.
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