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Aug 16, 2021

Do you know this man? Public’s help sought in identifying bank robber

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

United Bank, located at 3615 Hwy 90 in Pace, was robbed Monday at approximately3:45 pm. A white male exited the bank with an undetermined amount of cash.


Aug 16, 2021

Santa Rosa schools to reopen Tuesday

Schools will reopen Tuesday on their normal schedules, including all extracurricular activities, according to a press release issued by the district at 12:15 Monday.

Aug 16, 2021

Local hospitals nearing capacity

Two new COVID-19 testing sites will open in Santa Rosa County this week as numbers continue to rise locally.

All area hospitals are at or near capacity, according to the county’s emergency management director, Brad Baker.


Aug 16, 2021

Monday morning update: what to expect from Tropical Storm Fred

Tropical Storm Fred’s track has nudged to the east overnight, which means landfall is likely between Panama City and Walton County. That track, if it holds true throughout Monday, reduces impacts in Santa Rosa County.

The eastern portion of south Santa Rosa County remains under a tropical storm warning, which means tropical storm conditions are expected in this area beginning in the late morning.


Aug 15, 2021

Here’s what we can expect from Tropical Storm Fred

Tropical Storm Fred’s track has nudged to the east overnight, which means landfall is likely between Panama City and Walton County. That track, if it holds true throughout Monday, reduces impacts in Santa Rosa County.

Aug 15, 2021

Latest Update from Santa Rosa County Emergency Management

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management officials continue to closely monitor the Tropical Storm Fred. Residents are reminded to follow the National Weather Service and local media outlets for the most recent weather updates.

Aug 15, 2021

Navarre area under tropical storm warning

The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center places Navarre at the western edge of the “cone of probability” for Tropical Storm Fred. Fred, which until earlier this morning was in shambles, has reorganized into a tropical storm with sustained winds of about 40 miles per hour.

The storm is heading for the northern Gulf Coast somewhere between Navarre and the Jefferson/Wakulla county line, according to the forecast released at 10 a.m. Sunday. A warning means tropical storm conditions should be expected within 24 hours.

The area just west of Navarre is under a tropical storm watch.


Aug 14, 2021

Man riding motorized tricycle killed on interstate

A 71-year-old Port St. Joe man riding a motorized tricycle on Interstate 10 was killed Saturday afternoon when he swerved to avoid some tire debris on the roadway. His tricycle then left the roadway, entered the shoulder and overturned.

Aug 14, 2021

New COVID testing sites opening this week

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021, NOMI Health will expand COVID-19 testing through two new testing sites. These will be located at the following locations operating from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm daily, Monday through Sunday.

Aug 14, 2021

National Seashore Closing Fort Pickens for Severe Weather

Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area beginning August 14 at 8 p.m., in response to Tropical Depression Fred approaching the Northwest Florida area.
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