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Aug 14, 2021

TDC gets update on Riverwalk, traffic lights, Navarre Park

The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council met Aug. 5 to discuss the potential redevelopment of a portion of the Riverwalk district in Milton.

Aug 14, 2021

Registration underway for Women in Science Conference

The Emerald Coast Science Center’s Fifth Annual Women in Science Conference is coming up Sept. 9 at Northwest Florida State College.

Aug 13, 2021

Sand available at several locations in Santa Rosa County

With the potential of heavy rain in the forecast as a result of Tropical Depression Fred, Santa Rosa County does have sand available at several locations, including on the corner of Leisure Street and Citrus Drive in Navarre.

Sand is also available at Tiger Point Park in Gulf Breeze, Pace Fire and Rescue and on the corner of Pine Forest Road and Carroll Road in Milton.

Residents must bring their own shovels and sandbags.

No local impacts are expected through Saturday, but heavy rainfall and strong winds are possible in the area late Sunday and into early Monday. There is also an increased chance for rip currents through the weekend. Location for landfall is still uncertain.


Aug 13, 2021

Community Health Northwest Florida opens new Milton location

Community Health Northwest Florida, the area’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, announced the opening of its newly renovated Milton patient care site at 6671 Caroline Street Aug. 9.

Aug 12, 2021

Sea turtle nest disturbed by beachgoers overnight

An active sea turtle nest near 37B on Navarre Beach was disturbed by human activity overnight, causing concern among local wildlife experts.

Aug 12, 2021

Impact fees to be refunded following judge’s decision

A summary judgment hearing is scheduled to finalize a decision regarding the Santa Rosa County impact fees that were deemed an “unconstitutional tax” on July 28.

Aug 11, 2021

County faces big challenges with smaller staff

The budget. Possible litigation. Assistant County Administrator Mark Murray resigned in July, and the county administrator and attorney are on their way out the door.

Aug 11, 2021

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue among finalists for Land Rover Defender

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue has been announced as one of four finalists to win a 2022 Land Rover Defender. The “Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards” recognize the exceptional service of seven nonprofit organizations across the country. You can vote once per day by using your email and the deadline for voting is Aug. 23.

Aug 11, 2021

Permit for new Milton school to come before board

The Santa Rosa County School District has requested a conditional use permit to build a school on a portion of a 130-acre parcel at the corner of Tanglewood Drive and Willard Norris Drive in Milton.

Aug 11, 2021

Commissioners select interim county administrator

The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners has chosen and approved an interim county administrator to start in that position Aug. 26, the day after current administrator, Dan Schebler, leaves.

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