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Oct 11, 2021

Updated: Judge grants Waste Pro injunction against Adams Sanitation, Adams must halt service

A judge ruled Monday that Adams Sanitation, which started service in south Santa Rosa County Oct. 4, has been operating illegally and must stop that service.

Oct 11, 2021

New school breaks ground in Pace

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new K-8 school in Pace was held on behalf of the Santa Rosa County School District (SRCSD) on Monday.

Oct 11, 2021

Highway 98 closure planned for Oct. 23

Digital billboards are giving motorists along U.S. Highway 98 notice that the busy highway will have some closures on Saturday, Oct. 23. The signs are placed along both sides of the road at various spots.

Ian Satter, spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said more information will be released later but that the closure is required for work to be done on the pedestrian walkway over the highway near Hurlburt Field.


Oct 9, 2021

20th annual Navarre Car Show attracts more than 120 car lovers

More than 120 colorful vehicles lined the parking lot of Navarre High School Oct. 9 at the 20th annual Navarre Car, Truck & Bike Show.

“These are the best cars we’ve ever had,” organizer and president of Pirates on the Panhandle Mark Miller said. “They’re not just cars, they’re like works of art.”


Oct 8, 2021

County works to improve condition of Navarre Beach public facilities

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Council received an update Oct. 7 from Julie White, director of the TDC, about issues with maintenance, vandalism, pavilions, parking lots, beach sand and trash. According to officials, residents have complained about the conditions of Navarre Beach as of late and officials are working to find solutions.

Council members called the conditions “unsatisfactory” after the presentation concluded, citing a need to expand maintenance crew staff to handle the growing number of visitors.


Oct 7, 2021

Spring Break completion of Navarre Beach traffic light becomes less likely

District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech gave an update on the proposed traffic light on Gulf Blvd. at Thursday’s Tourism Development Council meeting. The new traffic light system will cost $350,000 and will require over 250 days to execute.

Oct 7, 2021

Teenager remains calm during chaos, helps save bus driver

Emily Jones, an eighth grader at Avalon Middle School, was riding the bus home down U.S. Highway 90 on a Sept. 17, when her bus driver, Roberta Temple, started feeling tightness in her chest.

Temple pulled over in a Dunkin’ Donuts plaza to ensure the safety of about 70 middle schoolers on her bus. She reached for the radio but couldn’t get words out.


Oct 7, 2021

Fort Pickens to reopen Oct. 8

Gulf Islands National Seashore will reopen the Fort Pickens Area, Oct. 8 at 8 a.m.  

Oct 7, 2021

Residential recycling services set to resume for county

Residential recycling services will resume on Mon., Oct. 11 for customers in all unincorporated areas of Santa Rosa County who utilize Waste Pro, the county’s waste collections franchisee.

Oct 7, 2021

Santa Rosa County School District revises COVID guidelines for second nine-weeks

With the decline in active COVID cases, Santa Rosa County District Schools have adjusted their health guidelines for the second nine-week period which begins Oct. 11.
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