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Aug 2, 2021

Surge in cases leads to increased local testing options

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase rapidly in Northwest Florida, Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart is offering COVID-19 testing at multiple physician offices and walk-in centers.

Additionally, county officials are recommending that even fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings, per the latest CDC update.


Aug 1, 2021

Man who stopped to help victims of head-on collision haunted by scene, what could have been

A Louisiana family traveling to the beach Friday morning narrowly missed being struck head-on by the driver traveling on the wrong side of State Road 87 over the Yellow River.

The driver, a 56-year-old Navarre man, was killed after striking a driver just behind Ken Parker and his family.


Jul 31, 2021

Navarre Beach vendor helps reunite Arkansas man with championship ring

William Brown left Navarre Beach July 24 accepting the painful reality that his high school state championship ring had been lost forever.

He believes he lost it the Wednesday night of his week-long vacation here from Arkansas.


Jul 31, 2021

Water system meetings to ‘change:’ questions unanswered as to how

The Board of Directors monthly meetings for the local water system will remain open to members, but they may find few of their questions answered.

Jul 30, 2021

Vaccinations up in county; so are the number of COVID cases

The number of people vaccinated for COVID-19 nearly doubled last week, with 1,843 people receiving vaccinations compared to 938 the week before. About 45% of the population is now vaccinated.

But the number of cases and hospitalizations also increased dramatically too. Santa Rosa now has the fourth highest positivity rate in the state at 27.6. That means more than a quarter of the people being tested are positive for the virus.


Jul 30, 2021

Green flags flying: ‘Mother Nature is playing nice’

For the first time ever, Navarre Beach has had green flag conditions for six days in a row. Beginning Sunday, July 25 green flags have flown over the beach. Saturday, July 24, also started out with green flags flying but changed to yellow when a storm blew in.

Jul 30, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: One dead in high-impact, head-on collision over Yellow River

A 56-year-old Navarre man was killed Friday morning in a head-on collision on State Road 87 on the Yellow River Bridge.

The man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was driving a dark-colored Honda sedan north in the southbound lanes, according to the Florida Highway Patrol media release.


Jul 30, 2021

Milton man cited after backing into patrol car

A 57-year-old Milton man was cited for improper backing after hitting a marked Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office patrol car in a parking lot.

Jul 30, 2021

Holley-Navarre Fire District to purchase new tower ladder

The Holley-Navarre Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners approved the purchase of a new 100-foot tower ladder.

Jul 29, 2021

Attorney resigns hours after commissioner calls his opinion ‘lame’

The legal firm that has been representing Santa Rosa County for the last nine months submitted notice Tuesday that it will no longer do so after Aug. 31, 2021.
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