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Sep 30, 2021

UPDATED: Teen failed to see dump truck, pulled out in front of it

A 17-year-old Gulf Breeze teen has been cited for a Tuesday morning accident that tied up traffic on U.S. Highway 98 in the Tiger Point area.

The boy turned right from Central Parkway onto the highway, failing to notice a loaded dump truck in that lane. The truck driver, a 47-year-old man from Milton, tried to avoid hitting the teen’s vehicle, but struck the car anyway before overturning.

Sep 30, 2021

Divided commission approves development of Milton school

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners approved a conditional use to allow the development of a school at the 6000 Block of Tanglewood Drive in Milton at a meeting Sept. 23.

Sep 29, 2021

‘The winner is … Navarre Beach Fire Rescue’

Members of Navarre Beach Fire Rescue (NBFR) gathered with family and friends to watch the Land Rover “Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards” ceremony held on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The awards recognize the exceptional service of seven nonprofit organizations across the country.

Sep 29, 2021

Approved county strategic plan leaves commissioners with mixed emotions

The Board of County Commissioners tasked Matrix Design Group to enhance and complete a strategic plan for Santa Rosa County.

However, when Matrix presented the Santa Rosa Strategic Plan 2035 during Tuesday’s commission meeting, the commissioners were not unified in their feelings toward the final product.

Sep 29, 2021

Flea market vendors are uncertain of their future

Vendors at the Gulf Breeze Flea Market are grappling with uncertainty as plans for a new high school on the same property begin to take shape.

Sep 28, 2021

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue wins Land Rover

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue (NBFR) has won the ‘Fire Safety & Response’ category of Land Rover’s “Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards.” The grand prize is a 2022 Land Rover Defender, which will be outfitted to the department’s specifications.

Sep 28, 2021

Fire district to add 12 firefighters thanks to FEMA grant

The Holley-Navarre Fire District is one of 14 recipients in Florida of a grant that will help the district to hire an additional 12 firefighters.

Sep 28, 2021

Two accidents on U.S. Highway 98

A multiple vehicle accident is being cleaned up in the median U.S. Highway 98, near Harvest Village in Navarre. Traffic is slow moving, but delays should not be significant.

Sep 27, 2021

Former Veteran Affairs employee sentenced for placing cameras in restroom of Pensacola facility

A 52-year-old Gulf Breeze man was sentenced Sept. 23 to four months in jail on charges of video voyeurism and disorderly conduct. Robert Sampson was an employee at the Department of Veteran Affairs when he placed a hidden camera in a restroom at the Pensacola VA Joint Ambulatory Care Center.

Sep 27, 2021

Club at Hidden Creek closed; expected to partially reopen Tuesday

Heavy recent rains have led to the temporary closure of the Club at Hidden Creek. Regular golfers say it was closed all last week and Monday.
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