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Jan 15, 2021

Superintendent names new West Navarre Primary principal

Santa Rosa School District Superintendent Karen Barber has named a new principal for West Navarre Primary School.

Jan 15, 2021

Commissioners postpone public comment decisions

Proposed regulations to impose structure on Santa Rosa Board of Commissioner meetings were tabled last week after commissioners and citizens expressed concerns with the first drafts.

The resolutions would standardize everything from who could add last minute agenda items to how long citizens would be allowed to speak at public meetings.

Jan 14, 2021

First replacement bridge deck concrete pour completed

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors poured concrete for the first new bridge deck needed to repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge Wednesday, January 13. Bridge decks are the portion of the structure that connect two pier locations to form what is referred to as a bridge span.

Jan 14, 2021

Two-vehicle accident occurs on Garcon Point Road and I-10

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle accident at 11 a.m. Thursday at County Road 191 (Garcon Point Road) and Interstate-10.

A vehicle traveling eastbound across Garcon Point Road in an attempt to pull onto the entrance ramp of I-10 East.

Jan 14, 2021

Sheriff’s office: FDLE report incorrect, missing key data

When the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) released its semiannual crime report recently, Santa Rosa County’s numbers were skewed.

The sheriff’s office had originally submitted four months of data for 2019 instead of six.

Jan 14, 2021

Permanent mats installed at 3 Navarre Beach accesses

Following the granting of permits by the state Department of Environmental Protection, new beach mats have been added to three accesses on Navarre Beach.

Jan 13, 2021

Attorney famed for tobacco industry settlement dies

(Associated Press) Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, died Tuesday, several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83.

Levin’s death from complications of COVID-19 was confirmed by Levin Papantonio Rafferty attorney Mark Proctor.

Jan 13, 2021

Proposed gas station not well received by some

The property that currently houses the Navarre branch of ERA American Realty at 8006 Navarre Pkwy. is slated to become a gas station and convenience store if the owner can procure a variance for the underground storage of gas tanks.

The zoning board will hear the request for variance by the applicant Plaza Street Partners, LLC who will be represented by Tiffany Lehman of Neikirk Engineering at the Feb. 11 zoning board meeting.

Jan 13, 2021

Jay man indicted in half-sister’s murder

The half-brother of a woman found buried in a shallow grave on his property in Jay has been indicted by a Santa Rosa grand jury and charged with first degree premeditated murder.

Jan 13, 2021

Local Publix stores to get COVID vaccinations

Gov Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that he is expanding the Publix supermarket chain’s “footprint” in COVID-19 vaccination efforts and is sending vaccine doses to 26 stores in five Northwest Florida counties.
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