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Apr 16, 2021

County zoning board and county commission play by different rules

In March, Santa Rosa County commissioners narrowly approved an 800-plus home subdivision in an area of Milton where schools and roads are already stretched as resources.

Apr 15, 2021

Park renovations to start going vertical

The changes to Navarre Park may not be as obvious to motorists passing by, but county officials say a lot has changed in the last few months.

Apr 15, 2021

Considerable bridge work remains; target reopening date unchanged

As Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors install and repair the final five trophy pieces on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, considerable efforts have shifted to the construction and completion of the remaining bridge decks on the structure.

Apr 14, 2021

Commissioners settle on best solution for Navarre Beach traffic

A roundabout for the four-way stop on Navarre Beach is off the table for now, with commissioners supporting a less expensive and, they believe, more effective solution.

Apr 14, 2021

Bill underway to honor Navarre pioneer

Commissioners unanimously supported a resolution April 13 to designate a portion of State Road 87 in memory of Ira Mae Hewatt Bruce, a local pioneer who became the first female Board of County Commission member in 1988.

Apr 14, 2021

Drunk driver gets 12 years in prison for State Road 87 death

A Pensacola woman has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison on charges of DUI manslaughter for her role in the death of another driver on State Road 87.

Apr 14, 2021

Fire heavily damages home, displaces local family

The Holley-Navarre Fire District responded to an early morning Wednesday in the 8900 block of Orlando Avenue.

The call came in about 3 a.m., with the caller advising that the house was filled with smoke and the fire was coming from the area of a gas grill on the lanai in the rear of the residence. Everyone was out of the house, the caller said.

Apr 14, 2021

Zoning board largely absent, meeting adjourned before doing business

The absence of more than half of the zoning board at its April 8 monthly meeting left more than a dozen requests tabled. Only four members attended the regularly scheduled meeting, forcing the meeting to be adjourned before business could be conducted. At least five members of the 10-member board must be present to vote […]

Apr 13, 2021

Highway 98 lights inch closer to ideal synchronization

Santa Rosa County officials got the green light but not the funding last week to upgrade the traffic lights at the intersections of U.S. Highway 98 and Navarre Beach Causeway and U.S. 98 and State Road 87.

Apr 13, 2021

Retention wall fails, sends cascade of red clay into Santa Rosa Sound

The contractor for a new development on the Santa Rosa Sound has been fined for allowing an illegal discharge into the waterway. Red clay colored the waterway along the shoreline after a retaining wall apparently was breached.
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