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Jul 14, 2021

County endures lengthy stretch of rain

Do you ever get the feeling it rains every day?

This summer, you might be right.


Jul 14, 2021

Zoning board member resigns during tense LDC discussion

District 3 zoning board member Sam Mullins emphatically resigned from his post during Tuesday’s BOCC meeting in opposition to the commissioners’ land development code decisions.

Jul 13, 2021

County administrator submits resignation letter

After over four years of service to Santa Rosa County, on Tuesday, July 13, County Administrator Dan Schebler submitted a letter to voluntarily terminate his employment agreement with Santa Rosa County. This will take place in 90 days.

Jul 13, 2021

Well flushed, disinfected and repaired

A Holley Navarre Water System well that experienced a mechanical pump failure is being flushed, disinfected and having key mechanical components replaced.

Jul 13, 2021

Guardian program off table for now in Santa Rosa

Just three hours before a BOCC meeting that included a Guardian Program resolution on the agenda, Superintendent Dr. Karen Barber and Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson made a joint press release announcing the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program will not currently be implemented in the county.

Jul 13, 2021

Holley-Navarre wastewater plant overflows black water

On July 9, the Holley Navarre Wastewater Treatment Plant overflowed, dumping roughly 5,800 gallons of untreated wastewater over 55 minutes.

Jul 13, 2021

Exercise planned Wednesday for Hurlburt Field

The 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field will be conducting an emergency response exercise July 14 to maintain contingency readiness. There will be an increase in emergency response activity. Response vehicles, first responders, and giant voice notifications will be seen and heard throughout the day

Jul 12, 2021

Possible construction firm for Edgewood found

During his monthly Zoom meeting, District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech announced that a construction firm bid will be voted on to complete construction on Edgewood Drive.

Jul 12, 2021

Commissioner Robert “Bob” Cole gets Presidential Advocacy Award

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Santa Rosa County Commissioner Robert “Bob” Cole with the Presidential Advocacy Award for his work during the 2021 Legislative Session at its recent annual conference in Orange County, Florida.

Jul 12, 2021

Jury convicts Milton man of sexual battery on child

State Attorney Ginger Bowden Madden announced that on July 9 a Santa Rosa County jury found, James Johnston Stevens, a 36-year-old Milton man, guilty of three counts of sexual battery on a victim less than 12. Stevens committed the offenses against the 3-year-old child in Milton between March 1, 2019 and July 6, 2019.
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