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Jul 9, 2021

Project underway to boost oyster population in local bays

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners announce the start of construction on the Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project to boost oyster populations in East and Blackwater bays.

Jul 9, 2021

U.S. Highway 98 drainage system clear; crew seeking other cause of flooding

Motorists navigating U.S. Highway 98 through Navarre during a heavy rainfall have noticed that westbound lanes are underwater near the busy highway’s intersection with Navarre Beach Causeway.

Crews from the Florida Department of Transportation were called out Wednesday morning and went back out on Thursday to investigate after the water receded.


Jul 8, 2021

Midway firefighters help fight hunger

The Midway Fire District participated in the annual #donutstrike4manna food drive in June collecting some 3,000 pounds of nonperishable food items and a striking $4,211.15 in cash donations.

Jul 8, 2021

Superintendent, sheriff to discuss Guardian Program implementation

Superintendent Dr. Karen Barber announced publicly that, later this month, meetings will occur between the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and school district about possibly implementing the Guardian Program.

Jul 8, 2021

Zoning board to consider request to allow borrow pit zoning for Pace parcel

The Santa Rosa Zoning Board will consider Thursday evening whether to recommend changing zoning on a 54-acre parcel in Pace to allow possible expanded or active borrow pit operations.

The request is being made by Sterling Fibers, Inc. The parcel is at the end of Sterling Way west of Bell Lane.


Jul 7, 2021

Ira Mae’s legacy celebrated with Chamber dedication

Ira Mae Hewatt-Bruce’s life and contributions to Navarre and the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce were celebrated last week when family members, friends, Chamber and community members gathered June 30 to dedicate a room in her honor.

Jul 7, 2021

Milton launches new interactive map

The City of Milton Department of Planning & Development is implementing a new interactive online zoning map that improves user functions and includes a host of new features.

Jul 7, 2021

U.S. Highway 98 flooding in Navarre being investigated

Motorists traveling westbound on U.S. Highway 98 Wednesday found themselves navigating heavy flooding.

Jul 7, 2021

Parcels still being scouted for new south-end high school

Navarre High School, which ended the school year with just over 2,200 students, isn’t far from reaching its full capacity of 2,369.

With that in mind and more growth on the way, Santa Rosa County School District officials are in the process of negotiating for a parcel of land between Navarre and Gulf Breeze that would be ideal for a new high school.


Jul 7, 2021

Navarre Aldi plans inch forward

With a brand-new Aldi coming soon to Navarre, unapproved design plans continue to hinder the vertical construction of the discount grocery store.
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