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Feb 21, 2021

Community members included in developing strategic plan

The public is invited to attend or share their opinions on the direction Santa Rosa County should take moving forward.

A strategic planning workshop will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. for the Board of County Commissioners.

Feb 18, 2021

School quarantine process modified slightly

Slight revisions have been made to ease the process for students returning to school after being quarantined for a school-based COVID exposure, according to Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Karen Barber.

Feb 18, 2021

Gulf Breeze, Pensacola to connect again in March

Six months after the connection between Pensacola and Gulf Breeze was severed during a hurricane, officials announced Thursday that an end was in sight.

Feb 18, 2021

Officials: Code enforcement needs some ‘teeth’

Santa Rosa County growth pains include garbage and construction materials dumping along roads, land clearing erosion control, and poor maintenance of flood prevention ponds.

To mitigate, if not stop, pollution caused by some homeowners and businesses, one resident at a recent board of county commissioners working session admonished the commissioners to “use the only hammer the county has” – fines.

Feb 18, 2021

Nonstop flight to New York added at local airport

American Airlines announced Thursday it will begin daily, nonstop service from Pensacola International Airport to LaGuardia Airport this summer. The Texas based carrier says the service is scheduled to begin in June and run through September.

Feb 18, 2021

World of Beer co-owner to open restaurant in Tiger Point

On Feb. 26, Tiger Point Golf Club will change ownership and the next day, a crew will be inside the old clubhouse, starting renovations.

The building, which will be owned by Scott Zepp, is being transformed into The Pointe, a restaurant serving golfers on one side and family dining on the other.

Feb 18, 2021

In with the new courthouse, but what about the old one?

It was one of the first issues Commissioner Bob Cole addressed 18 years ago when he was first voted onto the Board of County Commissioners.
And it’s still going.

Now, though, there is real progress on the construction of a new county courthouse and the disposition of the old building, which has been part of Milton’s historical downtown since 1927.

Feb 17, 2021

Borrow pit amendment faces reset or demise

With a written summary by the Santa Rosa County planning and zoning director as prelude, the county commission engaged in a long debate and absorbed sometimes unsparing criticism from the public about the future of a proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would allow expanding borrow pits inside the East Milton Wellfield Protection Area.

Feb 17, 2021

FDOT to meet with local officials, discuss bridge reopening

The Florida Department of Transportation is meeting with local officials at its Milton operations office Thursday at 3 p.m. to discuss plans around reopening the Pensacola Bay Bridge.

Feb 17, 2021

Unidentified body found in boat at national seashore

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body found at Gulf Islands National Seashore Sunday.

The body, which has not yet been identified, was found on a sailboat that was anchored in shallow water on the north shore of the park’s Naval Live Oaks area.

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