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Jun 12, 2022

Increased use causes need to rebuild Tibet Drive

Santa Rosa County plans to rebuild tiny Tibet Drive, including an 800-foot privately owned section, to fix damage caused by increased use after Hurricane Sally.

Jun 11, 2022

Florida ‘Red-Flag’ Law eyed amid gun debate

As a national debate rages over gun laws after last month’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, proponents of “red-flag” policies point to a Florida law as a model for states seeking to strip deadly weapons from people who could cause harm.

Jun 10, 2022

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office employees arrested after internal investigation

A deputy and civilian clerk with the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office were arrested today and charged with one felony count of exploitation of the elderly.

Jun 10, 2022

Santa Rosa County Animal Services announces “Cheaper Than Gas” adoption event

Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) announced that they are hosting a special adoption event – “Cheaper Than Gas” – starting Friday, June 10 through Saturday, June 18.

All adoptions are only $4 and include spay or neuter, flea prevention, age appropriate vaccinations, initial dewormer, microchip, an adoption starter kit, coupons and more. For those interested in visiting the shelter for the adoption event, appointments are required.

Jun 10, 2022

Status of Santa Rosa school safety in wake of Uvalde

It was Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Berrendo Middle School in the small rural town of Roswell, New Mexico. It was a chilly day, so the students were waiting for the first bell in the gymnasium.

Kim Featherstone, now a Milton resident, was on duty that morning as a teacher. She was eating oatmeal before her first class, and her gut was pulling her to the gym.

Jun 9, 2022

Bus stop changes coming to Santa Rosa

Starting this fall, students in Santa Rosa County may have to walk farther to get to their bus stop.

Jun 9, 2022

Restaurant paints over ‘mural’ that violates county’s sign ordinance

When is a mural NOT a mural? When it’s a sign, according to Santa Rosa County.

Some patrons were upset last week after Pedro’s Taco & Tequila Bar at 3095 Gulf Breeze Parkway painted over a depiction of three skeletal women declaring “We Make Fresh Tortillas.”

Jun 7, 2022

Calkins wants commission to ban abortion clinics in Santa Rosa County

James Calkins wants Santa Rosa County ready to act if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe versus Wade decision, which has protected women’s right to seek an abortion for almost five decades.

Jun 7, 2022

Milton man charged with myriad offenses following traffic stop

A 29 year old Milton man was booked into jail on June 3 after investigators with the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office began looking into him following a traffic stop.

The man, Mark Anthony Frate, was stopped on June 3 after a sergeant with Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office noticed that Frate was driving down the road at four in the morning with a two year old in his lap. The two year old was unrestrained in the car.

Jun 2, 2022

County OKs using East Milton site for schools

The Santa Rosa County Commission on Thursday approved using 150 acres in East Milton for educational facilities, clearing the way for two new schools to be built on the property despite concerns about traffic and stormwater infrastructure.