Jul 18, 2021

Tourist Development Office opens Capital Project Funding Cycle

Capital projects are a major driver of tourism to the area for both locals and visitors, benefiting both Santa Rosa County and the project owners.

Jul 17, 2021

The Boulevard moves toward residential development

Phase one of the Boulevard construction gains traction as Santa Rosa County Development Services continues to review site plans for the project.

Jul 17, 2021

Expect Pensacola Bridge lane restriction

The Pensacola Bay Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction Wednesday, July 21, and Friday July 23 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The lane restrictions will begin at the bridge approach in Gulf Breeze and extend for approximately 3,500-feet.

Jul 16, 2021

LDC adoption meeting postponed

The meeting for county commissioners to adopt the land development code has been pushed back due to an absence of a commissioner.

Jul 16, 2021

Call volume stays high in June

Holley-Navarre Fire District had another busy month in June, although the number of calls was down from May.

Jul 16, 2021

Stuff the Bus: Okaloosa and Walton County School supply drive

United Way Emerald Coast has partnered with the Okaloosa County School District and Walton County School District to “stuff the bus” with school supplies, ensuring every local student has the tools they need to be successful this year.

Jul 16, 2021

New East Bay K-8 school officially open

After a nearly two-year construction project and many previous years of planning, the new East Bay K-8 school in Navarre is officially open and ready for new students this fall.

Jul 16, 2021

Old hospital to house Santa Rosa technical school

A prospective aviation technical school, housed in the former Santa Rosa hospital off Stewart Street, is in the works between Santa Rosa County, the City of Milton and, possibly, the school district.

Jul 15, 2021

Noise ordinance causes strife among commissioners, citizens

What was meant to be a civil discussion of a newly enacted noise ordinance quickly moved from agreeable to hostile with both citizens and commissioners reaching their breaking points.

Jul 15, 2021

Commissioners move forward with sheriff’s office funding

After Col. Randy Tifft of the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office presented a need for more staffing to keep the citizens of the county safe, the Board of County Commissioners voted to approve Sheriff Johnson’s budget request in its entirety.

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