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Apr 28, 2022

Fifth anniversary of the death of Anna Louise Brown

On April 30, 2017, Anna Louise Brown was murdered while out for a run on a beautiful Sunday. Since her death, lawyer Autumn Beck Blackledge has had the privilege of representing her family in various ways and to communicate with the public on their behalf.

Apr 28, 2022

Commissioners approve land agreement amid opposition

The Board of County Commissioners held a 5-0 vote to approve a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Santa Rosa County and the city of Milton. The vote occurred at their regular meeting on the morning of Thursday, April 28. They moved the matter to the regular agenda of April 28 after also discussing the matter at the April 25 commission meeting. On Thursday, five members of the community expressed their opinion on the matter—every one of them was against approval of the MOA.

Apr 27, 2022

School district offering programs for homeless youth

Santa Rosa County School District is attempting to fill in the gaps and help students with economic struggles.

Recent data from the school district and United Way reveal that many students in the county are living either in poverty or meet the definition of homelessness, and SRC schools have programs to help.


Apr 26, 2022

Attorney attempts to quiet outrage over mule death

The day after Philip Hayes turned himself in for shooting a mule in Milton, his attorney held a press conference.

Dan Stewart, a personal injury lawyer, is representing Hayes and addressed the incident on April 19.


Apr 23, 2022

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy

After two years of not being able to offer the class, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office recently announced that the Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy is set to be back on May 26.

The Academy, which is a 10-week program, offers an exclusive look at the Sheriff’s Office and the work that they do. It is just for Santa Rosa County residents.


Apr 23, 2022

TDC discusses stricter enforcement

Constant ordinance breaking on Navarre Beach has caused some concern.

On Thursday, April 7, the Tourism Development Council (TDC) of Santa Rosa County discussed the issue at their scheduled meeting.


Apr 22, 2022

Vets Helping Vets: American Legion to hold event focused on ending veteran suicide

The Northwest Florida area is home to countless military members and their families. According to an online fact sheet on Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs website, 1,525,400 veterans live in the state of Florida as of 2017.

Apr 21, 2022

Move Against Disney Shows DeSantis Clout

Bowing to Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Legislature on Tuesday advanced two proposals aimed at punishing Walt Disney Co. for criticizing a controversial new law restricting instruction about gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools — a measure critics have dubbed the “don’t say gay” bill.

Apr 21, 2022

Democratic Protest Halts Redistricting Debate

A Florida House debate about congressional redistricting was suspended mid-day Thursday as a group of House Democrats protested a plan by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would cut the number of Black-held districts.

Democratic members chanted, “Stop the Black attack,” and sang, “We Shall Overcome,” with some sitting on a state seal at the front of the House chamber.


Apr 20, 2022

Navarre Park ribbon cutting set for April 30

Santa Rosa County has announced the much-anticipated ribbon cutting of Navarre Park. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. on Sat., Apr. 30 at Navarre Park, 8543 Navarre Parkway. Santa Rosa County began redeveloping the existing Navarre Park in October 2020 to create a top-notch recreational experience for all ages and abilities.
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