Oct 14, 2021

New wireless towers dot Santa Rosa landscape

Gulf Breeze is a particular hotspot for 5G towers with more than half the county’s towers within the city limits.

Oct 13, 2021

Monuments approved to remember local boy, military heroes

Because a long-disappeared memorial plaque for Lenny James Tolbert is yet to be replaced since its uprooting during Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the Board of County Commissioners voted to rename Holley Ball Park to Lenny James Tolbert Memorial Park.

Oct 13, 2021

Piech discusses future sports complex

Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech spoke at last Wednesday’s NYSA board meeting about a future sports complex that is still in the early stages but provides hope it will help one day alleviate field space issues on the south end of the county.

Oct 13, 2021

Still rising: Bed tax collections could top $6 million

August bed tax numbers have been released, once again showing a strong increase over previous years.

Oct 13, 2021

Here’s the latest on the U.S. Highway 98 closure planned for weekend of Oct. 23

U.S. 98 lane shifts and temporary overnight road closure near Hurlburt Field pedestrian bridge in Okaloosa County will take place Saturday, Oct. 23 as crews remove the bridge for repairs.  Crews will shift the westbound traffic near the Hurlburt Field pedestrian bridge to the eastbound roadway and transition eastbound lanes to handle two-way traffic (one lane eastbound, one lane westbound) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This will allow preparations to be made for the temporary road closure.  At 10 p.m. both east and westbound lanes will be closed to traffic near the pedestrian bridge until 8 a.m., Sunday.

Oct 13, 2021

Neighborhood’s water pours through one woman’s home

Lia Martinonis has spent most of the last week in her room. The 9-year-old Holley by the Sea girl isn’t in trouble. Her family is. Their house is.

Oct 13, 2021

‘Tire’d of trash in the water? So were these divers

In just two hours last Saturday morning, local divers gathered a collection of debris from underneath the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.

Oct 13, 2021

UPDATED: Motorcyclist dies after Tuesday evening crash

The Florida Highway Patrol has sent updated information about a State Road 87 crash. The vehicles involved were not cars, as originally stated in the release. The 28-year-old Milton man, who has since died, was riding a motorcycle without the headlight on when he was struck by a Jeep driver who turned into him. The second driver was uninjured. The accident happened at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Oct 12, 2021

Update: County public works director submits resignation after less than a year

Santa Rosa County’s Public Works Director Amy Tootle submitted her letter of resignation Tuesday. Her last day will be Nov. 2. She was promoted into that position Nov. 16, 2020.

Oct 12, 2021

Navarre’s cooking: Three more restaurants in planning stages

Three more restaurants are on their way to Navarre, working their way through the county’s planning review process.

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