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Jan 13, 2023

SRC Employee of the Quarter

Ginny Davis, who has been described as ‘the face of Emergency Management’ because of her efforts to educate residents about disaster preparedness at community events, is the Santa Rosa County Employee of the Quarter for the Fourth Quarter of 2022. Santa Rosa County Assistant Administrator Brad Baker holds a plaque he presented to Davis at the county commission’s meeting Thursday. Also pictured is Administrator DeVann Cook.

Jan 12, 2023

Alvin’s Island eyes Navarre Beach for possible location

People who live along Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach may have a new neighbor in the next few years. Alvin’s Island, a beach-focused retailer and affiliate of Marco Destin, is making plans to build a location on Navarre Beach off Gulf Boulevard. The approximate location is directly in front of The Navarre Beach Regency Condominiums.

Jan 11, 2023

Owner wants to rezone 42 acres in East Milton to commercial

A property owner is asking the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board to recommend rezoning 41.8 acres of vacant agricultural land on State Road 87 in East Milton for commercial use. The board will meet beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at the County Administration Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton.

Jan 11, 2023

Rudman opens Navarre’s first legislative office

At a ribbon cutting Friday, Jan. 6, state Representative Dr. Joel Rudman officially welcomed the public to his new legislative office. According to the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, it is the first legislative office to open in Navarre. Rudman’s office is in Suite D of Fountain Professional Court. The fact the office is the first of its kind is not lost on Rudman, who has been a resident of Navarre for the better part of two decades.

Jan 10, 2023

BoCC sets busy agenda for Thursday

A City of Milton-Santa Rosa County property deal dominated the county commission’s committee meeting Monday, but the commission did forward some important items to Thursday’s regular meeting.

Jan 10, 2023

Deed discussion dominates 3 ½-hour BoCC meeting

The Santa Rosa County Commission on Thursday will decide whether to approve transferring 100 acres to the City of Milton for its $70-million wastewater project. On Monday, it listened for almost three hours to speaker after speaker argue why it shouldn’t.

Jan 9, 2023

Buffalo Rock expands into Santa Rosa County

Buffalo Rock, the nation’s largest single family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottlers, announced its expansion into Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office (SREDO) announced today the  iconic beverage company has agreed to purchase 47 acres of property at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10 for a new distribution facility.

Jan 7, 2023

County to discuss deeding land to Milton for wastewater disposal

After more than a month off for the end-of-year holidays, Santa Rosa County Commissioners have a busy first meeting of 2023. A vote that could dramatically change the future of Milton’s $70-million wastewater treatment plant project highlights the agenda. Public forum begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the County Administrative Complex, 6245 Caroline St. in Milton. The commission will begin consideration of the published agenda at 5:30 p.m.

Jan 5, 2023

5,000 gallons of sewage spilt in Gulf Breeze

The City of Gulf Breeze spent Wednesday, Jan. 4, cleaning up 5,000 gallons of sewage in the Tiger Point area on Circle Lane and West Avenue. Following heavy rains early Wednesday morning, staff with the Gulf Breeze Regional Water System recognized a lack of water flow and heightened levels in a lift station leading to the water treatment plant. This caused water mixed with sewage to begin overflowing from manholes.

Jan 5, 2023

2023: Santa Rosa County faces a busy agenda

‘Tis the season…for looking to the year ahead. Sandpaper Publishing asked Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Sarah Whitfield to help us preview the county’s 2023 to-do list. She consulted County Administrator DeVann Cook and Assistant County Administrator Brad Baker to provide the following issues to watch: