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Stories by Ben Johnson

Stories by Ben Johnson

More lifeguards, money needed for Navarre Beach

June 17, 2021
More lifeguards are needed to help keep the crowds of people on Navarre Beach safe. That was the message to the Board of County Commission at the June 15 budget workshop for fiscal year 2022.

New trespass authorization in works for county buildings

June 16, 2021
The Board of County Commissioners met Tuesday, June 8 to discuss authorizing District 4 Commissioner and Chairman of the Board Dave Piech to sign a letter giving law enforcement the ability to warn and remove individuals from county facilities.

Geotechnical analysis, new wastewater treatment plant location approved

June 16, 2021
On Tuesday, June 8, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the use of American Rescue Plan money to fund a geotechnical analysis of the proposed East Milton and central Santa Rosa County wastewater treatment facility site.

Lifelong Navarre community service advocate passes away

June 14, 2021
Longtime community service advocate and co-founder of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Bill Pullum passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning.

New machine to help clean up Navarre Beach area

June 11, 2021
A Toro Dingo, a utility vehicle with a sweeping attachment, has been purchased to help clean up the sand around Navarre Beach walkways, boardwalk and showers.

Motorcycle clubs fight at bar, two bikers being charged

June 9, 2021
On Tuesday at approximately 5:15 p.m., Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Spokes and Kickstands bar after a reported shooting.

Alcohol to flow at July 2 Milton concert

June 9, 2021
On Wednesday, Board of County Commissioners approved without objection a variance for Feed Lemon LLC to serve alcoholic beverages at a Feed Lemon concert in Milton.

Calkins’ county page still ‘under construction’ six months after election

June 7, 2021

Santa Rosa County District 3 Commissioner James Calkins has a surprise for his webpage on the Board of County Commissioners’ website.

Calkins is the only commissioner whose page is “under construction.” Calkins and District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright were both elected in the same 2020 cycle, but Wright has a complete biographical information page.

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