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Author: Ken Garner

School district expects to spend $600 million to improve facilities by 2027

In the classic baseball movie “Field of Dreams,” a voice in the corn famously told Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella “If you build it, he will come.”

Joey Harrell, the Santa Rosa County School District’s assistant superintendent of administrative services, said at a workshop last month that Florida schools are guided by the opposite edict when planning any expansion: “When they come, we can build it.”

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Santa Rosa County

Commissioners agree not to cut county tax rate

Santa Rosa County is in the early stages of setting its Fiscal Year 2023 budget, but three things are clear: Commissioners plan significant investment in infrastructure projects and support improving workforce retention.

And they will not cut the millage rate.

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Water system plans tower at SR87-US98 intersection

Holley-Navarre Water System is planning to build a pump station and elevated water tank on property it will lease from Elevate Navarre at the intersection of State Road 87 and U.S. Highway 98, engineer Phil Phillips said Tuesday at the water board’s meeting at the Club at Hidden Creek.

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