Florosa teen charged in shooting death

Florosa teen charged in shooting death

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 19-year-old on a manslaughter charge Sept. 22 after an alleged incident while “playing around” with a loaded gun.  According to a press release, a 21-year old man is dead and his 19-year old friend is charged with manslaughter after the suspect said they were playing around with an AK-47 […]

Santa Rosa offers additional small business grants

Santa Rosa offers additional small business grants

Santa Rosa small businesses in need of additional COVID-19 relief have another grant opportunity starting Sept. 28.  Santa Rosa County allocated $1.9 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to eligible small businesses. In partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center, applications will be reviewed on a first come, […]

Woman killed in Holley head-on car crash

Woman killed in Holley head-on car crash

A two car accident on Highway 87 in Holley left one woman dead and another seriously injured Friday night.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) report, a 44-year-old Pensacola woman was killed in the head on style collision.  The unnamed woman was driving a sedan north in the outside lane of 87 just south […]

Latest updates on road and bridge closures

Latest updates on road and bridge closures

Here are the latest updates from the Florida Department of Transportation on state road and bridge closures and restrictions in Northwest Florida due to Hurricane Sally. Escambia County Pensacola International Airport has suspended operations for all arriving and departing commercial The Pensacola Bay Bridge on U.S. 98 is closed to all Jackson County R. 166 […]

Trump extends Gulf oil drilling ban for 10 years

Trump extends Gulf oil drilling ban for 10 years

By John Haughey, The Center Square Most expected President Donald Trump Tuesday to tout his record in allocating the full federal $200 million annual commitment to the 40-year, $10.5 billion Everglades restoration plan for only the second time since Congress approved it in 2000. Instead, during a campaign stop in Jupiter, Trump addressed another issue […]

Fall is on the horizon at Southern Specialty

Fall is on the horizon at Southern Specialty

As summer comes to an end, Southern Specialty brings back the fall trends of plaid scarfs and cute cardigans paired with ankle booties to welcome in the turn of the season. Known for featuring the latest fashions at their boutique, the owners and sisters-in-law, Lisa Gambill and Magda Morton, are always keeping their store stocked […]

Local hospitals receive updated rankings

Local hospitals receive updated rankings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced new ratings for local hospitals as part of their Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. The hospitals are measured on a variety of topics including timely and effective care metrics, surveys of patient experiences, complications and deaths, payment, unplanned visits and other measures. The only acute care hospital […]

Animal Services receives award from leader in no-kill

Animal Services receives award from leader in no-kill

Santa Rosa County (SRC) Animal Services has been recognized with the Transformational Change award for the highest increase in lifesaving progress for shelter, admitting 2,001 to 6,000 pets in 2019 from Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Read the full article […]

Children on bus during break-in attempt

Children on bus during break-in attempt

Law enforcement was called Sept. 4 after a Pace man allegedly tried to enter a school bus with children inside. Dispatch informed deputies of a man running around with his hands in his pockets on Hamilton Bridge Road at approximately 7:40 a.m. According to the arrest report, Camara Ford, 21, jumped onto the side of […]

Public Notice 2332 Holley Navarre Water System

Bids for the Little High School LS69 Pump Replacement project for Holley-Navarre Water System, Inc., HNWS Project No. 9-0030-30-005-20, will be received via e-mail at systemengineer@hnws-fl.com until 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, September 10, 2020.  The project consists of the furnishing and installation of two (2) pumps as well as providing a full pump start […]

Juana’s Good Time Regatta returns to the beach

Juana’s Good Time Regatta returns to the beach

It’s almost time to set sail. After months of canceled events and traditions, Navarre Beach will see one milestone unimpeded by COVID-19. The Juana’s Good Time Regatta will celebrate its 30th anniversary Sept. 11-13, filling Santa Rosa Sound with colorful sails for a weekend of competition and sailing. Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Council members, mayor walk out of “circus” meeting

Council members, mayor walk out of “circus” meeting

“This is a circus!” Milton citizen Joseph Leaver said in frustration after Mayor Heather Lindsey abruptly adjourned and walked out with three councilmembers at the Aug. 20 committee of the whole meeting. Triggering the post abandonment was a heated discussion between Milton business owner Patty Briggs and councilwoman Sharron Holley about the validity of a […]

Minor earthquake shakes Northwest Florida

Minor earthquake shakes Northwest Florida

Did you feel that? Residents of Northwest Florida may have felt a slight tremor Sept. 3 from a 3.8 magnitude earthquake southwest of Pollard, Alabama, near the northern Florida-Alabama line. The minor earthquake struck around 10 a.m. according to USGS. People in the area of Jay, Century and areas of Alabama reported feeling light shaking from […]

University Lending exceeds your mortgage needs

University Lending exceeds your mortgage needs

Who would have expected at the start of this year that 2020 would be one for the history books in so many ways? While University Lending Group celebrates being “the smart choice for mortgages” for Navarre and Santa Rosa County, with a ranking as the No. 1 local lender, they do not allow their success to […]

Public Notice#2328 Notice of Public Meetings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS All Board of County Commission Meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, unless otherwise indicated. Marine Advisory                                                                        September   1          5:00 p.m. Tourist Development Council Board Meeting                               September   3         8:30 a.m. Commission Committee                                                             September   8         Cancelled […]

SANTA ROSA COUNTY FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Santa Rosa County is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Fiscal Year 2019 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  The County is eligible to apply for up to $750,000.00 in the Neighborhood Revitalization, Commercial Revitalization and Housing Rehabilitation categories and up to $1.5 million in the Economic Development […]

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