A judge has ordered Santa Rosa County and the owners of the “Turner House” to head to mediation before an April court date.
The mediation would attempt to resolve issues lingering from a 2016 lawsuit the county filed against Staci and Gary Turner, live out of state but own the home at 7315 Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach. The lawsuit has been amended multiple times in the last five years.
They are one of the smaller shorebirds on Navarre Beach and appear to be the busiest.
Sanderlings, the gray and white birds that run back and forth along the water’s edge, spend the winter in places like Northwest Florida and summer in the Arctic.
The winter storm that's hitting northern regions hard is going to be felt in Northwest Florida as well.
Wind chills in the teens, black ice on local roadways and damaging storms are all possibilities for the area.
Northwest Florida residents are being urged to beware of black ice overnight and into Tuesday morning. The thin icy glaze may appear to motorists that the road is simply wet. It may remain until temperatures rise above freezing.
But once temperatures warm enough to eliminate that risk, the area may be looking at severe storms developing Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to local officials .
For the 44th year in a row, McGuire's Irish Pub will host its St. Patrick's Day 5K. This year's will be on March 13.
But it may look and feel a lot different from previous runs, thanks to safety conditions imposed by the pandemic.
Santa Rosa County commissioners will not vote Feb. 25 on whether to repeal key wellfield protections as anticipated. Instead, county staff discussed the matter to the board at the Feb. 9 work session.
Shawn Ward, the county planning and zoning director, confirmed the agenda change Thursday.
Following resolutions approved Feb. 4, the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners now has rules in place to govern public comment at board meetings.
The matter, first brought up at the Jan. 7 board meeting, initially was strongly opposed by some commissioners and citizens, who argued that it violated First Amendment rights.
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