Bob Johnson

Johnson swears in as new county sheriff

Johnson swears in as new county sheriff

For the first time in 16 years there is a new sheriff in town, or at least in Santa Rosa County. At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Bob Johnson officially took the reins from long time sheriff Wendell Hall who retired. During his official swearing-in ceremony later that day, Johnson said he was lying awake all night […]

Frying up fish for a good cause

Frying up fish for a good cause

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is in his fourth year of frying up fish for the fish fry the Holley Navarre Senior Center puts on as a fundraiser. “It’s a great fundraiser and they deserve it,” Hall said. “They’ve done a lot for us in their lives. We owe them something back.” Hall and […]

‘Thank You’ first responders

‘Thank You’ first responders

Maliyah Forgione, 4, waves a sign in support of first responders Saturday, Sept. 15, at Navarre Park during Navarre’s Second Annual First Responders Appreciation Rally. Participants waved signs supporting police, EMS, firefighters and all first responders as they marched down U.S. Highway 98 from Helen Back Again to Navarre Park. Passing vehicles honked their horns […]

Johnson secures sheriff’s office

Johnson secures sheriff’s office

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Republican nominee Bob Johnson is now unopposed after write-in candidate Chuck Miller dropped out of the race Sept. 7. In his letter of withdrawal to the Santa Rosa elections office, Miller said he would be unable to fulfill the needs of the office due to travel obligations associated with ministry. Johnson will […]

Frazier: Do away with Social Security

Frazier: Do away with Social Security

If you are younger than 35, you should expect to retire much later in life. That was U.S. representative candidate Matt Gaetz’s stance on Social Security during the 2016 Candidate Forum Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Tiger Point Community Center. “We have observed the greatest generational theft that mankind has ever known through Social Security […]