budget cuts

Governor slashes funding for local projects

Governor slashes funding for local projects

What initially appeared to be a successful state budget session for Santa Rosa County has taken a disappointing turn, delaying multiple projects. Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 21 released his final list of vetoed items from this year’s $9.1 billion state budget, and all but one of Santa Rosa’s allocations were on the chopping block. […]

Budget cuts may slow down Meals on Wheels

Budget cuts may slow down Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels might not run as smoothly in the future if the proposed federal budget cuts go through. The budget blueprint includes elimination of Community Services Block Grant and Community Development Block Grant programs that provide $70,000 annually to Meals on Wheels in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through The Council on Aging of […]

Lifeguard chopper visit provides educational experience for HNMS students

Lifeguard chopper visit provides educational experience for HNMS students

It was by pure chance that a group of sixth-grade students at Holley Navarre Middle School were given an opportunity to see a Lifeguard helicopter up close and learn more about the exciting career opportunities involved with it. It landed on the field near the school for an emergency but ended up not transporting anyone […]

Is funding for the arts in Navarre schools falling behind?

Is funding for the arts in Navarre schools falling behind?

In recent years, with budget cuts in federal and state education programs, music and art are subjects which have experienced financial downsizing. In fact, during times with slim funds, many elementary and secondary schools cease to teach these subjects altogether in their classrooms. According to a study conducted and released by the U.S. Department of […]