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New school board seeks harmony with teachers

New school board seeks harmony with teachers

With two teachers union-backed candidates winning seats on the Santa Rosa School Board, some members foresee more cooperation on the lingering pay dispute that could ease contention with District Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. “We need to look at our priorities, which include instructional salaries,” said Wei Ueberschaer. She defeated District 5 board incumbent Scott Peden, winning […]

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Candidate signs have been going up like wildfire here, there and everywhere – something code enforcement won’t be happy about since so many enthusiastic campaign staffers forget to take them down after the elections are over. There were a number of late-minute surprises last week at the Santa Rosa County Elections office in what has […]

New faces join race for Miller’s seat

New faces join race for Miller’s seat

The congressional race for U.S. House District 1 is heating up with numerous candidates who have recently filed an intent to run.  A total of 2,298 signatures of registered voters are required to enable a candidate to actually qualify in lieu of paying a hefty $10,440 qualifying fee. The signatures must be received by the […]

Crunch time for Florida voters

Crunch time for Florida voters

With the Presidential Preference Primary election coming up March 15, those not registered as Republicans or Democrats will be unable to vote in that type election which occurs every four years. This is because Florida is considered a closed-primary state said Tappie Villane, Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections. There are 26,981 registered voters in […]

Board election for water system nears

Board election for water system nears

In the midst of the controversy swirling around Holley-Navarre Water System, an annual meeting and election of board of directors is scheduled for Jan. 19. Four seats are open on the board; three from expiring terms and one from the resignation of Will Goulet. The meeting will commence at 7 a.m. at the Board of […]

Holley-Navarre Water to vote on new proxy for 2017

Holley-Navarre Water to vote on new proxy for 2017

The Holley-Navarre Water System is set to change the proxy system by which board members are elected at next Tuesday’s board meeting. Outgoing board member Will Goulet presented a new proxy option to add validity to the current proxy system used amid complaints and allegations of questionable proxies submitted by candidates for the board. Read […]

Deadlines approach for prospective candidates for office

Deadlines approach for prospective candidates for office

Many Santa Rosa County offices are up for election in 2016. In fact, all constitutional offices will be up for election. All of the current constitutional officers will be running for re-election, with the exception of Sheriff Wendell Hall, who has chosen not to run again. Citizens wishing to run for office must qualify first. […]

Nine candidates make cut for top county job

Nine candidates make cut for top county job

  Nine candidates to succeed Santa Rosa County Administrator Hunter Walker when he plans to retire at the end of the year have made the first cut by a selection panel. Among the familiar area names still in the running are former Escambia County Interim Administrator Larry Newsom, a Milton resident, and Tony Gomillion, Santa […]

Committee hopes to extend candidate search

Committee hopes to extend candidate search

Hoping to find a more qualified talent pool, the committee tasked with creating a short list of candidates for the county’s new administrator suggested extending the search by 30 days. “I feel the pool is not as strong as we’d hoped for, especially if the county has a desire for Florida experience,” Chris Holley, a member of […]

Candidates react to gun at Navarre High School

Candidates react to gun at Navarre High School

After a Navarre High School student was arrested April 17 for taking a loading gun to school and parents were notified about five hours after the arrest was made, Navarre Press asked school board district 3 candidates to give us their opinion on how parents should be notified and when. Candidates were asked to submit their […]