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Recycling revived in Santa Rosa County

Recycling revived in Santa Rosa County

Reviving recycling in Santa Rosa County will cost $320,000 a year and could leave the county trapped in contract for at least two years under a proposal from Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA). The Board of County Commissioners approved that agreement July 11, finally reviving the county’s recycling program. Santa Rosa recyclables have been heading […]

Pier management caught in ownership turmoil

Pier management caught in ownership turmoil

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier management became mired in legal dispute Oct. 4 after four of the members of management company Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises, LLC (GSRE) moved to remove managing member Kenneth Fountain. Fountain has filed in Okaloosa County court challenging that move as a breach of operating agreement. GSRE was selected by the Santa […]

Commissioner raises concerns with Tough Mudder

Commissioner raises concerns with Tough Mudder

Following doubts expressed by area tourism leaders on the value of the Tough Mudder Inc. military-style endurance event scheduled for next April, District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson is stepping in before Santa Rosa County signs a contract with the New York company. In a Dec. 3 email to Kate Fitzpatrick, a Tough Mudder senior director, […]

All aboard: Ferry service coming in 2017

All aboard: Ferry service coming in 2017

Pensacola is one step closer to having a ferry service. Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced Thursday the National Park Service has awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of two 150-passenger catamaran ferry boats to All American Marine in Bellingham, Wash. Ferry service is expected to begin in March of […]

Impasse between district and union

Impasse between district and union

Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick officially declared an impasse between the district and its teacher’s union, Santa Rosa Professional Educators, May 21. Union president Rhonda Chavers said a special magistrate hearing is expected to take place in July. “This has been the most difficult round of bargaining our county has ever experienced […]

District furlough plans hold up contract negotiations

District furlough plans hold up contract negotiations

After 10 negotiation sessions, representatives from Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE), the county’s teachers’ union, and Santa Rosa County Board officials have finally made some progress toward renewing a three-year teachers’ contract. “We made great strides at the last negotiation session with just a few more issues to work out,” Steve Ratliff, chief negotiator for […]