County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson

Answers never easy

Answers never easy

“Homeless in Paradise” ran in big letters on the front page a week ago as the Navarre Press took a deeper look at the suffering of those in our own county, and following the publication, we had one concerned citizen come into our office to look for deeper answers. She wanted to know why these […]

Sheriff pitches salary increase for deputies

Sheriff pitches salary increase for deputies

To pay for an estimated $1.6 million increase to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies’ salaries, County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson proposed Monday that the county pull the money from capital expenditures. Sheriff Bob Johnson made a presentation to the commissioners during their regular meeting comparing Santa Rosa to other counties. Currently, deputies in Santa Rosa […]

County rejects BearWise funding

County rejects BearWise funding

Santa Rosa County had to decide if accepting the $150,000 in funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to implement the BearWise Safety program was worth it. Turns out it’s not. The board of county commissioners voted at its meeting Thursday to turn down the funds, which would have been matched by the […]

Cost of deputy raises $1.8 million

Cost of deputy raises $1.8 million

On Jan. 23, Santa Rosa’s new sheriff Bob Johnson will go before the board to ask for nearly $1.8 million in raises for his deputies trying to fulfill the promise he made to his officers at his swearing in ceremony. The reasoning Johnson says is the stark difference in pay between Santa Rosa and other […]