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Home builders prevail in impact fee case

Validating its assertions that Santa Rosa County’s school impact fee was inaccurately calculated and legally flawed, the Home Builders Association of West Florida and 11 additional plaintiffs applaud the Jan. 15, 2022, decision by Circuit Court Judge Darlene Dickey to issue Summary Final Judgment in their favor.

The ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners in support of new funding for the School Board of Santa Rosa County went into effect May 1, 2020, with impact fees of $5,000 on each new home permitted in the county, $4,000 for each mobile home, and $2,750 for each multi-family dwelling.

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Meet Brad Baker: County leader cares deeply, works hard

Brad Baker has been dedicated to the well-being of Santa Rosa County residents since he was 18 years old, when he ran across his first structure fire on the way to meet a friend to go hunting. From then on, he was hooked. He also started working at the county’s 911 center that same year, when it was housed in a closet at the courthouse and had one 911 operator on-site at night.

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Breaking News: Three teen girls pass out on Santa Rosa school bus

Two teen girls were taken to the hospital by ambulance late Wednesday afternoon after passing out on a Santa Rosa County School District bus. A third girl, who also passed out, was released to her parents, according to district officials.

One of the girls remained unconscious while being taken to the hospital, according to preliminary information from the scanner.

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