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School board approves elementary school redistricting

School board approves elementary school redistricting

Roughly 105 Oriole Beach Elementary School students will be attending Gulf Breeze Elementary next school year. The School Board voted Thursday night to redistrict the schools during a public hearing in Milton. The change was prompted by schools reaching and exceeding their capacities due to rapid growth rates in the areas. Three elementary schools in […]

New apartments, subdivision planned for Navarre

New apartments, subdivision planned for Navarre

Navarre could see a new apartment complex and new subdivision development along Whispering Pines Blvd. pending county approval. The Zoning Board will consider rezoning roughly 108 acres of property Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. If approved the property is planned for a new 164 unit apartment complex called Sanctuary Apartments as well as a new […]

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

Plans for two new restaurants, a gas station-convenience store and an expression of interest in building a 17-story hotel on Navarre Beach all emerged last week to give South Santa Rosa County prospects for its biggest commercial development year since before the Great Recession. Read the full article in the Mar. 24 issue of Navarre […]

Commercial building activity steady in Santa Rosa

Commercial building activity steady in Santa Rosa

From a new Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Pace to Chaver’s Rock Yard in unincorporated Gulf Breeze, commercial building activity is on track to equal or exceed last year’s totals in Santa Rosa County. Through the first nine months, the county issued 42 commercial permits, compared with a full-year total of 56 in 2014, when […]

Latest Santa Rosa jobs numbers strong

Latest Santa Rosa jobs numbers strong

  The August jobs numbers released Friday in Tallahassee show continuing momentum for Santa Rosa County, where employment grew by about 500 from the same period a year earlier and the joblessness rate fell to 4.8 percent from 5.7. Santa Rosa’s unemployment rate is well under the 5.7 percent for Florida overall in August, the […]