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Sheriff looking for half-cent ‘justice’ sales tax

Sheriff looking for half-cent ‘justice’ sales tax

At the Oct. 9 Board of County Commissioner’s committee meeting, Sheriff Bob Johnson stood before the board with the message the jail is past capacity. “We have inmates sleeping on the floor on air mattresses,” Johnson told commissioners. “Every corner is taken.” In a presentation to the board, Johnson said he had already directed his […]

County hires new Public Information Officer

County hires new Public Information Officer

Brandi Whitehurst was approved to be the new public information officer for the county at the Jan. 14 Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The PIO is responsible for promoting awareness of the county’s mission, programs, policies and initiatives to residents of the county and the media. Whitehurst’s employment began Jan. 19. According to […]

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 […]

RESTORE projects totaling $7.5 million up for review

RESTORE projects totaling $7.5 million up for review

Finally, what we’ve all been anxiously awaiting. The Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners Sept. 24 approved a draft multiyear implementation plan submitted by RESTORE council members at its county commission meeting. The 15 projects submitted total $3.7 million. The U.S. Treasury requires a 45-day public review and comment period which began Oct. 1, and […]