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County OKs permit for Adams Sanitation to operate in South End

October 3, 2022
A divided Santa Rosa County Commission voted 3-2 last week to permit Adams Sanitation to provide trash hauling services south of the Yellow River, despite an “exclusive” franchise agreement with Wa…

Three things: September water board meeting

September 29, 2022
Holley Navarre Water System meetings have drawn a packed room since the termination of former CEO, Dallas Peavey, Jr. The September meeting was no exception. Below we have listed the top three thi…

Navarre man exposes himself, harasses neighbor says Sheriff’s Office

September 28, 2022
A Navarre man is behind bars after repeatedly harassing his neighbor in her yard, one time while completely nude. Thomas Phillip, 60, was arrested after Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office investig…

Gulf Islands National Seashore Closed in Preparation for Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022
Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed the Florida areas of the park to all visitors since 8 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 25, in preparation for then Tropical Storm Ian. Closed areas include the Fort…

Dry, windy weather in forecast, fire danger increases

September 27, 2022
The Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center is issuing words of warning for anyone considering any outdoor burning activities in the coming days: Use extreme caution or simply don’t do…

Hurricane to cause local weather impacts

September 27, 2022
At this time, Hurricane Ian is not projected to hit our area, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have an impact. The latest update from US National Weather Service Mobile says that while Hurricane…

SRCAS receives grant funding for community cat program

September 27, 2022
Santa Rosa County Animal Services has received a $25,000 grant from Florida Animal Friend to assist with the community cat program. The program provides free or reduced-cost neuter/spay for com…

Land Development Code changes allow CEFCO to move forward at High School Blvd

September 22, 2022
A change in the land development code now allows CEFCO to move forward with building a gas station and convenience store in Navarre at High School Boulevard and Highway 87 South after Santa Rosa C…

Infrastructure tops county’s capital improvements plan

September 16, 2022
The proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budget for Santa Rosa County includes a record investment in capital projects, thanks partly to federal stimulus spending and higher property values. “This is new …

Looking back at Hurricane Ivan

September 16, 2022
Hurricane Ivan made landfall Sept. 16, 2004, just west of Navarre as a Category 3 storm. Ivan packed winds of 120 mph sustained and a historic storm surge, according to the National Weather Servic…