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National Seashore Closing Fort Pickens for Severe Weather

August 14, 2021
Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area beginning August 14 at 8 p.m., in response to Tropical Depression Fred approaching the Northwest Florida area.

Registration underway for Women in Science Conference

August 14, 2021
The Emerald Coast Science Center’s Fifth Annual Women in Science Conference is coming up Sept. 9 at Northwest Florida State College.

Sand available at several locations in Santa Rosa County

August 13, 2021
With the potential of heavy rain in the forecast as a result of Tropical Depression Fred, Santa Rosa County does have sand available at several locations, including on the corner of Leisure Street…

Community Health Northwest Florida opens new Milton location

August 13, 2021
Community Health Northwest Florida, the area’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, announced the opening of its newly renovated Milton patient care site at 6671 Caroline Street Aug. 9.

Impact fees to be refunded following judge’s decision

August 12, 2021
A summary judgment hearing is scheduled to finalize a decision regarding the Santa Rosa County impact fees that were deemed an “unconstitutional tax” on July 28.

County faces big challenges with smaller staff

August 11, 2021
The budget. Possible litigation. Assistant County Administrator Mark Murray resigned in July, and the county administrator and attorney are on their way out the door.

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue among finalists for Land Rover Defender

August 11, 2021
Navarre Beach Fire Rescue has been announced as one of four finalists to win a 2022 Land Rover Defender. The “Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards” recognize the exceptional service of seven …

Permit for new Milton school to come before board

August 11, 2021
The Santa Rosa County School District has requested a conditional use permit to build a school on a portion of a 130-acre parcel at the corner of Tanglewood Drive and Willard Norris Drive in Milton.

Commissioners select interim county administrator

August 11, 2021
The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners has chosen and approved an interim county administrator to start in that position Aug. 26, the day after current administrator, Dan Schebler, leaves.

CORRECTED: One-third of county is fully vaccinated

August 10, 2021
Just 33% of Santa Rosa County residents who can be vaccinated are fully vaccinated, according to Brad Baker, the county’s public safety director. In addition to those 62,393 residents, an additiona…
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