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Bundle up, scan for black ice on local roads

February 15, 2021
The winter storm that’s hitting northern regions hard is going to be felt in Northwest Florida as well. Wind chills in the teens, black ice on local roadways and damaging storms are all possibi…

Mid-week may bring new round of severe weather

February 14, 2021
Northwest Florida residents are being urged to beware of black ice overnight and into Tuesday morning. The thin icy glaze may appear to motorists that the road is simply wet. It may remain until t…

PAWS rescues 77 animals, finds others dead

February 13, 2021
Dead piglets and chickens in various states of decomposition. Hogs standing in 3 feet of their own feces and urine, feeding on the dead. Emaciated horses with open sores. No clean water. Horse skul…

COVID changes McGuire’s 5K but doesn’t cancel it

February 12, 2021
For the 44th year in a row, McGuire’s Irish Pub will host its St. Patrick’s Day 5K. This year’s will be on March 13. But it may look and feel a lot different from previous runs, thanks to safe…

Zoning board denies proposed gas station variance

February 11, 2021
The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board unanimously voted Thursday night to deny a request for a variance that would have allowed a new gas station to be built at 8006 Navarre Parkway.

Two agencies, two responses to proposed borrow pit land-use change

February 11, 2021
In letters dated three days apart last month, two regulatory agencies offered complementary responses to a proposed change to the Santa Rosa County Comprehensive Plan that would permit more open-p…

County delays borrow pit vote

February 11, 2021
Santa Rosa County commissioners will not vote Feb. 25 on whether to repeal key wellfield protections as anticipated. Instead, county staff discussed the matter to the board at the Feb. 9 work sess…

Rules to be the new rule at BOCC meetings

February 11, 2021
Following resolutions approved Feb. 4, the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners now has rules in place to govern public comment at board meetings. The matter, first brought up at the Jan. 7…

Milton boy struck by car

February 10, 2021
A 13-year-old Milton boy was flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with serious injuries after being struck by a car on Mulat Road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol media release.

Second Amendment discussion leads to commissioners showing concealed carry permits

February 10, 2021
The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution Feb. 4 to support proposed legislation that would strengthen resolve for the Second Amendment in the state of Florida. The res…