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Milton man pleads guilty to murder of Destin businesswoman

February 8, 2021
In a first degree murder case, it’s rare for a defendant to plead guilty, according to Mark Alderman at the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office. The charge carries a mandatory life …

Petitions show opposition to to expanding borrow pits

February 6, 2021
More than 4,000 people have signed two petitions that oppose expanding borrow pit mining in Santa Rosa County. One petition is on the national website change.org and the other on the local webs…

Tiger shark caught and released off Navarre Beach

February 4, 2021
After fishermen hooked a 12-foot, 6-inch tiger shark Wednesday, photos shot of the event lit up the internet. The fishermen, reportedly associated with True Blue – a self-described community of…

County delays borrow pit vote

February 4, 2021
Santa Rosa County commissioners will not vote Feb. 25 on whether to repeal key wellfield protections as anticipated. Instead, county staff will bring the matter to the board at the Feb. 9 work sess…

What one homeless advocate wishes people understood

February 4, 2021
When the temperature dips below 40 degrees, folks with homes turn on the heat. And a few of them head to Ferris Hill Baptist Church in Milton. That’s where the county’s only cold weather shelte…

New solution may be in works for water issue

February 4, 2021
While Santa Rosa County officials and residents wait to hear from the state and the regional water management district about proposed changes to wellfield protections, some commissioners are diggin…

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier to get long-awaited restroom

February 3, 2021
The Navarre Beach Fishing Pier’s new restroom facilities are ready for installation. After several years of delays, the last hurdle to installation of the new restroom are minor repairs to the …

Militia card: everything to some, piece of paper to others

February 2, 2021
It means everything or nothing, depending on who you ask. The Santa Rosa County website includes a copy of a card that individuals can print out and sign that identifies them as members of the …

Will more homes be built on overtaxed Berryhill Road?

February 2, 2021
They didn’t say no, but they didn’t say yes either. Santa Rosa County Commissioners postponed a decision on a rezoning that would increase traffic on the already overburdened Berryhill Road dur…

Road condition triggers complaints, prompts solutions

February 2, 2021
A parking lot that has gotten heavy use as a cut-through since the forced closing of the Pensacola Bay Bridge received some quick repairs last week, with a long-term solution in the works.