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Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy

After two years of not being able to offer the class, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office recently announced that the Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy is set to be back on May 26.

The Academy, which is a 10-week program, offers an exclusive look at the Sheriff’s Office and the work that they do. It is just for Santa Rosa County residents.

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Democratic Protest Halts Redistricting Debate

A Florida House debate about congressional redistricting was suspended mid-day Thursday as a group of House Democrats protested a plan by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would cut the number of Black-held districts.

Democratic members chanted, “Stop the Black attack,” and sang, “We Shall Overcome,” with some sitting on a state seal at the front of the House chamber.

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Navarre Park ribbon cutting set for April 30

Santa Rosa County has announced the much-anticipated ribbon cutting of Navarre Park. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. on Sat., Apr. 30 at Navarre Park, 8543 Navarre Parkway. Santa Rosa County began redeveloping the existing Navarre Park in October 2020 to create a top-notch recreational experience for all ages and abilities.

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Residents invited to hear Santa Rosa County Quality of Life Survey results

Is Santa Rosa County a good place to live? Is it headed in the right direction? What are its strengths, and what are its challenges?

Results of the first-ever Santa Rosa County Quality of Life Survey, conducted last year by Mason Dixon Polling & Strategy, will try to answer those and other questions. Pensacola businessman, philanthropist, and consultant Quint Studer will share survey results at a CivicCon Town Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the County Commission Chambers in the Santa Rosa County Administrative Building, 6495 Caroline St., Milton.

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Certified burner to blame for wildfire

A controlled burn turned into a wildfire on Friday, April 8, 2022. Firefighters with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center, in addition to other departments, fought a wildfire near Dickerson City Road at Garcon Point in Santa Rosa County beginning early on Friday afternoon.

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