Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa offers additional small business grants

Santa Rosa offers additional small business grants

Santa Rosa small businesses in need of additional COVID-19 relief have another grant opportunity starting Sept. 28.  Santa Rosa County allocated $1.9 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to eligible small businesses. In partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center, applications will be reviewed on a first come, […]

HBTS President: I’m not going to put up with staff being abused like that

HBTS President: I’m not going to put up with staff being abused like that

Members of the Holley by the Sea Improvement Association board of directors heard some choice language Thursday night at their regularly scheduled meeting. About 20 members were also in the audience when staff played three recordings of conversations between angry homeowners and the staff members who fielded their calls. In one of the calls, which […]

Wildlife refuge deluged with Hurricane Sally rescues

Wildlife refuge deluged with Hurricane Sally rescues

People aren’t the only creatures uprooted by the wind and rains of Hurricane Sally. The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge got 45 new animals Thursday, which is nearly double the previous one-day record for intakes. By early afternoon Friday, they had already gotten 30 more with the day barely half over. They’re low on food and […]

Editor starts new journey, hopes readers will join her

Editor starts new journey, hopes readers will join her

I have started on a new journey, both literally and figuratively. Last Wednesday marked my first day as the editor of the Navarre Press after more than 20 years at a daily newspaper. It also marked the first day in six months that I’ve worked from a location other than my bedroom floor. That was my […]

Navy Junior ROTC remembers Sept. 11

Navy Junior ROTC remembers Sept. 11

Miniature American flags covered the front lawn of Navarre High School Friday morning, each one placed by Navarre Navy JROTC cadets in the pre-dawn hours of a humid September day. There were 2,977 flags in all, each representing a life lost on the tragedy-filled day of Sept. 11, 2001. Two planes crashed into the Twin […]

Two families broken

Two families broken

When the news of a double homicide at 2607 Bobwhite Circle in Navarre broke Sept. 14, it was a double tragedy for Misty Howell. Watching the goings on from her home in Illinois she was faced with the loss of her stepfather John Hendricks, 58, stabbed to death in his own home. But she also […]

Cost of single-family housing in county set for hike

Cost of single-family housing in county set for hike

Those looking to buy new construction homes in Santa Rosa County need to prepare their wallets. The cost of a single-family home could rise by roughly $46,504, in a market where costs were already on the way up. Let’s do the math. $16,000= Lumber increase Local and national building industry representatives have raised concerns about […]

Animal Services receives award from leader in no-kill

Animal Services receives award from leader in no-kill

Santa Rosa County (SRC) Animal Services has been recognized with the Transformational Change award for the highest increase in lifesaving progress for shelter, admitting 2,001 to 6,000 pets in 2019 from Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Read the full article […]

Council members, mayor walk out of “circus” meeting

Council members, mayor walk out of “circus” meeting

“This is a circus!” Milton citizen Joseph Leaver said in frustration after Mayor Heather Lindsey abruptly adjourned and walked out with three councilmembers at the Aug. 20 committee of the whole meeting. Triggering the post abandonment was a heated discussion between Milton business owner Patty Briggs and councilwoman Sharron Holley about the validity of a […]

Beaches to Woodlands brings back the fun!

Beaches to Woodlands brings back the fun!

The 17th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour is back and ready to kick-start fall in Santa Rosa County with many turn-of-the-season festivities. The Beaches to Woodland Tour is a showcase of fall focused events in Santa Rosa County to increase shoulder season visitation in Santa Rosa County. Shoulder season simply means the slower season for […]

University Lending exceeds your mortgage needs

University Lending exceeds your mortgage needs

Who would have expected at the start of this year that 2020 would be one for the history books in so many ways? While University Lending Group celebrates being “the smart choice for mortgages” for Navarre and Santa Rosa County, with a ranking as the No. 1 local lender, they do not allow their success to […]

Sanctuary for Life referendum set for Nov. 3 vote

Sanctuary for Life referendum set for Nov. 3 vote

Santa Rosa voters will decide whether the county is declared a Sanctuary for Life Nov. 3, creating a declared stance by the county on abortion. County Commissioners approved without objection the ballot language for the non-binding referendum initiative Aug. 20 during a budget hearing. The item was brought ahead of the scheduled board meeting later […]

Primary 2020 election results

Primary 2020 election results

The votes are tallied, and Santa Rosa County’s preliminary election results are in for local races. Here’s a run down of who triumphed Tuesday night: District 5 County Commissioner- Colten Wright by 60% of the vote District 1 County Commissioner- Sam Parker (incumbent) by 49% of the vote (Will face a write-in candidate in November) […]

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