Santa Rosa

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Teachers of the Year announced for 2019

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announce Monday the 33 nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district. In Navarre the Teachers of the Year are: David Chaves, Holley Navarre Intermediate School Sharon Mavity, Holley Navarre Primary School Jasmine Brockhum, West Navarre Intermediate School Ruth […]

Duck hunting popular on national seashore

Duck hunting popular on national seashore

Duck hunting is a thing on Gulf Islands National Seashore. The numbers tell you as much. While hunting ducks has been allowed since the national seashore was established more than 40 years ago, the issuance of permits for it didn’t start until 2013. Over the last three seasons, more than 200 permits have been issued […]

Fort Pickens Road to remain closed until December

Fort Pickens Road to remain closed until December

The structural engineering assessments of Fort Pickens Road through the Fort Pickens Are and Highway 399 through the Santa Rosa are finished and neither is expected to reopen until at least December. All reservations at the campground in Fort Pickens have been canceled through Dec. 3. That could be extended if more time to repair […]

Gaetz holds fee simple title town hall

Gaetz holds fee simple title town hall

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz discussed the future of beach fee simple title legislation and reopening of Navarre Pass with community members, county leaders and press Monday at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Gaetz fielded questions about the timeline for presenting legislation, protecting that legislation from amendment and the future of the Navarre Pass. Gaetz […]

Suspect in custody in shooting, drugs found

Suspect in custody in shooting, drugs found

    A man shot in the face in Navarre is in stable condition, but he could face drug possession charges after responding officers allegedly found marijuana in his home. The victim, William Michael Johnson, had a bullet wound completely through his cheek. The man who allegedly shot him during a drug deal gone bad […]

Text 911 for emergencies

Text 911 for emergencies

Santa Rosa County has introduced Text-to-9-1-1 enabling county residents to text for assistance in an emergency. The system allows residents to text directly back and forth with 911 dispatchers to share vital information in an emergency. County Emergency Services Coordinator Brad Baker said the system will be useful in a variety of scenarios. “The majority […]

County selects new advertising agency

County selects new advertising agency

The Board of County Commissioners chose a new company Thursday, Sept. 22, to manage marketing, advertising and public relations for tourism. Paradise Advertising of St. Petersburg was selected over the county’s previous company Davis, South, Barnette and Patrick Advertising and Public Relations (DSBP). DSBP has managed the county’s tourism marketing since 2013. The selection ran […]

Johnson secures sheriff’s office

Johnson secures sheriff’s office

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Republican nominee Bob Johnson is now unopposed after write-in candidate Chuck Miller dropped out of the race Sept. 7. In his letter of withdrawal to the Santa Rosa elections office, Miller said he would be unable to fulfill the needs of the office due to travel obligations associated with ministry. Johnson will […]