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Former Gulf Breeze mayor’s home searched in criminal investigation

Former Gulf Breeze mayor’s home searched in criminal investigation

Florida Department of Law Enforcement executed a search warrant yesterday at the residence of former Gulf Breeze Mayor Edward “Ed” Gray, III. FDLE Public Information Officer Jessica Cary confirmed the search was completed at 1 Gray Oaks Lane in Gulf Breeze. Cary said few details can be shared at this time as it is an […]

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Athletic plan to be presented to school board this week

Santa Rosa County Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick is presenting a plan for high school athletics to the school board Thursday morning. The plan involves the start up of summer workouts for high school teams. If approved, those workouts are expected to begin later this month. And June 15 is looking like the date that begins. Earlier […]

Home Builders sue over school impact fees

Home Builders sue over school impact fees

The Home Builders Association of West Florida Inc. (HBA) filed April 17 in court to prevent impact fees from being collected in Santa Rosa County on new home construction. The case filed against the Board of County Commissioners and School Board also lists 11 construction companies in the county including: Flynn Building Specialists (owned by […]

School board to buy $1.5 million Chumuckla property

School board to buy $1.5 million Chumuckla property

Santa Rosa County School Board moved forward Tuesday with purchase of 75 acres along Chumuckla Highway, continuing to meet the need for new school sites in the future. Read the full article in the Mar. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options.Click here to sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for […]

School planned for intersection of Edgewood, 98

School planned for intersection of Edgewood, 98

Santa Rosa School District is looking to purchase property at the intersection of Edgewood Drive and U.S. Highway 98 to build future schools. The school board gave preliminary approval to pursue the purchase Nov. 14. Located directly south of the end of Edgewood Drive, the 41-acre property is being considered at an undisclosed price, but […]

School board approves elementary school redistricting

School board approves elementary school redistricting

Roughly 105 Oriole Beach Elementary School students will be attending Gulf Breeze Elementary next school year. The School Board voted Thursday night to redistrict the schools during a public hearing in Milton. The change was prompted by schools reaching and exceeding their capacities due to rapid growth rates in the areas. Three elementary schools in […]

Constitution Revision Commission: Proposals to watch

Constitution Revision Commission: Proposals to watch

Proposals currently under consideration by the Constitution Revision Commission have been whittled down from hundreds to 37. If approved by the CRC, the proposed changes will go before Florida voters in November. Here are some of the key proposals: Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

County wrestles with burgeoning classroom needs

County wrestles with burgeoning classroom needs

Santa Rosa County education leaders may soon be calculating the distance between Navarre and Vancouver, British Columbia. The answer isn’t part of a geography test, but rather a measurement that might be used to illustrate how far county school buses carry students every day. That’s to prove to the Florida Department of Education that while […]