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  • Santa Rosa County crime rate drops 3.1 percent

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida’s crime rate is now at a 47-year low. The 2017 Annual Crime Report data also shows a 3.1 percent drop in Santa Rosa County’s crime rates.   “I’m very proud that although our population increase,  crime decrease due to the hard work of all our deputy sheriffs that we … read more

  • Governor urges Floridians to prepare for possible flooding, significant rain

    Graphic by weathermodels.com, depicting 24-hour predicted precipitation for Sunday through Monday  Today, Governor Rick Scott urged Floridians to prepare for significant rain and possible flooding as the state continues to monitor the development of a weather system in the Caribbean Sea. In anticipation of heavy rain and flooding across Gulf Coast communities this week, Governor … read more

  • Potential Tropical Depression could bring heavy rain and flooding

    Graphic by @weathermodels.com A slow-moving, low-pressure system expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later this week has been upgraded to Invest 90-L. “When you go to a numbered invest, several resources kick in, including special tropical model runs, increase satellite surveillance, ‘spaghetti’ plot maps and possible AF recon missions,” stated Meteorologist Rich Thomas, who … read more

  • Gradual development possible as system enters Gulf

    Tropical moisture advances toward Gulf Coast via @weathermodels The National Hurricane Center is monitoring widespread cloudiness and showers extending from the northwestern Caribbean Sea across Cuba and the Florida peninsula are associated with the interaction of a large upper-level low with a weak surface trough. While environmental conditions are expected to be unfavorable for development … read more

  • Commission shuts down “haphazard” move to revisit Navarre Park improvements loan

    More than 30 supporters of Panhandle Butterfly House showed up at today’s Santa Rosa County Commission meeting to support the organization’s planned new facility after Commissioner Sam Parker asked fellow commissioners to revisit last fall’s decision to fund certain Navarre Park improvements. Roughly eight months ago Santa Rosa County Commissioners unanimously approved taking out a … read more

  • Effort fails to preserve commercial property inside Navarre Beach Park

    The Trust for Public Land’s effort to preserve a vacant, privately held 5.74-acre parcel located inside Navarre Beach Marine Park has failed for a lack of funding, Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Bob Cole announced this morning. “I received a letter from Liberies Law Firm,” Cole said at the beginning of the May 21 commission … read more

  • Effort fails to preserve commercial land inside Navarre Beach Park

    The Trust for Public Land’s effort to preserve a vacant, privately held 5.74-acre parcel located inside Navarre Beach Marine Park has failed for a lack of funding, Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Bob Cole announced this morning. “I received a letter from Liberies Law Firm,” Cole said at the beginning of the May 21 commission … read more