• Thanksgiving “exceptionally dangerous” time for house fires

    Thanksgiving is a day set aside for expressing gratitude, sharing with others and spending time with loved ones. However, Thanksgiving is also an exceptionally dangerous time of the year for house fires. According to U.S. Fire Administration, for each year from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 2,400 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the … read more

  • FDOT seeks public input on 5-year plan

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Three will host an online public hearing for the department’s tentative five year work program from 9 a.m. CST, Monday, Dec. 3 through 9 a.m. CST Monday, Dec. 10. Plans, maps, and other information will be available The hearing will be held to present and receive input on … read more

  • Williamson officially hired as new CEO of Holley-Navarre Water System

    Holley Navarre Water System’s Board of Directors this morning confirmed it has officially hired Rob Williamson, former District 4 Santa Rosa County Commissioner and long-time area business owner, to serve as the utility’s Chief Executive Officer, beginning December 1. Williamson will fill a newly created position, overseeing all operations of the Holley Navarre Water System, … read more

  • Milton Quality Bakery Named Sweetest Bakery In Florida

    Bakery manufacturer and ingredient supplier Dawn Foods recently announced the winners of its annual Sweetest Bakery in America contest and local favorite Milton Quality Bakery took top honors for Florida.   Milton Quality Bakery is a fourth generation family-owned bakery that has been serving Milton, Fla. and surrounding communities for more than 50 years. Frances … read more

  • Clerk over six years returns more than $2M in unspent revenues to county

    For fiscal year 2017/18, the Santa Rosa County Clerk of Court and Comptroller returned unspent revenues of $576,727.37 to the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners. This makes the sixth consecutive year since taking office, the Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Donald C. Spencer has returned unspent revenues to … read more

  • Manual recount today in Santa Rosa — mismatched signature deadline extended thru Saturday

    The Santa Rosa County Canvassing Board will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 to conduct a manual recount for the races of U.S. Senate and Commissioner of Agriculture. This meeting will supersede the meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. for the 10-day overseas ballots. The 10-day overseas and official results certification meeting will be … read more

  • Property Appraiser Greg Brown’s office wins prestigious award for innovation and service

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is pleased to announce that the Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office in Milton, Fla., is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Assessment Jurisdiction Award. The office is led by Property Appraiser Greg Brown, Certified Florida Appraiser, who has been a member of IAAO … read more