• DeSantis requests increased federal cost share following Hurricane Michael upgrade

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on April 19 sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting an increase in the federal cost share from 75 percent to 90 percent for the remainder of Hurricane Michael recovery. This request follows the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s announcement that Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 5 … read more

  • Search continues for missing snorkeler

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit this morning continued the search for a snorkeler who disappeared Sunday evening off the Destin east jetty. Friends say the 28-year old tourist was with a group of snorkelers when they noticed he was missing during a head count around 6:30 p.m. The OCSO Dive Team searched for … read more

  • Governor DeSantis speaks at Gulf Power Economic Symposium

    Governor Ron DeSantis today outlined his economic priorities while speaking at the Gulf Power Economic Symposium in Miramar Beach. The Symposium is focused on strengthening collaboration across Northwest Florida communities and fostering discussions and engagement in community and economic opportunities.   “We are taking bold steps to strengthen our economy and create new opportunities for … read more

  • Marine Science Station awarded $95K grant for water-quality monitoring

    The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station announced today that it has been awarded a roughly $95,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a Santa Rosa Sound water-monitoring project. The NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training grant will be coupled with an 18-percent match, totaling $115,000 toward the project, which is titled “Empowering … read more

  • New restaurant approved for Hidden Creek

    The Holley-Navarre Water System board of directors on Tuesday approved a lease for Black Skimmer Grille to operate at The Club at Hidden Creek. The new restaurant is expected to open by mid-May. “Our goal is to make this place Navarre’s version of Cheers with good burgers and bar food,” said Andrew Suthers, a graduate … read more

  • County to enforce sign ordinances

    Illegal feather flag (left) and snipe signs (right) on county right-of-way Santa Rosa County on Tuesday sent out a request for locals to abide by county sign ordinances. Land Development Code (Article 8) prohibits the use of snipe signs on public property or feather flags on private property.  Per county officials, Santa Rosa County’s code … read more

  • Congressman Gaetz to host Military Academy Night at Navarre High

    Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) on Tuesday, April 23 will host the Military Academy Night at Navarre High School in Navarre, Florida. Congressman Gaetz, along with representatives from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, will give presentations regarding the military academy application and nominations process. Congressman Gaetz, his staff, and military representatives will also be … read more