• Chamber faces termination of lease

    Santa Rosa County’s tourism industry has spiked 170 percent since 2009, and that growth has created the need for more staff at the county’s tourist development office, resulting in the proposed termination of the Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce’s leased office spaces inside the county’s south end Visitor Information Center. The chamber has been leasing … read more

  • Navarre man missing

    Missing – Endangered Person The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is currently working a missing – endangered person investigation. Phillip Andrew Wood DOB: 2/24/71 – 46 years of age White Male 5’9” tall 260 lbs Grey hair Blue eyes Vehicle: 2007 White Honda Civic GSI-R63 Florida Tag Last seen 4:45 am on July 16 at … read more

  • County admin pushes $800K cut for law enforcement

    Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson during today’s budget hearing pleaded with Santa Rosa County Commissioners to fund his agency’s initial budget request instead of reducing it by roughly $800,000 as suggested by County Administrator Tony Gomillion. In the end, commissioners sent Gomillion back to the drawing board to better work out the gap between … read more

  • County budget climbs to $140 million

    Santa Rosa County’s budgeted revenues have increased from $100 million in 2014 to $140 million projected for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1. Per its 2018 tentative annual budget, the county expects to generate roughly $51 million in property tax revenue during fiscal year 2018 at the current millage rate. “New to this year’s … read more

  • FDOT reschedules maintenance activities

    Due to inclement weather conditions maintenance operations are rescheduled on the following state roads in Santa Rosa County. U.S. 98 (Pensacola Bay Bridge) Sign Maintenance- Eastbound lane closure on the east end of the bridge from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 18 as crews perform sign maintenance. State Road (S.R.) 4 Routine Bridge … read more

  • Golf tourney yields $12,626 for weekend food program

    Congratulations to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office team, which won the tournament! Players included (left to right): Randy Tifft, Jimmy Cotton, Kyle Gillman and Steve Bobe Weekend Food Program Co-Director Michelle Abrams is pleased to announce that $12,626 was raised at last weeks Weekend Food Program Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament held at The Club at … read more

  • “Drug dealer” arrested after reporting cocaine theft to police

    A Fort Walton Beach man called the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Sunday morning to report that someone had stolen a baggie of cocaine and cash from his car. 32-year old David Blackmon of 119 Carson Drive, who identified himself as a drug dealer, told the responding deputy that someone entered his car while it was … read more