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  • New Navarre Beach hotel announces leadership ahead of opening

    Atlanta-based Hotel Equities named the following top members of its leadership team at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre located in Navarre, Florida.   Kristin Iversen serves as the General Manager and Angie Lee is the Director of Sales.  Kristin Iversen, General Manager Angie Lee, Director of Sales Owned by TTN, Inc., the 161-room, all-suites hotel … read more

  • Crime

    SRCSO gets new recruit

    The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy, and he’s not what you’d expect. He doesn’t have handcuffs strapped to his waist, although he does wear some law enforcement gear. The recruit is a Dutch Shepherd named Ziggy. On Tuesday, the recruit officially started his career with the sheriff’s office, where he is … read more

  • Two candidates prefile for District 2 Commission seat

    If current Santa Rosa County District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole decides to seek another term in 2018 he will face off against at least two challengers — Wallis Mahute and Tammy Jo Brown.  Both challengers have prefiled for the race and are residents of East Milton. Cole has not yet prefiled for re-election. Cole defeated … read more

  • Schools could shift back to seven-period days

    Santa Rosa County Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick at the January 13 Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast announced his recommendation that district schools revert back to seven periods. The move would add 30 minutes to the day for elementary and high school students during the 2017-2018 school year. Teachers would continue working 7.5-hour days. … read more

  • 53 applicants for new $115K county position

    Santa Rosa County Administrator Tony Gomillion created a firestorm of criticism when he created a new assistant county administrator position for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Before the job opening closed Dec. 2, 53 applications were submitted for the position, which will pay up to $115,000 per year. Gomillion was hired in January 4, 2016 at an … read more

  • New schools eyed for south Santa Rosa

    The school district owns roughly 46 acres just west of Edgewood Drive in Navarre (outlined triangular parcel). The site could be the future home of a new school facility, although Wyrosdick said no site determination has yet been made. Santa Rosa County District Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick told attendees at yesterday’s Greater Navarre Area Chamber … read more

  • Crime

    GB man arrested for burglary

    A 29-year-old Gulf Breeze man was arrested for Burglary and four counts of Larceny after he allegedly broke into his own neighbor’s home last month and stole a gun, several pieces of sports memorabilia and a credit card. During a nearly month-long investigation, law enforcement officials were able to positively ID the suspect, Kyle Kochelek, … read more