• Zoning Board Denies Recommendation for QuickTrip Truck Stop in Bagdad

    Bagdad residents have mounted opposition to the proposed zoning change, starting an online petition and other efforts to stop it The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board on September 14 denied recommending a proposed rezoning for a future truck stop on Garcon Point Road. County Commissioners on September 28 will make a final decision on the … read more

  • Commissioners Delay Impact Fee Talks, Plan to Remove Alternative Subdivisions

    Citing national economic woes, Santa Rosa County Commissioners during last night’s budget hearing adopted the 2023-2024 budget and voted to postpone impact fee discussions until October 2024. District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker’s motion to delay reconsideration of impact fees passed by a 4-1 vote with District 2 Commissioner Kerry Smith in opposition. “(Impact fees) will … read more

  • Drug House Seized

    Santa Rosa County now has ownership of a former drug house located at 5912 Congress Street in Midway after Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office filed to seize the property, citing it was used in violation of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.  Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson this morning hosted a press conference from the … read more

  • OPINION: FWC Should Relocate Problematic Bears from Holley

    Recent photo of bear cubs on Gordon Evans Road in Holley. Residents along the roadway tell us they see this family of bears daily and have to deal with them wandering into their garages. Problems with Florida Black Bears in Holley have been escalating in recent years, and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission … read more

  • Hurlburt Field Airpark to Open to Public in Spring 2024

    For the first time in more than 20 years, Hurlburt Field plans to open its airpark to the general public in spring 2024, allowing visitors to see the aircraft first-hand and learn more about the history of Air Force Special Operations Command. “We are dedicated to preserving the legacy of our Air Commandos and we … read more

  • Holley Man Jailed for Arson and Aggravated Battery after Boat Ramp Fight over Ex-Girlfriend

    Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office around 11:23 p.m., August 25 responded to a residence at 3115 Holley Point Road after a report of a 1992 Chevy pickup fire which had resulted in an additional fire to a 2006 Ford F-250. Holley-Navarre Fire District told police they were unable to locate a battery or electrical issue … read more

  • Holley-Navarre Water System Employees Ready for Release of $40K Forensic Audit Results

    Around 100 employees work for Holley-Navarre Water System and its two subsidiaries, and many of those staffers say they’re eager for the release of results from a forensic audit, hoping it will help put an end to allegations of corruption at their workplace. A draft report of those results has been provided to board members … read more