• OPINION: A Warning to All Santa Rosa School Board employees

    A Warning to All Santa Rosa School Board Employees Head’s up Santa Rosa School District teachers and staff, your personal items can be searched on school campus – without your permission or knowledge. We have confirmed purses, garbage and other items have been searched without any notification to the employees – beforehand or afterward. According … read more

  • New Playground Equipment Installed at Mom’s Beach on Pensacola Beach

    The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m. to officially unveil the newly-constructed children’s playground on “Mom’s Beach.” The new play park is located just north of Key Sailing within the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound. The Shady Acres playground set, measuring … read more

  • Vietnam War Hero, Beloved Navarre Icon Bill Pullum Leaves Lasting Legacy

    The Navarre community was brought to its knees this week with news that Bill Pullum passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 13. The seemingly larger-than-life man left an indelible mark on Santa Rosa County during his 73 years, creating profound, positive changes which have already impacted multiple generations. William A. “Bill” Pullum … read more

  • Tourism Revenues to Fund Extra Life Guards on Navarre Beach

    Navarre Beach is on par to shatter the existing tourism records, and that is creating a public safety need for more life guards. But tourism revenues will be used to cover the cost of more life guards who will also work longer hours. Two years ago the county decided to outsource life guards via Navarre … read more

  • New Medical Examiner Facility to be Constructed on Hwy. 87 S

    Construction for a new facility for the First Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner is planned at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10 on Hwy. 87 S in East Milton. Interim Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Deanna Oleski on Tuesday discussed the project with Santa Rosa County Commissioners during the board’s first 2021-2022 fiscal year budget workshop. … read more

  • UPDATE: County Considers Kayak Launch on Bay Street in Gulf Breeze

    Residents want to use this county-owned waterfront property on Bay Street to launch kayaks and paddle boards. Photo by Romi White. As a result of the county administration’s December closure of the Holley Point Boat Ramp, which was reopened in February after public outcry, South Santa Rosa News discovered multiple other county-owned waterfront parcels which … read more

  • Navarre Beach Dad Arrested in Drowning Death of One-Year-Old Girl

    Tracy Colton Potter, 29, of Navarre Beach, was booked into Santa Rosa County Jail around 1:35 a.m. on June 14 on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated negligent homicide of a child. Police say he committed culpable negligence by failing to supervise his one-year-old daughter, Makennah, resulting in her death, per his arrest report. The … read more