• New Navarre Bridge Discussion Resurfaces

    For years the construction of a new Navarre Beach Bridge across Santa Rosa Sound at the southern terminus of Hwy. 87 S has been discussed by local and state leaders.  Six years after public workshops hosted by the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization included a new bridge for Navarre Beach in the organization’s “2040 Needs Plan,” … read more

  • Will Commissioners Hold Their Administration Accountable for County’s Failure to Submit Road Money Paperwork?

    The five men elected to be responsible for Santa Rosa County are District 3 Commissioner James Calkins, District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker, District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole, District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech and District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Santa Rosa County’s elected commissioners to hold their $140,000 per year … read more

  • Vax versus Masks

    Dr. Joel Rudman of Holley-Navarre Medical Center, is pushing for locals to get vaccinated and stop wearing masks, and he supports the school district ending masks requirements for students. Photo by Romi White The Santa Rosa County School Board on April 20 is hosting a workshop to review COVID-19 mitigation strategies, including the existing mask … read more

  • April 24 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    Do you have prescription medications in your home that have expired? That you no longer use? Or that you don’t want? Are you wondering how you can dispose of them? The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) joins CDAC Behavioral Healthcare in encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unwanted, and … read more

  • Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Honors Park Ranger for Saving Two Lives

    Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh presented National Park Service’s Gulf Islands National Seashore Park Ranger Andrew Robinson with a Citizens Life Saving Award for heroic action he took on Saturday, March 27, resulting in a double water rescue. According to Fureigh, Robinson responded to a male and female being pulled away from shore … read more

  • County Administrator Denied Santa Rosa Failed to Apply for State Road Funding

    Following the abrupt firing of Santa Rosa County’s former Public Works Director last summer and the subsequent departure of its Assistant Public Works Director, Santa Rosa County failed to apply by March 12 for state funding to improve roadways. County Administrator Dan Schebler yesterday asserted that the county had applied; however, the Florida Department of … read more

  • 12-Year DUI Manslaughter Sentence in Fatal Hwy. 87 S Crash in Holley

    State Attorney Ginger Bowden Madden announced that on April 13, 2021, in Santa Rosa County, Circuit Court Judge John Simon sentenced Lakeisha Yvonne Waiters to serve 12 years in prison followed by 3 years of probation for DUI Manslaughter. On September 18, 2020, while operating a Ford F-150 pickup truck southbound on State Road 87, … read more