• Man Called “Douchebag” by Santa Rosa Deputy during Controversial Arrest

    Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has once again attracted negative national attention from Civil Rights Auditor Rights Crispy, following a January 10 traffic stop in Milton. It’s the third time since January 2022 that Rights Crispy has spotlighted the agency on his YouTube channel. So far the video he shared last week of the January … read more

  • OPINION: Navarre Commissioner’s Private “Roundtable” Meetings Spark Sunshine Law Concerns

    Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Ray Eddington on February 25 conducted a Citizens Roundtable meeting. That meeting was not publicly noticed, and only around 12 citizens were invited to attend, according to an email circulated amongst attendees. Pensacola Mayor D.C. Reeves in January stood up a similar advisory group. However, Reeves ensured the meeting … read more

  • Navarre Market Cools as Pace Growth Explodes

    So far this year Santa Rosa County has received 390 permits for residential homes, and 46% of all new home construction is taking place in Pace, which is growing more than four times faster than other areas of the county. According to Santa Rosa County Development Services records, the East Milton area generated 11.5% of … read more

  • Chumuckla Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty after Malnourished Dog and Dead Cat Found

    ***WARNING: This story contains information some readers might find disturbing*** Santa Rosa County Crime Stoppers earlier this week issued a bulletin, stating Sara Ann Allstot, 30, was wanted for Animal Cruelty. Shortly thereafter she turned herself into Santa Rosa County Jail. According to police reports, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office on March 11 was dispatched … read more

  • Counties Asked to Support Smaller Medical Examiner Facility

    Santa Rosa County Commissioners during their March 20 committee meeting were presented information on a scaled-down version of a proposed new District One Medical Examiner’s facility, and the board voiced 4-1 support for the revision with District 3 Commissioner James Calkins in opposition. “I think everybody here wants a good facility at a good cost,” … read more

  • Coast Guard Searching for Missing Milton Man

       The Coast Guard, along with state and local responders, are searching for a missing boater near Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Tuesday. Missing is a 29-year-old Pete Griffin, a white male with black hair, last seen wearing a camo jacket and jeans. According to family members of Griffin, another male who was aboard the … read more

  • Governor DeSantis Appoints Local Attorney to First Judicial Circuit Judge

    Photo credit Brooks Warrick & Associates   Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday announced he has appointed Steven Warrick, of Gulf Breeze, to serve as Judge on the First Judicial Circuit Court.   Warrick has been a partner at Brooks, Warrick & Associates, P.A. since 2008. Previously, he was an associate at Fitzgerald & Brooks, … read more