• Rep. Williamson seeks students for House Page & Messenger Program

    Florida House District 3 Representative Jayer Williamson has announced that the Florida House of Representatives Page & Messenger programs for the 2020 legislative session priority deadline for consideration is at 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 5 at 5 p.m. Williamson supports the state-run Page & Messenger programs for students in 6th through 12th grades that provide … read more

  • Navarre Woman Arrested for Exploiting Senior

    Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, in conjunction with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, today arrested a Navarre woman for exploitation and misuse of a power of attorney of an elderly person. Following an investigation by Attorney General Moody’s MFCU, the FWBPD brought Sabrina Shelton, a former employee at a skilled nursing … read more

  • Santa Rosa County seeks volunteers to fill zoning board and other vacancies

    Santa Rosa County is currently seeking applicants for various advisory boards and committees. Any resident of Santa Rosa County who would like to be considered for appointment to one of the boards or committees listed below should complete the county’s online application. Members of these boards and committees must abide by applicable Florida laws including … read more

  • Butterfly House and UF students to host plant sale

    Following its dismantling from Navarre Park, the Panhandle Butterfly House will be relocating to the Pensacola State College/University of Florida Milton campus, located at 5988 Hwy. 90 in Milton. The University of Florida Horticulture Student Club and the Panhandle Butterfly House will be having a fall plant sale Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 … read more

  • Navarre wins Monday night game in Tallahassee

    Marlon Courney (1) finds Jaden Rivera (15) on a screen pass (by Jay Phillips) Navarre travelled to Tallahassee and beat Leon 31-28 on Monday. The game between Navarre (5-4) and Leon (3-5) was originally scheduled for last Friday, but the threat of hurricane Nestor got the game postponed until Monday. “You can tell we were … read more

  • SPOUT OFF – County staffer pens “Trolls and Their Toll” research paper while on county clock

    Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Brandi Bates wrote the following research paper entitled “Trolls and Their Toll on the Social Media Bridge of Communications.” “The paper was from my three week FEMA Master PIO course,” Bates said, noting FEMA paid for flights, bus and lodging. Bates, however, admitted she was on the county clock … read more

  • South Santa Rosa News announces a new weekly feature

    South Santa Rosa News is launching a new feature called “Just Asking!” It will appear online and in our opinion page and is designed to be an interactive watchdog effort. Readers can submit questions about possible local government waste to For the debut we are asking why a county budget office employee, Henry Brewton, … read more