• Santa Rosa Schools Changes Quarantines after New Florida Surgeon General Rules

    Santa Rosa Schools Superintendent Karen Barber this afternoon participated in a Zoom meeting with school and district administrators, following yesterday’s appointment of new Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, who today said asymptomatic students may attend school without restriction after being exposed to COVID-19. Subsequently, the district has updated its quarantine policy. Previously guidance through … read more

  • Former Human Trafficking Site Turned Into Shop to Help Victims

    On November 14, 2019, a Pensacola operator of multiple massage parlors plead guilty to charges of human trafficking. One location was in Gulf Breeze, Florida. On April 1, 2021, Magdalene’s, Inc., took possession of that Gulf Breeze building at 3268 Fordham Pkwy. The new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is dedicated to serving adult women survivors of sex trafficking … read more

  • Milton United Co-Founder Faces Arrest for Street Fight

    Summer Merricks with her husband, Chris, representing Milton United, a youth organization aimed to promote racial unity, at the May 2021 unveiling of the City of Milton’s Milton Cube project. City of Milton photo. Milton Police Department confirms a judge has signed a warrant for the arrest of Milton United Co-Founder Summer Merricks, following last … read more

  • Navarre Needs Help

    A 2013 photo shows Ortega Street closed due to stormwater drainage problems. Ortega Street over the years has been closed multiple times due to flooding, including last week when multiple cars became stalled in standing stormwater. South Santa Rosa News file photo. Navarre residents’ number one priority is infrastructure, according to a survey conducted by … read more

  • Local Challenge 22 Event Aims to End Vet Suicides

    The Inaugural local Challenge 22 Event, a fundraiser organized to help eliminate roughly 22 veteran suicides which happen each day, is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at Navarre Park. Jason Skobel, director of Navarre’s American Legion Riders Chapter 282, heard about a Challenge 22 event hosted by American Legion Post 63 in Winter Garden, Florida. … read more

  • Gulf Power Foundation contributes $100K to NW FL schools to create educational opportunities for students

    Seven school districts in Northwest Florida will receive grants from the Gulf Power Foundation, totaling $100,000 to support education efforts throughout the region. For the approximately 28,000 students and 2,080 teachers at the 35 schools in the Santa Rosa County School District, the Gulf Power grant will fund 15 different teacher grants ranging from artistic … read more

  • Driver Intentionally Hits Deputy During High-Speed Pursuit

    Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a burglary in progress at a home on First Avenue in Laurel Hill last night became involved in pursuit after a car was spotted leaving the scene at high speed. When a deputy attempted a traffic stop on the car, it took off, reaching speeds of 100 miles … read more