• FWC Seeks Bear Response Contractors

    Florida Black Bear cubs in Holley. Photo by Romi White. Are you interested in black bears and helping people avoid conflicts with them? Do you have a flexible work schedule and have a vehicle that can tow a small trailer? If you answered yes, you might be a great fit as a bear response contractor for … read more

  • 24th SOW Special Tactics Airman receives Silver and Bronze Stars

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, presents the Bronze Star Medal to Master Sgt. Cory Haggett, a special tactics operator with the 23d Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing, during a ceremony May 13, 2022, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Haggett was also presented the Silver Star … read more

  • Three Generations of Panther Baseball

    Milton High School is known for its tradition, and one local family now has three generations Panther baseball players who have all played as catcher. ā€œI never thought Iā€™d see my son then grandson play on the same field and in the same position as me 60 years later,ā€ said Holley resident Mickey Broxson. Broxson … read more

  • Countywide Candidates Submit April 2022 Reports

    With April campaign reports turned in, candidates are turning their eyes toward the final stretch ahead of the August 23 primary election. Qualification week takes place in June, and mail out ballots are distributed in July ahead of early voting, which will begin August 8. Two Santa Rosa County Commission seats are up for grabs, … read more

  • Pace Student Wins Statewide Art Contest

    Ramona Lungu, a 6th Grader at Thomas L. Sims Middle School in Pace, won the middle school division for her art. In honor of Earth Day 2022, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosted an art competition for students in the fourth to 12th grades. The art contest theme ā€“ “What do you love … read more

  • Challenger Withdraws from, Endorses Piech for District 4 Commission Race

    Republican Paul Gault on May 6 announced he was suspending his campaign and endorsing incumbent Dave Piech for the Santa Rosa County District 4 County Commission race. Per the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections website, Gault has not yet officially withdrawn.  The SOE website shows Piech, a Republican, who prefiled for re-election in February … read more

  • Sheriff’s Office Audio Reveals Officers Decided About Donkey Running Loose

    Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (SRSO) has released audio from dispatch calls received April 12 related to a donkey, running loose on Deaton Bridge Road, which was put down by a livestock contractor, who was arrested in related to the incident. The calls seem to contradict a previous press release and social media post from … read more