Santa Rosa County, FL

Santa Rosa County,

Santa Rosa Zoning Board endorses changes to land development code

Healthy Gulf joins Save Our Soundside and Citizen Coalition in celebrating Santa Rosa Zoning Board decisions. At Thursday night’s special meeting the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board recommended two key changes be made to the County’s proposed new land development code (LDC). These changes are significant in that the recommendations represent a departure from elements of the code previously endorsed by the Board of County Commissioners. The proposed changes are:
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Santa Rosa County, FLWEAR

Santa Rosa County teacher, coach passes away

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. -- A teacher and coach in Santa Rosa County passed away Tuesday morning. School officials announced the passing of John Viveiros, who was a teacher at Avalon Middle School and coach for the Pace Patriots baseball team. "Our Patriots are heartbroken at the news of our...
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Gulf Breeze, FLWEAR

Gulf Islands National Seashore closing due to severe weather

GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- Gulf Islands National Seashore is closed beginning Friday due to the tropical storm approaching the Northwest Florida area. the Davis Bayou Area and barrier islands in Mississippi. J. Earle Bowden Way, Highway 399 will remain open. A mandatory evacuation of the Fort Pickens Campground and Davis...

Several homes damaged by weather in Pace

Pace, Fla. (WEAR) — At least five homes have been damaged by weather in Pace, as Tropical Storm Claudette moves in on the Gulf Coast. Santa Rosa County officials tell Channel 3 News no injuries have been reported, but two people have been displaced. It's not clear if the damage...
Santa Rosa County,

OPINION: A Warning to All Santa Rosa School Board employees

A Warning to All Santa Rosa School Board Employees. Head’s up Santa Rosa School District teachers and staff, your personal items can be searched on school campus – without your permission or knowledge. We have confirmed purses, garbage and other items have been searched without any notification to the employees – beforehand or afterward.
Navarre, FLWEAR

Navarre Pier closed Saturday due to Tropical Storm Claudette

Navarre, Fla. (WEAR) — The Navarre Beach Pier is closed Satruday, June 19 due to dangerous weather conditions from Tropical Storm Claudette, according to Santa Rosa County officials. Normal hours and operations are expected to resume Sunday. Channel 3 News is tracking reported damage in Santa Rosa County from the...

7000 Pine Blossom Rd

Beautiful wooded tract of land just north of Milton, FL. Located in Santa Rosa County and just a short distance from Pace, Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. This would make an excellent housing development or secluded estate lot. Small stream and stately oaks on the property. Don't miss this one. Listing...
Navarre, FLWEAR

Deputies investigate drive-by shooting in Navarre

NAVARRE, Fla. -- Deputies are investigating a drive-by shooting in Navarre Tuesday morning. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office says it happened on Blue Jack Dr. Deputies say one home was hit with bullets. There are no reports of injuries. Deputies received a call Monday night for a noise complaint...
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SRSO: Navarre drive-by shooting leaves 13 bullet holes in home

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation into a drive-by shooting that left 13 bullet holes in a Navarre home on Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the shooting, and no arrests had been made as of noon Tuesday. SRSO spokesman Sgt. Rich Aloy told the...

Tourism Revenues to Fund Extra Life Guards on Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach is on par to shatter the existing tourism records, and that is creating a public safety need for more life guards. But tourism revenues will be used to cover the cost of more life guards who will also work longer hours. Two years ago the county decided to...

SRCSO: Child dies after being left in locked vehicle in Pace

PACE, Fla. (WALA) -- In Santa Rosa County, Fla., an investigation is ongoing as after it was determined a child died after having been left in a locked vehicle for several hours. On June 9 at approximately 7:45 pm, a 911 call was taken by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s...
East Milton,

New Medical Examiner Facility to be Constructed on Hwy. 87 S

Construction for a new facility for the First Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner is planned at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10 on Hwy. 87 S in East Milton. Interim Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Deanna Oleski on Tuesday discussed the project with Santa Rosa County Commissioners during the board’s first 2021-2022 fiscal year budget workshop.