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Santa Rosa County Commissioner charged with Sunshine violation

Santa Rosa County Commissioner charged with Sunshine violation

State Attorney Bill Eddins has charged Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole with a non-criminal violation of the Government-in-Sunshine Law. It is punishable by a fine not exceeding $500. Cole is a member of the Milton Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board. Prior to a Jan. 15 meeting, he [...]

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

Escambia teacher has fewer classroom teachers and school administrators evaluated as highly effective than the state averages, according to a report issued this week by Florida Department of Education. Across the state, 42.4 percent of the classroom teachers were evaluated highly effective, [...]

ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

ECUA prepares to take over solid waste collection in north Santa Rosa County

North Santa Rosa County residents will need to make preparations for a change in solid waste collection services on Jan. 2, when Emerald Coast Utilities Authority will be expanding its services north of Yellow River. ECUA will begin delivering new garbage and recycling containers to north Santa [...]

Early voting: Escambia 4,354 votes cast, Santa Rosa 3,742

Early voting: Escambia 4,354 votes cast, Santa Rosa 3,742

Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford reports that 4,354 people cast their votes during the Early Voting period for the August 25 primary. In Santa Rosa County,  Supervisor Tappie Villane reports 3,742 early votes and 2,777 absentee ballots received.    ESCAMBIA [...]

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Gulf Breeze teacher Charlene Mauro with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator. The ceremony at the White house included 17 teachers and 60 students [...]

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

WEAR TV reports Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is planning some upgrades thanks to the influx of cash from Escambia County for housing the Escambia inmates. Since the Escambia County Jail exploded in April, inmates have been sent to Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton County jails. Escambia [...]

NorthEscambia reports suspected murderer caught in Alabama

NorthEscambia reports suspected murderer caught in Alabama

NorthEscambia.com reports Derrick Ray Thompson, the person of interest in a weekend double murder in Santa Rosa County, is now behind bars. He was arrested without incident in Troy, AL, on a Bay County warrant for homicide in the death of Allen Johnson, a former deputy and owner of the strip club [...]

Rep. Broxson requests Jayer Williamson replace his father on commission

Rep. Doug Broxson (R-Midway), on behalf of the Santa Rosa County Legislative Delegation, has requested Jayer Williamson to be appointed to the Santa Rosa County Commission District 1 seat. The vacancy was created when his father, Jim Williamson, stepped down shortly before he passed away this [...]

Chopped, Santa Rosa County version

Chopped, Santa Rosa County version

Taking inspiration from the competitive cooking show “Chopped,” Sodexo is hosting Santa Rosa County School District’s first Chopped Competition. State Rep. Doug Broxson (R-Midway), Sheriff Wendell Hall, and Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick will battle it out in two cooking rounds with mystery [...]

McDermott files of Santa Rosa County Commission seat

Press Release: Navarre business operator Andrea McDermott has filed to run for the Santa Rosa County Commission, District 4 seat. McDermott is a Community Association Manager for seven properties in Santa Rosa County, including five on Navarre Beach. They include Beachview, By The Sea, [...]

Nine hate crimes committed in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

Nine hate crimes committed in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

Attorney General Pam Bondi released on Monday the 2011 Hate Crimes in Florida Report, which includes detailed information on the types of hate crimes being committed throughout the state. During the 2011 calendar year, 139 hate crimes were reported by 58 of the 407 local law enforcement agencies [...]

Gulf Power uses ECUA water

Press Release: Gulf Power using millions of gallons of reclaimed water from ECUA Millions of gallons of reclaimed water now are flowing from ECUA to Gulf Power, affirming a partnership that is bringing cleaner air and water to Northwest Florida. Gulf Power’s Plant Crist has started [...]

Santa Rosa To Sell All Of Its Glass

John Tonkin, executive director of the Santa Rosa County Clean Community System, Inc., tells IN that on Friday it will begin selling all of the  county’s recycled glass. “One hundred percent of the glass collected in Santa Rosa County is processed by the (pulverizing) machine,” he says. [...]

Brown Investigation Moved To PC

The investigation into the alledged theft of campaign signs involving State House Dist. 1 candidates Greg Brown Jr. and Doug Broxson has been moved to the State Attorney's Office in Panama City. In a press release today, State Attorney Bill Eddins says the case was moved to the 14th District [...]

Gaetz report

The following is the Friday report from State Sen. Don Gaetz. The only exception I have is that we were told that BP initially responded with six two-man crews, but maybe they upped the number when BP heard girls in bikinis were on the beach: For Immediate Release June 4, 2010 Dear [...]

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba contact them to find who they were, what were their levels of expertise and how long they have been working with British Petroleum. Four of them took his phone [...]

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

The state pulled today its approval of Santa Rosa County's plan to boom the Pensacola Bay and Bob Sikes bridges just the County Commission was preparing to review and approve a bid for the job. The booming plan had been submitted last Saturday, May 1 and approved Wednesday, May 5 - the day after [...]

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