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Santa Rosa County


Podcast: Wyrosdick on International STEM Symposium

January 26, 2017

Santa Rosa School Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick discusses the International STEM Symposium that his school district and Discovery Education are hosting next week During the invite-only professional development event, education thought-leaders from across the United States will gather at…


Santa Rosa receives $46,050 Defense Reinvestment Grant

October 4, 2016

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners received a $46,050 Defense Reinvestment Grant for protecting and enhancing military missions and a $300,000 Defense Infrastructure Grant for base buffering efforts at NAS Whiting Field through Florida’s…


Santa Rosa County DROP report

August 17, 2016

Another very simple report on the Deferred Retirement Option Plan. Elected officials are allowed to enter DROP but can not collect until after they leave office.…


2015 Tough Mudder Race had $1.5M impact

July 11, 2016

Santa Rosa County and the surrounding northwest Florida area saw a generous economic impact from this spring’s Tough Mudder event. Nearly 6,000 participants turned out for the hardcore obstacle endurance course held at the Ates Ranch…

Escambia County

Century and Milton receive DEO planning grants

June 29, 2016

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) recently awarded Community Planning Technical Assistance grants to 43 local governments and regional planning councils, benefiting 92 communities across Florida. In Escambia County, the Town of Century received a…


Santa Rosa approves RESTORE projects

February 10, 2016

After a 45-day public review and comment period, the Santa Rosa County Commissioners approved submittal of the Santa Rosa County Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYIP) to the U.S. Treasury. The plan includes 15 projects representing a range…


UWF warns of Zika fever, Santa Rosa case confirmed

February 5, 2016

Mission sent out by UWF to facility and students: Due to a case of Zika fever recently confirmed in Santa Rosa County, the University of West Florida has been closely monitoring potential effects of the illness.…


Santa Rosa finalist catching heat at current job

October 29, 2015

Jackson County Administrator Ted Lakey, one of the finalist for the Santa Rosa county administrator job, is in a fight to keep his current job. On Tuesday night, Jackson County Commissioner Eric Hill made a motion…


Bob Cole pleads no contest to Sunshine violation

October 13, 2015

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that on October 12, 2015 Santa Rosa County Commissioner Robert A. “Bob” Cole entered a plea of no contest to one count of a non-criminal violation of the Florida Sunshine…


Jayer Williamson and his political future

October 7, 2015

Santa Rosa County Jayer Williamson talks about his political future on “Pensacola Speaks.” He has announced that he will forego another term. He will not run in 2016 for his commission seat. Instead, he will run…


Escambia County teachers grade below state average

December 12, 2014

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…