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Apr 3, 2023

Santa Rosa Medical Center holds Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive

To help address hunger in the community, and to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day April 2, Santa Rosa Medical Center is donating 464 jars of peanut butter, and one jar of jelly, to Feeding the Gulf Coast.

Mar 13, 2023

Strategic plan targets internet, housing and road needs

Internet availability and speed, workforce housing, and transportation infrastructure topped business stakeholders’ concerns in Santa Rosa County’s updated economic development strategic plan. Jay Garner of Garner Economics LLC presented “Leading Through Action,” the follow-up to the firm’s 2017 report, “Building a Better Santa Rosa County,” at a Feb. 23 workshop.

Feb 7, 2023

FPL brings Santa Rosa County solar energy center online

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) brought 10 new solar energy centers online throughout Florida Feb. 1. FPL now has 60 solar energy centers installed statewide – capable of generating enough clean, emissions-free energy to power approximately 900,000 homes throughout the state.

Jan 27, 2023

A look inside Amazon’s Milton delivery station

Amazon expanded to Milton Nov. 9, 2022, and opened a delivery station at the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park in East Milton off U.S. Highway 90.

In January, Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new Amazon distribution center, welcoming the company to the community.

The facility is more than 80,000 square feet and was previously a call center for Navy Federal Credit Union. Amazon completely remodeled the building’s interior to accommodate a conveyance system, sort zones, route staging areas, a multi-faith room, mothers’ room, breakroom, training room and office space.

Jan 17, 2023

Destin businessman remaking SR 87 corridor in East Milton

It’s all about explosive growth in East Milton. “This is an investment company buying up this property (along State Road 87 between Fortune and Hickory Hammock roads in East Milton),” Mark Siner, president and owner of Choctaw Engineering in Fort Walton Beach, told the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board at its meeting Jan. 12.

Jan 10, 2023

3 things to know: TDC January meeting

With the first month of 2023 upon us, government and community organizations are planning out the new year. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC), which is part of the Tourism Development Office, is one of those organizations.

Jan 9, 2023

Buffalo Rock expanding into Santa Rosa County

Buffalo Rock, the nation’s largest single family-owned Pepsi and Dr Pepper bottlers, announced its expansion into Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office (SREDO) announced today the  iconic beverage company has agreed to purchase 47 acres of property at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10 for a new distribution facility.

Jan 2, 2023

Gas prices could face roller coaster ride

As average gasoline prices have moved back above $3 a gallon in Florida, a tech company that monitors the fuel industry foresees prices above $4 a gallon in 2023.

Dec 20, 2022

Leadership Santa Rosa recognizes 35th graduating class

On Dec. 8, 27 up and coming leaders of Santa Rosa County gathered to celebrate the completion of Leadership Santa Rosa’s 35th year. This was the first new class since 2020. Leadership Santa Rosa is a 10-month training program designed to prepare participants for leadership roles in the local community.

Nov 21, 2022

Update on three developments coming to Santa Rosa County

Many citizens of Santa Rosa County have been anxiously waiting to see what becomes of the three developments coming to Navarre and Milton.

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