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Apr 13, 2022

Livestock officer charged with killing stray mule

Justice is being served for the stray mule that was shot and killed on Tuesday, April 12. Philip Alan Hayes has been charged with felony for torturing or inflicting pain, serious injury, or death on an animal, as well as a misdemeanor for the inhumane slaughter of livestock. Hayes turned himself in to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office around 10 p.m. on Monday, April 18, almost a week after the incident on Deaton Bridge Road in Milton. Hayes was released just after midnight.

Apr 12, 2022

Certified burner to blame for wildfire

A controlled burn turned into a wildfire on Friday, April 8, 2022. Firefighters with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center, in addition to other departments, fought a wildfire near Dickerson City Road at Garcon Point in Santa Rosa County beginning early on Friday afternoon.


Apr 6, 2022

Property Appraiser’s Office uses analytics to highlight tax exemption opportunities for homeowners

When it comes to property taxes, most people pay between November and March and are considered delinquent April 1. The Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office wants to make the bill a little lighter for those who qualify.

Apr 6, 2022

Two tornados confirmed in Santa Rosa County Mar. 31

The National Weather Service storm survey teams confirmed that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Santa Rosa County Mar. 31 during a regional tornado outbreak.

Apr 6, 2022

Female veteran remembered following death in Milton accident

A community leader was laid to rest this week. The funeral for Nancy Bullock-Prevot was held March 28, 2022. Bullock-Prevot was a 21-year Navy veteran and the founder of the Honor HER Foundation. She passed away in a motor vehicle accident March 21.

Apr 5, 2022

Missing Navarre woman’s body recovered in Alabama

The body of missing Navarre woman, Cassie Carli, has been recovered in St. Clair County, Alabama during the execution of a search warrant. She was found in a barn in a shallow grave according to Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson.

Mar 31, 2022

Former Commissioner Don Salter inducted into Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter was one of 15 veterans inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame this week. Governor Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet voted unanimously on the list of inductees for 2021.

Mar 30, 2022

Commissioners draft letter asking for investigation into FPL rate increases

Florida Power and Light (FPL) merged and energy prices increased, Santa Rosa commissioners have discussed combatting the price hikes – with one solution involving the Public Service Commission.

Mar 23, 2022

Pace Fire Rescue District brings in new asset

The Pace Fire Rescue District held a traditional push-in ceremony for its Ladder 21 on March 12.

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