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UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension presents “Backyard Chickens


Experts from the UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County will offer a class on having your own backyard chickens Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Dr. in Milton. This class is free to attend without pre-registration. Prudence Caskey, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County 4-H agent, will […]

Jay’s Mike Adams for Electrician of the Year

– Klein Tools today announced it has selected six regional winners for its 5th annual Electrician of the Year award. The finalists, who represent the Northwest, Southwest, Central North, Central South, Southeast and Northeast regions, were chosen for their commitment to the electrical industry. In recognition of their professional achievements, safety excellence and community dedication, […]

Upcoming Park Closures


Weather permitting, the following parks will be closed for maintenance or upgrades. Signs will be posted and caution tape will be around the area under maintenance. Monday, Sept. 3 – Nov. 30 – Sandpiper Park in Oriole Beach – demolition and reconstruction of the pier and seawall. Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Tiger Point Park in […]

Santa Rosa County selected for Coastal Counties Resilience Team Challenge


The National Association of Counties (NACo) has selected Santa Rosa County to participate in a new assistance and training program focused on strengthening gulf coastal counties’ resilience. The three-year program aligns with the NACo’s focus on strengthening the ability of counties to handle extreme weather events and climate-related hazards. The county’s team includes county staff […]

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Commissioner Rob Williamson hosts fourth annual county-wide listening tour


Commissioner Rob Williamson, District 4, is hosting his fourth annual county-wide listening tour this summer. Residents are encouraged to attend one of four remaining meetings, held at a variety of times and locations, to discuss issues that impact the county as a whole. The next scheduled meeting will be: Thurs., Aug. 9 from 12 to […]

Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Committee Meeting

The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission committee meeting in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Mon., Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. Please see the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will also be streamed live and archived at that same link. 

Newly renovated, all-inclusiveOptimist Park reopens July 16


Optimist Park is Santa Rosa County’s most recent recreation area to receive an all-inclusive renovation. The soon-to-be popular playground now features a “lumber mill town” theme with ADA-friendly equipment depicting elements of the area’s history of river and rail transportation. The 17.8-acre park, located off Old Bagdad Highway at the corner of Parkmore Plaza in […]

Mid-Season Championship has plenty of fireworks for fans at Southern Raceway

 The top-points drivers from six different classes came out to battle it out for bragging rights in the Mid-season Championships on Saturday at Southern Raceway. The Durrence Layne Street Stocks provided the most excitement as Howie Reeves and Frank Wilson battled it out to see who would visit victory lane. Despite starting on the pole, […]

Vote-by-mail available to registered voters

Any registered and qualified voter in Santa Rosa County may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. Requests can be made for a single election or for all elections through the next two general elections.  A vote-by-mail ballot can be requested the following ways: On the supervisor of elections website By calling (850) 983-1900 Email Supervisor of […]