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Cold Weather Shelters Open

A cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will open nights Mon., March 4 through Wed., March 6 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 8:30 p.m. unless brought […]

UF/IFAS Extension Holds Soil and Lawn Care Classes


Get prepared for the spring season by learning the right timing and methods for fertilizing and weed control, proper irrigation and other lawn care practices. The Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Extension will host two spring lawn care classes:Fri., Mar. 8 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension office, 6263 Dogwood […]

Elizabeth Brumfield awarded Santa Rosa County employee of the quarter


Elizabeth Brumfield was recently awarded Santa Rosa County’s employee of the quarter. Brumfield has served in the GIS industry for more than 20 years and was recently promoted to GIS analyst III. She received her bachelors of science in geography from Old Dominion University and has continued to expand her GIS knowledge throughout her career. […]

Chumuckla Park playground closed for repair

The Chumuckla Park playground is closed through end of next week, March 1, while the contractor makes repairs to the pour-in-place rubberized surface. For more information on Santa Rosa County Recreation Services, visit

Santa Rosa County School District purchases AEDs


The Santa Rosa County School District, through partnership with Santa Rosa County Emergency Management, recently upgraded each of their schools and facilities with automated external defibrillators (AED)s. An AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock to the heart, potentially stopping an irregular heartbeat and allowing a normal rhythm to resume following […]

Floridatown Park reopens with ribbon-cutting ceremony


Floridatown Park, Santa Rosa County’s most recent recreation area to receive renovations, will reopen to the public at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Mon., Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. A special historical presentation will be given by Adrianne Walker, site manager of Arcadia Mill.  Enhancements to the park include ADA accessibility improvements, renovations to the […]

UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County to hold”Go Native!” tree sale


Purchase and learn about native trees Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Office, 6263 Dogwood Dr. in Milton. Fourteen species of native trees will be available for purchase from $8 to $12 each.   The event will feature educational exhibits and displays on the value of native […]

Cold Weather Shelter open Tues. and Wed. Nights

A cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will open Tues., Jan. 29 and Wed., Jan. 30 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Because of the forecasted temperatures, the shelter will open at 4 p.m. each afternoon. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive before 8:30 […]

Santa Rosa’s Teacher of the Year


Santa Rosa County – Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick, Santa Rosa School Board Members, and members of the Santa Rosa Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Selection Committee announced Caroline Buechner as the Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year 2020 during a surprise visit to her classroom this morning. Caroline is choral music […]

Commission Chairman Sam Parker to hostmonthly informal meetings in each district


Join Commission Chairman Sam Parker for “Coffee with the Commissioner” on Wed., Jan. 30 from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Drowsy Poet – Coffee Break Cafe, 4265 Woodbine Rd. in Pace, to share thoughts and ideas for Santa Rosa County. The monthly coffee meetings are an informal setting – no appointment required – for […]