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Local prepares for another SEC season

Local prepares for another SEC season

When SEC teams take the field next week, some area residents will be watching for more than just the two teams. Andrews Institute Administrator Jay Vines is also an SEC Head Linesman and has been officiating 34 years. Vines told members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce at their monthly breakfast Aug. 14 that […]

Update: Council votes to close 98 median crossing

Update: Council votes to close 98 median crossing

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted Monday to request that the the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) close the median crossing that allows eastbound traffic on Highway 98 to turn left into the Wal-Mart Shopping Center at Starbucks Coffee. Additionally, council passed a resolution asking FDOT to research potential impacts the closing may have on other […]

Airport reports most travelers since May 2011

Airport reports most travelers since May 2011

Pensacola International Airport reported that traffic through the airport in July was the highest monthly total since May 2011. According to a report released Aug. 18, the airport experienced growth in passenger travel, as well as air freight for July 2014 when compared to a year earlier. Read more in the Aug. 21 issue of Navarre Press […]

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Perfect weather brought in a huge crowd at the 2014 Emerald Coast Poker Run on Aug. 16 at Juana’s Pagodas. “This is one of our biggest weekends of the year,” said Kevin Rudzki of Juana’s Pagodas. He attributed the large turnout each year to several factors including proceeds from the event benefiting local charities, “… […]

Jobless rates up across the region

Jobless rates up across the region

All area counties saw increases in their unemployment rates from June to July 2014. For Santa Rosa, Escambia and Okaloosa counties, July marked the third consecutive month that their unemployment rates had increased. Unemployment rates in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties are above the state and national averages, while Okaloosa and Walton counties remain below. […]

Inflatable slide OK’d for 24 months

Inflatable slide OK’d for 24 months

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board voted Aug. 14 to recommend allowing a large inflatable slide to operate at East River Smokehouse for 24 months. All board members voted to support the measure with the exception of David Powell, who abstained from voting because as an attorney he represented the applicant. The zoning board’s recommendation will next be […]

Inflatables on zoning board agenda

Inflatables on zoning board agenda

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board will consider a request Thursday night to allow East River Smokehouse to operate inflatables on commercial property along Highway 98. After county officials notified the owner in late June that the slides could no longer be operated based on the property’s current zoning, the owner filed a conditional use […]

Renovations begin at Hidden Creek

Renovations begin at Hidden Creek

The Club at Hidden Creek had a problem. When special events were booked in the dining room, regular dinner service had to be canceled. General Manager Ty Bilbrey said a renovation project that started Aug. 4 should help address the problem. Read more in the Aug. 7 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.  

Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking

Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking

Sgt. Anthony McDaniel was all smiles during a Homes for Our Troops ceremonial groundbreaking Aug.2 in Navarre. “Even if I just met you today, once the house gets built, if you want to come over, just come on over,” he told attendees at the event on Tupelo Drive. McDaniel lost both legs and his left hand […]

Residents oppose Soundside rezoning

Residents oppose Soundside rezoning

A company looking to develop about 185 acres along Soundside Drive invited nearby property owners to an informational meeting July 31 in an effort to alleviate concerns many had expressed prior to the county’s zoning board meeting in June. About 60 people arrived at the meeting opposed to the company’s rezoning request that would allow smaller lots sizes on […]

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