New courthouse
Ajax superintendent of the project Bryan Marlow stands back and accesses the progress of the new courthouse Friday morning.

Within the next year, the new Santa Rosa County courthouse is expected to be complete and by next summer, court should be in session. Construction is running smoothly – on time and on budget, according to county officials Friday morning.


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Water System board member resigns, hired by same organization

Less than a month after three new members were elected to the Holley-Navarre Water System board, a new opening has come up.

Gas station variance denied, again

The Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners voted Thursday night to deny a variance that would have allowed a new gas station to be built at 8006 Navarre Parkway.

A new vision for Navarre Beach

When County Administrator Dan Schebler met with department heads last year and asked them to prepare a plan to share with commissioners Feb. 23, he wasn’t specific about what he expected.

What Tourism Development Director Julie White came up with was “Navarre Beach Reimagined,” a proposal that suggests giving Navarre Beach an amphitheater, shopping area, gathering places, a playground and art in public places, among other ideas.


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Navarre boy’s family needs help building handicap-accessible bathroom

When 11-year-old Kaden Cortello is asked whether he likes the bath, he claps his hands together with delight and smiles hugely.

But the more Kaden grows, the more challenging bath time becomes. His family is raising funds to expand his standard bathtub into one they can wheel him into.


New Orleans natives continue Mardi Gras tradition

Despite a global pandemic trying to put a halt on Mardi Gras this year, a Tiger Point neighborhood came together to celebrate the season with a foot parade Sunday.

Telling a story through pictures

Kiersten Palanek has always been interested in photography.

She took a class for it online in middle school and now gets an opportunity to do it inside a school as part of a growing photojournalism program at Navarre High School.

New Orleans natives continue Mardi Gras tradition

Despite a global pandemic trying to put a halt on Mardi Gras this year, a Tiger Point neighborhood came together to celebrate the season with a foot parade Sunday.

Telling a story through pictures

Kiersten Palanek has always been interested in photography.

She took a class for it online in middle school and now gets an opportunity to do it inside a school as part of a growing photojournalism program at Navarre High School.



A little Monday morning motivation for your first day of March.
Today's Photo of the Day was submitted by Maryetta Casey.

Photo of the Day

A little Monday morning motivation for your first day of March. Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted by Maryetta Casey.

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