Bill Brown has been vacationing at Navarre Beach since he was 6 years old. He considers it miraculous that the ring he lost in the sand on a recent vacation has been found and will be returned to him.

William Brown left Navarre Beach July 24 accepting the painful reality that his high school state championship ring had been lost forever.

He believes he lost it the Wednesday night of his week-long vacation here from Arkansas.


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Vaccinations up in county; so are the number of COVID cases

The number of people vaccinated for COVID-19 nearly doubled last week, with 1,843 people receiving vaccinations compared to 938 the week before. About 45% of the population is now vaccinated.

But the number of cases and hospitalizations also increased dramatically too. Santa Rosa now has the fourth highest positivity rate in the state at 27.6. That means more than a quarter of the people being tested are positive for the virus.

Green flags flying: ‘Mother Nature is playing nice’

For the first time ever, Navarre Beach has had green flag conditions for six days in a row. Beginning Sunday, July 25 green flags have flown over the beach. Saturday, July 24, also started out with green flags flying but changed to yellow when a storm blew in.

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Local campers reel up some fun at Guy Harvey Fishing Camp

The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station partnered with the Guy Harvey Foundation and Florida Youth Conservation Commission to put on a five-day fishing camp at the end of June where local children learned to fish, some for the first time.

Twenty-one campers came out for the fishing camp on Navarre Beach where children learned about fish biology and conservation, as well as fishing tackle, methods and techniques.


Christmas in July raises money for a ‘Clause’

American Legion Post 382 teamed up with Absolute Zenergy Massage & Bodywork July 24 to host a family-friendly fundraising event with food, games, a bounce house and wrapped up with a drive-in style movie night showing “The Goonies.”

Shea Dixon awarded Navarre Krewe of Jesters scholarship

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters Scholarship Program Award is a scholarship of $1,000, to be awarded to an accredited institution of higher learning by the Navarre Krewe of Jesters on behalf of a Navarre High School graduate.

Christmas in July raises money for a ‘Clause’

American Legion Post 382 teamed up with Absolute Zenergy Massage & Bodywork July 24 to host a family-friendly fundraising event with food, games, a bounce house and wrapped up with a drive-in style movie night showing “The Goonies.”

Shea Dixon awarded Navarre Krewe of Jesters scholarship

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters Scholarship Program Award is a scholarship of $1,000, to be awarded to an accredited institution of higher learning by the Navarre Krewe of Jesters on behalf of a Navarre High School graduate.




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