School’s response to threat sparks debate

School’s response to threat sparks debate

More than a week has passed since Navarre High School students and their parents scrambled to determine just what prompted a heightened police presence on campus last Tuesday. “I first found out on Facebook that there was something going on at the high school,” said Dannielle Thurman, whose son is a junior at NHS. “So […]

Hundreds turn out for vigil at Navarre Beach Pier

Hundreds turn out for vigil at Navarre Beach Pier

More than 500 people attended a vigil at 8 p.m. March 11 at the Navarre Beach Pier to remember those lost the day before in a helicopter crash over Navarre Sound. Navarre resident James Blackwood organized the event over Facebook. He said he was blown away as hundreds of people filed through the pier’s gates from what started […]

Protocol followed say school officials

Protocol followed say school officials

It was business as usual at Navarre High School Wednesday following an anonymous gun threat officials received Monday night. “Safety is and always will be my highest priority,” said Navarre High School Principal Brian Noack the day after the school responded to a text message threat of gun violence. School officials insist students and faculty […]

Future business leaders shine at Amazing Shake

Future business leaders shine at Amazing Shake

It was an introvert’s worst nightmare. In the words of Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s Dean of Students Jeff Baugus, the second annual Amazing Shake contest was an awkward sell to teenagers. The event tested student’s soft skills in business through a series of speed-dating-style mini interviews in which they practiced their handshakes, eye contact, confidence […]

Navarre mom named Outstanding Volunteer

Navarre mom named Outstanding Volunteer

With her numerous volunteer efforts, it’s obvious AJ Lautenslager loves working with students at Navarre High School. That enthusiasm paid off recently when she was named Outstanding Adult School Volunteer for the 2014-15 school year by Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. “It’s a great honor. It’s really nice to have somebody say they […]

Children’s choir from Africa visits Navarre

Children’s choir from Africa visits Navarre

Navarre residents left behind a cold, rainy night when they stepped into the warm pink and purple glowing sanctuary at Navarre First Assembly of God Feb. 4. The sanctuary had been transformed and looked much different than it does during Sunday worship. Instead, those streaming in from the dreary weather were treated to a bright, […]

Education ‘stakeholders’ plan March for the Children

Education ‘stakeholders’ plan March for the Children

“We need to get back to preparing our kids for life rather than preparing our kids for the workforce,” local activist Debbie Gunnoe said. Gunnoe is a member of the Florida Citizens Alliance (FLCA), a group that opposes Florida Standards in education. FLCA, which is planning a march at on the state capitol next month, […]

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