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‘We can’t be transparent’: Water system tight lipped

‘We can’t be transparent’: Water system tight lipped

Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) once again tightened the reins on the release of information Friday as the board of directors go confrontational on political statements in an unannounced special meeting. The arguments and board actions revolved around a motion by board member James Calkins during the April 18 regular meeting to make a statement […]

Pier partners pardoned for contract violation

Pier partners pardoned for contract violation

Threatened with possible eviction from their Navarre Beach Pier business, the embattled principals who run it bought more time this week with a three-year-late payment of $3,250 on their revenue-sharing pact with the county. County Attorney Roy Andrews backed off his recent ultimatum to Coastal Concessions LLC over the company’s unauthorized subcontract with an outside […]

Reunification improves children’s lives

Reunification improves children’s lives

There are children who have been beaten by their caregivers so badly they were hospitalized. There are children younger than 7-years-old that have been left unsupervised while mom or dad went on a party binge. There are children who live in constant fear or uncertainty. While these children need out, to find a safe place […]

Club II comeback appears less likely

Club II comeback appears less likely

The personal bankruptcy case of the Sacred Heart emergency room doctor and his wife who own the Club II athletic center appears no closer to being resolved than when it was filed last October. In fact, rather than offering a plan to satisfy creditors, as ordered by Federal Bankruptcy Judge Jerry Oldshue in Pensacola, Paul […]

Upping the ante on senior living in Gulf Breeze

Upping the ante on senior living in Gulf Breeze

The Arbors senior living community now under construction in the City of Gulf Breeze will transform a sizable slice of the small downtown and buff up its image as an appealing retirement spot. Featuring 132 apartments whose tenants will range from couples who still drive and are otherwise active to those needing assisted living. Read […]

Air Force Cross honors dual bravery

Air Force Cross honors dual bravery

Throughout its history the Air Force Cross has been a symbol to honor those in service who went above and beyond in the face of deadly danger. It honors those that took the motto “first there… that others may live” to heart. Never before have two crosses been awarded in the same ceremony, but Thursday […]

Fourth shooting suspect arrested after NAACP probe

Fourth shooting suspect arrested after NAACP probe

On Feb. 4, a group of friends were gathered around a burn barrel in a Milton backyard. A familiar red car drove past then drove past again. According to witnesses, the car passenger windows rolled down and gunfire erupted, leaving Thomas Buckhalter dead and two others injured. Milton police requested warrants and arrested the three […]

Will a pass improve water quality?

Will a pass improve water quality?

  Editor’s Note: This is part four of four in a series taking a look at the possibility of a Santa Rosa Sound pass, a historical view, the challenges and legislation. Santa Rosa Sound is impaired, and it has been for years. Through the dumping of effluent from the Navarre Beach Wastewater Treatment Facility, runoff of […]

Pier partners seek county’s good graces

Pier partners seek county’s good graces

While infighting continues among the partners who manage the Navarre Beach Pier, they met the deadline for the monthly payment on their lease with Santa Rosa County due April 17. After missing their March 15 deadline, prompting a slap on the wrist from County Attorney Roy Andrews, embattled Coastal Concessions LLC delivered two checks totaling […]

Couple’s volunteering spirit enlivens senior center

Couple’s volunteering spirit enlivens senior center

Janet and Mark Pokroy used to ride their bikes around the Holley-Navarre Senior Center in the summer months when they were down here visiting the area. Their first impression of it from the outside looking in was an interesting one. “It looked closed. There was no one around. We had no idea what it was,” […]

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