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Santa Rosa County
Jul 1, 2022

Commissioners agree not to cut county tax rate

Santa Rosa County is in the early stages of setting its Fiscal Year 2023 budget, but three things are clear: Commissioners plan significant investment in infrastructure projects and support improving workforce retention.

And they will not cut the millage rate.


Jul 1, 2022

Koch takes over as head coach of Raider softball team

Will Koch kept it as simple when it came to his feelings on being named the new head softball coach at Navarre on June 27.

“I told the principal, Kasie Windfelder, I am blessed and honored,” Koch said.


Jul 1, 2022

Marlins prospect Eury Perez dominating at Double-A level

Eury Perez strikes out the first batter he faces in Thursday night’s game against the Montgomery Biscuits here at Blue Wahoos Stadium.

One of the best young pitchers in minor league baseball, Perez has been a force to be reckoned with this season in Double-A baseball.


Jun 30, 2022

Rx Express celebrates 20th anniversary

Nicklaus McMellon, PharmD, CPh, started shadowing his father Paul, RPh, when the family business Rx Express Pharmacy opened in 2002. Now 29, he is the full-time pharmacist.

“I love it. I would never do anything else,” Nick said.


Jun 30, 2022

Creating a community of healing in Navarre

Set Free Refuge Inc. continues to be a force for healing in the Panhandle.

Their transitional home for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and sex trafficking survivors called The Refuge is full.


Jun 30, 2022

McKinnie motivated heading into 2022 football season

Levron McKinnie made a few big plays early on in Navarre’s spring game last month, and the energy he displayed in those moments was undeniable.

McKinnie helped wrap the quarterback up for a sack and started clapping and pumping up his teammates after assisting on the big play.


Jun 30, 2022

Here comes the Boom! A look at area Fourth of July activities

The Fourth of July is almost here and there is no shortage of area events going on to celebrate the holiday, including fireworks on Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach on Monday. Riverfest in Milton is also taking place that day.

Jun 29, 2022

Rotary bringing a new kind of sound to Navarre

Most people associate the sound of Navarre Park with either the water or with the noise of children playing, but in just a few months, people will begin to hear music coming from the park.

The music will come in the form of large stationary instruments that anyone can play.


Jun 29, 2022

2022 Pensacola Beach Air Show Full Schedule Announced

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will once again host the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show, with viewing opportunities July 6-9. The elite U.S. Navy Blue Angels, our hometown heroes, will headline all events which culminate on Friday, July 8, with a full, dress rehearsal and Saturday, July 9, with the official Air Show. In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be a host of world-class military, aerobatic and stunt plane performers, as well as interactive exhibits, military recruitment stations and all types of vendors on the ground.

“We are so excited to be able to host our hometown heroes on our beautiful beach,” said Leigh Davis, Executive Director of the SRIA. “It’s an awe-inspiring tradition that locals and tourists alike get to enjoy every summer bearing witness to the breathtaking display by the United States Navy’s finest.”


Jun 29, 2022

Raider baseball camp puts the fun in fundamentals

Games of Wiffle ball are in the midst of being played on a steamy and sunny summer morning at the Raider baseball field.

It’s the last day of the youth camp being put on by the Navarre baseball team, and after a couple of days of instruction, this is the time of the camp to just get out on the field and have fun.