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Mar 13, 2024

Locals help restore Bike Lady memorial

The memorial to Elizabeth Dawn Allmon, a homeless woman better known around Navarre as the ‘bike lady,’ has sat alongside U.S. Highway 98 for well over a decade. At times the memorial, which is a white bike with flowers around it and a plaque telling who Allmon was, has fallen into disrepair.

Mar 13, 2024

March 23 event promises to bring slice of Japan to Navarre area

When most people want to experience an authentic experience in another culture, they usually have to get on a plane and fly far away to a foreign destination. For those northwest Floridians looking to explore Japanese culture, you need only hop in your car and drive to St. Sylvester Catholic Church (6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway).

Mar 11, 2024

Navarre CERT holds training at Holley Navarre fire station

Navarre’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) held a training session Sunday, March 3, at Holley Navarre Fire District Station 45. The training session was part of a six-session training course to prepare residents of Santa Rosa County for emergencies and how they can help their community.

Mar 5, 2024

Military fuel specialists gather in Navarre for reunion

Fuel specialists play an important role in the U.S. military. They manage, operate and maintain fuel storage and dispensing facilities. In the Air Force, this mostly pertains to vehicles and aircraft, both on the ground and in mid-flight. They also help maintain gas stations on the bases they are assigned, test fuel samples for quality and maintain liquid oxygen. In essence, without them, the military is at a standstill.

Feb 28, 2024

Native Wildflower Education through the Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners

The UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners invite the public to attend an educational session to learn about native Florida wildflowers that can be easily grown in your home gardens and landscapes.

Feb 27, 2024

Northwest Florida musician once helped save plane from crashing

It was supposed to be a flight like any other.

Northwest Airlines Flight 85 was making a routine flight from Detroit, Michigan, to Narita, Chiba, Japan Oct. 9, 2002. The first few hours of the flight were somewhat forgettable, but once the plane began to travel over the northern Pacific Ocean, it became a flight to remember for Michael Fagan, a resident of northwest Florida.

Feb 20, 2024

Santa Rosa Animal Services launches 2024-25 kennel sponsorship initiative

Santa Rosa County Animal Services has launched 2024-2025 kennel sponsorships, a fundraising effort to help with medical care, foster support, microchip and rabies clinic, spay/neuter programs, and community outreach.

Feb 19, 2024

Milton man wins $3.9 million from Florida Lottery

A Milton man is counting more than just his blessings after he won a grand prize from the Florida lottery. Bernard Waters, 63, claimed the $5 million top prize from the $20 Monopoly Doubler Scratch Off game this month. According to the Florida lottery, Waters chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $3,994,698.

Feb 15, 2024

Santa Rosa County 4-H receives statewide award for work with The Secret Place Home

In 2023, Santa Rosa County 4-H was recognized for their work with an organization which provides services to those who have been trafficked. This month, the organizations officially received their plaque for a statewide 4-H award.

Feb 13, 2024

Santa Rosa County wants to consolidate dispatch centers

To improve efficiency and communications, Santa Rosa County is looking to consolidate dispatch for emergency services such Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement under one roof.
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