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Jan 14, 2021

Here’s the scoop on SRC trash pick-up

Waste Pro customers in Navarre and Gulf Breeze can expect their trash to be picked up as often as it was in 2020.

North Santa Rosa County residents, however, will have to settle for weekly waste hauling.

Jan 13, 2021

Navarre man wins free pizza for a year

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery selected Blake Lindsay as the lucky winner for their “Pizza for a Year” contest.

Lindsay was given 52 vouchers redeemable at Ye Olde Brothers Brewery for one free specialty pizza a week, winning $1,156 worth of pizza.

Jan 13, 2021

Florida sunshine helps produce pineapple passion

When she’s not working from her Navarre home or taking photos of sunsets, Theresa Adkisson is growing pineapples.

She jokingly calls it a “pineapple farm,” although she harvests a pineapple every few months, at best.

Jan 13, 2021

Phase 1 of park renovation to be complete by September

Construction equipment continues to line the eastern perimeter of Navarre Park as progress is made with the first phase of the remodel.

“Navarre Park is being enhanced in multiple phases and we are only funded for Phase 1, which is currently under construction,” said Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Brandi Bates.

Jan 9, 2021

Niceville local earns his Whiting Wings

Lt.j.g. Cody J. McWilliams, a Niceville native, earned his wings of gold at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field Dec. 17.

McWilliams graduated from Niceville High School in 2014, and then went to the Naval Academy where he graduated and received his commission in 2018. 

Jan 6, 2021

Reyes named 2020 Person of the Year

More than 70,000 people live in the Navarre area, but Robert Reyes stands out. The owner of a well-loved restaurant called Stripes and a U.S. Air Force veteran with 23 years of service, Reyes loves to put others first.

Reyes was nominated by multiple citizens and was selected to be the Navarre Press 2020 Person of the Year.

Jan 6, 2021

People to watch in 2021

There’s can be only Navarre Press 2020 Person of the Year, but many others made a significant difference to the community this year, which lead to them being nominated for the distinction.

Here are the nominations for other residents worth watching in the months to come.

Jan 6, 2021

Brain Bag initiative paying off

When Sabrina Svargerko had her baby, a little boy named Lincoln, in August, she still had a lot to learn, she says.

But before the new Navarre mom took him home from the Santa Rosa Medical Center, she sat down and watched a video about the importance of reading and singing to him, even before he was old enough to respond.

Jan 4, 2021

Animal Services enjoys several achievements during challenging year

Here are some Santa Rosa County Animal Services achievements during a year made more challenging by COVID 19.

Among them are adoption rates increasing by 20%.

Jan 4, 2021

Reef deployment set to begin at sunrise

Deployment of new reef modules for the one-mile out reef expansion is expected to begin Tuesday morning at three sites off the shore of Navarre Beach.

A total of 47 structures will be deployed, including 20 at a site a little more than a mile south of the pier. The other two sites are a little less than a mile west of the pier.