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Nov 30, 2022

Sea Turtle Conservation Center programs enriching for animals, people alike

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center has been helping conserve, educate, and research for the better part of two decades. As part of their mission to educate the public about marine animals and other wildlife, NBSTCC has programs and encounters for visitors to get up close and personal with the animals at the center. There are three main programs the Center offers.

Nov 29, 2022

Cans for a cause: Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County holds food drive

Holley Navarre Intermediate School hosted this year’s Caring and Sharing food drive this year. The event took place Nov. 19 at the school.

Nov 23, 2022

Thankful to be America’s newest citizens

On Friday November 18, a group of 60 candidates took part in a Naturalization Ceremony as they became American citizens.

Nov 21, 2022

Kindergarten is where Kim Wiggins’ heart is as a teacher

Kim Wiggins’ grandfather was a long-time school superintendent in Escambia County. Her grandmother taught Kindergarten. Her dad and aunt were also teachers at one time. But Wiggins had visions of doing anything but get into the education field.

Nov 14, 2022

Veterans Day ceremony held at Navarre Park

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11367 and other veteran’s organizations presented a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Navarre Park on Nov. 11.

Nov 8, 2022

Pensacola Airport looks to expand in next few years

The past couple of years have seen a record breaking amount of people coming through the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). At the end of September, the 2022 numbers came in. Approximately 2.4 million passengers went through PNS during the past fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 1 each year.

Nov 4, 2022

Answering the call: A reporter’s ride-along with Holley Navarre Fire

We all know the familiar sound of a firetruck. The sirens blaring, the horn coming in every time a car is in the way or when passing through an intersection. The firefighters of Holley Navarre Fire District say they have been hearing that sound more and more, and with 53 square miles to cover, it can be difficult to manage.

In response to the increase in needs of the community and of the fire district, HNFD is looking to increase their revenue via referendum. On the Nov. 8 ballot, voters have a decision to make: should HNFD levy ad valorem taxes instead of non-ad valorem taxes?

Nov 2, 2022

Raider battalion earns third-place finish at area drill meet

It was a successful weekend for the Navarre Navy JROTC.

The Raider battalion competed in a district drill meet featuring Escambia and Santa Rosa County Schools and came away with a third-place finish overall at the meet, which was held at Milton High.

Nov 1, 2022

At Arc Gateway, opportunities and connections abound

When people hear about those with developmental or intellectual disabilities, they typically don’t think of them helping others. It’s those who have disabilities that need the help, right?

If you visit Beehive Homes Assisted Living on a Monday morning, you will find out that isn’t always the case. For four weeks, the clients of Arc Gateway, an organization which provides services to developmentally disabled people, have been visiting the assisted living facility to help be a light in the lives of residents.

Oct 26, 2022

With song, ‘Pills,’ local country singer looks to inspire change

Music can have an enormous impact.

Songs can raise awareness of an issue such as Creedence Clearwater Revival’s anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son,” reflect an evolving society such as Bob Dylan’s “Times They Are A-Changin,” raise money for a worthy cause like Live Aid in 1985, and some music can inspire people on a personal level.