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Mar 23, 2022

Largest known collection of turpentine industry artifacts tucked into backyard of Holley home

At the end of a dead-end road in Holley, the largest known collection of artifacts from the turpentine industry is kept in a tidy clay-colored building behind Raymon Melvin’s home.

Melvin, whose dad, granddads and great-granddads all trace their roots to the industry, started his collection when he was 22.


Mar 16, 2022

Gulf Breeze native named to top cadet leadership position for 2022-2023

Trevor Compton of Gulf Breeze will be one of the top leaders in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at The Citadel during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Mar 15, 2022

Raider NJROTC drill team earns trip to national meet

Navarre Navy Junior ROTC cadets sat at their desks in their classroom last Monday waiting for their instructor, Captain Michael Fisher, to speak to them.

Mar 12, 2022

Local Girl Scout cookie sales booming

In addition to the warmer temps and the return of migratory birds, spring means one more thing in this area: Girl Scout cookies.

According to leadership with the northern Florida Gateway Council, scouts in the area are well-supplied, despite rumors of shortages.


Mar 10, 2022

Navarre CERT trains locals, other Floridians how to help in disaster scenarios

On March 6, Navarre’s CERT program completed their first class in nearly two years.

CERT, or Community Emergency Response Team, is an organization that educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills.


Mar 9, 2022

Navarre resident recognized as officer of the year by Fort Walton Beach Police Department

Officer Carlderius “CK” Hansford has only been an officer for a year, but he is anything but green.

Hansford, a 2017 graduate of Navarre High School, was recognized as officer of the year by the Fort Walton Beach Police Department Feb. 22.


Mar 9, 2022

‘A Night to Remember’

For five years Community Life Church (CLC) in Gulf Breeze has hosted a prom night experience centered on God’s love for people ages 14 and older with exceptional abilities.

The past four years it was called Night to Shine. Last year, due to the pandemic, the event was converted into a reverse parade where the participants stayed in their cars and drove through the red carpet instead.


Mar 7, 2022

8th grader from Woodlawn wins Rotary essay competition

Elaina Riester of Woodlawn Beach Middle School placed 1st in the Navarre Rotary Club 8th Grade Essay Contest with her essay on bullying.

Mar 3, 2022

Military wife helps fellow military spouses, receives award

Being a military spouse can be tough. Deployments, operational security, and being alone far from home are some of the main issues they face. Quite often the feeling of isolation can be overwhelming. Luckily for military spouses, there are people like Sarah Curtis.

Curtis, who has been a military spouse since 2018, knows the feelings of isolation and a lack of support.


Mar 2, 2022

Brain Bags integral part of early learning

Communities are made better by the people in them and there isn’t a better place to start than with the babies born into our own communities.