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Feb 23, 2022

Feb. 24-March 2, 2022 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2021

Santa Rosa County’s mass vaccination center opened March 1 and two days later had vaccinated 1,100 people which was close to the number that they originally thought they’d be doing in one week.


Feb 16, 2022

Feb. 17-23, 2022 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2021

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners was second-guessing a code violation citation issued by the county Code Enforcement Department due to what the owner called a large mulch pile and their neighbor considered a rat- and termite-infested heap of danger.


Feb 3, 2022

Feb. 3-9, 2022 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2021

Hurricane Sally caused a lot of damage to the asphalt in between Navarre and Pensacola Beach. Bicyclists and pedestrians were able to use the beach road, but the road remained closed to public vehicles with no timetable for repair though crews were working intermittently to remove the sand.


Jan 26, 2022

Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2022 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2021

The Navarre Beach Fishing Pier’s new restroom facility was ready for installation. The pier, the longest such structure on the Gulf of Mexico, had posed a challenge to fishermen and others as the nearest restroom had been at Windjammer’s.


Jan 21, 2022

Jan. 20-26, 2022 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2021

On a 3-2 vote the county commissioners started the process of amending the Comprehensive Plan to permit expanding sand and gravel mining in the county, which was informally known as the “borrow pit” issue.


Jan 13, 2022

Jan. 13-19, 2022 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Renaming the Navarre Beach bridge after Donald J. Trump began on Facebook in December and found its way as an item raised during a public forum of the Board of County Commissioners.


Jan 5, 2022

Jan. 6-12, 2022 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

A proposed gas station for 8006 Navarre Pkwy. was not well received by some area residents saying that it would be in violation of land development code that required “hazardous or potentially hazardous materials” be stored or located at least 500 feet away from the nearest residential structure and the closest residence was only 230 feet away.


Dec 15, 2021

Dec. 16-22, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Portraying proposed changes to the Santa Rosa County comprehensive land-use plan as a significant threat to potable water safety and supply, the Holley-Navarre Waste System board of directors decided to intensify the utility’s opposition campaign to the plan that would permit borrow pit expansion.


Dec 8, 2021

Dec. 9-15, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

For the second year, the Hale family of Navarre displayed their 10-foot Christmas wreath in their driveway. Locals and tourists alike enjoyed stopping by the Homeport Drive home to take a family photo.


Dec 1, 2021

Dec. 2-8, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Roughly 229 people registered to run in the Jingle Bell Run at Holley-Navarre Fire Station 45.