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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.


Nov 23, 2021

Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Greg Brown was in the process of packing up his office, retiring with 20 years as the property appraiser for Santa Rosa County behind him.


Nov 17, 2021

Nov. 18-24, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Residents of the Inn at Summerwind Resort’s eastern tower evacuated about 4 p.m. Nov. 19 due to a roof fire which was visible from the beach below.


Nov 9, 2021

Nov. 11-17, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Despite citizen opposition, Santa Rosa County Commissioners extended Waste Pro’s waste hauling monopoly to cover the north end of Santa Rosa County, effective Jan. 1.


Nov 3, 2021

Nov. 4-10, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

The final tourism tax report for fiscal 2019-2020 showed the year totaled more than $3.5 million of revenue. That was down less than 10 percent from the previous year and still greater than the previous two years despite Covid-19.



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