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Mar 29, 2023

Rudman pleased with early legislative session progress

The 2023 legislative session in Tallahassee began March 7. With bills and joint resolutions making their way through the state House and Senate, State Rep. Dr. Joel Rudman (R- Navarre) spoke with Navarre Press on his first go round as a representative, how his bills are doing and what people can expect from the rest of this year’s session.

Mar 28, 2023

UF/IFAS plans suicide prevention workshop

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services will host a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Citizens Moving Forward Event Center, 6151 Dogwood Drive in Milton, to help residents prevent suicide.

Mar 27, 2023

Multiple arrests made in Cayo Grande homicide

An investigation into the death of a 24-year-old Navarre resident has led to the arrest of multiple people. At a news conference Monday, March 27, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson announced some of the latest updates to the Colby Vinson case.

Mar 27, 2023

County turns its attention to old courthouse’s future

The Santa Rosa County Commission will begin discussing the old courthouse’s fate “in the near future,” Assistant County Administrator Brad Baker said last week.

Mar 27, 2023

SRC tables Hilton developer’s variance request

The Santa Rosa County Commission tabled a developer’s variance request last week, but it can’t stop construction of a proposed 16-story hotel at 8469 Gulf Boulevard.

Mar 25, 2023

Milton city manager announces retirement

Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson announced Saturday that he will retire Sept. 1.

Mar 23, 2023

Branch Properties announces opening of Wynnehaven Plaza

Branch Properties, the Atlanta-based real estate investment and development firm overseeing several developments in the Navarre area, has announced that Wynnehaven Plaza is now officially open for business. The plaza is a 57,750 square foot shopping center. It is anchored by a 48,387 square foot Publix supermarket, which held its grand opening March 8. The property is 100% pre-leased as of earlier this year.

Mar 23, 2023

Gulf Breeze begins placing utilities underground

Within the next year, motorists making their way down U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze will no longer see powerlines strung above the roadway. The City of Gulf Breeze is taking on the task of placing a portion of U.S. 98’s powerlines underground through a project years in the making. The Utility Underground Conversion Project, which was laid out in the 2018 community redevelopment plan, began to take off in 2021 when funding and planning began to come to fruition. The scope of the project is to convert 4,200 linear feet of above ground wire to underground and install LED lighting fixtures. The project will cover 1.1 miles and is expected to be complete in 2024.

Mar 21, 2023

Arrest made in fatal Navarre shooting

An arrest has been made in the fatal weekend shooting that took place at the Cayo Grande apartment complex in Navarre. Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported shooting at the 7700 block of Navarre Parkway at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies discovered the body of a dead male who had been shot.

Perserve Navarre meeting
Mar 21, 2023

Preserve Navarre launches outreach campaign

Residents across Navarre may be hearing a knock on the door very soon. Preserve Navarre is launching an informational, door-to-door outreach campaign to let people know about what incorporation could bring. Preserve Navarre is a nonprofit organization devoted to incorporating Navarre, something which has been tried twice before (2006 and 2014) but to no avail. The organization has been active since the start of 2021.