A 50-year-old Navarre father and grandfather was killed Tuesday by a driver who hit him and fled the scene.
Robert Triplett was walking to work just before 6 a.m. when a box truck driver swerved into the bike lane on U.S. Highway 98 in front of the Navarre Walmart.
The truck fled. Florida Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information about the accident to call 850-287-8090.
A small group of citizens concerned about speeding on Ortega Street met with Commission Chair Dave Piech and representatives from the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office last week.
The citizens say that speeding is a recurring and dangerous problem along their residential street, where the speed limit is 20 miles per hour, only increasing to 30 mph as it approaches the high school.
U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz discussed what’s on the horizon for NAS Whiting Field in the near future during a livestream on Facebook Thursday afternoon.
Gaetz said Leonardo is partnering with the Naval airfield to bring upgrades that will significantly improve training opportunities at a base that is home to the largest air wing in the United States Navy.
When County Administrator Dan Schebler met with department heads last year and asked them to prepare a plan to share with commissioners Feb. 23, he wasn’t specific about what he expected.
What Tourism Development Director Julie White came up with was “Navarre Beach Reimagined,” a proposal that suggests giving Navarre Beach an amphitheater, shopping area, gathering places, a playground and art in public places, among other ideas.
Within the next year, the new Santa Rosa County courthouse is expected to be complete and by next summer, court should be in session. Construction is running smoothly – on time and on budget, according to county officials Friday morning.
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