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Jul 1, 2021

Heavy rain overnight leaves some Navarre roads underwater

A thin slice of Navarre got nearly 3 inches of rain overnight, leaving some intersections and roadways covered by water.

Jun 30, 2021

Navarre reports: ‘Some things just can’t be explained’

To the people that spot them, they are mysteries, to others they are hoaxes and many remain unsure.

But what is certain is that Unidentified Flying Objects continue to be reported, with close to 6,000 records of sightings in Florida alone.

Jun 30, 2021

Gulf Breeze motorists, get ready for construction

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Virtual Project Update for the widening and improvements of State Road (S.R.) 30 (U.S. 98) from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive, in Santa Rosa County.

Jun 30, 2021

New noise ordinance with ‘teeth’ approved

Help for citizens concerned about neighborhood noise potentially arrived June 22 when commissioners approved a new ordinance that will help the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office enforce nuisance noise.

The ordinance, which passed 3-1, uses a decibel-based standard to enforce infractions rather than law enforcement determining if a noise is “plainly audible.”

Jun 29, 2021

39 years of students reunite to honor Gulf Breeze High drama teacher

After 39 years dedicated to teaching and, 37 of those years spent pioneering the Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) drama department, Margie Timmons retired from her fulfilling career.

Students from current and years past came together June 27 to surprise Timmons with an evening of performances at the Saenger Theatre in her honor. Actors and actresses, all at some point under the direction of Timmons, performed songs and scenes from old plays they had put on and took Timmons on a trip down memory lane, leaving her with tears in her eyes.

Jun 29, 2021

District poised to purchase land for possible new school

The Santa Rosa County School District has signed a contract on an option to buy land for a new school at the corner of Willard Norris Road and Tanglewood Drive in Milton.

Jun 28, 2021

Telehealth could suffer as order expires

Florida health-care providers are going back in time.

The growing emergence of telehealth, or telemedicine, as a way to deliver health care has been a silver lining during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 28, 2021

Newest Dollar General open in Navarre

The Dollar General at 8485 High School Boulevard in Navarre is now open, according to a release from the company Monday.

Jun 28, 2021

Since you asked: Is it illegal to alter an image of the American flag?

Here’s your answer: With the American flag being so near and dear to our hearts, some question it when they see altered versions of the flags commemorating law enforcement, the military or other organizations. For example, at least one Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office vehicle has a flag image for its front license plate with one of the red or white lines being replaced by a thin blue line.

Jun 27, 2021

Mississippi man takes home grand prize in GOAT Kayak Fishing Tournament

Aaron Clay of Kiln, Mississippi was the big winner at Saturday’s GOAT Kayak Fishing Tournament. He reeled in a 36-pound cobia, two red snapper and two king mackerel to take home a $5,000 prize.

Red flags were flying on the beach, but those conditions were still an improvement over last weekend’s, when the tournament was originally scheduled to take place.

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