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Aug 5, 2021

Navarre Aldi to break ground next week

Morgan Construction Company, Inc., a Tennessee firm that will be building the Aldi in Navarre, has confirmed that ground will be broken next week.

Aug 5, 2021

Permit for potential Milton K-8 school to come before board

The Santa Rosa County School District has requested a conditional use permit to build a K-8 school on a portion of a 130-acre parcel at the corner of Tanglewood Drive and Willard Norris Drive in Milton.

The parcel, which the district does not yet own, is surrounded by residential property and zoned for residential development.


Aug 5, 2021

Golf course lake spills into yard regularly, homeowners frustrated

Every evening, Gary Weber and his wife sit behind their Holley by the Sea home enjoying the solitude and the view of what’s left of their back yard.

Aug 4, 2021

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz dines at Navarre pub, table hops to talk to customers

When Gaby Austin got a tip that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz would be at Stripes Pub and Grill Wednesday, she knew she had to go.

Austin, a member of Escambia Federated Republican Women, said that meeting Gaetz was a dream of hers. She trusts him to help lead the country in the right direction and, as a legal immigrant, appreciates his position on illegal immigration.


Aug 4, 2021

Neighbors, church fighting over downed privacy fence

A Midway church has been cited with a code violation for having the wooden fence surrounding the property in a state of disrepair following Hurricane Sally nearly a year ago.

Aug 3, 2021

‘It’s a girl:’ Navarre EMS crew welcomes baby into world

An EMS crew in Santa Rosa County helped deliver a baby girl who just couldn’t wait until her mom got to the hospital. The baby was born in the back of an ambulance at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday, less than an hour after the first call came in to local dispatch centers.

Aug 3, 2021

Lawsuit against Santa Rosa County looming over RV Park

The Board of County Commissioners have received a litigation hold notice after a hotly debated discussion that ended in the commissioners voting to refuse amending the Navarre Beach lease agreement to allow construction of an RV Park.

Aug 3, 2021

Navarre Beach in need of renourishment

After Hurricane Sally displaced roughly 250,000 cubic yards of sand on Navarre Beach in Sept. 2020, Navarre Beach needs new berms and dunes.

Aug 2, 2021

Navarre’s homeless ‘bicycling fisherman’ found dead

When Jeremy Wheatman died sometime before 4:49 Sunday afternoon, it was fitting that his pastor was one of the first Navarre people to hear the news. John Kerns, pastor of Navarre Beachside Church, holds regular services at Navarre Beach, where Jeremy frequently hung out.

Jeremy, who was homeless, would listen from the fringes to the sermon.


Aug 2, 2021

Second trash pickup service announced in south end, without county approval

Despite not having approval from Santa Rosa County, Adams Sanitation announced last week it is starting twice-weekly service in the south end of the county Oct. 1.
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