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Sep 26, 2021

Navarre woman killed Saturday in head-on collision, driver charged with DUI

A 38-year-old Navarre woman died Saturday night, hours after being struck head-on by a driver who was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The accident happened late Saturday morning on Beverly Parkway in Pensacola.

The victim’s name has not been released. The driver of the other vehicle, Randall McBride, was arrested and is being secured at a hospital until he recovers from his injuries. He is being charged with DUI and reckless driving with serious bodily injury.

Sep 26, 2021

Sailboat grounded at Navarre Park has uncertain future

A 25-foot sailboat that’s been leaning in shallow water right off the Navarre Park beach is under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Spokeswoman Bekah Nelson said law enforcement was aware of it, calling it an “open and active investigation.”

Sep 24, 2021

‘Repeat offenders’ driven four hours from home, then released

Seven turtles with a history of being hooked at local piers were driven four hours to St. George Island last week and released.

Sep 24, 2021

Navarre scores another top ranking — this time for fishing

An international fishing blog has named Navarre as the No. 2 fall fishing destination, in part due to the Navarre Fishing Rodeo, which takes place Oct. 2 and 3.

Sep 24, 2021

Many county offices affected by statewide network outage

Many county offices, including the Clerk of Courts, have been affected by a statewide network outage. Phone lines are still working. To reach a county department, use the online county phone directory.
Other constitutional officers that may be affected by this outage can be reached at the following numbers:

  • Clerk of Court – 850-981-5554
  • Property Appraiser – 850-983-1880 (north office) or 850-983-1912 (south office)
  • Supervisor of Elections – 850-983-1900
  • Tax Collector – 850-983-1800

Sep 24, 2021

No quick fix: Heavy rains flood local streets

In a span of seven days, nearly 8 inches of rain fell in the Navarre area. That total includes almost an inch on Sunday, an inch and a half on Friday and more than three and a half inches Thursday.

That was the day the stormwater system in the Ortega Drive neighborhood became officially overwhelmed.

Sep 24, 2021

Red tide hits neighboring county

The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) is notifying the public of a red tide bloom near James Lee Beach in Destin. Some people may have mild and short-lived respiratory symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation similar to cold symptoms, according to Thursday’s press release.

Sep 24, 2021

Recycling likely to resume in early October

Although no solid date has been given, Santa Rosa County officials have been told that recycling will likely resume the first two weeks of October. Service was discontinued temporarily after a July 15 fire at Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s recycling facility.

That is where Santa Rosa County’s recyclables are taken for Waste Pro’s customers in unincorporated portions of the county. 

Sep 23, 2021

Commissioners approve budget after property tax discussion

Although the county commissioners have not increased the county millage rate in over 30 years, citizens were worried about a “sneaky tax” as the commissioners approved the fiscal year 2022 budget Sept. 22.

Sep 23, 2021

Boil water notice in effect between Sound Haven Court and Sunrise Drive

A precautionary boil water notice is in effect for residents and businesses located on the south side of U.S. Highway 98, between Sound Haven Court and Sunrise Drive.
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