Jun 13, 2021

First tropical system dialing up, stormy weather on the way

Thunderstorms will likely move into the area again today and a low pressure area over the Bay of Campeche has a 50% chance of forming into a tropical depression in the next five days.

Forecasters warn that even if a tropical depression doesn’t form, the system could bring heavy rainfall to the area. The risk of rip currents is also likely to increase.

Jun 13, 2021

It’s turtle time year-round on Navarre Beach Fishing Pier

When guests step out onto the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, they probably don’t realize how much work goes into keeping it safe and family friendly.

And that safety extends to the welfare of the marine animals that call the area around the pier home. 

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue
Jun 13, 2021

Second child drowns in Navarre waters in just over a week

A 1-year-old child was pulled from the canal adjacent to 7372 Grand Navarre Boulevard Sunday evening, according to Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh. The little girl’s death marks the second child drowning death in Navarre in just over a week.

Emergency officials were called to that home just after 8 p.m. A concerned neighbor pulled the body of the toddler out of the canal at about 8:30 p.m.

The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office has been called and is handling the investigation.

Jun 12, 2021

Weekly trash pick-up to continue on Navarre Beach

The decision has been made to stick with once-a-week trash pick-up on Navarre Beach despite some concerns from residents.

Pensacola Bay Bridge
Jun 11, 2021

Expect nighttime restrictions on Bay bridge

Drivers will encounter nighttime lane restrictions on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Thursday evening, June 10 through Friday morning, June 18 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Construction crews will be performing repairs needed to restore four lanes of traffic for the entire bridge. Drivers should anticipate travel delays while the work is underway.

Jun 11, 2021

New machine to help clean up Navarre Beach area

A Toro Dingo, a utility vehicle with a sweeping attachment, has been purchased to help clean up the sand around Navarre Beach walkways, boardwalk and showers.

Jun 11, 2021

Report finalized on boy’s Navarre drowning, funeral set for Saturday

As a grieving Kentucky family prepares to bury their 5-year-old son, Navarre residents continue to keep them in their thoughts and prayers. Zaten Gabriel Clark, son of Travis and Christina Clark, died Saturday night after he fell from the play structure at a floating water park and drowned.

Services will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Morgantown, Kentucky, one week to the day that Zaten died. He was pulled from the Santa Rosa Sound by Holley-Navarre Fire District rescuers just before 7:30 p.m., which was less than 20 minutes after they were first notified.

Jun 11, 2021

There’s a new snake wrangler in town

Caesi Williamson’s phone lit up with a text bright and early on a weekday morning. A friend was letting her know that her services to capture and relocate a snake were needed.

Jun 10, 2021

Miscount occurs in water board election

Two new board members have been selected for the Holley Navarre Water System.

Votes were cast at a June 1 special meeting.

Jun 9, 2021

Sentences handed down for men accused of vandalizing oyster beds

Pensacola Bay Oyster Company received the first round of justice from the Santa Rosa County Circuit Court this week, according to a press release from the company.

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