In the first three months of 2021, Navarre Beach lifeguards have already rescued more people than they did all last year.
That number is 48 and rising.
The high number of swimmers in trouble combined with extremely busy beaches led to a request for additional funding to double the number of lifeguards on the beach.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contractors have completed demolition and pile driving efforts at pier 70 on the Pensacola Bay Bridge and are preparing the site for placement of the new trophy piece. The targeted reopening of the bridge remains the week of May 31, 2021.
FDOT is also improving the detour route on State Road 281 in Santa Rosa County by extending the southbound right turn lane on State Road (S.R.) 281 at U.S. 98 and installing a temporary traffic signal on Garcon Point Road (County Road 191) by Monday, April 5.
Chamber members and local Navarre officials crowded the lobby of Navarre ER Thursday morning to welcome the long-awaited emergency room facility to the community.
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mitch Mongell and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Todd Jackson shared in the excitement at the ceremony. During their speeches they told the crowd how happy they are to serve the community of Navarre and thanked everyone who made it possible.
A body found in Milton Sunday is that of 14-year-old Cody Walker, who has been missing since March 14.
The Milton teen’s remains were found in a wooded lot off of Sandy Forest Road. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office officials say he was a victim of homicide. The exact cause of death remains under investigation, according to the latest news released by the SRSO.
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