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Jan 20, 2023

Forging their Destiny: Groundbreaking of a future church in Navarre

A crowd of 100 people gathered Thursday, Jan. 19, to witness and celebrate the groundbreaking of Destiny Worship Center’s new Navarre campus. While the campus is currently an open field, people associated with the church came together to recognize the start of construction and a new chapter. Steve Vaggalis, the founder and senior pastor of Destiny Worship Center, gave a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony letting the crowd know he was grateful to all the people who had helped make Destiny Worship Center a successful church.

Jan 20, 2023

Pedro’s Tacos highlights additions coming to Palm Tree Plaza

A Pedro’s Tacos & Tequila Bar is coming to Navarre.

Jan 17, 2023

Gaetz announces nominees for military academies

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz spoke eloquently of the character and quality required to be nominated to one of the nation’s military academies at a ceremony Tuesday at Navarre High School.

Jan 17, 2023

Guardian program in Santa Rosa schools moving ahead despite delay

School safety is a top priority for schools across the country, especially after tragedies like the ones at schools in Uvalde, Texas, and Parkland, Florida. Last year, Santa Rosa District Schools decided to pursue the implementation of a guardian program, based on the state’s Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program. The program, which is meant to add an extra layer of protection for schools, has not been fully implemented.

Jan 17, 2023

New courthouse opens for business

Finally! More than 20 years in the making, the new Santa Rosa County Courthouse began serving the First Judicial District of Florida and county courts today, Jan. 16.

Jan 16, 2023

Traffic Signal on U.S. 98 at Rosewood Drive to Become Operational

A new traffic signal on U.S. 98 in Navarre at the U.S. 98 and Rosewood Drive intersection will become operational Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. The new signal is mounted horizontally on mast arms.   Since the signal is in the horizontal position, motorists with color weakness problems will need to remember red is on the left and green on the right.

Jan 14, 2023

Sheriff’s Office investigating Stand Your Ground shooting

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one person injured in the early morning hours Saturday, Jan. 14. At approximately 3:15 a.m. Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting at the 5500 block of Sea Spray Court in Navarre.

Jan 13, 2023

SRC Employee of the Quarter

Ginny Davis, who has been described as ‘the face of Emergency Management’ because of her efforts to educate residents about disaster preparedness at community events, is the Santa Rosa County Employee of the Quarter for the Fourth Quarter of 2022. Santa Rosa County Assistant Administrator Brad Baker holds a plaque he presented to Davis at the county commission’s meeting Thursday. Also pictured is Administrator DeVann Cook.

Jan 12, 2023

Alvin’s Island eyes Navarre Beach for possible location

People who live along Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach may have a new neighbor in the next few years. Alvin’s Island, a beach-focused retailer and affiliate of Marco Destin, is making plans to build a location on Navarre Beach off Gulf Boulevard. The approximate location is directly in front of The Navarre Beach Regency Condominiums.

Jan 11, 2023

Owner wants to rezone 42 acres in East Milton to commercial

A property owner is asking the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board to recommend rezoning 41.8 acres of vacant agricultural land on State Road 87 in East Milton for commercial use. The board will meet beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at the County Administration Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton.