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May 20, 2024

Betty J Pullum YMCA submitting plans for afterschool building

Navarre’s Betty J Pullum YMCA is planning to expand in the next few years. Plans for a new modular portable building were submitted April 25 to Santa Rosa County Development Services.

According to the architectural site plan, the new portable structure will be located on the northwest side of the main YMCA building.


May 19, 2024

Man arrested after fleeing scene from serious accident in Navarre

One patient was life flighted and additional patients were taken by ambulance to area hospitals. The accident occurred just past 5 p.m. and was the result of a speeding black pickup truck colliding with the back of a white van in the northbound lane of Edgewood Drive. The van had been stopped at a stop […]

May 17, 2024

Santa Rosa County under tornado watch

Santa Rosa County is under a tornado watch until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Mobile. Strong to severe storms are possible Friday afternoon and into the evening. Strong winds, hail, and a brief tornado are possible during this timeframe.

May 17, 2024

County Economic Development Office offering StRIVE grant through July

From May 1 through the end of July, Santa Rosa County small business owners will have the opportunity to upgrade their storefronts thanks to matching grants from the county.

After having been put on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Rosa Improvement Vitalization Enterprise (StRIVE) grant program is being revived for summer 2024. Businesses applying for the grant are eligible for funds up to $10,000.


May 17, 2024

Alphy’s Catfish House changes hands with new ownership

After 13 years at the helm, Phyllis and Al Smith have stepped aside and handed the reins of Alphy’s Catfish House to someone new. The restaurant’s new owner, Cody Pitre, officially took over May 6 and brings 40 years of experience in the restaurant business with him.

May 16, 2024

New Research & Development facility opens next to The Breeze Cinema

Proportion-Air, a company which sells proportional electro-pneumatics and flow products, has moved its research and development operations to a new 12,000 square foot building to 2862 Whisper Cove Blvd. off Highway 98, west of The Breeze movie theater.

May 16, 2024

Air Force leadership honors EOD memorial in 55th year

Eglin Air Force Base — Dressed in the bright whites, deep blues and dense blacks of their service uniforms, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Soldiers returned this year to honor and remember their fallen explosive ordnance disposal brethren May 4.

May 15, 2024

Eglin AFB to hold 37th annual Gate to Gate Run/Walk May 25

Attention all runners! For the 37th year, Eglin Air Force Base is hosting its Gate-to-Gate Memorial Run/Walk Saturday, May 25. The event, which begins at 7 a.m., is a 4.4-mile competitive race with portions of the route adjacent to the flightline.

May 15, 2024

AF researchers design, build, fly autonomous aircraft in 24 hours

Eglin Air Force Base — In an open area of the Eglin range known as B-70, a group of Air Force field grade officers and black-shirted innovators huddled together above an eight-pound model aircraft as they raced against their deadline to build it.

May 15, 2024

Air Force leadership honors EOD memorial in 55th year

Eglin Air Force Base — Dressed in the bright whites, deep blues and dense blacks of their service uniforms, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Soldiers returned this year to honor and remember their fallen explosive ordnance disposal brethren May 4.
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