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Aug 29, 2022

‘It’s amazing’: 95-year-old cyclist Eure first to cross new Tom King Bayou Pedestrian Bridge

A crowd of around 25 braved rain clouds to witness the ribbon cutting for the Tom King Bayou pedestrian bridge on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Aug 26, 2022

Saturday recount to decide BoCC District 2 winner

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Colten Wright, left, and County Judge Tony Giraud review “cured” ballots during the Canvassing Board’s meeting Thursday. 

Aug 25, 2022

Recount – not runoff – could decide Santa Rosa County Commission District 2 election

Almost 48 hours after polls closed Tuesday, it’s still unclear who won Santa Rosa County’s District 2 Board of County Commissioners seat. 

Aug 25, 2022

Jubilee developer sets third town hall meeting

Neighbors of the proposed Jubilee project northeast of Pace still have questions about the master-planned community, and some are spreading misinformation, developer Ron Reeser told the Press Gazette Aug. 24. “We’re going to keep trying to educate people about the benefits of a CDD for the entire area,” said Reeser, managing partner of The Eagle […]

Aug 24, 2022

Tight Santa Rosa County Commission District 2 race may result in recount 

58 votes and .2 percent of the vote.

That is all that separates Kerry Smith from Jeff Ates in the Santa Rosa County Commission District 2 seat.

That .2 per cent of the vote is significant as an automatic recount is triggered when vote-getters are not separated by more than .5 percent of the vote.


Aug 23, 2022

Primary election wrap up

With 41 of 41 precincts reporting and early voting mail ballots counted, the primary election preliminary results are in.

Aug 23, 2022

Navarre man, 12 others arrested during undercover operation

Over a three day period, the major crimes unit in the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office caught 13 men, who were trying to solicit minors through social media.

The 13 men are Anthony Martinez of Pace, Michael Preston of Navarre, Bryan Mejia of Pensacola, Terry Deer of Fairhope, Ala., Trevon Mitchell of Pensacola, Zachary Frantz of Pace, Joshua Prows of Milton, Jose Leonardo-Ramirez of Pensacola, Tristan Thrower of Pensacola, James Lee Ray of Pensacola, Andrew Walters of Gulf Shores, Ala., Eric Menchaca of DeFuniak Springs, and Patrick Bradt of Crestview.


Aug 22, 2022

Rebekah Jones wins appeal, looks to Aug. 23 primary

Rebekah Jones is now in the clear for the Aug. 23 primary thanks to a judgement handed down from the Florida Court of Appeals, First District on Aug. 22.

As Navarre Press reported last week, Jones had been involved in a court fight with Peggy Schiller, who is running against her for the Democratic nomination for Congressional district one. The winner of the primary will face incumbent Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).


Aug 19, 2022

Tom King Bayou pedestrian bridge to open Aug. 24

The Tom King Bayou pedestrian bridge in Navarre is set to open at 10 a.m. on Wed., Aug. 24 with a brief ribbon cutting on the east end of the bridge. The pedestrian bridge connects the multi-use path that travels along East Bay Boulevard from Hwy. 98 to Hwy. 87.

Aug 19, 2022

Leavins, Santa Rosa Correctional see responsibility as opportunity

Every day, Donald Leavins goes to work at Santa Rosa Correctional Institute, a level six prison facility. Leavins has been warden of the prison since May 2021.

With around 2460 incarcerated men, Santa Rosa Correctional Institute has a lot of needs and responsibilities. Something Leavins does not take lightly.