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Mar 28, 2024

Bat maternity season coming up in April

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sharing the reminder that bat maternity season, the time when most of our state’s native and beneficial bats give birth and raise their young, starts on April 16. Now is the time for property owners to check homes and other buildings for roosting bats before bat maternity season begins.

Mar 28, 2024

Owners of The Twist Ice Cream look to add signage, apply for variances

Owners of The Twist Custom Ice Cream, which has called Navarre home for 22 years, are requesting two variances from Santa Rosa County Development Services. The variances are for an increase in allowable wall signage and the reduction of the setback of their property from 50 feet to five feet to accommodate a previously built structure.

Mar 27, 2024

Remembering the disappearance, death of Cassie Carli

March 27, 2024, marked the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Cassie Carli, 37, a Navarre woman who was exchanging custody of her daughter with her daughter’s father at the time she disappeared. The incident became a national news story and led to the passing of legislation to address custody exchange safety.

Mar 26, 2024

Oriole Beach Elementary pupil wins student cooking challenge

Outfitted with traditional chef uniforms including toques (chef hats) and double-breasted jackets, a group of six Santa Rosa County students stepped up to the plate to create simple but delicious dishes as part of the 2024 Future Chefs Challenge.

Mar 26, 2024

Col. Allison Black retires after 32 years of service

Col. Allison Black was looking to be part of something meaningful when she joined the military out of high school.

She never thought her time serving her country would last three decades.

Mar 25, 2024

UF/IFAS schedules 2024 Santa Rosa County Farm Tour

The University of Florida/Institute of Family and Agriculture Science will host the 2024 Santa Rosa County Farm Tour on Thursday, May 16.

Mar 25, 2024

Turtle Roll moves into old JJ Chago’s location

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Navarre residents will now have another option for a sweet treat with the opening of Turtle Roll Homemade Ice Cream and Shaved Ice on Highway 98 near the turn lane going onto Highway 87 S. The business opened Wednesday, March 20.

Mar 22, 2024

Santa Rosa Buffalo Rock facility project submits plans to county

Buffalo Rock is moving closer to bringing a distribution facility to Santa Rosa County.

Developers affiliated with the Birmingham-based company, which bottles Dr. Pepper and Pepsi products, have submitted plans to County development services for the construction of two facilities at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10.

Mar 22, 2024

Local pastor visits Israel during wartime

In the months following the horrific attacks of Oct. 7, 2023, people around the world have kept a close eye on the conflict between Israel and Hamas in and around Gaza. While most people are watching from around the globe, a Gulf Breeze pastor recently had the chance to visit the Holy Land and learn more about what Israelis are dealing with.

Mar 22, 2024

Female Defender Initiative: Breaking down barriers

Hurlburt Field – At the beginning of this year, three U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeants came together over a mutual desire to improve their squadron. Working side-by-side, they started a program to create a safe environment where Airmen can build healthy working relationships through education and discussion.
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