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Mar 12, 2024

Navarre Beach Lifeguards conduct emergency vehicle training

The Navarre Beach Lifeguards have officially hit the beach and will be manning towers and patrolling the sugar white sand until later this fall.

Mar 12, 2024

Calkins, Eddington oppose lowering causeway speed limit

On Thursday, the Santa Rosa County Commission will vote whether to lower the speed limit on the Navarre Beach Causeway from 35 to 20 miles per hour through Sept. 20 to protect nesting seabirds.

Mar 12, 2024

Santa Rosa and Escambia working together to install reef sites

There soon may be more reef sites from Navarre Beach to Casino Beach (Pensacola Beach), as part of an effort to provide more recreational opportunities for visitors and locals alike.

Mar 11, 2024

Pace High looks to rename building in honor of longtime secretary

On Dec. 30, 2022, Pace High School unexpectedly lost a valuable long-time staff member and former student. Bridget Hall Head was a member of the first graduating class at Pace High School and an employee at the school for 24 years. Over the last two decades, she served as the principal’s secretary. Now the principal, Stephen Shell wants to honor her in a permanent way. On March 7, he attended the Santa Rosa County School Board meeting to request a building, currently known as Freedom Hall, be named for Head.

Mar 11, 2024

Navarre CERT holds training at Holley Navarre fire station

Navarre’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) held a training session Sunday, March 3, at Holley Navarre Fire District Station 45. The training session was part of a six-session training course to prepare residents of Santa Rosa County for emergencies and how they can help their community.

Mar 8, 2024

Recreational harvest of snook for Florida Panhandle started March 1

The recreational harvest of snook in the Panhandle, Big Bend, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Charlotte Harbor and Southwest management regions will open March 1, and remain open through April 30. This includes all Florida state and inland waters as well as adjacent federal waters within each management region.

Mar 8, 2024

Baker’s dozen

Holley Navarre Middle School is sending 13 students to the state science fair following the regional West Panhandle Science and Engineering Fair at UWF. The regional science fair saw 24 HNMS students compete.

Mar 8, 2024

Changing of the guard

U.S. Air Force Col. Patrick Dierig stepped into his most significant role yet at Hurlburt Field, marking a milestone in his 23-year career.

Mar 8, 2024

Sheriff’s Office launches Star Foundation

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the formation of a new nonprofit organization called the ‘Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Star Foundation,’ which will work to support the agency and charitable organizations throughout the county and first responder communities.

Mar 8, 2024

Water System looks at independent rate study, approves pump replacements

Holley Navarre Water System CEO Jeff Crigler wants an independent rate study to look at how their rates and fees compare with other utilities of similar size and how the current rates are working for HNWS’s mission. The utility’s board agreed, approving soliciting a study.
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