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Apr 16, 2024

Raider Games set for April 19, need donations

A Galaxy far, far away will be a little closer to home for Navarre High School’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students this April.

On Friday, April 19, Bennett C. Russell Stadium, where the Navarre Raiders play football, will become the site of ‘Raider Wars 2024.’ The Raider Wars, which is “Star Wars” themed, is the latest installment of the annual Navarre High Raider Games.

Apr 15, 2024

The ultimate gift

“An answered prayer.” That’s how Austyn Evans describes knowing her two-year-old son, Conrad, now has a kidney after an agonizing search for a donor. Although the search took them from Northwest Florida to Texas and then to Georgia, the donor turned out to be closer to home (in fact, the donor lives in their home).

Apr 15, 2024

Santa Rosa County Clerk’s Office warns of phone scams happening across Florida

Phone scams are on the rise in the State of Florida. This is according to the Office of Inspector General, which has received reports from residents and former residents since April 4. The Santa Rosa County Clerk’s Office wants to make residents aware of this scam and how it is being perpetrated.

Apr 15, 2024

FamiliesFirst to host Adoption Family Spring Fest in Fort Walton

Community members interested in becoming adoptive parents are invited to join FamiliesFirst Network for an Adoption Family Spring Fest. This day of games, food and prizes will be held Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liza Jackson Park, 338 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach.

Apr 12, 2024

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue considering dive rescue team training

With the expansion of artificial reefs across the Panhandle, more and more people are partaking in underwater recreation in the Gulf and in the intercoastal waterways. As more visitors come to our area, there is more risk for something going awry, meaning first responders have to be ready to answer the call.

Apr 11, 2024

County commissioners approve impact fees, with a caveat

Santa Rosa County commissioners on Thursday voted to pass an impact fee to be used for roads and transportation purposes, if and only if voters approve a half-cent sales tax. The two are bound together.

Apr 10, 2024

New fiber optic network deployed in northwest Florida

LiveOak Fiber, a regional broadband provider, is excited to announce that the company’s Northwest Florida fiber network deployment is nearly halfway complete and is already providing broadband services to thousands of residential and business customers.

Apr 9, 2024

Clerk of Courts reveals $852K stolen by fraudster

On Friday April 5, 2024, Santa Rosa County Clerk of Courts was notified that a recent payment to a vendor in the amount of $852,983.06 had been intercepted as a result of fraud. Upon notification the Clerk of Courts’ Finance Department issued a fraud alert to their bank. 

Apr 9, 2024

Former director of UWF Japan House recognized with the Order of the Rising Sun award

Shigeko Honda, who was director of the University of West Florida Japan Center and Japan House for 26 years, has been awarded the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays. Honda was recognized at an event on UWF’s Pensacola campus on April 1 which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Japan House.

Apr 9, 2024

Scooters named top 20 seafood restaurant on Yelp

With Navarre being on the Gulf of Mexico (as well as East Bay), there are plenty of options for seafood around town. One Navarre restaurant is getting recognition for their seafood thanks to customers’ Yelp reviews.
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