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Apr 14, 2022

Easter services in the Navarre/Gulf Breeze area

Looking for a place to celebrate Easter in Navarre or Gulf Breeze? Here are the times of the upcoming Easter week services in the area.

Apr 13, 2022

Livestock officer charged with killing stray mule

Justice is being served for the stray mule that was shot and killed on Tuesday, April 12. Philip Alan Hayes has been charged with felony for torturing or inflicting pain, serious injury, or death on an animal, as well as a misdemeanor for the inhumane slaughter of livestock. Hayes turned himself in to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office around 10 p.m. on Monday, April 18, almost a week after the incident on Deaton Bridge Road in Milton. Hayes was released just after midnight.

Apr 12, 2022

Certified burner to blame for wildfire

A controlled burn turned into a wildfire on Friday, April 8, 2022. Firefighters with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center, in addition to other departments, fought a wildfire near Dickerson City Road at Garcon Point in Santa Rosa County beginning early on Friday afternoon.

Apr 12, 2022

Garage fire damages Navarre home

Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, April 10, the Holley-Navarre Fire District was alerted for a residential structure fire in the 2400 block of Pleasant Point Circle. The dispatch center advised they were receiving multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and fire from the residence.

Apr 8, 2022

DeSantis signs controversial ‘parent’s rights’ bill, draws ire, praise

On Mar. 28, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 1557 also known as the Parental Rights in Education Bill. The bill, which has garnered controversy, requires district school boards to comply with provisions of law for notifying student’s parents of specified information. According to the description on the Florida Senate website, the bill also prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in grade levels Kindergarten through third and authorizes parents to bring legal action against school districts.

Apr 6, 2022

Two tornados confirmed in Santa Rosa County Mar. 31

The National Weather Service storm survey teams confirmed that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Santa Rosa County Mar. 31 during a regional tornado outbreak.

Apr 3, 2022

BREAKING: Missing Navarre woman’s body recovered in Alabama

The body of missing Navarre woman, Cassie Carli, has been recovered in St. Clair County, Alabama during the execution of a search warrant. She was found in a barn in a shallow grave according to Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson.

Apr 1, 2022

Cassie Carli still missing, search continues into weekend

Last Sunday night, Cassie Carli went missing sometime after 7 p.m. from Navarre Beach.

Carli was at Juana’s boat ramp to conduct a child custody swap with Marcus Spanevelo, Carli’s former partner and the father of their daughter, Saylor.

According to Sheriff Bob Johnson, Spanevelo is the last person to see her.

Apr 1, 2022

Peter Prince Field funding agreement approved by vote

Additional funding for the Peter Prince Field Airport master plan was approved at Thursday’s Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioner’s meeting.

Mar 31, 2022

Former Commissioner Don Salter inducted into Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter was one of 15 veterans inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame this week. Governor Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet voted unanimously on the list of inductees for 2021.