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Jan 18, 2022

House Bill 1035 is dangerous and unnecessary legislation

House Bill 1035, sponsored by Representative Jayer Williamson, needs to be defeated. It is merely a thinly veiled attempt to hamstring an aggrieved community’s ability to exercise the right of home rule.

Communities need this when the other means of redress have failed to achieve what many in the community feel is inequitable governance.

Jan 18, 2022

Let Butterfly House fly free

My name is Sally Menk, and I was with Jack Wetherell when he started the Navarre Panhandle Butterfly House in 1997. I volunteered there in Navarre every year until they tore it down!

Jan 12, 2022

Thanks to Navarre Press staff

Just a little thank you to all the staff at Navarre Press for the continued balanced and timely reporting on our local news.

Jan 5, 2022

Okaloosa-Santa Rosa needs true green transportation

Happy New Years!

We keep being told “be more green, conserve energy, reduce CO2, stop using fossil fuels etc.” We’re told the solution, in transportation, is to go electric. I disagree! The most green is the 100+ year old super affordable Bicycle.

Dec 15, 2021

People deserve a second chance

The League of Women Voters of Florida is spreading the word about the voting rights restored to certain persons with felony convictions under Florida’s Amendment 4 (2018).

Dec 15, 2021

Wishing peace, love and joy to all

As we were driving thru Navarre last week delivering holiday goodies and spreading One Love and wishes for peace and goodwill the way we do, it reared its ugly head driving down U.S. Highway 98 past “that” bbq joint. What we call “

Dec 3, 2021

More development brings more problems

In March of 2021, we sent an email and attachments to Santa Rosa County Officials, explaining our concerns about the potential hazards of allowing subdivisions to be built directly south and southwest of the Gulf Breeze Zoo.

Dec 2, 2021

It’s time to bring more infrastructure to Navarre

Last summer our Preserve Navarre nonprofit launched an online survey at The goal of this survey was to determine if Navarre residents desire to become their own city with home rule.

To date the results have given us a resounding yes. Our latest reports continue to show 66% of the respondents (3,141) support the idea.

Dec 1, 2021

Incorporation WILL make life better in Navarre

As I pondered a letter written by a local gentleman who states that Incorporation of Navarre is a bad idea, something struck me.

The writer stated, and I quote, “Or could we enjoy our freedom, mind our own business and appreciate a county government that generally leaves us alone unless we ask for help.”

Nov 25, 2021

Commissioner Dave Piech, can you help?

As a community activist, I am asking for your help as well help from the Gulf Breeze Community.

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