I have been in this industry for more than 25 years at this point, getting my first paid job at the Ball State Daily News in the summer of 1998. Since that time, I have written thousands of stories (my best estimate is around 5,000, but that could be a little high or a little low).
There’s a hall of fame for just about everything
I have been a fan of video games for practically my entire life. My parents purchased an Atari 2600 for my brother and me in the early ‘80s and I’ve been hooked on them ever since. I even wrote a weekly column on gaming at my last job that was published across the country for a few years. While I don’t consider myself an expert on the subject, I’m definitely well versed in it.
All, some or none? Commissioners to consider beach renourishment Thursday
Erosion caused by Hurricane Sally in 2020 has complicated Santa Rosa County’s beach renourishment schedule.
Out and About
The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is seeking public input for possible future amenities and/or projects for Navarre and the Navarre Beach areas. There is a new poll out that you will see promoted in the next few weeks. There are only two questions – the first one being an order of importance.
Lighthouse Stingrays to open 2023 season at home
Lighthouse Private Christian Academy has released its 2023 football schedule, which will include four home games in 2023. The season marks year two for former Navarre Raider Everette Alford as the head coach of the program.
Upper weight classes paving way for Raiders’ success
Ethan Newman and Bryce Eberhardt are workout partners in the weight room, regularly pushing each other to be great. “We’re always pushing each other to get the most out of each other,” Newman said.
Area track athletes shine at Wildcat Invitational
Area athletes took to the track for the first big meet of March, competing in Pensacola Saturday at the Steve Garst Wildcat Invitational at Washington. Several athletes placed in the top 10 in their respective events. Ameer Rustom of Navarre won the javelin with a school-record throw of 174-feet-2-inches. He also won the shot put (45-04).
Benaquis has grown into leader during lacrosse career at Navarre
Courtney Benaquis has been with the Navarre girls lacrosse program since its inaugural season. A friend asked if she wanted to be a part of it their freshman year in 2020.
Brian Out Loud
A new name. A new school. The same story. You want more than anything for the cycle of young people dying by suicide to end. There just doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
Navarre Presbyterian celebrates 25th anniversary
In 1998, Navarre welcomed a presbyterian church to the area. Navarre Presbyterian Church is still going strong 25 years later. In honor of that 25th anniversary, Navarre Presbyterian hosted a special luncheon after their Sunday service to recall good times and good fellowship.