One Year Ago – 2020
Efforts to incorporate Navarre failed to meet the ballot threshold for the August primary election.
According to the Supervisor of Elections, the Navarre Area United Political Action committee fell short by 1,162 petitions. They were required to receive 2,842 according to election office documents.
State officials issued a plan June 11 to get schools back in session in-person starting in August and specified the differences in how schools might operate.
Five Years Ago – 2016
A woman reportedly fired several shots inside her Midway home and then barricaded herself inside. A standoff with deputies lasted a little over two hours before she surrendered without incident and was taken into custody.
Purple flags went up to warn beachgoers of sea lice, tiny, pepper-like jellyfish larvae that can cause a rash. According to the head Navarre Beach lifeguard, it occurred every year, but this was the first year that he had heard visitors complain.
10 Years Ago – 2011
Members of the Navarre Beach Volunteer Fire Department board of directors questioned whether it was safe or not – or even the department’s responsibility to rescue swimmers in distress. Pending a discussion between the fire board and county staff, the Navarre Beach fire chief said that firefighters were trained and would respond to calls for emergencies in the Gulf and Sound.
The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council was getting about $1.2 million as a part of the $30 million marketing grant BP was giving the Northwest Florida Tourism Council. The grant was a continued effort of BP to make up for the negative effect the oil spill had on the region’s industry.
20 Years Ago – 2001
Changes in animal control laws were in process to include a “pooper-scooper” provision. The fines recommended were $25 for the first offense, $75 for the second offense and $150 for each subsequent offense.
This was a result of residents’ complaints to commissioners that pets were being allowed to use the new bike/walking path as a pet potty with owners failing to pick up after their dogs.
Gene Morales and Debra Martinez were crowned prom king and queen of Navarre High School at festivities at The Zoo.