Pullum YMCA steps up for Gulf Breeze swim team

Pullum YMCA steps up for Gulf Breeze swim team

With the three-mile bridge in Pensacola out of commission indefinitely due to damage from multiple barges hitting it during Hurricane Sally, the Gulf Breeze swim team found itself in a tough spot. The team uses Hunter Pool in Pensacola in the mornings for its practices, but with the bridge out, it has made travel to […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

Emily Madril hasn’t played soccer in two seasons. Injuries have kept the former Navarre standout on the sideline at Florida State. So, if you are looking for inspiration, look no further than Madril. She returned to action last week for the Seminoles and scored a goal in the Seminoles’ 5-0 win over the Fighting Irish. […]

Wollenzien takes flight by earning pilot’s license

Wollenzien takes flight by earning pilot’s license

Most high school seniors have a driver’s license. But a pilot license? That’s rarified air. Literally. Navarre swimmer Kaitlyn Wollenzien is in that select company, having earned it earlier this year. “It’s really cool that I have it. I’m proud of it,” Wollenzien said. Wollenzien has always been inspired to learn to fly and that […]

Navy Junior ROTC remembers Sept. 11

Navy Junior ROTC remembers Sept. 11

Miniature American flags covered the front lawn of Navarre High School Friday morning, each one placed by Navarre Navy JROTC cadets in the pre-dawn hours of a humid September day. There were 2,977 flags in all, each representing a life lost on the tragedy-filled day of Sept. 11, 2001. Two planes crashed into the Twin […]

Game day protocol for Raider fans to keep in mind

Game day protocol for Raider fans to keep in mind

Navarre Raider fans have a few things they’ll need to keep in mind as they head out to sporting events next week. The high school laid out information today on changes that will be in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. GoFan.Co is the place for fans to find tickets to football and volleyball games. It’s […]

Navarre volleyball team in position to contend this year

Navarre volleyball team in position to contend this year

As uncertain as everything is for Navarre’s volleyball team moving forward into a season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no doubts or questions looming about its potential. Experience isn’t in short supply for the Raiders, who are coming off an eight-win season. They harbor aspirations of contending for a district title and more. Lilly […]

Housing assistance offered in Santa Rosa County

Housing assistance offered in Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County residents in need of housing assistance due to COVID-19 can apply for help starting Sept. 9. The Santa Rosa County Housing Department received $1.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for mortgage/rent/utility assistance for residents that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Read the full article in […]

Stingrays battle Gators tough in season-opening loss

Stingrays battle Gators tough in season-opening loss

For most of this hot and muggy September night in Northwest Florida, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy stood on the cusp of pulling off a stunning win. But momentum swung in the fourth quarter against Baker. The Stingrays gave up 23 points in the final 12 minutes of play in a 35-12 season-opening loss Friday to […]

Public notice#2333 HNWS Public Bid

Bids for the Sandy Dunes LS81 Pump Replacement project for Holley-Navarre Water System, Inc., HNWS Project No. 9-0030-30-006-20, will be received via e-mail at systemengineer@hnws-fl.com until 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, September 17, 2020.  The project consists of the furnishing and installation of two (2) pumps as well as providing a full pump start up […]

Nowling reels in record catch

Nowling reels in record catch

Lavon Nowing is in select company. The Santa Rosa County angler caught a flathead catfish that sets a state record. The fish checked in at more than four feet long (48.5 inches), featuring a girth of 38.25 inches. It  weighed in at just a hair under 70 pounds (69.9). Nowling caught the fish in the […]

Carter lands on preseason All-ACC team

Carter lands on preseason All-ACC team

Michael Carter has been named to the preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. The senior University of North Carolina running back is a selection at the all-purpose position after rolling up 1,623 all-purpose yards a year ago. That total included a career-best 1,003 rushing yards. The all-purpose total is a career high as well. The Navarre […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

It should have been a remarkable night on the bayfront tonight. Yes, it would have been hot and humid, with a heat index hovering at 100, but that late summer weather would have mattered little for the University of West Florida football team. The Argonauts would have been kicking off their fifth season in program […]

Future of bars and breweries discussed at roundtable

Future of bars and breweries discussed at roundtable

Gov. Ron DeSantis said he hopes to give Floridians the “ability to have some enjoyment in their life” by soon lifting on-site drinking restrictions imposed on bars and craft breweries since late June. The restrictions were put in place due to widespread non-compliance with coronavirus safety guidelines. But DeSantis said Thursday after nearly six months […]

Recinos relished opportunity to play overseas last season

Recinos relished opportunity to play overseas last season

Glance up at the television screen inside the living room of the Recinos home and professional soccer dominates it. Forget about grabbing the remote and changing the channel. That’s not an option. It’s all soccer, all the time. Joel Recinos wouldn’t have it any other way. He loves the game. And up until six months ago, […]

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