Rough seas ahead for SHIPs due to strained infrastructure

Rough seas ahead for SHIPs due to strained infrastructure

While the Navarre community was deliberating  support for a hike in fire taxes for a Holley-Navarre Fire District strapped for personnel, Holley-Navarre Water System scrambles to keep pace with growing water and sewer needs, U.S. Highway 98’s excess of 5,000 cars and Navarre High School is bursting at the seams, an outside agency has determined […]

We have a right and duty to control our borders

We have a right and duty to control our borders

Just Monday U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) issued a Critical Alert to the nation as the illegal surge at our southern border deteriorates further. We are simply overwhelmed he informed the American people. By Tuesday, Sessions who early on has been an advisor to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, was in Northwest Florida stumping for […]

Gulf Breeze Black Widow’s tangled web

Gulf Breeze Black Widow’s tangled web

Judias (Judy) V. Goodyear was anything but good. She was a walking paradox. She would go one step further than a true black widow, however. She would also be the first woman executed in Florida in 150 years. And the first woman to die in an electric chair. In 1978, she would change her last […]

Pain, suffering still lingers 15 years after 9/11

Pain, suffering still lingers 15 years after 9/11

None of us can ever forget where we were on that fateful day, the indelible images burned in our minds. Sept. 11, 2016 is the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the most cataclysmic terrorist attack on American soil, resulting in the loss of 2,996 lives, and injuring more than 6,000 others. Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell […]

Church initiates positive rapport with law enforcement

Church initiates positive rapport with law enforcement

Awareness. Mutual respect. Communication. These are elements key to the balance between a community and law enforcement on the heels of recent scenes in Ferguson and Milwaukee. “Our nation is experiencing controversy, outrage, anger, fear, protests, and retaliation over the deaths and murders of African-Americans and law enforcement officers in cities throughout the country,” said […]

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Wild ride as more candidates enter races, others drop out

Candidate signs have been going up like wildfire here, there and everywhere – something code enforcement won’t be happy about since so many enthusiastic campaign staffers forget to take them down after the elections are over. There were a number of late-minute surprises last week at the Santa Rosa County Elections office in what has […]

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

The Republican Party of Florida Congressional District 1 is hosting a debate series across the expansive district for the next Republican U. S. Representative.  This is the seat currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller who has announced his retirement. The first debate is set for Pensacola on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at […]

Put the lime in the coconut

Put the lime in the coconut

You will never look at a lime the same again after today. This sour little green citrus fruit can do wondrous things advanced medicines can’t. After months at sea without fresh fruits and vegetables, sailors found this out the hard way when they got scurvy which caused frequent infections, anemia, cracked lips and lip corners, […]

Matt Gaetz coming to Navarre Saturday

Matt Gaetz coming to Navarre Saturday

Matt Gaetz’s announcement bus tour arrives in Navarre Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. as the bus rolls into Helen Back Again, located at 8651 Navarre Parkway. Gaetz is calling his effort the Fight Washington Bus Tour whereby he aims to talk to voters and share his plan to restore America with bold conservative reforms, […]

Outreach, involvement key to suicide prevention

Outreach, involvement key to suicide prevention

The 22 veteran suicides per day epidemic is more realistically 25 says Fort Walton Beach physician Dr. Eddie Zant Jr., who treats many TBI-injured soldiers with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help heal their concussed brains. Despite studies showing the efficacy of this treatment, the Department of Veterans Affairs  does not use HBOT therapy.  On Oct. […]

From Instant Message to Instant Nightmare

From Instant Message to Instant Nightmare

One wrong click by your child on your unmonitored computer could spell disaster or just an innocent sleepover gone wrong as 16-year-old Shauna Newell of Pensacola learned in 2006.  “A mile a minute, that is how fast your child can disappear,” according to the Klaas Kids Foundation’s website.  Locally, Brad Dennis works as the director […]

TBI injuries, PTSD treatable with new therapies

TBI injuries, PTSD treatable with new therapies

Don’t let anyone tell you nothing can be done for the migraines, brain fog, depression, vertigo, fatigue, insomnia and other symptoms after a TBI injury.  Armed with facts, you or a loved one who has been injured can bust through the naysayers and obstructive agencies who tell you just to live with it or not […]

Alert: Social Security changes May 1

Alert: Social Security changes May 1

Effective May 1, 2016, new changes to Social Security could affect 21.3 million Americans who will no longer be eligible to collect an estimated $11.4 billion in crucial benefits.   If you are currently enrolled in Social Security, or are about to become eligible, this may affect you.  Appointments at Social Security offices will need to […]

A Servant’s Heart for Veterans

A Servant’s Heart for Veterans

The word “team” perfectly describes the essence of retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Frank Dailey II’s being. That team concept was ingrained in Dailey throughout his relentless military training and deployments from his first combat support mission in Panama in 1989, through Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia, Africa (Liberia/Sierra Leone/ Gabon Central Africa), Afghanistan and […]

Veterans intervene to fill the gap

Veterans intervene to fill the gap

Investigator James O’Keefe’s video on veteran suicides for Project Veritas asks why an increasing number of military graveyards are being filled with people who died at their own hands rather than in combat. He asserts that VA is unable to treat the underlying causes of veterans’ emotional problems, depending on drug therapies which can mask the problems or […]

Imported beef, pork will require no labeling

Imported beef, pork will require no labeling

It pays for consumers to read food labels but that is now a murkier quest because the concern about chicken now extends to beef and pork originating from other countries. Assertive consumers’ efforts to determine where their food comes from was further complicated recently when the president signed the Omnibus Bill in December 2015 which […]

New faces join race for Miller’s seat

New faces join race for Miller’s seat

The congressional race for U.S. House District 1 is heating up with numerous candidates who have recently filed an intent to run.  A total of 2,298 signatures of registered voters are required to enable a candidate to actually qualify in lieu of paying a hefty $10,440 qualifying fee. The signatures must be received by the […]

Food globalization and your health

Food globalization and your health

Problems with tainted food don’t only affect children and adults; pets can be severely impacted also. Pets in the U.S. started getting sick or dying around 2008. According to the FDA website, as of Sept. 30, 2014, it has received approximately 5,000 complaints of illness associated with consumption of chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky […]

22 veterans committing suicide every day

22 veterans committing suicide every day

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs in 2013 released a study addressing suicides from 1999-2010 which reflected that roughly 22 veterans were committing suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Thirty-one percent of these suicides were by veterans 49 and younger while 69 percent were by veterans age 50 and older. Read the […]

Protecting president provided perspective

Protecting president provided perspective

Dan Bongino, former Secret Service member of President Obama’s Personal Protection Detail was in Northwest Florida this past weekend to speak. Bongino, 41, is a former New York City police officer, a federal agent who worked financial crimes for the Secret Service and then became assigned to the Personal Protection Detail for presidents Bush and […]

USDA approves chicken from China

USDA approves chicken from China

After a back-and-forth years long trade and tariff war between the United States and China regarding beef , pork and chicken, the USDA in 2013 approved frozen chickens being shipped from the U.S., Chile and Canada to China for processing and returned to the U.S. in soups and nuggets. Read the full article in the […]

Studies show red-light cameras increase accidents

Studies show red-light cameras increase accidents

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ recently released report indicates red-light cameras at intersections increase accidents cumulatively by nearly 15 percent. This finding is in direct opposition to the reasons provided for placing red-light cameras into service. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Crunch time for Florida voters

Crunch time for Florida voters

With the Presidential Preference Primary election coming up March 15, those not registered as Republicans or Democrats will be unable to vote in that type election which occurs every four years. This is because Florida is considered a closed-primary state said Tappie Villane, Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections. There are 26,981 registered voters in […]

Blackhawk Memorial falling short of fundraising goals

Blackhawk Memorial falling short of fundraising goals

Navarre was the scene of the catastrophic foggy night training crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk off Navarre Beach in which 11 servicemen perished March 11, 2015. The Navarre community wasted no time expeditiously melding together to assist emergency personnel and search crews both civilian and military, hoping against hope, even as the search transitioned into […]

Helpful Healthy Holiday Habits

Helpful Healthy Holiday Habits

Consumer Reports conducted a poll about what people fear most about the holidays. In the top 3 results was weight gain. The New England Journal of Medicine says we gain an average of 1-3 pounds per year. So how do we enjoy ourselves during the holidays and not end up paying for it later? Here […]

Pomegranates Pack Powerful Punch

Pomegranates Pack Powerful Punch

Every holiday season, pomegranates make an appearance on grocery aisles commencing with Thanksgiving and extending through Christmas. But do you know the healthful punch the festive pomegranate fruit packs? Many shoppers may disregard a pomegranate when they see one because it’s just plain intimidating. Few know what do with a pomegranate, how to clean one, […]

My struggle with Restless Legs Syndrome

My struggle with Restless Legs Syndrome

Approximately one in 10 adult Americans suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease; and almost 1 million school-age children have childhood RLS, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. “The patient typically will have some type of an uncomfortable sensation in the legs or less commonly the arms that […]

What’s all the fuss about coconut oil?

What’s all the fuss about coconut oil?

Coconut oil has been showing up on grocery shelves, but what the heck is it and how is it used? Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but melts at about 78 degrees. It’s considered one of the best nutritional and personal products for your health. But make sure when you do buy it, it’s […]

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

For weeks and weeks my husband had been complaining about his stabbing, stinging, itching mosquito bites and resultant welts. He said what made this year different was the mosquitoes were more ferocious, seemed to be much larger and were dive bombing him. At first I thought it was a just an aberration or a purposeful […]