Holley Navarre Water says hydrants on horizon

Holley Navarre Water says hydrants on horizon

Questions have arisen recently about a lack of fire hydrants in areas of Navarre following a house fire on Tupelo Drive Nov. 22. The lack of hydrants in the area made fighting the fire more difficult for Holley Navarre Fire District, forcing the teams to depend on their tanker trucks for water. In fact, there […]

New suspicious activity – how to keep your children safe

New suspicious activity – how to keep your children safe

A new report of suspicious activity involving a child has the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office encouraging parents to have a conversation with their children about “stranger danger.” The most recent reports are from Woodlawn Beach Road/Barbarosa Road in Midway Nov. 16 around 1:45 p.m. and the description is an older white male in a black […]

Freezing temps tonight and tomorrow

Freezing temps tonight and tomorrow

The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a freeze warning in effect from 6 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s across the warning area, bringing the first freeze of the season. Holley Navarre Fire District Battalion Chief Howie Rounsaville reminds everyone to protect your […]

Cold temperatures headed our way

Cold temperatures headed our way

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, two cold fronts are heading our way this week. The first cold front will arrive Tuesday evening bringing moderate rain amounts Tuesday evening into Wednesday. “Behind that is a significant cold front and winds will shift out of the north with winds up to 15 mph and […]

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Jennifer Dantin and Janet Pfalzgraf Second Grade Classes at Holley Navarre Primary School shared what they were thankful for this year.   I am thankful for my brother because he lets me sleep in his bed at night whene I have nightmares and because he tucks me in.  – Preslee, age 7 I am thankful […]

Outdoor burning regulations and safety tips

Outdoor burning regulations and safety tips

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, there is a chance we will have a drier winter with a La Nina setting up in the eastern pacific. “You have to take it with a grain of salt,” meteorologist Ryan Rogers said. “It just stacks the deck in a particular direction.” A drier winter makes […]

Kelly abruptly removed from Holley Navarre Water board

Kelly abruptly removed from Holley Navarre Water board

Under accusations that Holley Navarre Water System board members Brian Kelly and James Calkins “colluded with his (Calkins) brother-in-law to get Brian Kelly services” at the address listed for Kelly’s water service, a motion was made by Troy Bossier to rescind his membership certificate and remove him from the board. The motion passed with two […]

Manatee population continues to recover

Manatee population continues to recover

November is Manatee Awareness Month and the state of the species is far better than it used to be, with Florida manatees now listed as threatened rather than endangered. The change in status of the species, which was made in March due to increased population counts, is the result of effective protection measures. The manatee […]

State considers decrease in workers’ comp rates

State considers decrease in workers’ comp rates

Actuaries with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation are reviewing with a fine-tooth comb a proposed 9.6 percent decrease to workers’ compensation insurance rates put forth by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). NCCI made an official presentation to the state’s insurance regulatory agency and the public Oct. 18 in Tallahassee. NCCI is an […]

Keeping your pet safe during Halloween

Keeping your pet safe during Halloween

Halloween has its own hazards and risks for pets and can make them anxious and even frightened. The chaos of Halloween means a flurry of activity, a constantly ringing doorbell and excited children running through neighborhoods. “It’s so easy for pet parents to forget or overlook how vulnerable our beloved animals really are in the […]

Fire damages Sleepy Bay home

Fire damages Sleepy Bay home

“Residential structure fire at 7843 Sleepy Bay Boulevard,” called the Santa Rosa County dispatcher to Holley Navarre Fire District, Midway, Navarre Beach and Florosa Fire Departments. When the first truck arrived on scene the smoke could be seen coming out of the ventilation pipes on the roof. The fire was in the kitchen. Read the […]

Damaging winds rip roof off business

Damaging winds rip roof off business

A strong storm that pushed through the area Sunday night brought damaging winds that tore through a couple of businesses in the 3000 block of Gulf Breeze Parkway. The damaged plaza included the businesses of Gulf Technical Services and hair salon Michele & Co. According to John Purdy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service […]

Commissioners express ‘sticker shock’ over park plan

Commissioners express ‘sticker shock’ over park plan

“When we embarked on the master plan for Navarre Park, I had no idea whatsoever that we would end up with a $6.5 million plan,” District 5 commissioner Lane Lynchard said during Monday’s Board of County Commissioner committee meeting in regards to the Navarre Park master plan. He and other commissioners described their reaction as […]

Disaster preparedness for your pets

Disaster preparedness for your pets

Santa Rosa County was spared from the devastation of Hurricane Irma this week, but the practice session of preparing for a major hurricane provided some insight into areas of readiness we are lacking in. One of the topics that leaves many residents with questions is preparing to evacuate or shelter in place with pets. One […]

Roadside memorial relocated

Roadside memorial relocated

With hurricane Irma on an uncertain track and the Navarre area under a wind advisory, Leadership Santa Rosa class 29 decided it was time to relocate the roadside Black Hawk memorial on Navarre Beach Causeway  Saturday. The memorial was placed following a March 10, 2015, Black Hawk helicopter crash in the Navarre sound. Read the […]

Utility seeks fix to Hidden Creek Golf flooding

Utility seeks fix to Hidden Creek Golf flooding

The plight of Holley-Navarre Water System and the Hidden Creek Golf Club it owns have been similar in recent weeks: too much water and nowhere to put much of it. Heavy rains from June through August have forced the club to close on some days, making water hazards out of some of its sand traps, […]

Attempted murder suspect from New York arrested in Holley by the Sea

Attempted murder suspect from New York arrested in Holley by the Sea

In an unexpected turn of events, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for attempted murder in New York. September 12, deputies received a call about a stolen iPhone in Gulf Breeze. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the deputies walked the victim through locating the phone through an app, which […]

Emergency officials keep Cold War vigilance

Emergency officials keep Cold War vigilance

Although a nuclear attack on our area is far less likely than such natural catastrophes as hurricanes, Daniel Hahn has a plan to take cover in his house and use a large couch as a shield from gamma rays. “I know my home. I know exactly what I would do in case of a hurricane, […]

Fire district’s bold increase angers payers

Fire district’s bold increase angers payers

Navarre residents received two tax notices in the mail this year. Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown sent out TRIM (Truth in Millage) notices of proposed ad-valorem taxes, but for the first time of his tenure he declined to send the Holley Navarre Fire Department (HNFD) assessment increase notices. “That’s an option I have,” […]

Long-time Florida Senator dead in crash

Long-time Florida Senator dead in crash

Former long-time Florida Senator Greg Evers has died as a result of a car accident Monday night in his hometown of Baker in Okaloosa County. The single vehicle accident occurred on Griffith Mill Road. “The very preliminary information is that it appears Mr. Evers passed away sometime last night,” Lt. Eddie Elmore, public information officer […]

Change is coming at Holley Navarre Senior Center

Change is coming at Holley Navarre Senior Center

There has been a reshuffling of a large portion of the board at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center, and part of that shuffle has put Bill Slovenz as the interim president of the board. While Slovenz said he was surprised by the appointment, he said he is ready to bring a new attitude and new programming […]

Phelps brings the State Farm brand to Navarre

Phelps brings the State Farm brand to Navarre

Brad Phelps saw an opportunity to bring a State Farm office to Navarre and jumped on it. His office at 6929 Navarre Parkway opened Oct. 1 and has been going strong ever since. Phelps also works out of Pensacola at one of the most successful offices in the State Farm system. “It’s going great. We […]

Teachers win support in salary battle

Teachers win support in salary battle

As the first day of school approaches, negotiations of the master contract for compensation of Santa Rosa teachers and educational support staff continues — but progress was made July 10 toward a resolution. The special magistrate called in to resolve a four-month impasse between the Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE) teacher and staff union and […]

Attempted murder suspect arrested in Gulf Breeze

Attempted murder suspect arrested in Gulf Breeze

A July 14 traffic stop in Gulf Breeze led to the arrest of an attempted murder suspect. According to a sheriff’s office press release, a Santa Rosa County deputy stopped a vehicle speeding through Gulf Breeze on Highway 98 just before 6 a.m. During the course of the stop, the deputy identified the driver of […]

Bringing home the butterflies

Bringing home the butterflies

There are more than 180 species of butterfly that call Florida home. Forty of those species are either unique to the state or are found almost exclusively within its borders. Horticulturist Mary Derrick, county extension agent for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said butterflies are good to have around. Read […]

Safety concern leads to investigation at NAS Whiting Field

Safety concern leads to investigation at NAS Whiting Field

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is conducting an ongoing investigation at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, commencing this week, according to Navy public affairs officer Lt. Elizabeth Feaster. The investigation coincides with a maintenance inspection of all TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters belonging to Training Air Wing FIVE, a unit that conducts advanced flight training to […]

Young entrepreneurs bring refreshing summer relief

Young entrepreneurs bring refreshing summer relief

Did you ever set up a lemonade stand when you were a child? Throughout history, dating back more than 100 years, the front yard lemonade stand has been associated with a young child’s first business, earning their first dimes or quarters. Read the full article in the June 15 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

Latest tropical information

Latest tropical information

UPDATE 6/21 @ 9 A.M. Tropical Storm Cindy continues to inundate our area with rain. The threat for more heavy rain continues through tomorrow according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Beaman. The National Hurricane Center has Tropical Storm Cindy currently located 265 miles SSW of Morgan City, Louisiana and 325 miles SE of Galveston, […]

Golf course resident seeks relief from spray

Golf course resident seeks relief from spray

Holley Navarre Water System, owner of Hidden Creek Golf Club, is pushing at last known totals upwards of 300,000 gallons of effluent per day onto the course through the irrigation system. Recently, they expanded it with more sprinkler heads and in some cases installed them at the property line. Golf course resident, Ed Burke, said […]

FWC putting added emphasis on boating safety as holiday approaches

FWC putting added emphasis on boating safety as holiday approaches

With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, it is an appropriate time to highlight boating safety with National Safe Boating Week. Florida is known as the boating capital of the world, with nearly a million vessels registered across the state, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, along with the Coast Guard and other search […]

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