Recycling services halted; county working new contract

Recycling services halted; county working new contract

Recycling for Santa Rosa County has come to a temporary stop because of a cancellation of services by Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, the county’s hauler for recyclables. While the county’s waste collection franchises, Waste Pro in south county and ECUA in the north end, will still collect recyclables, they will be taken to Central Landfill […]

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Wendy Williams was a critical care nurse for 25 years and a medical device rep for Boston Scientific for 15 years. In fact, it was her job as a rep selling pacemakers and defibrillators that brought her to Florida. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Concerns raised over bills to limit public records access

Concerns raised over bills to limit public records access

Several bills put forward in the Florida House and Senate have caught the attention of public records advocates. The biggest bill of concern at the start of session was SB 186 (with companion HB 7017 in the House) which exempts photographs, video and audio recordings of mass killings from public records law. Read the full […]

State Farm sponsoring Road Ranger program in Northwest Florida

State Farm sponsoring Road Ranger program in Northwest Florida

Northwest Florida will now benefit from the Road Ranger program. The Florida Department of Transportation announced State Farm will sponsor the service patrol in this part of the Sunshine State. Read the full article in the Feb. 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a […]

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Ronnie Ard of Navarre knew he was at risk. His father had colon cancer. The Eglin Range Patrol officer also knew that the risk of this type of cancer goes up after age 50. And he knew that a colonoscopy would allow doctors to determine whether he had the disease. Read the full article in […]

Slithering scales and smiles

Slithering scales and smiles

Reno’s Reptiles stole the show at Reptiday at the Navarre Conference Center Saturday.                         As seen in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for 30 […]

Correction: Deputy responds to complaint of drunk driver

Correction: Deputy responds to complaint of drunk driver

Correction: In the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press, we published an incident report involving a subject named Amanda Jean Phillips. All information obtained from the report was extracted for a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. We later learned the arrest report had incorrect information, which included the wrong address. We have since […]

Holley Navarre Water System: Past, present, future

Holley Navarre Water System: Past, present, future

As the election of four new members to the Holley Navarre Water System’s board of directors draws near, discussions of the utility have flared on social media, in conversations and even in the Board of County Commissioners’ chambers. The candidates chosen Jan. 15 will act as the leadership entity for a water system that serves […]

BOLD ACT closer to playing vital role in fight against Alzheimer’s

BOLD ACT closer to playing vital role in fight against Alzheimer’s

Michelle Branham is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. And her excitement level is high this week after what took place in the United States Senate last week. The Senate passed the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (BOLD). Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of […]

County Legislative Delegation sets public hearing

County Legislative Delegation sets public hearing

The Santa Rosa County Legislative Delegation, consisting of Sen. Doug Broxson, Rep. Alex Andrade and Rep. Jayer Williamson, will hold a public hearing Wednesday, Dec. 19 in the Santa Rosa County Commissioner Chambers from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The delegation will consider local bills, hear presentations from government entities and take public testimony on […]

Tips to prevent winter chill from stoking power bill

Tips to prevent winter chill from stoking power bill

As temperatures drop below 40 degrees, many Navarre homeowners are cranking up the heat. But adjusting the thermostat by just one degree up or down can affect the monthly power bill of residential customers by 4 percent on average, according to University of Florida senior lecturer Wendell Porter. Read the full article in the Dec. […]

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Three fires in two days left 11 families in the Midway area out of their homes over Thanksgiving, but community members have come forward to assist them, said Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg. “It was not a great Thanksgiving for our community,” he said. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of […]

Election results for Santa Rosa County

Election results for Santa Rosa County

With a resounding voice at the polls, more than 57 percent of registered voters in Santa Rosa County cast their ballot in the 2018 mid-term election. In the U.S. Senate race, Rick Scott (Rep) received an overwhelming 74.5 percent of the vote over Bill Nelson (Dem), while in the state overall Scott had a slim […]

Taxing power for sheriff is coming

Taxing power for sheriff is coming

Santa Rosa Sheriff Bob Johnson has long had the Midas touch when asking county commissioners to boost his budget, but soon they intend to have him send much of his ever-increasing annual bill straight to taxpayers. “The idea is for the sheriff to become a taxing authority all his own, similar to the school district,” […]

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. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Navarre community united in relief efforts

Hurricane Michael had eyes on the northern Gulf Coast before it even entered the Gulf of Mexico. And for a while, Navarre was in the cross-hairs of the impending landfall. We watched and waited. Then we nervously watched and waited. All the while the forecasters were predicting what seemed like an impossible turn to the […]

95 percent of electricity to be restored by Oct. 24

95 percent of electricity to be restored by Oct. 24

Gulf Power announces that by midnight, Oct. 24, fourteen days after landfall of Hurricane Michael, 95 percent of all Gulf Power customers who can accept electric service should be restored.Customers in several areas will be restored sooner. Over the last 24 hours, more than 21,000 Gulf Power customers have been restored. “Hurricane Michael was an […]

HURRICANE UPDATE: Hurricane Michael dangerous Cat 4

HURRICANE UPDATE: Hurricane Michael dangerous Cat 4

UPDATE: As of 10/10 at 6:30 a.m. Hurricane Michael is now a very dangerous Cat 4 storm with maximum sustained winds at 140 mph and higher gusts at the center. On its present forecast track the storm is set to landfall somewhere near Panama City. Currently the hurricane is moving toward the north at 13 […]

1 SOW commander looking at transportation issues

1 SOW commander looking at transportation issues

During a media roundtable Friday morning, Col. Michael Conley, the new commander of 1 SOW (Special Operations Wing), sat down to discuss local issues impacting his airmen and the community. Highway 98 traffic and keeping his airmen mentally and physically ready led the way. His social media skills – not so much. Read the full […]

Unassuming hero helps deputy escape overturned car

Unassuming hero helps deputy escape overturned car

It was a Friday to remember for Santa Rosa County Deputy Stephen Clark. He was headed west on Highway 98 in his cruiser, a Dodge Charger, Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. A car driven by Richard Mihailovic of Navarre had pulled into an eastbound turn lane and was approaching the median break. Read the full […]

Dogs and babies growing together

Dogs and babies growing together

Bringing a new little one home from the hospital is an exciting time for parents but for the dogs in your house it can be overwhelming. New sights, sounds, smells and movements can make for a confused and even frightened dog. But there are things parents can do to set the stage for a lifelong […]

School bus driver arrested for child pornography

School bus driver arrested for child pornography

In the wake of the arrest of a Santa Rosa County school bus driver last week on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office is launching an internal Supervisory Inquiry into why it took so long to secure an arrest warrant for the man. Kenneth Dean Webb Jr., age 60, […]

Tropical Storm Warning in effect – UPDATED Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.

Tropical Storm Warning in effect – UPDATED Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.

UPDATE As of 9-4 8:30 a.m. Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move toward the northern Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm warnings remain in effect for our area along with a Storm Surge Watch. Gordon is expected to make landfall later this evening along the lower Mississippi valley as a Category 1 hurricane. Gordon is expected to […]

Jefferson strives to make a difference in the lives of others

Jefferson strives to make a difference in the lives of others

AJ Jefferson is like a lot of us. He’s had his challenging moments, dealing with the ups and downs that come with the roller coaster of life. The journey has led him to a life in the ministry. Jefferson is a pastor at Saving Grace Church of God in Christ in Navarre. Read the full […]

Tropical moisture sticking around for weekend

Tropical moisture sticking around for weekend

Two tropical waves will continue to impact our area throughout the Labor Day weekend and into next week. Da’vel Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile says neither wave is expected to develop into any kind of tropical storm, but residents should be mindful of the rain and rip currents. The moisture […]

Candidate Dave Piech unseats incumbent in District 4 County Commission race

Candidate Dave Piech unseats incumbent in District 4 County Commission race

In a stunning 26.26 percent turnout of voters in the Primary Election, Navarre resident and retired Air Force Colonel Dave Piech was elected to the seat of District 4 County Commissioner, upsetting the incumbent Rob Williamson by a 25.36 percent margin. Of the 34,623 ballots cast, 20,236 voted for Piech. Piech’s campaign lagged behind in […]

Former Little League stars recall memories of their playing days in the 1950s

Former Little League stars recall memories of their playing days in the 1950s

Cell phones didn’t exist. Computers and high-tech video games didn’t either. Television access was limited, with just under 65 percent of the homes in America having one at the time. Children of that era had to find something else to do with their free time and baseball, entrenched as the nation’s pastime back then, was […]

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