Cajun restaurant slated for vacant beach spot

Cajun restaurant slated for vacant beach spot

The restaurant at the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge will be vacant no longer as restauranting brothers Carl and Cory Broussard announced Friday they will be opening Broussard’s Bayou Grill and Cajun Specialty Meats to the site. This casual dining concept will call 8649 Gulf Blvd. home as within a few weeks according to a […]

New pastor brings love to Navarre United Methodist

New pastor brings love to Navarre United Methodist

Talk to Alan McBride, the new senior pastor for Navarre United Methodist Church (NUMC), for any length of time and a couple things become apparent. The first is his more than 10 years of college education including bachelor’s degrees in both history and English and a doctor of ministry. This is evidenced by his extensive […]

Training prepares first responders for the worst

Training prepares first responders for the worst

The hallway is quiet and dark except for the rasping breath and hushed whimpers of the shooting victims inside. They are waiting for rescue in the wake of the unthinkable. Suddenly flashlights illuminate the hallway as Santa Rosa sheriff’s deputies, tailed by a team of Midway Fire District firefighters, rush to their aid. The team […]

Lighthouse founder follows calling

Lighthouse founder follows calling

In the wake of hurricane Ivan, many homes and businesses were destroyed. For Joanna Johannes, returning in the wake of the storm with her small children was devastating, she said. She had just moved to Gulf Breeze two years prior, and the storm had totaled her house. “It took everything,” she said. Read the full […]

Unlikely guest checks into wildlife refuge

Unlikely guest checks into wildlife refuge

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge has an unusual guest in its care: a red-footed booby. Unlike the refuge’s usual residents, this strangely named bird is by no means native to the area. As the name suggests, these birds have scarlet feet similar to those of a duck, long white wings and a bright blue beak […]

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

Even as talk of a new school in Navarre turns to action, a new high school facility could still be a decade away despite near maximum capacity projections, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said. Wyrosdick presented the student population growth and capacity data to the Navarre Area Board of Realtors July 12 during their monthly luncheon at […]

Rocky D’s BBQ cleared by county zoning board

Rocky D’s BBQ cleared by county zoning board

Visitors to Navarre Beach will be able to get some barbecue with their snow cones after the county zoning board cleared Rocky D’s BBQ to continue operations. The travel trailer restaurant located at 8460 Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach fell under scrutiny earlier this year for violating several county zoning ordinances including being within less […]

Schroeder talks management

Schroeder talks management

People are the most important asset in a company, but they are also the most time-consuming part of a manager’s work. And managers get little to no training. On average management personnel receive between six and 12 minutes of training every six months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the disconnect, said […]

State of business in Santa Rosa County

State of business in Santa Rosa County

As the population of Santa Rosa County grows, especially in communities south of I-10, the economy grows too. New residents come with new buying potential and offer a growing workforce. Santa Rosa’s Economic Development Director Shannon Ogletree said the county is looking to capitalize on that growth by drawing in new industry. Read the full […]

Man attempts robbery at Family Dollar

Man attempts robbery at Family Dollar

Santa Rosa sheriff’s deputies responded Thursday evening to an attempted robbery at the Family Dollar store in Navarre. At approximately 8 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call in reference to a robbery at Family Dollar located at 6899 Navarre Parkway. According to a sheriff’s office press release, the caller stated a black male […]

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