Praising God after the storm

Praising God after the storm

First Baptist Church of Navarre took a hard hit from Hurricane Sally Sept. 16. The powerful hurricane-force winds knocked the church steeple off the top of the building and blew the point through the walkway, rupturing the awning. The building not only experienced wind damage, but water damage as well. The church sanctuary was flooded, […]

Stories from the storm

Stories from the storm

Hurricane Sally, which looked like it was going to be Louisiana’s problem, ended up becoming Northwest Florida’s. The Category 2 storm crawled onshore west of Navarre early on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 16 flooding homes, roads and rivers with storm surge and, in many cases, around a foot of rain. At the worst of […]

Navarre boaters hope for world record

Navarre boaters hope for world record

Hundreds of patriotic boats filled the sound waters surrounding Navarre Bridge Sept. 5. to attempt breaking the world record for largest boat parade. The parade was organized by Tom Petska, Anne Ziegenhorn and Chandra Rich to bring the record back to the Unites States. “We want to bring the world record back to America and […]

Beaches to Woodlands brings back the fun!

Beaches to Woodlands brings back the fun!

The 17th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour is back and ready to kick-start fall in Santa Rosa County with many turn-of-the-season festivities. The Beaches to Woodland Tour is a showcase of fall focused events in Santa Rosa County to increase shoulder season visitation in Santa Rosa County. Shoulder season simply means the slower season for […]

Tropical Storm Laura heads towards Gulf

Tropical Storm Laura heads towards Gulf

UPDATE – Aug. 21 at 10:00 a.m. Tropical Depression Thirteen has strengthened and is now Tropical Storm Laura, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Laura gained tropical storm type intensity east of the Leeward Islands Friday morning, becoming the 12th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Laura crushes the record of the earliest […]

Marking the start of senior year

Marking the start of senior year

Gulf Breeze High School seniors flocked to the parking lot of their school Aug. 11 to claim their seniority and cover their personal asphalt parking spots in paints of all color and customized designs. Rising senior Jace Peterson was eager to commemorate the start of his final year by painting his “Lyrical Lemonade” parking spot, […]

Trust your most valuable asset to Andrew Knott Painting

Trust your most valuable asset to Andrew Knott Painting

Painting a house is no easy task. It takes patience, attention to detail, expertise and focus. Andrew Knott, owner of Andrew Knott Painting, brings all of these skills to the table when he has paint on his brush. “You wouldn’t have your doctor give you a haircut, so why have a handyman paint your most […]

Law enforcement, real estate associations pick their candidates

Law enforcement, real estate associations pick their candidates

The Florida Police Benevolent Association (FPBA), an organization that advocates for law enforcement issues, has endorsed three candidates for the upcoming Aug. 18 election in Santa Rosa County. The FPBA chose to support candidates because “we think these are the best choices for the community,” district representative for FPBA Alan Miller said. Read the full […]

Santa Rosa County coach Joe Austin loses battle with COVID-19

Santa Rosa County coach Joe Austin loses battle with COVID-19

Milton High School track and field coach Joe Austin passed away Sunday night, after his intensive battle with COVID-19. Austin was currently the Dean of Students at Martin Luther King Middle School in Milton and will be dearly missed by all his students and athletes. Known for his dedication and big heart for his students, […]

Publix to require face masks

Publix to require face masks

Starting July 21, Publix will require shoppers to wear face masks in all stores. “With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to grow and current CDC guidance indicating face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19, we believe requiring face coverings in our stores is another way we can do our part to help […]

Walmart announces required face masks at all stores

Walmart announces required face masks at all stores

Starting July 20, Walmart will require all customers to wear face masks while shopping. The nation’s largest retailer, which has more than 5,000 stores nationwide, made an announcement Wednesday requiring masks at all Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to limit the spread of COVID-19. “To best serve our communities and protect the health and safety […]

Young entrepreneur creates wooden pens for missions

Young entrepreneur creates wooden pens for missions

It’s not everyday that a 14-year old owns his own business and donates a portion of his profits to mission trips to Belize and Nicaragua.Elisha Jackson is a Navarre native and entrepreneur with a passion for crafting wooden pens. It all started when Elisha wanted to help his older brother Elijah raise money for his […]

Solar company helps local family

Solar company helps local family

The Atlantic Key Energy (AKE) team changed into their work clothes Saturday and got their hands dirty, literally. The area managers and sales team traded in their clipboards for some work gloves to help revamp the home of Marsha Shealey, a single mom to four children and a teacher at Navarre High School. “This was […]

Drive-by party celebrates eighth graders

Drive-by party celebrates eighth graders

Graduating eighth grade and entering high school is a milestone worth commemorating, worldwide pandemic or not. Faculty and staff of Holley Navarre Middle School (HNMS) decided to send the eighth-grade class off with a bang Thursday night.   Read the full article in the June 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options –or […]

Getting creative during quarantine

Getting creative during quarantine

What do four retirees and one temporarily out of work millennial do to entertain themselves while quarantined in a house for a couple of months together? Paint recycled hubcaps and garden pots, of course. During the social distancing era we are living in, this has become a personal project for Dana Kopp and his wife […]

Finding joy with a social-distancing bike play date

Finding joy with a social-distancing bike play date

Social distancing is not an easy thing to do, especially if a family has young children who crave friendships and play dates every day. Amanda and Andrew Mitchell find it vital for their daughters Ava, 6, and Ali, 3, to get outside and get some fresh air during this time of quarantine.     Read […]

Bringing out the best in us

Bringing out the best in us

During this challenging time of turbulence, it can be easy for people to lose hope and dwell on the negative of this COVID-19 pandemic. However, another option is to shift our focus and concentrate on the good that is happening all around us amidst all the challenges of instability. Here are just a few ways […]

Miss NHS Pageant now features a Mr. category

Miss NHS Pageant now features a Mr. category

For the first time ever, the Miss NHS Pageant added a mister to the competition. Guys were given their own category this year, for a chance to shine in the spotlight at Navarre High School. On Feb. 13 the school hosted the annual pageant in which students show off their spirit and compete for the […]

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

Callen McLane couldn’t stop smiling when he received his first set of wheels Friday afternoon. The 8-year-old boy, who has cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, received the best Valentine’s Day gift of all time when he was presented a child-sized Jeep on the Fort Walton Beach campus of The University of West Florida (UWF). Callen received […]