Author: Sandi Kemp

Out and About

Usually, January is a slow time for news but this year has certainly proved to be unusual.

Everyone’s keeping a close eye on Pensacola Bay Bridge reconstruction. If repairs continue on schedule, we’re only about two months away from returning to normalcy.

Continue reading

Out and About

As you will read in this week’s edition, county officials started out the year with some fireworks.

The fallout from the firing of attorney Roy Andrews late last year continues to be a hot topic with some county officials, while others seem ready to move on.

Continue reading

gas station

Proposed gas station not well received by some

The property that currently houses the Navarre branch of ERA American Realty at 8006 Navarre Pkwy. is slated to become a gas station and convenience store if the owner can procure a variance for the underground storage of gas tanks.

The zoning board will hear the request for variance by the applicant Plaza Street Partners, LLC who will be represented by Tiffany Lehman of Neikirk Engineering at the Feb. 11 zoning board meeting.

Continue reading

Out and About

I started writing my column about the lessons I’ve learned from cleaning out my office, including filing cabinets after 20 years of accumulating “stuff,” but I’ve decided that will be more appropriate for the new year.

Let’s just say halfway through I thought about calling the whole thing off.

Continue reading

Out and About

We had a big weekend in Navarre with the annual the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation Jingle Bell Run, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park.

Continue reading

Out and About

The area lost one of its founding members this week when Ira Mae Bruce passed away.

Her family had been in the area since the 1800s, and she served on multiple boards, including the Board of County Commissioners, where she was the first female elected to that position and only one of two. Seems to me there needs to be a third or fourth but not because of their gender.

Continue reading

Out and About

The one thing every business needs is customers, and they are in short supply in Gulf Breeze. Editor Wendy Victora Rudman spent time there last week and talked to a number of business owners struggling to survive. They are not asking for charity, just business. Do it for yourself, not them. It is important to Santa Rosa County and to all of us that we remain vital before and after the bridge reopens.

Continue reading


  • 7502 Harvest Village Ct
    Navarre, FL 32566

  • Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


© Copyright 2016-2026 Sandpaper Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service

error: Content is protected !!